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---: THE SHEFFIELD ILLUSTRATED LIST Comprising Engraved Patterns & Standard Price Lists
Sheffield. Drawn Engraved & Printed by Pawson & Brailsford 1882 A very nice copy of the 1882 Edition of Machinery & Engineers' Tools.Including Anvils Axles Bellows,Boilermakers Tools,Carving Tools, Coopers Tools,Crabs,Cutlery, Engravers Tools,Edge Tools,Files & Rasps, Flasks,Forks,Hay and Straw Knives,Joiners Tools, Lancashire Tools,Machine & Other Knives,Matchets,Measuring Tapes,Plasterers Tools, Platelayers Tools,Plumbers Tools,Printcutters Tools,Pruning and Garden Tools, Rules, Saws,Scythes & Sickles, Shears Shovels,Skates,Slaters Tools, Spades,Steel,Steel Toys, Tinners' Tools,Tool Chests,Turning Tools,Vices and Wrenches.Small imperial 8vo 90pp in original leather backed printed boards Illustrated throughout with several folding throw out plates. (Book ref. 4719) £550.00
Mappin & Webb Limited.: STOCKTAKING SALE The Royal Show Rooms commencing Monday February 1st 1915.
Sheffield Norfolk Street 1915. A scarce piece of Mappin & Webb wartime ephemera. Their 1915 stocktaking sale. 28pp." Customers resident in the country districts are particularly directed to the immense saving to be effected which will be found to well repay them the expense of a visit to Sheffield" Owing to Order Cancellations since the outbreak of War. Mustard Spoons 5/- per doz Sugar Tongs 1/- per dozen (Book ref. 4484) £20.00
Hutton Wm. & Sons associated with James Dixon & Sons Ltd.: Cutlery and Silversmiths Catalogue series No 52H.
Cornish Place, Sheffield ND Pre W.W.2 General Tade Catalogue for this important Manufacturing Silversmith & Cutler est. 1800.Double page spread of "Works"interiors & 192pps of products illustrated from wood engravings & halftones. Sterling silver & Electroplate Holloware. Fine As new copy (Book ref. 4482) £75.00
Hutton Wm. & Sons associated with James Dixon & Sons Ltd: Cutlery and Silversmiths Catalogue series No 52H
Cornish Place, Sheffield ND Pre W.W.2 General Tade Catalogue for this important Manufacturing Silversmith & Cutler est. 1800.Double page spread of "Works"interiors & 192pps of products illustrated from wood engravings & halftones. Sterling silver & Electroplate Holloware. Fine As new copy (Book ref. 474) £65.00
H.R.S.: IBESTA 64 An exhibition of antique and modern cutlery from the Bodo Glaub Collections, Cologne
SHEFFIELD October 1964. The official exhibition catalogue published by Sheffield City Museum Weston Park.8vo 48 pps. illustrated with extensive notes at the back by an unknown hand. (Book ref. 4489) £6.00
Bywater,Abel.: The Sheffield Dialect. Or Conversations Uppa Ahr Hull Arston.
Sheffield .Thomas Rogers, Market Place 1877 The third edition.Printed at the Hallamshire Steam Press and bound Yellowback style for the workers (A better edn was available in cloth) click on illustration.Endpapers carry advertisements, the rear for Gatty's Past and Present. 8vo 311pps. A memoir of the author by Albert Middleton and a Glossary for the Steel & Cutlery Trade. Sadly the whole book has been laminated preventing restoration, so not for the collector, but a clean & sound working copy (Book ref. 4399) £35.00
Winder,Thomas.: T' Heft an'Blades o'Shevvield. Dialect stories and antiquarian papers.
Sheffield Independant Press Ltd.1907 First Edition A well illustrated collection of dialect tales of Old Sheffield. The Steel Industry and Cutlery Trade by an eminent Sheffield Historian 8vo 127 pps., Frontispiece and 23 illustrations including a photograph of High Street before the widening Joseph Rodgers Works etc. Spine faded as usual but otherwise a good copy (Book ref. 4337) £35.00
WINDER, Thomas; .: SHEFFIELD T' Heft an' Blades o' Shevvield, Dialect Stories and Antiquarian Papers. (together with pamphlet) Sheffield Castle and the Manor Lodge
Sheffield Independent Press, 1907 An exceptional copy of the second edition in the Original Printed Wrappers. 8vo 127 pps., folding plan of Sheffield Castle plus Frontispiece and 23 illustrations, including a photo- graph of High Street before the widening Joseph Rodgers Works etc. Errata slip for the projected third edition for 1910 which was never published. (Book ref. 4338) £35.00
Crossley, David (Editor) with Jean Cass,Neville Flavell & Colin Turner.: Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers. Together with Water Mills of Abbeydale.
