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The Dalmellington Iron Company - Its Engines and Men
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The Dalmellington Iron Company - Its Engines and Men

By Smith, David L.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1967 Hardback 145mm x 224mm tall. 256pp + 43 b/w photo illustrations on plates and 19 text figs. Bookplates of one John R. Sewell to pastedowns, otherwise a very good copy, in the original dark-grey boards/gilt spine title, and very slightly edge-chipped but good, photograph-illustrated, dust-wrapper. .

$32.21

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

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 Origin of the Cotteswold Club, with an Epitome of the Proceedings from Its Formation to May 1887
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The Origin of the Cotteswold Club, with an Epitome of the Proceedings from Its Formation to May 1887

By Lucy, W.C., F.G.S., President

Gloucester: John Bellowes, 1888 160mm x 260mm tall (6.25" x 10.25" approx.). Pp vi, 129, with an engraved frontispiece plate and a tipped-in Errata slip. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, with only a neat circular stamp impression to the front cover, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good/N/w.

$25.77

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 Handbook of Sand
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A Handbook of Sand

By Osborn, Gordon

Olney, Bucks.: A.G.H. Osborn, 1984 Landscape-format, 210mm x 192mm tall (8.25" x 7.5" approx.). 74pp with some text-figs. plus a double-folding extending plate leaf with colour & b/w photographs. Fine, in the original thin card covers.. First Edition. Thin Card. Fine/N/A. Illus. by Martin, R.A..

$12.88

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

The Steam Engine in Industry 2 Volume Set. Vol 1 "The Public Services" & Vol 2  "Mining and the Metal Trades"
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The Steam Engine in Industry 2 Volume Set. Vol 1 "The Public Services" & Vol 2 "Mining and the Metal Trades"

By Watkins, George

Ashbourne, Derbyshire: Moorland Publishing Co. Ltd, 1978 Two hardbacked volumes, each 195mm x 253mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). Each having 128pp and illustrated throughout in b/w photo and line. Previous owner inscriptions [to the front free endpaper of vol 2 and similar, 'snowpaqued' out, on the front pastedown of vol 1], otherwise very good, in the original b/w photo-illustrated laminated boards/black titles. Note: both are first editions, published in 1978 & 1979 respectively.. First Edition. Illustrated Laminated Boards. Very Good.

$45.09

The Caves of North-West Clare, Ireland
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The Caves of North-West Clare, Ireland

By University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, Editor, Tratman, E.K., OBE, MD, MDS, FSA

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1969 Hardback, 160mm x 258mm tall (6.5" x 10" approx.). 256pp + 28 plates with 51 b/w photographs + a multi-folding area map, + 7 multi-folding charts which, together with other illustrations in the text, give a total of 55 charts, surveys maps and diagrams. Contents include a chapter on the place names and their meanings of County Clare, by J.C. Coleman; an Appendix on cave surveying; another on tracing underground water routes, a third with a list of members of the Society; and a fourth with an extensive list of the map references for the caves dealt with, these being followed by a most usefull 16pp bibliography. Very good, in the original green boards/gilt spine title, and with the unclipped but very edge-rubbed b/w photo-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First & Only Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Rubbed D/w. Lge 8vo..

$38.65

Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries
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Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries

By Lucas, A., O.B.E., F.R.I.C., F.S.A.

London: Edward Arnold & Co, 1948 Hardback, 140mm x 218mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.). Pp xi, 570. The third, and best, edition "...largely re-written, re-arranged and much enlarged [with] three additional chapters". Attractive decorative bookplate of J. & U. Brass to the front pastedown, otherwise almost fine, in the original cloth/gilt spine title, and with the lightly rubbed but otherwise sound and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper.. Third Edition, Revised. Cloth. Almost Fine/Very Good. 8vo..

$45.09

Aerial or Wire Rope-Ways, Their Construction and Management. [ a new and improved work containing (corrected) material from the Author's Earlier Work ' Aerial or Wire-Rope Tramways'] Ropeways
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Aerial or Wire Rope-Ways, Their Construction and Management. [ a new and improved work containing (corrected) material from the Author's Earlier Work ' Aerial or Wire-Rope Tramways'] Ropeways

By Wallis-Tayler, A.J., A.M.I.C.E. [sometimes mis-spelled Wallis-Taylor ]

London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1911 Hardback, 140mm x 224mm tall (5.5" x 9" approx.). Pp viii, 246, with 155 illustrations in b/w and line, + 2pp Adverts with an illustration. Internally good, although the original binding of double blank-ruled maroon cloth-covered boards/gilt titles is stained.. First Edition. Cloth. Fair/Later loose protective Jacket. 8vo.

$161.05

The Romance of Invention: Vignettes from the Annals of Industry and Science [ by the Author of "Fortunes Made in Business", "Two Sides of the Atlantic" , Etc.]

