The Cotton Industry
London: Shire, 2010. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 9780852635452 32 pp. b/w illus. new unread copy (Book ref. 095710) £4.99
Cotton Industry in Longdendale and Glos
Tempus, 2006. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 0752438832 A very good paperback copy. (Book ref. 104654) £4.99
Cotton Industry in Longdendale and Glos
Tempus, 2006. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 0752438832 A very good paperback copy. (Book ref. 104653) £4.99
Research in the Cotton Industry
Didsbury, Manchester: Shirley Institute, 1927. Illustrated by Frontis / Plates. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo Cloth spine with paper-covered boards. No ownership inscription. Tissue guarded frontis. 9 full-page photographic plates. No ownership inscription. xvi, 81 pages clean and tight. Subtitled: A Review of the Work of the British Cotton Industry Research Association Up to the End of 1926 Carried Out Under the Direction of the Late Arthur William Crossley. With photos. Science. Very good+. Some browning of end papers. Contents includes: spinning, sizing, weaving, bleaching, dyeing, printing and finishing, testing instruments, characteristics and properties of cotton. (Book ref. 129420) £14.00
[Printed report, 1906.] Report on Safe-Guards for the Prevention of Accidents in the Manufacture of Cotton. By H. S. Richmond, One of His Majesty's Superintending Inspectors of Factories. Presented to both Houses of Parliament. [With 28 plates.]
London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Darling & Son, Ltd, London. 1906. Folio, 22 pp, followed by 28 full-page plates of equipment designed to increase safety in the mills. Stitched. In original blue printed wraps. Text and plates clear and complete. Internally good, on aged paper. Wraps worn and chipped. Wraps with stamp and withdrawn stamp of University of Hull. No copy on COPAC or WorldCat. (Book ref. 10742) £75.00
Life and times of Samuel Crompton.
New York: Augustuis M. Kelley, 1970. Intro: D.D. Chapman. 'Documents of Social History' series. 1st. Nr fine cream cloth h/b with gilt lettering to front cover & spine; VG black illus d/w with grey lettering on cream, not pc or chipped. 14.5cms x 22.25cms, xiv + 299pp. B/w frontis + 5 b/w illus. "First published in 1859 & still remains best biography of inventor of the spinning mule." Clean unmarked copy. Weight 631g. 678077584. (Book ref. 1474) £9.00
The early English cotton industry, with some unpublished letters of Samuel Crompton.
Manchester University Press, 1920. First edition (hardback). 8vo, xvii, 214pp. Frontispiece and 3 illustrations (but lacks the map at p.70). Original black cloth. Ex-library with occasional stamps, some thumbing of the contents. Overall, this copy is only in fair to good condition. (Book ref. 17447) £10.00
ACCOUNT of the Quantity and Value, or separately, of BOMBAZINES and NORWICH CRAPES Exported from LONDON and LIVERPOOL, in the last Three Years; distinguishing each Year and the PLACES to which they were sent.
London: House of Commons, 1825. 3pp. Folio. Paper wrapper Disbound British Parliamentary. HC 448. Bombazines. Twenty-seven (27) identified export countries listed. A very clean copy. Parliamentary Papers of this period are rare. It was not until 1836 that provision was made for their sale to the public. (Book ref. 158384) £6.00
SPECIAL NETT PRICE LIST for Wholesale Trade. H.E. Walters, Manufacturer of Oilskin Clothing, Oil-Dressed Cotton, Tarpaulin Canvas...
1935. 20pp., 8vo, with illustrations and prices. Includes Cabmen's and cyclists' capes, etc. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include LONDON [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-1367) £10.00
TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY in Humble obedience to your Majesty's Commands signified to me by The Right Honourable George John Earl Spencer.... referring to me the annexed Petition of Isaac Sanford of the City of Gloucester Civil Engineer and Stephen Price of Stroud Civil Engineer to consider thereof... which Petition sets forth that the Petitioners.... have found out and invented a new improvement of method to raise a Nap or Pile on Woollen Cotton and all other Cloth....
1806. Document which would have accompanied the Petition, in MS on 3 pages small folio, signed by Samuel Romilly. Folds, small piece torn from top corner of second page, affecting 3 letters of one word, traces of mounting on blank verso. The letter recommends that a patent be granted, and that the petitioners should cause a complete description of their invention to be inrolled. George John Spencer was Secretary of State for 1806 only. Paper watermarked 1801. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include GLOUCESTERSHIRE [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-933) £60.00
Hanging by a Thread: The Scottish Cotton Industry, c.1850-1914
Carnegie Publishing, 1995 204p, a LOW-POSTAGE hardback*, a very good+ copy in a very good+ dust-jacket  (*Please ignore the default postage figure as POSTAGE AND PACKING on this book will be LOW) (Book ref. 110597) £9.50
The Lancashire Textile Industry in the Sixteenth Century.
Manchester,Chetham Society,1972, small 4to,pp.x,122.Chetham Society, Third Series ,Volume XX. Neat name inside,very good in dust jacket which has just a small nick at the head of the spine. (Book ref. 2324) £10.00
COTTON MILLS OF PRESTON
CARNEGIE PUBLISHING, 2002. 1st. Card. VG. 8vo 1859360963 Well illustrated account of the rise and decline of the cotton Mills of Preston, with much information on their mill engines. 200pp. VG good copy in card covers. (Book ref. 008238) £10.00
Samuel Oldknow & the Arkwrights: The Industrial Revolution at Stockport and Marple
Manchester University Press, 1968 (2nd edition). 8vo, 260pp. Frontispiece, a few tables and line drawings in the text. Hardback with DJ slightly faded on spine. Fine copy. History of Oldknow's Mill in Stockport including broader information on the industrial history of the area and cotton industry in general. First published 1928; this edition with second preface and corrections. (Book ref. RHB7928) £40.00
Stockport: A History.
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, 1997. 4to, ix+301pp, 8 colour plates, numerous monochorme photographic illustrations, maps and plans, appendices and bibliography, paperback. A fine, apparently unread, copy. (Book ref. RHB7870) £20.00
Modern Cotton Spinning Machinery, Its Principles and Construction.
Manchester: Nasmith/London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1890. 4to, 322pp, 232 diagrams and engraved illustrations, blue cloth, gilt. Some rubbing to the spine, with a few holes as a result, else a very good copy. (Book ref. RHB7865) £90.00
Memoir of Samuel Slater: The Fatehr of American Manufactureres connected with a History of the Rise and Progress of the Cotton Manufacture....
New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1967 facsimile reprint of 1836 edition. 8vo, 449pp, engraved portrait frontispiece, numerous text engraved illustrations, green cloth, silver gilt on black label. A fine copy. (Book ref. RHB7853) £20.00
The History of Water Power in Ulster.
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1969. 8vo, 299pp, 4 monochrome plates, 5 text figures, 5 maps, appendices, bibliography, blue boards, gilt, d-j. A near fine copy. (Book ref. RHB7848) £16.00
The Spinning Mule.
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1970. 8vo, 207pp, 15 monochorme plates, 32 text figures and diagrams, glossary and bibliography, cream boards, red blocked title, d-j. A near fine copy. (Book ref. RHB7695) £20.00
Samuel Oldknow and the Arkwrights: The Industrial Revolution at Stockport and Marple.
Manchester University Press, 1924. 8vo, xvi+260pp, monochrome portrait frontispiece, 7 monochrome plates, 3 plans, appendices, red cloth, gilt. Apart from a slightly faded spine, a very good copy of a scarce title. Covering the Early history of the cotton Industry. (Book ref. RHB7563) £45.00