Harper's New York and Erie Rail-Road Guide Book Containing a Description of the Scenery, Rivers, Towns, Villages, and Most Important Works on the Road

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1855-6. Black & White Engraved Cuts, Plates, Fold-Out Map. Original cloth. Sixteenmo. viii, [9]-188 pages. Very good, ex library.

Handsome traveller's guidebook well-illustrated with 136 engravings by Lossing and Barritt. This is the 8th edition revised, enlarged, and corrected to 1856. Fold-out map at frontispiece is in excellent condition with only a few faint spots of foxing, a couple of mis-folds, but no tears whatsoever. This map is followed an engraved title page (likely done for the original 1851 edition) preceding the typeset title page. Wonderful engraved cuts throughout. Concludes with tables of distances, grades, and routes. Bound in original brown textured cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt. Some fading to binding, minor edge wear, shallow fraying at spine ends. Occasional light foxing inside, hinges remain sound. This copy is from a private institutional library and bears their catalogue number in white at heel of spine and their small circular stamp at bottom fore corner of front free endpaper.

Item #10799.417

Price: $300

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