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Harriman Alaska Series, the Harriman Alaska Expedition, Complete Set of 12 volumes in 13, published (1902-1914)
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1914. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete set of 13 volumes; Volumes 1-5 (Volumes 6 and 7 never published), Volumes 8-14, with Vol. 14 published in two parts, for a total of 13 separate books. Large 8vo, original dark green cloth gilt, very good, library marks (white call numbers on spine with a bit of varnish over the numbers), some wear and a bit of old tape to some of the leather spine labels, bookplates to pastedowns, mild signs of removal of other bookplates to rear endpapers, blindstamps to title pages, some pencil numbers to preliminary pages of each volume, otherwise a bright clean set with little wear and nice bright texts, all plates, charts and maps appear to be present: 462 plates and maps, many in color, the first two volumes contain approximately 75 photogravures by Edward S. Curtis. The first volumes were published by Doubleday, Page in 1901-1902; Smithsonian took over the publication in 1910 and bought the remaining unbound sheets from Doubleday, supplying their own 1910-dated title pages, but retaining the title pages of the original Doubleday, Page printings; our set has the 1902 title pages in the first two volumes, 1904 Doubleday, Page title pages for volumes 3-12; volume 13 retains its Doubleday, Page title page from 1905, and the Smithsonian published the final Volume 14 Parts One and Two in 1914. RARE as a complete set, last set at auction, Christie's in 2017 fetched $5,000 including buyer's premium and was also an ex-library set.
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