From the Stage Coach to the Railroad Train and the Street Car: An Outline Review with Special Reference to Public Conveyances In and Around Boston in the Nineteenth Century
Boston: W.B. Clarke Company, 1900. Very Good. Item #9860
Boston: W.B. Clarke Company, 1900. First Edition. Octavo (25x16x1cm); 32pp with 21 additional unpaginated full-page B&W document reproductions bound in. Black card covers with silver stamping on spine and front cover. Textblock in sewn gatherings, the whole stab-bound with silk thread.
Cover is erratically chipped around edges and cracking at stab binding—though still holding as of this writing. Untrimmed pages are unmarred and unmarked with the exception of a small oval stamp, in blue ink, on verso of title page, and the first owner's stamped name on front free endpaper.
All illustrations finely printed on stiff card—of which the stiffness probably necessitated the stab binding. A nostalgic look back at how Bostonians went from here to there and back again.