Sheffield: Sheffield Trades Historical Society and University of Sheffield, 1989. Large Format A4 Softcover ( Click on illustration) Clean and Sound but a " Working Copy Only " Water power has formed one of the important foundations of the traditional metal industries of Sheffield. This book introduces the history, archaeology and technology of the use of water power in the Sheffield area and surveys the rivers Don, Loxley, Rivelin, the Porter and the Sheaf. Well illustrated throughout with maps and photos bringing Millers earlier work up to date. Together with Water Mills of Abbeydale: Local History leaflet No2 Sheffield City Libraries An original etching c.1869 of Norton Hammer is also available details on request... (Book ref. 4339) £15.00
William Overend QC,Thomas Irwin Barstow,George Chance.J.E.Barker: SHEFFIELD OUTRAGES: The Original 1867 Trades Union Commision Enquiry & Report.
London.George Edward Eyre & William Spottiswoode 1867. The Original Folio Parliamentary Report by the Examiners appointed to enquire into Acts of Intimidation, Outrage, or Wrong. Alleged to have been Promoted, Encouraged, or Connived at by Trades Unions in the Town of Sheffield. Volume 2 - Minutes of Evidence. 452 pages plus an Index of Witnesses. An invaluable document of the Cutlery Trade [re-issued in 1971 with an introduction by Sidney Pollard a copy of which is also available]. A Good copy nicely bound in card covers with descriptive label to the front. Scarce Together with a copy / facsimile of 'The Sheffield Outrages' by Owd Smeetom ie. William Broadhead of the Saw Grinders Trade Union. A rare 16 page chapbook issued by the Sheffield Anarchist Group in 1896. (Book ref. 4260) £185.00
Tweedale, Geoffrey: The Sheffield Knife Book. A History and Collectors Guide.
Sheffield The Hallamshire Press. 1996 A Mint copy of the First Edition of the Sheffield knife collectors bible. Beautifully illustrated and a mine of information.Quarto 320 pps (Click on illustration) An invaluable guide Indistinguishable from new. A mint copy of the deluxe signed limited edition is also available. (Book ref. 4189) £110.00
Hallam, Reuben.(1818-1908) aka "Wadsley Jack": Wadsley Jack: or the humours and adventures of a travelling cutler.
Sheffield:Edward Weston, 4 & 6 Change Alley etc 1881 Price Sixpence Reuben Hallam(1818-1908) otherwise known as "Wadsley Jack" was a carver by trade who also forged knife blades.He was an accomplished organist and singer who in 1849 published " An Introduction to the Art of Singing " A good copy of this scarce & fragile item in restored original wrappers carrying advertisements to front and back, including Ellis, Son & Paramore, " Artists in Deformity" Frith's Lumbago Drops. Spine lettered " Jem Cooks Horse Powders" (Book ref. 4177) £85.00
Dixon, James.: James Dixon's Cornish Place Works, Shalesmoor Sheffield.
Sheffield 1822 A scarce original copper engraved view in proof form of James Dixon's Cornish Works in 1822 by Tomkins, mounted to conservation standards in a thick museum board mount. Approx 13"x11" [ It is reproduced in the pre-war Hutton Catalogues captioned as "from an old print" ]. James Dixons' silversmith and cutlery maufacturing business was established in 1805 and by 1860 had a workforce of over 700 people occupying 4 acres of land. The most impressive cutlery works still standing, it is now a listed building, part of the Cornish Place Development. A series of luxury riverside appartments (Book ref. 4143) £75.00
Taylor, John. [Pawson & Brailsford]: [PAWSON & BRAILSFORD'S] Illustrated Guide to Sheffield and The Surrounding District.
