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Origin and Development of the Microscope as Illustrated by Catalogues of the Instruments and Accessories in the Royal Microscopical Society, together with Bibliographies of Original Authorities, Preceded by an Historical Survey on the Early Progress..
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Origin and Development of the Microscope as Illustrated by Catalogues of the Instruments and Accessories in the Royal Microscopical Society, together with Bibliographies of Original Authorities, Preceded by an Historical Survey on the Early Progress..

By Disney, Alfred N., in collaboration with Cyril F. Hill and Wilfred E. Watson Baker, Editor

20, Hanover Square, London, W.I: The Royal Microscopical Society , 1928 Title concludes: " Early Progress of Optical Science". Hardback, 155mm x 237mm tall (6" x 9.25" approx.). Pp xii, (including Errata), 303, with 30 text figs. plus 30 plates giving a total of 69 b/w photographs. The original blind-ruled, grey cloth-covered boards with gilt spine title are sunned as usual, but the contents are almost fine. Neat signature of E. Teifi Jones, Feb. 19th 1929 to the front free endpaper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. Lge 8vo..

$71.98

Tables Shewing the Legally Appointed Weight of British Gold and Silver Coin Manufactured Pursuant to Mint Indenture, dated 6th February 1817, and the remedy as to weight allowed thereon; constructed for the use of goldsmiths composing the Jury of the Pyx
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Tables Shewing the Legally Appointed Weight of British Gold and Silver Coin Manufactured Pursuant to Mint Indenture, dated 6th February 1817, and the remedy as to weight allowed thereon; constructed for the use of goldsmiths composing the Jury of the Pyx

By Watherston, James H., Goldsmith

16, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden [ London ]: Privately Published, 1847 Hardback, 130mm x 205mm tall (5" x 8" approx.). 48pp. Almost fine, in the original blind-decorated, green cloth-covered boards. The title continues: "..with Considerations on the Remedy as to Fineness, and suggestions for altering the same. Dedicated to the Wardens of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths". An important and most uncommon work (written at a time when our money was still worth something!). First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/No d/w.

$179.95

The Thursday Shop. An Antique Dealer's Diary
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The Thursday Shop. An Antique Dealer's Diary

By Summers, Anne

Kineton, Warwick: The Roundwood Press Limited, 1969 Hardback, 145mm x 223mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 223pp. Very good, in the original light-brown buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the unclipped & almost fine illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Almost Fine. 8vo..

$11.16

How Shall I Word It? A Letter-Writer For Men And Women [ Given on the front cover as: A Complete Letter Writer...]
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How Shall I Word It? A Letter-Writer For Men And Women [ Given on the front cover as: A Complete Letter Writer...]

By Devereux, G. R. M. Author of 'Etiquette for Men', 'Etiquette for Women', &c.&c.

London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd Hardback, 125mm x 188mm tall (4.75" x 7.5" approx.). Pp viii, 103 + (xiv - adverts, including . Undated, but COPAC suggests 1901-1905 or thereabouts. Light rub to head of spine, 1909 owner's name to upper margin of prelims, and paper stock browned throughout, otherwise sound, in the original red & black-printed pictorial green cloth-covered boards/black title and original price of 1/- to spine, with advert for Fry's Pure Concentrated Cocoa to rear board.. Early Edition. Decorated Cloth. Good/No d/w. Sm 8vo.

$12.24

Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting. A Study of Recent Developments in Great Britain and the United States
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Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting. A Study of Recent Developments in Great Britain and the United States

By Carter, John

New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1948 Hardback, 155mm x 225mm tall (6" x 9" approx.). Pp xxiii, 203, with the decorated bookplate of George G. Wright to the front pastedown. Very good, in the original grey cloth-covered boards/maroon spine title, and with the unclipped but creased and chipped dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Poor. 8vo..

$14.40

Wilkes and Liberty 1768-69 + A Brass Roundel from St. Michael Paternoster Royal + The Fore-Edge Paintings of Stephen and Thomas Lewis + a Complete List of the Seventeenth-Century Newspapers. All contained in The Guildhall Miscellany, No. 8, July 1957
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Wilkes and Liberty 1768-69 + A Brass Roundel from St. Michael Paternoster Royal + The Fore-Edge Paintings of Stephen and Thomas Lewis + a Complete List of the Seventeenth-Century Newspapers. All contained in The Guildhall Miscellany, No. 8, July 1957

By Rudé, George F.E. + Merrifield, Ralph + Kellaway, William + Garrett, K.I. & Grosfils, M.M.

London: Library Committee of the Corporation of London, 1957 198mm x 260mm tall (7.75" x 10.25" approx.). 44pp, including a b/w photo of the brass roundel and 6 of Lewis' fore-edge paintings. Withdrawn and sold from Keele University, with one small label and a single circular stamp-impression to the front cover, otherwise very good, in the original soft-card covers/black title. First Edition. Very Good. 4to..

