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An account of several new inventions and improvements now necessary for England, in a discourse by way of letter to the Earl of Marlbourgh , relating to building of our English shipping, planting of oaken timber in the forrests, apportioning of publick taxes, the conservacy of all our royal rivers, in particular that of the Thames, the surveys of the Thames, &c : Herewith is also published at large the proceedings relating to the mill'd-lead-sheathing, and the excellency and cheapness of mill'd-lead in preference to cast sheet-lead for all other purposes whatsoever. Also, A treatise of naval philosophy / written by Sir Will. Petty ...

By: T. H. (Thomas Hale).
Contributor(s): Petty, William, Sir, 1623-1687.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Printed for James Astwood, 1691Description: [14], cxxv, [1] p., [2] folded leaves, [16], 132p., [2] folded leaves ; 15 cm (12mo).Place: England - LondonSubject(s): Shipbuilding -- Early works to 1800 | Sheet-lead -- Early works to 1800 | Rivers -- England -- Early works to 1800 | Thames River (England) -- Early works to 1800 | London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Early works to 1800
List(s) this item appears in: London Science City
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O.B. HAL HALE (Browse shelf) Not For Loan 462580-2001

Letter signed: T. H.

'A survey of the buildings and encroachments on the River Thames' - [2] folded leaves after p.cxxv.

Appended: Mill'd lead, demonstrated to be a better and more durable covering for buildings, &c. ... than cast-lead ... [At end:] London, Printed November 20, 1695 (fold. sheet, printed on both sides and numbered 1-4 pages).

"A treatise of naval philosophy" (by Sir William Petty): p.117-132.

"The new invention of mill'd-lead, forsheathing of ships ... &c." has special t.-p. and independent paging, though the signatures are continuous with the "Account".

Faint signature to title page of 'Mr John Cudlip' (?); unidentified.

Bookstamp of the Board of Education, V and A Museum, Science Library.

Bookstamp of the Science and Art Department, Science Library.

Annotated. Detailed English annotation and commentary throughout, particularly on sections concerning 'mill'd lead'.

Bound in leather on pasteboards with gilted double-tooled thin frame. Spine titled with gilt stamp; page fore-edges mottled.

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