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The Tavistock Canal: a short history (DART Publication No.16)

The Tavistock Canal: a short history (DART Publication No.16)

by Carolyn Hedges; Mungo Park [ed]

Shinners Bridge: Dartington Amenity Research Trust, 1975. Book. Very Good. Paperback. In very good condition..
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£10.00
Report on the Operations of the Proposed Central Electricity Board

Report on the Operations of the Proposed Central Electricity Board

by J M Kennedy

London: Ministry of Transport, 1926. First edition. Hardback. Fair/No Jacket. 1611 Folio. Brown cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, photograph of "Steel Tower for 130,000 volt Line in Italy" tipped in as frontispiece, 24 charts, graphs, maps etc bound in to rear, with a second photograph of an Italian tower. Condition notes: Boards and spine in a poor way: both boards and spine strip damaged by wildlife, and generally scuffed and chipped; joints exposed. Text block sound and clean,... Read more
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£105.00
Steam Narrow Boat 'President': the first hundred years

Steam Narrow Boat 'President': the first hundred years

by Neil Ratcliffe

Dudley: Black Country Museum Trust, 2009. Book. As New. Paperback. As new, unread copy. 9780956203106.
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£3.50
Brunel's Britain

Brunel's Britain

by Beckett, Derrick

David & Charles, 1980-11-13. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good Jacket. Illustrated in monochrome. Ink inscription. Posted within 1 working day. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide
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£6.49
Mineral Railways (Light Railway Handbooks No.7)

Mineral Railways (Light Railway Handbooks No.7)

by R W Kidner

Chislehurst: The Oakwood Press, 1946. Book. Good-. Paperback. Some light page tanning, apparently unread as the pages are uncut; staples rusting, card cover unevenly tanned and with some edgewear..
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£5.00
Coal Tar and Some of its Products

Coal Tar and Some of its Products

by A R Warnes

London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 226 8vo. Ex school copy. In the series Pitman's Common Commodities. Undated. Grey-green cloth-covered boards, black titles to front board and spine, 105 pages (including index) followed by pages of publisher's catalogue. With 17 illustrations, some of equipment and some diagrams. Barely octavo in size (approximately 7.4 inches high). Condition notes: Front pastedown messy from school library treatments and... Read more
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£12.00
The Story of the Bude Canal

The Story of the Bude Canal

by Joan Rendell

Callington: Stannary Press, 1987. Book. Very Good. Paperback. 1st Edition. Some light page tanning, still in very good condition..
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£5.00
The Founding of Metals: a Practical Treatise on the Melting of Iron with a Description of the Founding of Alloys ; Also, of all the metals and mineral substances used in the Art of Founding.  Collected from original sources ..

The Founding of Metals: a Practical Treatise on the Melting of Iron with a Description of the Founding of Alloys ; Also, of all the metals and mineral substances used in the Art of Founding. Collected from original sources ..

by Kirk, Edward

Sharon, PA: [ no publisher ], 1877. First Edition. Cloth. Good. First Edition. vi, 272 pages. 5-1/2" x 8-3/4 inches. Publisher's blue pebbled cloth boards. Front flyleaves lacking. Sticker mark on title page. Corners and head/tail spine panel worn/frayed. Binding sound. Titles stamped in gilt. Blindstamped borders. With twenty-one illustrations. Cloth. The author's stated goal is to "at the earnest solicitation of many foundrymen" to provide based on practical observation and many years in the... Read more
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$193.00
[ Photography, Industrial ]  Silver print of a Bell foundry showing eight very large bells

[ Photography, Industrial ] Silver print of a Bell foundry showing eight very large bells

by [ no author ]

[no date ]: [ no publisher ], 1910. Photograph. Near Fine. 13 1/4 x 11 1/8 inch green tinted matte with laid down silver print size 8 3/4 x 6 3/8 inches. Photograph is bright and clean, with one small circular blemish at the upper edges, and a touch of rubbing at the extremities. The white highlight above the two people appears to be a rework of the negative emulsion. The back of the mount is blank with a small stain from an old sticker. Photograph. A highly unusual image of what appears to be a... Read more
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$193.00
Guide to the Explosives Act 1875 (38 Vict. C. 17.) and to the Orders in Council and Orders of the Secretary of State Made under That Act; With Remarks Upon the Explosives Substances Act, 1883 (46 Vict c. 3)

