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Manuel de l’Arpenteur.
- 21 folding engraved plates. xii, [13]-354, [2] pp. & a 4-page publisher’s catalogue at end. 8vo, cont. cat’s paw calf, spine nicely gilt. Paris: C.A. Jombert, 1770. [bound with]:—. Supplément au Manuel de l’Arpenteur. Eleven engraved plates (8 are folding). viii, 143 pp.; 252, [4] pp. Two parts in one vol. 8vo, cont. mottled calf, spine nicely gilt. Paris: Brunet, 1775. First edition of this rare work on land surveying which was one of the standard books of its time on the subject. Ginet, "Arpenteur royal en la Maîtrise des Eaux & Forêts de Paris & Isle-de-France," describes the various methods of surveying and preparing maps and has provided a very valuable dictionary of terms used in surveying (pp. 284-322 in Vol. I), and numerous tables. The second part of Vol. II is devoted to the construction and use of a four-legged compass of proportion. A fine but slightly unmatched set. ? François de Dainville, "Enseignement des ‘Géographes’ et des ‘Géomètres’," in Enseignement et diffusion des sciences en France au dix-huitième siècle (René Taton, ed.), pp. 490-91. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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