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STEREOSCOPIC VIEW,  GLEN EYRIE--FROM THE NORTH.  Showing Echo Rock, Garden of the Gods, and Cheyenne Mountain.  Scenes on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway
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STEREOSCOPIC VIEW, GLEN EYRIE--FROM THE NORTH. Showing Echo Rock, Garden of the Gods, and Cheyenne Mountain. Scenes on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway

By Colorado / Gurnsey, Byron H.

Colorado Springs: Gurnsey, 1872. Original photograph. Very Good. Two sepiatone images (3.5" x 3..25"), mounted side by side on yellow card stock, 4" x 7" Glen Eyrie Castle, built by Colorado Springs founder William Jackson Palmer, is seen on the mountaintop overlooking the rugged landscape and Arkansas River in the foreground.

$45.00

STEREOSCOPIC VIEW,  SUMMIT OF PIKE'S PEAK--THE CRATER.  Scenes on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway
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STEREOSCOPIC VIEW, SUMMIT OF PIKE'S PEAK--THE CRATER. Scenes on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway

By Colorado / Gurnsey, Byron H.

Colorado Springs: Gurnsey, 1872. Original photograph. Very Good. Two sepiatone images (3.5" x 3..25"), mounted side by side on yellow card stock, 4" x 7" At the right is a man seated on a rock, overlooking the canyon below. [OCLC finds only a similar (snow-covered) view, held by Pike's Paak Library District.].

$50.00

STEREOSCOPIC VIEW OF "LITTLE CHIEF" IRON SPRING, ONE MILE FROM MANITOU HOUSE, MANITOU, COLORADO.  Scenes on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway
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STEREOSCOPIC VIEW OF "LITTLE CHIEF" IRON SPRING, ONE MILE FROM MANITOU HOUSE, MANITOU, COLORADO. Scenes on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway

By Colorado / Gurnsey, Byron H.

Colorado Springs: Gurnsey, 1880. Original photograph. Very Good. Two sepiatone images (3.5" x 3..25"), mounted side by side on yellow card stock, 4" x 7" "Exterior view looking northeast of the original 'Summer House' at Ute Iron Springs in Manitou Springs, Colorado; a shingle roofed pavilion (1880) with latticed balustrade and wooden arched columns. On the left is a buggy (top down) with a man and a woman in it. A woman with a folded parasol is seated by the entrance of the spring; she is holding a glass of water, and another woman is standing between her and the buggy. Another woman is seated to the right of the pavilion, with a child next to her. All four are wearing hats, bodices and full dresses. In the background are lodgepole pines and mountains, and in the foreground is a tree and bushes" [Denver Public Library description].

$45.00

STEREOSCOPIC VIEW OF CLEAR CREEK CANYON:  Colorado Mountain Scenery
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STEREOSCOPIC VIEW OF CLEAR CREEK CANYON: Colorado Mountain Scenery

By Colorado / Chamberlain, William Gunnison

Denver: W.G. Chamberlain, 1875. Original photograph. Good. Two sepiatone images (3.5" x 3..25"), mounted side by side on green card stock, 4" x 7". Dampmark on verso. Printed slip on verso: "Clear Creek Canyon. This canyon is traversed by the Colorado Central Rail Road with an ascent of 106 to 175 feet to the mile. The road is firmly and safely built, although it has sharper curves and more of them than any road in the country. The scenery is bold and magnificent, and no written description will convey an adequate idea of its sublime grandeur, equaling the most noted localities in California" "A railroad bridge, the first wooden one, crosses Elk Creek, and is barely visible behind a leafy tree in this view of Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado" [Ronzio Collection description]. The Chamberlain studio was at the corner of Larimer & 15th Streets, Denver.

$35.00

VIEWS OF PENNSYLVANIA R.R. SCENERY [cover title]:  Charles Frey's Original Souvenir Albums..
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VIEWS OF PENNSYLVANIA R.R. SCENERY [cover title]: Charles Frey's Original Souvenir Albums..

