Chicago: The Chicago Record Co, 1897.
"Souvenir Edition" stamped in gilt on upper cover. Plates and illustrations. 413pp, plus ads in the rear. 8vo. Bright Copy in the Very Rare in Dust Jacket. Publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, in publisher's plain dust jacket lettered in red. Chips to top and bottom of spine panel of jacket, else very fine Kurutz 128b; Smith 1707; Tourville 913; Arctic Bibliography 3111. Item #353743
"The Chicago Record newspaper published what is arguably the best known of all the Klondike guidebooks. The advertising matter in the back of the volume proudly narrates how the newspaper's on-the-spot reporters covered every aspect of the Yukon gold mania from the beginning ... Put together quickly to capitalize on the great discovery, the thick volume provided detailed information for would-be stampeders on routes, outfits, geography and climate, the richness of the placers, hints for miners, mining laws, gold pan values, mail service, and life in Dawson City" (Kurutz).
This copy the first issue of the "souvenir edition" with its highly decorated pictorial binding. Kurutz does not record a dust jacket.
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