Chicago: S. C. Griggs & Co., 1874. 253 pages + 4 pages of book ads. Octavo, Green pictorial publishers cloth; lettering and vignette of a train in gilt; a bright clean copy. Item #2357
First edition and the first of three travel books written by Taylor. This humorous series of essays describes the various modes of transportation of the day.
Benjamin Franklin Taylor (1819 - 1887) was a successful war correspondent during the Civil War, later he worked freelance journalist and writer, but is best remembered as a poet.