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12A West Street
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 4JX
Contact Tom Lintern-Mole
Telephone 01929 556656
Mobile 07921 151496
Specialists Antiquarian Books, Manuscripts c.1500-1900, Early Printed Books, Military and Maritime, Law, Fine Bindings, Illustrated, Travel
Antiquates Ltd
Stand D14

WITH TWO ADDITIONAL LEAVES.

WING, Vincent.

Geodaetes Practicus: or, the art of surveying. Surveyed and laid out in a more Accurate, Plain, and Expeditious Plat, than hath hitherto been performed..., London. Printed by Wil. Leybourn, for George Sawbridge, 1664.

8vo. [16], 220, [4], 221-325pp, [1]. Without terminal blank, but with two additional leaves ('An advertisement (upon after-thoughts) of somewhat carelessly passed over in the Additament...by the Authour') placed between P6 and 7. Numerous woodcuts to text, folding engraved plate (map of Rutland, part of) and engraved chart. Contemporary calf, worn, neatly rebacked to style with contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Manuscript ink inscription of John Dudley to FEP, with further notes to verso of title and rear endpapers, including surveying diagrams and a sparse index. Browning to title. Occasional marginalia, some spotting, and shaving to running titles, tables on fore-edge of M2, small rust hole to N7, both with slight loss.

Note
The rare first edition, with two extra inserted leaves, of Vincent Wing's groundbreaking guide to land and quantity surveying; one of the earliest to be produced explicitly for the use of tradesmen such as 'Masons, Carpenters, Joyners, Brick-layers, Glasiers, Painters &c' as well as 'Surveyors, Architects, Engineers', and illustrating many useful instruments used in the trade.

ESTC locates only five copies in British libraries (Birmingham Central, BL, Cambridge Trinity, Cambridge Gonville and Caius, Science Museum) and just five further elsewhere (Folger, Huntington, LOC, Michigan and Pennsylvania VPD).

Bibliography
Wing W2991.

Edition
First edition.
£2,500