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Road Maps of England and Wales by John Ogilby

1675 - 1698

James Pepper

All the Maps on this Page are Guaranteed to be Genuine Early Specimens

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The following John Ogilby's Road Maps are currently in stock. They are all guaranteed to be genuine early specimens All in good clean condition and attractively hand coloured unless otherwise stated.

Also listed are some specimens of the original text for each road map that were only published in the first edition of Britannia

PLATES 1 - 50

Each measuring about 17 x 13 inches

Published in 1675 and 1698

NEWS

I have split a copy of John Ogilby's Britannia. It is one of the three editions published in 1675 having the plate number showing in the bottom right hand corner. The maps will be offered in their original uncoloured state. The pages of text will be offered separately at a reduced price. If there are particular plates or text pages you would like to buy please advise me and I will be able to tell you about the condition and quote you a price if they are available.

  •  Plate 2 John Ogilby Road Map

    Plate 2 John Ogilby Road Map

FIRST EDITION - 1675

31757 Plate 2. Islip. Morton in Marsh, Broadway, Pershore, Bramyard, Worcester. Price: 180.00

The first edition of this 17th century strip road map. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Small slit at the bottom of the centre fold. Otherwise good condition with wide blank margins. Straight from the atlas so has never previously been sold as a single map.

From Britannia

TEXT The original double sided page of text from Britania to accompany this map is available to the purchaser at a reduced price of 25.00 if bought with the map.

The purchase of this map can be by direct payment to my bank account. Or by telephoning me with your credit/debit card details. Please telephone me first to check the map is available - 01244 336004. If paying to my bank please email me afterwards advising and giving me your name and address as to where the map is to be sent.

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  •  Plate 4 John Ogilby Road Map

    Plate 4 John Ogilby Road Map

FIRST EDITION - 1675

31759 Plate 4. London, Ewell, Dorking, Billingshurst, Amberley, Arundel, Chichester. Price: 320.00

The first edition of this 17th century strip road map. Uncoloured. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Small crease in top blank margin near centre fold. Small slit at the bottom of the centre fold. Otherwise good condition with wide blank margins. Straight from the atlas so has never previously been sold as a single map.

From Britannia

TEXT The original double sided page of text from Britania to accompany this map is available to the purchaser at a reduced price of 30.00 if bought with the map.

The purchase of this map can be by direct payment to my bank account. Or by telephoning me with your credit/debit card details. Please telephone me first to check the map is available - 01244 336004. If paying to my bank please email me afterwards advising and giving me your name and address as to where the map is to be sent.

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Distance

31863 Plate 5. London, Waltham, Hoddesdon, Ware, Royston, Huntingdon, Stilton. Price: 32.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
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  •  Plate 6 John Ogilby Road Map

    Plate 6 John Ogilby Road Map

FIRST EDITION - 1675

31761 Plate 6. Stilton, Stamford, Grantham, Newark, Tuxford. Price: 180.00

The first edition of this 17th century strip road map. Uncoloured. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Small split at the bottom of the centre fold. Otherwise good condition with wide blank margins. Straight from the atlas so has never previously been sold as a single map.

From Britannia

TEXT The original double sided page of text from Britania to accompany this map is available to the purchaser at a reduced price of 25.00 if bought with the map.

The purchase of this map can be by direct payment to my bank account. Or by telephoning me with your credit/debit card details. Please telephone me first to check the map is available - 01244 336004. If paying to my bank please email me afterwards advising and giving me your name and address as to where the map is to be sent.

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  •  Plate 7 John Ogilby Road Map

    Plate 7 John Ogilby Road Map

FIRST EDITION - 1675

31762 Plate 7. London to Berwick Plate 3. Tuxford, Doncaster, Wentbridge, Tadcaster, York. Price: 220.00

The first edition of this 17th century strip road map. Uncoloured. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Small split at the bottom of the centre fold. Light vertical crease on the right hand side of the map. Otherwise good condition with wide blank margins. Straight from the atlas so has never previously been sold as a single map.

From Britannia

TEXT The original double sided page of text from Britania to accompany this map is available to the purchaser at a reduced price of 25.00 if bought with the map.

The purchase of this map can be by direct payment to my bank account. Or by telephoning me with your credit/debit card details. Please telephone me first to check the map is available - 01244 336004. If paying to my bank please email me afterwards advising and giving me your name and address as to where the map is to be sent.

