“TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO NO RAILROAD TRAIN HAD REACHED THE MISSOURI RIVER”: CROFUTT’S RICHLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO WESTERN TOURS VIA RAIL, STAGE AND RIVER, WITH FOLDING MAP
CROFUTT, George A. Crofutt's Overland Tours. Consisting of Nearly Five Thousand Miles of Main Tours, and Three Thousand Miles of Side Tours. Also Two Thousand Miles by Stage and Water. Chicago: Arthur H. Day, 1888. Tall octavo, original limp cloth, patterned endpapers. $1250.
First edition of this tour guide of the American West, with large folding map depicting all tours in red, and numerous in-text wood-engraved illustrations, six double-page.
The main tours stem from Denver west to San Francisco, with tours north to Portland, and south into Baja. Minor tours primarily in California, originating in San Francisco, and in Colorado, originating in Denver. Not in Sabin or Howes. Owner ink stamp.
A few short closed splits along map folds, text block expertly reinforced. Near-fine condition.