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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 preve ... Read more

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1869 Deseret Alphabet Book Mormon Brigham Young Latter Day Saints Mormonism Utah Beginning in 1847, Brigham Young and the Church of Latter-Day Saints developed a curious, English-like phoneme language. It was originally intended to more accurately sound out the English language than the more traditional Latin letters with hopes of being able to teach immigrants to speak English. This language, which came to known as Deseret, was never fully embraced by most of America and the books and newspapers printed in Deseret are now extremely rare. The 'Encyclopedia of Mormonism' states: "Those already literate had little incentive to learn the Deseret Alphabet, while illiterates would have had very little to read. The death of President Young in 1877 marked the end of efforts on its behalf." This 1869 printing of the sections of the Book of Mormon is printed entirely in Deseret with the exception of the English equivalency pronunciation guide. A highly rare, early-Mormon historical piece. Item number: #6375 Price: ... Read more

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