POTS & PERSONALITIES - OR HIGH LIFE IN LONDON
(De La More, - ) Crown 8vo. 31pp. bw. ills. browned, inscription, slightly rubbed, spine torn, otherwise G. . (Book ref. 7784) £8.50
Reinforced Concrete Chimneys
London: Concrete Publications Ltd.. Paper Covered Boards. Fair, Spine Damaged/No Jacket. Ex-Library Hardback (Book ref. 23354) £15.00
The Fred Dibnah story.
London: BBC Books, 1994. Reprint. Fine black cloth h/b with silver lettering to spine; Fine b/w illus d/w with red lettering, not pc or chipped. 16cms x 24cms, 192pp. Numerous b/w illus; Preface, 15 chaps, Dibnahisms, index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 554g. 0563369507. (Book ref. 2736) £9.50
The construction of buildings. Vol 2. Windows, doors, stairs, fires, stoves, chimneys, internal finishes & external rendering.
Oxford: Blackwell Science, 1999. 5th edn. VG blue p/b with yellow/grey/white illus & yellow/white lettering. 22cms x 27.75cms, 192pp. 224figures. Preface, 5 chaps + index. Windows, doors, stairs, fires, stoves, chimneys, internal finishes & external rendering. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 723g. 0632050926. (Book ref. 2474) £6.50
The Modern Bricklayer a Practical Work on Bricklaying in All Its Branches 3 Volumes + Bonding Examples Booklet
London: The Caxton Publishing Company Limited. 1st ? Nd. Cloth Covered Hardback. Very Good +/Good. 4to Three very tidy, tight, red cloth covered 10 " by 7 3/4 " books with gilt titles on the spine and front covers. There is no publishing date but two coloured frontispieces, one of a house , the other a cinema frontage, suggest 1920/1930's. Also included is a 9 1/4" by 6 7/8" thin card covered booklet of 30 pages. Within the booklet pages are 329 diagrams with a detailed index to the diagrams at the back. The dustwrappers to the hardbacks have some dustiness, water stains ( a little colour loss from some part of the book covers - but no evidence of long term damp damage in any of the books ) and wear to the edges - they have been internally repaired. (Book ref. 023029) £65.00
Nemesis, Plus 2 Other Christie Titles a)The Secret of Chimneys (Pan) and b) Murder in the Mews
London: Fontana, 1974. Illustrated by Tom Adams Cover Painting. First Paperback. Pictorial Card Covers. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Paperback Pages, internal covers age tanned. Faintest signs wear to covers.Cover is black gloved haired girl, with large purple flower on face. . 192 pp . a) is Pan 1968 copy X283, Good. Owner tiny name/address label in front, pages age tanned. Edges foxed.Rose and gun cover on top of tied papers. b) is Pan 1976 copy, Fair, pages age tanned, foxed. Covers creased. Large church label on title page. Inkstand set picture front cover. (Book ref. 003409) £4.00
AN ACT for the Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and Chimneys.
London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1840. Pages numbered 605-608, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-2546) £20.00
AN ACT for the better Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and their Apprentices, and for the safer Construction of Chimneys and Flues.
London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1834. Pages numbered 257-266, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-2545) £26.00
Exercises in Graphic Statics with Examples of Its Application to the Design of structures Part I Roof Trusses, Braced Cantilevers, Braced Crane Jibs, etc. part 2 Beams and Girders part 3 section 1 Retaining Walls, Dams, Towers and Chimneys, Piers Etc. part 3 section 2 Arches, Domes, Suspension Bridges
Hardback J Halden Quarto 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 4 books Corners bumped & covers have a few mark Good (Book ref. 538908) £40.00
Reinforced Concrete Chimneys
London: Concrete Publications Ltd, 1948. Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine. Original cloth and dustwrapper which is creased and chipped, with darkened spine and small loss at the head of the same, 64pp, illustrated with figures including a pull-out section at rear, original owner's stamp on fep and on inner flaps of d/w. (Book ref. 014642) £16.00
Transactions of the Institution of Engineers in Scotland, Volume VIII: Eighth Session, 1864-65.
Glasgow: William Mackenzie, 1865. 8vo, vii+157pp, 10 fold-out diagram plates at the back, tables, green publisher's cloth, gilt. A very good copy. Contains papers on Bitumized paper pipes, manufacture of cast iron pipes, and Factory chimneys amongst others. (Book ref. RHB7861) £20.00
Ivy Chimneys, Witham - An Interim Report.
Essex County Council, Ocassional Paper No. 2, 1982 4to, vi, 31pp, Plates, Figures, PAPERBACK/Wrappers (Very Good). (Book ref. 9624) £5.95
Scandal At High Chimneys: A Victorian Melodrama [A Novel].
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1959.. First Edition. 8vo. Black cloth. Fine in dust-jacket minimally dusty on the back panel. (Book ref. 5529) £45.00
An essay on the construction and biuilding of chimneys. Including an enquiry into the common causes of their smoaking, and the most effectual remedies for removing so intolerable a nuisance ; with A Table to proportion Chimneys to the Size of the Room. llustrated with proper figures.
