BALLADS OF A CHEECHAKO.

(Toronto: William Briggs, 1909). 209 x 145 mm. (8 1/4 x 5 3/4"). 146 pp. Second Canadian Edition.

Original green cloth, upper cover with pictorial image of author and gilt lettering, smooth spine with gilt lettering, top edge gilt. With frontispiece and nine plates, all with captioned tissue guards. Front free endpaper with pencil ownership inscriptions and a small book label from the Poole Drug Co. Head and tail of spine a touch frayed, corners a little worn, upper hinge slightly weak but the binding entirely solid and in good condition overall. A couple of stains internally (one touching text), a few leaves with a little browning, otherwise entirely clean and bright.

Often called the "Bard of the Yukon," Robert Service (1874–1958) was originally born in England and at the age of 20 relocated to the Yukon Wilderness. Although he arrived after the gold rush had run its course, Service took inspiration from that period and lived in a remote cabin for several years while writing his poetry and novels. This second edition is identical to the first in terms of content, but with the addition of 10 photographs.
(CMH1814)

Keywords: Canadiana

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BALLADS OF A CHEECHAKO. ROBERT W. SERVICE.
BALLADS OF A CHEECHAKO.

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