1802 A Complete Treatise of Land Surveying, By the Chain, Cross, and Offset Staffs Only
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Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Very Scarce
The very scarce second edition of this work.
Illustrated with seven folding plates and maps.
The final leaf contains the erratum and directions to the binder.
'A Complete Treatise of Land Surveying' is an impressively extensive treatise on land surveying, its importance and usage.
The author, William Davis, starts this work by describing geometrical definitions and problems, laying out the maths needed for land surveying. He then explains in great but accessible detail about situations in which land surveying is used, including measuring water, land, hay, and many other agricultural uses.
In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Extremities are worn with loss of leather. A little discolouration and some rubbing to the boards and to the joints. Hinges are starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned with some spots, including to the folding plates.Tidemark to the first and last few pages, and to gathering P.
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