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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. To prevent unnecessary suits in law; with the benefit of a voluntary register. Directions where vast quantities of timber are to be had for the building of ships; with the advantage of making the great rivers of England navigable. Rules to prevent fires in London, and other great cities; with directions how the several companies of handicraftsmen in London may always have cheap bread and drink by  Andrew YARRANTON - First - 1677 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and Biblio.com

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. To prevent unnecessary suits in law; with the benefit of a voluntary register. Directions where vast quantities of timber are to be had for the building of ships; with the advantage of making the great rivers of England navigable. Rules to prevent fires in London, and other great cities; with directions how the several companies of handicraftsmen in London may always have cheap bread and drink

by YARRANTON, Andrew

Condition: Near Fine


1677 1st ed Yarranton England Improvement Economics Dutch Wars London Fires Beer

Andrew Yarranton was a 17th-century English engineer who is best remembered for his improvements to English waterways, which eventually made them more navigable to sea goers. His waterway improvements, along with several other notable infrastructural upgrades. However, Yarranton also sought to improve England's economic status regarding the financial war with the Dutch.

According to the DNB, this work

"was one of the first promoting inland navigation on rivers & canals, amongst other modern economic ideas (including the establishment of a national land registry). It was influential because it gave the economic arguments for such projects rather than the technical aspects of their construction."

Item number: #7036

Price: $950

YARRANTON, Andrew

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. To prevent unnecessary suits in law; with the benefit of a voluntary register. Directions where vast quantities of timber are to be had for the building of ships; with the advantage of making the great rivers of England navigable. Rules to prevent fires in London, and other great cities; with directions how the several companies of handicraftsmen in London may always have cheap bread and drink

London: printed by R. Everingham for the Author, and are to be sold by T. Parkhurst, and N. Simmons, M DC LXXVII. [1677]. First edition.

Details:

· Collation complete with all pages:

o [20], 195, [1]

· References: ESTC R 221084; Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 02194

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~7.5in X 5.5in (19.5cm x 14cm)

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