SURVEYING AND MAPPING FOR FIELD SCIENTISTS
(Longman Scientific1991 rep of 1988 new edition) 4to pbk. 180pp. bw ills. Fine. (Book ref. 7960) £6.75
Surveying Historic Buildings
Donhead 1988 FIRST EDITION. 8vo hardback with dust jacket. VG/VG....FOR FURTHER DESCRIPTION, PLEASE ENQUIRE. ISBN: 1873394160 ** To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** Our shop is open to visitors Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. - Credit and (UK) Debit cards welcome.- Books posted Worldwide. - For any queries please contact us direct. (Book ref. 34257) £35.00
Scratch a Surveyor
London: Heinemann, 1975. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 043404900X Olive green cloth, xvi & 273 pages, 27 b/w plates, 21 other illustrations, chronological table, bibliography, index. Neat previous owner name in ink, bright unclipped dustjacket. An informative picture of the practice of a top rank firm of English surveyors and valuers through 250 years of social change. (Book ref. 6045) £4.00
Principles of Estimating: Fifth Edition
London: The Estates Gazette Limited, 1976. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall viii & 330 pages, neat previous owner name on front endpaper, bright condition in dustjacket. Successful building demands a sound knowledge of the principles of estimating. The failure to understand fully the essentials of estimating is without doubt one of the main reasons for there being many financial disasters in the world of building. The discipline of a tried and tested estimating technique is therefore an absolute prerequisite for both the student and the practitioner. Sections include: Labour, Material, Plant, Overheads & Profit; Excavation; Concrete Work; Brickwork & Blockwork; Roofing; Carpentry; Joinery; Ironmongery; Structural Steelwork and Metalwork; Plumbing; Plasterwork & Finishings; Glazing; Painting & Decorating; Drainage; Specialists. Appendices: Basic Materials and Prices; Bibliography; Building Industry Information Sources; Voids or Interstices. (Book ref. 5055) £12.50
Dictionary of British Scientific Instruments
London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1921. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/no d/w. 8vo. Hardback. 140mm x 218mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.]. Pp xii, 335 with a total of 318 b/w photographs on plates, including a frontispiece plate. Previous owner's neat signature to both front endpapers. Endpapers browned and prelims slightly spotted, otherwise very good, in the original black-ruled, light-brown cloth-covered boards/black titles. Most uncommon (Book ref. 003969) £150.00
Geodaesia: Or, the Art of Surveying and Measuring of Land, Made Easie. Shewing, By Plain and Practical Rules, How to Survey, Protract, Cast Up, Reduce or Divide Any Piece of Land Whatsoever; with New Tables for the Ease of the Surveyor in Reducing the...
London: Printed for John Taylor, at the Ship in S. Paul's Church-Yard, 1688. Full Leather. Good Minus/No Jacket. 8vo ...Measures of Land. Moreover, a More Facile and Sure Way of Surveying by the Chain, than has Hitherto Been Taught. As also, How to Lay-out New Lands in America, or elsewhere: And how to make a Perfect Map of a River's Mouth or Harbour; with several other Things never yet Publish'd in our Language. Leather scuffed, corners heavily bumped with minor loss, light but large stain to front board, front hinge heavily cracked and front board nearly detached, rear hinge weak and rear gutter cracked. Heavy period ink mathematical notes to both pastedowns, with the odd calculation to logarithm tables to rear, and odd pencil mathematical drawing or calculation at certain points within. Previous owner stamp to title page. Some dampspots and general discolouration to closed edges. The occasional fingerprint, spot or light stain to pages, otherwise text block tight, text and diagrams in good order, clean and bright. (Book ref. 47558) £3000.00
Land and Engineering Surveying.
Grosby Lockwood&Son, 1929. 25th.Ed., Size 5"x7", H/B, Good, 248 pp. (Book ref. 1384) £5.00
An Outline of the History and Revision of 25-inch Ordnance Survey Plans
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1950. Reprint of 1932 Edition. Fair. 270mm x 340mm tall (8.5" x 13.5" approx.). 18pp + 9 colour-printed, double-folding Plans, Withdrawn stamp impressions of The Liverpool College of Commerce. Original soft green card covers/black title faded and rubbed to edges. Internally, staples rusting but sound, otherwise good. (Book ref. 003954) £35.00
In the wake of disaster. 200 years of The Toplis and Harding Group.
London: Quiller, 1990. 1st. VG+ blue cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG blue d/w with col illus & red/black lettering, not pc, one small tear & edgewear. 16cms x 24cms, viii+173pp. Pale brown illus eps; b/w illus to text. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 576g. 1870948297. (Book ref. 2836) £7.50
Rics Books, 2000. 4th Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine. Large 525 pages, near fine throughout, no inscription, no spine crease, would appear unread. (Book ref. 000508) £44.00
Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works Authorised By Agreement Between the Chartered Surveyor's Institution, and the National Federation of Building Trades Employers, and Approved By the Institute of Builders.
