Publication: G P Putnam's Sons, 1909, New York and London
First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth, picture affixed to front cover, titles stamped in gold gilt on front cover and spine, xx, 241  pp., teg, frontispiece, [Levee at Louisville, Kentucky], preface, illustrated, maps, notes, index. One folding map in rear section. A study of our water highways, and a comparison of them with the like channels of trade and travel abroad. This book covers the question of waterways in most respects, including their importance to the nation's welfare, their relations to the railways, their creation, restoration, and maintenance. The bearing of forestry upon the subject in question is considered, and there is a suggested plan for a continental system of waterways. Some of the waterways discussed are the Missouri River in Iowa and North Dakota, the northern terminus of the Great Mississippi Cross in Minnesota, the great plains of Montana, Laguna Dam and the Yuma Irrigation project in Arizona and California, the Upper Mississippi, the Willamette River, Lake McDonald, Montana, and much, more. A touch of wear to the corners and bottom edge of the spine, else a near fine, tight, bright copy. Handsome copy.
Inventory Number: 44957