New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1941. Near Fine in Very Good dust-jacket Later printing. 8vo [8.75x6in]; xi, 285 pp., 43 images and illustrations on 16 plates; Tan cloth covers with silver lettering on front and spine with blind stamped border on front, top and bottom edges trimmed, maps on end papers; Pictorial dust jacket with red and blue lettering on front and spine, biography of Hubbard on back; Minor shelf wear to covers edges and corners, front hinge loose; Dust jacket soiled and darken with several stain spots, some chips and closed tears to edges, corners and top and bottom of spine, small loss at bottom of spine, price clipped. Item #13605
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. This was his second book about exploration in Alaska and the Arctic. The S.S. Aleutian was built in 1899 and acquired by the Alaska Steamship Company in 1926 for freight, passenger and mail service from Seattle. She struck an underwater rock in Uyak Bay and was sunk in 1929.