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The Catskill Water Supply of New York City. History, Location, Sub-Surface Investigations and Construction.

By White, Lazarus:

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1913 First edition, first thousand. HB. Grey cloth, gilt titles to spine. top edge guilt, xxxii, 755pp plus trade adverts. Quarto. With 239 b&w illustrations, including b&w photos, line drawings, maps and figures, and two folding charts at back. A Very Good largely clean copy, with light rubbing to cover edges, darkened top page edges with a couple of spot stains.


God. Being an Introduction to the Science of Metabiology.

By Murry, John Middleton:

London: Jonathan Cape, 1929 First edition. HB. Black cloth with gilt title to spine, no dustjacket. 317pp. A reconciliation between science and religion. Begins with autobiographical chapter on his relationship with Katherine Mansfield. Very Good copy, with a few pencil marginal notes; top edge darkened, with small stain, otherwise page faces clean; covers have bright gilt, and some light wear including small cloth tears to spine ends.


Water Crystal Healing. Music and Images to Restore your Well-Being.

By Emoto, Masaru:

London: Simon & Schuster, 2006 First UK edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 52pp, quarto. With photos of ice crystals throughout, and 2 CDs of music in wallets. Music discussed includes Smetana, Debussy (La Mer), Wagner, Respighi and Sibelius. Fine copy.


Britten's Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers. A History of Styles in Clocks and Watches and their Mechanisms.

By Britten, F.J. (ed. Clutton, Cecil; Baillie, G.H. & Ilbert, C.A.):

London: Methuen & Spon, 1982 Ninth edition, revised and enlarged by Cecil Clutton, with a list of 25,000 makers extended to 1875. HB. Cloth, and colour photo-illustrated dustjacket. 700pp, large quarto. With 388 illustrations, 40 in full page colour plates. Pictorial endpapers. Covers British and foreign makers. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Light spotting and dusting to top page edges. Some pages near back have creased margins. Jacket has light wear to edges.


Hypnotism: Simplified and Explained and Proved to be a Boon to Mankind.

By Darby, Joseph:

London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, c.1895 Edition and date unspecified, probably c.1895 from contents (1891 is mentioned in text). Paperback: pink paper wrappers, lettered in black with illustration to front and pictorial advert to back; stapled. 55pp. With 3 line drawings, including to title page. Adverts inside the front and back wrappers as well. A Fair copy overall. The contents are good, with a little spotting to ends and rusted staples; the wrappers are very foxed (spotted) and darkened and are pulling away from the staples.


Beyond Tragedy. Essays on the Christian Interpretation of History.

By Niebuhr, Reinhold:

London: Nisbet and Co, 1938 First UK edition. HB. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine, no dustjacket. 306pp. A Christian view of time and eternity, God and the world, nature and grace. Refers in places to contemporary events such as the Spanish Civil War and the Moscow show trials. Very Good copy. Mostly clean and bright, a little pencil underlining, darkened top page edges and browned endpapers.


Everybody's Illustrated Book of Puzzles.

By Lemon, Don:

London: Saxon & Co, 1893 First edition. HB. Blue cloth, lettered to spine and front in dark blue, with decorative border to front cover, and dark blue printed adverts to back cover. 125pp, plus publisher's adverts, large octavo. Red tinted page edges. With small line drawings in text. A total of 794 puzzles of all kinds, with answers, including word games, rebuses, riddles, visual, and numerical puzzles. Very Good. Light browning and soiling to covers, pages clean, some creased corners.


The Complete Domestic Distiller...for the use both of Distillers and Private Families. Illustrated with a Plate. A New Edition, Corrected and Revised.

By Cooper, A.:

London: Thomas Tegg, 1826 New edition, revised. HB. In the scarce original thick card boards with publisher's advert to front (of which only the front and a little of the spine survive). vii, 276pp, 15.5 x 10cm. With engraved plate at front showing 12 types of distilling equipment. Overall a poor to fair only copy: contents good with the text complete and the page block holding well together, with browning and light staining to some pages, the page edges being very browned. However, the engraving plate is loose, and as stated the binding poor, with the front board detached, the back board missing, and the spine just a small strip of card remaining.


