The Rainbow's End: Alaska
Chicago / New York: Herbert S. Stone and Company, 1898. A Very Good Hardcover.
Bound in blue cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine and covers. The book shows mild shelf wear, with some rubbing in the center of the covers. Bindings tight with a hint of a shelf lean. The text block is adorned with deckled edges.
There is an institutional notation in ink in the top left corner of the front pastedown. An inscription by the previous owner is on the front flyleaf. The pages are clean with mild age toning. First Edition. Illustrated with photographic plates. 8vo; 3 preliminary leaves, 296 pages frontispiece, plates, portraits 20 cm. 7.75 inches tall.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket. Item #006072
"The book takes the reader not only along the Yukon into the heart of the Klondike, but to the Bering Sea, Dawson, Pribyloff Islands, .. .the technicalities of mining, the natural history of dogs and reindeer, Indian Myths and Christian missionary work. Hunting grounds, fishery waters, the seal trade.. the miseries of frontier life are all effectively portrayed." The Literary World.
REF: LCon: 98000237; OCLC: 2594890 Tourville, 2036; The Literary World, , 369