...<b> Old Times on the Upper Mississippi: the Recollections of a Steamboat Pilot From 1854 to 1863 </b>

... Old Times on the Upper Mississippi: the Recollections of a Steamboat Pilot From 1854 to 1863

By: Merrick, George Byron

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George Byron Merrick archives the entire landscape of steamboat life he experienced in the mid-1800s. Beginning as a cabin boy he worked his way up to cub pilot on the mighty Mississippi. Merrick's narrative includes animated stories about gamblers, shipwrecks, and steamboat races with amusing descriptions of river life and steamboat operations.

9.5 inches tall. 323 pages., appendices, index, frontispiece. Illustrated with maps, portraits, period photographs. Top edge gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Corners mild bumps. Previous owner’s bookplate on front paste-down.[Howes M539]

[This work was edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites, but he is uncredited.]

Title: ... Old Times on the Upper Mississippi: the Recollections of a Steamboat Pilot From 1854 to 1863

Author Name: Merrick, George Byron

Categories: Transportation History, Mid-West,

Edition: First Edition – First Printing.

Publisher: Cleveland, The Arthur H. Clark Company,: 1909

Binding: Hardcover.

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 007035