Classical Portfolio of Primitive Carriers Containing a Picturesque Account of the Origin and Evolution of Transportation and Embracing Fifteen Hundred Beautiful Engravings Portraying the Primitive People of the World and Their Methods of Carriage

Kirkman, Marshall M.

Published by The World Railway Publishing Company, Chicago, 1895
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Oblong folio hardcover in fine brown leatherette covers; bright gilt lettering on front cover; all edges gilt; endpapers are marbeled paper; tight binding as hinges and gutters strong; pages are quite bright, glossy and unfoxed; the covers have the faintest of rubbing at edges. Else VG+ to NF-. A remarkably intact and solid copy free of faults despite size and weight (over 5 lbs) . About 300 pages, with hundreds of line drawings and vignettes concerning modes of carry/transportation, wagons, horses, animals, humans carrying loads, baskets, burdens, babies, etc. Many topics covered including railroads, autos, etc. Well researched as each local of the world is pictured such that one gains knowledge of local customs, dress, animals, habits, etc. This book is to be enjoyed and treasured. Scarce.; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 300 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 18301

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Title: Classical Portfolio of Primitive Carriers ...

Publisher: The World Railway Publishing Company, Chicago

Publication Date: 1895

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Edition: First Edition :.

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