By Pennsylvania Railroad

Portland, Maine: Chisholm Brothers, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12 panels of views. Accordion-fold (leporello) format. Views include: Pennsylvania R.R. Station, Jersey City, showing birds eye view of the Hudson River, New York City, etc.; Pennsylvania R.R. Ferries plying between Jersey City & New York; Bridge Crossing the Raritan River; Broad St. Station...Philadelphia, Grandest R.R. Depot in America; New Public Building, Philadelphia, Cor. Broad & Market Streets, Built of Marble...; Bryn Mawr Hotel; Bryn Mawr Station; Bridge Crossing the Susquehanna River 6 Miles West of Harrisburgh; Lewiston Narrows; Jacks Narrows; Horse Shoe Curve; Near Bolivar on the Conemaugh; Spruce Creek Tunnel; View of Pittsburgh & Allegheny City, Pa.; &c. Bound in embossed blue boards, gilt cover title. Edges of boards lightly rubbed; internally fine. 5" x 6" The views here are very detailed and in sharp focus. [WorldCat locates three holdings of this viewbook: N-Y Hist Soc, Hagley Museum, Duke University.].

$200.00

A COLLECTION OF FRESH FACTS, CONCERNING THE EFFECTS OF THE PROTECTIVE POLICY ON THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION, THE PRICES OF STEEL RAILS, WOOLEN AND COTTON GOODS, SALT, AND OTHER ARTICLES, THE WAGES OF LABOR, ETC., ETC.  Tariff Tract No. 2, 1882  [cover title]
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A COLLECTION OF FRESH FACTS, CONCERNING THE EFFECTS OF THE PROTECTIVE POLICY ON THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION, THE PRICES OF STEEL RAILS, WOOLEN AND COTTON GOODS, SALT, AND OTHER ARTICLES, THE WAGES OF LABOR, ETC., ETC. Tariff Tract No. 2, 1882 [cover title]

By American Iron and Steel Association

Philadelphia: American Iron and Steel Ass'n, 1882. First Edition. Softcover. Good. 28pp. Contents: The cost of transportation of western farm products; The price of steel rails; The tariff on wool and woolens; The tariff on cotton goods; The dairymen and the tariff; A tariff reminiscence; The duty on cotton ties; Wages and living in Lancashire and Massachusetts; The so-called oppressions of the tariff. Bound in printed pink wrappers; rear cover gone. Removed from a nonce volume. 8.75" x 5.5"

$35.00

THE NIAGARA GORGE BELT LINE:  Niagara's Scenic Trip around the Falls and through the Gorge.  Great Gorge Route and International Ry
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THE NIAGARA GORGE BELT LINE: Niagara's Scenic Trip around the Falls and through the Gorge. Great Gorge Route and International Ry

By New York State / Niagara Gorge Railroad

Niagara Falls, NY: Niagara Gorge R.R., 1920. First Edition. Very Good. Broadsheet, opens to 32" x 8.5", one side containing a full-color, panoramic, birdseye view of the Niagara Belt Line route from Lewiston, NY to Chippawa, Ontario, drawn by the Gies Company of Buffalo. The verso contains extensive text about the trip and the natural features, with a sketch map and six small views from photographs. Folds to 8.5" x 4" "The Niagara Gorge Belt Line is the only way the trip can be made around and through the Gorge. There is no automobile road through the Gorge."

$20.00

RAILROAD TO OREGON.  June 23, 1848.  Report: The select committee, to whom was referred the memorial of Asa Whitney, relative in the construction of a railroad from Lake Michigan to the Pacific ocean....; 30th Congress, First Session.  Report No. 733.  House of Representatives
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RAILROAD TO OREGON. June 23, 1848. Report: The select committee, to whom was referred the memorial of Asa Whitney, relative in the construction of a railroad from Lake Michigan to the Pacific ocean....; 30th Congress, First Session. Report No. 733. House of Representatives

By Oregon Territory / Asa Whitney

Washington DC: s.n., 1848. First Edition. Softcover. Good. 77pp. Removed from a nonce volume, and spine reinforced with archival paper; fragile and intact. 9.5" x 6.25" The Princeton University Library copy has three folding maps, not present here.

