Touring Alaska and the Yellowstone. GLACIER BAY, Charles M. Taylor, Jr.

Touring Alaska and the Yellowstone

Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., [1901].

Hardcover. Very good. 8vo, 388 pp + publisher's ads, extensively illustrated with photos by the author. Pictorial green cloth with mountain scene in white and blue; top edge gilt. Spine lettering rubbed away, otherwise a very nice copy, with minor rubbing to extremities. Paper over front hinge split, but binding quite sound, text clean, partially unopened. Taylor traveled from Montreal through the Canadian Rockies to Alaska, and then to Yellowstone on the return trip. The Alaska portion of his travels included a cruise through Glacier Bay, and he describes the landscape, navigation of ice floes, and wildlife in some detail. He was particularly enthralled by Muir Glacier, "a stupendous spectacle, exhibiting every variety of form, exquisite in coloring, massive and terrible in its slow but irresistable progress to the sea....a giant among the giants." Muir Glacier has remained a popular stop for tourists, but unfortunately is no longer as spectacular as it was in Taylor's day, having receded more than seven miles and thinned by more than 875 yards since 1941. Smith 10139; Wickersham 3985.

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Price: $85.00

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