Published by the Author: 1911. 1st edition. Leather. 1st edition. A Very Good copy. 8vo., 259 pp., illustrated with black & white photographs, drawings and fold out maps. Bound in half red leather and pink cloth boards. t.e.g. Edge wear, moderate soiling and wear along the joints. Previous owner's name stamped in gilt on the front board. Spine a bit sun darkened. Laid in is a signed, typed letter from the author to the book's owner. Additional blue print of the Chicago River laid in. Item #24706
Previous owner is the North Carolina Congressman John Humphrey Small (1858-1946). Cahill's letter to Small implores him to investigate and stop the transfer of the West Fork to the Pennsylvania Rail Road, and includes a copy of his book and the blueprint of the "Old Docks Uncovered". Small was chairman of the House Waterways and Navigation committee.