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Report on the Seal Islands of Alaska.

Elliott, Henry W.

Published by Washington: Smithsonian Institution, (). First edition, 1884
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Pp. (ii), 188, 29 black-and-white full page plates (photos, drawings and half-tone illustrations), 2 double-page maps, numerous un-numbered text-figures and small maps. Gray wrappers with light blue title/author labels on front cover, lg 4to. This report was submitted by Elliot to the Smithsonian in 1880 but it was not published until 1884. It presents the "results of the author's observations at seal rookeries on Pribilof Islands in 1872-74 and in 1876, also later on Commander Islands, during his investigation into the life and habits of the fur seal" (Arctic Bibliography 4546). No ownership marks and few signs of use. The stipple-drawn plates of seals are very attractive. Light wear to wrappers, contents bright and clean; a tight, very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 3967

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Title: Report on the Seal Islands of Alaska.

Publisher: Washington: Smithsonian Institution, (). First edition

Publication Date: 1884

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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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