$18.00

The Marine Chronometer, Its History and Development
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The Marine Chronometer, Its History and Development

By Gould, Lieut-Commander Rupert T., R.N. F.R.G.S.

London: The Holland Press, 1976 Hardback, 150mm x 222mm tall (6" x 9" tall approx.). Pp xvi, 287 with b/w photo frontis. and 39 other b/w photo plates 85 figures on multiple-image plates. Very good, in the original dark-blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. The unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper is sun-faded, but otherwise sound.. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

$71.98

Modern Office Machinery.
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Modern Office Machinery.

By Foster, Leonard F.

London: Gee & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 1929 Title continues: "..Being a practical handbook on the construction, methods of work, etc., of the most modern types of Office Machinery for the use of Principals, Directors, Secretaries, Accountants, Office Managers and others". Hardback 4to. 7.25" x 9.75" tall. Pp xiv, 163 with 111 b/w illustrations. A most comprehensive work detailing the machines to be found in use in offices in the pre-electronic era. Contents include much detail on typewriters, dictating machines, inter-communicating telephones, duplicating machines, addressing machines, calculating machines, accounting machines, sorting and tabulating machines, time recorders, etc. Endpapers lightly spotted and a couple of small oval library stamp impressions to blank areas, otherwise very good in the original blind-ruled, olive green cloth/blind title/gilt spine title.. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w.

$179.95

The Enchanted World of Jessie M. King
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The Enchanted World of Jessie M. King

By White, Colin

Edinburgh: Canongate Publishing Ltd, 1989 Hardback, 220mm x 287mm tall (8.75" x 11.25" tall approx.). Pp xii, 164 with a coloured frontispiece plate, 176 further illustrations in colour, b/w photo & line, and a most useful Biblioraphy. Fine, in the original grey boards/gilt spine title, and with the fine and unclipped colour-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Boards. Fine/Fine. 4to..

$208.74

Clockmaking for the Amateur, Making a Chiming Grandfather Clock. [ originally published as The Musical Clock ]
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Clockmaking for the Amateur, Making a Chiming Grandfather Clock. [ originally published as The Musical Clock ]

By Reeve, Claude B.

Watford, Herts.: Model & Allied Publications. Argus Books Limited, 1980 153mm x 240mm tall (6" x 9.5" approx.). Pp (viii), 125, with a frontispiece plate and 59 further illustrations in b/w & line. Light rubs to spine edges, otherwise very good, in the original colour-illustrated thin card covers. First Edition Thus. Card Covers. Very Good. Lge 8vo..

$28.79

Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Class 27. Coin-Feed Apparatus and the Like. Period A.D. 1897-1900
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Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Class 27. Coin-Feed Apparatus and the Like. Period A.D. 1897-1900

By PATENT OFFICE

London: Patent Office, 1902 185mm x 270mm tall (7.25" x 10.5" approx.). Pp xiv + Errata leaf + 185 + Appendix leaf + 4pp Publisher's adverts, with line-drawn illustrations throughout, Withdrawn and sold by Bradford Library, Patents Department, with a stamp-impression to both covers. Slight chip to spine foot, otherwise very good in the original black-printed paper folders. Coin-operated mechanisms for a wide range of applications.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 4to..

$43.19

Our Weights and Measures. A Guide to Collecting
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Our Weights and Measures. A Guide to Collecting

By Graham, J.T., FITSA

London: Shire Publications Ltd, 1979 150mm x 210mm tall (6" x 8.25" approx.). 32pp with 52 b/w photos depicting dozens of weights, etc. Fine, in the original colour-illustrated soft covers. No. 44 in the Shire Album series.. First Edition. Fine/N/A. 8vo.

$7.20

A Primer of Japanese Sword -Blades
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A Primer of Japanese Sword -Blades

By Robinson, B.W. M.A., B.Litt. Deputy Keeper, British Museum

Leatherhead: Dyer the Printer, for the Author, 1955 Hardback, 170mm x 250mm tall (7" x 9.75" approx.). 95pp, including Errata, plus a map frontispiece, 6 plates with a total of 64 blade types & profiles, and a folding double-page chart showing 216 Japanese Maker's identification ideograms. Withdrawn and sold from Lambeth Library's Reference Section with several stamp impressions to lower blank margins. Very good, in an excellent library-binding of black cloth-covered boards with a gilt spine title.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm 4to..

