BOOKS ON SLED DOGS, MUSHING, DOG TEAMS, IDITAROD, SLED DOG RACING. 

Anderson, Eva. DOG-TEAM DOCTOR: The Story of Dr. Romig. Caxton. 1941 (1940). 3rd. printing. 299pp. Romig came to Alaska in 1896. Much of the book deals with his medical work with the Yupik eskimo people scattered along the Kuskokwim River, in southwestern Alaska. Signed by the author. Fine. INV#1144. $60.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
Anderson, Eva. DOG-TEAM DOCTOR: The Story of Dr. Romig. Caxton. 1941 (1940). 3rd. printing. 299pp. Romig came to Alaska in 1896. Much of the book deals with his medical work with the Yupik eskimo people scattered along the Kuskokwim River, in southwestern Alaska. Very good. INV#1142. $50.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
Anderson, Eva. DOG-TEAM DOCTOR: The Story of Dr. Romig. Caxton. 1942 (1940). 4th. printing. 299pp. Romig came to Alaska in 1896. Much of the book deals with his medical work with the Yupik eskimo people scattered along the Kuskokwim River, in southwestern Alaska. Very good. INV#1137. $50.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
Anderson, Eva. DOG-TEAM DOCTOR: The Story of Dr. Romig. Caxton. 1943 (1940). 5th. printing. 299pp. Romig came to Alaska in 1896. Much of the book deals with his medical work with the Yupik eskimo people scattered along the Kuskokwim River, in southwestern Alaska. Good, reading copy. INV#1148. $32.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
Anderson, Eva. DOG-TEAM DOCTOR: The Story of Dr. Romig. Caxton. 1947 (1940). 7th. printing. 299pp. Romig came to Alaska in 1896. Much of the book deals with his medical work with the Yupik eskimo people scattered along the Kuskokwim River, in southwestern Alaska. Very good in faded spine dust jacket. INV#1138. $45.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
Caldwell, Elsie. ALASKA TRAIL DOGS. Smith. 1945. 150pp. First edition, cover lettering in silver. Chapters on notable sled dogs from throughout Alaska in the early nineteen hundreds. Very good. INV#1149. SOLD
Caldwell, Elsie. ALASKA TRAIL DOGS. Smith. 1945. 150pp. Later edition, cover lettering in gold. Chapters on notable sled dogs from throughout Alaska in the early nineteen hundreds. Very good. INV#1150. $28.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
Darling, Esther Birdsall. BALDY OF NOME. Robertson. 1913. 76pp. First edition. RARE. The story of Baldy, the lead dog, and Scotty Allan. Very slight damage to tops of pages in second half of book, otherwise fine and unopened, in about very good dust jacket. INV#1145. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Darling, Esther Birdsall. BALDY OF NOME. Penn. 1916. 301pp. First edition of the enlarged edition. The story of Baldy, the lead dog, and Scotty Allan. Good, light foxing. INV#1125. SOLD
Darling, Esther Birdsall. BALDY OF NOME. Penn. 1920 (1916). 301pp. The story of Baldy, the lead dog, and Scotty Allan. Some water marks and abrasions on back cover, spine extremities worn, most of white lettering on cover flaked off, rear hinge going, otherwise very good. INV#1152. $38.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
Garst, Shannon. SCOTTY ALLAN: King of the Dog-team Drivers. Messner. 1960 (1946). Xlibrary, rebound. Very good. Written in story form, with bibliography and index. INV#1132. $25.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
Jones, Tim. THE LAST GREAT RACE: The Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Madrona. 1982. First edition. 266pp. The history and story of the Iditarod told by a musher who completed it twice. Fine/fine (price clipped dj). The hardbound edition is out of print. INV#1130. $35.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
Marsh, George. TOILERS OF THE TRAILS. Penn. 1921. First edition. Handsome illustration of a color painting of a dog team pasted on front cover. A story of voyageurs and dogs in upper Canada, fiction, I presume. Fine. INV#1123. $48.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
Marsh, George. TOILERS OF THE TRAILS. Penn. 1921. First edition. Handsome illustration of a color painting of a dog team pasted on front cover. A story of voyageurs and dogs in upper Canada, fiction, I presume. Signed by the author. Very good. INV#1126. $48.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
Mosley, Marilyn C. DACHSHUND TRAILS NORTH. nd. softcover. Signed by the author. Small stains affecting cover and first few pages, otherwise very good. INV#1122. $12.00 plus $2.50 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book. 
Nielsen, Nicki. THE IDITAROD: Women on the Trail. Wolfdog Publications. 1986. First edition. Softbound. 73pp. A history of the women who have run the Iditarod, with historical photos of points on the trail, from the author's collection. Fine. INV#1136. $12.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book . 
North, Dick. THE LOST PATROL. Alaska Northwest. 1983 (1978). 4th printing. softbound. 138pp. The story of the North-West Mounted Police's ill-fated sled dog patrol of the country between Dawson City and Fort McPherson during the winter of 1910-11. Out of print. INV#1139. $15.00 plus $2.50 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
Ricker, Elizabeth M. SEPPALA: ALASKAN DOG DRIVER. Little Brown. 1931 (1930). This edition printed 5 months after the first edition. 295pp. The author writes the prologue, then allows Seppala to tell his own story. For more on the famous sled dog racer Leonhard Seppala, see Alaska Journal 9(2):5; 9(4):94; 10(3):13; and Alaska Sportsman May61:12; July61:8; Jan62:17. Xlibrary, otherwise very good. INV#1118. SOLD
Ricker, Elizabeth M. SEPPALA: ALASKAN DOG DRIVER. Little Brown. 1930. First edition. 295pp. The author writes the prologue, then allows Seppala to tell his own story. For more on the famous sled dog racer Leonhard Seppala, see Alaska Journal 9(2):5; 9(4):94; 10(3):13; and Alaska Sportsman May61:12; July61:8; Jan62:17. Severe moisture damage to spine, inside very clean and fine; a good candidate for a nice leather binding. SOLD
Ricker, Elizabeth M. SEPPALA: ALASKAN DOG DRIVER. Little Brown. 1930. First edition. 295pp. The author writes the prologue, then allows Seppala to tell his own story. Xlibrary. Dampstaining to all pages, mostly affecting the outer half of each page. The dampstains start at the top edge (middle of page) and extends about 1/8 inch into the page, by the time it reaches the outer top corner it's about 1/4 inch into the margins, then down the fore edge it increases its penetration until at the bottom it extends into each page about 3/4 of an inch, but still stays in the margins. The dampstain at the bottom edge is similar to the top edge. Externally the dampstains have discolored the front and back covers at the toe. Still a useable copy of a very scarce book. No dust jacket. Previous owner has taped in newspaper articles about the book. For more on the famous sled dog racer Leonhard Seppala, see Alaska Journal 9(2):5; 9(4):94; 10(3):13; and Alaska Sportsman May61:12; July61:8; Jan62:17. INV#5555. $125.00 plus $5 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 

