New York: Harper & Brothers, 1900. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. Royal 8vo. , 471 pp. Numerous plates (including 4 fold-outs) and illustrations from drawings and photographs. Publishers red cloth with black ruling and gilt lettering. Fading to spine else a fine copy of an uncommon Klondike gold rush title. Item #17505
Adney, Special Correspondent of Harper's Weekly in the Klondike, was one of the first photojournalists to pass safely through British Columbia. As a writer for Harper's Weekly, he was sent with his camera to the Yukon from 1897 to 1898. This classic illustrated book concerns his experiences in the Yukon, of which numerous editions have been printed. "Journalist's account of the gold rush to the Yukon in 1897-98, with informative chapters on trails, dogs and dog driving, mining methods, and social conditions in Dawson" - Arctic Bibliograph 55. "One of the better contemporary accounts of the Klondike rush." - Graff 22 (Howes 92).