$64.78

The Tabernacle in the Wilderness; the Shadow of Heavenly Things, with Four Engravings, Coloured, and Inlaid with Gold, Silver, and Brass, According to the Texts of Scripture, with Explanatory Notes
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The Tabernacle in the Wilderness; the Shadow of Heavenly Things, with Four Engravings, Coloured, and Inlaid with Gold, Silver, and Brass, According to the Texts of Scripture, with Explanatory Notes

By Rhind, W.G. [ William Graeme Rhind ]

Paternoster Row [ London ]: Samuel Bagster and Sons, 1860 Hardback, 244mm x 423mm tall (11.25" x 16.75" approx.). Usual erratic pagination for this edition of 2 p. leaves., [iii]-iv, [5]-6, 9-43, [1] p : 4 hand-col. plates (incl. frontispiece.). Some offsetting and feint discolourations to leaves, otherwise good, in a later binding, with new endpapers, of dark-green cloth-covered boards. The original gilt-on-green cloth title label has been preserved and laid-down to the front cover.. Fifth Edition, Revised. Cloth. Good/No d/w. Folio.

$215.94

American Clocks. A Guide to Identification and Prices, Volume 1 [with pricing update to 1995 ]
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American Clocks. A Guide to Identification and Prices, Volume 1 [with pricing update to 1995 ]

By Ly , Tran Duy [with an Introduction by Henry B. Fried and History Paragraphs by Chris H. Bailey ]

Arlington [1989 & 1995]: Arlington Book Company, 1989 Hardback, 220mm x 285mm tall (7.75" x 11.25" approx.). 329pp, illustrated throughout. Almost fine, in the original laminated boards TOGETHER WITH, loosely inserted, the 1995 Price Up-Date booklet, 7.5" x 10" and with 20pp incl. covers.. First Edition. Boards. Almost Fine. 4to..

$79.18

Books !
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Books !

By McCain, Murray & Alcorn, John

London: Jonathan Cape & the National Book League, 1963 Hardback, 125mm x 185mm tall (5" x 7.25"approx.). 48 un-numbered pages, illustrated throughout in colour. A veritable cornucopia of typographic art and design. Previous owner's neat signature to front free endpaper, otherwise almost fine, in the original yellow cloth-covered boards/black & red titles, and with the unclipped and almost fine illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Almost Fine. Illus. by Alcorn, John.

$71.98

The Finding of Saint Augustine's Chair ( St. Augustine's )

By Johnston, James, M.B.Lond ( The Late )

Birmingham: Cornish Brothers, 1898 Hardback, 125mm x 190mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp iv, 98, with a tissue-guarded frontispiece plate and plus four futher engraved plates. Lacking front free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original red cloth-covered boards/black titles, with a captioned vignette of the chair to the front board "The Chair, Now in the Royal Museum Canterbury"... First ( & Only?) Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.

$35.99

Collecting and Restoring Scientific Instruments
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Collecting and Restoring Scientific Instruments

By Pearsall, Ronald

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974 Hardback, 145mm x 222mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 278pp, with 128 illustrations in b/w photograph and line, a useful Glossary; Notes on Prices; lists of American, British & London-based instrument makers, and a short Bibliography . Fine, in the original blue boards/gilt spine title, and with the fine [unclipped and with none of the usual fading], colour-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$40.31

The Noble Jerome Patent 30 Hr. [ Hour ] Brass Weight Movement and Related Movements - SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION
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The Noble Jerome Patent 30 Hr. [ Hour ] Brass Weight Movement and Related Movements - SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION

By Taylor, Snowden. SIGNED

The Westchester Chapter [90], in Association with the Central New York Chapter [58], of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, 1981 218mm x 280mm tall (8.5" x 11" approx.). Pp (ii), 66, with 111 b/w photo illustrations and a text figure. Very good, in the original b/w photo-illustrated white card covers/black title. No. 318 of a signed, limited edition.. Signed by Author. First [& Only ?] Edition. Illus. by with major photography by Timothy S Taylor.

$107.97

Samuel Roberts Clock Maker. An eighteenth century craftsman in a Welsh rural community. W.A. Seaby's Copy
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Samuel Roberts Clock Maker. An eighteenth century craftsman in a Welsh rural community. W.A. Seaby's Copy

By Pryce, W.T.Rees, & Davies, Alun T.

Caerffili: National Museum of Wales Welsh Folk Museum, 1985 Hardback, 170mm x 250mm tall (6.75" x 9.75" approx.). Pp xvii, 450 with 128 text figs. in b/w & colour-photo and line, and a colour-plate frontispiece. Signed, in pencil, to the front free endpaper by W.A. Seaby [Author and expert on numismatics, horology and windmills). Fine, in the original green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the almost fine, unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper. TOGETHER WITH, loosely inserted, a manilla envelope containing b/w photos; copy correspondence and letters signed by both Pryce and Davies, concerning Samuel Roberts' clock No.233, offered for sale at Warwick Antiques Centre in Aug-Sept 1978. A very heavy volume, for which some additional postage may be required. Please ask for details of the cheapest option before placing your order.. With Enclosures signed by the Authors. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Almost Fine. Large 8vo..

$50.39

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