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A Guide to Alaska; Last American Frontier by Merle Colby - Hardcover - First edition - 1939 - from Midway Used and Rare Books and Biblio.com

A Guide to Alaska; Last American Frontier

by Merle Colby

Condition: very good+


New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1939. First edition. Hard Cover. very good+. Octavo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to cover and spine. 427pp Map folded in rear pocket. Lacking dust jacket.




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