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A brief description of the National Grid and reference system. Ordnance Survey Booklet No. 1/45. 10pp 4 diagrams. Good copy. November 1945. £7

A brief description of the National Grid and reference system. Ordnance Survey Booklet No. 1/45. 11pp 4 diagrams. Slightly scuffed cover edges, otherwise a good copy.1946. £4

Catalogue of maps and other publications of the Ordnance Survey. 78pp 10 index diagrams. Good clean copy. 1924. £18

The early years of the Ordnance Survey. Colonel Sir Charles Close. 157pp illus. Reprinted from the Royal Engineers Journal. 1926. £30

Geographical by-ways, and some other geographical essays. Col. Sir Charles Arden-Close. vi 179pp 1947. £14

The Greenwich meridian. Ordnance Survey. 48pp illus. Bright copy. 1984. £10

– Another copy. 2nd edition, 1989. Bright copy. £10

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. Good clean copy, in chipped dustwrapper with neat sellotape repairs. 394pp 27 plates. 1980. £25

Map cover art : a pictorial history of Ordnance Survey cover illustrations. John Paddy Browne. Very popular with everyone. Published by the Ordnance Survey, 144pp illus. bibliog. 1991.

New copy. £9 postage included.

Fuller details and images.

Map making in the Tower of London : Ordnance Survey’s early years. A well illustrated exhibition catalogue with very informative text by Yolande Hodson. 48pp. New copy.1991. £6

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. Contains a useful 14 page chronology of the OS. Ordnance Survey. 1934. Reprinted 1950. Covers detached and spine rubbed. Internally good. £10

The Old Series Ordnance Survey maps of England and Wales.

Introduction by J.B. Harley and Yolande O’Donoghue. Superb reproductions of early states of the first Ordnance Survey maps, with an introductory essay and cartobibliography.

Volume 2. Devon, Cornwall & West Somerset. 1977, xliv, 66 pages of maps. Internally excellent, in bright dustwrapper. £28

Volume 3. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and parts of Berkshire, Dorset, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. 1981, liv, 80 pages of maps. Internally excellent, cartobibliography neatly annotated in pencil by previous owner. £18

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 with slightly dusty covers. 1969. £8

– Another copy. Good copy, with brown paper covering. £7

An outline of the history and revision of 25-inch Ordnance Survey plans. Captain J.C.T. Willis. 18 pages 9 plates. Good clean copy with slightly scuffed and faded cover. 1932. Reprinted 1950. £14

Projections and origins : collected writings of Brian Adams. Edited by Roger Hellyer and Chris Higley. iv 116 pages illus. As new. 2006. £7

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. £40

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. £10

Survey computations to be used in conjunction with the Text Book of topographical surveying (third edition). ix 144 pages illus. Good, with scuffed covers. Second Edition, 1932. Pocket contains : Geodetic tables for the Clarke 1858 figure in feet for latitudes 0º to 70º. £18

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. Clean copy with slightly scuffed spine. 1925. £15

– Another copy – Well used in scruffy covers. £10

The woodlands and marshlands of England. H.A. Wilcox . 55pp. With two 1:1M coloured OS map, Hi 110.B.4. Good clean copy.1933. £16

Bundle of booklets :

Ordnance Survey 1791-1991. Official bicentenary all colour brochure.1991.

Ordnance Survey : its history and work. Small booklet [1970s].

The post-war programme of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. Major General G. Cheetham. (From Empire Survey Review 1945)

The Projection for Ordnance Survey maps and plans and the National Reference System. 1951, reprinted.

Tower of London, 26 June 1991. Six page, full colour brochure of the Ordnance Survey Bi-Centenary event.

£12 the bundle