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Distance

28585 Plate 7. London to Berwick Plate 3. Tuxford, Doncaster, Wentbridge, Tadcaster, York. Price: 25.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
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  •  Plate 7. London to Berwick Plate 3. Tuxford, Doncaster, Wentbridge, Tadcaster, York

    Plate 7. London to Berwick Plate 3. Tuxford, Doncaster, Wentbridge, Tadcaster, York

17th century Road Map

29320 Plate 7. London to Berwick Plate 3. Tuxford, Doncaster, Wentbridge, Tadcaster, York. Price: 190.00

An uncoloured 1675 edition specimen without the plate number although an manuscript number 7 has been added just above the top right hand corner of the map. Small repair in the blank margin near to this number 7. Small rust hole on the centre fold as can be seen on the illustration. Good wide blank margins.
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  •  Plate 8 John Ogilby Road Map

    Plate 8 John Ogilby Road Map

FIRST EDITION - 1675

31763 Plate 8. York, Boroughbridge, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham, Chester-le-Street. Price: 180.00

The first edition of this 17th century strip road map. Uncoloured. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Small split at the bottom of the centre fold. Otherwise good condition with wide blank margins. Straight from the atlas so has never previously been sold as a single map

From Britannia

TEXT The original double sided page of text from Britania to accompany this map is available to the purchaser at a reduced price of 25.00 if bought with the map.

The purchase of this map can be by direct payment to my bank account. Or by telephoning me with your credit/debit card details. Please telephone me first to check the map is available - 01244 336004. If paying to my bank please email me afterwards advising and giving me your name and address as to where the map is to be sent.

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  •  Plate 9 John Ogilby Road Map

    Plate 9 John Ogilby Road Map

FIRST EDITION - 1675

31764 Plate 9. Chester-le-Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Morpeth, Alnwick, Belford, Berwick. Price: 180.00

The first edition of this 17th century strip road map. Uncoloured. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Small split at the bottom of the centre fold. Light crease on the right hand side of the centre fold. Otherwise good condition with wide blank margins. Straight from the atlas so has never previously been sold as a single map

From Britannia

TEXT The original double sided page of text from Britania to accompany this map is available to the purchaser at a reduced price of 25.00 if bought with the map.

The purchase of this map can be by direct payment to my bank account. Or by telephoning me with your credit/debit card details. Please telephone me first to check the map is available - 01244 336004. If paying to my bank please email me afterwards advising and giving me your name and address as to where the map is to be sent.

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  •  Plate 10 John Ogilby Road Map

    Plate 10 John Ogilby Road Map

FIRST EDITION - 1675

31765 Plate 10. London, Reading, Woolhampton, Newbury, Hungerford, Marlborough. Price: 220.00

The first edition of this 17th century strip road map. Uncoloured. Embellished with a decorative pictorial title cartouche. Small piece of the blank margin missing at the bottom of the centre fold. Otherwise good condition with wide blank margins. Straight from the atlas so has never previously been sold as a single map

From Britannia

TEXT The original double sided page of text from Britania to accompany this map is available to the purchaser at a reduced price of 25.00 if bought with the map.

The purchase of this map can be by direct payment to my bank account. Or by telephoning me with your credit/debit card details. Please telephone me first to check the map is available - 01244 336004. If paying to my bank please email me afterwards advising and giving me your name and address as to where the map is to be sent.

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  •  Plate 11 John Ogilby Road Map 1675

    Plate 11 John Ogilby Road Map 1675

FIRST EDITION - 1675

31766 Plate 11. Marlborough, Calne, Chippenham, Bristol. Bristol, Axbridge, Huntspil. Price: 220.00

The first edition of this 17th century strip road map. Uncoloured. Embellished with a decorative pictorial title cartouche. Small piece of the bottom blank margin missing at the bottom of the centre fold. Otherwise good condition with wide blank margins. Nice dark impression. Straight from the atlas so has never previously been sold as a single map

From Britannia

TEXT The original double sided page of text from Britania to accompany this map is available to the purchaser at a reduced price of 25.00 if bought with the map.

The purchase of this map can be by direct payment to my bank account. Or by telephoning me with your credit/debit card details. Please telephone me first to check the map is available - 01244 336004. If paying to my bank please email me afterwards advising and giving me your name and address as to where the map is to be sent.

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  •  Plate 11 Text John Ogilby Road Map 1675

    Plate 11 Text John Ogilby Road Map 1675

Pedomiter

Rare Ogilby Text

28589 Plate 11. London to Bristol Plate 2. Marlborough, Calne, Chippenham, Bristol. Bristol, Axbridge, Huntspil. Price: 30.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.

