One of 50 Copies

Frances Lake, Yukon. Dawson 1887 Hunter 1923.

Flushing, Long Island: [Marion Press], 1924.

Price: $3,000.00


About the item

Copy #X of 50 copies. Printed at the Marion Press. Inscribed on the colophon page to Thomas A. Larremore April 2/26 from the printer Frank E. Hopkins. Larremore was the bibliographer of the Marion Press. Illustrated with folding map, folding view, numerous photographic plates and inserted sketch maps. Pp. 103, [1, colophon]. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 50 Copies. Original quarter brown morocco and cloth, titled in gilt. Stamp of Robert Pierce on the front pastedown. Streeter 3627; Phillips, p. 190. Larremore, The Marion Press no. 183 & pp. 150 & 160; Not in Heller.

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“A very interesting journal with sketch maps and drawings and photographs. Touches much country not before described and goats are discovered near Frances Lake …” — Phillips

Streeter: Hunter’s narration of his journey “to the Yukon in quest of Frances Lake” is taken from his diary. “Many things that I wrote in the field last summer read queerly today, but that may be accounted for by the fact that here on Long Island I am neither tired, hungry, nor wet. These three things strangely influence the amateur explorer.”

The author thanks Charles Shelton of Washington, D.C. in the Aplogia for giving himm the idea to search for sheep at Frances Lake.