Title: Ice-Bound: A Trader's Adventures in the Siberian Arctic
Author: James M. Ashton
Description: Signed by author on flyleaf. First edition, second printing (December 1928). Blue cloth boards stamped in gold. Boards show light surface wear (lettering on spine partially rubbed off). Interior is generally clean, unmarked, with a few very minor spots of soiling. 35 photographs on plates. Fold-out map at rear. 235 pages. 8.8 x 6 inches.
Record of the seven-month excursion to Siberia made in 1922 byl James Ashton, sailing out of the Puget Sound on the schooner Iskum, passing through the Aleutian Islands, up to the Bering Strait, traveling across the Chukchi Peninsula (and along its northern coast), and into the Arctic past Wrangell Island. His account is extensive in its observations of and interactions with the Eskimos and other indigenous peoples of the region.
General James Martin Ashton (1859-1937) was a long time resident of Tacoma, the founder of Washington state's cavalry (National Guard), and was a friend of Admiral Byrd.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Place: New York : London
Keywords: Alaska, indigenous, Eskimo, Eskimos, Siberia, Chukchi, Peninsula, Chukotka, Bering Strait, Arctic, Wrangell Island,
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