Item #21217 Our New West. Records of Travel between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean . . . including a full description of the Pacific Railroad; and of the Life of the Mormons, Indians, and Chinese. Samuel Bowles.

Our New West. Records of Travel between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean . . . including a full description of the Pacific Railroad; and of the Life of the Mormons, Indians, and Chinese.

Hartford, Conn. Published by Subscription Only, Hartford Publishing Co., 1869. First edition. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), recent half leather and marbled sides, 524 pages. Frontis, 13 plates (including a map). Light damp-stain to the lower corners of the leaves in the latter quarter of the book. Item #21217

An account of travel in the West subsequent to the opening of the Transcontinental Railroad from the editor of the Springfield Republican, an expanded follow-up to his 1865 Across the Continent. Flake-Draper 768: “Devotes several chapters to Mormonism.” Nice early ink stencil on a front blank for C. Parsons, a Saline, Mich., dry goods and clothing store.

Price: $50.00

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