A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-making: comprising the Location, Construction, and Improvement of Roads (Common, Macadam, Paved, Plane, etc.) and Rail-roads

By: Gillespie, W.M.

Price: $60.00

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After stating that the roads of the United States are inferior to those of any other civilized country, Gillespie offers a comprehensive guide to everything the roadbuilder knew in 1848. Brown cloth w/gilt lettering to spine, 340 pages + 4 pages of tables, illustrated. Edgewear, scraping/fraying/wear to corners/spine edges, previous owner's signature to front end paper, considerable foxing throughout, some dampstaining. (C/BT)

Title: A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-making: comprising the Location, Construction, and Improvement of Roads (Common, Macadam, Paved, Plane, etc.) and Rail-roads

Author Name: Gillespie, W.M.

Categories: Non-fiction,

Edition: 2nd edition, with additions

Publisher: New York, A.S. Barnes & Co./Wiley & Putnam; Collins Keese & Co. / Perkins & Marvin / Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. / Cushing & Sons: 1848

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket (as issued)

Size: Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall

Seller ID: 015061

Keywords: W.M. Gillespie, road construction, roads, road-making, roadmaking, rail-roads, railroads, macadam, paved roads