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ROSSE, Irving C. (1883.)

£650.00  [First Edition]

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in Alaska and the N. W. Arctic Ocean in 1881. Medical and Anthropological Notes on Alaska. First edition. 3 heliotypes, 5 chromo & 4 tinted lithographs, with further illustrations in the text. Small folio. Original cloth, title stamped in gilt on upper board, extremities lightly worn. 120pp. Washington, Goverment Printing Office,

In addition to Rosse's Medical and Anthropological Notes which provide an interesting insight into the native people of Alaska, as viewed in the late nineteenth century, there are two further pieces which make up this work: Botanical Notes on Alaska by John Muir and Birds of Bering Sea and the Arctic Ocean by E.W. Nelson. The latter being particularly well illustrated with four coloured ornithological lithographs, the fifth being an anthroplogical study of body painting. Anker 360; Dinse 667.

Stock Code: 183722