NELSON, Edward W. (1883-1923)
Report upon Natural History Collections Made in Alaska between the Years 1877 and 1881 ... Edited by Henry W. Henshaw ...
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1887. Quarto. (11 1/2 x 9 inches). 337pp. 21 plates (including 9 black and white plates of fish and 12 chromolithographed ornithological plates after Ridgway).
Original blindstamped cloth.
With 12 chromolithographed plates of birds after Ridgway.
Number 3 of the Arctic series of publications issued in connection with Signal Services, U.S. Army, this is the result of Nelson's field work in Alaska. The text is divided into four parts: Birds of Alaska, by Nelson; Mammals of Northern Alaska, by Nelson and F.W. True; Field-Notes on Alaskan Fishes, by Nelson and Tarleton H. Bean; and Insects: Report on the Diurnal Lepidoptera, by Edwards and Nelson. "His published reports on this work became classics in their respective fields" (DAB XXII, p. 572).
Anker 360; Nissen 673; Wichersham 7837; Zimmer, p. 463; Arctic Bibliography 12183.