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Surveying.- Benese (Richard) This boke sheweth the maner of measurynge of all maner of lande, as well of woodlande, as of lande in the felde, first edition, collation: +4 A-Y4 2A-2C4, entirely printed in lack letter, title within woodcut architectural border, woodcut diagrams, many partly highlighted with red, a few ink annotations, occasional minor soiling, modern calf, [STC 1873], small 4to, Prynted in Southwarke in Saynt Thomas hospitall, by me James Nicolson, 1537.

⁂ A fine and complete copy of the first edition of the second English book on surveying, which seldom appears at auction. Benese (d.1546) was the last prior of the Augustinian monastery at Merton, south London.

Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date 1932.

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Surveying.- Benese (Richard) This boke sheweth the

Estimate £2,000 - £3,000
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing