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Surveying.- Leigh (Valentine) The Moste Profitable and commendable science, of Surveying of Landes, Tenementes, and Hereditamentes, first edition, variant issue, largely printed in black letter, small woodcut device on title, woodcut diagrams and initials, blank leaf A4 present, 2 folding tables in Latin conjoined to form one, ?lacking the folding table for measuring land (2 conjoined sheets), two lower corners defective but with no loss of text, early 20th century calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, small ticket of Myers & Co., [STC 15416a; Fussell I, p.7], small 4to, Imprinted at London for Miles Jennings, 1577.

⁂ Scarce. ESTC locates 5 copies (including this one) in the UK and 2 in America. The other issue of this date has Andrew Maunsell in the imprint (see previous lot). ESTC calls for 3 folding tables in the Maunsell printing and only one in this one, but this would appear to be an error. The few auction records generally mention 2 folding tables but this is presumably because both are formed of 2 conjoined sheets.

Provenance: John Bradshawe (contemporary signature on title).

Rothamsted acquisition date 1918.

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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
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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