The Hermit of Shark Tooth Shoal (c. 1950)

Book (pamphlet)
Adapted from the original by Edward A. Paramore, Jr.;
Illustrated drawings by Dale DeArmond
Published by Sitka Printing Company
20 pages

AKA: Yukon Jake, The Hermit of Shark Tooth Shoal: A Ribald Tale of Sin and Seduction

Editor's note: this short book was adapted from an original story by Edward Paramore and first appeared in Vanity Fair magazine in 1921. It was a parody of poems originally by Robert Service. The undated pamphlet was lithographed by the Sitka Printing Company; it credits Dale for its "Dizzy Pix." It is estimated to have been released shortly after Dale's work first appeared in Sitka Cook Book (1949).

Today, this book is extremely scarce; it appears to exist in the permanent collection of only a few institutions. There are nine pen-and-ink illustrations by DeArmond in total; they are featured below.