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Survey of India, Professional Paper No. 28. Scarce. Major Guy Bomford (1899-1996) was commissioned in the British army in 1917 serving in France and saw action in the North West Frontier, India in 1919 with the 2nd Queen Victoria's Sappers and Miners. Later he was posted to the Survey of India. He was one of the first geodesists in the world to recognise the importance of the relatively large height variations of the geoid. In this important work Bomford proposed a new approach to solve triangulation issues for the Indian subcontinent.
Dealer Notes
viii, 109 pp; col frontis map, 13 plates (6 col, 7 b/w)
Orig. paper covered boards (280x180mm), corners slightly bumped. Ink annotation to top of plate 12. Presentation letter from the Surveyor General of India, E.D. Wheeler, to Lt. Col. K. Mason, loosely inserted. Kenneth Mason (1882-1976) was a British soldier, geographer, mountaineer, and first statutory professor of Geography at University of Oxford. Owner's name to endpaper.
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Author Bomford, G. (Guy)
Date 1939
Condition Very good
Pages viii, 109

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