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Surveying.- Leybourn (William) The Compleat Surveyor: Containing the whole Art of Surveying of Land, by the Plain Table, Theodolite, Circumferentor, and Peractor, first edition, engraved portrait frontispiece, title in red and black within typographic border, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams, foxing and soiling, one small burn-hole in text, I1 with circular piece cut from margin, affecting ruled border but not text, contemporary calf, worn, [Wing L1907], folio, Printed by R. and W. Leybourn, for E. Brewster and G. Sawbridge, 1653.

⁂ Quite scarce at auction, the work was first issued under the pseudonym of Oliver Wallinby and under the title Planometria, or the Whole Art of Surveying Land, in 1650 (see lot 271). In 1666 Leybourn was one of six surveyors given the task of measuring the damage caused by the Great Fire of London.

Provenance: Anthony Methwin (several ink inscriptions to endpapers, one at end dated 1669).

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Surveying.- Leybourn (William) The Compleat Surveyor:

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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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