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New York State Canal System; The Modern Inland Water Route Affording Economical Transportation Between the Great Lakes And the Atlantic Seaboard. January 1931. .
Price: 60.00

32 pp. brochure providing a comprehensive overview of the New York state canal system with images from photographs of the construction and operation of the canals.  Also includes a map of the Barge Canal System. .  Measures 9" x 6". Light discoloration; cover only.
My Trip Abroad, travel log for the S.S. Minnekahda, 1929
Price: 75.00

100 plus pages, tri-fold journal. A very detailed travel log, possibly for a young lady. No name is given but the trip is incredibly documented. The book begins with a preprinted trip information booklet. This included travel information like longitude and latitude, mail times, currency, compass information, navigation, keeping time, how to play shuffleboard, and signals. It then becomes a personal travel log book. It begins with the log detailing date, course, position, run, and remarks. Beginning on July 4, 1929 and ending August 18, 1929, the S.S. Minnekahda of the Atlantic Transport was captained by John Jensen (his signature appears in teh book). A very detailed itinary  is documented starting on June 28 as the leave central wharf on the "Boston" to the Minnekahda which then travels to England. Rails are taken to Scotland, Paris, and around England. Other documents include, hotels stopped at , places visited,gifts received, letters/calls/cards/suppers, and an address book with addresses form a variety of locations. There are personal notes and a listing for who saw them off (father, mother, Herbert, and others). Names mentioned in the diary are May Kunkle, Ruth, Walton, Bixby. Very detailed descriptions of what she did, read, sights seen, and places attended. Color fold out World map at the end of book. 6 3/4" x 4 1/2". some wear on leather cover, pages intact but title page binding is split, still has pencil in holder, most pages fully filled
The Non-fouling and Self-canting Reliance Anchor, Joseph T. Williams, Philadelphia. June 1, 1875
Price: 150.00

A single-fold illustrated circular containing a narrative describing the product and the (16) Points of the Old Anchor and the Reliance Anchor Contrasted. The back page is directed at the yacht owner now having access to the best anchor. Letter folds..
Improved Noiseless Rowlock for the Adirondack Boat c1875 Boston.
Price: 200.00

A 10” x 8” broadside promoting Frederick D. Graves’ Improved Noiseless Rowlock with images of canoers, rowlocks in place and a close-up of the rowlock. The narrative describes the benefits of the rowlock and how it stabilized the boat and prevents the rower from “catching a crab” (capsizing). The base promotes the Adirondack Boat for Sporting Purposes. Reverse is blank. Letter folds..
Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling
Price: 275.00

Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling. E. Waters & Sons, Sole Builders, Troy N.Y. c1875. Illustrations and brief description and pricing information on the Adirondack Gig, 14 Ft. Gig, Ladies’ Gig with two views, Dingey, New York Working Boat, Stannard Skiffs with three views, Rob Roy Canoe, Baden Powell Canoe and the Indian Canoe. Letter folds, light discoloration at base. Minimal wear.  .
[Historical Memorabilia] [Railroad] Report on the southern route of the proposed railroad from West Chester to Philadelphia by Edward F. Gay, civil engineer, January 8th, 1851.
Price: 1,200.00

Includes a five (5) page report, Opinions of Richard Strode, John Marshall, John Hickman on the subject of the Direct Railroad, March 19, 1852.  Manuscript documents include an opinion by Richard Storde indicating the railway will be finished within two (2) years and pay a two percent per annum to the stock holders and a counter opinion by J. Marshall indicating it will not be finished in two years and that it should not pay one percent per annum.  A paper confirming the establishment of the Telegraphic connection, a notice of a meeting and a roll-call and the acknowledgment of the second installation to subscription of stock in the West Chester and Philadelphia RailRoad Company. .