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The Path Between the Seas by  David McCullough - First   Edition First Printing - 1977 - from Lower Beverley Better Books and Biblio.co.uk

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The Path Between the Seas

by McCullough, David

Condition: Fine/No Jacket as Issued


New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977. The creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914. A Touchstone Book. Special Limited Edition, bound in hand-crafted leather by Brown & Bigalow is #178 of 400 issued. Card to that effect attached ffep to commemorate (I presume) the Transcanal sailing of the Royal Viking Sun dated November 27, 1991. Closed 3/8" chip top rear board, 3" X 1 1/4" pieces torn from top of 2 adjoining ep's (fon?). Tan, padded leather boards feature author/title, blindstamped on front above gilt stylized bird; spine has gilt text and decorations. Very slight scuffing to corners, speckled edges all around. 615 pp. plus: Afterword, Acknowledgments, Notes, Sources, Index. 698 pp. total. Illustrated with b/w photographs/editorial cartoons. Book weighs 2 1/2 lb. and will require extra shipping costs. Digital pictures available on request. Bookseller's Inventory # 091126.. First Edition First Printing. Leather. Fine/No Jacket as Issued. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4".

Describes all the events and personalities involved in the monumental undertaking which precipitated revolution, scandal, economic crisis, and a new Central American republic Bibliography: p. 655-669. Includes index.




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