Presentation copy from the author, Phillipe Bunau-Varilla, of this scarce early on the construction and operation of the Panama Canal
2 volumes in 1. 4to [31x22cm]. pp176 + errata page. 69. a little browning to the paper and occasional foxing, but generally a good clean copy in contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, with the original paper wrappers bound in; the binding just a little worn and rubbed
a scarce contemporary work on the Panama Canal written by one of the leading figures involved in its inception and construction. the first volume contains many folding and full-page photograph plates showing the canal under construction, together with coloured maps, sections, etc. . French text. presentation inscription from the author on the title-page of the first volume. a separate atlas volume was issued with this work, but it is very rarely seen.