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Title(s):

An essay on the present state of our publick roads : shewing the absolute necessity of a total prohibition of the use of narrow wheels on all carriages drawn by one horse lengthways. And the benefit that will accrue thereby to farmers and carriers, to trade and manufactures, as well as ease, pleasure and safety to travellers.

Published/Created:
London : Printed for R. Baldwin, at the Rose, in Pater-noster-row, 1756.
Physical Description:
[4], 33, [1] p. ; 23 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
HE363.G7 E87 1756
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Describes the catastrophic state of mid 18th century roads and shows how the design of vehicles, particularly the use of broad wheels, which might act as rollers, could improve the surface.
Small woodcut vignette on t.p.
With a preliminary half title-leaf.
ESTC, T229604
BAC: British Art Center copy lacks half t.p.
Subject Terms:
Carriages and carts -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Coaching (Transportation) -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Roads -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Toll roads -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Transportation -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Wheels -- Early works to 1800.
Contributors:
Baldwin, R. (Robert), 1737-1810, publisher.
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