Adney, Tappan. THE KLONDIKE STAMPEDE OF 1897-1898. Harper. 1900. 470pp. First edition. Very scarce. Adney was the special correspondent in the Klondike for Harper's Weekly, and he did his job exceedingly well. Pierre Berton, THE eminent Klondike historian (who grew up in Dawson) says "...of more than 100 volumes that deal directly with the [Klondike gold rush]...only two, in my opinion, make any attempt to describe the stampede as a whole. These are Tappan Adney's The Klondike Stampede.... Adney's work has one great advantage: he was there, as a correspondent...his book is written from firsthand observations and from interviews with people on the spot.... His book remains the single most valuable work on the subject, in my view". Many photographs, some folding panoramas (one badly torn and repaired). Spine faded, inner hinges repaired; otherwise very good. INV#1188. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Bankson, Russell. THE KLONDIKE NUGGETT. Caxton. 1935. First edition. 349pp. This is the story of the famous newspaper, The Klondike Nugget, and its editor, Eugene Allen. From the preface:"Before me on my desk are two small newspaper volumes bound in plain black leather. Across from me sits a thin-faced, steel-eyed, young-old man...'Allen,' he introduces himself crisply. 'Eugene C. Allen.' 'And these?'-indicating the volumes. 'The only existing files of a newspaper which played an important part in the Klondike gold stampede of '98!'. Turning back the cover of the first volume, I read: THE KLONDIKE NUGGET. Vol. 1. No. 1. June 16, 1898. Dawson, Northwest Territory. Price 50 cents. Headlines spring at me: Whiskey Shortage in Dawson, Stampede on Hunker, Scows Wrecked in White Horse. My eyes leap from column to column. I become engrossed. I am lost in a world of tense, dramatic romance filled with the mad lust of man for the yellow metal known as gold. I read on and on and the minutes pass into an hour. I turn yellowed pages drawn from a hand press in another century than ours. Gold! Always gold! Yellow gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! I delve into tragedy, comedy, bitter hatred, joyous happiness, drinking in the first-hand, raw story of a wild, raw stampede, the last great gold stampede the world has known. It is the story of a harsh country that moulded human souls, weeding out the weaklings, driving them back or sapping the life from them- leaving only the strong and courageous to carry on. It is all there, the whole story... The striking of a match in the silence of my study startles me, brings my mind spinning back...to the young-old man who sits across from me. His piercing blue eyes are watching my face above the flame held in his fingers as he lights his pipe. 'I beg pardon!' I say contritely. 'I had forgotten you were here, Mr. Allen. And how came you into possession of these invaluable records?' 'Mine by right of creation,' my guest smiles back at me. 'I founded, managed and edited the Klondike Nugget.' The Klondike Nugget! The Voice of the Arctic! The farthest north newspaper! The throbbing pulse of the world's greatest gold stampede which surpassed in all ways even that historic trek into California in '49! And here in my study sits the genius who, in the face of almost unsurmountable obstacles, created this famed newspaper! 'Is there a story in these files? [he says] I mean a story that's real and different from anything that ever came out of the Klondike?' The glow in my face, the sparkle in my eyes is his answer. So here is told, not the story of a stampede, but the story of a great stampeder who wrote a sparkling, brilliant chapter into the history of the far Northland- Eugene C. AIlen". Fine. INV#1196. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Bankson, Russell. THE KLONDIKE NUGGETT. Caxton. 1935. First edition. 349pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. INV#1197. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Berry, Alice Edna. THE BUSHES AND THE BERRYS. Lawton Kennedy. 1978. 109 pp. Much of the book is on Clarence Berry and his experiences in theYukon and Klondike. Fine. SOLD

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


Berton, Pierre. THE KLONDIKE FEVER: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush. Knopf. 1958, third printing. 457pp & index. If you want to read about the Klondike gold rush, this is the best book. There are no photos, aside from the two photos on the end-papers, but there are maps. Hard cover, very good in slightly frayed dust jacket. The hard cover is currently out-of-print. INV#1189. $25.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book .

