Reference numberRBO/20/17
Alternative reference numberRBO.20.132
Title'A Dissertation concerning the Roads' by Robert Phillips
DescriptionTreatise in three parts:
- details of how roads have deteriorated by art with details of the soil of London
- details of how roads have deteriorated by nature
- details of how the roads can be mended
Mentions Tyburn, Kilburn Road, and Baldock Lane in Hertfordshire
Original figures attached;
Coloured Engraving p 168, Being 3 figures, Figure 1 being a road made with a stiffe loome or Gravel, Figure 2 A sandy Gravel; Figure 3 A Road, mended, with Bavins, Furse or Gorse
285 x 200 mm
Coloured engraving p 169
285 x 200 mm
Coloured engraving p 170
285 x 210 mm
Coloured engraving p 171
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Coloured engraving p 172
288 x 430 mm
Coloured engraving p 173
285 x 250 mm
Coloured engraving p 174 showing Tyburn Road
288 x 200 mm

Appendix at page 175 provides 'a Description of the New Road in Hyde Park, shewing the condition of that Road; that is what has and will happen to it for the space of seven successive years, if it continues to be managed in the common method of making and mending Roads' Engraved figures attached
Read to the Royal Society on 27 January and 3 February 1736
Extent48 sides
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/17/62
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