New York: The American Press, 1932. Very Good in Good dust-jacket First Edition. 8vo [9.5x6.5in]; xiv, 179 pp.,  maps,  four plates of 16 images, frontispiece image of Hubbard, "The Glacier Priest", 72 plates with 171 images, 2 maps on end papers; Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on front and spine. maps of Alaska on front and back end papers, all edges trimmed, top edge blue tint; Gray wrap around pictorial dust jacket of dog team and sled on ice covered arctic lake with red lettering on front and spine; Some shelf wear to covers, edges and corners, soiling and fading to edges of covers and spine, faded top edge tint, damp stain to top fore edge of last several pages, prior owner inscription on half title page, offset darkening on front end paper, age toning throughout; Shelf wear to dust jacket with age toning and damp stains to spine and top back cover, darkening of spine, several chips to corners, top and bottom spine, with minor loss of text, and lower back cover. [Arctic Biblio 7502]. Item #13317
Bernard Rosecrans Hubbard (1888-1962) was an American geologist, explorer and Jesuit priest. He was know as the "Glacier Priest" and lead many expeditions into Alaska and the Arctic. As the head of the geology department at the University of Santa Clara, a private Jesuit university, he was a well known and highly paid lecturer. He was also a contributor to magazines, such as the Saturday Evening Post and had a large following of his stories of Alaska and Arctic. This was his first book about his travels in in Alaska.