|Berry, Alice Edna. THE BUSHES AND THE BERRYS. Ward Ritchie Press. 1941. LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, privately printed. 183 pp. Much of the book is on Clarence Berry and his experiences in the Yukon and Klondike. Covers with moderate soil & stains. Inside slight dampstain at very top of pages, noticeable only on the plate pages, otherwise internally fine. INV#1042. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com|
|[Coffee, W. M.] El Sueno; Expedition To Alaska. The gold rush diaries of W. M. Coffee's two years in Alaska. The diary of Captain Coffee starts at Mission Street Wharf in San Francisco, August 21,1897, when he boarded the power schooner Bessie K bound for St. Michaels, Alaska. On Board the schooner is the steam yacht El Sueno in which he ascends the Yukon River. Much time is spent prospecting above the Arctic Circle. This book was printed in 1986 by descendants of Captain Coffe in an extremely limited edition, intended only for family members, from the original journals and documents. Very good. 8vo, 200 pages. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE. No copies in any Alaska library. Not in Adams & Brauner's Klondike Bibliography. $350 plus $6.00 media mail postage, packing, & insurance (international orders extra). For faster shipping, inquire. Credit cards not accepted. [shelf locator: mining/Klondike Bookcase, &Az] Inventory #1344 . To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com|
|[exhibition catalog] DeRoux, Kenneth (guest curator). All That Glitters : A Centennial Exhibition on the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rushes. 1996. 35 pages. Many color illustrations of gold rush artifacts, ephemera, etc. Historical photos. "This catalog accompanies an exhibition developed by the Alaska State Museum, May 10-September 22, 1996". Includes bibliographical references. [keywords: Alaska--Gold discoveries--Exhibitions; Klondike River Valley (Yukon)--Gold discoveries--Exhibitions]. Fine condition. $25 plus $3.00 media mail postage, packing, & insurance (international orders extra). For faster shipping, inquire. Credit cards not accepted. [shelf locator: mining/Klondike Bookcase] To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com|
|Graves, S. H. ON THE "WHITE PASS" PAY-ROLL. Privately printed by the Lakeside Press. 1908. First edition. 258pp. The inside story of the building of the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad, authored by its president. VERY RARE. Dark blue binding with gilt lettering; logo of the WP&YR in red, white and gilt on front cover. Streeter sale 3622; Wickersham 5495; Tourville 1799. Fine & bright. INV#1181. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com|
|Hall, James A. STARVING ON A BED OF GOLD; or the World's Longest Fast. Santa Cruz, Calif., Press of the Sentinel, 1909. 149 p. An account of the author's experiences while lost on Seward peninsula, Alaska, from July to September, 1900. Hall, a prospector in the Nome gold rush, was lost for 67 days in the wilds of the Seward Peninsula. He had with him only some matches, a knife, and a blanket. His survival story was so amazing that he was pressured into writing down his story, and in 1909 he published it in a very small edition. One of the great rarities of Alaska gold rush literature. Condition: Fair-good. Worn. Foxing. One inch piece loss from rear free end paper. Inscribed "To My Friend B. J. O'Donnell with Compliments of The Author, Watsonville July 23rd 1909." For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com|
|(Leisher, J. J.) 'His next best friend'. THE DECLINE AND FALL OF SAMUEL SAWBONES M.D. ON THE KLONDIKE. Neely. 1900. 197pp. First edition. RARE. Very good. INV#1160. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com|
|Spencer, Arthur C. The Juneau Gold Belt,
Alaska. Bound with: A Reconnaissance of Admiralty Island,
Alaska, by Charles Will Wright. Printed by Govenrment
Printing Office, Washington.161 pages,with 5 foldout maps. A
very large map in back of book. Contains the Topography and
geology on juneau, Alaska. Also ore deposits, origin of
veins, metallic minerals, descriptions of localities, Gold
Creek, Douglas island. In the back of the book is the
reconnaisance of Admiralty island, by Charles Wright. All in
excellent condition. Title page has a 1/2” of a corner
missing. A scarce Alaska gold mining book. $175 plus $6.00
media mail postage, packing, & insurance (international
orders extra). For faster shipping, inquire. Credit cards
not accepted. [shelf locator: mining/Klondike
Bookcase] Inventory #1348 . To order this item email
Alaska-Yukon gold book; a roster of the progressive
men and women who were the Argonauts of the Klondike gold
stampede and those who are identified with the pioneer days
and subsequent development of Alaska and the Yukon
Seattle, Sourdough stampede association, inc. 147 pages. Advertising matter: p. 136-147.
Poem, "Song of the latchstring" signed Frederic Atwood, on front lining-papers.
[keywords: Gold miners--Yukon Territory--Klondike River Valley. Yukon Territory. Klondike River Valley (Yukon)--Gold discoveries. Alaska--Gold discoveries.] illustrations & map. "Compiled, edited and published by Sourdough stampede association, inc."
Condition: Cover is fair, inside VG.
Credit cards not accepted. [shelf locator: Main Alaska books section, filed as author = "Sourdough"] $125.00 plus $5 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book .
|Whiting, Fenton Blakemore. Grit, Grief
and Gold, a True Narrative of an Alaska Pathfinder.
Seattle, Peacock publishing co., 1933. 247 pp.
Scarce and important book, in the exceedingly scarce dust jacket. Slight water damage on the cover of the dj... not too noticeable from the outside but resulting in brown stains on the underneath of the dj.
Dr. Whiting was a true gold rush pioneer. In fact he was the doctor who performed the autopsy on Soapy Smith! He was the doctor on Mike Heney's staff during the building of the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway in 1898, and later in Cordova during the building of the Copper River & Northwestern Railroad. This is his story.
(keywords: Heney, Michael James; Mike Heney; White Pass & Yukon Route; Skagway, Skaguay; Cordova; Copper River & Northwestern Railroad).
Credit cards not accepted. [shelf locator: Glass-front bookcase #1] Inventory # 1374. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
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