First edition. 12mo. 7 5/8" x 5 1/4" decorated wrappers, 152 pp., illustrated, map. Last page is a map of the routes from Chicago to California. Bound in to this booklet as the first sheet is a printed page gated May 1897 with a list of the Santa Fe route ticket offices printed on the verso. One or two sketched illustrations on most pages by J. T. McCutcheon. Romanticized description of a train trip via the Santa Fe Route from Chicago through Arizona, New Mexico, southern California, up the coast via the Southern Pacific, thence by Central Pacific & Denver & Rio Grande to Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. The northern California section has a detailed description of San Francisco's Chinatown, accompanied by four full page illustrations of a street in Chinatown, an opium smoker, a Chinese restaurant, and the balcony of a Joss House. Good descriptions of all the stops along the way. Light offsetting to cover edges else a fine, bright copy.
Inventory Number: 44484