A HANDBOOK FOR DANCE FLOORS
(Dance UK 1st edn 1991) 4to pbk. 28pp. bw ills. Fine. (Book ref. 10397) £5.00
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
The OFFICES, SHOPS and RAILWAY PREMISES ACT 1963 REPORT by the SECRETARY of STATE for EMPLOYMENT and PRODUCTIVITY for the Year ended 31st December 1971.
London: HMSO, 1972. 10-239472-5 41pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. HC 394. Neat library mark. A very clean copy. (Book ref. 158759) £6.00
PLASTERING Plain and Decorative. A Practical Treatise on the Art & Craft of Plastering and Modelling. Including full descriptions of the various tools, materials, processes, and appliances employed; also of moulded or “Fine” Concrete as used for Fireproof Stairs and Floors, Paving, Architectural Dressings &c. Together with an Account of Historical Plastering in England, Scotland and Ireland, accompanied by numerous examples. With an Introductory Chapter Entitled “A Glimpse of its History,” by G.T. Robinson.
Batsford 1897. 1st Ed. Thick 4to [ii] + xvi + 604pp. + 32pp. publ. adverts. Frontis., 52 plates, 231 text ills. Advert. e.ps., upper hinge tender, sl. shaken, sporadic light spotting, sm. light stain to p.78/9, fore-edge of last couple of leaves of adverts. sl. ragged, original printed cloth soiled. First edition of this highly important reference work. US$281 (Book ref. 212067) £180.00
Farm Buildings : Structural Techniques and Materials Vol.2 Foundations and Floors
London: Crosby Lockwood & Son, 1972. First Edition. 0258968230 Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.vii,190. Many figures, photographs and tables. Described as "a comprehensive and highly practical guide". (Book ref. 12550) £15.00
Terence Conran's new house book.
London: Conran Octopus, 1988. Reprint. VG+ grey cloth h/b with blue lettering to cover & spine; VG white d/w with col illus & red/grey/black lettering, not pc or chipped. 24cms x 28.5cms, 368pp. Col illus throughout. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 1872g. 185029013X. (Book ref. 2539) £8.00
Walls, Floors and Roofs (Post-War Building Studies No. 15)
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1944. 1st. Paperback. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo 54 pages including the index. Bound in grey paper covers 9 3/4" tall (Book ref. 040085) £6.00
MACHINERY FOR METALLIFEROUS MINES
CROSBY LOCKWOOD & SON, 1984. 1st. Cloth. Good+. 8vo The 1st edition of this famous work, giving an exellent account of the machinery used in late 19th century metal mining in the UK and overseas. Covers a wide range of equipment - pumps, steam engines, drills, winding engines, stamps & concentration mills, aerial ropeways, tramways and early uses of electricity etc. xvi +564+adverts, with over 300 illustrations and drawings, some fold out. Contents are generally VG, archival tape repairs to verso of one fold out drawing, old ownership names to prelims, a little marking to edges. Original cloth boartds with gilt decoration, spine ends frayed and some rubbing to edges and corners but binding tight. Very rare. (Book ref. 010770) £90.00
America Underfoot a History of Floor Coverings from Colonial times to the Present
Washington: The Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall B0006CS2FW Volume One: Foundations, Walls, Floors & Roofs. (Book ref. 035061) £25.00
The Construction of Buildings Volume One: Foundations, Walls, Floors & Roofs
London: Crosby Lockwood & Son, 1958. First Edition. Spiral Bound. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Volume One: Foundations, Walls, Floors & Roofs. (Book ref. 032408) £20.00
Castles of Scotland
London: BBC, 1987 First edition. Cream cloth, gilt, col plates, index Pagination: [vii], 150. Scotland’s past is intricately bound up with her fine heritage of castles, and in this book Ian Grimble examines the architecture and history of twelve of the country’s most splendid examples: Edinburgh, Stirling, Blair, Inveraray, Culzean, Glamis, Brodie, Craigievar, Fyvie, Thirlestane, Floors and Dunrobin. Taking us on a chronological journey from medieval times up to the present day, the author describes how each castle has grown or declined in prosperity and importance through the centuries - at different periods seats of kings, places of refuge, targets for invasion or simply monuments of wealth. These magnificent buildings are paid a fitting tribute in this authoritative and beautifully illustrated book, based on Ian Grimble’s BBC television series.. Book: endpapers v sl yellowed, VG, Jacket: clipped, slight edge creasing, VG (Book ref. 2339) £14.00
A letter dated at Fleurs, [Floors Castle, Roxburgh], 14th July 1818, signed Roxburghe.
No Publisher, 1818. Unbound. Very Good. Concerning the appointment of "a man for a groom" at an annual salary of £25 plus clothes. Light fold marks otherwise in excellent condition. (Book ref. 47617) £20.00
Floors, walls and ceilings (Collins step-by-step Guides VOL 8)
Collins, 1971. Paperback. Very Good. 0004354745 Collins 1971 paperback in VG condiotion, appears unread; UK dealer, immediate dispatch (Book ref. 13R19) £4.19
"Good Concrete Guide 1: Guidance on specification mix design and production of concrete for industrial floors "
"The Concrete Society 1998" "This book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In fair condition, suitable as a study copy., 200grams, ISBN:" (Book ref. 2665219) £20.00
"The Construction of Buildings: Multi-storey Buildings, Foundations and Substructures, Structural Steel Frames, Floors and Roofs, Concrete, Concrete ... Walls and Cladding of Framed Buildings v. 4"
"Wiley-Blackwell 2000" "This book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In fair condition, suitable as a study copy., 900grams, ISBN:9780632055432" (Book ref. 2654643) £16.60
"Sound Insulation in Buildings: Cost and Performance of Walls and Floors"
"Stationery Office Books 1972" "This book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy.No dust jacket., 550grams, ISBN:116704853" (Book ref. 2604594) £20.00
Design and Construction of Formwork for Concrete Structures.
London: Concrete Publications, 1926. 1st. Edn. pp. xii, 296. plus 4pp. commercial adverts and 8pp. publisher's list. With numerous illustrations from photographs and inline, several of these are folding plates. A very good hardback copy in the original gilt lettered brown cloth. No wrapper. (Book ref. 6116) £17.50
Historic Houses of Lothian and the Borders , Abbotsford, Bowhill, Floors Castle,mellerstain, Paxton House, Thirlestane Castle, Traquair, Arbigland Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle, Arniston, Gosford House,
. Soft Cover. Very Good. 44 page illustrated booklet, describing historic houses in the Lotains and Borders area of Scotland (Book ref. 704287) £9.95
Decorative Floors of Venice
London. Merrell. 2000 Hardback, black cloth with gilt lettering. Fine illustrated dw. 32cm 25cm. 208 pages. Photographs by Gabriele Crozzoli. The coloured photographs are to a high standard. The book has an extensive glossary of terms used and an exhaustive bibliography. The book spans a broad vista that takes in features as diverse as the floors of St. Mark's Basilica and the superb modernist designs of Carlo Scarpa, offering the first comprehensive account of one of the less-well-documented aspects of the city, from the earliest mosaics of the Byzantine Ravenna schools to those of the present day. Fine in like dw. Scarce (Book ref. 624) £80.00
Oxford 1923. 1st. no dw. small insc. ow VG incl. many photos and ills. (Book ref. 2820) £5.00