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Locks and Keys Throughout the Ages
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Locks and Keys Throughout the Ages

By Eras, Vincent J.M., Managing Director of Lips' Safe and Lock Manufacturing Company, Banking Engineers

Dordrecht: Privately Published by the Lips' Safe and Lock Manufacturing Company , 1957 Hardback 195mm x 265mm tall (7,75" x 10,5" approx.). 196pp with over 300 b/w illustrations. Fine, in the original cloth-covered boards/brown titles & front board logo. A presentation copy signed by Ben Lips, a member of the Lips Family. [NOTE, the edition published by Bailey Bros & Swinfen, frequently stated to be a first edition is merely a 1974 reprint]. Signed. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. Sm 4to..

$180.43

Patents for Inventions - Abridgments of the Specifications Relating to Safes, Strong Rooms, Tills, and Similar Depositories A.D. 1801-1866 [ Abridgements ]
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Patents for Inventions - Abridgments of the Specifications Relating to Safes, Strong Rooms, Tills, and Similar Depositories A.D. 1801-1866 [ Abridgements ]

By Commissioners of Patents

London: Commissioners of Patents, 1873 Hardback, 125mm x 182mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp xv, 92. Paper stock toned and with a label to the front pastedown and withdrawn stamp impression of Wakefield Reference Library. Otherwise very good, in a contemporary library binding of red cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. Includes details of the patent applications over this important historic period for the genre, amongst them those made by such famous names as Bramah, Chubb, Tann, Hobbs, Chatwood, Price, &c.&c. Scarce. First Edition. Cloth. Good.

$167.06

Reproduction of Illustrations of Ornamental Metal-Work Forming L'Art du Serrurier [ chiefly lock-escutcheons and keys ]
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Reproduction of Illustrations of Ornamental Metal-Work Forming L'Art du Serrurier [ chiefly lock-escutcheons and keys ]

By Jousse, Mathurin ( Mathurin Jousse de la Fleche ]

Amsterdam: Department of Science and Art, 1889 Hardback 235mm x 285mm tall. (9.25" x 11.25" approx.). un-numbered 28 single-sided leaves, reproduced on untrimmed handmade paper for the Department of Science and Art in photo-lithography by W. Griggs from the 1627 original, printed by George Griveau. Illustrated title-page and over 100 illustrations, principally of ornate lock escutcheons and keys. Book withdrawn and sold from Hampstead Public Library with occasional small oval embossed stamp-impressions, otherwise very good internally. The original binding of beige cloth-covered boards/brown title has, frankly, seen better days being stamped and somewhat stained, especially to the back board, and with a fragmented spine and detached front free endpaper. Despite all of this, it is a very scarce book.. First & Only Edition Thus. Cloth. Internally Good/No d/w. 4to..

$167.06

Patents for Inventions - Abridgments of the Specifications Relating to Locks, Latches, Bolts, and Similar Fastenings A.D. 1774-1866 [ Abridgements ]
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Patents for Inventions - Abridgments of the Specifications Relating to Locks, Latches, Bolts, and Similar Fastenings A.D. 1774-1866 [ Abridgements ]

By Commissioners of Patents

London: Commissioners of Patents, 1873 Hardback, 125mm x 182mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp xxviii, 389. Prelims lightly toned and with a label to the front pastedown and withdrawn stamp impression of Wakefield Reference Library. Otherwise very good, in a contemporary library binding of red cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. Includes details of the patent applications over this important historic period for the genre, amongst them those made by such famous names as Bramah, Chubb, Tann, Hobbs, Chatwood, Price, &c.&c. Scarce. First Edition. Cloth. Good.

$200.48

Locks and Builders' Hardware Glossary, Design, Manufacture and History

By Butter F.J., Chief Designer, Josiah Parkes & Sons Ltd., Union Lock Works

Willenhall: Josiah Parkes & Sons Ltd, 1948 Hardback, 115mm x 187mm tall (4.5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp (xii), 125, with Addenda & Errata and 235 text figs., + 190pp, with a further 380 text figs. Very good, in the original quarter brown cloth/boards/gilt titles. First Edition. Quarter Cloth & Boards. Very Good/N/A.

$86.87

Complete Course in Professional Locksmithing
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Complete Course in Professional Locksmithing

By Robinson, Robert L.

Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1973 Hardback 210mm x 260mm tall (8.25" x 10.25" approx.). Pp xv, 399, with 240 illustrations in b/w & line and a useful Glossary. Very good, in the original pictorial, laminated boards/blue titles. Some additional postage may be required for this comprehensive and heavy volume. Please ask for details of cheapest postal option before ordering.. First Edition. Boards. Very Good. 4to..

$86.87

Practical Course in Modern Locksmithing... Complete in One Volume
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Practical Course in Modern Locksmithing... Complete in One Volume

By Crichton, Whitcomb, Master Locksmith

Chicago: Nelson-Hall Co, 1971 Hardback. 145mm x 220mm tall. (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 222pp, with a title-page vignette, 78 illustrations and a most useful Glossary. A previous owner's somewhat untidy handwritten inscription to the front pastedown, otherwise good, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. New Edition. Cloth. Good/No d/w. 8vo..

$20.05