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The Western Traveler's Pocket Directory And Stranger's Guide; Exhibiting Distances On The Principal Canal And Stage Routes In The States Of New-York And Ohio, In The Territory Of Michigan, And In The Province Of Lower Canada, Etc. Containing Also Descriptions Of The Rail Roads Now Building And In Contemplation In This State : With A List Of Broken Banks - Rates Of Toll On The Canals For 1834 - And A Variety Of Other Matter, Highly Valuable To The Traveling Community by Anonymous

The Western Traveler's Pocket Directory And Stranger's Guide; Exhibiting Distances On The Principal Canal And Stage Routes In The States Of New-York And Ohio, In The Territory Of Michigan, And In The Province Of Lower Canada, Etc. Containing Also Descriptions Of The Rail Roads Now Building And In Contemplation In This State : With A List Of Broken Banks - Rates Of Toll On The Canals For 1834 - And A Variety Of Other Matter, Highly Valuable To The Traveling Community

by Anonymous

32mo. 11 x 7.5 cm [4 1/4" x 3"] two-tone pictorial quarter cloth and boards, 95 [1] pp. Pages 51 - 86 are a history and description of the Territory of Michigan and signed as "Pioneer." Pages 9 - 34 describe the recently completed Erie Canal. On the inside front pastedown sheet are the penciled words "This book belonged to and was carried by Alfred Jacob Miller." Miller (1810-1874) was an American artist best known for his paintings of trappers and Indians in the fur trade of the western United States. On the inside rear pastedown sheet is an old newspaper clipping that discusses "When was the Erie Canal completed?" Also included in this volume are canal routes, land routes, distances from point to point, lengths of railroads, length of rivers, steam boat routes, toll rates, etc. Covers lightly soiled and rubbed with text exhibiting some old water stains, mostly in the tiny margins, else a very good copy of a rare publication.

Inventory Number: 45589

$1,275.00