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Hasluck, Paul N Cyclopaedia of mechanics: complete set in 5 volumes
Cassell & Company, Ltd., 1912. New edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Set of 5 matching hardbacks tightly bound in olive cloth with gilt titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, no inscriptions. Total of 1850 pages, more than 6500 illustrations, index in volume 1 (to all 5 volumes). A handsome, and very heavy, set which weighs 7.5 kg. Please enquire for postal rates (Book ref. 37083) £45.00
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Smiles, Samuel. (Intro. by Eric de Mare). THE LIVES OF GEORGE AND ROBERT STEPHENSON.
London. Folio Society. First edition thus. 1975. Hardback. Tall 8vo. 304pages. Colour frontis, colour plates, (some d/p), b/w text illustrations. Coloured d/p illustrations on end papers, (Chat Moss at front and Victoria Bridge in Canada at rear). Pubishers dark green cloth, with decoration and titles in gilt on spine. Printed illustration of steam engine laid on to front cover. The book is in Fine condition. The slipcase, paper covered and faux parchment, has minor rub and mini snags at the corners of the open side, else near Fine. - .##. - Text from the Author's last revision of 1874, and text illustrations from the 1862 edition. The illustrations for frontis and end papers are after lithographs of c.1830's. - .##. - We specialise in History of Transport, Engineering and Technology.. . . **. Business Est. 1970. (Book ref. 9245) £17.00
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McKnight, Hugh. Chapter 16 by Carolyn Barber. The Shell Book of Inland Waterways. ( ISBN 0715368842 ).
Newton Abbot. David and Charles. 1st edition. 1st impression. 1975. Hardback. 8vo. 496 pages. Well illustrated with photos, drawings and maps. Binding is publishers pictorial paper covered boards, and with D.w. bearing the same illustrations. The book is in Fine condition, in a like, though price clipped, D.w. A heavy item, and may require extra postage outside of the UK. We specialise in History of Transport.. . . **. Business Est. 1970. (Book ref. 9223) £12.00
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Smiles, Samuel. (Intro. by Eric de Mare). THE LIVES OF GEORGE AND ROBERT STEPHENSON.
London. Folio Society. First edition thus. 1975. Hardback. Tall 8vo. 304pages. Colour frontis, colour plates, (some d/p), b/w text illustrations. Coloured d/p illustrations on end papers, (Chat Moss at front and Victoria Bridge in Canada at rear). Pubishers dark green cloth, with decoration and titles in gilt on spine. Printed illustration of steam engine laid on to front cover. The book has signs of slight pressure rub on covers, (which is due no doubt to removal from and reinsertion into the slipcase) Apart from this, the book is in Fine condition. The slipcase, paper covered and faux parchment, has some fade on one face, adjacent to the opening and with one short split at a lower corner at the open side;- VG+. - .##. - Text from the Author's last revision of 1874, and text illustrations from the 1862 edition. The illustrations for frontis and end papers are after lithographs of c.1830's. - .##. - We specialise in History of Transport, Engineering and Technology.. . . **. Business Est. 1970. (Book ref. 3032) £14.00
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John Blenkinsop, Thomas William Embleton and the Brandling family [Railway and Mining History]: Middleton Colliery and Railway, 1808-1833: Letterbook & Reports and Estimates
1808-1833 A significant collection of material relating to a site and enterprise of great importance in the history of the industrial revolution: Middleton Colliery, where, in 1812, the world's first commercial railway to successfully use steam locomotives was established by John Blenkinsop (1783-1831; entry in the Oxford DNB). Still in operation, the Middleton Steam Railway is thus the world's oldest continuously working railway.Blenkinsop was 'viewer' (manager) of Middleton Colliery, and principal agent of its owners, the Brandling family, extensive landowners in the district and in Durham. At the head of the family was the Rev. Ralph Henry Brandling (1771-1853) of Middleton Lodge and Shotton Hall. The family's affairs were mainly managed by his son Charles John Brandling (1797-1856) of Gosforth House. (C. J. Brandling was Member of Parliament for Newcastle, 1798-1812, and for Northumberland, 1820-1826.) By 1831 Blenkinsop was seriously ill, and Thomas William Embleton (1809-c.1893) was appointed the new 'viewer' of Middleton Colliery, a position he retained until 1865. At the time of his appointment Embleton was only twenty-one, but he had served an apprenticeship to his uncle, George Hill, of Kenton, who had an extensive practice as mining engineer to the Gosforth and other collieries. During his tenure Embleton made 'several improvements' to Blenkinsop's engines, and is said to have been 'the first to turn the steam into the funnel, with the result of increased draught and greater development of power'.These two items offer a unique insight into the British mining industry in late Georgian England, and also into the development of the use of the locomotive in industry, containing references to Stephenson and Trevithick. Taken together they give a clear indication of the reasons for Middleton's suitability for the transport innovation. They derive from the family of T. W. Embleton, the Middleton Colliery 'viewer' between 1831 and 1865. The first, containing transcriptions of 'Reports & Estimates' between 1808 and 1833, mainly by Blenkinsop, is the source of a mass of specific information, often presented in lists or tables, regarding Middleton and a number of neighbouring collieries. The other volume, Embleton's letterbook for the colliery during his first three years of employment, sheds valuable light on the personal relations between the Colliery's proprietors the Brandling family, Embleton, and his overseer in the job of 'viewer', his uncle George Hill.Item One. Volume of 'Reports & Estimates' by John Blenkinsop and others, of Middleton Colliery and other collieries in the environs of Leeds, 1808-1833, including material relating to the Middleton Railway.Folio, 144 pages, paginated in a contemporary hand. In worn brown calf binding, with the word 'Reports' on the spine. Entries dated from 10 November 1808 to 13 September 1832. Text clear and complete. In excellent condition, on lightly-aged paper, with just one leaf becoming detached. Bookplate of T. W. Embleton's son, the mining engineer and musical patron (a friend of Elgar) Henry Cawood Embleton (1855-1930).The main contributor to the volume is John Blenkinsop, with other items by George Hill, George Johnson, John Leadbetter, William Stobart, John Straker, Jerr. Walker, John Watson and T. W. Embleton.In addition to a mass of detailed information regarding the Middleton Colliery, the volume contains separate reports and legal opinions, regarding collieries at Astley, Adwalton, Beeston Park, Birley, Blacup, Clifton, Cockwalk, Coxlodge, Cudworth, Dog House, Flockton, Haigh, Harehills near Leeds, Hartshead, Hauxley, High Lane, Manningham near Bradford, Micklefield, Middleton, Moor Lane, Oldcoats, Rawmarsh near Rotherham, Robert town, Rothwell, Shrog Close near Heckmondwicke. Also present are reports on Hawksworth Estate and Royds Iron Works. These entries are filled with facts and figures relating to every aspect of the working of the collieries, from estimates of value and profit, to the 'expense of working' and 'Amount of the Sales', 'Upperground Charges' and 'Distribution of the Vend'. The last item is a valuation by T. W. Embleton of '7 Acres of Coal' in the Rawmarsh property of J. A. Stephenson.The first page of the volume, headed 'Reports & Estimates', is dated 'Middleton Colliery 17 Sep 1829'. Running to six pages, it consists of a report of an inspection of 'the underground works of the Colliery' by T. W. Embleton's uncle George Hill, addressed to Rev. R. H. Brandling, in which Hill describes 'two Seam of Coal in operation named respectively the Main Coal and the little Coal. I first examined the workings of the former Seam which are approached by a Tunnel or Adit that commences at the basset or outburst of a seam of Coal called the Forty Yaras Bed or Crow Coal; situated on the slop [sic] of the bank towards the North past of the property.' Separate sections in the report, featuring tables and calculations, are headed 'The Little Coal Seam', 'Sinking Pit', 'Accot: of all Coal disposed of during the last 5 years' and 'For duration of present Pits'. The volume also contains (pp.118-129) an earlier report (10 November 1808) by John Blenkinsop into 'the workings of the Fanny, Ventuse, Emma, Acres, Pocketts, Lady, and Leys, Pits now working at this Colliery the property of Chas: Jno: Brandling Esqre.' This is followed by an 1808 valuation by Thomas Fenwick of the Middleton Colliery at 24,951, with supporting document by John Watson.Fourteen pages (66-78, 81-83) concerning