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Hoppus's Practical Measurer or Measuring Made Easy publ 1855 Thomas Allman & Son leather bound

£30.00

Product description

Publisher: Thos. Allman & Son, Holborn-Hill, printer William Walker, Otley, 1855. Hardback, 207 pages. Fold out illustration opposite title page and many measurement tables within the text. Cover, in brown, embossed leather covering with gilt titling to spine, is in scruffy but fair condition commensurate with age. Bumping to corners, a closed tear along lower spine, rubbing to spine and front and a 1 inch tear at top of spine with some loss and exposing binding and top 2 inches of leather covering has separated from front board, although still relatively firmly attached. Internally the book is in fair condition for its age with reasonably firm binding, some foxing and tanning throughout, a few corner creases and a couple of tears along spine. Binding loosening at front endpaper but overall firmness of book is not significantly compromised. A rare, fascinating and useful little book packed with examples and measurement tables which was clearly used daily and no doubt greatly valued by its owner as an essential tool of the trade during the heyday of the Victorian craftsmen and builders - a direct link to everyday working life in the mid-Victorian period! Useful examples regarding measurement of timber (solid and planks) and stone, glaziers work and even on the freighting of ships.

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Author(s):
Hoppus
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
207
Publisher:
Thos. Allman & Son, Holborn-Hill, printer William Walker, Otley, 1855.
Title:
Hoppus's Practical Measurer or Measuring Made Easy

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Publisher: Thos. Allman & Son, Holborn-Hill, printer William Walker, Otley, 1855. Hardback, 207 pages. Fold out illustration opposite title page and many measurement tables within the text. Cover, in brown, embossed leather covering with gilt titling to spine, is in scruffy but fair condition commensurate with age. Bumping to corners, a closed tear along lower spine, rubbing to spine and front and a 1 inch tear at top of spine with some loss and exposing binding and top 2 inches of leather covering has separated from front board, although still relatively firmly attached. Internally the book is in fair condition for its age with reasonably firm binding, some foxing and tanning throughout, a few corner creases and a couple of tears along spine. Binding loosening at front endpaper but overall firmness of book is not significantly compromised. A rare, fascinating and useful little book packed with examples and measurement tables which was clearly used daily and no doubt greatly valued by its owner as an essential tool of the trade during the heyday of the Victorian craftsmen and builders - a direct link to everyday working life in the mid-Victorian period! Useful examples regarding measurement of timber (solid and planks) and stone, glaziers work and even on the freighting of ships.

Author(s):
Hoppus
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
207
Publisher:
Thos. Allman & Son, Holborn-Hill, printer William Walker, Otley, 1855.
Title:
Hoppus's Practical Measurer or Measuring Made Easy

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