Here is Alaska by Evelyn Stefansson is a 178-page clothbound hardcover published first in 1943 by Charles Scribner's Sons New York, this copy published in 1959. The worn dust jacket has numerous chips, tears, and rubbing. The spine has a tear along the top. The flaps have tears along the creases. The price is clipped. Inside, the book is beautiful, with a slightly bumped spine but inside, the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is tight. The condition is good.
Here is our forty-ninth State! This book, long useful, was in process of revision when Statehood was voted--and there was still time to change from "Territory" to "State" throughout the text and to welcome Alaska into the Union.
Evelyn Stefansson, though working closely with her famous explorer-husband, and through her numerous northern journeys, has become known as an arctic writer who is both factually reliable and interesting to read. Working now at Dartmouth College (see copyright), she is frequently consulted by students and faculty, and visiting scholars. Much of the valuable anthropological material of the first edition has been retained--with additional emphasis on the rapid growth of cities and industries as well as arctic defense. There are also many new photographs, and a new preface by Vilhjalmur Stefansson.Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 58-59778