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1 Taylor, Benjamin The World on Wheels and other sketches
Chicago S.C. Griggs & Co. 1874 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Chicago: S.C. Griggs & Co, 1874. Brown harcover with gilt title on spine, and black title on cover. Illustrated with 6 named illustrations. 258 pp. with 9 pages of literature advertisements in the back. A collection of humorous vignettes about traveling in the United States by rail, coach, wagon, steamboat, canal barge, including others. Benjamin Franklin Taylor (1819-1887) won renown as a war correspondent for Chicago newspapers during the Civil War. In peacetime he became a freelance writer best known as a poet and travel writer. This book in good condition with flaws noted: Binding tight. Front and back covers showing slight wear and bumped / rubbed corners. Small spot of red paint on cover. Head and tail of spine chipped. Some interior writing in pencil, mostly previous bookseller's notes, but some horizontal lines within margins. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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