Industrial History

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Railways and Recollections

Railways and Recollections

by Stretton, John Townsend, Peter

Industrial Archaeology

Industrial Archaeology

by Raistrick, Arthur

Zinc and its Alloys

Zinc and its Alloys

by T E Lones

London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 213 8vo. In the series Pitman's Common Commodities. Undated. Grey-green cloth-covered boards, black titles to front board and spine, 127 pages (including index) followed by pages of publisher's catalogue. 23 illustrations: frontispiece from photographs, the rest diagrams of machinery. Barely octavo in size (approximately 7.4 inches high). Condition notes: A little rubbing to the boards, overall a very nice copy.
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£30.00
The Static Transformer, The Berry Transformer

The Static Transformer, The Berry Transformer

Hayes, Middlesex UK: The British Electric Transformer Co. Ltd, 1919. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 316 8vo. Cover title: The Static Transformer. Title page: The Berry Transformer. Written "in the good cause of reliability in transformer construction" dedicated "to that ever increasing band of optimists, the Electricity Supply Engineers in all parts of the world, who daily devote themselves to maintaining uninterrupted an electric service...". Light green cloth-covered boards,... Read more
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£40.00
The Painter's and French Polisher's Hand Book

The Painter's and French Polisher's Hand Book

Barnsley. 7th. Paperback. Fair/No Jacket. 97 12mo. Title continues "Contains 500 Trade Recipes Instructions and Details For French Polishing, Wood Staining, Varnishing, Ebonizing, Glazing, Bronzing, Spiriting, Pore Filling, Wax Polishing, &c., &c., &c. Includes also glass-frosting and "Trade Secrets for Bronzing". Paper covers, 100 pages. Undated but seems early 20th century. No author or company credited. Condition notes: Covers very soiled, with considerable loss to... Read more
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£20.00
Sidney Ironworks Accounts 1541-1573

Sidney Ironworks Accounts 1541-1573

by Crossley D W (Ed)

London, Great Britain: The Royal Historical Society, 1975. 1st edition. 269 pages including detailed index. This is a detailed study of the business of the Sidney ironworks in Sussex. Contains numerous charts, copies of old documents and 3 maps. In original stone coloured buckram gilt hard cover binding with one tiny mark on front cover - not serious. A very clean tight copy. Very Good+.. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good+. 8vo.
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£3.00
The Darbys of Coalbrookdale

The Darbys of Coalbrookdale

by Trinder Barrie

London, Great Britain: Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1981. This is a 1981 reprint of a book which was first published in 1974. 79 pages including detailed index and Darby family tree. There are also 15 good black and white photographic plates which are gathered together in the middle of the book. A very detailed yet readable account. In original attractive pictorial card covers. Very Good++. REDUCED POSTAGE ON THIS ITEM. . Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good++. 8vo.
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£3.50
Factory and Workshop Acts, 1901 to 1911. Memorandum By the Electrical Inspector of Factories on the Electricity Regulations.

Factory and Workshop Acts, 1901 to 1911. Memorandum By the Electrical Inspector of Factories on the Electricity Regulations.

London: HMSO, 1916. 2nd. Hardback. Very good/No jacket. 472 4to. This is a privately bound photocopy of the 84 page memorandum. Photocopies of the original covers (very indistinct) are laid in. There are copious notes in pencil in the margins and to the verso of the pages. There are also earlier notes which were present on the original document and so have been photocopied. A note referring to these notes has been written in pencil on the front free and paper, dated 1930, initialled GSR. A later... Read more
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£40.00
Glovers Vade Mecum

Glovers Vade Mecum

by W.T. Glover and Co. Ltd

Manchester: W.T. Glover and Co. Ltd, 1911. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 406 12mo. A pocket-sized guide to the manufacture of cables, cable laying, maintenance and testing of cable systems, cable installations in various environments and a section of 'Useful Data and Tables and B.O.T. Regulations'. Soft dark green leather covers, gilt titles and decoration to covers, all edges gilt. Illustrated with diagrams and from photographs. Condition notes: Leather rubbed, especially at extremities,... Read more
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£20.00
Children and Industry. Child Health and Welfare in North-west Textile Towns During the Nineteenth Century

Children and Industry. Child Health and Welfare in North-west Textile Towns During the Nineteenth Century

by Marjorie Cruickshank

Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1981. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 375 8vo. Pictorial dust jacket (not price clipped), brown cloth-covered boards, silver titles to spine, 189 pages including notes for each chapter, Appendices, Bibliography and Index. Condition notes: A clean, smart copy, with the dust jacket in a protective wrapper.
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£15.00
Small Switches, etc., and their Circuits

Small Switches, etc., and their Circuits

by W. Maycock

London: S Rentell, 1911. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 546 8vo. Dark red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to front board and spine, 288 pages, many illustrations, diagrams etc. Condition notes: Boards rubbed at extremities, especially to top and bottom of spine; spine titles rubbed and scarcely legible. Rear free end paper with tear to corner, rear pastedown cracked, binding pulled at rear hinge.
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£20.00
The Sheffield Outrages

The Sheffield Outrages

by :

New York USA: Augustus M Kelley, 1971. 1st edition thus. 452 pages. This is a report presented to the trades unions commissioners in 1867 with an introduction by Sidney Pollard. A unique social document. In original attractive buff gilt buckram hard cover binding. Very Good/Fine in Very Good++ attractive pictorial dust wrapper. A VERY substantial book - WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE OUTSIDE UK. . First Edition Thus. Buckram. Very Good/Fine/Very Good++. Large Format.
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£12.00
Brunel's Britain

Brunel's Britain

by Beckett, Derrick

Hardback. Good.
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£4.14
East of Suez: a Study of Britain's Greatest Trading Enterprise

