APPLETON'S ILLUSTRATED HAND-BOOK OF AMERICAN TRAVEL: A Full And Reliable Guide By Railway, Steamboat, And Stage...In The United States And The British Provinces

Appleton: NY, 1857. Paperback. Very Good. Item #21-2855

Illus., 31 fold-out maps (3 in color), 7.5 x 5", blindstamped brownish red stiff wraps, gilt lettering, 420pp + ads. Covers fair-poor, lacks ffep, inner hinges/textblock cracked, frontis map detached and has tears, other maps have some edge tears/tears, contents have light staining, spotting and toning, a torn corner. Slipped in among the tour info are mentions of slavery. In South Carolina: "Rambling...through the negro quarters of Mr. Simm's plantation, we amused ourselves studying the varied characters of the slaves". Other entries can be found in Alabama and Louisiana. There are a couple of pencil notations near the front. In the introduction where it is mentioned about tramping through the mountains and having a flask the words "filled with the most excellent brandy" and "picturesque effect" are underlined and the word "good" written after "effect". Handwriting belongs to a previous owner, former president, Millard Fillmore (the "d" matches) AND HE HAS SIGNED THE FRONT PASTEDOWN AND TITLE PAGE "MILLARD FILLMORE JUNE 30, 1857". FIRST EDITION. SIGNED TWICE BY THE FORMER PRESIDENT.

Price: $750.00

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