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From Ship to Shore. The Biography of William Schermuly and The History of the Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Ltd.
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From Ship to Shore. The Biography of William Schermuly and The History of the Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Ltd.

By Thompson, C.R., Compiler, Preface by C.D. Schermuly & with a Tribute by Admiral Lord Mountevens, K.C.B., D.S.O., LL.D.

London: Privately Published, 1946 207mm x 282mm tall (8.25" x 11" approx.). Pp xii, 79, with 51 illustrations in b/w photograph and line. A little light internal cockling, otherwise very good, in the original light-blue soft card covers/black title.. First and Only Edition. Very Good.

$38.65

The Peculiar Institution. Negro Slavery in the American South
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The Peculiar Institution. Negro Slavery in the American South

By Stampp, Kenneth M.

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1964 Hardback, 150mm x 223mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 431pp with title-page vignette. Fine, in the original light-green, cloth-covered boards/gilt on brown spine title. Illustrated dust-wrapper slightly creased at lower corner, otherwise very good and unclipped.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo..

$23.19

The Book of English Trades and Library of the Useful Arts [ with 86 Illustrations ]

By Anon

London: C. & J. Rivington, 1827 4.25" x 7.25" tall approx. Pp iv, 384 + 86 wood-cut illustrations. Some minor finger-marking to margins and occasional foxing, the blank back of one plate being stained and the frontispiece, which has an inscription of 1861 to its verso, lightly creased owing to the volume having been disbound for a while in the past. Otherwise a very good example of an edition having many more plates than most, bound by Cadwaladr-Jones, with new endpapers, in modern quarter calf/marbled boards/red-leather label with gilt title. . New Edition. Hard Cover.

$508.92

The Mechanical Engineering of Collieries - Volumes 1 & 2
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The Mechanical Engineering of Collieries - Volumes 1 & 2

By Percy, C.M., Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers &c.&c. Consulting Engineer

London: Colliery Guardian Co. Ltd., 1892 Two hardbacked volumes, each 155mm x 250mm tall (6" x 9.75" approx.). The Preface in the first volume states, inter alia: "It is convenient and opportune that, simultaneously with this, the Fifth Edition of Volume I, a new edition, the Third of Volume II., thoroughly revised, is placed at the disposal of readers and co-workers in the mining industry at home and abroad.". Volume One: Pp xxviii, 428 with a steel engraved frontispiece and plate leaves [many folding] with 252 illustrations. Volume Two: Pp xviii, 334 with a steel engraved frontispiece and plate leaves [many folding] with 258 illustrations. Between them the two volumes also have a total of 65pp of mining-related advertisements, several of which are also illustrated. Original bindings of gilt & black-decorated brown cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. Some rubbing to cloth edges and corners and surface creasing to the lower part of the front board of the second volume. Internally very good. A scarce and important work, these volumes are vastly superior in content to the cheap modern reprints currently available.. 5th & 3rd Editions, Thoroughly Revised. Gilt-decorated Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jackets. Lge 8vo..

$354.31

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

By His Majesty's Stationery Office

London: The 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..

$25.77

Abridgments of Specifications Relating to Preservation of Food. Part II - A.D. 1856-66 [ Abridgements ]

By PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS

London: The Commissioners of Patents' Sale Branch, 1870 130mm x 188mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp viii, 173 + 40pp. Abridgements of Specifications for inventions in the field of the preserving of foodstuffs. Original black-printed, blue-paper covers chipped, with a small area of loss to the lower free corner of the rear cover, otherwise very good, the contents having remained unopened since publication. Scarce [Part I, which covered the period up to 1855 was published in 1857]. First Edition. Good.

$32.21

Abridgments of Specifications Class 15, Bleaching, Dyeing and Washing Textile Materials, Yarns, Fabrics and the Like - FOUR VOLUMES [ Abridgements ]

By PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS

London: H.M.S.O., 1898 1898 to 1910 FOUR VOLUMES, 185mm x 270mm tall. Pp xiv, 94; xvi, errata leaf, 117l; xvii, 124; xiv, 173 + four pages at the end of each volume being a list of other Patent Office publications, with text-figures throughout. Abridgements of Specifications for inventions relative to the washing, bleaching and dyeing of textiles and yarns, etc., [excluding the dyes themselves, which come under the Abridgement Class 2, Acids and Salts, Organic &c.] for the periods 1887-1883, 1889-1892, 1897-1900 and 1905-1908. Some minor external rubs and creases, with slight loss to one cover, and with the rubber-stamp impressions of Bradford Public Library, Patent Department,. Otherwise very good copies in the original black-printed loose paper folders. [The sale of of individual volumes may be considered.]. .

