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Agricultural secrets of the sixteenth century

ZOPPINO, Niccolò, 1520. 
£9,000

The first text on surveying printed in English

FITZHERBERT, [?Anthony or John], 1539. 
£7,000

A sea of stories

COMMIN, Vincent, probable translator, 1552. 
£24,000

The rare works of Cieza de Leon and Gomara bound in one volume

CIEZA DE LEON, Pedro, and LOPEZ DE GOMARA, Francisco, 1560. 
£20,000

See that your vines are well married”

COPLAND, Wyllyam [William], 1565. 
£40,000

One of only two known examples complete with maps

ANANIA, Giovanni Lorenzo d’, 1573. 
£35,000

Adrichom’s Holy Land in superb contemporary hand-colour

ADRICHOM, Christiaan van, 1590. 
£25,000

Blagrave’s great universal instrument

BLAGRAVE, John, 1590. 
£5,000

The fourth edition of Leigh’s science of surveying

LEIGH, Valentine, 1592. 
£5,500

No wood no kingdome”

STANDISH, Arthur, 1611. 
£5,000

Surveyors are odious to farmers”

C[HURCHE], R[ooke], 1612. 
£12,000

Taking a Standish against deforestation

STANDISH, Arthur, 1613. 
£6,500
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