Guide to the Explosives Act 1875 (38 Vict. C. 17.) and to the Orders in Council and Orders of the Secretary of State Made under That Act; With Remarks Upon the Explosives Substances Act, 1883 (46 Vict c. 3)

by J H Thomson

London: HMSO, 1906. 2nd edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 278 12mo. Intended to provide a more generally useful book than the Guide Book to the Explosives Act written by Sir Vivian Majendie, which had been intended for the use of Local Authorities but turned out to be in much wider demand. Maroon cloth-covered boards, 410 pages. Condition notes: Spine and top inch or so of front board faded , pages clean, binding sound.
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£20.00
Coal Mines Inspection Its History and Results

Coal Mines Inspection Its History and Results

by R Nelson Boyd

London: W H Allen, 1879. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 721 8vo. Brown cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 261 pages. Covers not only the legislation in place by the time of publication but the debates en route to its framing, conditions prior to the legislation and with an appendix showing incidence of accidents and explosions since the introduction of inspections. Condition notes: Boards knocked and rubbed, ownership signatures to front free end paper, top edges of text block... Read more
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£45.00
Electricity Regulations: Instructions to Inspectors

Electricity Regulations: Instructions to Inspectors

Unpublished, 1910. No Binding. Good/No Jacket. Folio. This is Form 401, classed as "Confidential. For the Use of H.M.Inspectors Only", and is a copy of the eight-page "form" (that is, a printed memorandum, set of regulations etc intended for distribution within the Civil Service) as issued. Condition notes: Grubby and with repairs, but entire.
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£20.00
Progress or The Romance of a British Industry

Progress or The Romance of a British Industry

by Otto Monsted Ltd

London: Otto Monsted Ltd. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 738 4to. A 25th Anniversary celebration publication of the margarine producers and packers, Otto Monsted Ltd, of Southall. The Anniversary dates the book to 1912/1913. Brown paper-covered boards, titles on paper label to front board, 31 pages, decorated initial letters to chapters. Many photographs- the factory, the private goods railway station, employees etc etc. Folding panoramic view of the factory. A nicely-produced book, which leads... Read more
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£50.00
Notes : Laboratory of Dynamo-Electric Machinery : For the Use of Students in the Lowell Institute School for Industrial Foremen : Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Notes : Laboratory of Dynamo-Electric Machinery : For the Use of Students in the Lowell Institute School for Industrial Foremen : Massachusetts Institute of Technology

by Lawrence, R. R. ; Green, C. W

Boston: ( Lowell Institute School for industrial Foreman ), 1914. First Edition. Cloth. Good. First Edition. [4], 126 pages. 8vo. Publisher's brown cloth. Includes publisher's supplement (pages 86a, 86b, and 86c "Regulation of an Alternator by the American Institute method"). Also laid in is a small group of what appear to be plotter outputs for experiments or readings of some kind. Some soiling to pages, occasional notations in the text. Previous owner's name on front flyleaf. Dampstaining to... Read more
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$28.00
Heroes of Science: Mechanicians

Heroes of Science: Mechanicians

by Lewis, TC

London: SPCK, 1884. xiv + 340pp, not illustrated. Full brown leather binding, 5 raised bands to spine, gilt decoration and lining, gilt motto 'Palmam Qui Mervit Ferat' to front board. Spine dulled, light edge rubbing. Marbled page edges, presentation bookplate to front pastedown, from Amersham Hall School, dated 1891. General light foxing, a VG copy . Biographies of James Watt, George Stephenson, Sir Richard Arkwright, Samuel Crompton, Henry Maudsley, Joseph Clement, James Nasmyth, Sir Joseph... Read more
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£40.00
Annual Reports of the Board of Electric Light Commissioners of South Norwalk, Conn.  FIRST 12 (of 13) Years 1893-1906

Annual Reports of the Board of Electric Light Commissioners of South Norwalk, Conn. FIRST 12 (of 13) Years 1893-1906

by [ Board of Electric Light Commissioners ]

