Lot 41: Rare report by Judah on Central Pacific RR 1861

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:21

Lot 41: Author: Judah, Theodore D. Title: Report of the Chief engineer of the Preliminary Survey and Cost of Construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, of California, Across the Sierra Nevada Mountains, From Sacramento to the Eastern Boundary of California Place Published: Sacramento Publisher: Date Published: October 1, 1861 Description: 36 pp. (8vo) 22x14 cm (8?x5?"), removed from larger volume, set in modern folding cloth case. First Edition. Presentation copy inscribed in pencil at the top or the title-page: "Respects of T.D. Judah Washington, D.C." No copies of this 1861 first edition have sold at auction since at least 1975 according to American Book Prices Current. Final leaf with 1?x3? piece torn out of lower corner, affecting a few lines of text; else very good. Provenance: Argonaut, 2/10. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1500-2500
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