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    ...Patriotiska Testamente, eller Underrättelse om Järn, Stål, Koppar, Mässing, Tenn och Bly för dem, som wilja begynna Manufacturer i dessa ämnen. Jemte en Förtekning på alla dess Mechaniska Inventioner by POLHEM, Christopher

    Several small woodcuts in the text. 12 p.l., 128 pp. 8vo, early 20th-cent. half-calf & marbled boards, spine gilt. Stockholm: L. Salvius, 1761. First edition and very rare. Polhem (1661-1751), the father of Swedish technology, was a pioneer in the mass production of replaceable machine parts, which he made with great precision and accuracy. He made other important contributions to applied mechanics, mining engineering, the construction of canals and docks, building materials and the construction of buildings, and the manufacturing of textiles. Polhem also established a mechanical laboratory for the development and construction of machines, technical instruments, astronomical clocks, etc. This title of this posthumously published work, edited by his son Gabriel, can be translated as "Patriotic Testament, or Information on Iron, Steel, Brass, Tin and Lead for Those who want to start Industries in these Fields. Including a list of all his Mechanical Inventions," is the best account by Polhem of his numerous achievements and provides his "alphabet" of machines which demonstrated the basic elements of mechanics. "These new techniques of production exerted an important influence in Sweden and elsewhere. They represent the highest level of accomplishment of an iron industry based on charcoal and dependent for primary power on water-wheels and horse-driven gins...The general understanding of the use of rolls was not new, but Polhem was doing many new things with them: partly because of his more vivid vision of the advantages of a less direct process of production, partly because his versatility as an engineer made it possible for him to achieve new results by better methods of machine construction...Polhem's work provides a fresh standard for measuring the technical accomplishment of the first generation of the eighteenth century."-Singer et al, A History of Technology, III, pp. 342-343. Fine copy. Stamp of Gabriel Marklins on title. Bookplate of Carl Sahlins. ❧ See Johnson, William A., Christopher Polhem. The Father of Swedish Technology (1963) for a full account of Polhem's wide-ranging activities (our book is no. 32 in the bibliography).



    The Mark of The Sword; A Narrative History of the Cutlers' Company 1189-1975 by Girtin, Tom

    Published by Hutchinson Benham Ltd., 3 Fitzroy Square, London First Edition 1975. 1975., 1975. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original slate cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 448 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations and archive photographs throughout. A little fraying of the cloth to the spine ends, light ghosting to the free end papers. Near Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with nicks and chips to the lower spine end and rear corner, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 009124790X



    Pre-Columbian Metallurgy of South America by Elizabeth P. Benson

    1979-05-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!



    Canadian Mining Manual 1970 by Mamen, Chris

    Gardenvale, Quebec, Canada: National Business Publications, 1970. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. ILLUSTRATED Good blue cloth. Stained sticky rear endpaper corner. (1970), 4to, 212pp.



    Two finely illustrated scrolls depicting Commodore Perry's second and decisive visit to Japan, with a focus on American technology and products by BLACK SHIP SCROLLS

