New York: D. Appleton, 1848. 12mo, 313 pp, [8-publ. advts.], maps and text illustrations. Original bright red cloth with front cover and spine decorated in gilt, rear cover blind embossed [minor wear]. Folding map frontis of New York and Brooklyn, plus 29 additional maps [folding and otherwise] as collated on pp 5-6. Occasional minor wear, Near Fine.
The second of the Appleton northeastern guides, the first having been printed in the previous year. Howes does not record this printing; instead, Howes records the 1847, and an 1848 collating identically with the 1847, which has fewer maps than this offering. The maps-- which frequently show transportation routes, including rail and canal-- and text are an invaluable source for America's developing rail and steam technology.
FIRST EDITION. Howes W489. Item #35564