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  •  The Road from London to St. Davids Part 2. Abingdon, Faringdon, Fairford, Barnsley, Gloucester, Monmouth John Ogilby

    The Road from London to St. Davids Part 2. Abingdon, Faringdon, Fairford, Barnsley, Gloucester, Monmouth John Ogilby

17th century Road Map

29399 Plate 15. The Road from London to St. Davids Part 2. Abingdon, Faringdon, Fairford, Barnsley, Gloucester, Monmouth. Price: 155.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Two worm holes at the bottom of the centre fold in the blank margin area.
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  •  London to St. Davids. Monmouth, Newport, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Aberavon, Burton John Ogilby

    London to St. Davids. Monmouth, Newport, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Aberavon, Burton John Ogilby

17th century Road Map

29400 Plate 16. The Continuation of the Road from London to St. Davids. Monmouth, Newport, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Aberavon, Burton. Price: 130.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Two tiny worm holes at the bottom of the centre fold in the blank margin area.
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  •  London to St. Davids Part 4. Burton, Kidwelly, Haverfordwest, St. Davids John Ogilby

    London to St. Davids Part 4. Burton, Kidwelly, Haverfordwest, St. Davids John Ogilby

17th century Road Map

29401 Plate 17. The Road from London to St. Davids Part 4. Burton, Kidwelly, Haverfordwest, St. Davids. Price: 120.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Little light soiling in one of the centre panels. Some very light soiling in part of the left and right hand blank margins.
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  •  London to St. Davids Part 4. Burton, Kidwelly, Haverfordwest, St. Davids John Ogilby

    London to St. Davids Part 4. Burton, Kidwelly, Haverfordwest, St. Davids John Ogilby

Rare Ogilby Text

28596 Plate 18. London, Southwark, Rochester, Canterbury, Dover. Price: 30.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.

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  •  Plate 19 text John Ogilby Road Map 1675

    Plate 19 text John Ogilby Road Map 1675

Rare Ogilby Text

28597 Plate 19. London, Romford, Brentford, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harwich. Text only. Price: 30.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.

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Rare Ogilby Text

28479 Plate 23. Lichfield, Rugeley, Stone, Stableford, Nantwich, Tarporley, Chester. Text only. Price: 29.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. Some light water staining.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.

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  •  Plate 24 Ogilby Text

    Plate 24 Ogilby Text

Rare Ogilby Text

28602 Plate 24. Chester, Denbigh, Conway, Beaumaris, Holyhead. Text only. Price: 30.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. Some light water staining.
A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again.
Some might water staining and a few nicks on the outer edges.

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  •  Plate 32 text John Ogilby Road Map 1675

    Plate 32 text John Ogilby Road Map 1675

Rare Ogilby Text

28610 Plate 32. Andover, Warminster, Bridgwater. Text only. Price: 32.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again. This is one of the few pages of text to be decorated with a banner showing two sea nymphs supporting the royal arms

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  •  Chippenham, Bath, Wells, Marlborough, Devizes, Trowbridge, Wells, John Ogilby 1698

    Chippenham, Bath, Wells, Marlborough, Devizes, Trowbridge, Wells, John Ogilby 1698

17th century Road Map

30648 Plate 35. Chippenham, Bath, Wells, Marlborough, Devizes, Trowbridge, Wells. Price: 95.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Medium toning all over. Tear near the centre fold about two inches from the bottom. Second tear in the blank margin top right hand side repaired. Barely visible.
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  •  Plate 36 text John Ogilby Road Map 1675

    Plate 36 text John Ogilby Road Map 1675

Rare Ogilby Text

28614 Plate 36. Stilton, Peterborough, Spalding, Boston. Sleaford, Lincoln. Text only. Price: 30.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again. From Britannia

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  •  Garstang to Carlisle, John Ogilby 1698

    Garstang to Carlisle, John Ogilby 1698

17th century Road Map

29406 Plate 38 The Road from London to Carlisle Plate 2. Garstang, Lancaster, Bolton, Kendal, Penrith, Carlisle. Price: 105.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Repair in right hand blank margin. Light vertical crease near the centre fold.
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  •  Plate 40 text for Road Map John Ogilby 1675

    Plate 40 text for Road Map John Ogilby 1675

Rare Ogilby Text

28618 Plate 40 Stony Stratford, Northampton, Mkt. Harbrough, Leicester, Loughborough, Derby Text only. Price: 30.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again. From Britannia

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  •  Plate 42 text for Road Map John Ogilby 1675

    Plate 42 text for Road Map John Ogilby 1675

Distance measured

Rare Ogilby Text

28620 Plate 42. The Road from London to Flamborough Plate 2. Lincoln, Barton, Hull, Beverley, Flamborough. Price: 30.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again. From Britannia

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  •  London to Flamborough Plate 2. Lincoln, Barton, Hull, Beverley, Flamborough John Ogilby

    London to Flamborough Plate 2. Lincoln, Barton, Hull, Beverley, Flamborough John Ogilby

17th century Road Map

29409 Plate 42. The Road from London to Flamborough Plate 2. Lincoln, Barton, Hull, Beverley, Flamborough. Price: 120.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition although it has no plate number 42 in the bottom right hand corner. Lightly toned.
  •  Plate 43 text for Road Map John Ogilby 1675

