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Dan Cong

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I have the 1892 version which has a specimen banknote and ABNco frontispiece. 

This is not quite as nice, no maps, no banknotes, but far more advertising of trains.

Here are a few of the nicer pages

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I have a couple of the Poor's Manual, but I haven't given the ads a lot of attention. Some of those illustrations are fantastic; I'll have to go back an look at them more closely now. That Grant Locomotive Works "ad" is really just their letterhead, I believe -- intaglio printed by ABNC. Fyi, the 1879 frontispiece was only used for a single year and it's the only one with a vignette that does not depict a close-up of a locomotive engine.
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Thanks for the info - I see these for sale, and with out looking at them, it's hard to gauge how exciting they will be. The 1900's ones are a bit boring. 
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Thanks for sharing. Very cool vignettes.
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