Bellingham, WA: Privately Printed, 1933. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition, Limited to 500 copies, INSCRIBED & dated by the author. 8vo. 419 pp. Index. Dark blue cloth with pictorial illustration to front board, cream marbled endpapers in scarce publisher's illustrated dustjacket. A very good copy in near fine dustjacket (light wear to extremeties). Item #17076
Shiels' well researched work begins in 1867 with the transfer of Russia to the United States and continues to the date of publication. Much on mining, fisheries, telegraph, geology, gold, river travel and much more. Includes the speech of Honorable Charles Sumner on the cession of Russian America to the United States.