New York: A. Wessels, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Chocolate brown boards, with bold black and white totem to front, with gilt lettering surrounding, and to spine. Former library copy, with usual -- but MINIMAL markings -- a stamp to front pastedown, a loan register to rear free endpaper, and a pocket to rear pastedown -- that's all. Fore- and Bottom-Edges untrimmed. 379 pp. Very Good Plus. Item #74422
"This narrative is dedicated to the boys who clung to the alders while others left, condemning a country they knew nothing about." (dedication page). (??). "...This narrative was written by a follower of the trail, when there was one to follow, and not by a follower of a Longfellow, a Cooper or a Stevenson. It is told in the simnple language of the trailers and unnecessarily long words or elaborate descriptions have been avoided..." (Author's Introduction).