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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 17,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
Up for auction , we have a set of extraordinary vintage civil engineering books called UNITED STATES LAND SURVEYS, parts 1 & 2 , by John B. Cleary & I.C.S. Staff, published in 1947 by the International Textbook Company. First and foremost, the books contain a marvelous collection of 53 illustrations, and without exaggeration, these are some of the best illustrations of this type that you will ever see! This is a two-book-set of softcovers with brown wraps, measuring in at 5x7½, with 168 pages in total. The text throughout is very detailed, charming, and well-written, and the contents include:
Rectangular System of Dividing Land; Marking Corners and Lines; Field Notes and Official Plat; Subdivision of Sections; Retracements and Resurveys; Deeds, etc.
So many wondrous old-timey ideas ..and certainly the books are even more detailed than this! I've scanned in several of the illustrations, so as to give you a sense of the books, but (as they say) you really do have to see it to believe it. The books are in very good condition overall - the pages are clean and bright, and the books are holding together very well, and looking very good both inside and out. Feel free to have a look at my other auctions as well - I have a great number of these books up and running now, and I will combine shipping costs to save you as much money as possible. Thanks again for looking, good luck, and all the best to you!