Bufvers, John. History of mines and prospects, Ketchikan District, prior to 1952.  1967. Juneau, State of Alaska, Division of Mines and Minerals. 32 pages. Staple bound softcover, 8 1/2 X 11. map. [keywords: Mines and mineral resources, Alaska, Ketchikan, History]. $25 plus $2.00 media mail postage, packing, & insurance (international orders extra). For faster shipping, inquire. Credit cards not accepted. [shelf locator: mining/Klondike Bookcase]  Inventory #1341 . To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Cadell, H. M. THE KLONDIKE AND YUKON GOLDFIELD IN 1913. Shorey Bookstore reprint 1965 (Smithsonian, 1914). pp363-382 (20 pages total). softbound. Very good. INV#1177. $6.00 plus $2 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book

Chicago Record. KLONDIKE: THE CHICAGO RECORD'S BOOK FOR GOLD SEEKERS. Globe. 1897. Based on correspondence of Chicago Record's reporter William D. Johns, who was in the Klondike at an early date. Salesman's sample (aka, saleman's dummy). Contains sample of text, many illustrations, maps (not folding), sample of spine one could order. Normal wear-faded cover for this book, otherwise very good. INV# 1199. 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 For
              sale: El Sueno gold rush diaries of Bily Coffee
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              sale: El Sueno gold rush diaries of Bily Coffee
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              sale: El Sueno gold rush diaries of Bily Coffee


Cook, Donald, and Rao, P. Hharma. DISTRIBUTION, ANALYSIS, AND RECOVERY OF FINE GOLD FROM ALLUVIAL DEPOSITS. MIRL, University of Alaska. 1979. softbound. 102pp. INV#1176. $10.00 plus $3 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
Cunynghame, Francis. LOST TRAIL: THE STORY OF KLONDIKE GOLD AND THE MAN WHO FOUGHT FOUGHT FOR CONTROL. Faber and Faber. 1953. First edition. The author was the first president of Yukon Consolidated Gold Corporation Ltd. The book gives a brief history of the Klondike gold rush, then the bulk of the book is a detailed history of Klondike mining in the ensuing decades of the big dredge companies, and the role of A.N.C.Treadgold, and the years of litigation involving his claims. Good to very good. INV#1171. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Denison, Merrill. KLONDIKE MIKE: An Alaskan Odyssey. Johnson. 1948. First edition. 393pp. This is Mike Mahoney's autobiography, written with the help of Denison. Mahony was one of the great Klondike characters, having carried a piano over the Chilkoot Pass on his back. He mushed 400 miles, having in his sled the frozen body of Judge Humes. He struck it rich in mining, knocked out the prizefighter Tommy Burns, and knew Jack London, Robert Service, Soapy Smith, and Tex Rickard. A fun book. Very good. INV#1195. $25.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
de Windt, Harry. THROUGH THE GOLD-FIELDS OF ALASKA TO BERING STRAITS. Harper. 1898. 314pp, including index. First edition. de Windt went over the Chilkoot pass to the Klondike, on down the Yukon River to Saint Michael, and then spent 2 months with the Chukchis on the Chukotsk Peninsula, Siberia. Includes the folding map, which has a 1 inch tear. Spine darkened, otherwise very good. INV#1194. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
de Windt, Harry. THROUGH THE GOLD-FIELDS OF ALASKA TO BERING STRAITS. Harper. 1898. 314pp, including index. First edition. de Windt went over the Chilkoot pass to the Klondike, on down the Yukon River to Saint Michael, and then spent 2 months with the Chukchis on the Chukotsk Peninsula, Siberia. Xlibrary. Includes the folding map. Good. INV#1162. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
de Windt, Harry. THROUGH THE GOLD-FIELDS OF ALASKA TO BERING STRAITS. Harper. 1898. 314pp, including index. Green cloth, a binding variant of the first edition, or a later 1898 printing. de Windt went over the Chilkoot pass to the Klondike, on down the Yukon River to Saint Michael, and then spent 2 months with the Chukchis on the Chukotsk Peninsula, Siberia. Xlibrary, lacks the folding map, dampstains. Good. INV#1205. $35.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book .

