Pair of reports from the Harriman Alaska Expedition.
plates, 124 photogravure and colored plates, numerous text illustrations. , xxxvii, , 183;
, 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.
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,
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,
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,  pages. 2 volumes. Large 8vo,
morocco, minor wear; minor foxing.
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,  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 atswanngalleries.com