Turner, L. M.
Contributions to the Natural History of Alaska. Results of investigations made chiefly in the Yukon District and the Aleutian Islands; conducted under the auspices of the Signal Service, United States Army, extending from May, 1874, to August, 1881.
Seller ID: 1692
Washington: GPO, 1886. No. II in the Arctic Series of Publications (pp. 226, index). Large quarto (30.5 cm) in dark brown publisher's cloth, re-backed with original backstrip laid down; 26 full-page plates including 15 b&w engravings of fishes and 11 colour lithographs of native birds by the ornithologist Robert Ridgway. The second of five reports in the series, the others concern an expedition to Point Barrow (P.H. Ray), natural history collections (Nelson, our book no.739), the expedition to Lady Franklin Bay (Greely), observations in Ungava and Labrador (Turner). In addition to fishes and birds, the report includes meteorological observations and details of plant and mammalian life. A clean, bright copy.
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