DISTURNELL'S RAILWAY, STEAMSHIP, AND TELEGRAPH BOOK; BEING A GUIDE THROUGH THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA: ALSO GIVING THE OCEAN STEAM PACKET ARRANGEMENTS, TELEGRAPH LINES AND CHARGES; LIST OF HOTELS, &C. WITH A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, SHOWING ALL THE CANALS, RAILROADS, &C.

New York: Published by J. Disturnell, July, 1852. 12mo, original printed and illustrated wrappers. Stitched. 133, [9 advts] pp. Large Folding Map: 'Disturnell's New Map of the United States and Canada..,' East of 98* longitude [Iowa, Eastern Kansas, Eastern Texas]. Wrappers worn at spine, rear wrap chipped at outer margin and spotted. Map with a few fox marks, a couple of very small holes. Else Very Good.

Disturnell packs an enormous amount of information into this little Guide, evidently the first of its series: all the rail and steam lines, principal hotels and boarding houses, mail and telegraph lines, routes for Southern travelers, canal packet lines, and many advertisements-- frequently illustrated-- for goods and services helpful to the traveler. In addition to his work publishing similar guide books, Disturnell was a bookseller and librarian of the Cooper Union.
Sabin 20316. OCLC records several examples of similar Disturnell items, all scarce, but none as early as this [as of May 2016]. Item #32898

Price: $850.00

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