REPORT ON THE PROPOSED RAIL-ROAD BETWEEN BOSTON AND OGDENSBURGH. Boston: Published by Carter, Hendee and Babcock. Isaac B. Butts, Printer, 1831. 27.5x18.5 cm, pp. [1-3] 4-46 [47-48: blank], self wrappers, sewn. First edition. Detailed estimate of the costs of construction and operation and prospects and potential revenue for a railroad from Boston, Massachusetts, to Ogdensbugh, New York. The projected route was from Boston to Burlington, Vermont, and from Port Kent or Plattsburgh, New York, to Ogdensburgh through the northern Adirondacks. There is no mention of ferrying freight and passengers across Lake Champlain. The two possible routes through the Adirondacks are described in detail and the region's natural resources -- iron and timber -- are discussed. Cole (1976) 1925. Plum 4472. Sabin 31064. Untrimmed, edges dusty, a very good copy. Sabin calls for a map (referred to by Hayward on page 41). Cole does not mention the map. AAS copy is missing the map, but has a folded plate. This copy has no map or plate. Scarce. (#172528).
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