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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.

$67.67

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/No d/w. 4to.

$169.18

Hints to Travellers Scientific and General, Tenth Edition, Revised and Corrected from the Ninth Edition Edited for the Royal Geographical Society. Vol I. Surveying and Practical Astronomy
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Hints to Travellers Scientific and General, Tenth Edition, Revised and Corrected from the Ninth Edition Edited for the Royal Geographical Society. Vol I. Surveying and Practical Astronomy

By Reeves, E.A., F.R.A.S., F.R.G.S., Map Curator and Instructor to Surveying to the Royal Geographical Society

London: The Royal Geographical Society, 1921 Hardback, 125mm x 175mm tall (5" x 7" approx.). Pp xv, 470 with 99 figures in the text in b/w & line, including a multi-folding plate "Lines of Equal Magnetic Variation, 1920", plus 4 further multi-folding charts in a pocket to the rear board. additionally there are 14pp of illustrated adverts, including the endpapers. Some minor external rubs and a crease to the spine cloth, otherise very good, in the original dark-blue, cloth-covered boards/gilt titles, with Metric & Imperial Rules in gilt to the leading edges of both boards. NOTE. Currently no other copy has been located with all four of the rear pocket enclosures.. Tenth Edition. Gilt-decorated Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm 8vo.

$47.37

Charles Babbage and his Calculating Engines, Selected Writings By Charles Babbage and Others
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Charles Babbage and his Calculating Engines, Selected Writings By Charles Babbage and Others

By Babbage, Charles & others, Edited and with an Introduction by Philip Morrison and Emily Morrison

New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1961 138mm x 205mm tall (approx. 5.5" x 8"). Pp xxxviii, 400 with a frontispiece and other plates, + 15pp Publisher's Catalogue. Light rubs to spine edges, otherwise very good, in the original illustrated soft-card covers.. First Edition Thus. Good. 8vo.

$33.84

Early Science in Oxford Vol. VII The Life and Work of Robert Hooke Part II. [ Volume Seven 7 ]

By Gunther, R.T.

London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1968 Hardback, 140mm x 218mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" tall approx. Pp [viii] + 397- 806 inclusive. with a b/w frontispiece plate, another b/w plate, and over 50 illustrations in line, both in the text and on plate leaves. Fine and unread, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/No d/w [as Issued]. 8vo..

$67.67

Mechanical philosophy, horology, and astronomy : being an exposition of the properties of matter and of their mode of action, the construction of instruments for the measurement of time, and a description of the heavenly Bodies
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Mechanical philosophy, horology, and astronomy : being an exposition of the properties of matter and of their mode of action, the construction of instruments for the measurement of time, and a description of the heavenly Bodies

By Carpenter, W.B., M.D., F.R.S.

London: W. S. Orr & Co., 1844 Hardback, 120mm x 195mm tall (4.75" x 8.75" approx.). Pp vii, 575, with 175 text figs. Some finger-marking to blank margins, otherwise very good, in a later binding of tan cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title & rulings. [Only one copy of this edition recorded in COPAC]. Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm 8vo..

$37.90

The Life Story of the Late Sir Charles Tilston Bright, Civil Engineer, with which is Incorporated the Story of the Atlantic Cable, and the First Telegraph to India and the Colonies. Volume II
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The Life Story of the Late Sir Charles Tilston Bright, Civil Engineer, with which is Incorporated the Story of the Atlantic Cable, and the First Telegraph to India and the Colonies. Volume II

By Bright, Edward Brailsford & Bright, Charles [ Bright's Brother & Son respectively ]

Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1899 Volume Two only. 145mm x 223mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" tall approx.). Pp xxi, 701 + 6pp Publisher's adverts., with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and 82 other illustrations. Undated, but stated by COPAC to be 1899. Light rubs to edges and corners and a little patchiness and bruising to spine cloth. Otherwise good to very good, in the original red cloth/gilt spine title with, also gilt, the top edges & the heraldic device to front board [ motto: Clarior E Tenebris ]. Rubber stamp impressions to front endpapers "Archibald Constable & Co - File Copy". A very heavy volume, for which some additional postage may be required. First Edition. Gilt-decorated Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. Lge 8vo..

$169.18

Telephony. A Comprehensive and Detailed Exposition of the Theory and Practice of the Telephone Art.

By McMeen, Samuel G. and Miller, Kempster B.

Chicago: American School of Correspondence, 1914 Hardback, approx.117mm x 247m tall (6.75" x 9.75" approx.). . Pp xi, 948 plus a frontispiece and 671 further illustrations in b/w & line Very good in the original cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title and rulings. As this volume weighs well over 2 kilos, some additional postage will be required.. 1914 issue of the 1912 Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later glassine d/w. Lge 8vo..

