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McADAM, John Loudon

Remarks on the present system of road making; with observations, deduced from practice and experience, with a view to a revision of the existing laws, and the introduction of improvement in the method of making, repairing and preserving roads, and defending the road funds from misapplication.
London, Longman, Hurst etc., 1823. 7th edn.

Description
McAdam's influential treatise on his system of road making. First published in 1816 in Bristol it was enormously enlarged from 47 pages in the second edition (1819) to 196 pages in the third of which this sixth edition is a reprint. Included is a reprint of "Report of select committee on the highways of the Kingdom" of 1819 in which McAdam is the central witness and which calls for the abolition of turnpike trusts and the establishment of a board of commissioners.

Collation

8vo. (iv) + vii + (i) + 236pp. Publisher’s boards, neatly rebacked in style of original with original printed paper label mounted on spine. Skempton No.875.

Price

£120.00

Catalogue No: 5983