Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900. Very Good. First Edition. 4to [11.5x9.5in]; vii, 856 pp., indices by report and Indian tribes, 27 fold out maps, plate images and illustrations in text; Half calf with marbled paper over covers, gilt lettering on ribbed spine, marbled end papers, all edges trimmed with marbled ink stain; Shelf wear, rubbing, and splitting to covers, edges and corners, splits at top and bottom of front joint and hinge, corners worn through, heavy wear to leather binding and moderate wear, scratches and stains on cloth, marbled ink edges to text worn and soiled maps are fine with minimal and minor closed tears at hinge. [Wickersham 9544]. Item #13559
From Wickersham, "Report submitted by Mr. Carter from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred resolution no. 189, agreed to Dec. 9, 1897, directing the committee to report to the Senate on the extent of explorations by the United States army in Alaska, etc. (S. Rep. 1023, 56th Cong.., 1st Sess.., in v. 11...". Title page states, "April 18, 1900. - Reported from the Committee of Military Affairs by Mr. Carter and Ordered to Print." This is an excellent reference resource if exploration in the first 30 years that Alaska was owned by the United States.
The expeditions were led by C.W. Raymond, 1869; C.O.O. Howard, 1875; Ivan Petroff, 1880; F. Schwatka, 1883; P.H. Ray, 1884, 1897, 1898; W.R. Abercrombie, 1884, 1898; H.T. Allen, 1897; E.H. Wells, 1898; E.F. Glenn, 1899; and W.P. Richardson, 1899.