‘The Advantages of Inland Navigation….’ by Richard Whitworth. a rare early canal title published in 1766
London, printed for R. Baldwin, 1766
8vo. ppiii-vi 73 [i]. large folding map, part hand-coloured. frontispiece engraved portrait of the Duke of Bridgwater. four folding tables. some light browning, foxing and dustiness, but generally a clean copy in a contemporary plain full calf binding, rubbed and a little worn, but sound. small tear in the map at one of the folds. with the book-plate of John Lewis Petit, M.D., F.R.S., of Bloomsbury Square, London.
This is a seriously scarce early canal book. no other copies appear to be available and there is no auction record within the past ten years.