New York: Dodd Mead, 1911. First U.S. Edition. 8vo. 514 pp. 4 black & white illustrated plates by Maynard Dixon. A fine copy in about near fine dustjacket (wear to extremities & along joints; minor creasing along lower front edge). Item #20718
Robert William Service (1874 - 1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer, often called "the Bard of the Yukon ". Other than Jack London's novels, this is probably the best-selling novel of that madness. "Here at last is the story of the great stampede of gold-seekers to Alaska. It is a story of incredible daring, greed, cruelty, suffering, fortitude - a drama of epic magnitude enacted among the snow-filled passes and frozen plains of the far north." - dustjacket flap. This title was the basis for the 1928 American silent drama film featuring Harry Carey and Dolores del Río about the Klondike Gold Rush.