History of the Rise, Progress,and Existing Condition of the Western Canals in the State of New-York, from September 1788, to the Completion of the Middle Section of the Grand Canal, in 1819, Together with the Rise, Progress, and Existing State of Modern Agricultural Societies, on the Berkshire System.

Albany: D. Steele, 1820.

Price: $650.00

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[2], 210, [2] pp., plus frontispiece and four plates (two of them double-page) and two maps (one folding). Title-page vignette. 8vo. Original printed paper boards, hinges cracked, rear board nearly detached, paper a bit chipped. Scattered foxing and toning. Still, a good, unsophisticated copy. Howes W166; Sabin 102130; American Imprints 4187; Rink 4736.

Item #346008

Contains Watson's 1791 journal of his trip to the West, his history of canals, and a long section on the rise of organized agriculture in New York (with its own title-page). The folding map shows the route of the Erie Canal. Rather scarce in the original printed boards.