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A. E. Ironmonger Sola
Klondyke: Truth and Facts of the New El Dorado
London: The Mining and Geographical Institute, c. 1897. The book is in very good condition. Plates and text are clean. . Book Arctic & Antarctic General; Book Voyages General; Book Geological, Minerals & Mining; Book Canada General; , Edition : First Edition., Original publisher's green cloth. Gilt title and illustration on top cover. Gilt text on flat spine. Yellow pasted and free endpapers. , An important look into the lives of gold prospectors during the late 19th century. "Drawn from the author's observations during nearly four years' prospecting in the Klondike, and from reports of Canadian government officials. Information on routes, mining regulations, methods of placer mining, occurrence of gold; advice on clothing, staking claims, the Indians, game, agriculture, etc., with a narrative of the author's experience." (Tremaine) Despite Sola's lack of success in the Klondike he was gracious enough to document the success of others in the Gold Rush. All ads are present (many with engraved illustrations) and include articles relating to gold fields elsewhere, equipment, mining, and mining tools., Size : 4to (272x188mm). , Complete with 25 photographs and sketches. With all 4 maps. , References : Arctic Bibliography, 16441 , P. blank, advertisement, frontis, title, introduction, contents, illustrations, list of approximate distances, 1-102, blank.
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