Cincinnati: Indianapolis, Cincinnati & Lafayette R.R., 1870.
First Edition. 5 x 7.75 inches, vii, 156 pp, with folding map showing the route of the excursion. Original blue cloth boards with decoration in gilt, all edges gilt. Rubbing to extremities, front hinge starting, tiny loss to map at one fold; still very good overall. H.M. Stephenson of Covington, Kentucky has signed the front pastedown and flyleaf, and his name is also stamped in gilt on the front cover. Account of a journey made by a party of 53 businessmen and women shortly after the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The text (written as a series of newspaper dispatches) includes observations on Chinese railroad workers, Salt Lake City and the Mormons, California's natural resources and commercial activity, California wine (which is deemed inferior to that produced in Ohio), Yosemite and the big trees, and more. Well-represented in institutional collections, but scarce in commerce. Cowan p. 124; Flake-Draper #5399.