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Title:
Proceedings of the Friends of a Rail-Road to San Francisco, at the Public Meeting, Held at the U.S. Hotel, in Boston, April 19, 1849. Including an Address to the People of the U. States; Showing that, P.P.F. Degrand's Plan is the Only One, as Yet Proposed, which will Secure Promptly and Certainly...the Construction of a Railroad to California....

Author:
**

Place:
Boston

Publisher:
Dutton & Wentworth

Date:
1849

Description:
24 pp. 9¼x5¾, original printed wrappers. Fourth Edition. One of the earliest proposals for a transcontinental railroad, indicating the swiftness with which the Gold Rush spurred a clamour to unite the continent. Degrand claims that "the plan which I propose, will finish the Road in 4 years, and thenceforth every mother in the old United States, will be enabled to hear from her son, if in California, within 7 days, by regular mail, and almost instantaneously by telegraph." This is the same year as the first edition, or printing, one of several during 1849. The page count, 24, is the same as the first printing; later editions had 32 pages. Cowan p.513; Sabin 19303 (listing only a fourth edition in the same year).

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Condition:
Rear cover detached, short tears to edges, vertical crease to middle throughout, some soiling, "Duplicate" rubberstamped and corner clipped on lower front cover and first page, still very good.


 
Item number:
117056
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