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The Compleat [complete] Surveyor: Containing the Whole Art of Surveying Land by the Plain Table, Theodolite, Circumferentor, Peractor, and Other Instruments...Corrected and Enlarged, with the Addition of Three Books not before Printed. 7 books in 1. 580.00
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Leybourn, William; Manley, Thomas

Catalogue No.: d3616

Publisher:

London.: Printed by E. Flesher for George Sawbridge.

Edition:

Third Edition; Published Date: 1674; First Published: 1657

Illustrations:

Illustrated with full page plates as well as numerous diagrams in the text.

Dimensions:

295 x 195 mm (12 x 8 inches) - [18pp], 429pp

Appearance:

Leather cover.

Condition:

G: in good condition. Covers rubbed and worn. Front cover nearly detached. No prelims. Pages browning with some rubbing. Tight. Pages cut. Large margins on all pages. Suitable for research and rebinding.

Contents listed at front: 1: Geometrical definitions 2: Description of Instruments 3: Trigonometrie [Trigonometry]4: Part 1: Application and use of instruments; part 2: Measuration and plotting of roads, highways street and lanes, and of the taking of the Ground-plot of cities towns and hamlets 5: Measuring 6: Dialling; 7: Legal part of Surveying. The pagination is faulted, jumping from pages 107 to 183 - though the book is complete. William Leybourn was a printer before working as a land and quantity surveyor. He was one of the surveyors of London after the great fire of 1666 where he was associated with Robert Hooke. His book was one of the standard treatises on surveying throughout the second half of the 17th. and beginning of the 18th. century

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The Compleat [complete] Surveyor: Containing the Whole Art of Surveying Land by the Plain Table, Theodolite, Circumferentor, Peractor, and Other Instruments...Corrected and Enlarged, with the Addition of Three Books not before Printed. 7 books in 1.