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.
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