Douglas, Alaska: J. B. Prather (The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY), 1899. Very Good. First Edition, 1st Printing. Oblong pictorial [7.25x9in], title leave, 48 unnumbered leaves of 66 photogravures with captions; Dark brown polished padded calf covers with gilt lettering and illustration on front, brown patterned end papers, all edges trimmed; Some shelf wear to covers, edges and corners, some rubbing, scapes, and soil marks to covers, corners bumped with some fraying of calf, spine and joint rubbed and chipped at top and bottom, some age toning to text with a few soil marks along edges, both hinges cracked and tight. [Kurutz 469]. Item #14022
From Kurutz, "Prather's title accurately summarizes the contents of this pictorial volume. It superbly shows both winter and summer mining and transportation scenes." The photographs are well framed action images to show the viewer the conditions of traveling to the Klondike gold fields.