New York: Egbert Hedge, Railroad Journal Office, 1841. First edition. Hardcover. Item #38583
A foretelling of the new and useful purposes of the transportation to the seaboard by the Philadelphia and Pottsville Railroad of the coal and iron trades down the valley of the Schuylkill by which a considerable reduction will be effected in the prices of those comodities. Inscribed by Geo. C. Schaeffer on the title page, "Persented to the MLA by Geo. C. Schaeffer. Oct 15, 1842." Old Merrcantile Library (MLA) rubber stamps on some of the pages. Schaeffer was an examiner at the Patent Office and worked at the Bureau of Navigation. He probably was the author of this anonymous book. 125 pages with financial information for railroads and canals, plus two foldout maps. Bound in black cloth with lettering and border on front cover stamped in gilt. Spine rebacked. Corners built up. New endpapers. Mild foxing on front foldout map and preliminary and final pages. A very good copy.