A Description of the River Thames, &c.

with the City of London's Jurisdiction and Conservancy Thereof Proved, Both in Point of Right and Usage, by Prescription, Charters, Acts of Parliament, Decrees, upon Hearing before the King, Letters Patents &c, &c, to which is added, A brief Description o

BINNELL, Robert

BINNELL, Robert A Description of the River Thames, &c. with the City of London's Jurisdiction and Conservancy Thereof Proved, Both in Point of Right and Usage, by Prescription, Charters, Acts of Parliament, Decrees, upon Hearing before the King, Letters Patents &c, &c, to which is added, A brief Description o

Printed for T. Longman in Paster-noster-Row, 1758.

First edition. 8vo. Contemporary half polished tree calf over marbled boards, red leather title label lettered in gilt, gilt rules to the spine. Without the eight illustrations sometimes found with this title. A very good copy, boards showing shelf wear and some loss of colour, occasional browning internally and rear endpaper ragged.

The Spectator 19 August 1893 wrote "Perhaps the best description of the value and variety of the ancient Thames fishery is that given by Robert Binnell, Water Bailiff of the City in 1757. His quaint work ... is well worth perusal, now that the neglect of everything, except the navigation of the river, by the Thames Conservancy, is likely to be amended by the introduction of new blood into that extremely faineant body." Uncommon.

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