$60.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN & PHILANTHROPIST GEORGE PEABODY, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN & PHILANTHROPIST GEORGE PEABODY, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON

By Peabody, George

New York: Gurney & Son, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Half-length sepiatone portrait of Peabody in double-breasted coat, white shirt with stiff collar and silk bow tie, his right hand tucked inside his lapel, looking at the camera. Printed below the image is "Gurney & Son, Fifth Ave, N.Y," over which is signed in blue ink, "Geo. Peabody" [not sold as an authentic signature]. On the verso are the Gurney crest and name, Fifth Avenue, Cor. 16th St. N.Y. Written in pencil is Jay Gould [not an authentic signature]. Peabody (1795-1869) is recognized as "the father of modern philanthropy." From humble beginnings in Massachusetts, he went on to become a shrewd banker and financier, and ultimately a partner in what would become J.P. Morgan & Co.

$100.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN CORNELIUS VANDERBILT, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WILLIAM ROE HOWELL
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN CORNELIUS VANDERBILT, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WILLIAM ROE HOWELL

By Vanderbilt, Cornelius

New York: Howell, 1870. Original document. Very Good. Head-and-shoulders sepiatone image of Vanderbilt in coat, white shirt and collar, and white bow tie, sporting his full white sideburns. Gilt-stamped below the image: "Howell, 867 & 869 Broadway." In gilt on the black verso are Howell's stylized signature and the two sides of an exhibition medal. Vanderbilt (1794-1877), railroad and shipping magnate, worked his way from a boyhood of poverty to become one of the richest people in American history, founded Vanderbilt University, &c.

$100.00

THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAIL-ROAD COMPANY, OFFERS FOR SALE OVER 2,000,000 ACRES, SELECTED FARMING AND WOOD LANDS, IN TRACTS OF FORTY ACRES AND UPWARDS, TO SUIT PURCHASERS, ON LONG CREDITS, & AT LOW RATES OF INTEREST, SITUATED ON EACH SIDE OF THEIR RAIL-ROAD, EXTENDING ALL THE WAY FROM THE EXTREME NORTH TO THE SOUTH OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
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THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAIL-ROAD COMPANY, OFFERS FOR SALE OVER 2,000,000 ACRES, SELECTED FARMING AND WOOD LANDS, IN TRACTS OF FORTY ACRES AND UPWARDS, TO SUIT PURCHASERS, ON LONG CREDITS, & AT LOW RATES OF INTEREST, SITUATED ON EACH SIDE OF THEIR RAIL-ROAD, EXTENDING ALL THE WAY FROM THE EXTREME NORTH TO THE SOUTH OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

By Illinois Central

New-York: Isaac J. Oliver, Printer, 1856. First edition thus. Softcover. Very Good. 64pp, sewn. Self-wrappers, string tied; faint foxing to first and last few leaves. 8.5" x 5.5" [Sabin 34317--more acreage was offered in 1854 and 1855. Buck, Travel & Description, locates five copies with this variant imprint by Oliver.].

$325.00

THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY OFFERS FOR SALE OVER 1,500,000 ACRES, SELECTED FARMING AND WOOD LANDS IN TRACTS OF FORTY ACRES AND UPWARDS, TO SUIT PURCHASERS, ON LONG CREDITS AND AT LOW RATES OF INTEREST, SITUATED ON EACH SIDE OF THEIR RAILROAD, EXTENDING ALL THE WAY FROM THE EXTREME NORTH TO THE SOUTH OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
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THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY OFFERS FOR SALE OVER 1,500,000 ACRES, SELECTED FARMING AND WOOD LANDS IN TRACTS OF FORTY ACRES AND UPWARDS, TO SUIT PURCHASERS, ON LONG CREDITS AND AT LOW RATES OF INTEREST, SITUATED ON EACH SIDE OF THEIR RAILROAD, EXTENDING ALL THE WAY FROM THE EXTREME NORTH TO THE SOUTH OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

