DescriptionSamuel Bowles. Across the Continent: A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States, with Speaker Colfax. Springfield, Mass.: Samuel Bowles & Company, 1866. Octavo. [2 adv.], xx, 452, [1, blank], 6 adv. pages. Large hand-colored folding frontis map. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Corners slightly bumped, boards starting to show. Sunning on spine with lighter hints on outer edges of covers. Front hinge cracking. Minor loss on spine ends. Occasional light scattered foxing, heavier on preliminary and terminal sheets. A few examples of over-opening, with a bit of bleedthrough of text. Some folding separation with loss on folding map, cello-tape repairs to a few on verso. A good copy.
Cowan p. 23.
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