Lot 129: Strickland. REPORTS ON CANALS, RAILWAYS... 1826.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Pennsylvania Canals, Railways & Roads] William Strickland. REPORTS ON CANALS, RAILWAYS, ROADS, AND OTHER SUBJECTS, MADE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT. Phila: H. C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826. 71 (of 73) plates (as numbered) on 58 sheets. (Lacking 45 and 58. 5 plates are double and/or folding: 10, 39, 42, 46, and 50. Of the other 53, 11 carry 2 plate numbers, 1 carries 3 plate numbers, and 41 carry 1 plate number. 2 different plates are numbered 15.) vi, 51 pp. Oblong folio. Contemp ¼ leather and board with printed label on front cover. Spine lacking, joints split, soiled. Foxed, dampstained. Soil to upper right of plate No 9 (overlapping plate mark and plate number). Map 42 (a folding plate) largely split and chipped along folds, chips to 42s outer edge. No 59 has tear to image. Creasing to leaves and first few plates. Sabin 92815. 4.5