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BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE. Report of the thirty-third meeting ... ; held at Newcastle-upon-Tyne in August and September 1863.
London: John Murray, 1864. 8vo. lxiv, 786pp, [2], 222pp ‘Notices and Abstracts’ section, plates (some folding and multi-folding), text illustrations and tables. Modern library buckram gilt, sprinkled leaf-edges. Ex-reference library with only evidence a Dewey number in gilt to spine tail, book-plate to front paste-down and number to tp verso. * A bright crisp copy internally.** The opening address was given by Sir William Armstrong. Contributors include Wheatstone, Siemens, Maxwell, Bright, Airy, Palmer, Sopwith, Bell, Claudet, Cowen, Davy, Attwood, Dunn, Murchison, Sorby, Tate, Pease, Wallace and Hall. (Book ref. 41724) £95.00
DINGLEY, Pauline (Compiler). Historic books on veterinary science and animal husbandry: the Comben Collection in the Science Museum Library.
London : H.M.S.O., 1992. 8vo. 183pp, text illustrations and facsimiles. Original maroon cloth gilt, d/w. As new. This text is a catalogue of the Comben Collection. With about 900 printed books and pamphlets on farriery, animal husbandry and veterinary science, the collection documents the early development of these fields. (Book ref. 42383) £22.00
Lord Platt. Medical Science: Master or Servant? The Harveian Oration of 1967. [Reprinted from the Medical Journal 1967].
London: British Medical Association, 1967. 17[1] pp. Original blindstamped maroon cloth gilt. 23 cm x 14 cm. (Book ref. 34419) £5.00
CARLILE, Richard. Manual of Freemasonry; Part I. ... The first three degrees ... Part II. ... The royal arch and knoghts templar druids ... Part III. ... the degrees of mark man, mark master ... With an explanatory introduction to the science and a free translation of some of the sacred scripture names.
London: Reeves & Turner, N.D. (c. 1855.) Small 8vo. xv[i], 311pp. Original decorated blind-stamped red cloth gilt, uncut, ep adverts. Extremes lightly rubbed; spine browned; cloth stained; occasional light soiling. (Book ref. 41699) £32.00
INNES, Sir Thomas Scots Heraldry. A practical handbook on the historical principles and modern application of the art and science.
Edinburgh, London: Oliver and Boyd, 1956 2nd edition, revised and enlarged. 8vo, xxiv, 258pp, colour & b/w plates, text illustrations. Original blue cloth gilt, uncut. Ex-library with minimal evidence; wear to extremes of spine; text lightly age-browned; white numbering to spine. (Book ref. 41627) £20.00
STEPHENSON, Rev. Nash. No. II on the rise and progression of the movement for the abolition of statutes, mops, or feeing markets. A paper read before the national association for the promotion of social science, at their fourth annual meeting, Glasgow, 1860.
London: Groombridge;Birmingham; R.L. Grew, 1861. 21cm. 10pp. Disbound. Text randomly foxed. Published jointly in B. PTD in L. (Book ref. 40909) £18.00
SYMONDS, R. W. Thomas Tompion, His Life & Work.
London: B T Batsford, [1951.] 4to. xvi, 320pp, 4 colour plates, b/w plates within the pagination, text illustrations and figures, 2 multi-folding facsimiles, title-page printed in red and black. Original blue cloth gilt, te coloured. Cloth very slightly rubbed. Ex-reference library with the following evidence: Dewey number in white to spine tail; ink-stamp to the top of the text-block; book-plate to fpdep; oblong ink-stamp to title-page verso; small oval ink-stamp to last page. (Book ref. 38038) £48.00
CLEGG, Samuel, Jun. A practical treatise on the manufacture and distribution of coal-gas; its introduction and progressive improvement, illustrated by engravings from working drawings, with general estimates.
London: John Weale, 1841. 4to. xii, 208pp, [1]pp publisher’s list, 19 engraved plates (many double-page), some with loosely inserted tissue-guards, text illustrations and tables. Original blind-decorated navy cloth gilt, yellow eps, teg. Extremes very lightly rubbed; a few isolated tiny light stains to cloth. Ex-reference library with the following evidence: small round paper label to spine head; attractive book-plate to fpdep; evidence of label removal from ffep recto; blind-stamps to prelims and plates; small oval ink-stamp to title-page, between author and publisher, ‘Yorkshire Philosophical Society.’ (Book ref. 40630) £150.00
HUNT, Robert; J. F. W. HERSCHEL; Michael FARADAY, et al. The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. Third Series. No. 145.
London: printed by Richard and John E Taylor, April, 1843. 8vo. Pp [241]-327[1], text table. Original blue printed wraps, uncut/unopened. * Includes a letter by Fox Talbot, also an article by Robert Hunt, developer of the actinograph, used for measuring available light and relevant to photography; he published his ‘Manual of Photography’ in 1841 and ‘Researches in Light’ in 1844. Other contributors include Herschel, Joule and Faraday. (Book ref. 40547) £75.00
HERSCHEL, J. F. W. , et al. The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. Third Series. No. 148.-supplement. [Including::] Photographic processes and on the Parathermic Rays of the Spectrum.
London: printed by Richard and John E Taylor, July 1843. 8vo. Pp [505]-576, viii pp volume XXII title-page and contents, folding plate. Original blue printed wraps, uncut/unopened. Wraps lightly rubbed with wear to spine tips. (Book ref. 40546) £48.00
TALBOT, H. F.; J. F. W. HERSCHEL, et al. The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. Third Series. No. 143. [Including:] H. F. Talbot: On the coloured rings produced by iodine on silver, with remarks on the history of photography. Sir J. F. W. Herschel: 1) On the action of the rays of the solar spectrum on vegetable colours and on some new photographic processes. 2) On the action of the rays of the solar spectrum on the Daguerrotype plate.
London: printed by Richard and John E Taylor, Feb. 1843 8vo. Pp [81]-[160], [4]pp publisher’s adverts, plate, text figures and tables. Original blue printed wraps, uncut/unopened. Spine tips rubbed with very slight wear. (Book ref. 40545) £110.00
MACKEY, Albert G. The Symbolism of Freemasonry: Illustrating and explaining its science and philosophy, its legends, myths, and symbols.
Illinois: Charles T. Powner Co. 1975. Reprint. 364 pp. Original blue cloth gilt, 20 cm x 13.5 cm. (Book ref. 39978) £10.00
PARSONS, William, Earl of Rosse. The Scientific Papers of William Parsons, third Earl of Rosse, 1800-1867. Collected and republished by the Hon. Sir Charles Parsons.
[Bradford & London: P. Lund, Humphries & Co.,] 1926. 4to. [vi], 221pp, plates (some double-sided), text tables, head-pieces. Original black cloth gilt. Extremes very lightly rubbed; spine very slightly faded; scattered small light stains to cloth. * A collection of 24 contributions to learned journal by Parsons, originally dated 1828 to 1868. (Book ref. 39556) £245.00
[CAREY, George G.] The Artisan; or, mechanic’s instructor: containing a popular, comprehensive, and systematic view of the most useful sciences: with biographical notices of eminent scientific men, enriched by portraits; and numerous interesting and valuable articles relating to the mechanical and useful arts: the whole intended as a companion to the institutes (Vol. I).
London: printed for William Cole, 1825. 8vo. iv, 400pp, [4]pp index, engraved portrait frontis, 5 further engraved portrait plates, text illustrations and figures, printed in double-columns. Modern brown cloth gilt, modern eps. Light spotting to prelims; some gatherings lightly age-browned. (Book ref. 39554) £30.00
GIBB, G. Duncan. Discoveries in Science by the Medical Philosopher. An oration delivered on the ninety-sixth anniversary of the Medical Society of London, Monday, March 8th, 1869.
London: Henry K Lewis, 1869. 8vo. 62pp, [2]pp author’s works. Original blind-stamped brown cloth gilt, yellow eps. Extremes rubbed with slight wear; evidence of repairs to ep gutter-margins. Ex-reference library with minimal evidence (none external). Author’s presentation inscription to head of first text leaf. (Book ref. 39292) £24.00
MOSSES, W. The History of the United Pattern Makers’ Association.
London: issued by the Executive Committee of the United Pattern Makers’ Association. 1922 Souvenir edition. [ii], 367pp. Portrait frontis of the author, numerous photo plates. Original cloth gilt. Eps slightly browned. (Book ref. 5504) £20.00
WOOD, James. The Principles of Mechanics: designed for the use of students in the University.
CUP, 1812 5th edition. [iv], 211pp. Text ills. Recent paper boards & paper spine label, new eps, uncut. Text stained, foxed & age browned. (Book ref. 5453) £36.00
SHEPPARD, T. (Editor). Handbook to Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Prepared for the members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science on the occasion of their visit to Hull in September, 1922.
London: A Brown & Sons, 1922. 8vo. viii, 532pp, plates with browned tissue-guards, text illustrations, maps and figures. Original blue cloth lettered and decorated in black. Spine slightly darkened; extremes lightly rubbed; light stain to lower board fore-edges; very light spotting to eps. (Book ref. 38563) £16.00
MASON, John. Self-knowledge; a treatise, showing the nature and benefit of that important science, and the way to attain it ... To which are prefixed, memoirs of the author.
Nottingham: printed and sold by R Dowson, 1810. 12mo in sixes. 227pp, portrait frontis. Nineteenth century quarter cloth, modern marbled sides, old red calf gilt label laid down to spine. Lacks feps. * This 1810 Nottingham edition not in BL Cat or COPAC.Numerous editions published but only 3 of those listed in COPAC contain the memoir. (Book ref. 38228) £75.00
GOODCHILD, J. G. (Editor). Transactions of the Cumberland Association for the Advancement of Literature and Science. Part XIV. - 1888-89. [Including:] Recollections of the Keswick Post Office, Past and Present. By J. Fisher Crosthwaite. The History of the River Eden and of some Rivers adjacent. By J. G. Goodchild.
Carlisle: G & T Coward, 1889. 8vo. xxx, 163pp, text figures. Original printed card wraps. Wraps rubbed and lightly spotted with wear to spine. (Book ref. 38301) £28.00