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. George Glover Crocker.
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
"The railroads and street railways in Massachusetts rank among the best in the United States. Seclusion means distrust, ignorance, stagnation. Intercourse leads to faith, knowledge, progress. The better the roads, the more perfect the means of transportation and the more general their use, the higher is the quality of the civilization."

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

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.

Price: $100.00