New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1901.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Two volumes, continuously numbered, xxvii, 383 pp, indexed. Complete with 39 color plates from paintings of landscapes, birds, mammals, and flowers, 76 photogravure plates and 4 maps (2 on one folding plate). Original green cloth stamped in gilt. Some edgewear and fraying; hinges starting, staining and chipping to title page of Volume I, a few private library markings; text and plates clean and bright. Organized and financed by railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman, the Harriman Alaska Expedition included 25 scientists and naturalists, as well as sizeable team of photographers and artists, among them Edward Curtis, Frank Dellenbaugh, and Louis Agassiz Fuertes. During the summer of 1899, the party cruised the waters off southeastern and southern Alaska and the eastern Aleutians, making numerous stops for scientific investigation and collecting. The Narrative, which recounts the party's transcontinental train journey and voyage from Seattle via the Inside Passage (with descriptions of the scenery, glaciers, villages, native people, and fauna and flora), was written by Burroughs. Muir authored the section on glaciers, Grinnell wrote about the natives of the Alaska coast region, and Dall provided a history of exploration in Alaska. Arctic Bib. 2544; 6676; Wickersham 4013; Kimes 229.