Togo's Fireside Reflections
by Elizabeth Ricker

Signed by Leonhard Seppala

*VERY RARE SLED DOG TITLE*
                       
    Copies of Togo's Fireside Reflections are very rare.

This one with a nice inscription from Leonhard Seppala:
"Sincerely Leonhard Seppala and Togo Sepp."

for more info on Togo, Leonhard Seppala's famous Siberian Husky, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Togo_(dog)

Spine has been reinforced. Contents quite clean. Much less wear than is usually found with this title.

No dog musher's library is complete without this important rarity.

Togo was the son of Suggen, Seppala's lead dog during the 1914 All-Alaska Sweepstakes.

keywords: Serum Run, sled dogs, Iditarod, husky, huskies, mushing, diptheria serum, Nome, Iditarod Trail, musher.

SOLD, but I have a nice unsigned copy for sale.







For sale: Togo's Fireside Reflections by
              Elizabeth Ricker. Signed by Togo!
Togo's Fireside Reflections
by Elizabeth Ricker

Signed by Togo Togo himself with his paw print, and Leonhard Seppala

*VERY RARE SLED DOG TITLE*
                       
    Copies of Togo's Fireside Reflections are very rare.

The Holy Grail of sled dog books!

for more info on Togo, Leonhard Seppala's famous Siberian Husky, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Togo_(dog)

Contents quite clean. Much less wear than is usually found with this title.


 I'm selling this important piece at a price well below what the only other one sold for
(on eBay) and that copy had water damage to all of the pages and a detached spine.
Seppala or Ricker has placed a piece of wax paper over Togo's paw print to protect it.

This treasure is worthy of being in any museum in Alaska.