[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 For sale: All That Glitters

Ebersole, J. Franklin.  Bank Management.  1940, third edition. New York; McGraw-Hill. No dj. Very Good. Hard Cover.  wear to top & bottom of spine. Rubber stamped on ffep "Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co. Juneau Alaska". $25 plus $5.00 media mail postage, packing, & insurance (international orders extra). For faster shipping, inquire. Credit cards not accepted. [shelf locator: mining/Klondike Bookcase]  Inventory #1340 . To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Engineering & Mining Journal, editors. SUCCESSFUL OPERATING IDEAS FOR MINE- MILL AND SMELTER. McGraw-Hill. 1936. 160pp. A treasure trove of articles and illustrations. Good, cover stains. INV#1172 $25.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
Erspamer, Alice. KLONDIKE WIDOW. Pagent Press. 1953. First edition. 239pp. The author was born just before her father announced to the family that he was going to Klondike the next morning. Her father was British, 20 years older than his wife. The family would sell their North Dakota house. The pregnant wife and toddler would live off half of this money in Tacoma, while the husband took half to stake his outfit and transportation to the Klondike. After 3 years prospecting without luck, he wrote that "I'm pushing farther into the interior. The family, destitute, survived by running rooming houses. Later, the husband was booked to return to Tacoma on the 'Islander', which was lost. He was reported dead, but had sold his ticket at the last moment, which the family didn't know. He went back to prospecting, only to fail again. He turned up, rising from the dead, at the family's residence 10 years later. His reception was colder than any Klondike winter he had faced, and returned north. Ironically, the wife helped stake a Klondike prospector who did find gold, and she was a partner in the successful claim. One often hears of men deserting their families for the Klondike; here is one story. Very good. INV#1182. $35.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
Fitz, Frances Ella. LADY SOURDOUGH. Macmillan. 1941. 319pp. First edition. "Facinating, quite personal, story of a stenographer, weighing 106 pounds, 5ft. 2in. tall, who went to Nome in 1900 with a company of adventurers to prospect for gold. She worked for a firm of 'claim jumping' attorneys, supported, in part, her fellow adventurers (all men), served as Deputy Recorder of mining claims, published a newspaper at Council City (1903-1905), acquired a string of valuable claims, took out a net of more than a hundred thousand dollars in gold [that's $1,700,000.00 in today's $], met John Sanger in Boston in 1906 and married him 17 days later in New York." Melvin Ricks, Alaska bibliographer. Rusty paperclip has damaged half-title, frontis, and title page; a couple pages with tiny stain, otherwise very good. SOLD (I may have another in stock, email me)

Fitz, Frances Ella. LADY SOURDOUGH. Macmillan. 1941. 319pp. First edition. "Facinating, quite personal, story of a stenographer, weighing 106 pounds, 5ft. 2in. tall, who went to Nome in 1900 with a company of adventurers to prospect for gold. She worked for a firm of 'claim jumping' attorneys, supported, in part, her fellow adventurers (all men), served as Deputy Recorder of mining claims, published a newspaper at Council City (1903-1905), acquired a string of valuable claims, took out a net of more than a hundred thousand dollars in gold [that's $1,700,000.00 in today's $], met John Sanger in Boston in 1906 and married him 17 days later in New York." Melvin Ricks, Alaska bibliographer. Worn, xlibrary. SOLD (I may have another in stock, email me)

 
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


Grinnell, Joseph. GOLD HUNTING IN ALASKA. Cook Publishing. 1901. 96pp. First edition. 'Dedicated to disappointed gold-hunters the world over'. Grinnell's day to day experiences prospecting in Kotzebue Sound and Nome, from his diary entries of June 1898 to September 1899. Grinnell was more successful as an ornithologist, of which he gained considerable fame. He wrote Birds of the Kotzebue Sound Region, which was published in 1900. Gold Hunting in Alaska is a very interesting book with much information on the eskimos of the region. Wear to edges of binding, otherwise good. INV#1198. $50.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
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  For sale: first edition of Starving on a
              Bed of Gold.



