New York: Ludwig & Tolefree, 1831. Second revised. Hardcover. Travel guide with wonderful folding map of the Hudson River. The map is titled: "An Improved MAP of the HUDSON RIVER with the Post Roads Between N. York and Albany Published by the L. Mahon & Co Drawn & Engraved Expressly for the Tourist 1831". The first two editions of this hard bound pamphlet focus on the Hudson River and its landmarks and are much more scarce than the later editions of this small hard bound pamphlet that add much detail to the northern destinations of Quebec and Ontario.
The second edition with information on steam-boat lines, hackney fares in New York, hotels in Albany and New York, and Passage up the Hudson with descriptions of the Hudson Highlands, including Crow's Nest, Cold Spring, Butter Hill, Break-neck Hill, Polopell's Island, Cornwall, New Windsor and Fishkill, and more.
12mo, 69pp with a 4 page catalogue of books sold by Little & Cummings of Albany printed on yellow paper and tipped into the rear of the booklet. Frontispiece map unfolds to 40".
Quarter brown cloth and plain green paper covered boards with paper title label ("The Tourist. 1831") at front board. Covers dusty and rubbed at edges; folding map and text with fox spotting, a section of rear end paper torn away. See Howes V-28 for the 1830 1st ed. OCLC: 897858776, (4 copies) at New York Historical Society, the Huntington Library, American Antiquarian Society and Library & Archives Canada. Good + overall. Item #23941