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Welland Canal Company 1853 (front cover title)
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Welland Canal Company 1853 (front cover title)

By MORIN, A. N.

Quebec: Provincial Secretary's Office, 1853. Hardcover. Good. 16 Victoriae. Appendix (T.T.T.T.) A. 1853. Dated 14th June, 1853. Unpaginated. 26 cm. Bound in green leatherette with gold print. New endpapers. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Spots in margins of last 12 pages. A little underlining on first page with spot at bottom. Return to an Address from the Legislative Assembly to His Excellency the Governor General, dated the 13th instant, praying that His Excellency would be pleased to cause to be laid before the House, "a Return of all Documents and Correspondence relative to any applications on the part of the Shareholders in the late Welland Canal Company, for claims alleged to be due them under the provisions of the Act 7 Vic. cap. 34."

$100.00

The Rideau Canal: Defence, Transport and Recreation
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The Rideau Canal: Defence, Transport and Recreation

By TULLOCH, Judith

National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada, 1981. Softcover. Very good. History and Archaeology 50. 228 p. 28 cm. 29 b&w illustrations. Softcover. Light wear. Tear in front cover at top near spine. Pages clean and neat.

$40.00

An Appeal to the Justice and Humanity of the Stockholders of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal
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An Appeal to the Justice and Humanity of the Stockholders of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

By CAREY, Mathew

[Philadelphia], nd. ca. 1820s. Disbound. Fair. 16 p. 23 cm. Disbound pamphlet. Ink signature and stamp on front page. Rough edges with small chips and tears. Paper browning and somewhat spotted. Former owner's label on p. 3. Surveyor John Randel (1787-1865) took part in a number of important early American engineering projects. In 1823, he became chief engineer for the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company. This pamphlet by Irish-born publisher Mathew Carey concerns the dismissal of Randel and his alledged mistreatment by Judge Benjamin Wright and the company's board of directors. In the 1830s, Randel won $226,885.84 in a breach of contract suit against the company, a huge sum for the time period. With his settlement, he lived out the rest of his life at Randelia, his large estate in Cecil County, Maryland, just south of the mouth of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

$100.00

On the formation of a Canal between Lakes St. Clair and Erie
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On the formation of a Canal between Lakes St. Clair and Erie

By LACHLAN, Major R.

Toronto: Maclear & Co, September, 1855. Booklet. Good. Pages 321-341, [2] p. of The Canadian Journal, A Repertory of Industry, Science, and Art; and a Record of the Proceedings of the Canadian Institute, Sept. 1855, Concluded from p. 303. 32 cm. Map of Colchester Township as frontispiece. Paper covers with repaired edges. Former owner's label inside front cover. Most pages uncut. Some small tears to edges. Subtitle: "And the foundation of a Town and Harbour at the Mouth of the Two Creeks, in the Township of Romney, in connection with the establishment of an extensive system of Drainage, by which near a Million of Fertile Acres would be redeemed in one District." Appears to be the second part of the article only.

$35.00

Canal Record September 2, 1908 - August 25, 1909. Volume II. With Index
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Canal Record September 2, 1908 - August 25, 1909. Volume II. With Index

By Isthmian Canal Commission

Ancon, Canal Zone: Isthmian Canal Commission, 1909. Cloth. Good +. Vol. II, Nos. 1-52. 8, 416 p. 30 cm. Brown cloth. Darkened spine, slight dents in fore-edges, red mark on lower edge of text block. Signature on front pastedown and former owner's label attached to title page. Published weekly under the authority and supervision of the Isthmian Canal Commission. The Canal Record, a weekly newspaper that began under the leadership of George Washington Goethals in 1907, was designed to improve the camaraderie and morale of canal workers. This informative paper published excavation statistics that encouraged a healthy rivalry between work sites (see p. 4) and included information on social activities along the canal such as concerts, club meetings, and dances (p. 6).

