New York: The MacMillan Company, (1939). First edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Good. Original dark blue cloth, lettered and lined in gilt. Octavo, xli, 427 pp. A very good copy of the true first edition of this now scarce American Guide Series work and one of the very few, Idaho being the other exception, to have a listed author. This copy from the Chicago Tribune Library and used as their Review Copy, as stated on the title page. The jacket shows overall wear. There is loss at the head of the spine and some closed tears along the front hinge flap and again at the spine. The spine of the jacket is somewhat faded. The map at the rear is present and in fine shape. "Ernest Gruening called the Alaska Guide 'the most important general and descriptive book about Alaska in print. It comes as near to being the definitive work about that vast and varied ara as ossible in a compact, readable, one-volume study.... this book stands out above all for its literary quality' (The Saturday Review, July 22, 1939)." This remains a very attractive copy of a rare volume. Dykes, #4; Scharf & Schoyer, #7.