Ordnance Survey books : Used copies

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. Abstracts of the principal lines of spirit levelling in England and Wales. Colonel Sir Henry James. 2 vols. Vol 1 : xii 624 pages. Internally a good clean copy, with the odd small annotation, good sound cover with slight splits at top of spine. Overall, a good clean copy. Vol 2 : Plates, 24 plates of graphs and one index diagram. Contents and cover in good condition. Volume 1 is essentially a list of bench marks, where they were cut, their altitude and the Ordnance Survey sheet they appear on. Ordnance Survey. 1861. Sold
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. A brief description of the National Grid and reference system. Ordnance Survey Booklet No. 1/45. 10pp 4 diagrams. November 1945. 7.00
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. A brief description of the National Grid and reference system. Ordnance Survey Booklet No. 1/45. 11pp 4 diagrams. 1946. 4.00
. Another copy. Reprinted 1947. 4.00
. Another copy. Reprinted 1949. 4.00
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. Catalogue of maps and other publications of the Ordnance Survey. 78pp 10 index diagrams. Slightly dusty. 1924. Sold
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. The early years of the Ordnance Survey. Colonel Sir Charles Close. 157pp illus. Reprinted from the Royal Engineers Journal. Slightly chipped dustwrapper (map on reverse showing Roy's birthplace). 1926. 40.00
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. Geodetic tables for the Clarke 1858 figure in feet for latitudes 0º to 70º. War Office. 21 pages. Good clean copy. 1932. Sold
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. Geodimeter measurement of the Ridge Way and Caithness bases, 1953. Major I.C.C. Mackenzie. iii 48 pages illus. Ordnance Survey Professional papers, New series No.19. Nice bright copy. 1954. Sold
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. Geographical by-ways, and some other geographical essays. Col. Sir Charles Arden-Close. vi 179pp 1947. 20.00
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. The Greenwich meridian. Ordnance Survey. 48pp illus. 1984. 14.00
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. The Greenwich meridian. Ordnance Survey. 2nd ed. 48pp illus. 1989. 14.00
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. A history of the Ordnance Survey. Edited by W.A. Seymour. A scholarly history, with sections written by leading authorities of the day. A standard reference work originally published at £35. 394pp 27 plates. Good clean copy, spine slightly damaged at the top, with repaired dustwrapper. 1980. 27.50
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. The land of Britain : its use and misuse. L. Dudley Stamp. 3rd Edition (enlarged). viii, 546 pages, numerous maps and diagrams. A summary of the work and findings of the first Land Utilisation Survey undertaken mainly in 1931-33, with an update on changes between 1948-1962. Good clean condition in slightly chipped dustwrapper. 1962. Sold
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. The map collector, number 54, Spring 1991. (Special Ordnance Survey bicentenary edition; articles by Yolande Hodson, Tim Nicholson, Richard Oliver) 72pp illus. 1991. 6.00
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. The map market in Great Britain. B.D. Drewitt. v 103 pages, map extracts. (Ordnance Survey Professional Papers. New series 28) Ordnance Survey. Nice bright copy. 1975. Sold
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. The measurement of the Ridge Way and Caithness bases, 1951-1952. Major M.H. Cobb. iv 38 pages illus. Ordnance Survey Professional papers, New series No.18. Nice bright copy. 1954. 18.00
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. The National Plans (the ten-foot, five-foot, twenty-five-inch and six-inch scales). Brigadier H. St.J.L. Winterbotham. (OS Professional Paper, New Series No. 16). 112pp 21 plates chronology. Very bright copy. Ordnance Survey. 1934, reprinted 1950. 40.00
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. The National Plans (the ten-foot, five-foot, twenty-five-inch and six-inch scales). Brigadier H. St.J.L. Winterbotham. (OS Professional Paper, New Series No. 16). 112pp 21 plates chronology. Front cover and first few pages slightly clipped. Ordnance Survey. 1934. 35.00
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. The National Plans (the ten-foot, five-foot, twenty-five-inch and six-inch scales). Brigadier H. St.J.L. Winterbotham. (OS Professional Paper, New Series No. 16). 112pp 21 plates chronology. Clean copy with front cover detached, spine rubbed. Ordnance Survey. 1934, reprinted 1950. 20.00
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. Another copy. Both covers detached and spine rubbed. Internally good. 15.00
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. Notes on the minor trigonometrical work of the Ordnance Survey compiled under the direction of Colonel C.F. Close. 84 pages illus. Good clean copy in card covers, which are weak at the spine. 1913, revised 1928. 24.00
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. Notes on the minor trigonometrical work of the Ordnance Survey compiled under the direction of Colonel C.F. Close. 135 pages illus. Good clean copy in card covers. 1913, revised 1933. Sold