By Illinois Central Railroad

Chicago: Illinois Central Rail Road Office, 1857. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 80pp. Bound in at front: Outline Map of Illinois; Railway Guide to the Illinois Central Rail Road Lands (double-page map); woodcut frontispiece, "Prairie Scene in Illinois." Six woodcuts in the text. Bound in at back: four pages of broadside-style ads printed in diaplay type on lavender stock. (1) "Passengers for St. Louis, Jacksonville, Naples, Kansas and Nebraska, should procure their tickets, via Illinois Central R. Road...." (2) "Great Western and Michigan Central Railway Line, only direct route, via Niagara Falls and Suspension Bridge...." (3) Great Reduction of Fare! For St. Paul! Great Western Mail Route. Galena and Chicago Union Rail Road...." (4) "Passengers for St. Paul should be particular and call for tickets via Dunleith ... Having Twelve Splendid Steamers...." Bound in printed wrappers with prairie scene on cover. 9" x 5.5" [Byrd, Illinois Imprints 2683. Buck, Travel and Description 559.].

$500.00

STATISTICS AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THE STATE OF MISSOURI AND ITS CHEAP FARMING LANDS, THE GRAZING AND DAIRY REGION, THE MINERAL AND TIMBER RESOURCES, THE UNSURPASSED FRUIT LANDS, AND LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR LABOR AND CAPITAL.  With compliments of the General Passenger Department...
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STATISTICS AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THE STATE OF MISSOURI AND ITS CHEAP FARMING LANDS, THE GRAZING AND DAIRY REGION, THE MINERAL AND TIMBER RESOURCES, THE UNSURPASSED FRUIT LANDS, AND LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR LABOR AND CAPITAL. With compliments of the General Passenger Department...

By Missouri Pacific Railway Co

St. Louis: Press of Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co, 1889. "Fourteenth Edition". Softcover. Good. pp: 110, (2) ads for Iron Mountain Line and Colorado Short Line; full-page and text views, folding b&w map, opens to 20" x 22". Bound in printed yellow wrappers; spine ends and tips chipped; text block and map in very good condition. 7.5" x 5.25" This "fourteenth edition" is considerably revised and enlarged over the 93-page first edition.

$140.00

ALBUM OF PENNSYLVANIA R.R. SCENERY [cover title]
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ALBUM OF PENNSYLVANIA R.R. SCENERY [cover title]

By Pennsylvania

NY: Wittemann Bros, 1884. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Very Good. Contains 16 Albertype views by Lewis Glaser, from photographs. on 12 accordion-fold panels, including: Near Bolivar on the Conemaugh; In the Pack Saddle, on the Conemaugh; Mountain House, Cresson, Pa.; Scene at Allegrippus; Bedford Springs; Spruce Creek Tunnel; Lewistown Narrows; Susquehanna Bridge; Chester Valley; &c. Five pages of publsiher's ads at the end. Leporello format, folds into decorated brown boards. 3.5" x 5"

$60.00

A GEOGRAPHY OF PENNSYLVANIA:  Containing an Account of the History, Geographical Features, Soil, Climate, Geology, Botany, Zoology, Population, Education, Government, Finances, Productions, Trade, Rail Roads, Canals, &c. of the State;  with a Separate Description of Each County ... A Travellers' Guide, or Table of Distances on the Principal Rail Road, Canal and Stage Routes of the State.; Illustrated by a Map of the State and numerous Engravings
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A GEOGRAPHY OF PENNSYLVANIA: Containing an Account of the History, Geographical Features, Soil, Climate, Geology, Botany, Zoology, Population, Education, Government, Finances, Productions, Trade, Rail Roads, Canals, &c. of the State; with a Separate Description of Each County ... A Travellers' Guide, or Table of Distances on the Principal Rail Road, Canal and Stage Routes of the State.; Illustrated by a Map of the State and numerous Engravings

By Pennsylvania / Trego, Charles B.

Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle, 1843. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. pp: 384, 18 publisher's ads; folding, hand-colored map [small hole] bound at front, woodcut frontispiece view of Philadelphia from Kensington, vignette views in the text. Bound in 20th-century brown cloth, gilt spine lettering, new endpapers. 7.75" x 4.75" [Howes, U.S.iana T343. American Imprints 43-4989. Wilkinson, Bibliography of Pennsylvania History, 212.].