$47.37

GP Girard-Perregaux Millenium Yearbook and Haute Horlogerie [fine luxury watchmaking]. Text in French & English. 2 Vols [ Watch Watches ]
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GP Girard-Perregaux Millenium Yearbook and Haute Horlogerie [fine luxury watchmaking]. Text in French & English. 2 Vols [ Watch Watches ]

By GP Girard-Perregaux

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland: GP Girard-Perregaux, 2000 Two volumes, hardbacks, each 170mm x 245mm tall (6.5" x 9.75" approx.). Pp 119 & 232 respectively, both volumes being profusely illustrated, mainly with superb colour photos of fine chronograph, calendar, automatic and complicated watches [a few in b/w photo]. Spine to one volume lightly sunned, otherwise both fine, in the original cloth-covered boards/gilt spine titles, with matching slip-case. Text in French and English. [note, as some additional postage may be required for overseas delivery, please ask for confirmation of cheapest option before placing an order].. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Slip-case. Lge 8vo..

$115.04

A Treatise on Weighing Machines: A Guide to the Principles Underlying the Construction of Weighing Instruments. [see description for the rest of the sub-title]
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A Treatise on Weighing Machines: A Guide to the Principles Underlying the Construction of Weighing Instruments. [see description for the rest of the sub-title]

By Owen, George, A., Late Chief Inspector of Weights and Measures for the County Borough of Smethwick, &c.

London: Charles Griffin & Company, Ltd, 1948 Hardback, 160mm x 230mm tall (6" x 9" approx.). Pp xii, 202 plus 5 folding plate leaves, with a total of 175 illustrations and text figs., + 4pp Adverts [some illustrated]. Slight toning of endpapers and a little feint freckling of cloth corners, otherwise almost fine, in the original triple-ruled, red cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. Sub-title continues "For Merchants, Manufacturers and all Needing Guidance in the Choice of Such Machines, for Inspectors of Weights and Measures, and for Candidates for the Board of Trade Examination, as well as for Designers and Manufacturers of Weighing Appliances".. Second Edition Revised, 3rd Imp.. Cloth. Almost Fine/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$24.36

The Construction of the Balance According to Underlying Scientific Principles and According to Its Special Purpose For Use by Manufacturers of Weighing Instruments, as Also for Technical Colleges and Schools
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The Construction of the Balance According to Underlying Scientific Principles and According to Its Special Purpose For Use by Manufacturers of Weighing Instruments, as Also for Technical Colleges and Schools

By Brauer, Dr. E., Revised by Fr. Lawaczeck, D.E., & Translated by Walter, Henry Charles

London: The Incorporated Society of Inspectors of Weights and Measures, 1909 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xvi, 314 with 466 text illustrations and plates [some folding] + 1p Publisher's advert. Rub to spine head and prelims lightly spotted, otherwise very good, in the original blind-framed, green cloth covered boards/gilt titles.. Third Completely Revised Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$115.04

Measuring and Testing in Science and Technology. An Introduction
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Measuring and Testing in Science and Technology. An Introduction

By Dellow, E.L.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1970 Hardback, 140mm x 225mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 268pp + 12 plates with a total of 13 b/w photographs and 28 figures in the text. Almost fine, in the original red cloth covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the almost fine, unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Almost Fine. 8vo..

$20.30

The Construction of the Balance According to Underlying Scientific Principles and According to Its Special Purpose For Use by Manufacturers of Weighing Instruments, as Also for Technical Colleges and Schools
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The Construction of the Balance According to Underlying Scientific Principles and According to Its Special Purpose For Use by Manufacturers of Weighing Instruments, as Also for Technical Colleges and Schools

By Brauer, Dr. E., Revised by Fr. Lawaczeck, D.E., & Translated by Walter, Henry Charles

London: The Incorporated Society of Inspectors of Weights and Measures, 1909 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xvi, 314 with 466 text illustrations and plates [some folding] + 1p Publisher's advert. Previous owner's neat signature to front free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original blind-framed, green cloth covered boards/gilt titles.. Third Completely Revised Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$128.57

Old English Bronze Wool-Weights THE AUTHOR's OWN COPY
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Old English Bronze Wool-Weights THE AUTHOR's OWN COPY

By Dent, Major Herbert C., M.B.E., (A.M. Staff, ret.).

