(moline, Il): (Desaulniers & Co. , Printers), (1908). First Edition. Black and White Plates. Wrappers. Octavo. 53 pages. Very good, ex library.
Uncommon booklet on Lincoln as a ferryman, boatbuilder, advocate of waterway improvements, and believer in Captain John Ericsson's "monitor" naval vessel. There is also information on Lincoln's visit to Niagara Falls, his patent for "an improved method of lifting vessels over shoals, " and his arguments in the case of Hurd et al vs. Railroad Bridge Company (in which a river steamer collided with a railroad bridge) . Many interesting anecdotes. MONAGHAN #1608. This copy deaccessioned from the Marietta College Library, bearing a few minor labels, stamps, and other marks. Bound in printed brown paper covers tied with a cord over a saddle-stapled binding. Small dampstain to lower fore corner of a few initial pages. Covers show some shallow chips and wear around edges.