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Surveying.- Benese (Richard) The Boke of measuryng of Lande as well of Woodland as Plowland, & pasture in the feelde: & to compt the true nombre of Acres of the same, collation: A-G8, printed in black letter, title within woodcut border, woodcut illustration on verso of A6, numerous woodcut diagrams, trimmed close at top edge, occasionally just touching headline, title lightly soiled, early 20th century polished mottled calf, gilt, g.e., upper cover cleanly detached, [STC 1875], 8vo, Impynted [sic] at London, by Thomas Colwell, [?1563].

⁂ An early edition of the second English book on surveying. The last comparable copy (dated ?1565) appeared at auction in 1982 (£880). Edited by Thomas Paynell, whose name appears at the top of the preface.
Rothamsted acquisition date 1915.

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Surveying.- Benese (Richard) The Boke of measuryng of

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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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