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The mode of draining land, according to the system practised by the late Mr. Joseph Elkington.

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Drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture, by John Johnstone, Land-Surveyor. With Nineteen Plates. London : J. Taylor, 1841. A new edition. Octavo, green cloth, lightly marked, with paper title label to spine, contemporary gift inscription in pencil to endpaper, name torn from head of title page, pp. xiv; 118; 19 folding engraved plates (a couple of short tears; [16 – publisher’s catalogue), light occasional foxing to the plates.

An important early work on land surveying, first published in 1797. This copy, inscribed ‘To John Meredith from C. Day’ was sourced from a collection outside Launceston, Tasmania, and may have been used to prepare farmland in the region.