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WILSON, HENRY & HUME, WILLIAM
Surveying Improved; or The whole art both in theory and practice, fully demonstrated. In four parts. To which is added Geodoesia Accurata or Surveying made easy by the chain only. Also a new essay upon solids. Shewing how the dimensions of timber-trees,
London: Printed for J. Wood and C. Woodward, 1741, 1741. Third edition. Full Calf. Very Good. 3rd edition. 8vo(19.5 x 12.0 cm). Original calf. Collation: [16] 539, [6] pp.; iv, [5]-75 [3] pp. + 11 folding engraved copper plates. Two works in one. Speckled calf covers with parallel gilt border; spine with raised bands; red leather label with title in gilt. Panels with parallel gilt lines along bands. Ends of spine are chipped, more so at top. Hinges intact, leather cracked and broken; corners bumped. All edges are sprinkled with red ink. Internal condition is very good. Wilson dedicates the book to Edmund Halley, noted British astronomer. This is a comprehensive work. It went through several editions. The section on solids by William Hume has a separate collation.
Vendeur: Antiquariat Botanicum, ABAA [Lynden, WA, U.S.A.]
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