Harris, A.C. ALASKA AND THE KLONDIKE GOLD FIELDS. Bertron. 1897. First Edition. Large folding map with tear at center. Slight soil on cover, otherwise Fine. INV#1043. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Harris, A.C. ALASKA AND THE KLONDIKE GOLD FIELDS. Peoples. 1897. Salesman's sample (aka, saleman's dummy). Contains sample of text, many illustrations, sample of leather spine one could order. Large folding map with 2" tear at edge. Very good. INV#1166. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Harris, A.C. ALASKA AND THE KLONDIKE GOLD FIELDS. Peoples. 1897. Salesman's sample (aka, saleman's dummy). Contains sample of text, many illustrations, sample of leather spine one could order. Has names of subscribers filled in. Lacks large folding map. Good. INV#1167. $48.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
I.C.S. Reference Library. MINE SURVEYING, METAL-MINE SURVEYING, MINERAL-LAND SURVEYING, STEAM AND STEAM BOILERS, STAEM ENGINES, AND AIR COMPRESSION. International Textbook Co. circa 1907. about 400 pages. 3/4 morocco. water damage to cloth part of cover. Good. INV#1187. $25.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
Ingersoll, Earnest. GOLD FIELDS OF THE KLONDIKE AND THE WONDERS OF ALASKA: A Masterly and Fascinating Description of the Newly Discovered Gold Mines; How They were Found; How Worked; What Fortunes have Been Made; The Extent and Riches of the Gold Fields; How to Get There; Outfit Required; Climate; The Natives; Other Vast Riches of Alaska.... Monroe Book Co. 1897. Salesman's sample (aka, saleman's dummy). Contains sample of text, many illustrations, sample of leather spine one could order. Edgewear, good. INV#1168. $50.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book .

Jarvis, W.H.P.  The Great Gold Rush; A Tale of the Klondike. 1913, first edition. Macmillan, Toronto.  335 pages. foxing to fore edge.  Scarce book based on prospectors' true accounts. INV# 1361. $125.00 plus $6 postage/packing/insurance (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book

(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


Lucia, Ellis. KLONDIKE KATE: The Life & Legend of Kitty Rockwell, the Queen of the Yukon. Hastings House. 1962. 305pp. Photographs. First edition. The story of high spirited, red haired, Kate Rockwell, last of the dance-hall queens. She sang and danced her way into the sourdoughs' hearts, panned enough gold from their pokes to make a small fortune, and led a life that was always colorful, frequently daring and occasionally lurid. Very good in very good dust jacket. SIX GUNS 1369. INV#1190. $35.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
Lung, Edward B. BLACK SAND AND GOLD. Vantage. 1956. First edition. Lung, an early stampeder in 1897, tells an interesting and informative story based on his experiences in the gold rush; compiled by his daughter. The book deals with the early gold rush, from May 1897-June 1898. Good. SOLD
But I have a later printing, also signed, for $38 + $4 shipping ($5.95 if you want it by priority mail).)

