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THE PANAMA CANAL

 

£165.00 £145.00

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HUGE STUDY, STRIKING COVERS. Beginning with the time when Columbus first searched for a natural waterway to the Pacific Ocean, through the centies of revolution and warfare and on down to the realisation of the Greatest Achievement know to Man, until Man Stood on the Moon . Profusely illustrated tome with reproductions of water-colors by E.J.Read and Gordon Grant, and over 600 photographs! taken expressly for this book, and one fold out map (14 x 11 ). Monumental study, very well documented and illustrated chronicle of the inception, construction, features, usage, need and importance of the Panama Canal. Many examples of construction, the many landslides and the human misery fighting the mosquitoes. CONDITION: Original decorated publishers cloth binding with very vibrant and fresh illustration on the cover and spine, with gild lettering, strong binding, slight splitting at inside front hinge, pages strong and bright, heavy slightly glossy paper, (very heavy book), fold out map in great condition., previous Owners signature and address dated April 8th 1917 on inside blank page, overall, great condition
9 x 11 1/2

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Weight 2320 g