Douglas, Robert Dick. In the land of the Thunder Mountains; adventures with Father Hubbard among the volcanoes of Alaska. 1932. First Edition. New York, Brewer, Warren and Putnam. 160 pages, photographs, map. [keywords: Bernard Rosecrans Hubbard; Alaska--Description and travel; Aniakchak Crater. Alaska]. Very scarce book! Very good, no dust jacket. Owner's name written inside. [shelf locator: Alaska Bookcase]  $150.00 plus $6 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra) for this book. To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com





Harriman Alaska Expedition


 Volumes one & two, by John Muir, John Burroughs, George Bird Grinnell, etc. 
Doubleday & Co, 1901.
85 photogravure plates (45 by Edward S. Curtis).
39 color plates, 5 maps, 12 chromolithographed plates,
25 coliotype plates and 200 illustrations.
Calling card gift inscription of Mrs. James Roosevelt
mounted inside (Delano Roosevelt's mother).

[shelf locator: Harriman Bookcase]

Very good. $950 plus $10.00 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra) for this book.
To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Books for sale: Harriman Alaska Expedition volumes 1
              & 2, John Muir, John Burroughs, etc.
Books for sale: Harriman Alaska Expedition volumes 1
              & 2, John Muir, John Burroughs, etc.
Books for sale: Harriman Alaska Expedition volumes 1
              & 2, John Muir, John Burroughs, etc.
Books for sale: Harriman Alaska Expedition volumes 1
              & 2, John Muir, John Burroughs, etc.
Books for sale: Harriman Alaska Expedition volumes 1
              & 2, John Muir, John Burroughs, etc.
Books for sale: Harriman Alaska Expedition volumes 1
              & 2, John Muir, John Burroughs, etc.
Books for sale: Harriman Alaska Expedition volumes 1
              & 2, John Muir, John Burroughs, etc.
Books for sale: Harriman Alaska Expedition volumes 1
              & 2, John Muir, John Burroughs, etc.
Books for sale: Harriman Alaska Expedition volumes 1
              & 2, John Muir, John Burroughs, etc.







Nelson, Edward W. A
              Sledge Journey in the Delta of the Yukon, Northern
              Alaska.
Nelson, Edward W. A Sledge Journey in the Delta of
              the Yukon, Northern Alaska.

Edward W. Nelson expedition in 1878-1879


Nelson, Edward W.  1882.  A Sledge Journey in the Delta of the Yukon, Northern Alaska. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, new series, 4:667-681. The complete issue.

Nelson describes sledging, Yup'ik hospitality when staying at villages, trading for ivory artifacts, frightened children who had never seen a white man, Russian & Creole fur traders, etc.

Includes the folding map in fine condition, no tears or mis-folds. About 30 cm x 30 cm. This very important map is the first detailed map of the region, showing 100 Yup'ik place names, and the route travelled,

[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Yukon River #5, Lower Yukon]

Very good. SOLD




One of the Great Rarities of Alaskan Literature!

Pierce, W. H. Thirteen Years of Travel and Exploration in Alaska. 1890. First edition. Good, hardcover, cloth is worn & spotted. Pencil note on title page attributes this work to another named author. [shelf locator: Glass Case]  for price & availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com 












Raymond, Captain Charles W. 
Report of a reconnaissance of the Yukon river, Alaska territory, July to September, 1869. Washington, 1871. [42d Cong., 1st Sess. Senate Ex. Doc. 12]. 113pages. 8vo. Calls for a map but these were never issued with a map. Rebound in cloth with a leather spine label. Wickersham 7782. "1869, General Halleck asked Engineer Alexander for the temporary services of one of his San Francisco officers. Alexander selected Capt. Charles W. Raymond directing him to report to the general 'for the purpose of going to Fort Yukon and ascertaining the latitude and longitude of that place.' The Hudson's Bay Company had established the fort on the Yukon River about 1850. After the purchase of Alaska, American authorities began to doubt Britain's claim to the post, suspecting it stood on Alaskan territory. Captain Raymond departed San Francisco in April and arrived at Fort Yukon by steamboat in July. He carried out the survey, determined that the fort had been erected in Alaska, raised the United States flag, and ordered the employees of the Honorable Company to depart". A very important and very scarce early report on Alaska exploration. [keywords: Exploring expeditions; United States Army, Corps of Engineers; Charles Walker Raymond, 1842-1913].  SOLD. But I may have another (not bound exactly as this one was). If interested, email dick@AlaskaWanted.com 
For sale: REPORT OF A RECONNAISSANCE OF THE YUKON
              RIVER.
For sale: REPORT OF A RECONNAISSANCE OF THE YUKON
              RIVER





For sale: Nice copy of Through The Yuk.on And Alaska
              by Thomas A. Rickard
Through the Yukon and Alaska
by
T.A. Rickard


  "Through the Yukon and Alaska", by T. A. Rickard. First edition.
Published in 1909 by the Mining and Scientific Press, San Francisco.
An account of the Rickard's journey through Alaska & the Yukon Territory in 1908.
A couple of hundred photographs. 6 x 9 inches, 392 pages, index.
Bound in blue cloth with white lettering and decorations.

“For years travel writers have scribbled away in their attempts to portray Alaska. The results have been as varied as the people who steamed up the Inland Passage or to Saint Michael and up the Yukon River. Many tall tales and trivia have filled notebooks, and Alaskans reading the results have often been pained by the exaggerations and outright falsehoods. It must be remembered that it is difficult to encounter the vastness and variety of Alaska and describe them accurately. Yet some have managed to do so. T. A. Rickard, geologist. mining engineer, and editor, visited Alaska's important mining areas in the summer of 1908. His description of Alaska miners and their difficulties in Through the Yukon and Alaska (1909) is sympathetic and perceptive; he understood the appeal the country had for those who wrested a living from its soil. The charm of the land lay in its vastness, its freedom from restraints, and its uncomplicated life.” from: Alaska: A History of the 49th State By Claus-M Naske, Herman E. Slotnick, page 331.

Very good+ copy.  Light bumping of the upper spine and minor wear on the covers.
 $250. plus $6.00 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra) for this book.
To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
For sale: Nice copy of Through The Yuk.on And Alaska
              by Thomas A. Rickard.


For sale: Nice copy of Through The Yuk.on And
              Alaska by Thomas A. Rickard.




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