Lot 57 of 703:
1818 Improvements made in Pennsylvania  

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Sketch of the Internal Improvements Already Made by Pennsylvania...Particularly as They Have Reference to the Future Growth and Prosperity of Philadelphia

Breck, Samuel


M. Thomas



48, [1] pp. plus three double-sheet maps, partially handcolored. (8vo) 22.8x13.9 cm (9x5¼”) original wrappers.

"Emphasizes Philadelphia's strategic position for trade with the rising West" - Howes.  Howes makes no mention of the maps which are present in this first edition; neither does Sabin, and his collation is wrong.  They illustrate the headwaters of the principal rivers of Pennsylvania.  The text includes recommendations for improvements in trade and transportation through the development of waterways.


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Spine reinforced; chipping to wrappers; library stamp and markings on cover and library punch on title page; gift inscription on title page; very good.

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