Across the Continent: A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States, with Speaker Colfax
Springfield and New York: Samuel Bowles & Company; Hurd & Houghton, 1866.
Hardcover. Good. Early reprint (first published 1865). 452 pp, with colored folding map. Original brown cloth, worn at spine ends. Small bookplate ("Marcy Mills") and bookseller's label on front pastedown, another label partially removed from rear pastedown, part of rear free endpaper lacking. Binding tight, text clean, pages somewhat tanned. Wagner-Camp (410): "Samuel Bowles and his party left Atchison, Kansas on May 21, 1865 for San Francisco by way of Salt Lake and across central Nevada, stopping at Austin and Virginia City. They reached the Pacific at the end of June, and traveled overland up the the coast to British Columbia, returning to San Francisco by steamer. They visited Yosemite in August, and were back in New York by the end of September. This book is composed of Bowles's letters to the 'Springfield Republican', revised and expanded." Graff 370; Sabin 7077; Flake 767.