Lot 314 of 455:
Against Mr. Asa Whitney's Railroad Scheme 1851  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
Estimate:
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Title:
Memorial Against Mr. Asa Whitney's Railroad Scheme

Author:
Plumbe, John

Place:
[Washington]

Publisher:
Buell & Blanchard

Date:
[1851]

Description:

48 pp. (8vo), bound in modern quarter black morocco and marbled boards, gilt lettered spine. First Edition. 

Rare pamphlet asserting the impossibility of crossing the Sierra Nevada by railroad. Howes P-425. Howes notes that some copies were issued with a map, Cowan says a few were, & Sabin does not mention a map.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Toning and light foxing to interior; else near fine.


 
Item number:
305257
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