Sheffield Pawson & Brailsford 1879. The "Best Edition" of the work first issued in 1862 and regularly re-issued until the turn of the century. Its scarcity partly explained by the number of copies broken for the print trade Here in brown publishers cloth. Red and black title page additional "Birds-eye" engraved views of John Brown's & William Jessops and the maximum number of advertisements (160 pages many with a second colour )Over forty engraved views of works and their interiors.Title page lightly stained but free of the usual foxing in this edition and an above average copy of a sought after book. Loosely inserted is an attractive engraved 1911 Pawson & Brailsford bill of sale. Another copy in a variant green binding is also available at the same price. Scans on request, (Book ref. 3733) £175.00
Jones,Chester.: FILE CUTTING : Report on the draft regulations proposed by him to be made for factories & workshops in which the process of File-Cutting by hand is carried on.
London: Houses of Parliament 1903 Folio 15pp British Parliamentary Paper Cd.1658.Side stitched as issued in fine condition. Regulations to improve working conditions for filemakers.Tables of Mortality / Causes of death for various trades highlighting effects on on health of file making etc etc. (Book ref. 3670) £40.00
London The House of Commons 1818 A 12pp Folio Act to regulate the Cutlery Trade covering the the marking of steel products to distinguish cast products from hand forged. A Fine copy side stiched as issued. British Parliamentary Paper HC224. Scarce [The sale of Parliamentary Papers to the public did not commence until 1836] (Book ref. 3667) £20.00
Bywater,Abel.: The Sheffield Dialect.
London. William Evans & Co 1854 A very nice copy of the expanded second edition in original publishers cloth with paper spine label. The author,a cutlery grinder made his first independant appearance in print in 1830 with the 12page pamphlet "Uppa are Hull Arston" between a gentlemans guide and Jack Wheelswarf by a Shevvild Chap" Many of the dramatic dialogues here, are "conversations" taken from the scarce Wheelswarf Chronicle & "Shevvild Chaps Annual" 12mo.xii.295pps.Four page preface & glossary + 4pps of adverts inc. Rodgers Sheffield [Monthly] Railway & Commercial Guide.Ownership bookplate to pastedown of E.C.Oakes Sheffield 1912 (Book ref. 3552) £60.00
Walton, Mary [Foreword]: The Illustrated Guide to Sheffield and The Surrounding District
OTLEY West Yorkshire. The Amethyst Press. 1971 The Smith Settle paperback edition of the 1862 facsimile, with the second colour on appropriate adverts and the folding specimen plate for the "Sheffield List " not present in other reprints. 8vo."8 x 5" 200pp + [112] pps of adverts and over 40 engraved views of works & works interiors. Clean and sound but spine very faded as usual. (Book ref. 3432) £20.00
Taylor, John. (Pawson & Brailsford. with a new foreword by Mary Walton): Pawson & Brailsford's Illustrated Guide to Sheffield and Neighbourhood.
Wakefield; S R Publishers Limited. [Scolar Press] 1971. An excellent copy in dustwrapper of this invaluable facsimile of the 1862 edition.Tall 8vo. 9" x 5" 200pp + [112] pps of adverts many of which are pictorial. Red cloth lettered to spine. Illustrated throughout from wood engravings. (Book ref. 3431) £35.00
Zimmermann, Johann.: ZIMMERMANN'S Historical and Antiquarian Sketches of the Neighbourhood of Sheffield:
Sheffield, Pawson & Brailsford 1863 continues.."Comprehending, Within a Distance of Twenty Miles, Descriptions of Buildings and Natural Scenery, Biographical Notices, Traditions & Events of Local Interest.Together with Historical, Antiquarian, & Heraldic Information.Beautifully Illustrated by E.W.Andrews." Vol One (All issued) The Loxley & the Rivelin. Small 8vo. 64pp Four Lithographs Including Crawshaw Head,Rivelin Ridge,and Strines House now the Strines Inn Original orange printed wrappers.The significance of this account, is that the author follows the path of the Sheffield Flood (To its source) the year before it took place. Wrappers worn & old tape repair to spine etc but an acceptable copy of a scarce & interesting item not in Pybus. Furthermore Tipped onto the Dedication page & facing the authors preface in which he claims direct descent from the celebrated author of "Solitude" is a newspaper clipping from the Sheffield Independant of 20th May 1912 headed " Nearly a Hundred " in which it is claimed that the author is the Sheffield cutler John Derby of John Derby & Sons. (Book ref. 2744) £150.00