An Interesting Americana Auction PBA Sale #264: Held May 29th
Title: Bound volume containing 20 pamphlets & booklets on the Northern Pacific Railroad and the region it served
Place: Various places
Item # : 128355 – Lot 254
Description: 9¼x5¾, period marbled boards rebacked with cloth, portion of original spine leather laid on, reading "Northern Pacific Railroad. Archives Vol. IX. Land Dept. Miscellaneous Pamphlets & Circulars." Significant gathering of original pamphlets on the settlement of the Northwest, many with their original wrappers included, a number with folding maps. Among the items included: Wilkeson, Samuel. The Northern Pacific Railroad's Land Grant, and the Future Business of the Road. 19 pp. Original printed wrappers. 1870. * Guide to the Northern Pacific Railroad Lands in Minnesota.48 pp. Original wrappers with maps on inside of front wrapper & outside of rear wrapper. . * Der Stadt Oregon: Ein Schilderung von Klima, Boen- und Mineral- Reichthum, Handel un Industrie... 56,  pp. With 2 folding maps. Original wrappers. 1878. * Suggestions to Encourage Settlement and Secure Rapid Development of the Wheat Lands of Minnesota and Dakota, Tributary to the Northern Pacific Railroad. 14 pp. Original wrappers. 1881. * The Northern Pacific Railroad. Sketch of Its History: Delineations of the Divisions of Its Transcontinental Line...and a Description of the Soils and Climates... By a Member of the Chicago Press. 82, 2 pp. Folding color map (split along 1 crease). Original wrappers. 1882. * Another edition of preceding, in German. 59,  Folding color map. Original wrappers. 1882. * Billings. The Agricultural, Stock Raising and Mining Centre of the Yellowstone Valley. 4 pp. Folding map. Original wrappers. 1882. * Der Neue Nordwesten: Oregon und Washington Territory.6 32 pp. Illustrated with wood-engraved plates; large folding color map (repaired). Original wrappers. 1882. * "The Heart of the Continent." Montana" Its Climate, Soil, Scenery, Resources and Industries. 32 pp. Folding color map. Original wrappers. 1883. * Summer Sauntering Over the Lines of the Oregon Railway & Nav. Co. and Northern Pacific Railwoad, Pacific Division. 35,  pp. With original mounted albumen photograph of Multnomah Falls, by Davidson Photo, Portland, as the frontispiece. Original wrappers. 1882. * The Yellowstone National Park. Issued by the Passenger Department, Northern Pacific Railroad. Illustrated with wood engravings. Original wrappers (chipped along fore-edge, foremargins of contents shaved). 1883. * Plus others.
Condition: Binding worn, split through vertically at spine; most of the pamphlets in very good or better condition, one has a loose rear wrapper which is chipped.
Price Realized: (Estimated $1,000-1,500). Actual: $2,587