THE GOLD FIELDS OF CANADA AND HOW TO REACH THEM: Being an Account of the Routes and Mineral Resources of North-Western Canada

London: George Philip & Son, 1898. First edition. Hardcover. 268 p. Three maps, including the folding frontispiece. The so-called "cheap edition" of this Klondike Gold Rush guidebook, also published as The Routes and Mineral Resources of North Western Canada (1898). Dyer, the Honorary Secretary of the Incorporated London Chamber of Mines, describes not only the principal means of reaching the Upper Yukon Country, but also "the resources, chief waterways, routes and distances around and throughout the far Northern Dominion, and more particularly of the Yukon-Mackenzie Country and the means of access to that region." Includes a wealth of information on the would-be prospectors, from dog-trains and reindeer transport to Klondike market prices in July 1897. Octavo. Original yellow cloth binding, with black titles. The contents are toned. Minor dampstain to the top edge and the top corners of the boards. Some general soiling and minor shelfwear to the boards. Scarce. Good. Item #64139

Price: $200.00

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