THE DEVILíS BIRTHDAY. The Bridges to Arnhem, 1944. Foreword by General Sir John Hackett.
Buchan & Enright, Publishers 1984. 1st Ed. [x] + 276pp. 13 maps, numerous ills. from photos. E.p. maps, Good in d/w. US$31 (Book ref. 209629) £20.00
THE NATIONAL TRUST BOOK OF BRIDGES
Jonathon Cape 1984) Hbk. crown 4to, 214pp inc. col. ills. Clean tight copy, dark-blue cloth boards, protected dw unclipped. V.Good / V.GOod (Book ref. 10780) £8.50
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BRIDGES
(Concrete Publications 1957) Hbk, demy 8v0, 503pp inc. b/w ills. Clean tight copy, ep lightly foxed, blue cloth boards slightly rubbed and bumped, no dw. Good+ (Book ref. 10341) £11.00
BRIDGES IN BRITAIN
(Cassell London 1970) Demy 8vo 165pp BW ills VG in VG dustwrapper (Book ref. 5883) £5.00
(Ian Allan 1969 1st edn) 8vo 128pp. bw photos. Front (only) of dw pasted to rear pastedown.Boards a litt;e marked and rubbed o/w VG clean copy. (Book ref. 2904) £5.00
"Devonshire Antiquities, containing illustrations of 80 Dartmoor village and wayside crosses, inscribed stones, stone circles, cromlechs, clapper bridges, tolmens, kisvaens, logan stones and other objects of interest"
1893 "Published by Henry S. Eland and J. Townsend, Exeter, 1893, 2nd edition (expanded). Maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering to front cover. 8.75ins x 5.75ins, viii, 123pp plus folding map. Sketch illustrations throughout. Work consists of 23 walks around Devon and the sights & antiquities to be seen. Illustrations drawn by author. Scratch to front cover and area of rear cover, approx one inch by half inch, scratched/scuffed. Internally VG, externally G+." (Book ref. 39804) £40.00
BIRMINGHAM ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. TRANSACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS FOR THE YEAR 1916. No.185. Birmingham and Midland Institute
. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Book has been rebound. Front board has some foxing. The free endpapers to title-page have a small light brown stain by the top inside edge. About 4 pages have one or two spots of foxing. Bookseller's label pasted inside front board. A very good tight book. 89pp. With 19 black-and-white illustrations and one map. Contents: Ancient Bridges, Fords and Ferries - Worcestershire Low Side Windows - Street Names, Birmingham - Notes at Open Meeting: Ancient Stone Roods, Assyrian Seals and Tablets, African Flints, and Local Finds - Proceedings of the Society 1915-16 - List of Officers - Annual Reports and Accounts. (9"h x 6"w) approx. (Book ref. 7661) £40.00
Loads and Roads in Scotland and Beyond, Road Transport over 6000 Years
Edinburgh: John Donald, 1984 First edition. Paperback, 61 bw photos and other ills, index Pagination: vii, 144. The aim of this book is to give historians, geographers, engineers, archaeologists and students of place-names and material culture a lively and realistic picture of the ways in which our ancestors overcame difficulties of transport and communications over the past 6000 years and to show the links between prehistory, the Roman and medieval periods, and the more recent past. It brings the story of land transport in Scotland up to the eighteenth century and shows the timeless traditions that long survived changes in means of transport. Contents: Prehistoric roads and trackways in Britain: Problems and possibilities; The evidence from the Roman period; Land routes: the medieval evidence; Bridges and roads in Scotland 1400-1750; Old Bridge, Bridge of Earn, Perthshire: a posthumous account; Wheelless transport in northern Scotland; The distribution of carts and wagons. Book: corners of covers sl bumped, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3062) £13.00
OLD WESTMINSTER BRIDGE - The Bridge of Fools.
Newton Abbot. David & Charles. 1979. lst edn. Hardback. 319 pages. B.w. illustrations. Fine in fine d.w. Ex shop stock. Unread book. ISBN: 0-7153-7837-6. (Book ref. 6992) £15.95
The Devil's Birthday: The Bridges to Arnhem 1944.
London. Buchan & Enright. 1984. lst edn. Hardback. 276 pages. B.w ilustrations. Maps. Fine in navy boards with gilt lettering to spine, in a fine d.w. Unread book from new stock. The author, who fought at Arnhem himself, gives full weight to the parts played by the US 82nd and 101st Airbourne Divisions, XXX Corps, by the Dutch, and by the German defenders themselves, as well by the British 1st Airbourne Division and the Polish Parachute Brigade. ISBN: 0-907675-25-5. (Book ref. 136) £15.00
BRIDGES OF BATTLE - Famous Battlefield Actions at Bridges and River Crossings.
