London: Longman's, Green, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. Item #12337
The author's journey by rail from New York to California and return. "It may be said... that the tracts of country here described exhibit some of the most beautiful and sublime scenery in the world: and these magnificent regions are practically unknown not only to Englishmen, but to many Americans." 293 pages with six engravings, one foldout map of route, a one page map of Yosemite, and errata slip bound in. All page edges in gilt. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering, design and border in gilt and black. Hinges professionally repaired. Neat contemporary presentation (not by author) on the front endpaper. Light wear at spine ends professionally repaired. A very good +, bright copy.