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DOBSON, B. A. 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
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
BUCKLEY, Francis. 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
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
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
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
LEASK, A. Ritchie. Refrigerating Machinery. Its principles and management.
London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1901 2nd revised edition. 8vo. xii, 296pp, [12]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
ARMSTRONG, Robert. 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, 194[2]pp, 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
NORMAND, J.-A. 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
Buckley, Francis. 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 [374]-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
Buckley, Francis. Cumberland Glasshouses. Extract from the ‘Transactions of the Society of Glass Technology 1926 Vol 10’.
Bungay: Richard Clay & Sons Ltd, 1926. Pp [284]-286[1]. 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
MERCER, F. A. 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
LEWIS, Paul. 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
RAMELLI, Agostino. 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
CLAY, Reginald S.; Thomas H. COURT. 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
LLOYD, George C. (Editor). 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
LLOYD, George C. (Editor). 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
LLOYD, George C. (Editor). 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
LLOYD, George C. (Editor). 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