Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1893. Hardcover. Large 4to (9" x 11.50"). Half-Morocco over dark teal textured boards. Marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Just a bit of scuffing with associated color fade to top of front board, and an occasional scratch or nick to leather spine/corners. Three gorgeous, (tissue-guarded) full-color lithographs, including frontis. More than 70 illustrations, many of them photographs depicting villages, totem poles, ritual objects, villages, hunting lodges, glaciers, Thlingit girls and women, funeral ceremonies of a Thlingit chief, skin canoes, canneries, Eskimo girls, Unaligmint women, Kaviagmiut Eskimos, Kaniagmint Eskimo woman and family, Yukon Indians, children of native sealers, Karluk people, miners, and a Russian Church. Two large folding maps are tipped-in at rear, and appear undamaged. Near Fine. Item #74373
Divided into two major parts, Part I covering Population, Geography and Topography, and Social Statistics, which itself is divided into twelve chapters: I) Statistics of Population; II) Geography and Topography; III) The first or Southeastern District; IV) The second or Kadiak District; V) The third or Unalaska District; VI) The fourth or Nushagak District; VII) The sixth or Yukon district; VIII) The sixth or Yukon District; IX) The seventh or Arctic District; X) The Indians of Alaska; XI) Villages, Homes, Families, and Conjugal Conditions; XII) Churches, Schools, Illiteracy, and Language.
Part II concerns Resources and Industries and comprises Chapter XIII) The Furs of Alaska; XIV) The Fisheries of Alaska; XV) The Mines of Alaska; XVI) The Commerce of Alaska; XVII) and a Historical Review of the Decade from 1880-1890.
Even has a chart of "Number of Alaskan Fur Seal Skins Sold in London", from 1868 through 1890, both dried and dressed.
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