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The History of the Ancient and Present State - BADESLADE (Thomas)] - 1724. 
London?: s.n 1724 - First Edition, folio, Caption title, , 2-14, 2-14, 15-17pp., hand-coloured engraved map, A1v has drop-head title: 'An answer, paragraph by paragraph, to *A report of the present state of the Great Level .'. The report and the answer appear on opposite pages with duplicate pagination, pp.15-17 contain 'Colonel Armstrong's Report, with proposals for draining the fens, and amending the harbour of Lynn, 1724'. Folio, 3 works bound in one, later half smooth calf, lightly rubbed, cloth boards, uncut. When issued separately, Badeslade's A Scheme for Draining the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford-Level. 1729 calls for a plan, however, this is plan number 5 taken from his The Ancient and Present State. 1725 and wasn't duplicated by the publisher when both works were bound together. Skempton, 31 (Ancient and Present), 34 (Scheme), 138 & 805 (Report); Goldsmiths'-Kress, 6399 (Ancient and Present), 6695 (Scheme). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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