Harriman Alaska Expedition, 1901-1914, complete in 13 volumes

By Meriam, C. Hart (editor)

SKU# 18356

$ 5,250.00

Pp. (vol. I): xxxvii, 1-183; (vol. II): (vi), 185-383; (vol. III): xii, 1-231; (vol. IV): x, 1-173; (vol. V): ix, 1-424; (vol. VI): (not published); (vol. VII): (not published); (vol. VIII): ix, 1-238; (vol. IX): ix, 1-284; (vol. X): x, 1-337; (vol. XI): xii, 1-251; (vol. XII): xiv, 1-355; (vol. XIII): xii, 1-250; (vol. XIV, part 1): xii, 1-408; (vol. XIV, part 2): 1-220; with 452 plates including one tinted lithograph, 2 lithographs printed in two colors, 55 chromolithographs), and 10 chromolithographic maps (5 are folding), 750+ text-figures.  Publisher’s original dark-green ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt with gilt vignettes on the covers featuring a walrus or the Smithsonian seal), sm 4to.  In 1899, wealthy railroad magnate Edward Harriman arranged for a maritime expedition to Alaska.  Harriman brought with him an elite team of scientists, artists, photographers, and naturalists to explore and document the Alaskan coast.  Some notable participants are William Brewer, naturalist; John Muir, naturalist; William Dall, paleontologist, Frederick Coville, botanist; William Trelease, botanist; Daniel Elliot, zoologist; Clinton Hart Merriam, zoologist; A. K. Fisher, ornithologist; Charles Keeler, ornithologist; Robert Ridgway, ornithologist; Benjamin Emerson, geologist; Grove Karl Gilbert, geologist; Edward Curtis, photographer; Frederick Dellenbaugh, artist; Louis Agassiz Fuertes, bird artist, and writers George Bird Grinnell and John Burroughs.  The following volumes resulted: Vol I: Narrative, Glaciers, Natives; Vol II: History, Geography, Resources; Vol III: Glaciers and Glaciation; Vol IV: Geology and Paleontology; Vol V: Cryptogamic Botany; Vol. VI and VII on Mammals by Merriam were never published; Vol VIII: Insects, Part 1; Vol IX: Insects, Part 2; Vol X: Crustaceans; Vol XI: Nemerteans, Bryozoans; Vol XII: Enchytraeids, Tubicolous Annelids; Vol XIII: Land and Fresh Water Mollusks; Vol XIV in 2 parts: Starfishes of the North Pacific Coast.

Publisher Doubleday + Smithsonian
Publisher Place New York + Washington DC
Date Published 1901 + 1910-1914
Date Published Estimated No
Edition Doubleday edition + Smithsonian edition
Number of Volumes 13
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Private ownership signatures or bookplates in three volumes only, a few corners with slight bumps; a uniformly bright and clean set in near fine to fine condition.
Limited Edition