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Alaska, Our Beautiful Northland Of Opportunity by Agnes Rush Burr

Alaska, Our Beautiful Northland Of Opportunity

by Agnes Rush Burr

Publication: The Page Company, 1919, Boston

First edition, second impression. 4to. Original brown pictorial cloth, pictorial front and rear endpapers, titles stamped in gilt on the front cover and spine, top page edges gilt, xii, 428 pp., preface, illustrated with more than 50 illustrations with six in color, map, bibliography, index. A description of its rivers, mountains, glaciers, volcanoes, and other beautiful and unusual scenic features; its Indians, their primitive costumes and present development; its romantic early history when Russian, Spanish, and other Nations sought its wealth; the gold rush days; and its present progress and bright future. “Alaska is a land of beautiful scenery and of almost inexhaustible resources. It is a land with a romantic history, and a land of interesting people, whether these be the sturdy pioneers and their descendants with their tales of early days, the Indians, and the rapid progress they are making on their march toward civilization or the prospector with pack on back on his tireless quest for gold.” Alaska is about 1/5th the size of the rest of the United States. Interior front hinge a bit loose, light wear to head of spine, else a very good, tight and internally clean copy without dust jacket, as issued.

Inventory Number: 48048