Klondike Gold Rush adventurer, dog driver, and participant in the first Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1871-1947) known as the developer of the Chinook sled dog breed. Group of four items signed by Arthur Treadwell Walden, including: a later printing of A Dog-Puncher on the Yukon, hardcover with dust jacket, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1928, signed and inscribed on the first free end page in pencil by Walden; a first edition of Leading a Dog's Life, hardcover, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1931, signed and inscribed opposite the title page in ink by Walden; a first edition of Harness and Pack, published by the American Book Company in 1935, signed on the title page in ink by Walden; and a postcard from the 1931 Wonalancet Dog Derby, signed in pencil by a number of participants, including Walden. Additionally includes four original vintage photographs of Walden and his dogs, plus a copy of the 2005 children's book The First Chinook, inspired by the adventures of Arthur T. Walden. In overall very good condition, with tears and heavy creases to the photographs.
Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
#680 - Ended December 06, 2023
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