South Norwalk, Connecticut: Various, 1906. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. Sammelband of the Annual Reports of the Board of Electric Light Commissioners of South Norwalk, Connecticut, #1-6 and 8-13 covering 1893-1906. Red buckram binding with gilt lettering. 8vo. Ex-library (properly withdrawn) from the Reform Club library at Columbia University with their bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper (front flyleaf perished). Original report covers bound in, the whole bound in red... Read more
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$325.00
Screw-Thread Manual

Screw-Thread Manual

by F J Camm

London: George Newnes, 1942. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 260 12mo. Setting out screw-thread standards in common use, and describing all methods of cutting screws and modern methods of measuring them. Dark blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to front board, gilt titles to spine (much faded), 192 pages, with 110 illustrations, 12 pages of advertisements (all but one illustrated). Condition notes: Rubbing and bumping to the boards, but a clean, sound copy. Previous owner's name to front free end... Read more
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£25.00
General Catalogue No. 7 Doubleday-Hill Electric Co. Distributors and Manufacturers Electrical Supplies

General Catalogue No. 7 Doubleday-Hill Electric Co. Distributors and Manufacturers Electrical Supplies

by [ Doubleday-Hill Electric Co ]

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Doubleday-Hill Electric Co, 1916. First Edition. Cloth. Good. First Edition. 1475 pages. Thick 4to. (7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches) Publisher's printed two tone yellow cloth. Covers soiled, bumped at corners. Sound. Last hundred pages with marginal dampstaining lower right corner. Occasional dampstaining at corner tips elsewhere. Well illustrated, occasionally in color. Cloth. Printed by R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co. An extensive General Catalogue by this supplier and... Read more
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$330.00
Kennet and Avon Canal: Brief Guide and History (Booklet No.1)

Kennet and Avon Canal: Brief Guide and History (Booklet No.1)

by Ken R Clew

Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, 1968. Book. Fair. Paperback. Mimeographed, stapled booklet, pages (single-sided printing) a little tanned else internally good, cover has some spotting and shelfwear, staples rusted..
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£3.50
Adventures of a Chemist Collector

Adventures of a Chemist Collector

by Bader, Alfred

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995. 1st edition, large 8vo, 288pp, photo illustrations; VG+/Fine Copy in VG+/Fine DJ with a very faint bruise to spine. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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£7.00
Water and Wind Power

Water and Wind Power

by Martin Watts

Princes Risborough: Shire, 2005. Book. As New. Paperback. As new, unread copy..
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£3.00
The Coalbrookdale Ironworks

The Coalbrookdale Ironworks

by Raistrick Dr Arthur

Ironbridge, Great Britain: The Ironbridge Gorge Trust Museum, 1975. 1st edition thus. The price is for 2 related booklets: No1) The Coalbrookdale Ironworks. Published 1975, 20 pages Very well illustrated throughout with black and white photographic plates.Very Good++ in attractive pictorial white card covers AND No2) The Iron Bridge - A Short History of the First Iron Bridge in the World. Published in 1979. 12 pages. Very well illustrated with black and white photographic plates. In attractive pictorial... Read more
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£5.00
Mine & Yours: an activity guide to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

Mine & Yours: an activity guide to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

by Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

Truro: World Heritage Site Office, Cornwall County Council Historic Environment Service, 2008. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Apparently unused, spiral-bound card covers, 64 printed pages, plus a quantity of unnumbered pages for activities, and postcards to personalize..
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£7.50
A Century of Chemistry on Tyneside 1868-1968

A Century of Chemistry on Tyneside 1868-1968

by W A Campbell

Newcastle upon Tyne Section of the Society of Chemical Industry, 1968. Book. Good. Paperback. Owner's name on title page else internally in very good condition, cover rather grubby and unevenly faded with very light shelfwear..
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£17.50
No More Shacks: The Daring Vision of Habitat for Humanity

No More Shacks: The Daring Vision of Habitat for Humanity

by Fuller, Millard with Diane Scott

Waco, Texas: Word Book Publishers, 1986. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh, make you cry, and inspire you like you have never been inspired before. And once you read it, you will never be the same again!" How Mr Jimmy Carter got involved in this noble humanitarian ministry is really an inspiring episode for anyone who believes that the hands that help are holier than the lips that pray!" -- review by T Lawrence Book is in near fine condition with little... Read more
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$3.00