History of the Railroads and Canals of the United States of America, Exhibiting Their Progress, Cost
first edition hardcover
1860 · New York
by POOR, Henry V.
New York: John H. Schultz, 1860. First. hardcover. very good(-). Revenues, Expenditures & Present Condition. Volume I only, (all published). 612pp. + 20pp. of ads 3 page index to ads, some ads are illustrated. 8vo, 1/2 modern blue leather, brown leather labels, lacks two maps, blank preliminary page with 3 inch tear, small chip to margin of title page. New York: John H. Schultz, 1860. First Edition. Author was editor of the American Railroad Journal. This work is "...an exhaustive history of internal improvements...covering the development of transportation in the New England and Middle Atlantic states and Maryland." DAB XV, p. 70. Contains the financial statistics of each railroad, including the latest capital structure, latest revenue, net income, cost of equipment, and current board of directors. This is volume one of a planned three volume work. The other volumes were never published because of the Civil War. This volume lacks the 2 maps which were sometimes issued in a separate volume. Howes P-471 (Inventory #: 213768)