1828 The Theory and Practice of Surveying & Surveyor Math Book Robert Gibson

For auction is "The Theory and Practice of Surveying, Containing All the Instructions Requisite for the Skillful Practice of the Art,

by Robert Gibson, Illustrated by Copper Plates Newly Arranged, Improved and Enlarged, with Useful Selections and a New Set of Accurate Mathematical tables, by James Ryan, New York, Printed by J. & J. Harper, 1828.

This leather bound book is 8.75 x 5.5 inches and about 437 pages in length, with an additional section of fold out charts.

The leather binding is scuffed up and has some edge wear, but is still sound and in good condition. The pages inside are complete and intact with foxing throughout and several pages with heavy foxing, but everything is still quite readable. The fold out charts appear to be present with some creasing and margin wear in a few places. There is a rear end paper that is torn and mostly loose. The early owner, Thomas Beer of Pittsburgh, has written his name and done some calculations on some of the blank end papers.

Overall, this early American surveying book is in good condition for its 185 years.

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