[Americana] Colden, Cadwallader David
Memoir Prepared at the Request of a Committee of the Common Council at the Celebration of the Competition of the New York Canals
New York: printed by W. A. David, 1825-1826. 4to. (viii), (1)-408,  pp. Illustrated with 47 sheets of maps and plates, and eight facsimiles of testimonial letters. Original brown calf presentation binding from the City of New York to Jonathan Thompson, Collector of the Port of New York 1826, richly stamped in gilt, spine gone, scuffed and desiccated, extremities rubbed; some offsetting from plates. Sabin 14279; Howes C-562.
Jonathan Thompson (1773-1846), was an American merchant, banker, politician, and served as Collector of the Port of New York from 1820-1829, as well as President of the Bank of Manhattan Company.
Lamentably, the completion of the New York canals led directly to the fall of the city of Philadelphia from its place as the leading city of the United States.
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