ROACH, John SHELLABARGER, Samuel, The Hon.
Title: Iron Steamships
Publisher:  Gibson Brothers, 1872,
Seller ID: 33748
ROACH, John. Iron Steamships : Shall We Build Them of our own material, or buy them, or the material to build them, abroad?: A practical answer to the above important national question: Letter to the Hon. Samuel Shellabarger. Washington: Gibson Brothers, 1872. P 18. 8vo, printed wraps. Another impassioned plea for the restoration of the failing American merchant marine, considering options for the acquisition of a steamship fleet, and concluding in favour of a bounty for American-built ships and the refusal of American registry to non-American ships. Very slight wrinkling to bottom quarter, else vg. 80.00