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American Steam Vessels  

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American Steam Vessels

Stanton, Samuel Ward

New York

Smith & Stanton



Oblong quarto, Original blue cloth binding with gilt stamping. First Edition.

Displays 250 steamboats, with brief descriptions, from Robert Fulton's Clermont (1807) to the steel-hulled, six-boilered, triple-screwed St. Louis. Much of the artwork was exhibited at the Chicago's World Fair, and for it Stanton was awarded a medal and diploma.

Donated by Johnson Rare Books & Archives, Covina, CA.

Lot Amendments

One leaf appears to have been trimmed along the fore-edge and neatly reinserted. Period ink inscriptions to both the half-title and the front flyleaf. Small chip to the fore-edge of the front flyleaf. Hinges repaired. The boards are a bit faded along the extremities, with some restoration at the spine ends.

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