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Rare 1865 Across the Continent Samuel Bowles 1st

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Rare 1865 Across the Continent Samuel Bowles 1st
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Description
Presented in this lot is a Rare First Edition of, "Across the Continent" by Samuel Bowles, 1865. "Across the Continent - A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States" is the story of a summer's journey through the American West undertaken by Samuel Bowles, the publisher of the Springfield Republican and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Schuyler Colfax, Jr., who four years later would become the Vice-President of the U.S. under Ulysses Grant. Little more than a month after the conclusion of the Civil War Bowles and Colfax traveled by rail 1,425 miles from Massachusetts to Missouri "thence a coach ride of two thousand miles before we meet the projecting arm of the California railways at Placerville." They returned to the East via steamship and over land at the isthmus arriving in New York in September, 1865. The book comprised primarily of letters home was published shortly before the end of that year, "The whole series is the ablest and most valuable report ever made of the characteristics of the Western and Pacific portions of our Union". 6 page advertisement section of publisher at rear of book.Original brown cloth bound, gilt lettering on loose spine, intact pages exhibit age tanning and foxing throughout, staining noted, measures 4.75"W x 7.75"L x 1.25"D
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Rare 1865 Across the Continent Samuel Bowles 1st

Estimate $150 - $300
Oct 22, 2022
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Starting Price $50
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0648: Rare 1865 Across the Continent Samuel Bowles 1st
Sold for $601 Bid
Est. $150 - $300Starting Price $50
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Oct 22, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0648 Details
Description
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Presented in this lot is a Rare First Edition of, "Across the Continent" by Samuel Bowles, 1865. "Across the Continent - A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States" is the story of a summer's journey through the American West undertaken by Samuel Bowles, the publisher of the Springfield Republican and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Schuyler Colfax, Jr., who four years later would become the Vice-President of the U.S. under Ulysses Grant. Little more than a month after the conclusion of the Civil War Bowles and Colfax traveled by rail 1,425 miles from Massachusetts to Missouri "thence a coach ride of two thousand miles before we meet the projecting arm of the California railways at Placerville." They returned to the East via steamship and over land at the isthmus arriving in New York in September, 1865. The book comprised primarily of letters home was published shortly before the end of that year, "The whole series is the ablest and most valuable report ever made of the characteristics of the Western and Pacific portions of our Union". 6 page advertisement section of publisher at rear of book.Original brown cloth bound, gilt lettering on loose spine, intact pages exhibit age tanning and foxing throughout, staining noted, measures 4.75"W x 7.75"L x 1.25"D
Condition
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For a complete representation of condition please review pictures. Some items may have additional images, if so please visit our website directly. It is the buyer’s responsibility to view each image and preview the item to determine condition. Shipping info is clearly stated on LA and our website diretly, please do not use LA messanger for shipping quotes. North American Auction Company, northamericanauctioncompany.com 800-686-4216.
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