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The History and Law of Drainage; by Nath. Sharpe, late 17th centure

MS. Rawl. C. 433

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An extremely diffuse title is prefixed, of which the following is an abstract: "An account of various theories relateing to the supposd Mosaick origine of the univers and universall Deluge, with an account of divers great floods ....... occasioning a multiplicity of vast stagnations, fenns.... and marshes;.... the many great benefits... that have accru'd ....... by imbanking, drayning and sewering .......; to which as a second part is added all the laws of sewers, ..... as also another book [of] cases argued or try'd in any of the superior courts at Westminster or Sessions of Sewers for som hundreds of years past to this present time; with the whole duty of common juries, [etc.] By Nathanaell Sharpe, late Coroner of the county of Middlesex and late clerk to several Commissions of Sewers for the same county in the severall reigns of King Charles the Second and his royall brother King James the Second."


  • Creation: late 17th centure


403 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. C. 433

Custodial History

Olim inter libros Joh. Murray, de Sacomb, No. 658; exinde emptus a Rawlinson, anno 1749, pretio 4s.

Physical Facet

On paper, in folio; written in black, red, and green ink.


Repository Details

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