Crofutt's new overland tourist and Pacific Coast guide, containing a condensed and authentic description of over one thousand two hundred cities, towns, villages, stations, government fort[s] and camps, mountains, lakes, rivers, sulphur, soda and hot springs, scenery, watering places, and summer resorts; where to look for and hunt the buffalo, antelope, deer and other game; trout fishing, etc., etc. In fact, to tell you what is worth seeing -- where to see it -- where to go -- how to go -- and whom to stop with while passing over Union, Central and Southern Pacific railroads, their branches and connections, by rail, water and stage, from sunrise to sunset, and part of the way back; through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, California and Arizona. By Geo. A Crofutt, author of "Great Trans-continental Railroad Guide," and "Crofutt's Trans-continental Tourist." Vol. 2 --- 1879-80. GEORGE A. CROFUTT.
Crofutt's new overland tourist and Pacific Coast guide, containing a condensed and authentic description of over one thousand two hundred cities, towns, villages, stations, government fort[s] and camps, mountains, lakes, rivers, sulphur, soda and hot springs, scenery, watering places, and summer resorts; where to look for and hunt the buffalo, antelope, deer and other game; trout fishing, etc., etc. In fact, to tell you what is worth seeing -- where to see it -- where to go -- how to go -- and whom to stop with while passing over Union, Central and Southern Pacific railroads, their branches and connections, by rail, water and stage, from sunrise to sunset, and part of the way back; through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, California and Arizona. By Geo. A Crofutt, author of "Great Trans-continental Railroad Guide," and "Crofutt's Trans-continental Tourist." Vol. 2 --- 1879-80.
Crofutt's new overland tourist and Pacific Coast guide, containing a condensed and authentic description of over one thousand two hundred cities, towns, villages, stations, government fort[s] and camps, mountains, lakes, rivers, sulphur, soda and hot springs, scenery, watering places, and summer resorts; where to look for and hunt the buffalo, antelope, deer and other game; trout fishing, etc., etc. In fact, to tell you what is worth seeing -- where to see it -- where to go -- how to go -- and whom to stop with while passing over Union, Central and Southern Pacific railroads, their branches and connections, by rail, water and stage, from sunrise to sunset, and part of the way back; through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, California and Arizona. By Geo. A Crofutt, author of "Great Trans-continental Railroad Guide," and "Crofutt's Trans-continental Tourist." Vol. 2 --- 1879-80.

Crofutt's new overland tourist and Pacific Coast guide, containing a condensed and authentic description of over one thousand two hundred cities, towns, villages, stations, government fort[s] and camps, mountains, lakes, rivers, sulphur, soda and hot springs, scenery, watering places, and summer resorts; where to look for and hunt the buffalo, antelope, deer and other game; trout fishing, etc., etc. In fact, to tell you what is worth seeing -- where to see it -- where to go -- how to go -- and whom to stop with while passing over Union, Central and Southern Pacific railroads, their branches and connections, by rail, water and stage, from sunrise to sunset, and part of the way back; through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, California and Arizona. By Geo. A Crofutt, author of "Great Trans-continental Railroad Guide," and "Crofutt's Trans-continental Tourist." Vol. 2 --- 1879-80. Chicago, Illinois: The Overland Publishing Company, 1879. 19.3 x 13.7 cm (octavo), pp. [1-2] 1-5] 6-10 [11] 12-272 [273: "Some Opinions of the 'Overland'"] [274: ad], 18 inserted plates (double page "large views"), 70 illustrations in the text, some full page, including 3 maps, one full page, original flexible green cloth, all panels printed in black, advertisements on paper pasted to the inner surface of the front and rear wrappers, sewn. Second edition of the revised edition. In 1878 Crofutt published a revised and expanded tourist guide based on his earlier GREAT TRANS-CONTINENTAL RAILROAD GUIDE first published in 1869. This 1879 edition is nearly identical in format and content to the 1878 edition. In his preface Crofutt says: "We have taken the traveler with us -- in a chatty way -- on the longest trip ever attempted by any author in any guide book in the world, and have recorded a telegram of the most important facts and items of information in a trip of 5,493 miles by rail, and 792 miles by steamer, aggregating 6,285 miles, besides over 1000 miles by stage coach ... The author first began his explorations of the Trans-Mississippi country in 1860, as a 'Pilgrim,' and upon the completion of the Pacific railroad-line, wrote the first descriptive guide of the roads -- from actual observation -- the 'Great Trans-Continental Railroad Guide' of 1869. Soon 'Crofutt's Tourist' followed, the publication of which was continued thereafter. The popularity of these books was so great that the sale aggregated 344,00 copies. The present book describes more than three times the extent of country of any book heretofore published and is profusely illustrated by nearly 100 beautiful engravings, most of which were photographed, designed, drawn, and engraved expressly for the author of the work." Crofutt's "Preface. 1878-9" dated "April, 1878" is identical in both first and second editions. "The greater portion of the engraving in this work was executed by R. S. Bross, of New York, and C. W. Chandler, cor. Madison and Dearborn Sts., Chicago. Nearly all the large views ... were engraved from photographs, by Mr. Bross, while [others] were engraved by Mr. Chandler. The photographs were by Savage, of Salt Lake City, and Watkins and Houseworth, of San Francisco" (annex 54, page 271). Other illustrations are taken from HUTCHINGS' CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE. Included among the folded "large views" are illustrations of Mirror Lake and Nevada Falls (actually Vernal Falls) in Yosemite Valley, both described in the annex (numbers 31 and 40). The full page map is "Map of Rail & Stage Route[s] to Big Tree Groves and Yosemite." The 1879 second edition is printed from the stereotyped plates of the 1878 first edition with some changes. The title is identical to that of the first edition, except "VOL. 1 --- 1878-9" is changed to "VOL. 2 --- 1879-80" and the copyright date 1878 is changed to 1879. "No. 53 Annex. (From pages 226, 228.) Yo-Semite and Big Trees," pages 270-271, that briefly describes the Madera Route, the Coulterville Route, and the Mariposa Route, with travel time, distances and fares, is expanded. Page 272 is the last page of the annex, page 273 is "Some Opinions of the 'Overland,'" comprising reviews (including a testimonial by J. M. Hutchings), page 274 is an advertisement headed "WHEN IN CHICAGO, / DO NOT FAIL TO STOP AT THE OLD-TIME / BRIGGS HOUSE." Cowan (1933), p. 150 (listing the 1883 edition). See Howes C901. Not in Currey and Kruska. Several mild creases to wrappers, corner tips worn, a very good copy. Overall, a remarkably nice copy of an important tourist guide. Today, all of the Crofutt guides are hard to find, especially in nice condition. (#167192).

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