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HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION DES VOIES DE COMMUNICATION AUX ETATS-UNIS ET DES TRAVAUX D'ART QUI EN DÉPENDENT
Paris: Librairie de Charles Gosselin..., 1840-1841.. Two text volumes plus atlas. Text volumes: xiii,[3],542pp. plus errata; 582,[1],vi-lii pp. Half titles. Large quarto. Contemporary half morocco and boards, spines gilt. Atlas: Nineteen double-page plates and maps (one folding). Large folio. Near uniform contemporary half morocco and cloth. Scattered foxing, slight shelf wear. Very good. A presentation copy, inscribed from the author: "Monsieur le Président Barouche, hommage de l'auteur Michel Chevalier." The recipient's rubber stamp appears on the front free endsheets. "Most elaborate early foreign work on American railroads and canals" - Howes. Chevalier, a noted French economist, was sent by the French government to the U.S. in 1833 to study the issues of overland and water transportation. "Among his contemporaries he enjoyed a reputation equal to that of...de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont. He remains one of the most important French commentators on the United States" - Monaghan. He remained in America for nearly two years and liked much of what he saw. This publication contains descriptions of the various railroads, canals, and major bridges along the eastern seaboard. Also covered are the railroads and canals of the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes regions of Canada. The atlas volume contains maps of the U.S. showing canals and railroads in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland; and technical plans depicting structural details of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad cars, Schuylkill Canal, Cornwall Canal, Patapsco Viaduct, Aqueduct Bridge on the Potomac River at Georgetown, Morris Canal, etc. A handsome and important production. HOWES C358, "aa." BUCK 351. KRESS C.5134. SABIN 12583 (ref). MONAGHAN 425, 427.
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