Film Script. The Technique of Writing for the Screen.

By Brunel, Adrian:

London: Burke Publishing, 1948 First edition. HB. Cloth, and dustjacket. 192pp. With 23 b&w photos in plates. Foreword by Sir Michael Balcon. Author was film edittor and director. Includes appendices with shooting scripts. Fine book with light browning to closed page edges, in Very Good jacket which has light wear to edges and light soiling.


English Handbell Casting.

By Mears & Stainbank. The Whitechapel Bell Foundry. (Hughes, A.A.):

London: Mears & Stainbank. The Whitechapel Bell Foundry, 1994 Presumed First edition. Undated but from contents and style probably 1930s. Paperback: grey card wrappers, stapled, small oblong format. 16pp, with b&w photos and illustrations showing the process of casting, finishing and testing handbells, with some historical illustrations. One photo is printed in reds to show the pouring of the hot metal. The Whitechapel Foundry in London had been making bells of all kinds (including for Big Ben and Liverpool Cathedral) for 400 years. Introduction by A.A. Hughes, head of the foundry. A charming little booklet in Very Good condition, with some light browning to wrappers..


An Introduction to Frequency Modulation.

By Willis, K.E.V.:

London: Modern University Press, 1947 First edition. HB. Pictorial paper-covered boards, stapled, no dustjacket probably as issued. 64pp. With 11 figures and diagrams in text. Radio waves frequency modudlation. Good copy. Clean covers with some fading to spiena nd light rubbing to edges. Pages clean but staples have rusted and stained surrounding blank paper at ends.


Practical Bookbinding.

By Pearce, W.B.:

London: Percival Marshall, c.1930 Probably First edition. Undated but c.1930 from content and style. Paperback: pictorial card wrappers lettered in black on yellow card with b&w photo of book to front. 104pp. With 92 b&w photos and line diagrams in text. Marshall's Practical Manuals series. With publisher's lists to ends and on back wrapper. Very Good. Generally clean, well bound, browning and wear to spine with small loss lower spine.


A Companion to the Altar, to which are added Prayers and Meditations. With an Introductory Essay on the Origin, Nature & Tendancy of the Lord's Supper.

By Blair, The Rev. Hugh, D.D.:

London: Whittaker & Co, 1830 First edition thus, 'selected from the writings of Hugh Blair, D.D.'. HB. Full maroon leather binding with gilt title to spine and gilt border lines to spine and main covers. Gilt inner edges to covers and all page edges gilt. 140pp, with engraved vignette to title page. Linen page mark. Nicely bound little book in Very Good condition. Original owner's details ,1839, opposite title page. Light browning to title page.


The Doctor &c. by the Late Robert Southey. Edited by his Son-in-Law, John Wood Warter, B.B. New Edtion, Complete in One Volume

By Southey, Robert (ed. Warter, John Wood):

London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848 New edition. HB. Original cloth, dark blue with gilt title and border lines to spine. xl, 694pp. With engraved frontispiece by E. Nash, engraved title page, and engraving by Nash in plate at end. Editor's preface. Good+ copy. Pges are very good, with a few light marks, though the leaves at ends are browned, including the engravings; endpapers very browned. Various marks and cloth dulling to covers, though gilt is bright, and the binding sound.


The Royal Gauger; or, Gauging made Perfectly Easy, as Practised by the Officers of his Majesty's Revenue of Excise...

