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Fulton, Robert (1765-1815) A Treatise on the Improvement of Canal Navigation

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06995 Author/Creator: Fulton, Robert (1765-1815) Place Written: London Type: Book Date: 1796 Pagination: xvi, 144 p. 27.3 x 21.4 cm

Summary of Content: First edition. Quarto. With 17 engraved plates (some folding). Printed by I. and J. Taylor. Fulton's first important work. Fulton used this book to gain public recognition and indisputable credentials as an engineer. His plans and improvements for the Peak Forest canal in Manchester convinced the canal company to pay the cost of printing 200 copies of Fulton's book. Bound in original marble boards.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: InventorCanalsInfrastructureScience and TechnologyTransportation

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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