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The first printed English signals book

GREENWOOD, Jonathan, 1715. 

The most cited source on forest law

NELSON, William [after MANWOOD, John], 1717. 

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

WYLD, Samuel, 1725. 

The fourth edition of Wyld’s Practical Surveyor

WYLD, Samuel, 1725. 

The second edition of Wyld’s Practical Surveyor

WYLD, Samuel, 1725. 

Regular irregularity” in landscape gardening

LANGLEY, Batty, 1728. 

Timber for the last Age of the World”

LANGLEY, Batty, 1728. 

Michele Marieschi’s suite of views of Venice

MARIESCHI, Michele, 1741. 

A Batty guide to planting

LANGLEY, Batty, 1741. 

The most vocal supporter of the Northwest Passage

DOBBS, Arthur, 1744. 

Caught short? Never settle for bog-standard again!

Lavatory Humour, 1750. 

The universal planisphere

DUNN, Samuel, 1759. 

A triumph of Venetian rococo book design

ZATTA, Antonio [VISENTINI, Antonio], 1761. 

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

[HAMILTON, Thomas] The Earl of Haddington, 1761. 

Rare set of sailing directions for Le Neptune Oriental’


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

KORN, Christoph Heinrich [attr.], 1777. 

I’m yelling timber

AGRICOLA [ANDERSON, James], 1777.