Children's Hardcover Book, The Erie Canal, Samuel Adams, First Edition, Illustrated, American History, Non-Fiction

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Children's Hardcover Book, The Erie Canal, Samuel Adams, First Edition, Illustrated, American History, Non-Fiction

A wonderful children's hardcover book called The Erie Canal by Samuel Hopkins Adams. Illustrated by Leonard Vosburgh.

This book for young and adult readers holds a wealth of information about the Erie Canal, from the decision-making process to building the canal, to the boats and captains who plied its waters after its completion. The author uses a combination of factual narrative to reveal the culture and events for which the canal was famous in the early 1800’s. This puts the reader in the wilderness where the canal was to be built, in the camp where the diggers were housed, in the riotous town of Schenectady where packets competed for passengers, as well as other places along the canal.

Samuel Hopkins Adams (1871 – 1958) was an American writer, best known for his investigative journalism.

8½ inches in length
6 inches in width
No Dust Cover
182 pages
Published by Random House -- 1953 -- First Edition

This book is in fair condition. It has shelf wear and sun staining on it's cover and spine from years of being read. The top of the back cover has damage, please see photos. The pages are clean but foxed (yellowed) from age. There is no dust cover.

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