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New Port Richey, FL: The Clearview Press, 1998.
Miniature Book. 3 x 2 1/16 inches. [iv], 38,  pp. The text is printed in black and brown inks, the brown used for a variety of illustrations and ornaments that appear throughout the text, frontispiece is a 4-cent postage stamp with Pony Express theme issued in 1960; text clean, unmarked. Tan cloth over boards illustrated and titled in brown ink, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. KGK523-003. Fine.
LIMITED EDITION of 195 copies, this copy is out of sequence. "The Pony Express was an American express mail service that used relays of horse-mounted riders. It operated from April 3, 1860, to October 26, 1861, between Missouri and California. It was operated by the Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company. During its 18 months of operation, the Pony Express reduced the time for messages to travel between the east and west US coast to about 10 days. It became the west's most direct means of east-west communication before the first transcontinental telegraph was established on October 24, 1861. The Pony Express was vital for tying the new U.S. state of California with the rest of the United States." Wikipedia. The text of this miniature book tells us about the personalities and challenges of operating the Pony Express.
REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 2383.
Title: A Saga. The Pony Express
Edition: LIMITED EDITION of 195 copies, this copy is out of sequence
Country of Origin: United States
Location Published: New Port Richey, FL, Clearview Press: 1998
Binding: Tan cloth over boards illustrated and titled in br
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None, as issued
Size: Miniature Book. 3 x 2 1/16 inches
Type: Miniature Book
Categories: History, Miniature Book, Fine Press
Seller ID: KGK523-003
Keywords: a saga. the pony express, americana, anonymous, clearview press, fine press, limited edition, miniature book, western americana