SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE, OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. Made to the Legislature, March 29, 1849. Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., Public Printers, 1849. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv [5-7] 8-420, flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated black cloth stamped in blind and gold, light brown endpapers. First edition. The Institute's report for 1848. Agriculture, horticulture and technology are the main topics. Includes "Geological Tour in the State of New York" by E. Meriam, pp. 156-164, which includes a page and a half description of the Whiteface region of the Adirondacks in autumn 1848, focusing on the 1844 fire on Whiteface and its affect on the vegetation. "The institute was founded on February 18, 1828, and its fairs attracted wide attention from investors and capitalists. Among the inventions which received early recognition from the institute were the McCormick reaper, the sewing machine, Colt's firearms, the type revolving and double power printing press machines, the first anthracite coal burning stove, the Morse telegraph, the Beach Pneumatic Transit, the stocking loom, the telephone, and the Francis metallic lifeboat and lifesaving appliances." - New International Encyclopedia (1905). Cloth lightly worn at upper spine end, lower corner tips worn, a few spots to cloth, some scattered foxing to text, a very good copy with bright gold stamping on spine panel. (#163944).
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