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Travel, Geography & Exploration:United States:Alaska

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...<b>In the Shadow of  Mount McKinley  </b><br>, Beach, William N.
1 Beach, William N. ...In the Shadow of Mount McKinley

New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931.
 Limited edition of 750.
 pp. [2], xiii, [1]; 9.5 inches tall. [Alaska a bibliography, 452] 
From the Preface: "The pages that follow are but a chronicle of my various wanderings on the north side of the Alaskan Range within the shadows of the great mountain, McKinley. It is one of the choice sections of that marvelous garden spot of the North American continent, Alaska. A large part of this country may be reached today without undue exertion, and it is my hope that those who read these pages may become sufficiently interested to go and see the wonders and beauties that await there."

Limited Edition. This vintage Derrydale Press volume is a limited edition in a run of 750 copies. This volume features a tissue guarded color frontispiece and numerous photographic plates by the author. The text includes an introduction by Robert Sterling Yard and is illustrated with paintings by Carl Rungius.

Blue publisher's cloth with stamped titles in gilt with decoration of a caribou head with decorative colored map endpapers. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. The front endpaper is torn and partially lost. The pages are clean with slight age toning. The folding map and plates are intact and all present.
Price: 350.00 USD

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...<b>Chechahco and Sourdough. A Story of Alaska  </b><br>, Bone, Scott C.
2 Bone, Scott C. ...Chechahco and Sourdough. A Story of Alaska

1926 Western Publishers Inc. [Atascadero] California.
 First Edition – First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 2 preliminary leaves,[ii-x], 11-281 pages : plates, map ; 20 cm
 Illustrated with several plates and a map.
Bindings very tight and square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear. Hardcover in Dust Jacket. Dust Jacket in clear protective Mylar sleeve has light handling wear with small loss spine tips and some age toning to white of jacket , more-so on spine.

Blue cloth binding with black and purple stamping. White dust jacket replicates the binding design. Only flaw to note is a previous owner's stamp to the top of text block. The author was a former territorial governor.

Ref: Smith 944; Tourville, 74

Price: 100.00 USD

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…<b>Alaska The American Northland. Interamerican Geographical Readers.</b>, Gilman, Isabel Ambler
3 Gilman, Isabel Ambler Alaska The American Northland. Interamerican Geographical Readers.
Yonkers-on-Hudson: World Book Company, 1924 Hardcover.

A fictionalized text book of a trip from Seattle to the heart of Alaska . The purpose was to promote Alaska and its resources.

Richly illustrated with b/w photos. 343 pages with index. 7.5 inches tall.

Title page torn and repaired with tape that has now yellowed. Student’s name top front endpage. Text clean with toning. Moderate handling wear.

Price: 24.00 USD

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...<b> The Rainbow's End: Alaska </b>, Henderson, Alice Palmer
4 Henderson, Alice Palmer ... The Rainbow's End: Alaska
1898: Herbert S. Stone and Company, Chicago / New York. First Edition. HArdcover.
 Illustrated with photographic plates. 
Bound in blue cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine and covers. The book shows mild shelf wear, with some rubbing in the center of the covers. Bindings tight with a hint of a shelf lean. The text block is adorned with deckled edges. There is an institutional notation in ink in the top left corner of the front pastedown. An inscription by the previous owner is on the front flyleaf. The pages are clean with mild age toning. 296 pages. 7.75 inches tall.[Tourville, 2036]

Price: 275.00 USD

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...<b>Hello Alaska.</b>, Litchfield, Sarsh.
5 Litchfield, Sarsh. ...Hello Alaska.
Chicago: Albert Whitman & Company, 1951. Second Printing. Hardcover.
 Illustrations: Kurt Wiese 
Ex. Library. Bindings sound. Text clean but for library stamps/blacked out. Wear to edges.

Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b>Cross Creek.</b>, Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
6 Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan ...Cross Creek.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942 First Edition – First Printing, Scribner "A" present. Very Good Hardcover in a Very Good Dust Jacket. 
Green cloth covered boards With raised titles in silver gilt. Bindings tight and square. Previous owner's name on front paste-down under the dust jacket flap. Some sun-fade to the spine. Light even toning to clean text Jacket in protective Mylar sleeve is darkened at spine with light wear to spine tips and corners; price-clipped.

Price: 75.00 USD

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...<b>A Legacy of Arctic Art.</b>, Ray, Dorothy Jean
7 Ray, Dorothy Jean ...A Legacy of Arctic Art.
USA: University of Washington Press, 1996. 0295975180 / 9780295975184 Soft cover.
No flaws or blemishes but minimal retail shelf handling. Unused; Unread.

A catalog and memoir combining photographs, analytical descriptions, and the author's anecdotes about the artists represented in her collection of arctic art, now part of the University of Alaska's Museum. The catalog covers the spectrum of Eskimo painting, graphic art, basketry, wood carving, skin and cloth sewing, dolls, engraved ivory from 1866 
Price: 15.00 USD

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...<b> Here Is Alaska. </b><br>, Stefansson, Evelyn; Foreword by Vilhjalmur Stefansson
8 Stefansson, Evelyn; Foreword by Vilhjalmur Stefansson ... Here Is Alaska.

