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    [Hannibal Hamlin]. Seal Fisheries in Alaska, 44th Congress, First Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 83 [bound with:] A Report Upon the Condition of Affairs in the Territory of Alaska. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1875-1876. Signed "H. Hamlin" and with his "Library of Hannibal Hamlin" stamp on the title page. Octavo. 201; 277 pages. Beautiful three-quarter morocco over marbled boards. Titles stamped in gilt between five raised bands on the spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Fine condition.

    More Information: These two reports give an extensive look at Alaska and include information on the fur trade, seal fisheries, the native Alaskans and their culture, wildlife, and the topography of the vast territory. At the time of publication Hamlin was serving as Senator from Maine and though the U.S. acquired the Alaska Territory from Russia nearly a decade earlier, the vast resources of the territory were only beginning to be explored.

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