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Alaska, Its Southern Coast And The Sitkan Archipelago. by  E. Ruhamah. Scidmore

Alaska, Its Southern Coast And The Sitkan Archipelago.

by E. Ruhamah. Scidmore

First edition. 12mo. Pictorial wrappers, viii [blank], 333 pp., [blank], plus index [vi pp.], frontis [double map], preface, illustrated, index. Essentially the re-telling of a series of letters written by the author and published in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat during the summer of 1883, and in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and the New York Times during the summer of 1884. The purpose of this book is to provide wider coverage for this comparatively unknown territory with its matchless scenery and many attractions so that it may be better known. The map accompanying the book is a reduced section of the last general chart of Alaska published by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. Arctic Bibliography 15606 says "The author's letters to various newspapers on her two summer cruise in 1883-84, are assembled and amplified by reference to published information to form an informative tourist guide to the region." Some light old water stains to front cover, else very good, tight copy. WICKERSHAM 3968. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 15606.

Inventory Number: 31796

$375.00