    Plate 43 text for Road Map John Ogilby 1675

James Pepper with Waywider

Rare Ogilby Text

28621 Plate 43. Puckeridge, Cambridge, Ely, Downham, King's Lynn. Text only. Price: 30.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again. From Britannia

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  •  Four shire stone, Chipping Campden, Worcester, Ludlow, Montgomery. John Ogilby

    Four shire stone, Chipping Campden, Worcester, Ludlow, Montgomery. John Ogilby

17th century Road Map

29411 Plate 44. Four shire stone, Chipping Campden, Worcester, Ludlow, Montgomery. Price: 130.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Nice specimen.
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  •  Plate 44 text for Road Map John Ogilby 1675

    Plate 44 text for Road Map John Ogilby 1675

Rare Ogilby Text

28622 Plate 44. Four shire stone, Chipping Campden, Worcester, Ludlow, Montgomery. Text only. Price: 30.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again. From Britannia

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  •  Plate 46 text for Road Map John Ogilby 1675

    Plate 46 text for Road Map John Ogilby 1675

Waywiser

Rare Ogilby Text

28624 Plate 46. Puckeridge, Newmarket, Thetford, Attleborough, Windham, Norwich. Text only. Price: 30.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again. From Britannia

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  •  Plate 47 text for Road Map John Ogilby 1675

    Plate 47 text for Road Map John Ogilby 1675

James with Waywiser

Rare Ogilby Text

28625 Plate 47. The Road from London to Norwich in Norfolk. St. Albans, Luton, Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Oakham. Text only. Price: 30.00

The rare double sided page of folio text published in 1675 describing the route in great detail. A rare opportunity as it is very unlikely that I shall able to offer this again. From Britannia

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  •  Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham, Mansfield, Rotherham, Barnsley John Ogilby

    Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham, Mansfield, Rotherham, Barnsley John Ogilby

17th century Road Map

29413 Plate 48. Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham, Mansfield, Rotherham, Barnsley. Price: 130.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Two small rust spots in blank margins and lightly toned.
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  •  Meriden, Birmingham, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Welshpool

    Meriden, Birmingham, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Welshpool

17th century Road Map

29415 Plate 50. Meriden, Birmingham, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Welshpool. Price: 130.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Lightly toned and very light foxing.
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A must read

for the lover of Maps, Roads and History

I was 19 when I got hooked on antique maps. There are quite a few of the early cartographers who we know a bit about about and their life stories make interesting reading. There is one English mapmaker who stands out as someone rather special who appears to have had a most interesting life. He is JOHN OGILBY. Yes you know he was the first to map the roads of England and Wales and yes you might have read that he had an interest in dancing. If you want to know more about the man who created that 17th century map hanging on your wall then you must read this book published in 2016 - The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira. In this book the author brings a fascinating hidden history to light, and reveals that Ogilby's celebrated Britannia is far more than a harmless road atlas: it is, rather, filled with secrets designed to serve Charles II's sinister purpose.

You can order this book now and get it for less than the cover price of 25 pounds.

  •  The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

    The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

Excellent Book for the County Map Collector

If you can find a copy

When I started collecting and selling maps back in the 1960's there were very few reference books on antique maps. The first book I remember buying was Maps and Mapmakers by R. V. Tooley. Full of wonderful information but over the years there were periods when it was out of print. The Antique Collectors Club used to produce a large range of books on all kinds of antiques and in 1983 BRITISH COUNTY MAPS by YASHA BERISINER was published. To the best of my knowledge there has not been another book like it published. A most useful and informative work and essential for the avid county map collector. I think there was just the one edition. If you can get hold of a copy at a reasonable price my advice would be - Buy it. There is a link below that will search Amazon for copies on sale.

My well used copy pictured on the right still has its distinctive red cover illustrating Cambridgeshire by John Speed. The county I was born in.

British County Maps by Yasha Beresiner

AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES A VERY SPECIAL RETIREMENT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

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Richard Nicholson

I have been buying and selling antique maps since the early 1960's during which time I had a gallery in Watergate Street, Chester for 30 years. I am now able to offer through my websites a personal service to map and print collectors.

James Pepper
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All the maps are guaranteed to be genuine early specimens

AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES A VERY SPECIAL RETIREMENT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

Stoneydale
Pepper Street
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AG

Telephone
01244 336004

International
44 1244 336004

Richard Nicholson

I have been buying and selling antique maps since the early 1960's during which time I had a gallery in Watergate Street, Chester for 30 years. I am now able to offer through my websites a personal service to map and print collectors.

James Pepper
Nicholson Seal
All the maps are guaranteed to be genuine early specimens
Antique Maps by John Ogilby - Richard Nicholson

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