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A COMPLETE KEY TO GUMMERE'S SURVEYING, Samuel Alsop
1 A COMPLETE KEY TO GUMMERE'S SURVEYING Samuel Alsop
Philadelphia Published By Kimber & Sharpless 1841 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; A Complete Key to Gummere's Surveying; In Which the Operations of All the Examples, Not Solved in That Work, Are Exhibited at Large Principally Designed To Facilitate the Labour of Teachers, and To Assist Those Who Have Not the Opportunity of Their Instructions. Pagination: 84 pages plus 4 plates and 2 pages of advertisementsWidth: 6" Height: 9" Condition / Notes: bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered red leather spine label. Book shows moderate external wear, with rubbing at edges and superficial scratches to rear cover. Binding is firm. Pages display foxing. Fold-out plates at rear of volume are intact. [Antique Manual Trigonometry Tables Fold-Out Plates Leather Binding] 35145 
Price: 103.40 USD
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A TREATISE OF SURVEYING: TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A PERSPICUOUS SYSTEM OF PLANE TRIGONOMETRY. THE WHOLE CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED AND ILLUSTRATED BY A LARGE NUMBER OF APPROPRIATE EXAMPLES, PARTICULARLY ADAPTED TO THE USE OF SCHOOLS, Gummere. Kimber & Sharpless,
2 A TREATISE OF SURVEYING: TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A PERSPICUOUS SYSTEM OF PLANE TRIGONOMETRY. THE WHOLE CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED AND ILLUSTRATED BY A LARGE NUMBER OF APPROPRIATE EXAMPLES, PARTICULARLY ADAPTED TO THE USE OF SCHOOLS Gummere. Kimber & Sharpless,
Philadelphia & NY Gummere. Kimber & Sharpless 1843 Fourteenth Edition Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 266, 152 pages; A Treatise of Surveying: to Which is Prefixed a perspicuous System of Plane Trigonometry. The Whole Clearly demonstrated and Illustrated by a Large Number of appropriate Examples, particularly Adapted to the Use of Schools. Carefully revised, and enlarged by the addition of articles on the theodolite, levelling and topography. Bound in tree calf with black leather spine label. Complete with 11 folding plates at rear. Ink and pencil ownerships ffep. Contents tight, endpapers foxed, tp toned, 1st and last few pages foxed. Binding extremities rubbed. Text 206pp. Logs 152pp + plates. Foldout plates largely geometric figures and diagrams , occasional mild foxing but intact with no tears or separations. 31789 
Price: 22.98 USD
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THE SURVEYOR'S VARIATION CHARTS, OR TABLES...EMBRACING MARYLAND, DELAWARE AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, William C. Poole
3 THE SURVEYOR'S VARIATION CHARTS, OR TABLES...EMBRACING MARYLAND, DELAWARE AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA William C. Poole
Washington City Author 1845 Flexible l Very Good with no dust jacket 
Charts; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 24 pages; The Surveyor's Variation Charts, or Tables Approximate Variations of the Compass for Past Time, Extending to 1657: by Which the Practical Surveyor May be Able to Trace the Lines of Old Surveys with Greater Certainty Than by Any Other Method Heretofore Used embracing Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia. This is No 1. Signed and inscribed by author. No copies found. Includes a preface and surveying charts for these areas. Leaves toned but VG. Laid in is a book dealer's catalog description. Full period limp leather wrappers. This copy has been inscribed in ink by the author to James M. Brown, and again by him on the front free endpaper, and dated both times Sept. 12th, 1845. Scarce, no copies located by OCLC. ; Signed by Author 31788 
Price: 117.45 USD
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