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A Foundational Book of Klondike Gold Rush Literature .
A popular guide for gold hunters and fortune seekers. An account of the discovery of gold in the Klondike and Yukon, the deposits of this precious metal, routes to the Gold fields, camp life in the Yukon and Klondike, descriptions of the mountains, and rivers, etc.
- Numerous firsthand accounts, interviews and general information on Alaska. Chapters include but are not limited to: “How to Get There;” “Women at the Mines;” History and Purchase of Alaska;” Topography; “’Strike it Rich’ on the Klondike;” “Gold Mining in Alaska;” “Gold Crazes of Other Days;’ and “Camp Life and Morals.”
Original pictorial cloth lettered in gilt. Some wear and soiling to cloth with rubbing to extremities; early ownership inscription, Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear.
8vo; 21 cm. 8.25 inches tall. 556 pp. Illustrated with engravings & halftones from photographs; Two folding maps one in color.
REF: Tourville, 1958; Wickersham, 3927.
Title: Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields. Containing a Full Account of the Discovery of Gold; Enormous Deposits of the Precious Metal; Routes Traversed by Miners; How To Find Gold; Camp Life at Klondike; Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers, Etc. Etc.
Illustrator: Illustrated with engravings & halftones from photographs; folding map.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Premier Publishing Co.: 1897
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Size: 8vo; 21 cm. 8.25 inches tall. 556 pp.
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 010052