Stimson, A. L.
History of the Express Companies: And the Origin of American Railroads. Together with some reminiscences of the latter days of the mail coach and baggage wagon business in the United States.New York: For Sale at the Express Offices Throughout the United States, 1858. Frontispiece, 287p. illustrations. 23cm. Second edition. Publisher's stamped brown cloth with gilt decoration on front cover, titling in gilt on spine; top and fore edge black. Flecking of front cover and spine, short tear in front cover joint cloth; wear to spine ends; one corner skinned; damp stain along bottom edge; prior owner's neat signature on front cover pastedown and front free endpaper; numerous notes in pencil. In better than good condition. First published in 1858 as a forty page pamphlet for a few hundred subscribers, this second edition adds a significant amount of new material on the Western express companies, including the American Express Co., the National Express, Thompson and Co., Wells Fargo, the United States Express Co., and others. [Howes: S1008; Sabin: 91827] Scarce.