Boston: John F. Murphy, 1896. First printing. Wraps. View book with 50 halftone images of famous steamers and their lavish interiors. Most of the photos focus on the 5 steamers plying the Fall River route. There are inside views as well as external (including Galley views).
The images include: Steamer Priscilla, Steamer Puritan, Steamer Plymouth, Steamer Pilgrim, Steamer Providence; Terminals, New York City, Piers 18 and 19, North River; Battery,Statue of Liberty / Castle William, New York Bay; Brooklyn Bridge; East River / Brooklyn Navy Yard; Work house, Blackwell's Island; Ward's Island, Sugar Refineries; Fort Schuyler, Long Island Sound / David Island, Long Island Sound; Fall River Line wharves, Newport, R. I. / Goat Island, Newport Harbor; Newport Harbor view; and Steamer Pilgrim, Fall River / Steamboat Train at Fall River Wharf.
Oblong 8vo, 48pp, 50 halftone images. Decorative stiff card wrappers, orange and green floral borders, with original silk tie. Embossed title printed in green at front wrapper. Very good overall. Item #22763