locomotives are headed 'Papers relative to Travelling Engines'. These comprise transcriptions of letters written by John Watson and John Blenkinsop in 1813 and 1814, regarding the latter's 'Patent Steam Carriage', described by Watson as 'the new mode of loading our Coals by Steam Engines instead of Horses'. The letters give descriptions and calculations concerning the engine and railway. Two of Blenkinsop's letters (25 January and 10 March 1813) are addressed to W. Bevan Junior, Messrs Lockwood & Co., Morriston, near Swansea, a third (22 February 1813) is addressed to John Clark, Birchfield, Liverpool, and a fourth (5 October 1814) to Foster of Newcastle ('for Sir J. Sinclair Bart'). Watson's letter (11 October 1813) is a long one, addressed to 'Mr Baily', the agent to the Duke of Portland. Watson writes that 'The Engine which is used is considered of four horses Power of which Trevethicks [sic] invention being the most powerful one we have in use at present and is made by Fenton Murray and Wood of Leeds or any other Engine builders and costs 380 including 30 paid to Trevethick for his patant [sic] right | This Engine is so constituted that by the operating power of Cranks which turn a cogged wheel working in Metal Coggs cast upon one side of the Raid [sic] laid and also used as the Railway thus by which a considerable power is given to the Machinery a power so considerable that when the Machine is lightly loaded it can be propelled at the rate of 10 Miles an hour; but when properly loaded is calculated to go at the rate of from 3 to 4 Miles an hours, upon a level way, which we find to the best suited to the Engine.'A further ten pages (108-118) concern the question of Brandling's 'right to lay a Rail Road over Meadow lane and water lane', including the legal opinions (pp.111-115) of G. S. Holroyd and (pp.116-117) John Hardy, and the resolution of the Magistrates of Leeds, 28 August 1809, that 'such Rail Road would be most dangerous to individuals and a great public nuisance'.Four items are laid down in the volume. The first is a report (4to, 1 p), dated 'Leeds 30 May 1818', with coloured plan, signed by Jonathan Taylor and Henry Teal, 'on building a stone wall for Mr. Banks near the new Coal Yard Leeds'. The only three items laid down are printed statements. These (all 4to, 1 p, and all printed by James Willan of Dewsbury) give the financial terms of employment at the colliery. The first two are headed 'Statement For Mr. Brandling's Colliery, Middleton' (one concerning 'Thick Coal', and the other 'Thin Coal'), and the third 'Statement For Drawing in Mr. Brandling's Colliery, Middleton'. All three carry manuscript notes stating that they were received by post on 2 December 1819, and all have pencil emendations. The first two both begin 'The Workman shall be freed from all expense incurred by Water and Damp, and Throws of every kind. To be Fire free, and if not convenient to take Coals, the Employer shall allow 1s. a week in lieu thereof. House rent to remain as at present.'Item Two. Middleton Colliery letterbook of Thomas William Embleton, 1830-1833The correspondence is placed on stubs in an album half-bound in brown calf, marbled boards. The correspondence is in fair condition, on aged paper. Seven of the letters have are worn at the foot, causing damage to the bottom lines, the other items are clear and complete. The album is in poor condition, with the front board detached. The album contains four items laid down, and two small but detailed plans, described by Embleton as 'a sketch of the proposed furnace at the West Pits which I have made'.138 items of correspondence, dated from between 11 December 1830 to 29 November 1833. Totalling around 193 pages in 4to and 44 pages in 12mo.In addition to 33 drafts of letters by Embleton (12, [on 15,] 24, 26, 31, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 44, 47 (with design), 51, 54, 55, 56, [on 63,] 68, [on 70, on 73] 75, [on 76,] 78, 81, [on 86,] 91, 95, 99, 109, 111, 113, 128, 134) the volume contains correspondence from:- Lady Armitage, 71- William Barber, Liverpool, 34- R. Barr, Leeds, 85- John Blenkinsop, 138- Robert Bradley, Sheffield, 77- C. J. Brandling, 29 letters [32, 50, 72, 74, 90, 92, 96, 97, 100, 101, 102, 106, 107, 108, 110, 114, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 121, 124, 125, 127, 129, 130, 131, 132]- R. H. Brandling, Gosforth House, 31 letters [6, 9, 13, 14, 17, 30, 40, 45, 46, 49, 52, 53, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 69, 73, 76, 84, 86, 88, 94, 104, 118, 122, 123, 135, 137]- 'Mr. Brandlings proposition to the Bradford Railway directors', 7- Thomas Chorley, 93- Clayton, Scott & Clayton, 83- James Colley to Brandling, 82- Alice Foster, 22- Jeremiah Glover, Stanley near Wakefield, 98- John Grace, Felling Hall ['the old seat of the Brandlings; but it is now shaken by colliery creeps'], 79, 89- Hemingway & Nelson, 11, 23- George Hill, 21 letters [1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 16, 19, 27, 28, 29, 43, 48, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 80 with abstract, 87, 112, 136]- Professor Robert Jameson (1774-1854), Edinburgh, 4- 'Copy of George Judson's will', 126- William Losh, Little Benton, Northumberland, 70- Mary Morris, 20- Thomas Newsam, Leeds, 10- Payne & Eddison, 103- William Peace, Leeds, 21- Smithson & Co, 105- David Wood to Middleton Colliers Society, 25- John Upton, Woodhouse, 15, 18, 35, 41- Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785-1840), Zoological Society, 133Topics include Blenkinsop's final illness and Embleton's appointment, family and local news, purchase of land, legal counsel, 'the alterations in the west pit Engine', 'the misconduct of the Gosforth men', the purchase by Brandling of 'some land situated at Huns Carr belonging to Mr A Krauss', the inquest into the death of 'Colley' ('occasioned by an injury on the foot which produced lock jaw [...] accidentally done in consequence of a fall which the Deceased had in the Pit, whilst doing a Horse & one of the Machines used therein the wheel of which caught his foot when laid across the "Plates"'), 'the expense of making the late improvements at the Lodge', 'the price of the 40 Yard Coal', an 'Engine wright' named 'James Harley', Embleton's 'annual statement' (which R. H. Brandling finds 'very satisfactory'), the sale of the colliery horses, William Losh's 'malleable iron rails', and the amount 'paid by you to the Middleton men'. An interesting item is Hill's relaying, 21 February 1831, of 'Mr Brandling's proposition to the Bradford Railway directors' (4to, 1 p), addressed to their solicitors, and beginning 'Dear Sirs, | Mr. Brandling desires me to say that he wishes you to inform the Directors of the Bradford railway that, he has no intention of opposing any part of their plan, provided they do not interfere with his arrangements for loading Coals along his own line of way.'The correspondence casts great light on Colliery, during a turbulent three-year period in its history. The twenty-one letters to Embleton from Hill are particularly illuminating. In the first of these letter (11 December 1830) Embleton, who is staying in Edinburgh, is informed by Hill that 'poor Mr. Blekensop [sic] is much worse, and that his medical people entertain but faint hopes of his recovery. In case of his decease, Mr. Brandling has proposed that I should take charge of the Colliery, and attend occasionally, and that you should go over and reside upon the spot, and manage in my absence'. Blenkinsop's condition worsens ('Consumption has commenced somewhere, as is plain from his having both Cough and Spit') and following his death Hill is 'under the necessity of requesting' his nephew's 'presence at Home immediately, in order that you may prepare for proceeding to Middleton with as little delay as possible'. Subsequent letters from Hill often contain information relating to the Middleton Railway. On 3 March 1831 he urges 'placing the Engine in a complete state of repair'; that letter also contains an account of 'as near the actual cost of the Railway between the Quarry and the pits as Robson and I could make it out at the time'. On 5 April 1831 Hill quotes an eight-line passage from the engineer George Stephenson, giving his 'opinion as to the best mode of altering the travelling Engines so as to adapt them to the Rail way Arch of the Bradford and Leeds Company'. On 18 June 1831 Hill informs Smith that he has 'agreed with Losh & Co. for the supply of malleable Iron rails for extending the Railway to the west pits'. Hill's letter of 6 September 1832 requests a testimonial on behalf of William Losh, who 'intends to tender proposals for supplying the Newcastle and Carlisle railway Company' with the malleable iron rails. There is a draft of Embleton's testimonial, together with Losh's grateful reply. Meanwhile Embleton falls out with C. J. Brandling, who is placated by a 'very gentlemanlike and manly acknowledgement of the error you have committed'. On 16 August 1832 Hill furnishes a list of five men, with 'their earnings opposite to their names, that you may judge, & publish it, what reason they have to be disappointed'. Hill also supplies an 'Abstract of Balances, 31 Decr. 1832', giving the 'Principal sum' and 'Am: Interest', for sixteen named individuals, including Embleton and his brother Dennis.In a letter of 8 February 1833, on 'the subject of the treatment of the Body of the Boy Colley who died at the Infirmary', R. H. Brandling writes, that although 'the Patient was under Mr. Chorley - and his character is sufficient to assure me, that he would make the examination for the purpose of investigating the disease and not for Anatomy generally', 'some one of the Pupils may have removed the parts missing'. The draft of Embleton's reply is unusually long (4to, 4 pp), and contains an account of the boy's death. Chorley's own account of events refers to 'the boy John Clayton'. Indicating that Embleton's duties extend beyond the colliery, C. J. Brandling instructs him, 14 July 1833, to 'call at Spinks the [Leeds] bookseller, and say that I shall give up taking the Standard Novels and Roscoe novels'. Six weeks later he is telling him to get 'Akeroyd to look out for a good cow in good milk, I don't care how ugly she is, if she only milk's [sic] well'. A puzzling inclusion is a form letter from N. A. Vigors, as Secretary of the Zoological Society in London, thanking one 'Sewell' for the present of 'a Cat with three legs; also a Pole-Cat'. The last item in the correspondence is the earliest in terms of date: a stray undated letter from Blenkinsop to the Brandlings' solicitor Edward Hemingway, asking him to write to his 'young friend at York [Embleton?] & request him to come over immediately & make a Plan & Sections of the Rothwell Church Channel' and 'take demmensions [sic] & plan the Lodge'. 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Jacob Perkins (1766-1849), Anglo-American inventor [steam engines; industrial revolution]: [Printed pamphlet, inscribed by the author.] On the Explosion of Steam Boilers.
[1827.] Printer and publisher not stated. 12mo, 18 pp and fold-out plate. Disbound. Drop-head title. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with slightly dog-eared corners. First page headed 'With the Author's Compliments', and with correction in same hand on p.16. Scarce: the only copies on COPAC at the British Library and Edinburgh. Sub-titled, from p.11, 'On the economy of using highly elastic steam expansively, &c.' (Book ref. 10851) £180.00
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[Victorian and Edwardian traction engines, rollers and steam locomotives]: Scrapbook containing two hundred engravings and photographs of mainly Victorian and Edwardian traction engines, road rollers and locomotives, with one blueprint.
The scrapbook undated (collection assembled in 1920s?). The scrapbook is landscape 8vo (28 x 18.5 cm), and contains 28 leaves of brown paper tied together with ribbon, on which, together with the inside of the back cover, the images (dating from between 1860 and 1928) are laid down. The scrapbook lacks the front cover, and its leaves are worn, but the images are in good overall condition, with occasional wear and creasing. Ranging in size from 14.5 x 11 cm ('Fowler 8/c Traction About 1875. Jointed Horn Plates.') to 7.5 x 5.5 cm ('S/c Traction (About 1875-80)'. An impressive collection, formed by an engineer or serious enthusiast, with most of the photographs (which form the majority of the images) apparently having been made from engineering journals and catalogues, while others are clearly original photographs of engines in situ. Also present are a number of original engravings taken from the same sources. Almost all items captioned. For example, on the first page: 'CPD. Road Roller. Armstrong-Whitworth Ltd. Scotswood, Newcastle-on-Tyne' and 'John Allen & Sons Ltd. Cowley, Oxford'. Other examples include '1895 S/c Spring Mounted Road Loco. John Fowler & co. Leeds Ltd.' and 'Aveling & Porter 1871. DNP "Steam Sapper" drawing ARMSTRONG Breech Loadg Siege gun 95 cwts.' The blueprint (22.5 x 15 cm) is for an '8 H. P. Traction Engine | Barrows & Stewart. Engineers. LANBURY. Oxon. 1879.' (Book ref. 10956) £325.00
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[Strand Electric and Engineering Company Limited]: [Printed pamphlet by 'The Directors of the well known Strand Electric and Engineering Company Limited'] A Completely New Glossary of Technical Theatrical Terms [...] With an Appendix of the Colours used for Lighting the Plays [...]
'Commencing Novr. 1st. 1947, and thereafter so long as supplies shall last!'] 'Smudgeham & Fowlem, Steam Printers, The Cut, Waterloo.' [i.e. The Strand Electric & Engineering Co., Ltd., 24 Floral St, Covent Garden, London.] Irregular (12 x 23.5 cm), 32 pp. In fair condition, aged and lightly worn. In original wraps, with cover design, in a variety of types and point sizes, imitating an early nineteenth-century handbill, stating that 'all Profits for the Benefit of the Deserving Actors' Orphanage. | Free list entirely suspended | Fees payable in advance are 2s. per copy'. Full-page foreword followed by the thirty-page glossary in alphabetical order from 'act-drop' to 'workshop flex', and with final full-page appendix giving the 'names and reference numbers of the shades of colour media and lamp lacquer which are in common use in stage lighting'. The only copy on COPAC at the British Library (Book ref. 10955) £80.00
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Smiles (Samuel) LIVES OF THE ENGINEERS, with An Account of Their Principal Works. Comprising a History of Inland Communications in Britain. Volumes 1 and 2 of 4 only.
John Murray, London: 1862. Portraits, illusts, xvi + 484pp and xiv + 502pp, recent cloth, ex-lib with usual stamps and labels. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3699) £28.00
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Smeaton (John) THE REPORT OF JOHN SMEATON, ENGINEER, CONCERNING THE DRAINAGE OF THE NORTH LEVEL OF THE FENS, and The Outfall of the Wisbeach River.
(London: 1769) Large folding engraved section:- 'A Chain and Scale of Levels along Wisbeach River and Channel from Peterborough Bridge down to the Eye at Sea. Taken in 1767 by William Elstobb.' 24pp, sm 4to, untrimmed in the original plain wraps, few small spots. Smeaton was one of several engineers who was asked to submit his scheme for this large project. See Skempton's British Civil Engineering Literature 1640-1840. No 1318. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include LOCAL HISTORY - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3698) £155.00
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Rolt (L.T.C) and Allen (J.S) THE STEAM ENGINE OF THOMAS NEWCOMEN. Illusts, 160pp, roy 8vo, original cloth, lacks dustwrapper, inscription to front endpaper.
Moorland Publishing Company, Hartington: 1977. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3678) £18.00
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Rigg (Arthur) A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE STEAM ENGINE.
Second Edition, Revised & Enlarged, E. & F. Spon, London: 1894. With 96 plates, 350pp, 4to, original cloth, corners slightly rubbed otherwise a nice copy. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include MINING (see also County sections) - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3664) £140.00
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Pudney (John) BRUNEL AND HIS WORLD.
Reprinted Thames and Hudson, London: 1975. With 140 illusts, 128pp, dustwrapper ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) - --- (Book ref. UK16-3651) £10.00
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Nasmyth (James), edited by Samuel Smiles JAMES NASMYTH Engineer An Autobiography.
A New Edition, John Murray, London: 1885. With a Portrait and Textual Illustrations. xx + 450pp, full calf, raised bands, spine gilt tooled, marbled endpapers, and page edges, covers lightly rubbed, contemporary inscription on second blank. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3557) £30.00
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Hadfield (Charles) THE CANALS OF SOUTH WEST ENGLAND.
Augustus M. Kelley, New York: 1968. With 16 plates and 11 textual illusts and maps, 206pp, dustwrapper. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include WEST COUNTRY - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3417) £10.00
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Gibbs (George Henry).X edited by Jack Simmons. THE BIRTH OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. Extracts from the Diary and Correspondence of George Henry Gibbs.
Adams & Dart, Bath: 1971. With 4 plates, 96pp, dustwrapper. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include WEST COUNTRY - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3394) £12.00
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Ewing (J.A) THE STEAM-ENGINE AND OTHER HEAT-ENGINES.
Stereotyped Edition, Cambridge at the University Press, 1899. Textual illusts, xvi + 456pp, original cloth, slightly rubbed, lower corner of top board bruised. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3374) £45.00
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Dickinson (H.W) JAMES WATT Craftsman & Engineer.
Reprinted, David and Charles, Newton Abbot: 1967. With 17 plates, textual illusts, xvi + 207pp, original cloth, slightly rubbed, lacks front endpaper. Inscription to front pastedown. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3353) £12.00
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Dickinson (H.W) JAMES WATT Craftsman & Engineer.
Cambridge at the University Press: 1936. With 17 plates, textual illusts, xvi + 207pp, few short tears to dustwrapper, ex-university lib. with label to front pastedown and perforated stamp to title-page. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3352) £22.00
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Clew (Kenneth R) THE KENNET AND AVON CANAL. An Illustrated History.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot: Second Edition, 1973. With 30 plates and 20 text illustrations including maps, 206pp, dustwrapper. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include WEST COUNTRY - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3266) £20.00
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