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The Gold Fever or Two Years in Alaska A True Narrative of Actual Events as Experienced by the Author by  J. D. [James Duncan] FRASER - Signed First Edition - 1923 - from Long Brothers Fine and Rare Books (SKU: 1)

The Gold Fever or Two Years in Alaska A True Narrative of Actual Events as Experienced by the Author

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The Gold Fever or Two Years in Alaska A True Narrative of Actual Events as Experienced by the Author

by FRASER, J. D. [James Duncan]

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[Honolulu or San Francisco]: NP, 1923. First Edition, First Printing. Green wraps, with title and rules printed in black. Very Good+. 8vo. Pp. 100. A particularly fresh copy, with slight closed tears (1") at front cover hinge at head and tail. Please see photos. Amid "excitement caused by this gold fever, and the frantic preparations made to get there, and get there quick," Fraser departed San Francisco for Skagway on the S.S. Queen in early January, 1898. "The fever was in the air. The general salutation when you met an acquaintance was, 'Are you going to the Klondike?'." Includes an anecdote about "confidence men of Seattle" -- "Seattle was Klondike crazy. More so, if possible, than San Francisco." Contains two pages on scurvy. As an accurate journalist living in San Francisco, Fraser was cautious about overstating the palpable West Coast hullabaloo generated by the discovery of Yukon gold. The Arctic Bibliography, Ricks and Smith indicate Honolulu as place of publication; Wickersham lists San Francisco. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY, 5212. RICKS, p.102; SMITH 3268; WICKERSHAM, 26. Bookseller inventory R10182B.

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Long Brothers Fine and Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
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Title
The Gold Fever or Two Years in Alaska A True Narrative of Actual Events as Experienced by the Author
Author
FRASER, J. D. [James Duncan]
Format/binding
Green wraps, with title and rules printed in black
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Publisher
NP
Place of Publication
[Honolulu or San Francisco]
Date Published
1923
Keywords
Cape Hinchenbrook Cape St. Elis Cape Golovin dawson y. t. yukon territory Fairbanks, Fort Yukon, Seward Peninsula, Alatna, Kobuk, Nome, Tanana, Iditarod, Nome, Candle Creek, Seward's Icebox, Skaguay Soapy Smith Frederick Drumpf Trumpf

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