London, Printed for I. Taylor, at the Bible and Crown, No. 56, nearly opposite Great Turnstile, Holborn,, 1779 FIRST EDITION, with a folding engraved frontispiece and a folding table, pages vii, (1, blank), 100, (4, adverts), 8vo, original unlettered sheep, gilt ruled, unlettered spine : the spine skillfully repaired retaining original endpapers and flyleaves : a very good copy. Harris, British Architectural Books 133. RIBA 657. A succesful work – reprinted in 1788 and 1793 – by a professional builder, probably a carpenter, with a ‘company’ of his own. ESTC finds ten copies : L, C, O, Oe, Lria, Lu / GOT, CaOTU, ViWC / DURu. 1779 (Book ref. 15805) £550.00
Pain’s British Palladio: or, The Builder’s General Assistant. Demonstrating, in the most Easy and Practical Method, all the Principal Rules of Architecture, from the Ground Plan to the Ornamental Finish. Illustrated with Several New and Useful Designs of Houses, with their Plans, Elevations, and Sections. Also, Clear and Ample Instructions, annexed to each Subject, in Letter-Press; with a List of Prices for Materials and Labour, and Labour only. This Work will be universally useful to all Carpenters, Bricklayers, Masons, Joiners, Plasterers, and others, concerned in the several Branches of Building, and comprehending the following Subjects, viz. Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Gentlemen’s Houses. Designs for Doors, Chimneys and Ceilings with their proper Embellishments, in the most modern Taste. A great Variety of Mouldings for Base and Surbace Architraves, Imposts, Friezes and Cornices, with their proper Ornaments, for Practice, drawn to Half-size: To which are added, Scales for enlarging or lessening at Pleasure. Also, Great Variety of Stair Cases; shewing the practical Method of executing them, in any Case required, viz. Groins, Angle Brackets, Circular Circular Flewing and Winding, Soffits, Domes, Sky Lights &c. all made plain and easy to the meanest Capacity. The Proportion of Windows for the Light to Rooms. Preparing Foundations; the Proportions of Chimneys to Rooms and Sections of Flews. The principal Timbers properly laid out on each Plan, viz. The Manner of framing the Roofs, and finding the Length and Backing of Hips, either square or bevel. Scantlings of the Timbers, figured in Proportion to their Bearing. The Method for Trussing Girders, Scarfing Plates &c. And many other Articles, particularly useful to all Persons in the Building Profession. The whole correctly Engraved on Forty-two Folio Copper Plates, from the Original Designs of William and James Pain.
Printed by H. D. Steel, for the Authors. 1786. First edition, folio, ,14pp., 42 full-page Copper engraved plates (one double-page), minor worm track to head of title with a couple of marginal pinholes to some plates, new endpapers, neatly rebound in a period binding of half calf, marbled paper side, 5 raised bands, morocco label lettered in gilt. “The lengthy title accurately reflects the variety of subjects illustrated in the plates, from a large country mansion to details of moldings and staircase railings. The unusually large scale of the designs, especially for a builder’s manual, reflects the authors’ pretensions to have compiled a comprehensive treatise on British domestic architecture.”—Archer. Harris, 634; Archer, 239.1; RIBA, Early Printed Books, 2368: Millard, II, 49. (Book ref. 27938) £1375.00
Tall Chimney Construction. A Practical Treatise on the Construction of Tall Chimney Shafts, Containing Details of Upwards of Eighty Existing Mill, Enginehouse, Brick Works, Cement Works, and Other Chimneys in England, America and the Continent...
Manchester & Lewes: John Calvert. & Farncombe and Co., 1885. First & Only Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. Lge 8vo. The title continues: "Constructed in Brick, Stone, Iron and Concrete". Hardback, 160mm x 253mm tall (6.5" x 10" approx.). Pp 136pp + 10 plates, with a total of 82 illustrations. Neat signatures of three previous owners to the front free endpaper, and the engraved heraldic bookplate of James Charles Herbert Crosland, motto 'Ultra Pergere', to the front pastedown. [Crosland's signature appears also in the upper blank margins of the Title and Index leaves.] Minor rubs to cloth edges and corners and some light foxing to prelims, otherwise very good, in the original blind-ruled, maroon cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. (Book ref. 003783) £325.00
Agatha Christie Crime Collection : Sparkling Cyanide, The Secret of Chimneys, Five Little Pigs.
London Paul Hamlyn 1970 600766144. First edition. Hardback. Size 8 x 5 inches. Black cloth with gilt & red decoration and titles. Red endpapers. No inscriptions. 511 pages. Very Good in Very Good un-clipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 7702) £20.00
Secret of Chimneys
Bodley Head, London, 1978, ISBN: 0 5th impression, out-of-print hardback in protected dustjacket [bright pictorial jacket, laminate lightly edge-rubbed at spine ends], Crown octavo over 7.5x5inches, very clean red boards/gilt, some yellowing & edge staining, front endpaper removed, ex-library ID stamps though no other residue. G/near VG. *see an actual image of this copy on our website or by request . NB at time of writing we have another 140+ books by Agatha Christie /Mallowan /Westmacott on our website & Abe. (Book ref. 33717) £95.00
Anno Tertio & Quarto Victoriae Reginae. Cap. LXXXV. An Act for the Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and Chimneys. [7th August 1840.]'
London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty. 1840. 8vo, 4 pp, paginated  to 608. Disbound bifolium. Two stab holes. Good, on lightly aged paper, with slight loss along crease line. A piece of landmark legislation in the field of employment rights. 'And be it enacted, That [...] any Person who shall compel or knowingly allow any Child or young Person under the Age of Twenty-one Years to ascend or descend a Chimney, or enter a Flue, for the Purpose of sweeping, cleaning, or coring the same, or for extinguishing Fire therein, shall be liable to a Penalty not more than Ten Pounds or less than Five Pounds.' (Book ref. 6667) £25.00
Principles of modern building Vol. 1: Walls, Partitions and Chimneys
His Majesty's Stationery Office; 2nd edn. 1st Reprint (Loc T-750p) HB No Dust jacket Fairly well worn bumped corners binding good and text pages clean (Book ref. 0214I7FTUQ4) £5.00