A Chronological History of the Discovery of the Aleutian Islands or The Exploits of Russian Merchants, with a Supplement of Historical Data on the Fur Trade

A Chronological History of the Discovery of the Aleutian Islands or The Exploits of Russian Merchants, with a Supplement of Historical Data on the Fur Trade

Kingston, ON: Limestone Press, 1974.

Hardcover. Very Good. Krenov, Dmitri (Translator); Pierce, Richard A. (ed). x, 127 pp + illustrations, maps; indexed. Light spotting to edges of text block, bumped top corners; contents clean. Materials for the study of Alaska History, No. 5. Reprint of a classic of Alaskan history first published in St. Petersburg in 1923. "Berkh visited Russian America when the Russian colonies were in their formative stage, met the famed Chief Manager, Aleksander Baronov, and talked to veteran seafarers, hunters, and merchants of the old times. His account helped to acquaint the public of his day with the exploration and early commercial exploitation of the Aleutian Islands and adds significant facts to our store of information about the period, some from sources now lost" (Introduction).

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