Utica, N.Y. T.J. Griffiths, 1870. First Edition. Hardcover. Duodecimo size, 456 pp. Very Good. Item #14122201
Full title page: "Beyond the West; Containing An Account of Two Years' Travel in That Other Half of Our Great Continent Far Beyond The Old West, On the Plains, In the Rocky Mountains, and Picturesque Parks of Colorado, Also, Characteristic Features of New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Eastern and Western Oregon, Utah, Nevada, and the Sunset Land, California The End of The West. Its Present Condition, People, Resources, Soil, Climate, Mountain Ranges, Valleys, Deserts, Mormons, Great Salt Lake, and Other Inland Waters, The Great Continental Railroad, Together With The Remarkable Mineral Deposits, and Most Wonderful Natural Scenery in the World, Both Entertaining and Instructive."
With the First Transcontinental Railroad having been completed just a year prior, the West was now open and many traveled the route, bringing back tales to the general public of the wonders of the largely hitherto unexplored part of the United States.
___DESCRIPTION: Brown cloth binding with gilt lettering on the front with a small vignette of a setting sun, gilt lettering on the spine with a small pictorial lion against a setting sun, blind-embossing on both boards, brown coated endpapers, pictorial title page of a "View of the Pacific Railroad", with five other woodcut illustrations throughout. Small Octavo size, (i-iii), iv-xii, (13), 14-444.
___CONDITION: Overall in very good condition, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, and entirely free of prior owner markings; there is some overall soiling to the binding, rubbing to the corners, head and tail of the spine, a bit of the brown coating has rubbed off to the bottom corner of the front free endpaper, and some old dampstaining to the preliminaries, not affecting any text.
___CITATION: Wright-Howes P 379.
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