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Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854. Volume II
A. O. P. Nicholson, Printers, Washington DC 1855 - Various paginations. 30 cm. 13 plates of scenery, 4 fossil plates, 20 botanical plates in two sections, 2 fold-out colour charts at rear. half leather with marbled paper boards. Upper spine chipped, label residue on lower spine, corners worn, bookplate for Walter Shanly on front pastedown along with reference label, Shanly's signature on title page. Some foxing to botanical plates. Plate III in second botanical section sticking to page after it. Former owner of this volume was Walter Shanly (1819-1899), Canadian civil engineer, author, businessman, and politician, remembered for his work on railways and canals. Although overshadowed by his brother Francis, Walter was a vital agent in the professionalization of civil engineering in Canada. The Walter Shanly award is the most important award of the Construction Division of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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