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The Fur Seals and Fur-Seal Islands of the North Pacific Ocean, Part 4: The Asiatic Fur-Seal Islands and Fur-Seal Industry

Stejneger, Leonhard and Jordan, David Starr.

Published by Washington: Government Printing Office, . First edition, 1898
From Natural History Books (Iowa City, IA, U.S.A.)

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Pp. 383, 86 black-and-white photo-plates, 27 folding maps and charts (some in color). Publisher's original blue pebble cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, 4to. The Introduction states: "The following treatise is based upon observations gathered during four different visits to the Commander Islands, off the coast of Kamchatka, the first undertaken in 1882 -83, during the palmist days of fur-seal industry." Other expeditions took place in 1895, 1896 and 1897. This work is the fourth and final part of Jordan's 'Report of the Fur-Seal Investigation in 1896- 1987.' Some slight edge-wear to cloth, text and plates bright and clean; a tight, very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 3708

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Title: The Fur Seals and Fur-Seal Islands of the ...

Publisher: Washington: Government Printing Office, . First edition

Publication Date: 1898

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Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We only sell books through our NHB website and other book service websites. We do not offer books for sale within the state of Iowa. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, paleontology, botany, evolutionary biology and travel and exploration. Our rare and hard-to-find book section has many fine hand-colored plate books. Our latest acquisition is the ichthyology and aquarium fish collection of Ross Socolof Books of Florida. We are always buying natural history books – if you have a collection to offer, please contact us at or by calling (319) 354-9088.

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