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. The Old Series Ordnance Survey maps of England and Wales. Set.. Superb reproductions of early states of the first Ordnance Survey maps, with an introductory essay and cartobibliography. Harry Margary. SET of Volumes 1-8. All books are in very good, bright condition. All have dust wrappers, which are generally in nice bright condition, though most have a crease down the spine. Overall, a nice bright clean set, including the scarcer volumes. Sold
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. The Old Series Ordnance Survey maps of England and Wales, Volume 1. Introduction by J.B. Harley and Yolande O'Donoghue. Kent, Essex, E. Sussex and S. Suffolk. Superb reproductions of early states of the first Ordnance Survey maps, with an introductory essay and cartobibliography. xl, 47 double page spreads of maps. Internally excellent, very slightly scuffed cover edges. Lacks dustwrapper. Overall, a nice bright copy. 1975. Sold
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. The Old Series Ordnance Survey maps of England and Wales, Volume 2. Introduction by J.B. Harley and Yolande O'Donoghue. Devon, Cornwall & West Somerset. Superb reproductions of early states of the first Ordnance Survey maps, with an introductory essay and cartobibliography. 1977, xliv, 66 pages of maps. Internally excellent, in bright dustwrapper. Sold.
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. Volume 2, another copy. Internally excellent with very light foxing to early pages. Bright dustwrapper. 25.00.
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. Volume 2, another copy. Internally excellent in scuffed and slightly dusty dustwrapper. Sold.
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. Volume 2, another copy. Internally excellent in very slightly scuffed covers. No dustwrapper. 25.00.
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. The Old Series Ordnance Survey maps of England and Wales, Volume 3. Introduction by J.B. Harley and Yolande O'Donoghue. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and parts of Berkshire, Dorset, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. Superb reproductions of early states of the first Ordnance Survey maps, with an introductory essay and cartobibliography. 1981, liv, 80 pages of maps. Internally excellent, bright dustwrapper. Sold.
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. Volume 3, another copy. Internally excellent with slightly scuffed dustwrapper. Sold.
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. Volume 3, another copy. Internally excellent, cartobibliography neatly annotated in pencil by previous owner, lacks dustwrapper. 20.00.
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. Volume 3, another copy. Internally excellent, lacks dustwrapper. Sold.
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. The Old Series Ordnance Survey maps of England and Wales, Volume 4. Introductory essay by J.B. Harley. Carto-bibliography by J.B. and B.A.D. Manterfield. Beds, Bucks, Glos., Middx, Oxon, Worcs, and parts of Berks, Cambs, Hereford, Herts, Hunts, Leics, Mon, N'hants, Salop, Somerset, Surrey, Warws and Wilts. 1986, lxiv, 96 pages of maps. Internally excellent, nice bright cover, lacking dustwrapper. Sold.
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. Ordnance Survey 1791-1991. Ordnance Survey (Official bicentenary all colour brochure) 16pp illus. 1991. 4.00
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. Ordnance Survey gazetteer of Great Britain : giving the National Grid references to all features named on the 17 Ordnance Survey quarter-inch maps. 80 pages, indexes to quarter-inch and one-inch series. Good clean condition. 1969. 12.50
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. Ordnance Survey in Ireland : an illustrated record. iv 104pp illus. bibliog. Nice concise account of mapping in Ireland. 1991. Sold.
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. Ordnance Survey : its history and work. 9 pages illus. Small booklet, excellent condition. Ordnance Survey. [1970s]. 4.00
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. Ordnance Survey maps : a descriptive manual. J.B.Harley. 200pp 40 plates illus. bibliog. All large and small scale maps available in 1975 are described. A wealth of historical and technical information. A standard reference work. Page edges of closed book are discoloured, not visible on open pages. Thus, cover and internally excellent. 1975. 18.00
. The Ordnance Survey one-inch map of England and Wales, Third Edition (large sheet series) : a map study monograph. Guy Messenger. iv 252pp illus. The original history and cartobibliography of this series. Still of use and interest. 1988. Cover detached from text. 17.50
. Ordnance Survey : past, present and future. Proceedings of the symposium to celebrate the Ordnance Survey bicentenary, held at the Royal Geographical Society, London on 23 May 1991. Survey and Mapping Alliance. c110pp. 1991. Sold
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. An outline of the history and revision of 25-inch Ordnance Survey plans. Captain J.C.T. Willis. 18 pages illus. Good clean copy in slightly rubbed cover. 1932, reprinted 1950. Sold
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. The overhaul of the 1:2500 County Series maps. iv 30 pages illus. (Ordnance Survey Professional Papers. New Series 25) Good clean copy. 1972. Sold
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. Popular maps : the Ordnance Survey Popular Edition one-inch map of England and Wales 1919-1926. Yolande Hodson. Destined to become a classic work and example of how to write the history of a map series. Full of information, easy to read and very well illustrated. Various check lists. xv 411pp illus. bibliog. 1999. Slightly faded spine. Sorry, sold.
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. The post-war programme of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. Major General G. Cheetham. (From Empire Survey Review 1945) 9pp. Printed by the OS. 1946. 3.50
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. A preliminary list of Ordnance Survey one-inch district and tourist maps, and selected precursors in the British Library. K.S. Cook and R.P. McIntosh. 68pp. As new. 1991. 10.00
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. Printed maps of Sussex 1575-1900. David Kingsley. xxxvii 439pp bibliog. As new. 1982. 15.00
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. Projections and origins : collected writings of Brian Adams. Edited by Roger Hellyer and Chris Higley. iv 116 pages illus. As new. 2006. 7.50
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. Public boundaries and Ordnance Survey 1840-1980 : abridged version for use by O.S. surveyors. J.R.S. Booth. c.175 pages. The essential information from the full 1980 publication of 451 pages. Ordnance Survey,1982. Sold.
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. Re-levelling of London : Commenced January, 1931 : Abstracts of secondary lines : (giving values in advance of publication, on Newlyn datum, for use with existing large scale maps). Brigadier H.St.J.L. Winterbotham. 51 pages, internally very nice, with slightly dusty front cover. (O.S.O.-8473-1000-7-32.) Ordnance Survey. 1932. Sold
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. Re-levelling of Greater London, (1931-34) : Vol. XV of the Abstracts of bench marks (values are given on the Newlyn datum, and are published in book form because the large-scale plans will not be revised and published for some time). 20 pages. Good clean copy. (O.S.O.-3270-250-10-35.) Ordnance Survey. 1935. Sold
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. Re-levelling of Greater London, (1931-34) : Vol. XVII of the Abstracts of bench marks (values are given on the Newlyn datum, and are published in book form because the large-scale plans will not be revised and published for some time). Brigadier H.St.J.L. Winterbotham. 18 pages 1 plate. Internally clean with slightly dusty cover and first blank page. (O.S.O.-3270-250-3-34.) Ordnance Survey. 1934. Sold
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. Report of the Departmental Committee appointed ...to inquire into the pay and classification of the Ordnance Survey staff. Cd. 5825 28pp, Minutes of Evidence. 214pp. Disbound from annual volume, hence no covers. Nice condition. 1911. 70.00
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. Report of the Inter-departmental Committee on Survey Staffs. 21 pages, clean with scruffy but sound covers. Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (Ordnance Survey). 1950. 15.00
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. Rules and regulations (in abridged form) of the Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey. 22pp. 1938. Sold
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. A stereocomparator technique for aerial triangulation. D.W.G. Arthur. iv 59 pages illus. Ordnance Survey Professional papers, New series No.20. Nice bright copy. 1955. Sold
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. Survey computations to be used in conjunction with the Text Book of topographical surveying (third edition). ix 144 pages illus. Good clean copy. Second Edition, 1932. Sold
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. Text book of topographical and geographical surveying. Col. Sir Charles Close, revised by Captain E.W. Cox. 2nd ed. v 412pp 42 plates illus. Star charts in pocket. This edition contains the only known example of the experimental Lake District map. Nice bright copy. 1913. Sold
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. Text book of topographical and geographical surveying. Edited by Col. Sir Charles Close and Col. H.St.J.L. Winterbotham. 3rd ed. iv 366pp 30 plates illus. Star charts in pocket. Well used in scruffy covers. 1925. 18.00
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. Tower of London, 26 June 1991. A six page, full colour brochure of photographs of the Ordnance Survey Bi-Centenary event in London, opened by the Queen. [Ordnance Survey]. [1991]. 4.00
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. The woodlands and marshlands of England. H.A. Wilcox . 55pp. With two 1:1M coloured OS map, Hi 110.B.4. 1933. 30.00

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