    Two scrolls, measuring 290 x 6540 mm. & 290 x 6870 mm. Ink, brush, & wash in various colors, on paper, newly & expertly backed. Japan: ca. 1855. These two vividly illustrated contemporary scrolls recount Commodore Matthew Perry's second expedition to Japan from the perspective of the Japanese. A large number of the scenes are devoted to American machinery and technology, which the Japanese had never seen before, such as a small-scale train locomotive, a telegraph transmitter, a freestanding steam engine, a furnace, and a cannon. Executed shortly after Perry and his squadron departed, these scrolls also contain portraits of Perry and his chief of staff, Henry A. Adams, along with detailed renderings of American sailors, their uniforms, and practical American products, including knives, hammers, saws, pistols, rifles, swords, etc. In the first scroll, the initial scene shows five of Perry's warships off the coast of Japan. This view is dated 17 January 1854 and is rendered from the perspective of Koshiba, a village near Yokohama. The subsequent scene is a close-up of three rowboats filled with American sailors on their way to shore. Each boat carries a large American flag and one is equipped with a cannon at its bow. Next are renderings of four Americans in full uniform, with their ranks noted in Japanese. The Japanese were especially fascinated by the decorative aspects of these uniforms, for example the epaulettes (or shoulder-pieces), which denoted ranking officers. One of the figures has drawn his sword, and the others look prepared to unsheath theirs at a moment's notice. The figure in a gray uniform is labeled as a "musician" in Japanese. The scene that follows features two large and detailed portraits of high-ranking American officers on the expedition, one of whom is "Atamusu" (Adams). It is not stated who the other is, but to the right a caption reads, in Japanese: "United States of America, portrait of an Admiral." This is most likely a representation of Commodore Perry. Depicted next are four examples of American ornate headwear, two of which appear to be worn at formal ceremonial occasions. There are Japanese captions detailing the materials and colors. The following scene illustrates one of Perry's offerings, a small-scale functional locomotive and its tender to hold coal. It is a highly detailed depiction of the engine, something the Japanese had never seen before. The front of the train is separately shown and reads: "Norris Works 1853." The artist then depicts a telegraph machine (in Japanese: Erekitere setecarafu). Next to it, explanatory text provides an account of the telegraph's capabilities. As a demonstration, the Americans had placed two machines more than a kilometer apart and transmitted messages. The text attempts to describe the functions of parts of the machine, labeled A-D. We know of no other depiction of a telegraph machine in other "Black Ship Scrolls." Subsequently, we see the train tracks Perry had brought to use with the locomotive, with Japanese measurements. To their left we see a freestanding steam engine, with Japanese-style ornaments. The adjacent label, "Hayashi daigaku no kami," refers to Hayashi Akira (1800-59), known to the Americans as Prince Commissioner Akira, who had previously studied foreign cultures and was the chief representative in the negotiations with Perry. The final section shows the firearms and gunpowder flasks ("Colts Patent") that the Americans also gave to the Japanese, as a sign of friendship. They are annotated with Japanese measurements, and the flask is depicted from several angles. The second scroll commences with the caption, in Japanese, "Illustration of Two Foreign Ships, Furansu [France]." One is a large illustration of a foreign vessel without cannons, accompanied by observations on the sails. Next is a group of six maritime flags, for England ("Ekirisu"), Holland ("Dachu"), France ("Fuushishe"), United States ("Amerika"), and possibly Spain ("Shibashen") and Portugal ("Horiki"). Then a rowboat, "used by fifteen foreigners to land," is shown in detail, with measurements. This is followed by a long series of depictions of American-made tools and other products, including knives, saws, weights, chisels, hoes, axes, hammers, pliers, measuring sticks, anchors, a grindstone, sails, barrels, a furnace to heat up cannonballs, chimneys, a rifle, a cannon, etc. The next section is devoted to studies of American sailors. There are seven detailed figures in total, with their ranks listed from right to left: captain, assistant captain, officer, lieutenant, private, gunner, and "boy." Subsequently, with the date written as "7 March 1854, 4 o'clock," the artist illustrates five of Perry's warships from the village of Koshiba, the same location as the earlier depiction. There is text in red ink labelling two islands - Kamejima and Hotojima - just behind the American steamships. A number of smaller boats with American flags are nearby. Next, we see another portrait of Adams, this one much larger and quite arresting with the gold epaulettes and blue uniform. The present scrolls are in fine condition and expertly backed with modern paper. Two small tears are expertly repaired. A slightly later manuscript has been pasted at the beginning of the first scroll. It is a text extracted from a contemporary Hong Kong newspaper article from March 1860 regarding the Sakuradamon Incident. In this "incident," Ii Naosuke, an influential politician open to ending Japanese seclusion, was assassinated on 24 March by a group of conservative samurai. ❧ See Renata V. Shaw, "Japanese Picture Scrolls of the First Americans in Japan" in The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, Vol. 25, No. 2 (April 1968), pp. 134-53.