$25.77

Abridgments of Specifications Group VII - BOOTS. DRESS & DRESS FASTENINGS. NAILING. SEWING. [ Abridgements Group Seven 7 ]

By PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS

London: H.M.S.O. 1963 TWO VOLUMES, 185mm x 270mm tall. Pp lxx, 156, and lxv, 155, with text-figures throughout. Abridgements of Specifications for inventions [relating to such things as boots and shoes and other footwear, umbrellas, walking-sticks and buttons] numbers 900,001 to 920,000 and 920,001 to 940,000 inclusive. Some minor external rubs and creases, and with the rubber-stamp of Bradford Public Library, Patents Department,. Otherwise very good copies in the original black-printed loose paper folders. .

$12.88

Abridgments of Specifications Relating to Watches, Clocks and Other Timekeepers. Part II - A.D. 1867-1876. [ Abridgements ]

By PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS

London: The Commissioners of Patents' Sale Branch, 1883 130mm x 188mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp viii, 94+ 32pp. Abridgements of Specifications for inventions in the horological field. Leaves browning and friable, with small loss to to lower blank free corners of preliminary leaves. Final leaf detached but present. Original black-printed, blue-paper front cover and spine chipped and rear cover lacking, Overall in poor condition, but a useful working copy of a scarce item.. First Edition Thus. Poor.

$19.33

Abridgments of Specifications Group VII - BOOTS. DRESS & DRESS FASTENINGS. NAILING. SEWING. [ Abridgements Group Seven 7 ]

By PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS

London: H.M.S.O., 1932 TWO VOLUMES, 185mm x 270mm tall. Pp xiii, 157 and xiii, 183, with text-figures throughout. Abridgements of Specifications for inventions [relating to such things as boots and shoes and other footwear, umbrellas, walking-sticks and buttons] numbers 340,001 to 360,000 and 360,001 to 380,000 inclusive. Some minor external rubs and with the rubber-stamp of Bradford Public Library, Patents Department,. Otherwise very good copies in the original black-printed paper covers. .

$25.77

Abridgments of Specifications Group VII - BOOTS. DRESS & DRESS FASTENINGS. NAILING. SEWING. [ Abridgements Group Seven 7 ]

By PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS

London: H.M.S.O. 1037, 1938 & 1939 THREE VOLUMES, 185mm x 270mm tall. Pp xiii, 183, xv, 261, and xiii, 201, with text-figures throughout. Abridgements of Specifications for inventions [relating to such things as boots and shoes and other footwear, umbrellas, walking-sticks and buttons] numbers 440,001 to 460,000, 460,001 to 480,000, and 480,001 to 500,000 inclusive. Some minor external rubs [one volume frayed with slight loss at hd/tl spine] and with the rubber-stamp of Bradford Public Library, Patents Department,. Otherwise very good copies in the original black-printed paper covers. .

$38.65

The Tall Ships Pass. The Story of the Last Years of Deepwater Square-Rigged Sail, Embodying Therein the History and Detailed Description of the Finnish Four-Masted Steel Barque "Herzogin Cecilie" SIGNED COPY
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The Tall Ships Pass. The Story of the Last Years of Deepwater Square-Rigged Sail, Embodying Therein the History and Detailed Description of the Finnish Four-Masted Steel Barque "Herzogin Cecilie" SIGNED COPY

By Derby, W.L.A. [ with an Introduction by Basil Lubbock ]

London: Jonathan Cape, 1937 Hardback, 195mm x 260mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). 415pp + plus 64 plates containing a total of 96 superb period b/w photographs; a tipped-in Errata slip, and 4 plans [three of which are folding. Contents include 3 Appendices [including a useful Bibliography & a Glossary], an Addendum and a Corrigenda. Presentation inscription, signed in full by the Author to prelim leaf [foolishly struck through with a single pen stroke by a subsequent owner but still clear]. A few minor white paint spots to cloth and spine cloth slightly darkened, otherwise very good in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title/gilt vignette to front board. Some additional postage may be required for overseas mailing.. Inscribed & Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. 4to.190mm x 250mm Tall (7.5" x 9.75" Approx.)..

$173.93

The Gold Valuer; Being a Table for Ascertaining the Value of Gold, as Naturally Produced or Artificially Amalgamated, with a Familiar Explanation of the Art of Assaying Gold and Silver or, the Mode of Ascertaining the Proportion of Pure Gold in Any ...
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The Gold Valuer; Being a Table for Ascertaining the Value of Gold, as Naturally Produced or Artificially Amalgamated, with a Familiar Explanation of the Art of Assaying Gold and Silver or, the Mode of Ascertaining the Proportion of Pure Gold in Any ...

By Watherston, James H., Goldsmith of London

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1852 TITLE CONTINUES: "..Quantity of Metal". Hardback, 125mm x 190mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). 64pp. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Liverpool Public Libraries, with two internal circular stamp-impressions, an accession label to the rear pastedown and a blind-stamp impression to the rear board., Contemporary pink cloth library binding/gilt spine title, somewhat rubbed to spine edges. Internally good.. First Edition. Cloth. Fair/No d/w. Sm 8vo.

$45.09

The Industrial History of Dean, with an Introduction to Its Industrial Archaeology
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The Industrial History of Dean, with an Introduction to Its Industrial Archaeology

By Hart, Cyril, Senior Verderer

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1971 Hardback, 160mm x 250mm tall (6.5" x 10" approx.). Pp xxviii, 466, with 26 text figs. and 39 maps, + 64 plates with a total of 141 b/w photos. Previous owner inscription to front free endpaper. Very good, in the original green boards/gilt spine title, and with the edge-rubbed but otherwise good and unclipped, photo-illustrated dust-wrapper . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Fair. Lge 8vo..

$57.98

The Sheffield Knife Book. A History and Collector's Guide SIGNED BY AUTHOR
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The Sheffield Knife Book. A History and Collector's Guide SIGNED BY AUTHOR

By Tweedale, Geoffrey

Sheffield: The Hallamshire Press, 1996 Hardback, 195mm x 265mm tall (7.75" x 10.5" approx.). 320pp with a colour-photo frontispiece plate and illustrated throughout in b/w and colour. Almost fine, in the original red & black-printed, colour-photo-illustrated, white laminated boards/red titles/illustrated endpapers. Signed on the title-page by the Author. [As this volume weight over 1,200g before packing, some additional postage may be required for delivery outside the UK.]. Signed by the Author. First Edition. Laminated Boards. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. 4to.

$212.59

A History of Glassmaking
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A History of Glassmaking

By Douglas, R.W. & Frank, Susan

Henley-on-Thames: G.T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., 1972 Hardback, 160mm x 240mm tall (6.25" x 9.5" approx.). Pp x, 213, with illustrations in b/w & line, plus 12pp of plates. Fine, in the original art-leather-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the colour-illustrated dust-wrapper, slightly chipped & spine-sunned, but otherwise very good and unclipped.. First Edition. Art Leather. Fine/Very Good. 8vo..

$51.54

Collecting Matchbox Labels
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Collecting Matchbox Labels

By Rendell, Joan

London: Arco Publications, 1963 Hardback, 140mm x 223mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 158pp + 8 plates, containing a total of 46 b/w photos. Fine, in the original boards and with the lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise very good and unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Boards. Fine/Very Good. 8vo..

$19.33

Cigarette Cards [ Published in the Antiques and their Values Series
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Cigarette Cards [ Published in the Antiques and their Values Series

By Bennett, Tessa [ Compiler & Editor ]

Galashiels: Lyle Publications, 1982 Hardback, 120mm x 165mm tall (4.5" x 6.5" approx.). 126pp, illustrated throughout in b/w. Line, in the original colour-illustrated laminated boards.. First Edition. Laminated Boards. Fine/N/A.

$6.44

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.

$161.05

A History of the North Wales Slate Industry
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A History of the North Wales Slate Industry

By Lindsay, Jean

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974 Hardback, 145mm x 223mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 376pp, with 31 b/w photo illustrations and a map. Fine, in the original black boards/gilt spine title and with the fine, unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper.. First & Only Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$45.09

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