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Fens Drainage.- Rennie (Sir John) Report and Estimate on the Improvement of the Drainage and Navigation of the South & Middle Levels of the Great Level of the Fens, 20pp., presentation copy from the author to Robert Mylne inscribed at head of title and with accompanying A.L.s. tipped in at beginning, 11 hand-coloured engraved plans & cross-sections on 11 folding sheets mounted on stubs, one with small tear to fold, text a little browned, 1810; Report and Estimates on the Improvement of the Navigation of the River Nene..., folding engraved map with route supplied in red dissected and mounted on linen, folding hand-coloured engraved cross-section, 1837; River Ouze Outfall Improvement, 13pp., drop-head title, 1839; Report on the Estuary of the Nene..., 5pp., 2 folding plans (one engraved, one lithographed), 1839 bound with Mylne (William Chadwell) Report on the Proposed Improvements of the Drainage and Navigation of the River Nene, &c., 12pp., lithographed table of tides, 1841, together in 1 vol. with various other ephemeral items relating to reclaiming land in the estuary of the Wash and Middle Level drainage bound in at end, occasional soiling at edges, contemporary calf, gilt, rubbed, 4to

⁂ Interesting collection of items relating to the drainage of the Fens, and with an appropriate association.

Robert William Mylne (1817-90), architect and civil engineer, son of William Chadwell Mylne (1781-1863) and grandson of Robert Mylne (1733-1811), both of whom were chief engineers of the New River Company.

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Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
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London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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