    Metallurgy of Zinc and Cadmium by Hofman, H[einrich] O[scar]

    New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co Ltd, 1922. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very good red cloth. Light wear, previous owner name stamped inside. 1922, 8vo, xii, 341pp. [1], "The oldest piece of zinc extant is an idol found in a prehistoric Dacian settlement at Dordosch, Transylvania, ...Its composition resembles that of Zinkstuhl, a lead-bearing zinc, which was collected according to Lohneys long before 1617 in the blast furnace of the Lower Harz...



    Wrought Iron Its Manufacture Characteristics and Applications by Aston, James; Story, Edward B

    Pittsbrgh, Pennsylvania: A. M. Byers Company, 1959. Fourth Edition 12th printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very good blue cloth. Very good orange blue pictorial DJ. Some wear and tear to DJ, top corner removed from blank ffep. (1959), (1957), 8vo, vi, 103pp. [1], "This book has been written to serve as a source of up-to-date information on wrought iron for all who are interested in problems of material selection, etc."



    Cire Perdue Casting in India by Ruth Reeves

    New Delhi: Crafts Museum, 1962. Excellent book on the craft of perdue metal casting in India, 124 pages in bright clean condition just very light browning to extreme edges of pages as usual due to quality of paper used, neat former owners name on inside front board. Many B/w photographs plus very informative text, dustwrapper is rubbed and worn on edges with small tears, a nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. First Edition First Printing. Boards. Very Good/Good Plus. 10 x 7½ Inches. Hardcover.



    New Lessons in Arc Welding by [The Lincoln Electric Company]

    Published by The Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland 17, Ohio, USA Reprinted Edition 1965. 1965., 1965. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original emerald cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and to the front cover. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains 7 lessons with monochrome illustrations, diagrams, charts and photographs throughout. In Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.



    Seventh Commonwealth Mining and Metallurgical Congress Northern Rhodesia Section May1961 by Watts, W. G. (ed)

    Northern Rhodesia Section Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Kitwe, 1961. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 521 pages (complete).Minor insect damage on front and end pages,not affecting text. A hefty, solid book. The cover has some surface scuffing. The spine has shelf pulls. It is otherwise strong and secure. The paper trims have usage markings. The contents are clear, clean, confident.Due to weight postal adjustments may be required. fk



    The Australian Mining, Metallurgical , and Mineral Industry : Eighth Commonwealth Mining and Metallurgical Congress Australia and New Zealand Volume 3 Only by Woodcock, J.T. [editor]

    Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 1965. Hardcover. Good/Fair. Volume 3 only. jacket is shelf rubbed, edge worn and chipped. some insect damage. boards are lightly bowed on the bottom edge. mild tanning. light marks. well bound. good copy.[S.K]



    Memoires d'Artillerie by SAINT REMY, Pierre Surirey de

    Finely engraved allegorical frontis. incorporating a port. of Louis Auguste de Bourbon, the dedicatee, 179 engraved plates (many folding), & six folding engraved tables. Engraved arms on titles & several engraved headpieces. 10 p.l., 348 pp.; 3 p.l., 386 pp. Two vols. Large 4to, cont. fine red sheep, gilt fillet round sides, spines gilt, contrasting vellum lettering pieces on spines, a.e.g. Paris: J. Anisson, 1697. First edition of the classic French work of the period on artillery, which served several generations of artillery officers, including the young Napoleon. This richly illustrated work went through several later French editions (1702, 1741, 1745) and was translated into Russian (1732-33). Portions were translated into English in 1756. The plates were mainly executed by P. le Pautre after E. Fourier. Saint-Remy (ca. 1650-1716), was one of the chief artillery officers of the French army. In this comprehensive work, the author describes the manufacture of cannons of various sizes and types, the production of gunpowder and cannonballs, techniques of mounting cannon on carriages and on ships, proper organization and distribution of matériel for the batteries, proper positioning of the guns, ranging, tactics, attack, defense, etc., etc. The fine plates depict cannons and cannonballs, forges, carriages, methods of destroying mines and underground tunnels. A very fine and handsome set. Armorial bookplate of Comte du Kellerc.


