Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 198

Price Realized: $ 812
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Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING.) Fulton, Robert. A Treatise on the Improvement of Canal Navigation. 17 engraved plates, xvi, 144 pages. 4to, later cloth, minor wear; title page and second leaf lacking substantial areas of upper margins (repaired), a few plate captions cropped. London, 1796

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The first book by the notable engineer, written during his ten-year sojourn in England. Though Fulton moved on to steam power, he remained interested in canals for the rest of his career, and helped create America's most famous one through his work on the Erie Canal Commission. Howes 418 ("aa", calls for 2 ad leaves not present here); Sabin 26201 (calls for a portrait plate, lacking here and in all other copies we have traced).