Washington DC: United States Geological Survey (USGS), 1898. Hardcover. Octavo. Original paper wraps have been beautifully BOUND in Bright red boards, with black binding and bright gilt lettering. Faint spot to spine near bottom. Large (25" x 29") multi-colored map in rear pocket, appears new and never used. In the Letter of Transmittal, S. F. Emmons, the geologist who authored this report (along with the assistance of W. H. Dall and F.C. Schrader), wrote: "Sir: In accordance with your instructions, I have somewhat hastily brought together in the following pages such facts as seem likely to prove of immediate use to the prospectors and miners who may visit Alaska..." Near Fine. Item #74433
Report submitted to C.D. Walcott, Director, Department of The Interior, United States Geological Survey.
Part I offers a geographical sketch including rivers, climatic conditions, routes to the Klondike. Part 1, is the Geological sketch, including physical description, original deposits, or quartz veins; Detrital or placer deposits; Probably extent of gold-bearing deposits; Other metals than gold; and Coal and lignite. Map in rear pocket.