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The Moffat Tunnel Of Colorado. An Epic Of Empire by  Edgar Carlisle Mcmechen

The Moffat Tunnel Of Colorado. An Epic Of Empire

by Edgar Carlisle Mcmechen

First edition Quarto. Two volumes. A limited issue of an unknown number of copies, of which this is number 314 and signed by the author on the verso of the title page. Volume I: Full dark brown leather, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, 300 pp., introduction, preface, illustrated, plates, portraits, maps, diagrams. Volume II :Full dark brown leather, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, 280 [1] pp., foreword, illustrated, plates, portraits, maps, diagrams. Publication of these volumes is authorized by resolution of the Moffat Tunnel Commission. The Moffat Tunnel, a great engineering feat, was the dream of David H. Moffat (1839-1911) to build a railroad through the mountains from Denver to Salt Lake City, in order to develop northwestern Colorado and beyond. The famous tunnel was completed in 1928. The two volumes present an excellent account of Moffat, his rail road, and much biographical information. A bit of light cosmetic touch-up to the spine ends and corners of each volume, else a near fine,set.

Inventory Number: 41939

$300.00