$100.00

Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company to the Stockholders. For the Year 1864. May 9th, 1865
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Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company to the Stockholders. For the Year 1864. May 9th, 1865

By The Managers

New York: J. M. Davis, Printer, 1865. Pamphlet. Good. 11 p. 21.5 cm. 5 tables at rear. Blue paper covers with black print. Vertical fold. Small chips in front cover. Soiled rear. Former owner's label on title page. Dampstains. Small hole in margin of p. 5. Small tear in top rear. Lists managers and officers of the company. Report written by George Talbot Olyphant, President.

$50.00

An Act for amending and altering certain Acts of Parliament, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal, from the Coventry Canal Navigation, to the City of Oxford
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An Act for amending and altering certain Acts of Parliament, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal, from the Coventry Canal Navigation, to the City of Oxford

By ANONYMOUS

London, 1794. No Binding. Very good +. Pages 1943 to 1948. 30 cm. Bound with thread only. "Anno Tricesimo Quarto Georgii III. Regis. Cap. CIII. 23d May 1794."

$75.00

An Act to amend an Act, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Coventry Canal Navigation to the City of Oxford
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An Act to amend an Act, made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Coventry Canal Navigation to the City of Oxford

By ANONYMOUS

London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1775. No Binding. Very good +. Pages 275 to 292. 30 cm. Royal coat of arms. Bound with thread only. "Anno Decimo Quinto Georgii III. Regis. Cap. IX."

$75.00

An Act for making further Provision for making and maintaining an Inland Navigation, commonly called The Caledonian Canal, from the Eastern to the Western Sea by Inverness and Fort William, in Scotland
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An Act for making further Provision for making and maintaining an Inland Navigation, commonly called The Caledonian Canal, from the Eastern to the Western Sea by Inverness and Fort William, in Scotland

By ANONYMOUS

London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty, 1804. No Binding. Very good +. Pages 565 to 606. 30 cm. Royal coat of arms. Bound with thread only. "Anno Quinquagesimo Quarto Georgii III. Regis. Cap. LXII. 29th June 1804."

$75.00

An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from The Trent to The Mersey, and the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from Birmingham to Fazeley
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An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from The Trent to The Mersey, and the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from Birmingham to Fazeley

By ANONYMOUS

London, nd. ca. 1785?. No Binding. Very good +. Pages 2171 to 2186. 30 cm. Bound with thread only. "Anno Vicesimo Quinto Georgii III. Regis. Cap. XCIX."

$75.00

An Act for making certain Navigable Cuts from the Towns of Buckingham, Aylesbury, and Wendover, in the County of Buckingham, to communicate with the Grand Junction Navigation
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An Act for making certain Navigable Cuts from the Towns of Buckingham, Aylesbury, and Wendover, in the County of Buckingham, to communicate with the Grand Junction Navigation

By ANONYMOUS

London, 1794. No Binding. Very good +. Pages 331 to 339. 30 cm. Bound with thread only. "Anno Tricesimo Quarto Georgii III. Regis. Cap. XXIV. 28th March 1794."

$75.00

An Act for extending the Wyrley and Essington Canal
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An Act for extending the Wyrley and Essington Canal

By ANONYMOUS

London, 1794. No Binding. Very good +. Pages 343 to 354. 30 cm. Bound with thread only. "Anno Tricesimo Quarto Georgii III. Regis. Cap. XXV. 28th March 1794."

$75.00

The Alexandria Canal: Its History & Preservation
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The Alexandria Canal: Its History & Preservation

By HAHN, Thomas Swiftwater; KEMP, Emory L.

West Virginia University Press, 1992. Softcover. Very good +. Institute for the History of Technology & Industrial Archaeology Monograph Series Volume I, Number 1. xvi, 76 p. 28 cm. Frontispiece and 91 b&w illustrations. Softcover. Former owner's label on first page. Signed by Hahn on title. Foreword by Annaeus M. Brouwer. Topics: Virginia canals and the International Improvements Movement; Alexandria Canal construction and early years of operation; excavation and rehabilitation of the tide lock and basin; canal glossary; biographical sketches of Turnbull & Ewing; extracts from Ewing's field notebooks.

