1831 · New York
It is believed that all the information required by tourists through this state, will be found in the pages of this work," states this popular travel guide, here in its second edition after being first published the year prior. The route, illustrated with a => very large fold-out map that follows the Hudson River from Staten Island to Saratoga Springs, begins in Philadelphia. In addition to historical notes, the guide includes helpful charts documenting up-to-date steamboat routes, lodging options, and rates of fare for hackney coaches. This copy also has four pages of Little & Cummings Booksellers advertisements for other maps and travel guides at the end of the text.
Sabin 98485; American Imprints, 31-10470; Howes V-28. Green paper–covered boards with printed paper label on front cover, rebacked in tan cloth with new endpapers; covers well-rubbed and stained, spine slightly cocked. Light to moderate spotting and age-toning throughout; one leaf with small tear, map attached to new endpaper with one minor repair to border and pencil marking on back, strong at folds. => An early version of an often reprinted travel guide, good and strong. (Inventory #: 36009)