Lot 416 of 457:
Gold Hunting in Alaska as told by Joe Grinnell, uncommon in wrappers  

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Title:
Gold Hunting in Alaska
Author:
Grinnell, Joseph
Place:
Elgin, IL
Publisher:
David C. Cook
Date:
[1901]
Description:

96 pp. Edited by Elizabeth Grinnell. Title page portrait of the author, plus photograph illustrations throughout text. 20.5x18.5 cm (8x6½") white wrappers, illustrated and printed in blue. First Edition.

Diary of a young California gold-seeker, April 8, 1898 to September 27, 1899, who later became a respected ornithologist at the University of California. He did not make his fortune, but managed to bring back "my precious birds. They are my gold." The book is "dedicated to disappointed gold-hunters the world over." The wrapper bound issue is far less common that the issue bound in cloth and marbled boards. Graff 1678; Smith 3904.

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Condition:
Cloth spine repair, chipping, flaking, staining and foxing to covers; toning throughout; overall about very good.
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Item number:
305683a
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