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Pair of reports from the Harriman Alaska Expedition.

2 map

plates, 124 photogravure and colored plates, numerous text illustrations. [2], xxxvii, [3], 183;

[5], 186-383 pages. Volumes I and II (of 12). 4to, publisher’s gilt pictorial cloth, minimal

wear; minimal dampstaining to three leaves inVolume II; uncut; early owner’s signatures on

front free endpapers.

NewYork, 1901


Railroad mogul Edward Harriman funded and led this 1899 scientific expedition along the Alaskan

coast, accompanied by a boatload of notable scientists, authors, and artists.These first two volumes are

the most important and desirable for their fine photogravure plates, including 45 after photographs by

Edward S. Curtis. Volume I (“Narrative, Glaciers, Natives”) was written by John Burroughs, John

Muir, and George Bird Grinnell.Volume II (“History, Geography, Resources”) was by William H.

Dall and others.



Group of 5 books on Alaska.

5 volumes, various sizes and bindings,

condition strong.

Vp, 1887-1930


Filippi.The Ascent of Mount St. Elias. First edition in English; moderate foxing.Westminster, 1900

* Filippi. La Spedizione di sua Altezza Reale il Principe Luigi Amedeo di Savoia . . . al Monte

Sant’Elia (Alaska). First edition; divot to front board. Milan, Italy, 1900 * Seton Karr. Shores and

Alps of Alaska. London, 1887 * Sheldon.The Wilderness of Denali. New York, 1930 * Tarr and

Martin.Alaskan Glacier Studies.Washington, 1914.



Group of 9 early photographs of Alaska by Albertstone, Byram,

and Tancred.

Various sizes and conditions, on original mounts. List available by request.

Vp, circa 1890-1900



(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Catlin, George.

Illustrations of the Manners,

Customs, & Condition of the North American Indians.

3 color maps (one folding)

among 180 numbered color plates. viii, 264; viii, 265, [1] pages. 2 volumes. Large 8vo,





morocco, minor wear; minor foxing.

London, 1876


The first edition with the plates printed in color. Howes C241 (“aa”).


(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Dixon, Joseph Kossuth.

The Vanishing Race:The Last

Great Indian Council.

80 rich sepia-toned photogravure plates after photographs by

RodmanWanamaker. xviii, 231, [1] pages. 4to, publisher’s pictorial cloth, minimal wear; top

edge gilt; internally clean.

Garden City, NY, 1913




This handsome volume was produced to celebrate the groundbreaking of the National

American Indian Memorial overlooking NewYork Harbor, a monument which was never completed. It

documents a 1909 gathering of tribal leaders on the Little Bighorn River in Montana featuring sev-

eral survivors of the Custer battle.

Milton R. Slater (1918-2014) of Sleepy Hollow, NY was a longtime book collector

who opened his account with Swann in 1953. Selections from his collection are noted

with the initials (MRS).

Images of each lot can be found at