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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.

$20.30

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..

$20.30

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..

$51.43

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..

$27.07

Sir Joseph Whitworth The World's Best Mechanician
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Sir Joseph Whitworth The World's Best Mechanician

By Atkinson, Norman

Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1996 Hardback, 160mm x 240mm tall (6.25" x 9.5" approx.). Pp ix, 338, with 8 text figs., plus 28 b/w photo plates. Almost fine, in the original black boards/gilt spine title and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Almost Fine. Lge 8vo..

$67.67

Collecting and Restoring Scientific Instruments
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Collecting and Restoring Scientific Instruments

By Pearsall, Ronald

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974 Hardback, 145mm x 222mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 278pp, with 128 illustrations in b/w photograph and line, a useful Glossary; Notes on Prices; lists of American, British & London-based instrument makers, and a short Bibliography . Fine, in the original blue boards/gilt spine title, and with the fine [unclipped and with none of the usual fading], colour-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$37.90

Triumphs of Invention
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Triumphs of Invention

By Hall, Cyril, Author of Conquests of Engineering, Wonders of Transport & Treasures of the Earth

London & Glasgow: Blackie & Son Limited, 1920 Hardback, 125mm x 192mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). 276pp + b/w photo frontispiece plate and 31 single-sided plates with a total of 33 further b/w photographs. Neat 1936-dated presentation inscription to front free endpaper and a couple of minor external blemishes, otherwise very good, in the original cloth-covered boards/black titles & illustrated front board. Undated, but stated by COPAC to have been published in either 1920 or 1926. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm 8vo.

$16.92

Gears for Small Mechanisms...
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Gears for Small Mechanisms...

By Davis, W. O., M.B.E.

London: N.A.G. Press Ltd., 1970 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" tall approx.). Pp xii, 344 with illustrations by E.A. Ayers. Endpapers toned, otherwise almost fine, in the original yellow cloth covered-boards/gilt spine title, and with the price-clipped and lightly edge-rubbed, but otherwise good, illustrated dust-wrapper. The "completely revised and expanded" Second [& best] Edition.. Second Edition - Revised and Expanded. Cloth. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Ayers, E.A.. 8vo..

$54.14

Thomas Telford [ with covering letter from Sonia Rolt ]
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Thomas Telford [ with covering letter from Sonia Rolt ]

Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing, 2007 158mm x 236mm tall (6.25" x 9.25" approx.). Pp xx, 268 + 16 plates with a total of 21 b/w photos. Fine, in the original illustrated thin card covers. TOGETHER WITH, loosely inserted, a two-sided letter handwritten and signed by Tom Rolt's widow, Sonia Rolt, gifting the book to a mutual friend of theirs.. Letter Signed by Author's Widow. First Edition Thus. Fine/N/A.

$60.90

Harness Making, with Numerous Engravings and Illustrations

By Hasluck, Paul N. [Editor]

London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1904 Hardback 100mm x 172mm tall (4" x 6.75" approx.). 160pp with 197 text figures. Withdrawn and sold from the City of Liverpool Public Libraries, with labels to the endpapers but no internal stamping. Contemporary green cloth library binding with gilt spine title and accession numbers. Internally very good.. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No d/w.

$33.84

The Art of Turning

By Plumier, Charles, Trans. Paul L. Ferraglio

Brooklyn, New York: Paul L. Ferraglio, 1975 Hardback, 210mm x 280mm tall (8.25" x 11" approx.). Single-sided leaves throughout. Pp xxi, 294 [with 2 decorated title leaves] plus 80 plates. Prelims lightly spotted, otherwise very good, in the original dark-blue buckram-covered boards/gilt spine title. Privately published by the Translator. Very scarce. Additional postage will be required for this heavy volume, please ask for details of the best option before placing an order.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later glassine d/w. 4to..

$609.03

Joseph Moxon's Mechanick Exercises or, the Doctrine of Handy-Works...To which is added Mechanick Dialling. [ See description following for the full Sub-Title ]
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Joseph Moxon's Mechanick Exercises or, the Doctrine of Handy-Works...To which is added Mechanick Dialling. [ See description following for the full Sub-Title ]

By Moxon, Joseph - Edited by Charles F. Montgomery, and with an Introduction, Table of Contents, and Captions explaining the 26 plates, by Benno M. Forman

