Near Fine. 2005. First Edition hardcover, no dustjacket as issued. About 8¾ inches wide by 11¼ inches high, illustrated, 165 pages. Condition: Other than a tiny bump to top cover extremity (virtually not noticeable) and faint rubbing, book is Near Fine, like New. No cracks or tears to binding, no stickers or bookplates, no writing in text, and no torn pages. Pages are crisp and visuals are fine. No musty book smell. Not a former library book. Book is in gift-giving condition. This work clearly documents the Pony Express through its postal history, featuring visuals of actual postal artifacts and other primary source materials that are rarely included in books about the U.S. Mail. It also integrates the story of the Overland Telegraph (completed in October 1861). A well-researched, well-presented story about an important slice of history-the early method of communication between people (sending mail by horseback). The book also includes several fresh and exciting insights, such as the Pony Express mail being intercepted by Indians. A wonderful, historical book. Note: We are a well-established, well-respected, ethical book dealer in business since 1991. We describe the condition of our books thoroughly and honestly, so you'll know exactly what you will be receiving when you order. We have earned continuous five-star ratings from new and existing customers. We will be pleased to serve you.
Near Fine/No DJ. Large hardcover with yellow glossy illustrated boards with blue cloth spine. 11.5 X 8.5 with 165 pp. Interior pages are glossy paper and have light wave at front edge. Does not appear to be moisture related.
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