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Yllustrated Railway and Steam Naviga er

G U I D E ,

CONTAINING SEVENTY MAPS,

PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY,

UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE RAILROAD COMPAN'.

One Volume, 288 Pages,

Price 25 Cents.

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.

911

From the New York Herald.
This most useful compilation continues to maintain the high character obtained for it at +
Every succeeding month we find in it some valuable addition, either in the travelling tables,
collateral information, likely to prove interesting to voyagers. "Its circulation will soon outrival

10 lish Bradshaw.

From the N. 0. Bulletin. This is the most accurate and reliable guide-book published. An invaluable companion traveller.

From the N. Y. Courier and Enquirer. Not the least valuable recommendation of this book is the number of pages each month de interesting reading matter, consisting of anecdotes of travel and potes by the way, by river and is altogether one of the most useful publications of the day, and should be in the hands of every in every place of business.

From the N. Y. Tribune. The completeness of this work, and its apparent general accuracy, recommend it to the att travellers, whether on excursions of business or pleasure.

From the American Railway Times. This is a most admirably arranged traveller's guide, and we cordially recommend it to the prins is the most complete thing of the kind ever published in this or any country.

From the Cincinnati Commercial. Appletons' Railway Guide is, without exception, the most complete work of the kind ever p in }. Mr. G. F. Thomas, the original projector and compiler of the Guide, was for many years a resident city, and is well known to many of our citizens as peculiarly competent for a work of this kind.

Extract from the Musical Harp. This is decidedly the best Guide in the world-far ahead of Bradshaw's celebrated English ork is illustrated by over sixty maps, and contains over two hundred pages. It is a work that 8 placed in the hands of every man, woman, and child in the United States.

Fotract of a letter to the Saturday Evening Gazette, Boston. “ Within the past six months, business or pleasure has carried me into one-half of the States of ti Union, and over several thousand miles of Railroad, and I have never arrived at a depot ten minuten in or lost a connection—thanks to my pocket companion, Appletons' Railway Guide,' a work corre publtshed semi-monthly, which is a model

for accuracy, and may be relied on most implicitly. of its contents has beguiled many miles of tediousness, while the information it imparts refle upon the publishers."

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PREFACE.

ANECDOTES have been described by one of our brightest Humorists as corresponding in Literature with the Sauces, the savory dishes •of a banquet. Another writer, of the same Augustan age, has described an anecdote as bearing the same relation to History and Biography that an epigram bears to an epic poem, or a proverb to a moral discourse.

This collection contains, for the most part, anecdotes of an amusing character of travels and travelers, in which all countries are well represented. To those who are not able to give a fixed attention so necessary in reading a connected story, this volume is peculiarly adapted : at all events, it is hoped that the tedium of travel may be occasionally relieved by the perusal of them.

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