London. Arms and Armour. 1998. Hardback. 256 pages. B.w. illustrations. Fine in navy boards with gilt lettering to spine, creasing to the top corner of the half-title and title pages due to a paper imperfection when the book was bound by the publisher, in a near-fine d.w. with a small closed tear at bottom of spine now neatly repaired. Ex shop stock. Unread book. From more than 2,000 years of military history, Donald Featherstone has selected some 100 examples of battles centred on river crossings. ISBN: 1-85409-449-1. (Book ref. 4818) £12.95
The Book of Bridges
London: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), 1850. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. Small 8vo. Original publishers blind-stamped grey cloth with gilt titles. 196 pp. B/w illustrstions from engravings. Brifgdes natural and man-made. Clean and bright. No inscriptions. Only minimal rubbing to cloth. GOOD+ (Book ref. 08268) £30.00
Elementary Principles of Carpentry; A Treatise on the Pressure and Equilibrium of Beams and Timber Frames, the Resistance of Timber; and the Construction of Floors, Roofs, Centres, Bridges Etc., With Practical Rules and Examples
London: Lockwood. 1870 4to. Fifth and the best edition. Considerably enlarged. Pp. 336, 64 plates, and a portrait of the author. Many of the plates are folding. Earlier editions had only 22 plates. Barlow added many specimens of ancient and modern roofs.Bound in original brown blind stamped cloth with new matching spine with gilt titles, and recased so lengthening the life of the book. Very good. Scans available. (Book ref. 16196) £210.00
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of The Royal Society Volume 16
Royal Society, London 1970 562 pages. 23 Memoirs by various Authors. A bw photograph accompanies each subject. Ex reference library. Blue cloth. Title gilt spine. VG in paper dust jacket with protective sleeve (Book ref. 14847) £15.00
The Illustrated London News - May 7, 1960
London: Illustrated London News, 1960. Soft Cover. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Bright unmarked condition, photos & articles include May Morning at Magdalen Bridge, cricket at Arundel Castle, archaeology in Iraq - Neanderthal Man in the Shanidar Cave, illustrated proposals for a Channel Bridge and Channel Tunnel, illustrated article on Bloxham School, numerous contemporary pictorial advertisements for motor cars etc in colour & b/w. (Book ref. 6868) £5.00
Cockermouth in Pictures 5: Rail, Road and River
Cockermouth, Cumbria: J.Bernard Bradbury, 1986. Soft Cover. Very Good. Printed card covers, 10 x 7 ins, 32 pages, over 80 black and white sketches & sketch maps by Bradbury of railways, roads & rivers in the area of Cockermouth in Cumbria, with historical notes. No previous owner marks. (Book ref. 5039) £4.00
Bridges, Law and Power in Medieval England, 700-1400
Hardcover Boydell Press 1st Edition 2006 198 1843832755 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Nice clean bright tig Very Good (Book ref. 537077) £35.00
Kalka-Simla and Kangra Valley Railways
New Delhi: Northern Railway, 1983 Hardback, first edition, 10" x 7", very good condition, in a very good unclipped dust-jacket lightly shelf-worn at edges, publisher's original cream clothboards with gilt blocking to front, small ink date 15/6/85 to ffep, 96 pages including glossary and abbreviations, colour and b/w photo illustrations b/w line drawings ----------A history of this Indian mountain railway, the book charts the building of the line in the 1800s, the people involved and the many engineering problems encountered etc., the expansion of the line, it's operation, services, engines and rolling stock used over the years, up to the late 1970s. (Book ref. 2961) £35.00
Les Ponts : Technologie - Realisations;
Paris, Desforges, 1978; Softcover. Very good condition. 156ppwith numerous illustrations & diagrams. French text. (Book ref. 14651) £28.00
Bob's Bridges : Jottings from a Northumbrian Foreman's Diaries;
Edinburgh, Pentland Press, 1998; 1st edition. Softcover. 8.25" x 8.25". Nr fine ondition. 148pp with many illustrations & maps. Pictorial covers. " A fascinating insight into the work of the Northumberland County Council's Bridges Section." (Book ref. 18938) £36.00