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The Gold Fields of the Klondike
The Albertype Co, Douglas, Ak. & Brooklyn, 1899. [49] leaves. Oblong octavo. Original padded calf, cover elaborately stamped in gilt. Spine ends chipped, corners and edges worn. Front flyleaf chipped at gutter margin. Minor, even toning. Handsome album of views from the Klondike Gold Rush, comprised of forty-eight albertype plates, some with multiple images. "Illustrating all the incidents that occurred to the many who engaged in the Great Stampede to the Gold Fields of the Klondike, including the interesting scenes at Dawson and the principal mines in operation during the time, upwards of ten million dollars were extracted. Also scenes of the new Atlin District, as photographed by Case and Draper of Skagway." Views include a sweeping scene of Skagway from the harbor, miners on the White Pass Trail, the White Pass Hotel, the first train on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad, the Chilkoot Pass, scenes in Dawson, mining on Bonanza at 63 degrees below zero, Skookum Jim's Claim above Bonanza, the 1898 Dawson flood, and more. Of special interest are the photos by William Howard Case and Horace H. Draper of the Atlin, British Columbia Gold Rush in 1898, which saw nearly 5,000 prospectors flood into Atlin hunting gold along Pine Creek. A much larger format than many of the Albertype Company publications we have previously encountered. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books LLC [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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