Orford Hill, Norwich: H.W. Hunt, 1927 Hardback, 140mm x 215mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.). 32pp + 29 single-sided b/w photo-plates. Pictorial bookplate to front pastedown "May Buxton & Herbert Crowley Dent". Endpapers toned, otherwise almost fine, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt title. Limited Edition, 200 copies only [this being the un-numbered Author's own copy]. Inscription to the front free endpaper reads "Author's Copy - With kind regards To the President of the Norfolk & Norwich Archaeological Socy. "Johnny Cromer"(?) Herbert Dent - Sept 28: 1927" TOGETHER WITH, loosely inserted, two handwritten letters, one with a sketch and the other signed by Dent and, affixed to the near pastedown, an illustrated article on wool-weights.. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo.. Only 200 Copies Printed.

$338.35

A Treatise on Weighing Machines: A Guide to the Principles Underlying the Construction of Weighing Instruments. [see description for the rest of the sub-title]
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A Treatise on Weighing Machines: A Guide to the Principles Underlying the Construction of Weighing Instruments. [see description for the rest of the sub-title]

By Owen, George, A., Late Chief Inspector of Weights and Measures for the County Borough of Smethwick, &c.

London: Charles Griffin & Company, Ltd, 1922 Hardback, 165mm x 230mm tall (6.25" x 9" approx.). Pp xii, 202 plus 5 folding plate leaves, with a total of 175 illustrations and text figs., plus a 32pp list of Charles Griffin's Engineering Publications. Neat signature of a previous owner to the front pastedown, otherwise very good, in the original double blind-ruled-ruled, red cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, with blind-stamped logo to front board.. Sub-title continues "For Merchants, Manufacturers and all Needing Guidance in the Choice of Such Machines, for Inspectors of Weights and Measures, and for Candidates for the Board of Trade Examination, as well as for Designers and Manufacturers of Weighing Appliances". The uncommon 1st Edn.. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$47.37

Development of the Chemical Balance. A Science Museum Survey
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Development of the Chemical Balance. A Science Museum Survey

By Stock, John T., Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.I.C., Professor of Chemistry University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, U.S.A.

London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1969 190mm x 235mm tall (7.5" x 9.25" approx.). 50pp, with a frontispiece plate and 55 further illustrations in b/w photo & line. Fine, in the original illustrated thin-card covers.. First Edition. Fine. 4to..

$27.07

Veteran Scales and Balances

By Jewell, Brian

Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Midas Books, 1978 Landscape format 210mm x 205mm tall (8.25" x 8" approx.). 96pp with 125 illustrations in b/w and line. Very good, in the original colour photo-illustrated thin card covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$13.53

Weighing Coins: English Folding Gold Balances of the 18th and 19th Centuries
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Weighing Coins: English Folding Gold Balances of the 18th and 19th Centuries

By Crawforth, Michael

London: Cape Horn Trading Co. Ltd., 1979 Hardback, 200mm x 215mm tall (8" x 8.5" approx.). Pp x, 194 with a frontispiece and 55 further text figs. and tables, plus a single-sided Errata leaf. Armorial bookplate of Dr. Colin R. Lattimore, "Hesterna Manent" 1976, to front pastedown. Almost fine, in the original dark-green cloth-covered boards/gilt titles, with light-green endpapers green art-silk page-marker.. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$87.97

Weighing the World. An Impression After Two Hundred Years of the Past History of an English House of Business, and of Its Present Activities and Influence Throughout the World of Weighing.
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Weighing the World. An Impression After Two Hundred Years of the Past History of an English House of Business, and of Its Present Activities and Influence Throughout the World of Weighing.

By Leigh-Bennett, E.P.

Soho Foundry, Birmingham: W. & T. Avery, Ltd, 1930 Hardback, 215mm x 270mm tall (8.25" x 10.75" approx.). 90pp printed in black & orange, with a tissue-guarded frontispiece plate, 67 further photographs, 66 text figs. and a map. Very good, in the original quarter green cloth/gilt-decorated, black paper-covered boards/gilt title, with illustrated endpapers, TOGETHER WITH, loosely inserted, a black, red & blue-printed presentation letter from the Managing Director of W. & T. Avery Limited, (Sir) Gilbert C. Vyle.. Second Edition Revised, 3rd Imp.. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. 4to..

$33.84

The Theory and Use of a Physical Balance
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The Theory and Use of a Physical Balance

By Walker, James, M.A., Demonstrator at the Clarendon Laboratory

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1887 146mm x 228mm tall (5.75" x 9" approx.). 40pp with a diagram in the text, plus 3 double-folding plates [two line-drawings and one a sepia photograph]. Original black-printed soft-card covers slightly chipped; somewhat foxed, and with the signature of a contemporary owner. one Geoffrey L. Parsons.*) Internally very good. Scarce. [* Possibly the Hon. Geoffrey L. Parsons, son of the fourth Earl of Rosse, Chairman of Parsons Steam Turbine Co. Ltd.??]. First Edition. Very Good. 8vo.

$87.97

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