St. Paul, MN: West Publishing, 1973.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Reprint of the 1938 edition. 514 pp, illustrated and indexed; black boards stamped in gilt, no dust jacket. Lower corners lightly bumped, else fine. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "Greetings from House of Wickersham, Ruth Allman, Juneau Alaska, 1973," with a simple drawing of mountains above the inscription. House of Wickersham promotional card, with text and a photo of Ruth Allman ("your hostess and lecturer", and the niece of James Wickersham), laid in. Memoir describing Wickersham's adventurous life as a pioneer judge assigned to a vast area. Includes accounts of the trials of famous outlaws during the gold rush era; hunting; mining; and dog-sledding, as well as an his attempt--the first on record--to climb Mt. McKinley in 1903 via what is now known as the Wickersham Wall. Tourville 4858; Neate W69.