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Fens Drainage.- [Leaford (John)] Some Observations made of the Frequent Drowned Condition of the South Level of the Fenns, and of the Works made for Draining the same..., 24pp., some lines crossed out in ink, with additional unsigned leaf 'An Estimate of the Charge to compleat the Works...' and a blank leaf bound in at end (neither called for in ESTC), 1740 bound with Labelye (Charles) The Result of a View of the Great Level of the Fens, taken...in July 1745, errata leaf (crossed through in ink and with corrections made to text in contemporary hand), folding engraved map of 'Cambridge-shire and the Great Level of ye Fenns' by Sir Jonas Moore bound in at end of volume (slightly browned, and reinforced at inner edge), by George Woodfall, 1745 and Some Observations on John Leaford's Scheme for Draining the South Level...By a Person of Quality..., 12pp., A2 lacking small portion from outer margin (repaired), final leaf with tear to lower margin, Cambridge, by R.Walker and T.James, 1746 and Leaford (John) Some True Observations on the Present Condition of the Fenns: in a Letter to the Gentlemen of that Honourable Coroporation, 8pp., Cambridge, by R.Walker and T.James, 1746, together 4 works in 1 vol., first editions, some browning, light damp-staining to some upper margins, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, vellum tips, rubbed & scuffed, rebacked, 4to

⁂ All rare: the first has only 4 UK copies listed on ESTC (BL, Cambridge, Bodleian and this copy) and 2 locations in America; the second item 5 UK locations not including Rothamsted, and 2 American; the third and fourth items are not listed by ESTC, COPAC or WorldCat.

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Fens Drainage.- Leaford (John) Some Observations made

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Rupert Powell
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Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
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