HISTORY OF THE EXPRESS COMPANIES: AND THE ORIGIN OF AMERICAN RAILROADS. TOGETHER WITH SOME REMINISCENCES OF THE LATTER DAYS OF THE MAIL COACH AND WAGON BAGGAGE BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES. SECOND EDITION. A. L. Stimson.
HISTORY OF THE EXPRESS COMPANIES: AND THE ORIGIN OF AMERICAN RAILROADS. TOGETHER WITH SOME REMINISCENCES OF THE LATTER DAYS OF THE MAIL COACH AND WAGON BAGGAGE BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES. SECOND EDITION.

HISTORY OF THE EXPRESS COMPANIES: AND THE ORIGIN OF AMERICAN RAILROADS. TOGETHER WITH SOME REMINISCENCES OF THE LATTER DAYS OF THE MAIL COACH AND WAGON BAGGAGE BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES. SECOND EDITION.

New York: For Sale at the Express Offices Throughout the United States, 1858. Original publisher's cloth [worn, but hinges firm]. Gilt spine title lettering [faded]. [2], viii, iv, [5]-287 pp. Port. frontis of William F. Harnden, "The Originator of the Express Business", original tissue guard; three other full-page illustrations. Scattered margin spotting, contemporary pencil marginalia related to the text. Good+.

The stated second edition, but more accurately an entirely new work, greatly expanded from the 40-page printing of the same year. "The most thorough work ever accomplished regarding the history of the Express from 1839 on" [Decker].
Howes S1008. V Streeter Sale 3104. 25 Decker 300 [1881 ed.]. Not in Eberstadt, Larned, Graff, Soliday. Item #35581

Price: $1,250.00

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