Lot 176 of 305:
First book printed in Seattle  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,700
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,000

Title:
Report of the Chief Engineer of the Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad and Transportation Company, to the Trustees and Stockholders, November 1874

Author:
**

Place:
Seattle, W.T.

Publisher:
Intelligencer Book and Job Printing Office

Date:
1874

Description:
48 pp. Large folding map. (8vo) original printed wrappers. Custom cloth box. First Edition. The first book to have been printed in Seattle. Proposal for a narrow-gauge railroad crossing the Cascades and connecting the cities of Seattle and Walla Walla. The map is titled, "Map of Washington Territory and Oregon with portions of adjoining Territories with the Route of the Seattle & Walla Walla Rail Road", 54.5x41.7 cm. Some copies apparently also contained a map of the city of Seattle, not present in this copy and not appearing to have ever been included. Howes calls for only a single map. Rare, no copies having appeared at auction since the Streeter sale in 1968.

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Condition:
Some light wear at wrapper edges, one small tape repair on each of the front and rear wrappers; near fine.


 
Item number:
212168
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