Report Natural History Collections Alaska 1877 -1881 Color Plates Birds Fish

Report Upon Natural History Collections Made in Alaska Between the Years 1877 and 1881 by Nelson, Edward W.; Henshaw, Henry W. (editor); True, F.W.; Bean, Tarleton H.; Edwards, W.H. 1st edition 13985

Author: Nelson, Edward W.; Henshaw, Henry W. (editor); True, F.W.; Bean, Tarleton H.; Edwards, W.H.

Title: Report Upon Natural History Collections Made in Alaska Between the Years 1877 and 1881

Published: Washington DC; Government Printing Office, 1887

Signed by Author: No

First Edition: Yes

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very good

Description: No. III, Arctic Series of Publications Issues in Connection with the Signal Service, U.S. Army. 337 pp, with index and 21 plates (12 chromolithographs of birds; 11 black and white engravings of fish). 9.25 x 11.75 inches, in original black cloth. Moderate edgewear, a few small stains to boards, cloth frayed at spine ends and along the joints. Binding sound, text, endpapers, and plates clean. Nelson provides a brief account of his activities while stationed in St. Michael, Norton Sound on behalf of the U.S. Signal Service and the Smithsonian Institution, including description of his sledge trips in the Yukon delta and West Alaskan regions and a visit to St. Lawrence Island (Arctic Bibliography 12183). Also includes articles on the birds, mammals, fishes,

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