Canal Press Inc., 1975. Item #1535
McKELVEY Jr., William J. THE DELAWARE & RARITAN CANAL: A PICTORIAL HISTORY. York, Pennsylvania: Canal Press Inc., 1975. Quarto, green cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Promotional sheet laid in. A photographic account of this famous New Jersey canal with over 275 images detailing the operation of the canal from the mid-19th century to its demise in the mid-1930s. A rather unique copy! Signed presentation from McKelvey on the title page, to then New Jersey Governor Brendan T. Byrne: "To Brendan T. Byrne, The Governor of New Jersey who had the foresight to make the D&R Canal State Park a reality for posterity to enjoy. Thank you for your proclamation and support of the first annual D&R Canal Day. Sincerely, Bill McKelvey. 9-29-76." Near fine (little bump one corner; contents clean & tight); wear (rubbing edges with short tears; small chip base of spine & few tears internally mended using professional, archival tape) d/j. $175.00.