BADLAM, Alexander. The Wonders of Alaska.

San Francisco, The Bancroft Library, 1890.


8vo. Original grey-blue pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt, patterned endpapers; pp. vii, [3], 152, highly illustrated with maps, plates after photographs and two blueprints of ship plans; only light wear to extremities, internally very clean and fresh.

First edition. A rather unususal Alaska book, a journey from Seattle leading north to Vancouver Island, then inland, climbing glaciers, with an illustrated chapter on mirage cities (various travelers had claimed to see cities hovering above the glaciers and submerged in Glacier Bay), natural resources, wildlife and much about First Nation Americans, their material culture, language and social order.