Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence. Robert W. SERVICE, William.
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence
Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence

Robert W. Service collection regarding his novel about the Klondike Gold Rush, The Trail of '98 with early correspondence

Place Published: Various
Publisher: Various
Date Published: 1911 to 1929
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding & hard cover

Robert W. Service collection contains 9 items dating from 1907 to 1929, specifically 3 books, 1 movie herald, 4 letters, and 1 photo.

3 Books:

• The Trail of '98: A Northland Romance. New York: Dodd Mead, 1911. First U.S. ed. vii, [5], 514 pp. 4 b&w plates illustrated by Maynard Dixon. A very nice copy, greyish blue cloth in dustjacket (price on spine panel, $1.30); former owner’s name inscribed on front free endpaper. Mitham A3a.

• The Trail of '98: A Northland Romance. Toronto: William Briggs, 1911. Canadian issue, integral title leaf with "Songs of a Sourdough” substituted for "The Spell of the Yukon". Greyish blue cloth in slightly nicked dustjacket (price on spine panel, $1.25), text block bowed but very good otherwise; former owner’s name inscribed on front free endpaper. Mitham A3a.1.

• La piste de 98. Paris: Éditions Cosmpolites, 1929. Trans. Miriam Dou-Desportes. Collection du lecteur no. 17. Brown paper boards, half bound in marbled paper boards, very slight tear at the top of the spine. The last leaf advertises a film with the same title by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

1 Movie herald:

• for Clarence Brown’s 1928 epic silent film based on Service’s book, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer- Pictures, featuring Ralph Forbes, Karl Dane, and Dolores del Río.

4 Letters:

• ALS from George Sampson (an editor with George Bell & Sons), 6 February 1907, advising Service not to publish his book, presumably Songs of a Sourdough, in a miniature format. Service ignored Sampson’s advice. Several books of poetry by Service appeared in miniature.

• 2 ALS to Service from John Irving (an editor in London, England), 9 June Saturday [1907, 1917?] and Sunday, thanking Service “for the pulls of the illustrations… The captions are excellent… [William Wilfred?] Campbell using his own copy of the M.S.S.”

• Incomplete ALS (4 pp.) to Service from an editor, 15 April 1910, re Gilliat’s book, Macpherson’s utterances, has written to [C.E.] Brock and returned his sketches, “I think I can improve the opening of Mr. Cody’s MS. by making chapter 3 stand first. It is an account of the Canadian North West….” H.A. Cody, the Canadian clergyman and novelist, was a rector at Whitehorse. Service, then a clerk in the Canadian Bank of Commerce, was his vestry clerk.

1 Photo:

• B&w photo of boats on the Copper River in Alaska, scene from the 1928 film. 

Robert William Service was a British-Canadian poet and writer, often called "the Bard of the Yukon".

Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Item #8637

$1,400.00 USD
$1,816.78 CAD

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