[CROTON AQUEDUCT] TOWER, F.B. Illustrations of the Croton Aqueduct, by F. B. Tower of the Engineer Department.
New York and London: Wiley and Putnam, 1843. First edition. Original gilt lettered cloth, rebacked with a modern gilt lettered black morocco spine, endpapers renewed but a contemporary manuscript poem to the front pastedown preserved, a few ribbons and related contemporary materials laid-in. 13 x 9 1/2 inches (33 x 25 cm); engraved title, 25 fine aquatint plates (on 22 sheets); 152. Discrete English library stamp to title and final leaf, foxing worst at first and last leaves; Together with KING, CHARLES. A Memoir of the Construction, Cost, and Capacity of the Croton Aqueduct. New York: Charles King, 1843. First edition. Contemporary full morocco gilt for Jacob Miller with his name stamped on the cover. Engraved frontispiece. Foxing.
A finely illustrated and rare work prepared by Croton Aqueduct Civil Engineer F.B. Tower. Laid-in are two ribbons commemorating the completion of the Aqueduct. The lot also offered with a copy of Report to the Aqueduct Commissioners ... including the Plans and Work of Construction of the New Croton Aqueduct, New York, 1887, original cloth, numerous folding plans, plates, etc. The lot 3 volumes.
C Estate of Leo Hershkowitz
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