Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press, 1914. First Edition. Original cloth. 8vo. 281 pp. Illustrations from photographs by W. A. Sharp. Blue pictorial cloth. A very good copy (wear to extremities; previous owner name; light spotting to covers; fading to spine). Item #19046
"A thrilling adventure of a party of eighteen gold seekers who left New York City in the winter of 1897, headed by Arthur A. Dietz... Of the eighteen men who started out, only four of the party ever reached civilization alive, and of the four, two are totally blind, while the other two men were left with very poor sight, due to the glaring effect of the sun on the snow and ice. the party traveled many miles into the very heart of Alaska, crossing immense glaciers, which had never been crossed by white man before. This wondrful true adventure is far more absorbing than any of the fiction that has been written about Alaska and has a decided educational value." - Preface.