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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. .

$33.74

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..

$182.21

Tools for the Job. A History of Machine Tools to 1950
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Tools for the Job. A History of Machine Tools to 1950

By Rolt, L.T.C. [ Tom Rolt ]

London: H.M.S.O., 1986 6" x 8.5" tall. 274pp with 103 illustrations in b/w & line. Fine and unread, in the original, colour-photo illustrated card covers. [Note - this revised edition was never produced in hardback].. Revised Edition & First Thus. Softcover. Fine.

$20.25

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..

$371.17

Aspects of the Black Country. Black Country Social and Economic History
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Aspects of the Black Country. Black Country Social and Economic History

By Elwell, Charles J.L.

Kingswinford: The Black Country Society, 1991 145mm x 215mm tall (5.5" x 9" approx.). 196pp, with 19 illustrations in b/w photo & line. Slight production mark on front cover/spine edge, otherwise fine and unread in the original soft-card covers/black titles.. First (& 0nly?) Edition Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$6.07

Galvanic Batteries Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Class 53 [ Abridgements ]
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Galvanic Batteries Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Class 53 [ Abridgements ]

By His Majesty's Stationery Office

Chancery Lane: The Patent Office, 1910 188mm x 270mm tall ( 7.5" x 11.5" approx.), Pp viii, 78 + iv Publisher's adverts. Illustrated Abridgments of Specifications for the Period A.D. 1905-8, with illustrations throughout. Withdrawn and sold from Bradford Library, Patents Department, with stamp-impressions to the front cover and a couple of internal upper blank margins. A little external dusting, otherwise very good in the original black-printed paper covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to..

$24.29

Calculating & Registering Apparatus [ Calculating Machines, Gauges, Odometers, Etc.] Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Group XIX, Classes 105 & 106 [ Abridgements ]
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Calculating & Registering Apparatus [ Calculating Machines, Gauges, Odometers, Etc.] Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Group XIX, Classes 105 & 106 [ Abridgements ]

By His Majesty's Stationery Office

Chancery Lane: The Patent Office, 1933 188mm x 270mm tall ( 7.5" x 11.5" approx.), Pp xii, 369 + 8pp Publisher's adverts. Illustrated Abridgments of Specifications numbers 360.001 to 380,000 incl., with illustrations throughout. Withdrawn and sold from Bradford Library, Patents Department, with stamp-impressions to the front cover and a couple of internal upper blank margins. A little external dusting, otherwise very good in the original black-printed paper covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 4to..

$87.73

Galvanic Batteries Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Class 53 [ Abridgements ]
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Galvanic Batteries Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Class 53 [ Abridgements ]

By His Majesty's Stationery Office

Chancery Lane: The Patent Office, 1924 188mm x 270mm tall ( 7.5" x 11.5" approx.), Pp vii, 60 + (iv) Publisher's adverts. Illustrated Abridgments of Specifications for the Period A.D. 1916-20, with illustrations throughout. Withdrawn and sold from Bradford Library, Patents Department, with stamp-impressions to the front cover and a couple of internal upper blank margins. Very good in the original black-printed paper covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to..

$24.29

Calculating & Registering Apparatus [ Calculating Machines, Gauges, Odometers, Etc.] Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Group XIX, Classes 105 & 106 [ Abridgements ]
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Calculating & Registering Apparatus [ Calculating Machines, Gauges, Odometers, Etc.] Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Group XIX, Classes 105 & 106 [ Abridgements ]

By His Majesty's Stationery Office

Chancery Lane: The Patent Office, 1932 188mm x 270mm tall ( 7.5" x 11.5" approx.), Pp xiii, 321 + 8pp Publisher's adverts. Illustrated Abridgments of Specifications numbers 340,001 to 360,000 incl., with illustrations throughout. Withdrawn and sold from Bradford Library, Patents Department, with stamp-impressions to the front cover and a couple of internal upper blank margins. A little external dusting, otherwise very good in the original black-printed paper covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 4to..

$87.73

Galvanic Batteries Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Class 53 [ Abridgements ]
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Galvanic Batteries Patents for Inventions Abridgments of Specifications Class 53 [ Abridgements ]

By His Majesty's Stationery Office

Chancery Lane: The Patent Office, 1921 188mm x 270mm tall ( 7.5" x 11.5" approx.), Pp viii, 78 + iv Publisher's adverts. Illustrated Abridgments of Specifications for the Period A.D. 1909-15, with illustrations throughout. Withdrawn and sold from Bradford Library, Patents Department, with stamp-impressions to the front cover and a couple of internal upper blank margins. Very good in the original black-printed paper covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to..

$24.29

Plastering
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Plastering

By Blackman, E.

London: The New Era Publishing Co. Ltd., 1965 Hardback, 190mm x 255mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.).. Pp x,160 with 90 illustrations in b/w photo & line. Upper small corner of the blank front free endpaper excised, otherwise very good, in the original dark-green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Sm 4to..

$26.99

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..

$26.99

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.

$33.74

Abridgments of Specifications relating to Plating or Coating Metals with Metals - Part I & Part II [ Abridgements ]

By PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS

London 1868 & 1872: Printed by George E. Eyre & William Spottiswoode for the Office of the Commissioners of Patents for Inventions, 1868 Two volumes, each 130mm x 187mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp xx, 199 + 8pp and x, 99 + 16pp Spine papers friable with small loss, otherwise very good and unopened, in the original blue thin card covers/black titles. Part I is the first edition and deals with the period up to 1860, whilst Part II, a second edition, covers the years 1861 to 1866. Overall an uncommon set covering with a period of great Victorian technological advances.. First & Second Editions. Very Good. Sm 8vo.

$33.74

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.

$20.25

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.)..

$182.21

Tall Chimney Construction. A Practical Treatise on the Construction of Tall Chimney Shafts, Containing Details of Upwards of Eighty Existing Mill, Enginehouse, Brick Works, Cement Works, and Other Chimneys in England, America and the Continent...
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Tall Chimney Construction. A Practical Treatise on the Construction of Tall Chimney Shafts, Containing Details of Upwards of Eighty Existing Mill, Enginehouse, Brick Works, Cement Works, and Other Chimneys in England, America and the Continent...

By Bancroft, Robert M. & Bancroft, Francis J.

Manchester & Lewes: John Calvert. & Farncombe and Co., 1885 The title continues: "Constructed in Brick, Stone, Iron and Concrete". Hardback, 160mm x 253mm tall (6.5" x 10" approx.). Pp 136pp + 10 plates, with a total of 82 illustrations. Neat signatures of three previous owners to the front free endpaper, and the engraved heraldic bookplate of James Charles Herbert Crosland, motto 'Ultra Pergere', to the front pastedown. [Crosland's signature appears also in the upper blank margins of the Title and Index leaves.] Minor rubs to cloth edges and corners and some light foxing to prelims, otherwise very good, in the original blind-ruled, maroon cloth-covered boards/gilt titles.. First & Only Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. Lge 8vo..

$303.68

Wheel Cutting. Practical Notes for Clockmakers
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Wheel Cutting. Practical Notes for Clockmakers

By Isaacs, Eliot,

St. Albans: ChronoS Limited, 1979 210mm x 257mm tall (8.25" x 11.75" approx.). 20 un-numbered pages with 8 text figures containing a total of 13 technical drawings. An apparently cyclostyled document stapled into thin-card covers/black title. First Edition. Good. 4to..

$22.27

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.

$47.24

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..

$60.74

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