A Handbook of the United States of America, and Guide to Emigration; Giving the Latest and Most Complete Statistics of the Government, Army, Navy, Diplomatic Relations, Finance, Revenue, Tariff, etc.

By: Linus Pierpont Brockett (1820-1893), compiler

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


8vo. (vi), [1], 201 [ads 1] pp. Image of the New York and Brooklyn Suspension bridge on front pastedown (as issued), preface, tables throughout, ad on rear pastedown (as issued); text clean, unmarked. Blind-, black-, and gilt-stamped brown cloth, beveled edges, all edges gilt, ads on paste-downs; binding square and tight, shelf wear. WY716-111. Very Good. FIRST TRADE EDITION . This is the first time Gaylord Watson's book of statistics about the United States was issued as a separate trade publication; previously this title was issued only as a supplement to Gaylord Watson's "Watson's New Railroad Map of the United States." Demand, particularly from immigrants seeking information on settlement in southern and western States, induced the publisher to hire Linus P. Brockett, geographical and statistical editor of "Johnson's Cyclopedia," to bring all the relevant statistics up to date. Linus P. Brockett was an American historical and miscellaneous writer. He was born in Canton, CT, graduated from Yale Medical College in 1843, and after 1847 embarked upon a literary career. He contributed to encyclopedias, and published over 40 works. Gaylord Watson (1833-1896) was an American map publisher and engraver based in New York City. After a brief partnership with his uncle Humphrey Phelps (1859-1865), in 1864 Gaylord Watson established his own New York imprint at 61 Beekman Street. "Watson focused on highly decorative emigrant guides, wall maps, and railroad maps. Gaylord Watson, as a business, passed with a whimper after a fire at 61 Beekman Street that pushed Watson into financial difficulties, which finally ended with a sheriff's sale in 1893. He died in Omaha Nebraska in 1894. For biographical information on Gaylor Watson, see: Geographicus Rare Antique Maps online under the publisher.

Title: A Handbook of the United States of America, and Guide to Emigration; Giving the Latest and Most Complete Statistics of the Government, Army, Navy, Diplomatic Relations, Finance, Revenue, Tariff, etc.

Author Name: Linus Pierpont Brockett (1820-1893), compiler

Categories: Americana,

Edition: First Trade Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, Gaylord Watson: 1885

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: WY716-111

Keywords: Linus Pierpont Brockett, A Handbook of the United States of America and Guide to Emigration Giving the Latest and Most Complete Statistics, Gaylord Watson, New York, Beekman Street, History of Publishing