Lot 99 of 739:
Crofutt's Trans-Continental Tourist's Guide, 1872  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$144
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Crofutt's Trans-Continental Tourist's Guide, Containing a Full and Authentic Description of Over Five Hundred Cities, Towns, Villages, Stations...From The Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean

Author:
Crofutt, George

Place:
New York

Publisher:
George Crofutt

Date:
1872

Description:

224pp. including illustrations, plus 8pp. of advertisements, and six folding sheets with plates and maps printed on both sides. (12mo) 17.2x12.5 cm (6¾5, brown cloth with gilt titles on front cover, brown endpapers, a.e.g. Fourth Volume, Third Annual Revised

Crofutt started publication of his guides in 1869 and issued them annually.  This is apparently the third or fourth revision, described on the titlepage as "Fourth Volume, Third Annual Revised."  Wonderfully illustrated with plates depicting railway routes and scenery from all over the West (e.g. Yellowstone Park, Salt Lake City, and Omaha Bridge).  Crofutt guides rarely escaped heavy use, but the present copy is in quite nice condition.  The best guide of its day to the Pacific Railroad.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Wear to spine and bottom edge; pencil scribblings on endpapers; very good.


 
Item number:
292753a
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