Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo, 325 pp, with many plates from photographs. In original green cloth binding, which shows minor rubbing to extremities, a little fraying of the cloth at the head of the spine. Binding tight, text clean, previous owner's name on front endpaper. Beginning in August 1899, the Nunivak operated as a revenue and patrol boat to serve the large population brought to the Yukon Valley by the gold rush. Its crew had the primary responsibility of enforcing customs and navigation regulations on the Yukon River and a secondary mission to enforce the laws of the United States and render assistance (such as providing medical aid) where needed. This work includes a narrative describing the vessel and notable incidents during two years of service; general information about the Yukon Valley regions; information on mines and mining; ethnological notes; and a report by B.H, Camden on a reconnaissance of the Koyukuk River. Appendices include a comparative vocabulary of the Eskimo and Ingalik tribes, notes on natural history, a meteorological record, and a list of vessels engaged in commerce. Arctic Bib. 18403; Wickersham 7607.