(MCADAM). BYERLEY, Sir John Scott. ~ Mémoire sur les routes anglaises, dites routes de M. Mac Adam... lu à la Société royale et centrale d’agriculture. Paris: Imprimérie de Madame Huzard (née Vallant la Chapelle)... 1824.
8vo (215 × 134 mm), pp. 12. Stitched, as issued in the original blue wrappers. Slightly creased and dusty, but a very good copy.
First separate edition of the extract from the Mémoires de la Société royale et central d’agriculture. A report on the newly-invented English system of cambered road building pioneered by John Loudon McAdam. It includes a short description of new road-building and paving in London (Saint James, Regent Street and Guildhall). Rare: Worldcat lists the Michigan copy only outside France. No UK copies located by Jisc/Library Hub (formerly COPAC). Not in Kress or Goldmsiths’.
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