Manual of Canal Laws relating to the New York State Canals; with references to the decision of the courts, the canal board and the canal appraisers, and a chronological list of all the statutes of this state, of a public nature, relating to the canals, from 1791 to August, 1873. Together with the Canal Regulations, rules, forms, rates of toll, names of places, table of distances, etc., etc., now in force, as established by the Canal Board. George Chapman, compiler.

Manual of Canal Laws relating to the New York State Canals; with references to the decision of the courts, the canal board and the canal appraisers, and a chronological list of all the statutes of this state, of a public nature, relating to the canals, from 1791 to August, 1873. Together with the Canal Regulations, rules, forms, rates of toll, names of places, table of distances, etc., etc., now in force, as established by the Canal Board

Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers, 1873. 473p., illustrated with tables only, the original textbock recently re-cased in quarter polished calf (leather backstrip and corner-tips) over marbled paper, with facsimile label titled in bronze. A good-looking job externally, but a little awkward to handle due to stiffness in the new hinges (and from within, the ragged hinge-gaps look crude). Titlepage is somewhat marred with a news-clip remnant tipped on at the top that obscures first words of title (detached clipping, relevant, is now laid in ). We found the chronology unexpectedly vivid (marshes drained; lunatic asylum supplied; steam towage to encourage). A good reading / reference copy.

Cat.No: 236985

Price: $25.00