The Pacific Tourist. Williams' Illustrated Trans-Continental Guide of Travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Henry T. Williams.
The Pacific Tourist. Williams' Illustrated Trans-Continental Guide of Travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean
The Pacific Tourist. Williams' Illustrated Trans-Continental Guide of Travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Tourist. Williams' Illustrated Trans-Continental Guide of Travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean

New York: Henry T. Williams, 1876.

First Edition. 7 x 9.25 inches, pp [viii], 6-293, [4] (statistical tables), [6] (ads). Publisher's plum cloth with beveled edges, title stamped in gilt on upper board. Corners rubbed through, some fraying to spine ends and light sunning to spine and edges, internally quite sound and clean, with the early ownership signature of "Hettie Zimmerman, Petaluma, Sonora County, Cal" on the front pastedown and flyleaf and ink stamp of "Barkalow Bros. U.P.R.R. Gen'l News Agents" on front free endpaper. Very good.

The first of many editions of this standard guide for railroad travelers, which provides (as the seemingly endless title continues) "full descriptions of...all pleasure resorts and places of most noted scenery in the far west, also of all cities, towns, villages, U.S. forts, springs, lakes, mountains, routes of summer travel, best locations for hunting, fishing sporting and enjoyment, with all needful information for the pleasure traveler, miner settler and business man" (there's more, but we'll spare you). The guide is indeed detailed, with useful tidbits of information on attractions and settlements small and large across the West. It is nicely illustrated with scenic engravings after work by Thomas Moran and others and includes a 16-page article by F.V. Hayden on Yellowstone.

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