A short treatise on the application of steam, whereby is clearly shewn from actual experiments, that steam may be applied to propel boats or vessels of any burthen against rapid currents with great velocity. The same principles are also introduced with effect, by a machine of a simple and cheap construction for the purpose of raising water sufficient for the working of grist mills, saw mills, &c. and for watering meadows and other purposes of agriculture

Philadelphia: printed by Joseph James: Chestnut Street, 1788 [but actually 1849]. 8vo, pp. [3], 1014-1038 [i.e. 28 pages]; engraved frontispiece; removed from binding; last leaf loose but present; all else very good. Originally published with title: A Plan Wherein the Power of Steam is Fully Shewn, and here extracted from The Documentary History of the State of New York, Albany, 1849. See Rink 2924, Sabin 71427, and Evans 21442 for the 1788 edition. Item #57195

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