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A Journey to Alaska in the year 1868: being a diary of the late Emil Teichmann. Edited and with an introduction by his son Oskar.
Privately printed at The Cayme Press, Kensington. 1925 1st. edition - Tall 8vo. In quarter vellum. Top edge gilt. 342pp. With two b/w portraits, one as frontis, maps and line drawings in text. With two steel engraved plates. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened with remains of missing title label. Front cover slightly creased and brown cloth slightly rubbed towards spine. Corners slightly bumped. Mild foxing to edges affecting most pages inside. Owner’s inscription on reverse of half title page. Else a clean and tight copy. Limited edition, this is number 87 of 100 copies. This is the original edition from 1925. A rare book telling the story of a journey to from New York to Sitka in 1868. Alaska and the Aleutian Islands had been purchased from Russia the previous year and the author was sent to safeguard his company’s interest in the fur trade. The Union Pacific and Central Pacific railways had not yet joined and the Panama Canal was not yet built. The illustrations are taken from sketches made by the author at the time.
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