PANAMA AND THE CANAL TO-DAY: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL PROJECT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ENTERPRISES OF THE FRENCH COMPANY AND THE UNITED STATES.

By: Lindsay, Forbes.

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Book Condition: Very Good


474 pp, 8 1/8" H. Beige cloth with gilt lettering/banding/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers, tissue-covered frontispiece, b&w photographs, drawings, maps (three fold-out, 2 photographic) - collated. Title continued: "With a detailed description of the waterway as it will be ultimately constructed: together with a brief history of the country and the first comprehensive account of its physical features and natural resources." Contents: Part I. The Canal - Preface to Second Edition; Preface; The Dream of the Strait; Practical Projects; The Panama Railroad; The French Enterprise; The Transfer of the Canal; The American Enterprise; The Canal as It will be; The Work under Army Engineers; Along the Line of the Canal. Part II. The Country: Panama Viejo; Morgan Sets out for Panama; The March across the Isthmus; Morgan Sacks Panama; Panama of To-day; The Churches of Panama; The Country and Its Resources; The Ancient Graves of Chiriqui; Up-Country in a Coasting Steamer; David and the Interior; Preparing for Operations; Progress in Panama; Appendices; Index. Some areas of light browning on endpapers, small area of surface paper loss on free front endpaper, some light wrinkling on half-title page, light browning on fore-edge and on bottom of text block, first fold-out map has two edge tears at hinge archivally taped and one small corner crease, very slight fading to spine colour, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks at top inside edge of boards, light rubbing and wear on bottom of book, two very tiny light stains on rear board.

Title: PANAMA AND THE CANAL TO-DAY: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL PROJECT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ENTERPRISES OF THE FRENCH COMPANY AND THE UNITED STATES.

Author Name: Lindsay, Forbes.

Categories: American History & Travel, History and Travel, Science & Technology, Transportation,

Edition: New Revised Edition.

Publisher: Boston, L.C. Page: 1912

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 30104

Keywords: Panama Canal, Canals, Waterways, Construction, Engineering, Central America, Early 20th Century, Panama Railroad, United States Army Engineers, Panama Viejo, Churches, Natural Resources, Graves, Chiriqui, Coasting Steames, Steamships, Isthmus of Panama, Miraflores, Locks, Lifts, Gatun, Canal Zone, Concrete, Cristobal, S.S. Ancon, Sanitary Department, Toro Point, Agua Clara, Reservoirs, Culebra, Rubber Trees, Puerto Mutis, Captain Craford, Don Lorenzo Obaldia, David, Leslie Wilson, Pedro Miguel Locks, Balboa Marine Shops, Mariato, Labor, Labour, Labourers, Laborers, New Panama Canal Company, John F. Stevens, President Taft, Captain Morgan, Pirates.,