By Burnley, James

London: Cassell & Company Limited, 1892 Hardback, 125mm x 190mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp viii, 376 + (xvi) Publisher's adverts, with a tissue-guarded frontispiece plate and five futher full-page illustrations by Gordon Browne. Handwritten Sunday School Prize inscription to front pastedown and a few minor external rubs, otherwise very good, in the original gilt & colour decorated, green cloth-covered, bevelled-edge boards/gilt titles.. Fifth Thousand. Illus. by Browne, Gordon.

$25.77

James Watt and the Steam Engine. The Memorial Volume Prepared for the Committee of the Watt Centenary Commemoration at Birmingham 1919
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James Watt and the Steam Engine. The Memorial Volume Prepared for the Committee of the Watt Centenary Commemoration at Birmingham 1919

By Dickinson, H.W. & Jenkins, Rhys

London: Encore Editions, 1989 190mm x 250mm (7.5" x 10" approx.). Pp xxiii, 415 with 105 plates, 39 illustrations in the text, 2 maps and a 14 page Bibliography. Fine, in the original black boards/gilt spine title and almost fine, unclipped, photo-illustrated dust-wrapper. A heavy volume which may require some additional postage for an overseas order... Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

$25.77

Cave Science. The Transactions of the British Cave Research Association. Volume 15, Number 3, December 1988
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Cave Science. The Transactions of the British Cave Research Association. Volume 15, Number 3, December 1988

By Ford, Dr. T.D., Geology Dept., Leicester University, Editor

The British Cave Research Association, 1988 213mm x 290mm tall (8.5" x 11.5" approx.). Very good in the original b/w photo-illustrated covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to..

$10.31

Gold: Legal Regulations for the Standard of Gold & Silver Wares in Different Countries of the World

By Von Studnitz, Arthur - Mrs. Brewer - Streeter, Edwin, W., F.R.G.S. [see description for full details]

London: Chapman & Hall, 1877 Hardback, 120mm x 195mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). 140pp, with chapter head & tail vignettes and decorated capitals; a coloured multi-folding map of the World as frontispiece; a tissue-guarded chromo plate with (1) Nugget of Gold, (2) Scales of Gold, (3) Capillary Silver, (4) Nugget of Platinum, (5) Scales of Platinum & (6) Cinnabar; an Appendix with a text figure and a red & black-printed, 16pp 'Extracts of Press Criticism from all the Best Papers of 1877 on Ed. W. Streeter's 'Precious Stones & Gems'. The work is decribed as being translated and abridged by Mrs Brewer from 'Die Gesetzliche Regelung Des Feingehaltes Von Gold Und-Silber-Waaren' by Arthur Von Studnitz, and with notes and additions by Edwin W. Streeter. Original black & gilt-deorated, tan cloth-covered boards somewhat rubbed, and frontispiece map creased, otherwise good.. Second Edition, Revised & Enlarged.

$70.86

Proceedings of the Ussher Society [ Geology & Geomorphology of Devon & Cornwall ] Volume 6, Parts 1-4 Incl.
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Proceedings of the Ussher Society [ Geology & Geomorphology of Devon & Cornwall ] Volume 6, Parts 1-4 Incl.

By Power, G.M. [Editor] [ Ussher ]

The Ussher Society, 1984 Five volumes [with Index vol). covering 1984 to1987 incl. 562pp, with text-figs. Withdrawn and sold from Keele University library with minimal markings, otherwise very good in the original black-printed, grey soft-card covers. Other volumes are available, please ask for details.. Soft Cover. Very Good/N/A. 4to..

$38.65

Cave Science. The Transactions of the British Cave Research Association. Volume 20, Number 1, April 1993
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Cave Science. The Transactions of the British Cave Research Association. Volume 20, Number 1, April 1993

By Ford, Dr.T.D., Editor

The British Cave Research Association, 1993 213mm x 290mm tall (8.5" x 11.5" approx.). Very good in the original b/w photo-illustrated covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to..

$10.31

Cave Science. The Transactions of the British Cave Research Association. Volume 17, Number 1, April 1990
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Cave Science. The Transactions of the British Cave Research Association. Volume 17, Number 1, April 1990

By Ford, Dr.T.D., Editor

The British Cave Research Association, 1990 213mm x 290mm tall (8.5" x 11.5" approx.). Label removal mark to front, otherwise very good in the original b/w photo-illustrated covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 4to..

$9.02

Proceedings of the Ussher Society [ Geology & Geomorphology of Devon & Cornwall ] Volume 5, Parts 1-4 Incl. plus Index
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Proceedings of the Ussher Society [ Geology & Geomorphology of Devon & Cornwall ] Volume 5, Parts 1-4 Incl. plus Index

By Edwards, R.A. [Editor] [ Ussher ]

The Ussher Society, 1980 Five volumes [with Index vol). covering 1980 to1983 incl. 493pp, with text-figs. and a folding map. Withdrawn and sold from Keele University library with minimal markings, otherwise very good in the original black-printed, light-brown soft-card covers. Other volumes are available, please ask for details.. Soft Cover. Very Good/N/A. 4to..

$38.65

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