WRIGHT, Allen A.
Title: Prelude to Bonanza : The Discovery and Exploration of the Yukon. First Edition in dustjacket, inscribed.
Publisher:  Gray's Publishing Ltd, Sidney, B.C, 1976, ISBN:0888260628
Seller ID: 101468
WRIGHT, Allen A. Prelude to Bonanza : The Discovery and Exploration of the Yukon. Sidney, B.C. : Gray's Publishing Ltd., 1976. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-[xi],(1),1-321,(3),+ 8 p.maps. 8vo, orange-brown cloth. "This book is the most definitive work on the history of the dioscovery, exploration and development of the Yukon, up to the turn of the century. Well researched and clearly written, it tells of the colourful events and of the determined andimaginative individuals who loved and believed in the great North; who hel ped shape its past and to prepare for its future. The fur traders, scientists, missionaries, miners, surveyors and explorers, many of whose names appear on the maps of today, are brought vividly to life through the many journals, diaries, official reports and letters which Allen Wright meticulously researched." - from the dj. Contents: 1. The Russian Americans: The Approach By Sea; 2. The Hudson's Bay Company: The Approach by Land; 3. The Hudson's Bay Copmany: Linkup and Expulsion; 4. The Lower Yukon: The End of an Era;5. Soldiers, Sailors, Miners and Missionaries; 6. Ottawa in the Northwest: The Yukon Expedition; 7. Surveyors and Explorers; 8. Prelude to Bonanza. V ery good in dustjacket. Signed and inscribed by Wright on the half-title leaf. 40.00