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Railroad to the Pacific. Northern Route. Its General Character, Relative Merits, Etc.

Edwin F. Johnson

Published by Railroad Journal Job Printing Office, 1854
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Gunn Books (Wooster, OH, U.S.A.)

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166pp; 4 maps; 7 plates. Howes J-133: "First Edition in book form, but styles itself 2nd edition, having previously appeared in a periodical. Favors the Northern route and predicts a great future for the Columbia River region." An unusually nice copy in an original 3/4 leather binding with relatively minor scuffing to the extremities; interior clean & tight. Folding profile and maps look unused; minor darkening of the plates but very little foxing throughout the book. A superlative copy of a rare railroad item that has seldom come up for sale. The author was a fine engineer and ultimately the chief of engineering for the construction of the Northern Pacific. Herein he summarizes the route later followed by the line, one of the most elaborate works issued before the Railroad Surveys. There is much information on the terrain of the proposed route, the findings of earlier explorers, climate, soil, etc. Projected railroad routes are shown on the maps, with possible routes outlined. "This is in many ways an extraordinary map.It has the routes of Lewis and Clark, Fremont and Emory well drawn, and its showing of the general features of the topography is also excellent, considering the time of its preparation" - Wheat. WAGNER-CAMP 239. HOWES J133. GRAFF 2216. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 811. SABIN 36207. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 240. Bookseller Inventory # 003390

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Title: Railroad to the Pacific. Northern Route. Its...

Publisher: Railroad Journal Job Printing Office

Publication Date: 1854

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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