New York - Washington - London: Praeger Publishers, 1970 Hardback, 135mm x 200mm tall (5.25" x 8" approx.). Pp xxxvii, (viii), 287, + pp (i), 307-352 with text figs. + 58pp of plates, their descriptions and the Errata leaf and a folding plate. Fine, in the original leather-effect calendered tan cloth-covered boards/gilt-on-red spine title with gilt bands, and with the very slightly dusty but otherwise very good and unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper. The full title is "Joseph Moxon's Mechanick Exercises or, the Doctrine of Handy-Works Applied to the Arts of Smithing, Joinery, Carpentry, Turning, Bricklaying, To which is added Mechanick Dyalling: Shewing how to draw a true Sun-Dyal on any given Plane, however scituated (sic); only with the help of a straight Ruler and a pair of Compasses, and without any Arithmetical Calculation". This uncommon Praeger publication is the first reprinting of Mechanick Exercises and Mechanick Dyalling since 1703, and included are six pages from the 1697 Mechanick Dyalling, and eight pages from the 1700 edition of the Exercises. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo..

$203.01

English Town Crafts
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English Town Crafts

By Wymer, Norman

London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1949 Hardback, 140mm x 222mm tall (5.5" x 8.75".). Pp viii, 128, with a coloured frontispiece plate, plus 64pp of plates with a total of 130 b/w photographs. Almost fine, in the original red boards/black spine title, and with, very slightly rubbed but otherwise very good and unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Unclipped. Illus. by Hawkins, Irene [Jacket design]. 8vo..

$20.30

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.

$169.18

Workshop Makeshifts. Being a Collection of Practical Hints and Suggestions for the Use of Amateur Workers in Wood and Metal

By Cassal, Hans J.S.

London & New York: L. Upcott Gill, & Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905 Hardback, 125mm x 188mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp viii, 248, with illustrated adverts to front endpapers and 168 text figs. + a 16pp Publisher's illustrated list in covers printed in red & black. Paper stock lightly toned, otherwise almost fine, in the original embossed & gilt decorated brown cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. [The records show 1898 as having been the date of first publication, with the second edition, revised by W.J. May appearing in 1922. The revisions seem to have been somewhat drastic, as May's edition only had 140 pages, as against 248 here.]. First Edition, Later Issue. Cloth. Very Good. Sm 8vo..

$60.90

The Boy Engineers. What They Did and How They Did It. A Book for Boys.

By Lukin, Rev. J

London: Trubner & Co., 1878 5.5" x 7.5" tall. Pp vii, 344 with 26 figs. Published in the "Young Mechanic" Series. Corners slightly bruised and slight cracking to one or two internal joints, otherwise very good, in the original black-ruled, gilt pictorial green cloth-covered, bevelled-edge boards/gilt titles. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w.

$37.90

Antique Woodworking Tools. A Guide to the Purchase, Restoration and Use of Old Tools for Today's Shop
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Antique Woodworking Tools. A Guide to the Purchase, Restoration and Use of Old Tools for Today's Shop

By Dunbar, Michael

London: Stobart & Son, 1979 Hardback, 155mm x 237mm tall (6" x 9.25" approx.). 192pp plus a frontispiece plate and with 67 further b/w photographs by Eric White. Almost fine, in the original blue boards/gilt spine title, and with the price-clipped but otherwise very good, colour photo-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Boards. Almost Fine/Very Good. Illus. by White, Eric [photographs]. 8vo.

$40.60

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.

$203.01

Roller Leather for Cotton Spinning, Its Use and Abuse.

By Seymour-Jones, Alfred, F.I.C

Manchester: Marsden and Co. The Textile Mercury Office, 1893 4.75" x 7" tall. Frontispiece plate; title-leaf; [iv], 81 with numerous engravings and illustrations + 21 illustrated pages of advertisements. Prelims lightly foxed and some margins dusty. Spine edges and hd/tl worn, o/w good, in the original dark-green stiff-card covers. . First Edition. Good/No d/w.

$10.15

Turning for Amateurs: Being Descriptions of The Lathe and Its Attachments and Tools, ...

By Anon. [ James Lukin ]

London: The Bazaar Office, 1882 Title continues: "....With Practical Instructions for their Effective Use on Wood, Metal, and Other Materials". Hardback. Published circa 1882, the volume is 5" x 8" tall. Engraved frontispiece plate; pp 127 with 125 engraved figs., some full-page, plus pictorial advertisement leaf for Britannia Company, Tool Makers, printed on pink paper, plus in grey card covers, L. Upcott Gill's Catalogue of New and Practical Books No1. - 1882 of 10pp and 6pp of illustrated adverts for such wonders as "Latreille's Excelsior Lotion for Whiskers and Mustachios and Curer of Baldness". Fine, in the original blind-ruled, gilt pictorially decorated plum-coloured cloth/gilt titles. Cloth. Fine/Later glassine d/w.

$74.44

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