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William Tatham
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Norfolk [Va.]: : Printed by J. O'Connor, No. 60, Main-Street., 1808. 15 pp. Disbound pamphlet housed in a beautiful custom clamshell case. Lightly tanned and soiled, contemporary ownership inscription on title page. First two leaves trimmed closely, affecting some text at the edge. Not Ex-Lib. Proposal for a canal from Norfolk, Virginia to points in eastern North Carolina by way of the North and Elizabeth Rivers. Tatham lays out his grand scheme and its many benefits, devoting only the last two pages to the expense associated with the proposed project, comparing it to a similar proposal for a canal through the Dismal Swamp. An extremely unusual Southern imprint, the earliest Southern internal improvement report I have ever seen. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 16289. RINK 4612. SABIN 94415. Exceptionally SCARCE early Virginia pamphlet. OCLC locates only one other original copy, at the New York Historical Society Library. I've done my best to describe the item, but if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. [Attributes: First Edition]
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