The Wonders of Alaska.
San Francisco, CA: The Bancroft Library, 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Richly illustrated with maps, plates from photographs, and two blueprints of ship plans. A rather unususal Alaska book, a journey from Seattle to Vancouver Island and then inland. Touches on climbing glaciers, natural resources, wildlife and Native Americans (material culture, language, and social structure). Includes an illustrated chapter on mirage cities, which various travelers claimed to see cities hovering above the glaciers and/ir submerged in Glacier Bay/ Uncommon generally, very scarce in as fine condition as found here. Very Good+. Light shelf/edge wear, one tip just starting through, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Black ink lettering, gilt decorative elements, printed endpages, frontispiece. 8vo. 152pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #10456