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England:

FIRST REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON THE HIGHWAYS OF THE KINGDOM. ORDERED TO BE PRINTED 11TH MAY, 1808.

[London: 1808] 126pp. Five engraved plates [3 folding, 2 full-page], many in-text illustrations. [bound with] SECOND REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON THE HIGHWAYS OF THE KINGDOM. ORDERED TO BE PRINTED 30TH MAY, 1808. pp 127-193, [1 blank]. [bound with] THIRD REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON THE HIGHWAYS OF THE KINGDOM. ORDERED TO BE PRINTED 17TH JUNE, 1808. pp 195-215, [1 blank]. One full-page plate. Folio, disbound [title leaf of First Report loosened], collated complete. Very Good. The Committee was charged with determining the "use of Broad Wheels, and to examine what shape is the best calculated for ease of draught and the preservation of the Roads; also to suggest such additional Regulations as may contribute to the preservation of the Turnpike Roads and Highways of the Kingdom." Thus the Committee investigated Wheels, Carriages "in general," and "The Construction of Highways." The Committee conscientiously consulted the latest and most advanced thinking of the day and presents it here. OCLC locates copies only at the Library of Congress and the University of Indiana. OCLC 4499251 [2].


Book Id: 19696

Price: $500.00

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