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McKee Lanier
The Land of Nome A Narrative Sketch of the Rush to Our Bering Sea Gold-Fields the Country Its Mines and Its People and the History of a Great Conspiracy 1900-1901
The Grafton Press, 1902. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed by author. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('To Miss Tremain, with the compliments of Lanier McKee.'). Spine faded, top edge faintly foxed. 1902 Hard Cover. ix, [3], 260 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth, gilt titles and rules. A firsthand account by a senior partner of the New York law firm of Hervey, Barber, and McKee, who practiced law in Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush. The first half of the book comprises an account taken from the author's diary, and includes "a sketch of the rush to the Cape Nome gold-fields and the character of the country and its people. The second half treats the author's assessment of corruption and conspiracy with regard to the way claims were handled. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [Webster, New York, US]

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