$150.00

ORGANIZATION & BY-LAWS FOR CONDUCTING THE BUSINESS OF THE PITTSBURGH, FORT WAYNE & CHICAGO RAILWAY COMPANY,  May 10th, 1862
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ORGANIZATION & BY-LAWS FOR CONDUCTING THE BUSINESS OF THE PITTSBURGH, FORT WAYNE & CHICAGO RAILWAY COMPANY, May 10th, 1862

By Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago

Pittsburgh: Printed by Barr & Myers, 1862. First Edition. Softcover. Good. 25pp. Bound in printed salmon wrappers. Corners of cover dusted and chipped without text loss, two spine holes for binding, internally sound. 8.75" x 5.75" [WorldCat records only the Revised Edition of this title, with holdings at NYPL, Yale, UWisconsin, UMissouri, and Stanford.].

$30.00

TO THE MERCHANTS OF CHICAGO, AND THE RAILWAY MANAGERS OF THE NORTH-WEST.  In Reply to "An Interior View of the Buffalo Convention: its bearing upon North-Western Interests.  By a Member of the Convention"  [cover title]
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TO THE MERCHANTS OF CHICAGO, AND THE RAILWAY MANAGERS OF THE NORTH-WEST. In Reply to "An Interior View of the Buffalo Convention: its bearing upon North-Western Interests. By a Member of the Convention" [cover title]

By Illinois, Chicago

Pittsburgh: s.n., 1859. First Edition. Softcover. Good. 16pp. Bound in printed tan wrappers. Covers dusted; two spine holes for binding. 8.75" x 5.5" [Dated at end: Pittsburgh, April 27, 1859. Sabin 12668.].

$40.00

ENGINEERS' REPORT ON THE LOCATION OF THE PITTSBURGH AND STEUBENVILLE RAIL ROAD,  Presented to the Board of Directors, March, 1852
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ENGINEERS' REPORT ON THE LOCATION OF THE PITTSBURGH AND STEUBENVILLE RAIL ROAD, Presented to the Board of Directors, March, 1852

By Mitchell, David, Jr.

Pittsburgh: Printed by W.S. Haven, 1852. First Edition. Softcover. Fair. pp: 18, (1). Bound in printed yellow wrappers. Lacking rear cover, front cover dusted and chipped without loss, two spine holes for binding. 9" x 5.75" Presentation copy: Inscribed in sepia ink at top of cover--"Wm. B. Foster, Jr. from David Mitchell, Jr., C.E." [WorldCat locates only the UMichigan copy, calling for a folded map, which is not present here.].

$15.00

FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE PITTSBURGH, FORT WAYNE & CHICAGO RAILWAY COMPANY, TO THE STOCK AND BONDHOLDERS, For the Year ending December 31, 1862
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FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE PITTSBURGH, FORT WAYNE & CHICAGO RAILWAY COMPANY, TO THE STOCK AND BONDHOLDERS, For the Year ending December 31, 1862

By Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago

Pittsburgh: Printed W.S. Haven, 1862. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 77pp. Bound in printed blue wrappers. Covers dusted, small chip at base of spine, two spine holes for binding, internally sound. 9.25" x 5.75"

$50.00

A HISTORY OF THE CHURCH HILL TUNNEL
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A HISTORY OF THE CHURCH HILL TUNNEL

By Griggs, Walter Samuel, Jr.

Richmond, Virginia, 1963. Original manuscript. Very Good. (19)pp quarto, stencil from typescript of this thesis/dissertation. Text begins: "In April of 1865 the Confederate Army under General Robert E. Lee moved slowly out or Richmond, the fallen capital of the Confederacy...." 8.5" x 11". Paper-clipped, not bound. The author, a law professor, has written extensively on events in the history of Richmond and Virginia. [WorldCat locates two holdings of this title: Library of Virginia, Virginia Hist Soc.].

$25.00

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