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The first printed English signals book

GREENWOOD, Jonathan, 1714. 
£6,000

The first printed English signals book

GREENWOOD, Jonathan, 1715. 
£8,000

after Olfert

HALMA, Franciscus; DAPPER, Olfert; and Nicolas SANSON, 1717. 

The most cited source on forest law

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

Regular irregularity” in landscape gardening

LANGLEY, Batty, 1728. 
£5,000

Timber for the last Age of the World”

LANGLEY, Batty, 1728. 
£2,500

A Batty guide to planting

LANGLEY, Batty, 1741. 
£750

Michele Marieschi’s suite of views of Venice

MARIESCHI, Michele, 1741. 
£200,000

The most vocal supporter of the Northwest Passage

DOBBS, Arthur, 1744. 
£18,000

Caught short? Never settle for bog-standard again!

Lavatory Humour, 1750. 
£7,500

Louis XV’s intentions in the Caribbean

BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas, 1758. 
£6,000

The universal planisphere

DUNN, Samuel, 1759. 
£14,000

A triumph of Venetian rococo book design

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