Rare mine surveying book by Sopwith, Thomas; A Treatise on Isometrical Drawing, as Applicable to Geological and Mining Plans . . With Details of Improved Methods of Preserving Plans and Records of Subterranean Operations in Mining Districts.

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Sopwith, Thomas; A Treatise on Isometrical Drawing, as Applicable to Geological and Mining Plans . . . . With Details of Improved Methods of Preserving Plans and Records of Subterranean Operations in Mining Districts. 2nd Ed., London, John Weale, 1838. Octavo, pp. xxiii, 2, 224, 35 engraved plates.

The text is complete and in a modern full calf with gilt titles, text untrimmed, clean and bright. In very good condition.

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Sopwith, (1803-1879), an English mining engineer and geologist, is noted for his studies of the mining regions of England, especially in the regions of Northumberland, Durham and Forest of Dean. He authored two major studies on mines in these regions. He also wrote what was then considered the definitive civil engineering and surveying text for mining engineers and colliers. The work is extremely scare since many of the copies were put to the intended use as a reference work while in the field.