DAVIDSON, George (1825-1911) Pacific Coast: Coast Pilot of Alaska (First Part) from Southern Boundary to Cook's Inlet. Washington, D.C.: United States Coast Survey, 1869.
4to. (10 ½ x 7 inches) Illustrated text with several plates and three fold-out views of Alaskan towns (view of Sitka Alaska detached). Original black paper bound with blind stamped borders and title on front cover, flat spine with blind stamped title (spin cracked with hinge wear).
Provence: Manuscript inscription on title page dated 1889.
First edition. Handsome engravings including Inuit totem poles, as well as scenes of everyday life.
Davidson began at the U.S. Coast Survey agency as a clerk, working his way up through the years to manage surveys primarily of the western coast of the U.S., and retired after 50 years’ service. (Rines, Encyclopedia Americana,1920 ed.) For inquiries please contact Greg McMurray, MLS, Director, Rare Books.