07-20-2018 07-20-2018
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3117B Boston
July 20, 2018 12:00PMCalender
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Yarranton, Andrew (1616-1684) Englands Improvement by Sea and Land. To Out-do the Dutch without Fighting, to Pay Debts without Moneys,

 
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3117B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Yarranton, Andrew (1616-1684) England's Improvement by Sea and Land. To Out-do the Dutch without Fighting, to Pay Debts without Moneys, to set at Work all the Poor of England with the Growth of our own Lands. London: R. Everingham for the Author, to be sold by T. Parkhurst at the Bible and Three Crowns in Cheap-side, and N. Simmons at the Princes Arms in S. Paul's Church-yard, 1677. First edition, license leaf present, illustrated with six folding engravings (tears and multiple folds to maps), unclear variant information from ESTC; this copy has page 193 numbered and signed correctly; ex libris Royal Agricultural Society of England Library, stamps on verso of title and last leaf, modern half leather, marbled paper boards, toning, spotting, trimmed slightly, 7 1/8 x 5 1/4 in.

As a navigation engineer, Yarranton was committed to England's improvement and is credited with making several British rivers navigable, including the River Avon.

a-b4, c2, A-Z4, Aa2.
http://estc.bl.uk/R221084
Estimate $3,000-4,000


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Keywords

Yarranton, Avon, London, United Kingdom