New York: Scribner, 1943. First Edition – First Printing. Scribner’s “A” present. [Alaska Biblio; 4299].
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Jacket and endpaper maps by Raymond Lufkin.
 4to; Map endpages, [16], 154, [2], index. 10.25 inches tall. Illustrated with b/w photographs by Frederick Machetanz and others.
An informative look at Alaska by the wife of a noted Arctic explorer.

Bindings Tight and Square. Text clean, light even toning. Light handling wear. Dust jacket is quite worn with loss top and bottom edges and most of spine. Protected and held by new Mylar sleeve.
Price: 49.95 USD

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...<b> The Muir Glacier. Alaska </b><br>, Wright, Frederick G.
9 Wright, Frederick G. ... The Muir Glacier. Alaska

Philadelphia: American Printing House, c1889.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Stapled wraps.
Society of Alaskan Natural History and Ethnology Bulletin No. 2 for the Society of Alaskan Natural History. c1889.

22 Pages, 4 pages of advertisement which includes the rear wrapper. maps.

Alaskan Bibliography [600]. Found only 15 copies located in Universities and National Libraries.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear.
Price: 100.00 USD

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...<b>Cradle of the Storms  </b><br>, [Alaska, Aleutian Islands] Hubbard, Bernard Rosecrans
10 [Alaska, Aleutian Islands] Hubbard, Bernard Rosecrans ...Cradle of the Storms

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1935.
 First Edition – Second Printing. [In the same month as the first printing, November]
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; xv, 285 p. 23 cm. 8.7/8 inches tall. appendix.
 Author signature under the frontispiece.
 Illustrated with photographic plates some double; sketches, maps, endmaps,
A Jesuit priest's narrative adventures of little-known Alaska as he traversed the glaciers and mountaintops on foot, by dogsled and airplane.

The author a renowned geologist at Santa Clara University travelled the Aleutian Islands and scaled the Aghileen Pinnacles. Finding a 25 mile wide “moon crater” ten-foot brown bears, travelling in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes; the first scientific recording of the birth of ice-burgs.

Bindings square and firm. Light handling wear. Dust jacket with price of $3.00 has toning and handling wear. Small loss at corners and spine tips.

Ref: LCon: 35024884 ; Tourville 363; The Geographical Journal, v88 n4 (19361001): 365-366
Price: 45.00 USD

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...<b>Uncle Sam’s Attic: The Intimate Story of Alaska</b>, [Alaska] Davis, Mary Lee.
11 [Alaska] Davis, Mary Lee. ...Uncle Sam’s Attic: The Intimate Story of Alaska
Boston: W.A. Wilde Company, 1930. First Edition Hardcover.
 Illustrated by the author's photographs. 
Dark blue cloth covered boards. Stamped gilt titles. Minimal handling wear. Bindings tight and square. Text clean; minor toning. Bump to center of fore-edge.
Dust jacket minor handling. Top edge shows minor wear. Small loss spine tips. Protected in Mylar sleeve.
xvi, 402 pages. 8.75 inches tall.

Price: 50.00 USD

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...<b>Handbook of Alaska: Its Resources, Products and Attractions in 1924  </b>, [Alaska] Greely, Adolphus W.
12 [Alaska] Greely, Adolphus W. ...Handbook of Alaska: Its Resources, Products and Attractions in 1924
New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1924 Third Edition Hardcover.

Third Edition. With new chapters on fisheries, Fur-farming, Fur Seals, Game, Gold-Mining, Petroleum and Coal, Railroads and Volcanoes.

Twenty-four photographic plates, 7 text maps, Lacking large folding color map from rear pocket.

Published originally in 1909, this edition has been practically rewritten and presents Alaska as it was in 1924.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Minor sun-darkening to the spine. Considered the best of the editions due to its completeness.
[Alaska Bibliography, 1840]

Price: 39.95 USD

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...<B>The Heart of Alaska: Fairbanks.</b>, [Author Unknown]
13 [Author Unknown] ...The Heart of Alaska: Fairbanks.
Little Rock, Ark.: Bott Advertising Agency, 1928 1st Edition Soft cover.

[24] pp. Illustrated from photographs. 20x13.6 cm. (8x5½"), original wrappers with map of Alaska on gilt background, lettering in black. Scarce promotional booklet OCLC/WorldCat locates only two copies, both in Alaska institutions.

Stapled bindings. Light handling wear. No flaws to note.
All pages with illustration. Includes: Points of Interest; Flowers; Hotel Facilities; The Richardson Trail; Alaska Railroad; Airplane Service; Steamboat; My McKinley; Big Game; Game Fishing; Gold; Coal; Agriculture; Fur Industry and more topics.

Price: 350.00 USD

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