$35.00

Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal
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Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal

By SENIOR, Olive

Kingston, Jamaica: The University of the West Indies Press, 2014. Paperback. As new. xxiii, 416p. 25.5 cm. Pictorial paperback binding. Includes 8 maps, 211 illustrated figures, and 6 tables. Minor wear to back cover near the vertical edge where some soiling is noticeable. No other discernible wear. Pages clean. Text unmarked. Appears as new. Contents: "To Shrink the World by Half"; Part 1: The Panama Railroad, 1849-1855; Part 2: The French Canal, 1881-1904; Pat 3: The US Construction of the Panama Canal, 1904-1914: Who Went, How and Why; What They Endured, 1904-1907; The Work They Did There, 1904-1914; The Lives They Lived, 1904-1914; How The Loved, Laughed and Prayed; Part 4: The Post-Construction Years and the Return Home: Life in Panama After Construction Ended; What They Brought Back Home.

$40.00

Origin of the Erie Canal
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Origin of the Erie Canal

By WRIGHT, Benjamin

Rome, N.Y.: Sandford & Carr, 1870. Pamphlet. Fair. 13 p. 23 cm. Paper covers have ink inscription at top front, small chips and tears, partial ink stamp on rear. Most of front cover coming detached. Former owner's label on title page. Letter to the editors of the New York Observer.

$75.00

Report of the Commissioners Appointed by Joint Resolutions of the Honorable the Senate and Assembly of the State of New-York, of the 13th & 15th March, 1810, to Explore the Route of an Inland Navigation from Hudson's River to Lake Ontario and Lake Erie
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Report of the Commissioners Appointed by Joint Resolutions of the Honorable the Senate and Assembly of the State of New-York, of the 13th & 15th March, 1810, to Explore the Route of an Inland Navigation from Hudson's River to Lake Ontario and Lake Erie

By [MORRIS, Gouverneur, et al]

Albany: S. Southwick, 1811. Pamphlet. Poor. 8 p. 22 cm. Pamphlet has chipped edges, ink marks and inscription. Extensive paper repairs. Apparently a fragment only - last sentence is cut off.

$75.00

The Economic History of the Anthracite-Tidewater Canals
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The Economic History of the Anthracite-Tidewater Canals

By JONES, Chester Lloyd

Philadelphia: Published for the University, 1908. Paperback. Ex library - fair. Publications of the University of Pennsylvania series in Political Economy and Public Law No. 22. 181 p. 22 cm. One map. Grey paper covers. Ex library with ink notations and stamps + blind stamps to cover and first pages. Small chips and tears to edges and faded spine. Pages clean and bright. Topics: beginning of the use of anthracite; the Lehigh, Delaware Division, Delaware and Hudson, Morris, and Schuylkill Navigation Canals; bibliography.

$35.00

Copy of James Walker's Report to the Board of Treasury on the Caledonian Canal, 1838
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Copy of James Walker's Report to the Board of Treasury on the Caledonian Canal, 1838

By WALKER, James

London: The House of Commons, 1838. Very good +. Ordered to be printed 2 July, 1838. 15 p. 33 cm. Bound with string. Ink numbering to upper right-hand corners. Report of James Walker, Civil Engineer regarding locks, divisions, steam tugs, etc.

$40.00

Correspondence Respecting the Navigation of the United States' Canals by Canadian Vessels
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Correspondence Respecting the Navigation of the United States' Canals by Canadian Vessels

By THORNTON, Sir Edward, et al

London: Printed by Harrison and Sons, 1876. Fine. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 1876. 30 p. + rear cover. 32 cm. Tied with string. North America. No. 6 (1876). Includes Table of Contents. Correspondence by Sir Edward Thornton, Viscount Enfield, Lord Tenterden, the Earl of Dufferin, Hamilton Fish, Earl of Carnarvon, etc.

$40.00

Eightieth Report of the Commissioners of the Caledonian Canal
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Eightieth Report of the Commissioners of the Caledonian Canal

By The Commissioners

London: Henry Hansard and Son, Printers to the House of Commons, 1885. Good. Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 17 July 1885. 12 p. + rear cover page. 32 cm. Tied with string. Repair to tear in front cover. Repairs to inner margins of each cover. Small chips in front page. Consists of reports on Caledonian and Crinan canals and appendix, which discusses traffic, piers and wharves, bridges, locks, accounts, etc.

$20.00

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