FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS (1836-1840); REPORTS OF THE ENGINEERS 1836-7 and 1838-9; PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE WESTERN RAIL-ROAD Railroad CORPORATION December 12, 1838 and March 12, 1840.
Boston: Dutton & Wentworth, Printers, 1836. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #016450
A bound volume containing a collection of ten publications relating to the Western Rail-Road Corporation from the incorporation in 1836 to 1840. The First Annual Report from 1836 is included twice. Bound in contemporary (original) three quarter leather, which is moderately to heavily worn, with the front board nearly detached. There is minor to moderate foxing, and the final half of the text is lightly stained at the top corner. The 1836-37 Reports of the Engineers is complete with two fold-out maps which were printed on very thin onion-skin paper. These two maps have been detached, and are misfolded, with minor tearing, as well as some foxing. A ready-made collection of the founding documents of this railroad company, which starts in Boston winding its way across the state where it enters New York State at West Stockbridge.