Cleveland, OH: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1902-1905. 1st. Hardcover. First edition. Crown octavo. Illustrated with maps, plates and facsimiles. Original prospectus laid in. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering; TEG. A near fine, complete set (bookplate on front pastedowns; minor wear to extremities; slight fading to spine on Vol. I). Item #16196
"One of the first publishing projects undertaken by the Arthur H. Clark upon the founding of the company ." - Clark 128. A series of monographs on the History of America as portrayed in the evolution of its highways of War, Commerce, and Social Expansion. As the prospectus explains, "a thorough understanding of our history is impossible without a knowledge of these routes of trade and war and the strategic points they covered and connected." (Howes H-773).