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Lot 132
KENT, RAMSGATE HARBOUR
A Brief Account of the Proceedings of the Trustees Appointed by Act of Parliament for Building a Harbour at Ramsgate: Together with Some Considerations in Vindication of the Safety and Usefulness of the Harbour on their Present Plan

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KENT, RAMSGATE HARBOUR
A Brief Account of the Proceedings of the Trustees Appointed by Act of Parliament for Building a Harbour at Ramsgate: Together with Some Considerations in Vindication of the Safety and Usefulness of the Harbour on their Present Plan, 2 folding engraved plates, [London, 1755?]--Two Papers, Subscribed by Twenty-Five Trustees, Shewing their Dissent to the Present Plan [for Building, Englarging and Maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate], engraved illustration, [London, 1755?]; A Seaman's Plain Answer to Every Thing that May Seem Material in the Landmens Pamphlet, Relating to the Contracting Ramsgate Harbour, [London, 1755?]; A Narrative of Facts, and Observations Thereon, Which Induced Many Trustees to be Against the Contracting Ramsgate Harbours, [London, 1755?]; The Case Relating to a Harbour Now Building at Ramsgate for the Reception of Ships in Stormy Weather, engraved illustration, [London, 1755?]; A State of the Expence of Building Ramsgate Harbour, Upon the Contracted Plan, [London, 1755?], 5 works stitched together, drophead titles, disbound--MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT of the proposals, particularly relating to those made by William Ockenden, for the rebuilding of Ramsgate Harbour, 19 pages (without title, and opening leaves?), ink on paper, dust-soiled, [c.1755], 8vo and 4to; and a few related items (small quantity)

Footnotes

  • A small collection of works relating to proposals for rebuilding Ramsgate Harbour in the 1750s, including a manuscript account of areas of contention arising from Ockenden's proposals. The Trustees of the Harbour suspended the work in 1755, ordering a new review before appointing John Smeaton as chief engineer in 1774.
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