Through the Yukon Gold Diggings, A Narrative of Personal Travel. ALASKA, Josiah Edward Spurr.

Through the Yukon Gold Diggings, A Narrative of Personal Travel

Boston: Eastern Publishing Company, 1900.

First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 5.5" x 8.25". 276 pp, pictorial cloth, with 25 illustrations from photographs credited to A. Brooks, F.C. Schrader, A. Beverly Smith, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Spine chipped at head and lightly sunned, small ink stain on front board. An engaging account of Spurr's experiences on an exploratory trip made for the USGS in 1896. He traveled via Dyea and the Chilkoot Pass to the upper Yukon River and down its course to St. Michael, encountering natives, traders, missionaries, prospectors, whiskey smugglers, and other colorful characters along the route. He published the scientific findings of the expedition as Geology of the Yukon Gold District in 1898. Arctic Bib. 16657; Tourville 4273; Wickersham 4417.

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