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The Hermit of Shark Tooth Shoal (1950)

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 undated short book was adapted from an original story by Edward Paramore and first appeared in Vanity Fair magazine in 1921, a parody of poems originally by Robert Service. The pamphlet's date of publication was confirmed by an October 1950 newspaper review. It was lithographed by the Sitka Printing Company and credits Dale for its "Dizzy Pix," and was 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.