Appletons' Railroad and Steamboat Companion...
by Williams, W.
D. Appleton & Company,
313pp, illus, maps [8pp advts]. 12mo. Original printed boards. Light wear to extremities and internal browning, remarkably nice. A variant edition from Howes who calls for an 1848 edition with 12 maps; this has 30 maps on 22 sheets, five folding the rest double page. Collated complete with all of the maps called for present. Subtitled: "A complete guide to the White Mountains, Catskill Mountains, &c., Saratoga Springs, Virginia Springs, and other watering-places; with the places of fashionable and healthful resort; and containing full and accurate descriptions of the principal cities, towns and villages, the natural and artificial curiosities in the vicinity of the routes with distances, fares, &c." Thus a fascinating description of the country at mid-century, including material on the development of the railroad infrastructure. Seldom seen in this good condition. Howes W489.
Book Id: 21272