Northern Pacific Railway.
Wraps. Near fine. Undated, ca. 1916. 10 x 6-3/4" stapled chromo-litho- and gilt-printed cardstock wraps, unpaginated but 16 leaves printed recto and verso with text and b/w half-tone photographs, plans, and maps (one on a 2-page spread) within wide photographic peach/sepia borders; wraps a bit rubbed and creased, with a touch of soiling to the rear wrap and a short tear to the bottom edge of the final leaf; still, an attractive copy. A promotional brochure for the Northern Pacific Railway generally, and for Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Wallace, Pend Oreille, Grand Coulee, and Big Bend and environs in particular. Spectacular landscapes, rustic campgrounds, grand hotels, the outdoor sporting life, and more are captured here for the viewer's edification and approval. At the time the Northern Pacific ran westward from hubs in Chicago and St. Louis, with spurs extending beyond Spokane south to San Diego via Portland, and north to Alaska by way of Seattle and Vancouver; the railroad also provided an early "gateway" spur to Yellowstone National Park.