Rivierkundige aanmerkingen op de rivierkundige waarneemingen enz. van den Wel Edelen en Gestrengen Heer Martinus van Barnevelt.
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's-Gravenhage, Hendrick Backhuysen, 1773. 8vo (22.1 x 13.9 cm). 143 pp. Original speckled paper cover.
A rare work on the properties and behaviour of rivers, and how to manage them, in particular in relation to the larger rivers of the Netherlands (North Sea delta). Written by the Dutch engineer and inventor Cornelis Redelykheid (1728-after 1787), who had a special interest in hydraulics, mechanics and the design and building of locks and fortresses. Uncut. Wrappers frayed; spine cover eroded. Internally very good, clean. Not in any major reference work.
Water management, nearly 250 years before Willem-Alexander