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Surveying.- Leigh (Valentine) The Moste Profitable and commendable science, of Surveying of Landes, Tenementes, and Hereditamentes, first edition, largely printed in black letter, small woodcut device on title, woodcut diagrams and initials, with blank A4, folding table for measuring lands (two conjoined sheets) but lacking the other folding table in Latin (supplied in facsimile but with only one sheet of two, as confirmed in loosely-inserted T.L.s. from Bernard Quaritch Ltd. dated 1928), title with faint trace of early ink signature at head and small paper flaw hole to outer margin, lightly browned, eighteenth century sheep-backed marbled boards, a little worn and stained, spine ends chipped, [STC 15416; cf.Fussell I, p.7, variant Jennings imprint], small 4to, Imprinted at London for Andrew Maunsell, 1577.

⁂ Scarce. ESTC records 6 locations (including this one) in the UK and 3 in America.

Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date 1928.

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Surveying.- Leigh (Valentine) The Moste Profitable and

Estimate £1,000 - £1,500
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing