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BREAKS, Thomas (fl. 1771)
A complete system of land-surveying, both in theory and practice, ... To which is added, The new art of surveying by the plain table. ... To this work is annexed, a true and correct table of the logarithms ... as also a table of the logarithmic sines and tangents ... By Thomas Breaks.
Newcastle upon Tyne printed by T. Saint for W. Charnley, and J. Murray in London, 1771.
[2], ii, 593, [1] p., XVII fold. pl. ; 20.5 cm. (8°)

First edition; the second edition of 1778 is a reissue with cancel title-page and the imprint of J. Murray. The numbering of the plates is irregular, lacking pl. XIII and with a bis pl. XVII. The 'New Art of Surveying', 'Table of the Logarithms' and 'Table of the Logarithmic Sines and Tangents' have divisional title-pages; pagination and register are continuous. ESTC t112950.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-rule borders, gilt-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label, marbled endpapers.

Reference Number 1761


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