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Smith (Captain John) England's Improvement Reviv'd, first edition, woodcut decoration to title, woodcut initials and decorations, some light scattered spotting, bookplate, 19th century calf, a little rubbed and scuffed, [Goldsmiths 1933; Henrey 347; Kress 1274; Sabin 82864; Wing S4092], by Tho. Newcomb for the Author, 1670.

⁂ Deals largely with forestry and timber, which was greatly in demand at the time for shipbuilding. Includes a description of the Orkneys and Shetlands and the Dutch fishing and trading in those areas.

Provenance: Treasury Library (bookplate with ink cancel stamp).

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Smith (Captain John) England's Improvement Reviv'd,

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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