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McAdam, John Loudon, 1756–1836

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 .... / by John Loudon M'Adam ...,

Additional Title(s):

Remarks on roads

M'Adam on roads

Third edition : carefully revised, with considerable additions, and an appendix.
London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,Paternoster Row, 1820..
Physical Description:
196 p. ; 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TE342 M3 1820
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Caption title: "Remarks on roads."
Spine label: "M'Adam on roads."
Includes bibliographical references.
Appendix includes "Extracts from Observations on the highways of the kingdom ... presented to a committee of the House of Commons, and printed by order of the House, 14th June, 1811" (cf. Goldsmiths' lib. #21568); and a report to the Board of Agriculture, undated but after January 1820 (internal evidence): p. [33]-57.
First published Bristol, 1816; cf. Kress Lib. #B.6739, Goldsmiths'-Kress lib. #21568; RLIN.
BAC: In original gray paste boards, as issued.
Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, 22938
Subject Terms:
Roads -- Design and construction.
Roads -- Great Britain -- Finance.
Roads -- Great Britain.
Roads, Macadamized.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, publisher.
McAdam, John Loudon, 1756-1836. Observations on the highways of the kingdom. Selections.

  • Introduction
  • The mode of making roads
  • Commissioners and officers employed under them
  • Care of the finances
  • Appendix
  • Report from the select committee on the highways of the kingdom ...
  • Minutes of evidence.

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