Washington City: William Greer, Printer. 1843. 1st printing. Not found in American Imprints. 12 pp. 9" x 5-11/16". Self-wrappers, stitched. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. General wear & soiling to outer leaves. Age-toning. Very Good. Item #49358
Fairly rare mid-19th C piece, no doubt published to promote the Sectional Floating Dock, which the anonymous compiler extolls in the opening paragraph... "not a single shipbuilder or shipwright can be found to suistain the preference which the commissioners give for the Box or balance Dock-- a preference in words only and not supported by their own statements and reasoning and they all quite as generally declare the Sectional floating dock as BETTER even than the Stone dock." Perhaps the Commissioners were getting a kick back..? Certainly not an unknown practice in local government [e.g., San Francisco, ca 2020 - 2021].
In any event, OCLC records just two holding institutions: LoC & the Boston Athenaeum. Not found in the AAS catalogue.