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The Illustrated Handbook for Travelers Through the United States of America by  J. Calvin Smith - Hardcover - 1847 - from Back of Beyond Books, ABAA and

The Illustrated Handbook for Travelers Through the United States of America

by Smith, J. Calvin

Condition: Very Good

New York, NY: Sherman & Smith. Very Good. 1847. Hardcover. "Containing a Description of the States, Cities, Towns, Villages, Watering Places, Colleges, Etc., Etc.; With the Railroad, Stage, and Steamboat Routes, the Distances from Place to Place, and the Fares on the Great Traveling Routes." Pocket Edition. Very nice fold-out map present at rear, with a few open tears at corners of creases, hand-colored edges. The map ends at the west partway into Nebraska and the Dakotas. Red cloth boards with intricate gilt embellishment on front are rubbed on edges. Some pencil notations on front endpapers, otherwise interior clean and free of markings.; Book; 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall .
  • Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 007747
  • Title: The Illustrated Handbook for Travelers Through the United States of America
  • Author: Smith, J. Calvin
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Sherman & Smith
  • Place: New York, NY
  • Date published: 1847
  • Bookseller catalogs: Reference; Travel;


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