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Fens Drainage.- Dodson (Col. William) The Designe for the perfect Draining of the Great Level of the Fens, (called Bedford Level)...as it was delivered to the Honourable Corporation for the Drainage of the said Great Level, the 4th of June, 1664..., first edition, title with typographical border, woodcut initials, folding engraved map, lacking initial blank, a little browned, one or two stains, cropped, later half calf, spine chipped at head, [Wing D1801], small 4to, by R. Wood...so be sold by Henry Twiford...and by Rich. Marriott, 1665.


⁂ Rare, with only 8 UK copies listed by ESTC (BL, 2 in Cambridge, 2 in Oxford, Petyt Library, Senate House Library and Sheffield University) and 2 locations in America (Folger and Harvard). The only auction record we have been able to find was the Kenney copy in 1965 (£50).

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Fens Drainage.- Dodson (Col. William) The Designe for

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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