By Dayton Duncan, based on a documentary by Ken Burns
Signed first edition of this beautifully-produced book charting the first cross-country America road trip, based on a Ken Burns documentary of the same title.
Fine in near fine dust jacket.
"We are causing a great sensation along the road – it is the first machine that has ever gone over these mountains."
Horatio Nelson Jackson's 1903 drive ran from San Francisco to New York, and took 63 days – there were only 150 miles of paved road in the United States at that time! His car is now preserved in the Smithsonian.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. Full title: Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip. 7.75'' x 9''. Original green boards with gilt titles. Original unclipped ($24.95) color pictorial dust jacket designed by Archie Ferguson. Cartographic endpapers. Illustrated in black and white and shades of brown throughout. xiv, 174 pages. Signed by Burns to half-title page. Tiny closed tear to upper rear edge of jacket. Sharp and bright.
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