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Item Details

Lot #30
DepartmentEphemera
Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00
Last UpdatedMay 20, 2019

Description

1853 PAMPHLET ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A LIGHTHOUSE OFF NANTUCKET
Report of the Secretary of War, communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a report in relation to the construction of a light-house on the New South Shoal off Nantucket" produced for the U.S. Senate by C.M. Conrad, Secretary of War, with much of the report authored by Hartman Bache, an engineer who specialized in lighthouse construction and oversaw the design of many of the earliest lighthouses on the West Coast. Dated April 19, 1852, March 23, 1853 and April 4, 1853. Includes tables, charts, illustrations and folding maps covering the construction of a lighthouse on the dangerous shoals off Nantucket and its benefit to shipping and commerce, particularly the flourishing whaling industry. Approx. 9" x 6" volume housed in contemporary gray boards."

Condition

Generally well preserved with light age-typical wear including toning, foxing, soiling, creasing, uneven edges, etc. Some maps with tears along fold lines and/or other creases. Two maps are loose from binding. Probably disbound from a larger volume of senate reports.

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