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Item #78731 A Lost Chapter in the History of the Steamboat, Inscribed. John H. B Latrobe.
A Lost Chapter in the History of the Steamboat, Inscribed.

A Lost Chapter in the History of the Steamboat, Inscribed.

Inscribed by the Author Latrobe, John H.B. [1803-1891]. A Lost Chapter in the History of the Steamboat. Baltimore: [Printed by John Murphy, Printer to the Maryland Historical Society], 1871. 44 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Light soiling and edgewear to wrappers, a few chips to spine, presentation inscription "Joseph Patterson Esq with the very sincere regards of The Author" to head of front wrapper. Light toning to interior, light soiling to a few leaves, pp. 41-42 misbound after pp. 43-44. $150. * Only edition. A discussion of the controversy surrounding the invention of the steamboat. Nicholas J. Roosevelt had partnered with Robert Fulton and Robert R. Livingston to design, build and introduce the first steamboats to American waterways. In 1815, he claimed that he had already obtained a patent as the inventor of vertical wheels and prepared a lawsuit to seek protection; he later abandoned the suit due to the expense.

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