Lot 349 of 541:
Ruffner reports on Washington 1889  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$168
Estimate:
$250 - $350

Title:
A Report on Washington Territory
Author:
Ruffner, W. H.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway
Date:
1889
Description:

242 pp. Illustrated with 12 plates from paintings, drawings, etc.; 4 plates of maps; 2 folding maps loose in rear endpaper pocket. (8vo) 22x15 cm (8¾x6"), original gilt-lettered brown cloth. First Edition.

"This book is a detailed report of the importance of the development of railroads to the economic health and growth of Washington Territory. By 1885 the city of Seattle had already built its first street car line, and in 1885 its people started another new railroad, the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern with the help of their own and Eastern capital....This book is one of the first really detailed economic reports on the future potential of the Territory..." - Tweeny "Washington Eighty-Nine" 68; Smith 8835. The maps in the rear pocket are:

  • Map No. 1. Washington Territory Showing lines of the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway... 55.5x72.5 cm. Color.
  • Untitled map of the United States. 35.5x51.5 cm.

The maps bound in the volume are: Pacific Ocean; Wilkeson Coalfield; Seattle; Spokane Falls.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
A little wear to spine ends and corners; larger map with short splits at fold intersections; very good.
 
Item number:
274033
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