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Chains on the River. The Thames Embankments and the Construction of Nature.
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Chains on the River. The Thames Embankments and the Construction of Nature.

By Oliver, Stuart

Twickenham: Stuart Oliver, 2002 148mm x 210mm tall (6" x 8.25" approx.). Pp (ii), 101, with a b/w photo frontispice plate. Fine, in the original black-printed, photo-illustrated, white card covers. Published as No. 31 in the "Historical Geography Research Series". First Edition. Photo-illustrated Card Covers. Fine/N/A. 8vo..

$16.30

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.

$20.37

City Officers + Count Wratislaw & the Lord Mayor's Show + Control v Freedom in Leather Production &c. + Jack Straw in Drama & Pageant. All contained in The Guildhall Miscellany, Vol II No. 10
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City Officers + Count Wratislaw & the Lord Mayor's Show + Control v Freedom in Leather Production &c. + Jack Straw in Drama & Pageant. All contained in The Guildhall Miscellany, Vol II No. 10

By Masters, Betty R. + Francis, A. David + Stern, Walter M. + Bergeron, David M.

London: Library Committee of the Corporation of London, 1966 198mm x 260mm tall (7.75" x 10.25" approx.). Pp (ii), 425-482 incl. plus 2 full-page b/w plates. Contents: (1) "City Officers II: The Secondary"; (2) "Count Wratislaw and the Lord Mayor's Show, 1702"; (3) "Control v. Freedom in Leather Production from the Early Seventeenth to the Early Nineteenth Century"; (4) "Jack Straw in Drama and Pageant", plus "CalamIties, Wonders and Topics of the Town 1603-1902 - some items of popular taste as reflected in a list of the items in Guildhall Library. This section includes the 3 full-page plates, these being entitled "The Infallible Astrologer", "A short narrative of an extraordinary delivery of rabbets (sic)", and "The Dreadful Death of Robert Hawes". "Withdrawn and sold from Keele University, with one small label, a single circular stamp-impression and a tiny chip to the front cover, otherwise very good, in the original soft-card covers/black title. First Edition. Very Good. 4to..

$16.98

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.

$169.76

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.

$33.95

The Origin and History of the English Horse-shoe

By Murray, R.W., F.R.C.S.

Gloucester: Printed for the Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club by John Jennings, 1928 165mm x 280mm tall (6.5" x 10.25" approx.), Contained in Vol XXIII of the Club's Proceedings and comprising pages 79 to 105 incl. plus 4 single-sided plate leaves containing a total of 33 illustrations in b/w photo or line. Fine and partially unopened. This learned article is only one of ten contained, the whole volume having pp vii, 124 with further b/w photo plates, some tissue-guarded, plus a folding plan, printed in red & black, of Roman Caerleon. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, the volume has only one stamp impression and is otherwise almost fine, in the original black-printed, thin card covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$40.74

Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry [ Sometimes misspelled as Stubbs ]
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Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry [ Sometimes misspelled as Stubbs ]

By Dane, E. Surrey, B.Com, M.A.

Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1973 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xi, 291 + colour-plate frontispiece, a text figure, a map, and plus 16pp plates with 18 b/w photo illustrations. Prelims lightly foxed, otherise very good, in the original blue boards/gilt spine title & colour illustrated dust-wrapper.. First ( & Only) Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo..

$20.37

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..

$169.76

Electric Lighting: Its Present Position and Future Prospects. With Original Illustrations
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Electric Lighting: Its Present Position and Future Prospects. With Original Illustrations

By Hammond & Co.

London: Whitehead, Morris & Lowe, 1888 140mm x 215mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.). 98pp, with black-printed head & tail-pieces and decorated capitals, each page being framed in red, with 25 text figures many of which are multi-image. Original thin grey paper covers/black title & rulings lacking spine and somewhat edge-chipped, but internally very good. A most uncommon survival, with only four examples being recorded on COPAC.. First Edition. Paper Covers. Fair. 8vo..

$129.02

Emery Grinding Machinery. A Text Book of Workshop Practice in General Tool Grinding, and the Design, Construction, and Application of the Machines Employed

By Hodgson, R.R., A.M.Inst.Mech.E.

London: Charles Griffin & Company, Limited, 1903 Hardback, 135mm x 200mm tall (5.25" x 8" approx.). Pp xii, 180, with 143 illustrations, in steel-engraving, b/w photograph or line; a tipped-in, red-printed, Publisher's Net Book conditions ticket, and Charles Griffin & Co's 32pp Catalogue of Scientific and Technical Works. Original maroon cloth-covered boards somewhat rubbed and marked and endpaper joints cracked but holding. Internally very clean and tight. The G.W.R. [Great Western Railway] Mechanics' Institution Reference Library label to front pastedown, its neat oval stamp-impression to the lower blank margin of the title-page and accession number in gilt to the spine foot.. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$51.61

Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry [ Sometimes misspelled as Stubbs ]
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Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry [ Sometimes misspelled as Stubbs ]

By Dane, E. Surrey, B.Com, M.A.

Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1973 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xi, 291 + colour-plate frontispiece, a text figure, a map, and plus 16pp plates with 18 b/w photo illustrations. Fine, in the original blue boards/gilt spine title & colour illustrated dust-wrapper.. First ( & Only) Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo..

$27.16

Clockmaking for the Amateur, Making a Chiming Grandfather Clock. [ originally published as The Musical Clock ]
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Clockmaking for the Amateur, Making a Chiming Grandfather Clock. [ originally published as The Musical Clock ]

By Reeve, Claude B.

Watford, Herts.: Model & Allied Publications. Argus Books Limited, 1980 153mm x 240mm tall (6" x 9.5" approx.). Pp (viii), 125, with a frontispiece plate and 59 further illustrations in b/w & line. Light rubs to spine edges, otherwise very good, in the original colour-illustrated thin card covers. First Edition Thus. Card Covers. Very Good. Lge 8vo..

$27.16

The Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley & Dukinfield Tramways and Electricity Board. Souvenir of the Opening of the Scheme, May, 1904
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The Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley & Dukinfield Tramways and Electricity Board. Souvenir of the Opening of the Scheme, May, 1904

By Stalybridge Historical Society

Broxbourne, Herts.: The Light Rail Transit Association, 1980 215mm x 315mm tall (8.5" x 12.25" approx.). 12pp with 22 b/w photographs, 14 text figs. and a map. A few minor external marks, otherwise good, in the original black soft card covers/gilt title. Reprint. Soft Cover. Good. Sm Folio.

$11.54

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..

$47.53

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..

$115.44

A Treatise on Paper, with an Outline of Its Manufacture, Complete Tables of Sizes, Etc., for Printers and Stationers
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A Treatise on Paper, with an Outline of Its Manufacture, Complete Tables of Sizes, Etc., for Printers and Stationers

By Parkinson, Richard

Clitheroe & London: R. Parkinson and Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1894 Hardback, 140mm x 225mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.). 147pp + 14pp adverts, some with illustrations, PLUS 16pp of various actual paper samples ranging from Cartridge to Hand-made and from Cream Wove to Japanese Copying Paper. Foxing to prelims and closed-page edges and margins, and more heavily so to the paper samples. Rubs to head & tail of spine, otherwise good, in the original blind-decorated, olive-green cloth-covered boards/gilt title. A presentation copy, from Bertrams Limited, signed on behalf of the Company on the front free endpaper, and with their details in gilt to the back board. Scarce [The Edinburgh engineers Bertrams were makers of paper-making machinery.. Signed with the Compliments of Bertrams. Third Edition. Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo.

$101.86

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

By PATENT OFFICE

London: 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..

$40.74

Salter. The Story of a Family Firm 1760-1960
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Salter. The Story of a Family Firm 1760-1960

By Bache, Mary

West Bromwich: Geo. Salter & Co. Limited, 1960 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 95pp, with a double-page Family Tree, plus a frontispiece and 14 further plates giving a total of 33 b/w photos. Fine, in the original dark-green rexine-covered boards/dulled gilt spine title, and with the very good and unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. Sm 8vo.

$24.45

An Enquiry into and an Explanation of Decimal Coinage and the Metric System of Weights and Measures
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An Enquiry into and an Explanation of Decimal Coinage and the Metric System of Weights and Measures

By Anthony, Edwyn, M.A., J.P., Barrister-at-Law; Alderman, and Chairman of the Weights and Measures Committee of the Herefordshire County Council; Member of the London Mathematical Society

London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1904 Hardback, 190mm x 255mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). Pp viii, 104. Occasional spotting to prelims, more so to closed-page edges, and light rubs to hd/tl of spine. Otherwise very good, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt titles.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. 4to.

$81.49

Evolution of the Pivot, with Special Reference to Weighing Instruments
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Evolution of the Pivot, with Special Reference to Weighing Instruments

By Sander, L., Member

The Newcomen Society, 1945 Excerpt Transactions of the Newcomen Society Vol. XXIV, 1943-1944 & 1944-1945. 187mm x 248mm tall (7.5" x 9.75" approx.). Pp 81-87 incl., with 14 text figs., plus 3 single-sided plate leaves with a total of 6 b/w photo illustrations. Covers lightly spotted and a little dusty, but internally very good. Original black-printed, soft grey card covers. First Edition Thus. Good/n/a.

$24.45

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