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Fens Drainage.- S. (R.) Proposals and Inducements for a considerable number of People, to joyn in the Purchas of several thousand Acres, of Drein'd and Derelict Lands...which will redound to the vast Advantage of the Purchasors, half-title, light spotting and soiling, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, [Goldsmiths' 6438], 1726 § [Trafford (Sigismund)] An Essay on Draining: more particularly with Regard to the North Division of the Great Level of the Fenns, call'd Bedford Level, folding engraved map mounted on stub (stained and worn with some loss at folds), ink signature "Mylne" at head of title, text heavily stained, contemporary half calf, for J.Roberts, 1729, first editions, rubbed, 8vo (2)

⁂ Scarce: ESTC lists 6 UK locations of the first, and 2 American; and 5 UK locations of the second, and one American, both including Rothamsted.

?Robert Mylne (1733-1811), architect, surveyor to the New River Company and engineer involved in the development of the Eau Brink Cut, a new channel for the Great Ouse river in the Fens; or his son and assistant William Chadwell Mylne (1781- 1863).

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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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