Alaska The Great Country, Higginson, Ella. Published by MacMillan, New York, NY, 1908. First Edition/First Printing. 531 pages with 47 full page photo plates, a double paged color map of Alaska, and plated frontis of Alexander Baranoff. Hollow back binding; green boards with gilt titles front and spine; blind embossed armorial shields with red embossed totem pole; gilt top edge, beveled edges. Light penciled signature to free endpaper, light toing to pages and otherwise contents are in mint condition. Volume is square and binding firm with very light surface rubbing to boards and light bumping to beveled corners. In fine, collectible condition.
A lovely depiction in text and photos of the natural beauty, the history, native customs and irresistible appeal of this far country and the U.S.A.’s largest state. Ella Rhoads Higginson (1862-1940) was a prominent American author of 2 collections of short stories, 6 books of poetry, a novel, a travel book, over 100 short stories, over 300 poems, and numerous newspaper essays. She was influential for the ways her writing drew international attention to the then little-known Pacific Northwest region of the United States, and became the poet laureate of Washington State in 1931. 002291 $120