The principles of carding cotton, the manufacture of card wire, and the grinding of cards. A paper read before the New England Cotton Manufacturers’ Association ... 1888 ...
Bolton: printed by George S Heaton, 1892 revised and enlarged edition. 23cm. viii, 91pp, portrait frontis with tissue-guards, plates, text tables. Original blind-stamped blue cloth gilt, maroon eps, coloured leaf-edges. Scattered light stains to cloth. Internally a bright crisp copy. (Book ref. 41865) £32.00
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
The early glasshouses of Bristol. From the tranactions of the society of glass technology, 1925, Vol. 9.
Suffolk: Richard Clay & Sons, 1925. 21 cm. pp[37-61], map. Original printed grey card wraps, sewn. Wrap edges discoloured. (Book ref. 40732) £7.00
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, 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
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
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, 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
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
Refrigerating Machinery. Its principles and management.
London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1901 2nd revised edition. 8vo. xii, 296pp, pp adverts at rear, text illustrations, figures and tables. Original pictorial maroon cloth gilt, bevelled edges, ep adverts printed on orange paper. Spine slightly sun-faded; wear to rear board upper corner and top of lower joint; ht and last page of adverts browned. (Book ref. 38188) £22.00
The modern practice of boiler engineering, containing observations on the construction of steam boilers; and upon furnaces used for smoke prevention, with a chapter on explosions. Revised, wuth the addition of notes, and an introduction by John Bourne.
London: E and F N Spon, 1856. Small 8vo. x, 194pp, frontis within the pagination, 8 text figures, text tables. Original blind-stamped brown cloth gilt, ep adverts printed in blue, uncut. Extremes rubbed with very slight wear; cloth very lightly faded and stained. (Book ref. 37967) £36.00
Formules approximatives de Construction Navale. ‘Librairie Maritime et Scientifique.’
Paris: Libraire de la Societe de Geographie et de la Societe de Sauvetage Maritime, N.D. (c. 1864) 4to. 68pp, text figures and tables, folding tables and plates at rear. Recent three-quarter-style maroon cloth incorporating older green cloth sides, printed paper spine label. Light soiling to prelims. Ex-reference library with minimal evidence - none external. * Author’s signed presentation inscription to half-title. (Book ref. 37653) £75.00
The Birmingham Glass Trade 1740-1833. Extract from the ‘Transactions of the Society of Glass Technology 1927 Vol 11’.
Bungay: Richard Clay & Sons Ltd, 1927. Pp -386. Authors compliments to front wrap. Original printed limp card wraps, stapled. 22 cm x 14 cm. Ex library copy with usual evidence, wraps slightly soiled, contents lightly age browned. (Book ref. 36385) £6.00
Cumberland Glasshouses. Extract from the ‘Transactions of the Society of Glass Technology 1926 Vol 10’.
Bungay: Richard Clay & Sons Ltd, 1926. Pp -286. Authors compliments to front wrap. Original printed limp card wraps, stapled. 22 cm x 14 cm. Ex library copy with usual evidence, wraps slightly soiled, contents lightly age browned. (Book ref. 36384) £6.00
The Industrial Design Consultant: who he is and what he does. A paper read ... before the Royal Society of Arts ...
London and New York: The Studio, 1947. 8vo. 144pp, c. 50 double-sided plates at rear within the pagination. Original white cloth decorated and lettered in grey. Spine and edges of boards browned. (Book ref. 36251) £9.00
The Romance of Water-Power.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co, N.D. [1931.] 8vo. viii[ii], 246pp, double-sided plates, maps (one folding,) contour plate. Original green cloth lettered in black. Extremes rubbed with very light wear; very light spotting to cloth; ht and last page lightly browned; occasional very slight spotting. (Book ref. 36163) £18.00
The Various and Ingenious Machines of Agostino Ramelli (1588). Translated ... with a biographical study ... by Martha Teach Gnudi. Technical annotations and a pictorial glossary by Eugene S. Ferguson.
London: The Scolar Press, 1976. Fo. 604pp, portrait frontis, 195 plates (some double-page) within the pagination, text figures. Original green cloth gilt, rubbed card slip-case with printed paper label. (Book ref. 36120) £60.00
The History of the Microscope, compiled from original instruments and documents, up to the introduction of the achromatic microscope.
London: Charles Griffin and Co, 1932. 4to. xiv, 266pp, 164 text illustrations, text tables. Original maroon cloth gilt. (Book ref. 36099) £100.00
The Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute. Vol. 114. No. II. 1926. [Including] Visits and Excursions at the Autumn Meeting at Stockholm.
London: Offices of the Institute, 1926. 8vo. ix[iii], 764pp, plates (some folding), text figures and tables. Original maroon cloth gilt. Spine sun-faded. Ex-reference library with minimal evidence. (Book ref. 34694) £22.00
The Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute. Vol. 88. No. 2. 1913. [Including] Visits and Excursions at the Brussels Meeting. Historic survey of the metallurgy of iron in Belgium [and] The manufacture of coke in Belgium.
London: E & F N Spon, 1913. 8vo. xvi, 708pp, frontis with tissue-guard, plates (some folding), text figures and tables. Original maroon cloth gilt. Ex-reference library with minimal evidence. (Book ref. 34693) £18.00
The Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute. Vol. 86. No. 2. 1912. [Including] Visits and Excursions at the Leeds Meeting. The Iron Ore resources of Chili, with a note on the Corral ... Works. By C. Vattier.
London: E & F N Spon, 1912. 8vo. xvi, 708pp, frontis with tissue-guard, plates (some folding), text figures and tables. Original maroon cloth gilt. Ex-reference library with minimal evidence. (Book ref. 34692) £12.00
The Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute. Vol. 84. No. II. 1911. [Including Iron and Steel Industries in Italy.]
London: E & F N Spon, 1911. 8vo. xv[i], 731pp, frontis with tissue-guard, plates (some folding), text figures and tables. Original maroon cloth gilt. Ex-reference library with minimal evidence. * Frontis is a view of an Aerial Ropeway, Island of Elba. (Book ref. 34691) £12.00