RICHARDS, T. Addison. Appleton's Illustrated Hand-Book of American Travel. A Full and Reliable Guide by Railway, Steamboat, and Stage, to the Cities, Towns, Waterfalls, Battle-Fields, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Hunting and Fishing Grounds, Watering Places, Summer Resorts, and All Scenes and Objects of Importance and Interest in the United States and the British Provinces. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1857. 1st ed. 420pp. Folding map frontis., illus., many folding maps including three large regional maps in color. 420pp. Orig. flexible cloth. Cloth faded, head of spine lightly rubbed, else very good. This work "could rival the later Baedeker in accuracy as to modes of travel and historical information. His (Richards) text and drawings for the work formed the first complete guide of its kind for the United States and Canada." -DAB.