Title The World on Wheels and other sketches
Book Condition Good
Edition 1st Edition
Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾
Publisher Chicago S.C. Griggs & Co. 1874
Seller ID 000267
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.