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Letter from The Secretary of War, Transmitting, with a Letter from the Chief of Engineers, Reports of Examination and Survey of Sacramento River, California, from its Mouth to Feather River (with survey maps) by  Thomas H (Captain of the Army Corps of Engineers); Luke E Wright (Secretary of War) Jackson - 1908 - from The Bookworm and Biblio.com

Letter from The Secretary of War, Transmitting, with a Letter from the Chief of Engineers, Reports of Examination and Survey of Sacramento River, California, from its Mouth to Feather River (with survey maps)

by Jackson, Thomas H (Captain of the Army Corps of Engineers); Luke E Wright (Secretary of War)

Condition: See description


1908. Disbound . BINDING/CONDITION: This is strictly a working copy, and if it were mine, I would dismantle it further. The binding is gone; and the preliminary text pages are in very poor condition with tears and brittle paper. The map paper is of better quality. However, it requires two people to unfold a map as-is, with them bound into the book, and it's not easy then. It appears to me that other than the index and one other, most of the maps have never been opened. The index map has some damage -- sadly some caused by me trying to get an idea of what was what. I tried to open it alone. Don't do that. Maps are all verified as being present (they are numbered). 60th Congress 2d Session 1908-1909; House Documents Vol. 24; Examination and Survey of Sacramento River. Since this copy is disbound, much of the information is missing; assuming this published by the Government Printing House; the only thing that remains of the original spine is a strip with the text ''A P Davis''. The book, when whole consisted of preliminary text, in the form of letters to the War Department, followed by maps. The text portion is brief (to page 19). The rest of the ''book'' consists of bound-in folded maps. There are 25 maps, counting an Index Map of about 40 x 29 inches: Map of Sacramento River California from the mouth of Feather River to Suisun Bay at Collinsville. 8vo (9 inches tall)
  • Bookseller: The Bookworm US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 064488
  • Title: Letter from The Secretary of War, Transmitting, with a Letter from the Chief of Engineers, Reports of Examination and Survey of Sacramento River, California, from its Mouth to Feather River (with survey maps)
  • Author: Jackson, Thomas H (Captain of the Army Corps of Engineers); Luke E Wright (Secretary of War)
  • Format/binding: Disbound
  • Book condition: Used
  • Date published: 1908

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