Very Good in Very Good jacket. Large Octavo. Uncommon reprint (first American edition) of this important work on engineering, a first-hand study of American railways (and canals) prepared at the behest of the Russian government by Europe's then foremost expert on the subject. Includes many diagrams of construction details, notes on railroads then (1838-39) in operation. Translated from the German by David J. Diephouse and John C. Decker. Stout hardcover, full burgundy cloth, graphite titling. Light wear to book & jacket. Text clean; , 844 pages; index, notes, glossary, tables listing 178 railroads & 86 canals, their locations & statistics; 34 pages diagrams.
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