First edition. 4to. 12" x 9 1/2" printed wrappers, 24 pp. (including covers), tables. A rare railroad fare guide for journeys originating from Sioux City and Council Bluffs to various points across the country. “The within are Agreed Rates by the Representatives of Lines interested, and Agents will in no case deviate from them without Joint Instructions.” The verbiage on the cover goes on to delineate limits on tickets to certain points east of the Mississippi River. Railroads involved include the Burlington & Quincy; Milwaukee & St. Paul; Chicago & North-Western; Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific; Illinois Central; Kansas City, St. Joe & Council Bluffs; the S.C.& P. and F., E. & Missouri Valley; Sioux City & Northern; and the Wabash. The whole table was compiled by J.P. Mertlik of Chicago, no affiliation listed. We find no copies of this piece in OCLC. A small old water stain to bottom edge of each page, moderate wear to spine ends, tiny nicks and chips to extremities of front and rear covers, internally tight and serviceable, else a good copy of a very scarce item.
Inventory Number: 46096