A Modern Prairie Schooner on the Transcontinental Trail, The Story of a Motor Trip. Caroline Poole.
A Modern Prairie Schooner on the Transcontinental Trail, The Story of a Motor Trip
A Modern Prairie Schooner on the Transcontinental Trail, The Story of a Motor Trip

A Modern Prairie Schooner on the Transcontinental Trail, The Story of a Motor Trip

San Francisco: Privately Published, 1919.

First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Number 11 of a limited edition of 250 copies, printed by John Henry Nash. 54 pp, with 12 tipped-in photographic plates and a folding map of the route. Original cloth-backed tan boards with paper spine label. Considerable soiling to boards, some foxing (primarily to title page and frontispiece, but occasional minor spotting elsewhere), all else very good. "The group left Pasadena October 6, 1918 in a 1913 Packard 6. They camped the first night in the desert near Daggett, drove the next day to Needles, [and continued on to] Kingman, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Hopi villages, Winslow, Albuquerque, and Colorado Springs, arriving October 20 after travelling some 1900 miles....The illustrations, the observations of the country and the people, and the list of food carried make it an important record. This is, incidentally, the first such account that can be considered a piece of fine printing" (Bliss, Autos Across America, 33).

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Price: $300.00

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