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The first printed English signals book

GREENWOOD, Jonathan, 1715. 
£8,000
£4,800

The most cited source on forest law

NELSON, William [after MANWOOD, John], 1717. 
£350
£210

A pigmy mounted on the shoulder’s of giants…”

WYLD, Samuel, 1725. 
£1,200
£720

The fourth edition of Wyld’s Practical Surveyor

WYLD, Samuel, 1725. 
£300
£180

The second edition of Wyld’s Practical Surveyor

WYLD, Samuel, 1725. 
£500
£400

Regular irregularity” in landscape gardening

LANGLEY, Batty, 1728. 
£5,000
£3,000

Timber for the last Age of the World”

LANGLEY, Batty, 1728. 
£2,500
£1,500

Michele Marieschi’s suite of views of Venice

MARIESCHI, Michele, 1741. 
£200,000
£160,000

A Batty guide to planting

LANGLEY, Batty, 1741. 
£750
£450

The most vocal supporter of the Northwest Passage

DOBBS, Arthur, 1744. 
£18,000
£14,400

Caught short? Never settle for bog-standard again!

Lavatory Humour, 1750. 
£7,500
£6,000

The universal planisphere

DUNN, Samuel, 1759. 
£14,000
£8,400

A triumph of Venetian rococo book design

ZATTA, Antonio [VISENTINI, Antonio], 1761. 
£50,500
£40,400

Very excellent practical instructions on raising and planting different forest trees”

[HAMILTON, Thomas] The Earl of Haddington, 1761. 
£1,600
£960

Rare set of sailing directions for Le Neptune Oriental’

After DE MANNEVILLETTE, 1775. 
£600
£360

One of the earliest European chronicles of the American War of Independence

KORN, Christoph Heinrich [attr.], 1777. 
£8,000
£4,800

I’m yelling timber

AGRICOLA [ANDERSON, James], 1777. 
£550
£330