Togo was the son of Suggen, Seppala's lead dog during the 1914 All-Alaska Sweepstakes.

keywords: Serum Run, sled dogs, Iditarod, husky, huskies, mushing, diptheria serum, Nome, Iditarod Trail, musher.

SOLD
(But I may have another, ask)
For sale: Togo's
              Fireside Reflections by Elizabeth Ricker. Signed by Togo! For sale: Togo's
              Fireside Reflections by Elizabeth Ricker. Signed by Togo!




Riddles, Libby, and Tim Jones. RACE ACROSS ALASKA: The First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story. Stackpole. 1988. Softbound. Very good. (in print at $16.95) INV#1141. $12.95 plus $3 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book . 
Scott, Alastair. TRACKS ACROSS ALASKA: A Dog Sled Journey. Atlantic. 1990. First edition. Like the title says, a sled dog journey across Alaska, by a Scottish adventurer. Hardbound edition is out of print. Fine/fine, as new. INV#1131. $28.00 plus $4 postage & packing (international orders extra) for first book, $1 for each additional book .









(Leonhard Seppala)

La Alaska Stafeto

La Alaska stafeto kaj Kaptitoj de la glacirokoj

 (in the Esperanto language)

by František Omelka
Esperanto Publishing Co.,
Rickmansworth, Anglujo (England). 1952.
96 pages

*VERY RARE SLED DOG TITLE*
No copies at the Alaska State Library.
For the Leonhard Seppala collector who has everything!
                       
$95.00 plus $5 postage by priority mail (international orders extra) for this book.
 orders to dick@AlaskaWanted.com
For sale: very rare
              Leonard Seppala book in the Esperanto language.






Sherwonit, Bill. IDITAROD: The Great Race to Nome. Alaska Northwest. 1991. Softcover. 144pp. Many color photographs. Fine, as new. INV#1140. SOLD
Shields, Mary. SLED DOG TRAILS. Pyrola. 1988 (1984). 127pp. softcover. Mary Shields was the first woman to complete the Iditarod Trail sled dog race, in 1974. Signed by the author. Very good. INV#1127. $10.00 plus $3 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book. 
Shields, Mary. SLED DOG TRAILS. Pyrola. 1988 (1984). 127pp. softcover. Mary Shields was the first woman to complete the Iditarod Trail sled dog race, in 1974. Fine, as new. INV#1128. $10.00 plus $3 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book. 
Stuck, Hudson. TEN THOUSAND MILES WITH A DOG SLED: A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska. Bison. 1988 (1914). Softbound reprint edition. This famous missionary, who led the first successful expedition to climb Mt. McKinley (Denali), spent 8 years dog sledding the frozen rivers of interior Alaska and the Seward Peninsula. One of the great classics of Alaska adventure literature. Fine, as new. INV#1129. $12.95 plus $3 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this book, $1 for each additional book. . 
Walden, Arthur T. A DOG-PUNCHER ON THE YUKON. Houghton Mifflin. 1931 (1928). 289pp. Walden landed at Dyea in March 1896, and went over the Chilkoot Pass to the Yukon River, and down to Circle City. He was part of the stampede from Circle City to Dawson City, and later on down the Yukon River to Nome. Much on the use of dog teams during the gold rush, from the author's personal experiences. None other than William Ogilvie praises this book. A very important book on life and travel in Alaska and the Yukon Territory, around the time of the Klondike gold rush. INV#1158. For price and availability email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Wirt, Loyal. ALASKAN ADVENTURES: A Tale of Our Last Frontier, and of 'Whiskers', Gallant Leader of the First Dog Team to Cross Alaska. Revell. 1937. First edition. 124pp. Wirt was sent, in 1899, from Sitka to Nome, by Gov. Brady, to look after the welfare of the stampeders of the Nome gold rush. He spent 6 days in Nome assessing the situation, and left for Seattle for food and medicla supplies. He brought these materials to Nome but realized much more was needed, and by mid-winter he headed out of Nome with a dog team for Katmai, where he was told a steamer would be. Upon reaching Katmai he discovered that they had only one steamer a year, and the next one was in four months. Wirt was able to convince the chief to make a daring winter crossing of Shelikoff Straits to Kodiak, in a three hole baidarka, where a ship could be caught south. He went to Washington, D.C., and made arrangments for a relief ship for Nome. An important and interesting book! Very good, in worn dust jacket. Signed by Loyal Wirt. INV#1156. SOLD or has been misplaced

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