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H D Hoskold: 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
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Pearsall, Ronald Collecting and Restoring Scientific Instruments
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo 0715363549 Hardback, 145mm x 222mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 278pp, with 128 illustrations in b/w photograph and line, a useful Glossary; Notes on Prices; lists of American, British & London-based instrument makers, and a short Bibliography. Closed-page edges spotted and small upper corner excised from blank rear free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original light-blue boards/gilt spine title, and with the unclipped, very good, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper (Book ref. 003882) £20.00
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King, Henry C., in collaboration with Millburn, John R. Geared to the Stars. The Evolution of Planetariums, Orreries and Astronomical Clocks
Bristol: Adam Hilger Ltd, 1978. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Very Good. 4to. 0852743998 Hardback, 225mm x 287mm tall (8.75" x 11.25" approx.). Pp xvii, 442, with over 300 illustrations in b/w & line. Almost fine, in the original blue boards/gilt spine title/blue & white stellar endpapers, and with lslightly chipped, but otherwise very good and unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper (Book ref. 003846) £345.00
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Pearsall, Ronald Collecting and Restoring Scientific Instruments
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo 0715363549 Hardback, 145mm x 222mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 278pp, with 128 illustrations in b/w photograph and line, a useful Glossary; Notes on Prices; lists of American, British & London-based instrument makers, and a short Bibliography . Fine, in the original blue boards/gilt spine title, and with the price-clipped, but otherwise very good, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper (Book ref. 003805) £28.00
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Leybourn, William; Manley, Thomas 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
London: Printed by E. Flesher for George Sawbridge, at the Sign of the Bible upon Ludgate-Hill, 1674. Third Edition. Leather cover. 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. [18pp], 429pp :: Illustrated with full page plates as well as numerous diagrams in the text :: 295mm x 195mm (12" x 8") :: 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. Scarce. 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 (Book ref. d3616) £640.00
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Williamson, James: Surveying and Field Work. A Practical Text-book on Surveying, Levelling and Setting-Out
London: Constable, 1915 First edition. HB. Cloth, no dustjacket. 362pp with 271 b/w figures. Boards sunned to spine and top edge rubbing, tanned endpapers, pages clean with age darkened edges, binding sound. A Good+ copy. (Book ref. 17189) £16.00
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Cooke, Troughton & Simms: THEODOLITE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.
Cooke, Troughton & Simms, 1st edn, [1938] 8vo, 132pp, illus. G. (Book ref. 11443) £35.00
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Holloway, Thomas The Practical Surveyor. A Treatise Upon Surveying Specially Arranged for the Guidance of Pupils, Stewards, the Scholastic Profession and Intending Emigrants.
London: Horace Cox, 1881. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Gilt title on front cover and spine; blind stamped decoration on front and back green cloth covers. 104pp plus 32pp publishers book catalogue. A little wear to head and foot of spine and cover corners. Previous owners name peniclled facing half-title page. Faint foxing on half-title page and page edges. (Book ref. 003386) £22.00
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BIRCH , T W: MAPS : TOPGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL
Oxford 1964 2nd edition VG/Good egdewear large tear in dj & chips 238pp profuse b/w illus & maps 9.5 x 6.5 705g The object of the first part of the book, which includes information about maps past and present, land and air photo survey and map projection is to contribute to an understanding of topographical maps, map reding and the interpretation of landscape as recorded on maps.The second part of the book deals with statistical maps and diagrams, and particularly with the problems involved in their preparation (Book ref. 25793) £8.00
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Morton, Alan Q. & Wess, Jane A. Public & Private Science. The King George III Collection [of scientific instruments and associated material]
Oxford: Oxford University Press in Association with Science Museum, 1993. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Slipcase. 0198563922 Hardback 225mm x 284mm tall (9" x 11.25" approx.) Pp ix, 710, photographically illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Fine, in the original blind and gilt-decorated brown cloth-covered boards/gilt titles/teg/illustrated endpapers, and with fine colour-illustrated slipcase (Book ref. 002930) £250.00
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Davis, W A TREATISE ON LAND SURVEYING, BY THE CHAIN, CROSS & OFFSET STAFF, WITH A SUPPLEMENT METHODS BY THE PLANE TABLE & THEODOLITE AND DIRECTIONS FOR CONDUCTING SUBTERRANEOUS SURVEYS
5th edition. 1813 390pp. 10 engraved plates inc folding maps. Publishers boards. Worn backstrip SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 5733) £190.00
