The Makers of Surveying Instruments Since 1700 - Original 2 Volume Set. Charles E. Smart.
The Makers of Surveying Instruments Since 1700 - Original 2 Volume Set
The Makers of Surveying Instruments Since 1700 - Original 2 Volume Set
The Makers of Surveying Instruments Since 1700 - Original 2 Volume Set

The Makers of Surveying Instruments Since 1700 - Original 2 Volume Set

Troy, New York: Regal Art Press 1967. First Edition. Vol 1: xxiv, 182 pages, plus colored frontispiece. Original beige cloth with minor soiling. Published in 1962. Vol 2: xxv-xxvi, 183-282 pages. Original red pebbled cloth. Published in 1967. The first volume INSCRIBED by author Smart to Louis P Booz of Perth Amboy NJ in 1964 (his ownership sticker affixed with old cello-tape to the front flyleaf). This reference has been reprinted 2 other times. The original was reprinted in 1968 as a single volume with a combined index. Martino also reprinted this reference as a single volume. Although both reprints are good, we prefer this first edition set because of the use of line drawings, reproductions, and photographs which help document the instruments, and which do not reproduce as cleanly as the original. Useful for anyone studying or collecting American Made surveying instruments, it is a standard reference with documentation about various makers, sources and dates of various locations of said makers, and other then current knowledge of these oft overlooked makers. Even given it's publication date, this is still a useful reference and one that belongs on every collector or dealer of these instruments. Very Good. Hard Cover. [17230]


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