New York: Doubleday, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Small 4to. xxxvi, , 183; , 185-383 pp. With photographs with tissue guards throughout (45 by Edward Curtis), 39 color plates with tissue guards; in-text illustrations, and 5 maps (1 fold-out showing routes of Alaska and the United States). Includes list of members of the expedition. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering, ruling & decoration; TEG. Minor wear to extremities; light silverfishing along front joints; some loss of gilt to upper page edges) else a near fine set. Item #18987
In 1899, wealthy railroad magnate Edward Harriman arranged for a maritime expedition to Alaska. Harriman brought with him an elite community of scientists, artists, photographers, and naturalists to explore and document the Alaskan coast. The Harriman Alaska expedition explored the coast of Alaska for two months, from Seattle to Siberia and back again.