Guide-Book to Alaska and the Northwest Coast. Including the Shores …

SCIDMORE, Eliza Ruhamah. Guide-Book to Alaska and the Northwest Coast. Including the Shores of Washington, British Columbia, Southeastern Alaska, the Aleutian and the Seal Isl….

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SCIDMORE, Eliza Ruhamah. Guide-Book to Alaska and the Northwest Coast. Including the Shores of Washington, British Columbia, Southeastern Alaska, the Aleutian and the Seal Islands, the Bering and the Arctic Coasts London, Heinemann, 1893.

8vo. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt; pp. v, [3], 16 (publisher's catalogue, dated May, 1893), plates and maps (including one long folding map in rear pocket); spine with fading, light spotting to endpapers, otherwise very good.
Very rare first edition, the UK issue (printed for Appleton in New York). This is the first guidebook for tourists (not gold prospectors) for Alaska and the northwest of Canada. Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore was a pioneering traveller and photographer who became better known for her journeys in Japan and China and her work with the National Geographic Society. She travelled in Alaska in the late 1870s and early 1880s and this book followed on from her 1885 work Alaska, Its Southern Coast and the Sitkan Archipelago.

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