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The key work, I believe, was an 1806 first in repaired but original boards of Observations on the Utility, Form and Management of Water Meadows.

Printed by Longmans of Norwich in 1806 and illustrated with two folding and engraved plates, this was an early work by William Smith, best known for his pioneering geological maps of England and Wales.

The other work was a disbound 1801, London first of William Tatham’s National Irrigation, or the Various Methods of Watering Meadows.

An 1816 copy of Smith’s famous geological map, A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales…, sold for £50,000 at Christie’s (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) on December 13.