New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1883. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #51806
Second issue with steel engravings. The earliest in depth history of the third major transcontinental railroad constructed though it was the first proposed. Howes S561. Graff 3817. 437 pages. All plates and maps present, including folded map in rear pocket. Bound in green buckram with lettering and rule on spine in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Foldout profile chart professionally repaired with rice paper. Attractive bookplate of George B. Leighton on the front paste-down endpaper. Light toning to page edges. A very good, handsome copy.