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John L Capes

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Sheffield J.W.Northend. West Street 1927 A Good Copy of the First and only edition.Topics include Jewellery,Buttons, Combs, Umbrellas and Lantern (Lanthorn) Lights as well as the more obvious association with Sheffields ancient cutlery Industry. 8vo 72pps uncut in original buckram. Scarce (Book ref. 5018)
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LONDON John Murray 1972. A very nice copy in unclipped dustwrapper Large 8vo 354pps illustrated throughout. Based upon the unpublished letters of Mrs John Ruskin written from Venice between 1849-1852 in the Pierpont Morgan Library and the backdrop to "The Stones of Venice". Mounted to the front pastedown is an early gravure postcard of the Ruskin Museum in Meersbrook Sheffield. (Book ref. 5010)
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London Virtue & Co (1875) A nice example of the hugely expanded and " Definitive "1875 edition in re-cased publishers cloth, again revised and considerably enlarged by Alfred Gatty. Vicar of Ecclesfield. Containing pedigrees, illustrations and other material not present in the 1819 or 1869 editions. Folio xix. (3) 510pps. Tissue guarded steel engraved frontispiece and 25 illustrations. An exceptionaly clean tight copy of the scarcest and best of the three editions. As usual there are various bits of ephemera included;details and scans on request. (Book ref. 5002)
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Sheffield. Printed by Pawson & Brailsford for The Company of Cutlers. 1905/06. The 2 volume First Edition in the original quarter vellum & green cloth lettered gilt to spine & blocked coat-of-arms to the front boards,some discolouration to the spine of vol 1 but still an exceptionally clean sound set of this standard work on the Company who oversaw the cutlery trades for almost two hundred years from 1624 & then continued as a trademark sub-registry and mouthpiece of the cutlery, steel and edgetool industry. Its rules insisted that all apprenticeships in the cutlery trades had to be registered at the Cutlers' Hall, thereby assembling a wealth of biographical detail for over 30,000 people. Large heavy volumes please request an individual shipping quote. Also available is an original 1781 "Father & Son" Apprenticeship Document for a Sheffield scissor and knifemaker who appears in the list of apprentices in volume two. (Book ref. 4998)
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Sheffield: J W Northend, 1922. Large 8vo.viii, 259pp, frontis, 43 plates, plus text illustrations. Original red cloth gilt, uncut and top edge coloured. List of subscribers and a useful Bibliography of Sheffield History. (Book ref. 4991)
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London Macmillan 1912 FIRST EDITION The Standard Work in the superior first edition. Many of the plates in the 1968 Northend reprint [Also available] were reproduced "Dot for Dot "with consequent loss of quality, as the blocks and artwork were unavailable.Included is a chronological list of Makers' Marks. A very nice copy (Click on illustration) with Sheffield City Museum Leaflet No 6" The Story of Old Sheffield Plate" (Book ref. 4969)
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New York The Metalurgical Society 1961. A Presentation Copy in honour of The Iron & Steel Institute's visit to the United States " We sincerely hope that this splendid review of Iron & steelmaking progress will prove of interest and value" from the library of DrThomas Swinden Director of Research United Steel. (Book ref. 4956)
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LONDON Routledge Kegan Paul 1957. A Fine collectors copy of the First Edition in unclipped dustwrapper from the library of eminent steelman Thomas Swinden with his signature. 8vo 445pps illustrated through- out . (Book ref. 4959)
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London. Chapman & Hall,Limityed 1926 An excellent copy of the First Edition from the library of Dr Thomas Swinden a former Director of Research United Steel Co. and Samuel Fox's.with his signature and loosely inserted review of the book, 8vo.304 pages and 109 tables & illustrations. (Book ref. 4957)
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LONDON Chapman & Hall 1929 A good copy of the First Edition from the library of eminent steelman Thomas Swinden of Samuel Fox's and United Steel with his signature.8vo 413pps illustrated with halftones line drawings & tables occasional pencil notes (Book ref. 4961)
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London Gurney & Jackson December 1925 A good copy of No 62 of the Transactions introduced by Sir Robert Hadfield but with contributions from various authors comprising 270pages with illustrations and tables original wrappers. (Book ref. 4958)
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`LONDON McGraw-Hill,Aldwych House. 1936/37 The First English Editions part of a series of Monographs published for the Engineering Foundation sumarising research on iron and its alloys as reported in the technical literature of the world. Illustrated with charts and graphs, plus a few black and white photographs. Approx. 1200 pages combined. A near fine set. Very heavy please ask for precise shipping costs (Book ref. 4962)
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OXFORD Basil Blackwell 1962 A Fine collectors copy of the First Edition in unclipped 63/- dustwrapper Large8vo 632pps illustrated throughout . (Book ref. 4960)
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Sheffield: printed by Pawson and Brailsford. London: Simkin Marshall Hamilton kent and Co, 1911 A Presentation Copy from Edgar Allen. November 1911. Quarto. xviii, 285pp, 67 plates with pictorial title-page, head and tail-pieces. Appendix on Nevill Simmons Sheffields' first Bookseller plus a list of subscribers Original green publishers cloth worn and faded to spine. A good working copy but not for the collector. (Book ref. 4946)
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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 red 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 foxed as usual in this edition and an above average copy of a sought after book. Loosely inserted is an attractive engraved 1908 Pawson & Brailsford bill of sale. Further scans on request, (Book ref. 4943)
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Sheffield: J W Northend, 1922. Large 8vo.viii, 259pp, frontis, 43 plates, plus text illustrations. Original red cloth gilt, uncut and top edge coloured. Not for the collector - Covers blotched from damp but internally very clean & sound List of subscribers and a useful Bibliography of Sheffield History. Further scans on request (Book ref. 4939)
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Sheffield .J.W.Northend 1962 First Edition. A Good Copy of this sought after company and family history, of the oldest snuff makers in the world. In restored dustwrapper 191pps illustrated throughout with maps and family tree. [ Shown with it, is the original Sepia Cabinet Photograph by E.Peakome of Glossop Road c.1890 which was used for the cover. Three Generations of William Wilson outside Stanedge Lodge.] for sale seperately. (Book ref. 4935)
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Sheffield South Yorkshire c1890 A very detailed albumen print 8"X5" [possibly intended as a postcard] showing a busy street scene of horse drawn carts and trams. From a private album of a well known Sheffield family the images are generally very sharp and will stand great magnification. (Book ref. 4929)
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Sheffield South Yorkshire c1890 A very large and detailed albumen print 11X7" [possibly intended as a postcard] showing the terminus for trams & horse drawn carriages. From a private album of a well known Sheffield family, the images are generally very sharp and will stand great magnification (Book ref. 4930)
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Sheffield South Yorkshire c1890 A large mounted albumen print 7"X11" by the Chesterfield born photographer . Damaged to the top corner, showing a large group posing for the photographer outside the old Albany Hotel. From a private album of a well known Sheffield family the images are generally very sharp and will stand great magnification. (Book ref. 4932)