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The History of the Ancient and Present State of the Navigation of the Port of King's-Lyn, and of Cambridge, and the rest of the trading-towns in those parts: And of the Navigable Rivers that have their Course through the Great-Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level. Also The History of the Ancient and Present State of Draining in that Level, in the Province of Marshland, and the Hundreds and Parts adjacent. From Authentick Records, and Ancient Manuscripts; and from Observations and Surveys carefully made upon the Spot these Three Years last past. With the method propos'd for draining the the said fens, and amending the harbour of Lyn: by Col. John Armstrong, chief Engineer of England. London: Printed by J. Roberts, for the Author, 1725. Fi
London?: s.n 1724 - First Edition, folio, Caption title, [3], 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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