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RAILROAD COMMUNICATION With The PACIFIC, With an Account of the CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD, of California: The Character of the Work, Its Progress, Resources Earnings and Future Prospects, and the Advantage of Its First Mortgage Bonds. New York, May, 1867
New York: Hosford & Sons, Stationers and Printers, 1867. 1st edition. Flexible brown cloth binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to front cover. Gilt bright. Modest wear. Booklet & map in VG+ - Nr Fine condition.. [2 (blank)], 20, [2 (blank)] pp. Fold-out hand-colored "Map of the Central Pacific Railroad. The Western Portion of the Main Trunk of the Great National Railroad Route Across the Continent." Engraved & Printed by G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. 8vo. 8-3/4" x 5-3/4". Map: 8-5/8" x 30" The first of a number of such publications issued by Fisk & Hatch, "Bankers and Dealers in Government Securities", designed to encourage investing in the capital intensive Central Pacific Railroad, with much company history included, as well as perceived benefits derived from the project, planned construction & company goals. This May 1867 solicitation rare in the trade, with auction activity since 1979 showing just 3 instances of any prospectus coming on the block, the last in 2006, and all later publications.
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