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    Seven Bronzes from Southeast Asia and Indonesia some applications of science in the study of objets d'art. Part One Two Khmer Bronzes. [Research Monograph No 1] by Barnard, Noel (Edited by); Heffernan, Brian; barnard, Noel;Brewer, Colin; Ambrose, Wal (Co-authors)

    Canberra: Australian National Gallery. 1978. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition - Card Covers. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings/diagrams. Faint age-toning to edges. 92 pages Seeks to provide an intensive study of Southeast Asian metallurgy and findings that might add to the knowledge of Southeast Asian Bronzes in general. . 1st Edition. Softcover.



    Specification for Identification of Pipelines | British Standard 1710 : 1960 by British Standards Institution

    Published by British Standards Institution 2 Park Street, London 1960. 1960., 1960. Publisher's original plain grey card wrap covers [soft back], black title lettering to the front cover. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 11 printed pages of text followed by 6 pages of colour diagrams. In Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A.



    Successful Operating Ideas for Mine, Mill and Smelter by Various

    New York: Engineering & Mining Journal, 1936. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very good blue cloth. Some wear, soiling, previous owner name stamped inside. 1936, 8vo, [6], 7-160pp. "In selecting from recent issues of Engineering and Mining Journal the articles that appear in this book, an effort has been made to present examples of profitable practice by competent operators. By reason of the world-wide character of the mining industry it has been possible to draw upon the resources of engineers in all parts of the world..."



    Handbook of Nonferrous Metallurgy: Recovery of the Metals, Prepared by a Staff of Specialists by Liddell, Donald M

    New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1945. Second Edition. Hardcover. Fair/None. Brown cloth boards, with gilt titling on spine, shelfworn with fraying at extremities. Stamp on ffep in faint black ink, 'Development & Research Department Bethlehem Steel Company.' End papers are toned with age; pages less so. Binding sound. Interior unmarked. A heavy, substantial book. 8vo. This single volume is volume two of the handbooks edited by Donald M. Liddell; (the first being Principles and Processes.) Contents include: Aluminum; Magnesium and Beryllum; The Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals; Arsenic; Antimony; Bismuth; Lead; Treatment of Electrolytic Slime and Zinc Crust; Metallurgy of Copper; Refining of Gold and Silver Bullion; Hydrometallurgy of Gold and Silver; Hyrdrometallurgy of Copper; Electrolytic Refining of Lead; The Electrolytic Zinc Process; Pyrometallurgy of Zinc, and Cadmium; Mercury; The Role of Chlorine in Metallurgy; Chromium; Manganese; Cobalt; Nickel; Ferroalloy Metals; Radium and Uranium; Tin; Minor Metals. Includes list of contributors, Appendix, and Index. Gold and Silver Bullion; Hydrometallurgy; Electrolytic Refining; Pyrometallurgy; Ferroalloy metals; Radium and Uranium



    Transactions of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers Vol. 112 Milling Methods by Richards, Robert Hallowell

    New York: The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc., 1935. Second Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very good red cloth. Some wear. (March 1937), 1935, 8vo, 977pp. [1], "This volume aims to stress recent developments and present practices, touching upon past history only when particularly significant."



    Meisznische Land und Berg-Chronica, In welcher...Bergwercken, sampt zugehoerigen Metall und Metallar beschreibungen.. by ALBINUS, Peter

    Each title within an elaborate woodcut pictorial border, two full-page engravings, & numerous woodcuts & maps in the text, woodcut initials and head- & tailpieces. First title printed in red & black. 6 p.l., 449, [15] pp.; 4 p.l., 205, [6] pp. Two vols. in one. Folio, cont. vellum over boards (binding a little soiled, light browning throughout as is always the case). Dresden: "durchaus auff Schreibpappir gedruckt," 1589-90. First edition, and a fine copy, of this early mining book, splendidly printed on special paper ("Schreibpappir"). "This work is of great importance in connexion with the early history of mining in Saxony."-Zeitlinger, 2nd Supp., 13976. Albinus's book also contains valuable information on the output of gold and silver along with details on the magnet-stone, wolfram, and many other metals. The present book contains much original information on the life and works of Agricola and is also of great significance for the early history of European porcelain manufacturing. For more on this see W. Prandtl, "Zur Vorgeschichte des Meissner Porzellans" in Chymia, Vol. IV (1953). Albinus (1534-98), was professor of poetry and mathematics at the University of Wittenberg and historiographer to the Electorate of Saxony. Very nice copy. Foot of spine a little defective. Bookplate of Hans Joachim Höupler. Attractive copies of this book are scarce. ❧ Ferchl, p. 6-"die sehr viel hütten-chemische Nachrichten enthält. Quelle über das Leben Georg Agricolas." Hoover 43.



