London, New York, Toronto: Syndicate Publishing Company, 1914. E.J. READ. Cloth. Fold out map: Panama Canal and Canal Zone
4to; 414pp + 2pp ads; gilt-stamped title to color pictorial red buckram, gilt-stamped spine; gift inscription to ffep; b&w photographic illustrations throughout text, 16 color illustrated plates and 1 color fold-out map as frontispiece; light shelf wear to boards and bumped corners, light foxing to endpapers, fold out map has crease in margin outside neat line from replacing into book; very good. Very good. Item #354
Extensive history through text and photographic illustration of building the canal, as well as general history of the country, the railroad, the dam and locks, the rivers, the city of Panama, sanitation within the Zone, the native peoples, social life in the Canal Zone, labor and the Zone government, fortifications, commerce, quarantine, diplomacy and politics of the region. A fascinating look at this expansion of transportation and commerce.