Publication: Privately printed, 1914, NP
Vol 2, No. 20. 10 1/8" x 7" in gray stiff printed wrappers with decorative scrolling printed in blue. 12 pages, illustrations. From 1906 - 1912 Belmore Browne and H.C. Parker of Columbia University made three unsuccessful attempts to climb Mt. McKinley. During that time Browne lived the life of an Alaskan. This booklet offers his first-hand accounts of his first impressions, the coast of Alaska, interior Alaska, the landscape, the Alaskan dogs, Juneau, Mount St. Elias, etc. Numerous photographs throughout to include pictures of dogs, dog team and sled, totem poles, Dawson, rapids on the Yukon River, a prospector's home, Indians and an Indian village, Susitna Station, etc. Ends with a letter from Belmore Browne to the editor of The Mentor answering the question "What does Alaska mean to me, and in what way does it stir me most." 6 - gravures with information on the reverse side of the pictures inserted at rear to include Yakutat Bay, a placer gold mine on Moose Creek, Mount McKinley, a mail dog team crossing Crow Creek Pass, the Parker-Browne Party climbing Mount McKinley, and a team of 18 dogs at a roadhouse. Over-sized wrappers are worn at edges and at spine along with light tanning to borders. One 1" closed tear to gravure entitled, "A Placer Gold Mine on Moose Creek." Very good. An interesting collection of reminiscences.
Inventory Number: 38858