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Advantages of Inland Navigation

or, some observations offered to the public, to shew that an Inland Navigation may be easily effected between the three great ports of Bristol, Liverpool, and Hull; together with a Plan for executing the same


Richard Whitworth


London, printed for R. Baldwin, 1766

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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.