Sale 19JJ01 | Lot 28

[ALASKA] [JONES, EDWARD D.]. Manuscript notebook detailing a 1919 Alaskan hunting trip.

Catalogue: Americana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson
[ALASKA]  [JONES, EDWARD D.]. Manuscript notebook detailing a 1919 Alaskan hunting trip.

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Lot 28
[ALASKA] [JONES, EDWARD D.]. Manuscript notebook detailing a 1919 Alaskan hunting trip.
An approximately 150 pp. manuscript in pencil written in a tight script on the recto and verso of all sheets of a "West Coast Stenographer's Note Book," 8 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, the upper cover titled in manuscript "Book 1/Notes Alaska trip/1919," the notebook housed in a folding cloth case. The upper cover restored replacing losses, old dampstain affects the top portion of the first few pages only, a few leaves becoming detached.
This manuscript opens describing the voyage to Alaska from Oakland. It goes on to describe Alaska ("there is no Garden of Eden now... If you like a new country and pioneering you can find all you want in Alaska"), mentions the Guggenheim and other copper mines, and hunting ("I saw tracks of a medium sized deer, made since yesterday..."). A long and interesting manuscript worthy of research (the author's name here supplied from the spine label).


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Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $593 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $593 (includes buyer's premium)

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Americana from the Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 12pm EST