East of Suez: a Study of Britain's Greatest Trading Enterprise

by Anderson, J R L

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1969. 1st edition, 8vo, 288pp, photo illustrations, VG Copy in VG DJ. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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£5.00
Handboek voor de Rubbercultuur in Nederlandsch-Indië

Handboek voor de Rubbercultuur in Nederlandsch-Indië

by Swart, Rutgers

Amsterdam: J H De Bussy, 1921. Very informative book on the Rubber industry in the Dutch East Indies, TEXT in DUTCH NO ENGLISH translation, 777 pages plus 14 page index, in very bright clean condition, many B/w photographs and illustrations, all present as listed plus very informative text in DUTCH, NO dustwrapper, outer boards are lightly rubbed on edges and slightly darkened with age and gold lettering a little dull. VERY HEAVY BOOK 3Kg with sound packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. A... Read more
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£38.00
The Artist and the Bridge 1700-1920

The Artist and the Bridge 1700-1920

by Sweetman, John

Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 1999. 1st edition, square 4to, 208pp, colour and b/w photo illustrations, VG+/Fine Copy in VG+/Fine DJ. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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£10.00
The Control of Water as Applied to Irrigation Power and Town Water Supply Purposes

The Control of Water as Applied to Irrigation Power and Town Water Supply Purposes

by Philip A Morley Parker

London: George Routledge and Sons Limited, 1932. Very informative book on this subject, second edition, second impression. 1055 pages in very bright clean condition, many B/w technical illustrations, all present as listed plus very informative text. HEAVY BOOK 1.4 Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. NO dustwrapper, outer boards are bright and clean just the very lightest of rubbing on edges, a very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Second... Read more
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£15.99
The Great Northern Coalfield 1700-1900

The Great Northern Coalfield 1700-1900

by Frank Atkinson

University Tutorial Press, London, 1968 hardback with wrapper. 76 pp. 61 b/w figs. in the text. Gd/gd. Could be ex-library as a small square piece has been clipped out of the title page and page 73. This does not affect the text. Wrapper in archive sleeve. Page edges dust soiled. Internally clean.
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£12.50
Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin

Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin

by Spufford, Francis

London: Faber, 2003. 1st edition, 8vo, 250pp, slight lean to spine o/w VG+ Copy in VG+ DJ. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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£5.00
The Industrial Revolution in Shropshire

The Industrial Revolution in Shropshire

by Trinder, Barrie

Chichester: Phillimore, 1973. 1st edition, 8vo, 455pp, photo illustrations, line maps; ex-library copy with the usual attendant woes but really not too badly mauled; G/VG Copy in VG DJ. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.
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£5.75
Report from the Joint Select Committee of the House of Lords and the House of Commons on Electric Powers (Protective Clauses) Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index

Report from the Joint Select Committee of the House of Lords and the House of Commons on Electric Powers (Protective Clauses) Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index

London: HMSO, 1893. Hardback. Fair/No Jacket. 898 Folio. Half leather on grey cloth-covered boards, paginated title page etc to iv, then Report (v-vii), Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee (viii-xx), Minutes of Evidence (1-230), Appendix (231-234), Index (235-270). The main issue investigated by the Committee was whether or not the granting of permission to construct electrical systems should be subject to limitations in the use of earth return circuits, "or [limited] by any provision as to... Read more
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£15.00
The Iron Ore Industry of Great Britain

The Iron Ore Industry of Great Britain

Kettering, UK: National Council of Associated Iron Ore Producers, 1960. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 498 4to. An account of the then current state of the industry, with its problems and prospects. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to front board, gilt titles to spine, pictorial dustjacket, coloured frontispiece, many illustrations from photographs, diagrams, maps etc, 136 pages. Letter from the printer to the Peterborough Advertiser left laid in. Octavo/quarto borderline in size (25... Read more
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£15.00
Laboratory Handbook of Toxic Agents

Laboratory Handbook of Toxic Agents

by C H Gray

London: Royal Institute of Chemistry, 1960. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 415 64vo. Review copy, with publisher's letter left laid in. Maroon cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board, 170 pages. Intended "for easy reference in emergency". Condition notes: A clean, bright copy which seems not to have been used in any laboratory. Neat ownership inscription to front free end paper and a small nick to the margin of same.
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£15.00
Storage of Petroleum Spirit

Storage of Petroleum Spirit

by H E Watts

London: Charles Griffin, 1951. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 414 8vo. The first of a series of thee books by this author on the legal and practical aspects of storing inflammable and explosive substance. Maroon-coloured cloth-covered boards, 320 pages. Condition notes: Some wear to the boards along front joint, previous owner's name to front free end paper, otherwise clean, sound and unmarked.
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£20.00
Belting and its Application A Treatise on the Construction and Use of the Many Types of Belting

Belting and its Application A Treatise on the Construction and Use of the Many Types of Belting

by J Dawson

London: Chapman and Hall, 1930. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 542 8vo. Title continues- ' Including a Chapter on "V" Shaped Ropes'. Dark blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, many illustrations from photographs as well as diagrams, tables etc. Gift inscription, apparently from the author ("With compliments" and signature, dated 8-1-48) to front free end paper. Condition notes: Boards faded and scuffed, internally clean and unmarked.
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£20.00
Historic Gold Towns of Victoria

Historic Gold Towns of Victoria

by Carroll, Brian

Victoria: Quest Publishing, 1986. 1st edition, large 4to, 65pp, effectively a pictorial essay of Pauline Grayling's watercolours of old mining towns with interlinking text from Carroll; VG Copy in VG DJ. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Grayling, Pauline. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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£6.50