Lynch, Jeremiah. THREE YEARS IN THE KLONDIKE. Lakeside Press. 1967 (1904). 372pp & bio of Lynch. Lynch raised a huge grubstake in 1897, but instead of climbing the Chilkoot pass in winter, decided to take a steamer to Saint Michael in 1898. He reached Dawson on July 27, 1898. He started buying and selling supplies in Dawson, at considerable profit. He is also one of the few stampeders arriving 'late' in 1898 to have successfully obtained a paying mining claim, undoubtedly due to his reported $50,000 grubstake. Fine. INV#1193. $28.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
Martinsen, Ella Lung. TRAIL TO NORTH STAR GOLD: A True Story of the Alaska-Klondike Gold Rush. Binfords. 1974 (1969). A sequel to Black Sand and Gold. Softbound. very good. In print at $14.95. INV#1165. $8.00 plus $2.50 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
McLain, John S. ALASKA AND THE KLONDIKE. McLure Phillips. 1905. 330pp. First edition. McLain accompanied a Senate Committee on Territories tour of Alaska in the summer of 1903. They visited Skagway, Dawson (Yukon), Nome, and the Pribilofs. An important work. Xlibrary, reading copy. INV#1186. $45.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
Metz, Paul, and D. Hawkins. A SUMMARY OF GOLD FINENESS VALUES FROM ALASKA PLACER DEPOSITS. MIRL, University of Alaska. 1981. 63pp. softbound. Fine. INV#1178. $8.00 plus $2.50 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
North, Oliver. THE PRACTICAL ASSAYER: Containing Easy Methods for the Assay of the Principal Metals and Alloys, Principally Designed for Explorers and those Interested in Mines. Chatto & Windus. 1874. Light foxing, otherwise very good. INV#1191. $35.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
Palmer, Frederick. IN THE KLONDYKE: Including an Account of a Winter's Journey to Dawson. Scribner's Sons. 1899. First edition. 218pp. The author was going to accompany the government expedition for relief of the miners at Dawson. This expedition was cancelled as there was no famine in Dawson. So Palmer decided to get up a dog team and go to Dawson anyway, in the winter of 1897, instead of waiting for the thaw and going by boat. He partnered up with a dog puncher and a former artist. They made it to Dawson just before breakup. A scrace and interesting book. Dampstains to cover and pages, tip of corner of cover chewed off, otherwise very good. INV#1192. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Price, Julius. FROM EUSTON TO KLONDIKE: The Narrative of a Journey through British Columbia and the North-west Territory in the Summer of 1898. Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. 1898. 301pp. includes index. Price went over the Chilkoot Pass and on to Dawson. Folding map has 2 inch tear at usual spot. Cover stains, some internal stains and soil, otherwise a good copy of a rare book. SOLIDAY SALE. DECKER CATALOG 19:20. INV#1202. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Rao, P. Hharma, et al. APPLICATION OF HYDROCLYCLONES FOR RECOVERY OF FINE GOLD FROM PLACER MATERIAL. MIRL, University of Alaska. 1982. softbound. 26pp. INV#1174. $5.00 plus $2 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 

Redman, E.C., K.M. Maas, J.M. Kurtak, and L.D. Miller. 1991. PLATES.  (from: Bureau of Mines Mineral Investigations in the Juneau Mining District, Alaska, 1984-1988, Vol. 2, Detailed Mine, Prospect, and Mineral Occurrence Descriptions). Section D: Juneau Gold Belt Subarea. PLATES. Special Publication of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Juneau, AK. [This item consists ONLY of the 19 fold-out maps in their paper folder]. $25.00 plus $3 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional bookю [shelf locator: mining/Klondike Bookcase]  To order this item 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 dick@AlaskaWanted.com





For sale: Juneau Gold Belt
For sale: Juneau Gold Belt
For sale: Juneau Gold Belt
For sale: Juneau Gold Belt
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[Sourdough stampede association] The 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 Territory. 1930. 

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 .
For sale: Alaska-Yukon Gold Book
For sale: Alaska-Yukon Gold Book
For sale: Alaska-Yukon Gold Book


Stables, Gordon. OFF TO KLONDYKE, OR A COWBOY'S RUSH TO THE GOLD FIELDS. Crowell. 1898. Fiction. Good. INV#1201. $35.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
Stone, David.  Hard Rock Gold: the story of the great mines that were the heartbeat of Juneau. 1980. Published by the Juneau Centennial Committee, City & Borough of Juneau, 1980. Very scarce. 108 pages, oblong. Illustrations, photos, maps, portraits, index. [keywords:  Gold mines and mining--Alaska--Juneau Region--History]. Softcover. Very good, wear at bottom of spine. [shelf locator: mining/Klondike Bookcase]  Inventory #1343. SOLD
Vail, Isaac Newton (1840-1912). Alaska, land of the nugget : why? a critical examination of geological and other testimony, showing how and why gold was deposited in polar lands. Pasadena, Calif. : G.A. Swerdfiger, 1897. 68 pages. Scarce. Good. [shelf locator: mining/Klondike Bookcase]  Inventory #1352. $150.00 plus $5 media mail postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book .  To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Wedow, Helmuth, et al. PRELIMINARY SUMMARY OF RECONNAISSANCE FOR URANIUM AND THORIUM IN ALASKA, 1952. Dept. Interior. 1953. 15pp. & maps. softbound. INV#1175. $10.00 plus $2 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 

