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Surveying.- Digges (Leonard) A Booke named Tectonicon, woodcut illustration on title, woodcut illustrations, diagrams, initials and decorations, 2 folding tables, washed and pressed, first few leaves slightly frayed, early 20th century red crushed morocco, gilt, [STC 6854], small 4to, Imprinted by Felix Kyngston, 1625.

⁂ Scarce edition of this practical treatise on land surveying, first published in 1566. It describes the construction and use of three important instruments for determining distances - the geometrical square on the side of a ruler, the carpenter's square, and the cross-staff.
ESTC locates 4 copies in the UK and only private collections, no institutional holdings in N. America.

Provenance: Sir Roger Twysden (ink name on title, dated 1628). Twysden (1597-1672) was an English antiquary and politician who lived at Roydon Hall in Kent "creating a park...and engaging in extensive planting of trees." (Oxford DNB)
Rothamsted acquisition date 1926.

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Surveying.- Digges (Leonard) A Booke names Tectonicon,

Estimate £600 - £800
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing