London: Privately Published, 1974 Large format hardback. 40pp. First edition. Near Fine condition. No dw - as published. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, with colour picture of to front cover. Illustrated with black and white and colour photographs by Peter Parkinson. A short study about the work of an Australian silversmith and goldsmith. Facsimile signature on page 3. (Book ref. 8871) £12.00
The Arthur Negus guide to British silver.
London: Hamlyn, 1980. Foreword: Arthur Negus. 1st. VG+ blue cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG white d/w with col illus & blue/black lettering, price clipped, no chips. 17.5cms x 24.5cms, 160pp. B/w frontis + b/w & col illus throughout. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 636g. 0600331997. (Book ref. 2063) £6.50
The Sheffield Knife Book. A History and Collectors Guide.
Sheffield The Hallamshire Press. 1996. A Mint copy of the Delux Signed Numbered Limited Edition of 250, this being No 103 The Sheffield knife collectors bible. Beautifully illustrated and a mine of information. Quarto 320 pps bound in full grey cloth lettered gilt with printed onlay and in matching slipcase. (Book ref. 4200) £130.00
ACCOUNTS relating to IRON.
London: House of Commons, 1825. 39pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Disbound British Parliamentary Paper. HC 191. Iron. Dated 30 March 1825. Early official Government figures/document. Accounts of Foreign Iron Exported; of BRITISH IRON, including unwrought STEEL expored; of FOREIGN IRON Imported in GREAT BRITAIN and IRELAND; and of BRITISH IRON, HARDWARES and CUTLERY: 1821-1824. A very clean copy. Parliamentary papers of this period are rare. Provision of their sale to the public were not made until 1836. (Book ref. 158497) £10.00
A BILL for regulating the CUTLERY TRADE in ENGLAND
London: House of Commons, 1818. 10pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Disbound. British Parliamentary paper. HC 224. Dated 22 April 1818. Regulations covering the marking of steel products to distinguish cast products from hand forged. A very clean copy. Parliamentary papers of this period are rare. Provision of their sale to the publice were not made until 1836. (Book ref. 158210) £10.00
PRICE LIST on card, for Plimsaul Brother's Warranted Table Cutler.
c1865. Size 4«" x 3", printed on one side only, with Ivory Handled, Stag Horn Handled Knives etc. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DEVON [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-611) £6.00
TWEEDALE'S DIRECTORY OF SHEFFIELD CUTLERY MANUFACTURERS 1740-2010.
Disley Stockport 2010 Superb self published 478 page Illustrated directory, the most comprehensive yet produced and an invaluable companion to the authors The Sheffield Knife Book 1996 Over 900 histories are provided of knife, razor, scissors, silver-plate, and surgical instrument manufacturers active between 1740 and the present day. Each illustrated profile has detailed product, trade mark, and genealogical information. A brief history of Sheffield cutlery manufacture provides the context. It is a major resource for historians, collectors, and anyone with an interest in traditional crafts. Signed copy as new. [This is not a print on demand book ] (Book ref. 4188) £40.00
The Sheffield Knife Book. A History and Collectors Guide.
Sheffield The Hallamshire Press. 1996 A Mint copy of the First Edition of the Sheffield knife collectors bible. Beautifully illustrated and a mine of information.Quarto 320 pps (Click on illustration) An invaluable guide Indistinguishable from new. A mint copy of the deluxe signed limited edition is also available. (Book ref. 4189) £110.00
Three Centuries of Sheffield Steel: The Story of a Family Business.
Sheffield: Marsh Bros, 1954. 4to, 82pp, 29 monochrome plates, navy blue cloth, gilt. A near fine copy. A history of Marsh Brothers and the Ponds steel works, manufacturers of cutlery, tool and special steels. (Book ref. RHB6794) £30.00
History Of Old Sheffield Plate, Being An Account Of The Origin, Growth, And Decay Of The Industry And Of The Antique Silver And White Or Britannia Metal Trade With Chronological Lists Of Makers' Marks And Numerous Illustrations Of Specimens.
London: Macmillan & Co., 1912. Hardback. Very Good. Dk blue boards; a little marked and worn; scratched on rear; gilt titling + decoration still quite bright; binding tight. Gilt top edge; lower foredges slightly spotted. B/w illustrations. ; 4to (9 1/2" x 12"); 537 pages (Book ref. 16611) £60.00
Wadsley Jack: or the humours and adventures of a travelling cutler.
Sheffield:Edward Weston, 4 & 6 Change Alley etc 1881 Price Sixpence Reuben Hallam(1818-1908) otherwise known as "Wadsley Jack" was a carver by trade who also forged knife blades.He was an accomplished organist and singer who in 1849 published " An Introduction to the Art of Singing " A good copy of this scarce & fragile item in restored original wrappers carrying advertisements to front and back, including Ellis, Son & Paramore, " Artists in Deformity" Frith's Lumbago Drops. Spine lettered " Jem Cooks Horse Powders" (Book ref. 4177) £85.00
SPECIAL REPORT from the SELECT COMMITTEE on MERCHANDISE MARKS ACT (1862) AMENDMENT BILL; together with the proceedings of the Committee, MINUTES OF EVIDENCE, and Appendix.
London: HMSO, 1887. xviii +312pp. Includes 5pp of fraudelent labels. Folio. Paper wrappers. British Parliamentary paper. HC 203. Rebound in card covers.. A very clean copy. Chaired by Baron Henry de Worms, "several Bills dealing with the law of trade marks were put to the Committee who duly adopted the Merchandise Marks Act Consolidation and Amendment Bill. Measures were designed to amalgamate and stregthen existing legislation dealing with trade marks and the identification of goods, previous measures proving inadequate." (Bopcris). (Book ref. 157029) £40.00
Explanation or Key, to the Various Manufactories of Sheffield, with Engravings of Each Article.
The Early American Industries Association 1975 (1816) A Good Copy in dustwrapper of the American facsimile made from the extremely rare 1816 original in the Sheffield City Archive. Commonly known as "Smiths Key" it is the first of the "Sheffield Lists" plus additional material comprising twenty two pages of introductory notes followed by 12pps of facsimiles of new material followed by the facsimile proper, the original 1816 publication. " The existence of the Key gives an invaluable detailed inventory of what was produced in this great center of the hard- ware trade. The work is divided into three parts, Part I comprising the rougher and cheaper line of products such as the tools for carpenters, joiners, coopers, curriers, farmers, etc. Part II is devoted to the cutlery trade - straight and folding knives, table ware, scissors, razors, candle snuffers, etc. - which doubtless formed the more lucrative part of the Sheffield trade. Part III, which is very brief, contains surgical and dental instruments. Quarto publishers brown linnen cloth. Another copy in excellent condition but without the dustwrapper is available @ £65. scans on request (Book ref. 4147) £75.00
James Dixon's Cornish Place Works, Shalesmoor Sheffield.
Sheffield 1822 A scarce original copper engraved view in proof form of James Dixon's Cornish Works in 1822 by Tomkins, mounted to conservation standards in a thick museum board mount. Approx 13"x11" [ It is reproduced in the pre-war Hutton Catalogues captioned as "from an old print" ]. James Dixons' silversmith and cutlery maufacturing business was established in 1805 and by 1860 had a workforce of over 700 people occupying 4 acres of land. The most impressive cutlery works still standing, it is now a listed building, part of the Cornish Place Development. A series of luxury riverside appartments (Book ref. 4143) £75.00
OLD SILVER SPOONS OF ENGLAND
1926 200pp folio, 32 plates. Fine. SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 3923) £190.00
TEXT OF IRONMONGERY AND HARDWARE
1949 400pp. Gilt decorated front cover. V.G. SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 3615) £30.00
TEXT OF IRONMONGERY AND HARDWARE
1949 400pp. Gilt decorated front cover. V.G. SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 3500) £30.00
" A CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO ANTIQUE SILVER."
London. Tiger Books International, 1997. Might be a reprint, but appears to be a first edition. 128 pages. 104 colour photographs. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. but top edge bumped, and top of spine slightly torn. ISBN 185501937X. (Book ref. 6279) £7.00
New Design for Old - An Exhibition of New Products Designed to Help Older People Stay Independent at Home Sponsored By the Helen Hamlyn Foundation and the Conran Foundation
London: Boilerjouse, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1986. First Edition. Very Good/No Jacket. 8" x 8" Softback Crisp and clean with no inscriptions. 120 pages, well illustrated. (Book ref. 039914) £9.50
L'Univers des Couteaux
Solar 1992 4to hardback, with dust jacket, 142pp., text in French, illustrated throughout in colour. VG/VG (SHELF 31) ISBN: 2263019898 NOTE: Heavy Book, [1.4kg+] might require special shipping arrangements (Book ref. 32693) £14.00