Publication: The Barta Press, 1897, Boston
First edition. 5 3/8" x 3 1/4" oblong, stiff, printed wrappers, 4 pp. (including covers), illustrated. Promotional brochure with photographs of two of their cars on two pages and promotional text on the other two pages. Signed in ink by Geo. E. Whitney in 1957, with his Manchester, New Hampshire address stamp. One of the earliest steam car manufacturers, this East Boston firm preceded the better-known Stanley Steamer by several years. A promotional comment regarding speed is made, "In answer to the most common question, as to speed, I have all the speed necessary for traveling ordinary roads. Can run from Boston to Providence in three hours -- fifty one miles. Could run at the rate of thirty miles per hour if conditions of roads would allow." Fine copy.
Inventory Number: 40756