By Leadbetter, Charles:

London: J. Rivington, R. Baldwin et al, c.1770 Sixth edition, undated by c.1770 from contents. 'Augmented and improved by Samuel Clark.' HB. Full leather, with gilt short title on red panel to spine. xviii, 493pp. With 8 engraved folding plates, and two folded tables, all appear to be present. The detailed text includes the mathematics of gauging and assessing quantities, the range of products to be guaged as well as the laws, penalties and procedures to be used by excise officers. This copy has obviously been well used in the profession, with various pencil and ink notes in old hands to the endpapers and prelims, full of fascinating history on this subject, is in very worn condition. The front cover is detached (present) and the leather on the back cover is frayed. The pages are well held by the binding, however. Closed page edges are darkened, and many pages have browning, handling marks, spots and some stains. The folding plates have generally frayed or torn edges, browning and spotting, and one is loose (present). A Good study copy.


A History of Islamic Philosophy.

By Fakhry, Majid:

New York: Columbia University Press, 1970 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 427pp. No illustrations. Chapters include: The Legacy of Greece, ALexandria and the Orient; The Interaction of Philosophy and Dogma; Islamic Mysticism (Sufism); Modern and Contemporary Trends. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Light spotting to closed page edges. Jacket also browned (diffuse general light spotting), and with a few marks.


The English Windmill.

By Wailes, Rex:

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971 Third impression, including corrections and additions. HB. Blue cloth, gilt titles and windmill motif to spine, and pictorial dustjacket lettered in red on pale blue paper. 246pp With 32 b&w photos and illustrations in plates, 64 line drawings in text by Vincent Lines, and 2 maps. Very Good in Very Good jacket, which has some light browning, darker browning to spine, and a few light marks.


J. Langdon & Sons Ltd Wholesale Price List. 'Uniform' Brand Goods. 1937-1938. (Trade Catalogue)

By J. Langdon & Sons Ltd, Liverpool:

Liverpool: J. Langdon & Sons, 1938 First edition. Paperback: yellow paper wrappers, lettered and illustrated in red, stapled binding, with string attached near top (for hanging up). 112pp, quarto. With b&w illustrations in text throughout, and two coloured pages showing shoes. Trade catalogue of a variety of clothing products, as well as shoes, travelling bags and cases, and even leather footballs. Fair condition only.The poages are generally good or very good, well held, but with rusted staples and some creases and wear to some edges. The wrappers are frayed, with large loss to front though the two images of factories are still intact.


The Architects', Surveyors' and Engineers' Compendium and Complete Catalogue..Sixth Annual Issue. 1892.

By Sears, John Edward (ed.):

London: The Compendium Publishing Company, 1892 Trade catalogue, the sixth annual issue of 1892. HB. A sumptuous volume in olive-green cloth, lettered in gilt to spine and with blind-stamped decorations to front and back covers. 653pp, large quarto. The frontispiece is a fold-out colour lithograph of ceramic mosaic pavements by J.C. Edwards of Ruabon, followed by a pictorial engraved title page, and there are 16 other plate pages, mostly colour lithographs, of marbles, tiles, and sanitary fittings - all as listed in contents. Other pages show advertisments, often pictorial, including wallpaper, hardware, ironmongery, carpentry, brick, and horticultural building manufacturers. There are also sections on architects with addresses and professional rules, building prices etc. A Very Good copy overall. The contents are well bound and clean though not surprisingly with a heavy book like this there are some cracks over internal hinges at endpapers. Browned endpapers and a few creased page corners. Covers are a bit worn with some marks and a dark area to cloth at back.


Ironwork, Fencing, Gates. (Trade catalogue No.38)

By Bayliss, Jones & Bayliss Limited (Wolverhampton):

Wolverhampton: Bayliss, Jones & Bayliss Limited, c.1938 Trade catalogue, undated, but from content and style probably late 1930s. HB. Grey paper-covered boards with pale blue cloth spine, lettered in black to spine and front, 137pp, large quarto. With b&w photos and line drawings throughout showing the wide range of metal products made by this company, some of the photos being of completed jobs at specific buildings: all kinds of fencing, gates for various types of property (public and private) with associated fittings. A nicely produced catalogue. Good + condition. Boards show light handling wear with some dark marks to covers ,contents clean and tightly bound. One item has been highlighted in red pencil.


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