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The Carpenter and Builder's Complete Measurer. Intended As A Sequel To The "Carpenter's Guide." - A Practical Treatise on Mensuration for the Use of Surveyors Carpenters, Builders, and Artificers in General...

By Nicholson, Peter

London and New York: James S. Virtue, 1842 Title continues: "... The Measurement of Curved Surfaces in Particular is Clearly Explained, by means of Their Plans, Sections, and Elevations." 9" x 11.25" tall approx. 240pp + 22 full-page engraved plates. Prelims slightly browning and scattered minor spotting throughout. Otherwise internally very good and tight, in the original blind-ruled brown cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. Rubs at corners and hd/tl spine and with a thumb-sized ink-stain to lower corner of back board and slightly affecting spine foot. Undated, but considered by COPAC [where only one copy of this edition has been identified as probably having been published in 1842. First Edition Thus?. Hard Cover. Good.

$169.16

The Woodworker. A Practical Journal of Woodworking in All Its Branches Vol 1 No.1, Oct 1902 to Vol.1 No. 12, Sept. 1902
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The Woodworker. A Practical Journal of Woodworking in All Its Branches Vol 1 No.1, Oct 1902 to Vol.1 No. 12, Sept. 1902

By Marshall, Percival, A.I.Mech.E [Editor]

Watford, Herts.: Argus Books Ltd., 1976 Hardback, 1185mm x 248mm tall (7.5" x 9.75" approx.).Pp 276, illustrated throughout in engravings and line. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, otherwise fine, in the original brown boards/black titles.. First Edition Thus. Boards. Almost Fine.

$13.53

The Advance Knife Makers Manual
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The Advance Knife Makers Manual

By Hoffman, Harold

Privately Published, 2000 -210mm x 285mm tall (8.25" x 11.25" approx.). Pp 277, with illustrations in b/w & line. Light crease to spine foot, otherwise very good in the original cream soft-card covers/light-brown titles. Apparently uncommon.. First Edition. Card. Very Good. Lge 4to..

$101.50

Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction. The 14th Century
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Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction. The 14th Century

By Price, Brian R.

Boulder, Colorado: Paladin Press, 2000 Hardback, 220mm x 290mm tall (8.25" x 11.25" approx) Pp xviii, 508 with profuse illustrations in b/w photo and line. Almost fine, in the original black cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the almost fine, unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. Please note that some additional postage will be required for overseas posting.. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Almost Fine. Sm Folio.

$372.16

The Sheffield Knife Book. A History and Collector's Guide SIGNED BY AUTHOR
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The Sheffield Knife Book. A History and Collector's Guide SIGNED BY AUTHOR

By Tweedale, Geoffrey

Sheffield: The Hallamshire Press, 1996 Hardback, 195mm x 265mm tall (7.75" x 10.5" approx.). 320pp with a colour-photo frontispiece plate and illustrated throughout in b/w and colour. Almost fine, in the original red & black-printed, colour-photo-illustrated, white laminated boards/red titles/illustrated endpapers. Signed on the title-page by the Author. [As this volume weight over 1,200g before packing, some additional postage may be required for delivery outside the UK.]. Signed by the Author. First Edition. Laminated Boards. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. 4to.

$223.29

Screw Threads and Twist Drills
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Screw Threads and Twist Drills

By Duplex

London: Percival Marshall & Co. Ltd, 1954 London: Percival Marshall & Co Ltd, 1954 125mm x 185mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp (viii), 88 with 47 text figs. Original laminated thin card covers creased and furling, and contents showing browning to margins throughout. Apparently an uncommon survivor and, in spite of its unpreposessing appearance, still useful as a reference copy.. Revised & Reprinted. Soft Cover. Poor/N/A. . Revised & Reprinted Edition.

$16.92

Marking-Out Practice for Mechanics
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Marking-Out Practice for Mechanics

By Bradley, Ian & Hallows, Norman F.

London: Percival Marshall & Co. Ltd, 1948 125mm x 183mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp (vi), 116, with 94 text figs. including a fold-out plate. Original illustrated paper-covered boards rubbed & faded with spine paper mostly lacking. Internally, paper stock browning, mainly to margins, but otherwise sound.. First Edition. Hardback.

$4.74

Belt Drives in the Small Workshop
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Belt Drives in the Small Workshop

By Duplex

London: Percival Marshall, 1950 127mm x 184mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp (vi), 61 + iii, with 48 illustrations in b/w photo & line. Original colour-illustrated softcovers somewhat rubbed, creased & worn but internally good.. First Edition. Soft Cover.

$10.15

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

The Second Course of Orthographic Projection
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The Second Course of Orthographic Projection

By Binns, William

London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1869 title continues: "being a continuation of the new method of teaching the science of Mechanical and Engineering Drawing, with Practical Remarks on the Teeth of Wheels, the Projection of Shadows, Principles of Shading and Drawing from Machinery". Hardback, 140mm x 225mm tall (6" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xii, 180 with 67 engraved text figs., plus 22 single-sided plate leaves, 16 of which are double-folding. Rubs to head & tail of spine, and one of the plate leaves, having been mis-folded, has a dusty leading edge. Otherwise very good, in the blind decorated, cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$40.60

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.

$33.83

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

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.

$33.83

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..

$608.99

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..

$203.00

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.

$169.16

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