Albany: Packard & Van Benthuysen, 1822. First. hardcover. on the Lake Canal Policy of the State of New-York. 38, 34, 42, 5pp. 8vo, modern black cloth, cloth lightly soiled, title page repaired with no loss of text, some pages lightly browned. Albany: Packard & Van Benthuysen, 1822. First Edition. good.
Author was a lawyer and real estate speculator in central New York who was a proponent of the Erie Canal. Based in Albany, Troup had been a member of the New York State Assembly and a Judge of the United States district court of New York. In this work, Troup defends the 1791 proposal of Elkanah Watson to build a canal across New York State.