Westward to Promontory: Building the Union Pacific across the plains and mountains
Place Published: Palo Alto, CA
Publisher: The American West Publishing Company and The Oakland Museum
Date Published: 1969
Edition: Second printing
Book Id: 24637
Square quarto [29 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine, a gilt stamped spike design on the front cover. Very good. The front free endsheet has a former owner's bookplate, and is slightly rippled. The half title page and the title page are barely perceptibly rippled. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with rubbing. The edges are creased and chipped. Old price sticker on the non visible side.
"This great documentary of one of America's epic adventures is interpreted and highlighted by the narrative of Barry B. Combs, who combines his intimate knowledge of the history of the Union Pacific Railroad with a long and thorough study of the original photographs. His knowledgeable introduction and detailed, perceptive captions provide a sparkling and informative narrative for one of the most beautiful photographic collections the nineteenth century West ever produced."