London: The Chartered Surveyors' Institution, 1940. Reprint. Cloth Cover. Good/No Dustwrapper. Folio Ex Library A reprint of the third edition 1935. A tidy and tight 12 1/2" by 8" brown cloth covered hardback with just readable titles on the spine and clear titles on the front cover. An ex-library with a label pasted to the inside of the front cover, some rubber stamps & library number on the cover. Otherwise the interior is clean. (Book ref. 033804) £30.00
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1928. 1st. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo A dark green cloth cover with bright gilt titles on the spine. One very small ink spot to the top of the front cover and some very gentle foxing o/w a very clean bright and tight book in an unclipped dustwrapper withgentle browning to the spineand cover edges. 271 pages, 31 plates. (Book ref. 001860) £30.00
London and Glasgow: Blackie & Son Limited, 1937. Reprint. Cloth Hardback. Very Good/Good. 12mo Subtitled " Surveying for the amateur ". A tight hardback with an owner's bookplate on the front endpaper and a very small rectangular bookseller label on the inside of the front cover. A very clean interior. The coloth covers have some minor dustiness, with tidy edges. The dustwrapper is soiled with a browned spine and has pieces missing from the edges. It has been internally repaired so that it can be a protective wrapper again. (Book ref. 001387) £8.00
Surveying improved: of, the whole art, both in theory and practice, fully demonstrated in four parts; Geodoesia Accurata; or, surveying made easy by the chain only; also, a new essay upon solids.
London: J & F Rivington, 1769. The sixth edition, with additions. 8vo, [xii], 555pp. 11 folding charts, text illustrations. Contemporary full brown calf, 4 raised bands to spine, red morocco title label with gilt titling. Binding rubbed, some cracking of joints, some loss of leather to boards near the joints and the edges, light chipping to head and foot of spine, lacks front free endpaper, some staining of the margins of the text pages. Overall a fair to good copy. (Book ref. 4804) £150.00
A simple method of surveying from air photographs.
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1939. No edition stated (hardback). 8vo, 145pp. 5 plates (one folding), 3 folding charts at the back of the book, folding map and two stereoscopic testing cards in the rear pocket. Original blue cloth spine, blue paper-covered boards. Binding rubbed, food of spine lightly bumped, contents good to very good. Overall, this copy is in good plus condition. Professional papers of the Air Survey Committee, number 8. (Book ref. 15049) £25.00
Surveying [2 volumes].
London: Virtue and Company, 1953. First edition, complete in two hardback volumes. 8vo, xv, 590pp. 13 plates, numerous text illustrations. Original brown cloth, gilt titling to the spines. Endpapers foxed, ownership inscription to the front free endpaper of each volume, boards lightly rubbed. Overall, this set is in good to very good condition. (Book ref. 25611) £25.00
A practical treatise on mining, land and railway surveying, engineering etc, containing the errors of the magnetic needle, practical geometry and trigonometry, with description, use and adjustments of the miners' new transit theodolite.
London: Atchley and co, 1863. First edition (hardback). 8vo, xx, 249pp. 8 folding plates (one with hand-colouring) at the back of the book. Original brown cloth, gilt titling to the spine. Binding rubbed, head and foot of spine frayed, lacks the front free endpaper and the frontispiece, contents good. Overall, this copy is in good minus condition. (Book ref. 17256) £30.00
Practical Surveying; a text-book for students preparing for examinations or for survey work in the colonies.
London: Crosby Lockwood and son, 1898. Fifth edition, revised (hardback). 8vo, xviii, 330pp. 4 lithographic plates and about 350 illustrations. Original green cloth, gilt titling to the spine. One signature is proud and lightly stained, else the book is in very good condition. Ex-libris Archaeologist Paul Ashbee, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. (Book ref. 24077) £10.00
Text book of Topographical and Geographical surveying.
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1925. Third edition, eighteenth thousand (hardback). 8vo, iv, 366pp. 30 plates (including a folding cloth-backed star chart in the rear pocket). Original red cloth, gilt titling to the spine. Some light rubbing of the binding, corner cut away from the front free endpaper, else the book is in very good condition. Ex-libris Archaeologist Paul Ashbee, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. (Book ref. 23987) £10.00
Vulgar and Mechanick. The Scientific Instrument Trade in Ireland 1650-1921
Edinburgh & Dublin: The Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland & The Royal Dublin Society, 1989. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 4to 0860270262 Hardback, 195mm x 265mm tall (7.5" x 10.5" approx.). Pp ix, 166, with 50 b/w illustrations, 2 graphs, and extensive lists of instrument-makers. Fine, in the original black art-morocco-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the, fine and unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 003911) £125.00