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Surveying.- Rathborne (Aaron) The Surveyor in Foure bookes, first edition, fine engraved title by William Hole, 2 engraved portraits, that of the author cut and laid down as frontispiece, woodcut illustrations and diagrams, occasional light marginal water-staining, a few spots and marks, later calf, joints cracked, [STC 20748; Fussell I, pp.22-23], folio, by W. Stansby for W. Burre, 1616.

⁂ The first comprehensive English textbook on surveying, the work is divided into four parts: Geometry; Problems in Geometry; the application of parts 1 and 2 to the measurement of land; and a legal section dealing with the problems of the manor.

Rothamsted acquisition date not noted.

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Surveying.- Rathborne (Aaron) The Surveyor in Foure

Estimate £1,500 - £2,000
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London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing