4 volumes. Each volume describes a route through the West. Part A: St. Paul, Minnesota to Seattle. Part B: Omaha to San Francisco. Part C: Kansas City to Los Angeles. Part D: Seattle to Los Angeles. The emphasis is on the history and geology of locations along each route. Each volume has numerous foldout maps bound in with a total of 101 maps in all four volumes. All maps are present. There are black and white photos in each volume. The covers are flexible leather and all are heavily worn at the edges. The pages and maps are clean and unmarked. No foxing, underlining or notations. The bindings are secure with no loose pages or maps. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Guidebook of the Western United States. ...
Publisher: Government Printing Office / United States Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, Washington D. C.
Publication Date: 1915
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Printing Office 1916-1933, Washington, 1916. Five octavo volumes. All dated 1916 but for Part F which is dated 1933. Part A: The Northern Pacific Route with a Side Trip to Yellowstone Park. Part B: The Overland Route with a Side Trip to Yellowstone Park. Part C: The Santa Fe Route with a Side Trip to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado. Part D: The Shasta Route and Coast Line. Part F: Southern Pacific Lines. All volumes complete. Parts A, B & C in publisher's red cloth with with gilt spine lettering. Parts D & F in publisher's printed wrappers. Part A with front and rear inner hinges a bit loose and with bumped corners. Overall, a very good set in attractive publisher's bindings."An increasingly large number of thoughtful and observant travelers journey over the four great railroad lines that are covered by these guides [Part F had yet to be published]. It is safe to say that they will be the most commonly used books of their class among American travelers in the United States. They deserve almost unlimited praise for their high professional character, their originality of treatment, and their painstaking attention to the traveler's point of view" (Bulletin of the American Geographical Society, Vol. 47, No. 9). Seller Inventory # 72311