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1851 1st ed RAILROAD Harper's New York & Erie Guidebook Lossing TRAINS



‘Harper's New York and Erie rail-road guide’ is a wonderful description of the scenery, rivers, towns, villages, and most important things on the New York & Erie Railroad through New York State. Towns mentioned include:

Piermont,

Monroe

Oxford

Chester

Middletown

Port Jervis

Binghamton,

Waverly

Elmira,

Corning

Painted Post

And more!



Benson Lossing was an American Journalist, Illustrator, and historian, known best for illustrated books on the American Revolution and American Civil War as well as features in Harper's Magazine. In 1846, Lossing joined William Barritt in a wood engraving business that became one of the largest firms in New York.



This 1851 first edition is heavily illustrated with 136 engravings by Lossing and Barritt.



Item number: #8661

Price: $499



MACLEOD, William



Harper's New York and Erie rail-road guide book: containing a description of the scenery, rivers, towns, villages, and most important works on the road; with one hundred and thirty-six engravings by Lossing and Barritt, from original sketches made expressly for this work



New York: Harper & Brothers, [©1851] 1st edition



Details:

Collation: Complete with all pages

173, [3], 7, [5]

136 illustrations

Lacking map

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure

Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm)



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8661

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1851 1st ed RAILROAD Harper's New York & Erie Guidebook

Estimate $499 - $1,000Dec 15, 2019
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