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    Three Early Books on Surveying, including: Samuel Wyld. The Practical Surveyor, or, the Art of Land- Measuring Made Easy. London: J. Hooke and J. Sisson, 1725. First edition. Octavo. xv, 182 pages. Folding engraved frontispiece illustrating some of the newest surveying tools. Five additional folding plates, illustrating surveying practices. Many charts throughout. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked. Some tape stains to pastedowns and free endpapers. Bookplate of previous owner (Parker, of Park Hall Esq.r.) along with inked notation at top of title page ("from Park Hall"). [and:] Robert Gibson. A Treatise of Practical Surveying; Which is Demonstrated From its First Principles: Wherein Every Thing That is Useful and Curious in That Art is Fully Considered and Explained.... Dublin: P. Wogan, 1785. Fifth edition. Octavo. 326 pages. Twelve folding plates. Full mottled calf. Title label on spine with gilt lettering. Marbled edges. Leather dry and flaking. Library plate on front pastedown. Inked name to front free endpaper. Inked notation on rear free endpaper. [and:] John Gummere. A Treatise on Surveying, Containing the Theory and Practice: to Which is Prefixed a Perspicuous System of Plane Trigonometry. Philadelphia: Kimber & Sharpless, 1843. Fourteenth edition. Octavo. 266 pages, with 152 additional pages of charts and tables. Eleven folding plates. Full mottled calf. Title label on spine with gilt lettering. Slight foxing and toning to pages. Foxing to plates. Inked names of previous owners on front free endpaper. All three volumes in very good condition.

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