IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, for the State of Iowa, Southern Division -- Hon. J. M. Love, Judge, in Equity. James Ward vs. Mississippi & Missouri Rail Road Company. Abstract Pleadings and Proof, and Argument, by N. B. Judd and G. C. Campbell, Counsel for Defendant, on Final Hearing, November 1st, 1859 [cover title].

Chicago, (IL): Press and Tribune Print, 1859. First edition. 8vo. 203, 51 pp. Folding plate, tables. "On the question of whether the railroad bridge [from Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa] was a hazard to the navigation of the Mississippi River" (OCLC). "James Ward, a St. Louis steamboat owner, filed a bill praying that the bridge be declared a nuisance and ordered removed; in 1866, Congress finally passed an act requiring that the bridge be replaced by another, half the cost to be paid by the United States" ("The Mississippi River: St. Louis' Friend or Foe?," by James Lemly, Cambridge U. Press online). Drop-title: "District Court United States. Southern District of Iowa. James Ward vs. Mississippi & Missouri Railroad Company." Chicago Ante-Fire Imprints 413: "Not located, title from Heartman Cat. No. 187, June, 1926, No. 300." OCLC locates eight copies (New York Public, Yale, Chicago History Museum, Harvard-Baker, Missouri-St. Louis, Cincinnati/Hamilton County Public, Library of Congress, Newberry). Very good. Original printed olive wrappers (some soiling, lacking rear wrapper), rebacked with archival paper. (10747). Item #64413

Price: $750.00

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