OVERLAND MAIL 1849-1869. Promoter of Settlement Precursor of Railroads

(Cleveland : Arthur C. Clark Company, 1926).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK ON THE HISTORY OF THE OVERLAND MAIL. Chapters focus on the establishment and early development of the postal service, the ocean mail to the Pacific Coast, the pioneer monthly mails to the inter-mountain region, the Butterfield Overland Mail, mail services to the Pike's Peak region, the Pony Express and the Central Route, the peril and risk of encounters with the Indians, stagecoach days and the final years. There is a fine bibliography and index. The plates are all in excellent condition. Item #32035

First Edition. Illustrated with frontispiece and fine full page monotone plates throughout, a folding map, coloured, is at the end of the volume and shows the western territories and the overland routes serving them. Royal 8vo, publisher's original dark green cloth, the spine lettered and ruled in gilt. 364 pp. A very fine copy, as pristine, the binding and text-block both in excellent condition, rare thus.

Price: $495.00