THE LOST GOLD MINE OF THE HUDSON, by Tristram Coffin - 1915 [Signed 1st Ed]


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The Lost Gold Mine of the Hudson (Bay)

by A Summer Visitor / Tristram Coffin

FIRST EDITION, SIGNED and Inscribed by Tristram Coffin. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1915.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Volume displays mild overall wear and aging.
  • Blue cloth covers feature gilt and beautiful color illustration pasted on front.
  • Boards exhibit moderate overall toning and fading, and some stains to back, as well as minor edgewear.
  • Corners are mildly rubbed.
  • Spine is sunned.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Front endpaper features inscription and signature of author in fountain pen, with date and location, as well as another signature below. (See photos)
  • Frontispiece is surrounded by scattered foxing, that seems not to affect illustration, and is protected with toned and foxed tissue guard. 
  • Illustrations inside are mildly toned, as are text pages, and show occasional light marginal foxing that rarely affects picture. One picture is lightly affected by foxing. (See photos)
  • Interior is gently age-toned with rare marginal foxing. Pages are a little more toned along edges.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges display expected toning, and are a little dusty along head.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190314

64 pages. 5.5 x 8 inches.

A novel about the Gold Rush in Alaska, and the vast wild landscapes of the Hudson Bay. First told as a twilight story to his children, the tale is a historical and traditional narrative in the vein of Jack London's novels. The reader discovers or rediscovers a rich yet ruthless land, and life in a settlement, as they confront the fauna, the weather, and the magnificent landscapes of the Hudson. 

Illustrated with B&W photographs and a B&W frontis capturing a scene from the story.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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