Report of the Commissioner of Patents, for the Year 1849. Part I. Arts and Manufactures. Lincoln.
Report of the Commissioner of Patents, for the Year 1849. Part I. Arts and Manufactures.
Report of the Commissioner of Patents, for the Year 1849. Part I. Arts and Manufactures.
Report of the Commissioner of Patents, for the Year 1849. Part I. Arts and Manufactures.
Report of the Commissioner of Patents, for the Year 1849. Part I. Arts and Manufactures.

Report of the Commissioner of Patents, for the Year 1849. Part I. Arts and Manufactures.

Washington, (DC): Office of the Printers to the House of Reps. 1850. First edition, 31st Congress, 1st Session, House Ex. Doc. No. 20. 8vo. 626 pp. In-text illustrations from wood engravings, six natural history plates at the rear. Abraham Lincoln, in 1849, received a patent for his invention of a machine that would lift boats over river shoals, though it was never put into manufacture; his is the only patent awarded to a future President of the United States. The description for the patent, No. 6469, is recorded on page 262 of this volume and is listed in tables on pages 57 and 96. Old light tideline through portions of text and plates at the rear, some foxing, else very good. Somewhat later black half-morocco and marbled boards, gilt title and rules between raised bands on spine. (#5842). Item #58540

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