New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #28525
The earliest in depth history of the third major transcontinental railroad constructed though it was the first proposed. Howes S561. Graff 3817. 437 pages. Advance copy with tipped in slip with the compliments of the Railroad. All plates and maps present, including folded map in rear pocket. Bound in original red/brown cloth with lettering and rule on spine in gilt and NPRR design on the front cover in gilt. Two bookplates. Light toning to page edges. Small abrasion to the rear paste-down endpaper. Ex-library with call number removed from spine. No pockets were ever present. A very good plus, attractive copy.