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Birch , T W: MAPS : TOPGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL
Oxford 1964 2nd edition VG/VG egdewear 238pp profuse b/w illus & maps 9.5 x 6.5 705g The object of the first part of the book, which includes information about maps past and present, land and air photo survey and map projection is to contribute to an understanding of topographical maps, map reding and the interpretation of landscape as recorded on maps.The second part of the book deals with statistical maps and diagrams, and particularly with the problems involved in their preparation (Book ref. 8252) £9.00
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Birch , T W: MAPS : TOPGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL
Clarendon 1949 First H/Back blue cloth boards VG top & bottom of spine & corners worn 238pp profuse b/w illus & maps 9.5 x 6.5 570g The object of the first part of the book, which includes information about maps past and present, land and air photo survey and map projection is to contribute to an understanding of topographical maps, map reding and the interpretation of landscape as recorded on maps.The second part of the book deals with statistical maps and diagrams, and particularly with the problems involved in their preparation (Book ref. 4983) £8.00
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Maxwell, Prof. J. Clerk; Lockyer, J. Norman, F.R.S.; Huxley, Prof. T.H.; Sorby, H.C.; Geikie, Archibald, &c. &c. South Kensington Museum Handbook to the Special Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus 1876
London: Chapman & Hall, 1876. First & Only Edition. Hardback, 8vo. 135mm x 203mm tall (5.5" x 8" approx.). Pp xxvii, 339, with several engraved text figs., + a double-page frontispiece Plan of the Museum Galleries. Minor rubs to cloth edges & corners, otherwise very good, in the original black-ruled, green cloth-covered boards/gilt titles & logo in black to front board. (Book ref. 002699) £100.00
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Kennedy, Archibald and Hackwood, R. W. Tables for Setting Out Curves for Railways, Canals, Roads & Varying from a Radius of Five Chains to Three Miles either with or without a Theodolite
E. & F. N. Spon., 1873. Hard Cover. Good +/No Jacket. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall 70pp. Pencil annotations on endpapers. Faded black cloth with gilt title. Blind stamped design on covers. Corners scuffed. Rubbing to spine with some loss. (Book ref. 077925) £50.00
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PIpping, Gunnar The Chamber of Physics. Instruments in the History of Science Collection of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm SIGNED
Stockholm: Stiftelsen Observatoriekullen, 1991. Second Edition. Almost Fine. 00819956 Signed and inscribed by Author Hardback, 8vo. 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 252pp + 42 b/w photo plates and some figs. in the text. Almost fine, in the original black-printed, decorated, yellow glazed cloth-covered boards/black & white titles. Signed on the title-page "To George Hadfield with warm regards, Gunnar 21st May 1991" (Book ref. 002643) £48.00
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"Sandover, J A" Theodolite Practice
Cleaver-Hume Press Ltd. 1960 "Hardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in fair all round condition, suitable as a reading copy. Ships within 24 hours., 350grams, ISBN:" (Book ref. 1071596) £31.44
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Wyld, Samuel: The Practical Surveyor, or the Art of Landmeasuring made Easy
London, Printed W Jonston, 1764 The Fifth Edition: 'Corrected and Enlarged by a Careful Hand. Illustrated by several copper plates,' 8.5 x 5.25 inches approx. Early rebound calf boards in very good condition, gilt title on banded spine, a little cracking along front hinges but generally very good, endpapers have been replaced at some time, no inscriptions, fold-out showing instruments opposite title page, title page gives details of the book's contents, 6 Plates detailing 46 figures, viii, 191 pages, some browning of pages, corner clipped to page vii/viii, fold outs creased, text and figures fully readable, insect damage to final page, condition is very good considering the age of the book. The title page gives the following details, but for the purpose of this description we have replaced the 'f's that are used in the printing with the normal 's' as used today: 'Shewing , By plain and familiar Rules, how to Survey any Piece of Land whatsoever, by the PLAIN-TABLE, THEODOLITE, or CIRCUMFERENTOR; or by the Chain only. and how to Protract, Cast up, Reduce, and Divide the same likewise, An easy Method of Protracting Observations made with the Meridian; and how to cast up the Content of any Plot of Land, by Reducing any Multangular Figure to one Triangle, to which is added, An APPENDIX shewing how to Draw Buildings, etc in Perspective: of levelling; and also how to Measure standing Timber.' A very smart and highly collectable book. Ideal gift for anyone interested in the ancient profession of surveying. (Book ref. 14137) £310.00
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JAMES BRINDLEY [1716-1772] Engineer. Engraved Portrait, Three Quarter Length, to l., standing, resting arm on theodolite, canal in background, after F. Parsons by J.T. Wedgwood,
8in x 4in stipple engraving, Published C. Knight, some spotting in surround, (Book ref. RGW7851) £15.00
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Sandover, J A Theodolite Practice
Cleaver-Hume Press 1st ed 1960 VG book G dj hardback ISBN: (Book ref. 49342) £34.00
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