    Handbook of Nonferrous Metallurgy Principles and Processes by Liddell, Donald M[acy]

    New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co Ltd, 1945. Second Edition Third Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very good brown cloth. Light wear, previous owner name stamped inside, no jacket. 1945, 8vo, xi, [1], 656pp. "In general the attempt is made to treat at greatest length those metals of prime commercial importance, but this plan is departed from if it is felt that existing literature on a certain metal is not readily accessible to the ordinary metallurgical engineer."



    Black Sand: The History of Titanium by Housley, Kathleen L

    New York: Metal Management, Inc, 2007. 1. Paperback. Good/Dust jacket not issued. 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.50 inches. The book is slightly warped, otherwise it is in excellent shape. The binding is tight. An organization stamp is marked out on the half-title page. The interior pages are clean and unmarked. USPS electronic tracking number issued free of charge.



    Extractive Metallurgy of Refractory Metals: Proceedings of a Symposium Sponsored by the TMS-AIME Refractory Metals Committee and the Physical Chemistry of Extractive Metallurgy Committee at the 110th AIME Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, February 22-26, by Carlson, O. Norman;Metallurgical Society of Aime;Sohn, Hong Yong;Smith, J. Thomas

    Warrendale, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Metallurgical Society of Aime, 1980. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very good gray cloth. Light wear, soiling, previous owner name stamped inside. (1980), 8vo, viii, 475pp. [1], "The papers range from basic extractive metallurgy to reclamation from industrial waste streams, Emphasis on purity, efficiency, separation, and novel processes is evident in the texts presented."



    Bibliotheca Chimica. Seu Catalogus Librorum Philosophicorum Hermeticorum...Authorum Chimicorum, vel de transmutatione Metallorum.. by BOREL, Pierre

    6 p.l., 276 pp. 12mo, cont. vellum over boards. Paris: C. du Mesnil & T. Jolly, 1654. First edition of "the first independent bibliography of chemistry and alchemy, including manuscript material, based on the author's very considerable collection of 4,000 books and manuscripts. Borel, 'medecin ordinaire du Roy,' made some original contributions to medicine and also wrote on optics, the microscope, botany, and antiquarian subjects."-Grolier Club, Bibliography, 59. A fine copy of a book which has become scarce. Contemporary signature "Ex libris Francisci Sauvin Med." at head of title. François Sauvin was a 17th-century physician who wrote or edited a number of medical texts. ❧ D.S.B., II, pp. 305-06. Ferguson, I, pp. 116-17. Neville, II, p. 179-"This constitutes the first extensive catalogue of chemical works. It cites many authors or titles either now entirely lost or obtainable only with great difficulty.".



    Advanced Grinding Practice A Treatise on Precision Grinding Methods and the Equipment Used in Modern Grinding Practice by Hamilton, Douglas T[homas]; Jones, Franklin D[ay]

    New York: The Industrial Press, 1920. First Edition Fourth Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very good blue cloth. Brown endpapers. Some wear, previous owner name stamped inside. 1920, 8vo, viii, 344pp. "This treatise deals almost exclusively with subjects of especial value to the user of grinding machines. The chapters on Cylindrical Grinding, Form Grinding, Internal Grinding, Surface Grinding, Cylinder Grinding, Crankshaft Grinding, Camshaft Grinding, and Disk Grinding, all contain information that is fundamental and of practical value to the man in the shop."



    Pocket-Book for Miners and Metallurgists by Powers, Frederick Danvers

    Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., London, 1950. 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 545 pages (complete). A good looking, hardy book. The cover is is resolute and has some wear to the corners and the head and foot of the spine. Inside, the contents are clean, clear, neat, tidy, assured and accessible. fk

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