New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. First edition. 8vo. 2 volumes: xii, 372; x, 365 pp. Plates, double-page maps. "Built from Baltimore to the Ohio [River] to counteract the prosperity that canals were bringing to the rival cities of Philadelphia and New York … it was not until Christmas, 1853, that it was completed to Wheeling, Virginia" (Dictionary of American History). Standard history of this early railway in an attractive binding. Very good copy in an attractive binding. Contemporary green three-quarter morocco (spines uniformly sunned to brown), gilt, and marbled boards, gilt title and ornament between raised bands on spine, cloth endpapers, top edge gilt. (#8334). (Inventory #: 61242)
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