Wernecke, Livingston. Report on the Caving and Flooding of the Treadwell Mines on April 21, 1917.  Alaska Treadwell G. M. Co.; Alaska United G. m. Co.; Alaska Mexican G. M. Co. Report made for P. R. Bradley, consulting Engineer, April 30, 1917. 17 mimiographed pages, stapled. $15.00 plus $2 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book. [shelf locator: Mines/Mining/Klondike ephemera notebook]. To order this item email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
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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Wiedemann, Thomas (The Klondike Kid). CHEECHAKO INTO SOURDOUGH. Binfords & Mort; Metropolitan Press. 1942. 266pp. "Authentic narrative of the Eliza Anderson expedition to Alaska in 1897. The book is well edited. The author, a college student, obtained a job as steward's helper on the dilapidated old "Eliza Anderson". Storm-tossed, this old tub barely reached Unalaska, where she was abandoned, part of the passenger list returning to Seattle and the remainder, including the author proceeding to St. Michael on the 'Baranof', a whaler. The voyage upriver to Dawson was undertaken on the 'W.K.Merwin', which pushed a scow ahead of her. It was now Oct. 10th and there was insufficient time to reach Dawson before the freeze-up. The author spent the winter on the scow, tied up in a blind slough opposite the Eskimo village of Nunabislogarth. A complete description of Eskimo life ensues. Dawson was reached in 1898. There Mr. Wiedemann worked a claim on a 'lay' during the following winter, cleared $5,000, returned to San Francisco in 1899, and there earned the title of 'Klondike Kid'. He blew his entire capital in reckless living and arrived back in Seattle with the same sum he had when he left in 1897, to wit, ten cents!" Ricks. Good, in hardbound/softbound hybrid. Rubber-stamped at the bottom of the title page is 'Complimentary copy not for sale or rent'. INV#1169. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Wilkerson, Albert. DETERMINATIVE MINERALOGY FOR THE ALASKAN PROSPECTOR. University of Alaska. 1937. 56pp. softbound. good. INV#1179. $25.00 plus $3 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
Winslow, Kathryn. BIG PAN-OUT. Pierre Berton, THE eminent Klondike historian (who grew up in Dawson) says "...of more than 100 volumes that deal directly with the [Klondike gold rush]...only two, in my opinion, make any attempt to describe the stampede as a whole. These are Tappan Adney's The Klondike Stampede...and Kathryn Winslow's Big Pan-Out". 
Young, S. Hall. THE KLONDIKE CLAN: A Tale of the Great Stampede. Revell. 1916. 393pp. First edition, ?printing. Light blue boards, lighter blue sky above AB mountain, spine title in black lettering. Very attractive binding. A story of the Klondike, based on the author's first hand experience. S. Hall Young was a very early pioneer of Alaska, arriving in Wrangel in 1878 as a Presbyterian missionary. He is most known today for his trip with John Muir to Glacier Bay in 1879-80. Fine, clean and bright; the lightest wear to the spine edges. INV#1183. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Young, S. Hall. THE KLONDIKE CLAN: A Tale of the Great Stampede. Revell. 1916. 393pp. First edition, ?printing. Dark blue boards, white sky above AB mountain, spine title in white lettering. A story of the Klondike, based on the author's first hand experience. S. Hall Young was a very early pioneer of Alaska, arriving in Wrangel in 1878 as a Presbyterian missionary. He is most known today for his trip with John Muir to Glacier Bay in 1879-80. Very good. INV#1184. $48.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
Young, S. Hall. THE KLONDIKE CLAN: A Tale of the Great Stampede. Revell. 1916. 393pp. First edition, ?printing. Dark blue boards, white sky above AB mountain, spine title in white lettering. A story of the Klondike, based on the author's first hand experience. S. Hall Young was a very early pioneer of Alaska, arriving in Wrangel in 1878 as a Presbyterian missionary. He is most known today for his trip with John Muir to Glacier Bay in 1879-80. Worn, soiled, reading copy. INV#1185. $15.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 

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