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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
[Printed prospectus] The Counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon Patent Ramoneur Association, For the Entire Suppression of the cruel and illegal use of Climbing Boys [chimney-sweeps], and for effectually Sweeping and Cleansing Chimnies and Flues, [...]
[1845.] C. E. Brown, Printer, Cambridge. Consisting of a prospectus and an illustrated 'Copy of Testimonials'. The prospectus is folio, 3 pp. Bifolium, with text on the first three pages, and with the printer's slug and title printed crosswise on the fourth page so that the item can be folded into a packet. Loosely inserted in the prospectus is the 'Copy of Testimonials' (4to, 2 pp), carrying on its reverse an engraving, with description, of 'Sections of Two Chimneys shewing the action of the Patent Ramoneur Machine, and of the Common Sweeping Machine'. Texts and image clear and complete, but this item is frail, on aged paper, with the two leaves of the bifolium detached from one another, and with chipping to the extremities of both items, as well as closed tears. This important piece of social history ephemera is a well-printed item, with the first page of the prospectus carrying details of the share issue and names of directors, officers, sanctioners and organisations by which 'the Patent Ramoneur Machine is exclusively used' (including the Treasury and the Royal Mint). The second and third page carry a long prospectus, beginning 'The object of this Association is totally to abolish the cruel use of CLIMBING BOYS, who (though their employment has recently been prohibited by the Act of 3rd and 4th of Victoria, cap. 85, subject in both Master and Employer to penalties) are nevertheless continually resorted to, and the breach of the law acquiesced in by a large portion of the public, [...]'. At the foot of the third page is a 'Form of Application for Shares'. The accompanying 'Copy of Testimonials' carries nine testimonials, all from 1845, beginning with one from John Harrison, Civil Engineer, Derby; and ending with one from J. Pigot Smith, Town Surveyor, Birmingham. The engraving on the reverse of the 'Copy of Testimonials' is approximately 15 x 17 cm, and shows the action within a chimney of the Ramoneur Machine on the left, and that 'the Common Sweeping Machine' on the right, with a central image of the brush of the Ramoneur. Beneath the engraving is a 'Description' in copperplate. Scarce: no copies of either item on COPAC, and the only related item an 8vo one concerning the Norfolk and Suffolk branches. (Book ref. 9690) £100.00
A BILL intituled an ACT for regulating BUILDINGS in large TOWNS.
London: House of Commons, 1841. 31pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Disbound. British Parliamentary paper. HC 302 . A very clean copy. (Book ref. 153991) £12.00
TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT on ALKALI, &c. WORKS, by the CHIEF INSPECTOR. PROCEEDINGS during the year 1887 presented to LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD and to SECRETARY for SCOTLAND.
London: HMSO, 1888. 97pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary Paper. C.-5417. Neat library mark. A very clean copy. Fascinating account of "new" designs and processes being developed at the time. For the chemical engineering history buff or local historian alike ... (Book ref. 152169) £15.00
Estimating for Buildings and Public Works : 11th Edition
UK: Building Estimator Publications, 1949. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Green cloth hardcover, 524 pages, indexed, illustrated with diagrams and tables. Quanity estimating for building work. Contents clean, tight and bright. Includes 8 page supplement fom the author, entitled "Changes Affecting Labour Costs of Recent Years in 1948." This shows a breakdown of wages for the trades in the building industry, including insurance schemes and bonuses. (Book ref. 12828) £6.00
BRICKWORK REVISED 2
1995 210pp quarto with many text illustrations. Pictorial paper cover. Mint. SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 39156) £14.00
TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT on ALKALI, &c. WORKS, by the Chief Inspector. PROCEEDINGS during the year 1889 presented to LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD and to SECRETARY for SCOTLAND.
London: HMSO, 1889. 98pp. Folio. Fold out coloured Diagram.Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary Paper. C.-6026. Neat library mark. A clean copy. Fascinating account of "new" designs and processes being developed at the time. Includes a large fold out coloured plan/diagram of Apparatus for the continuous Manufacture of SALT by Dr. SIGISMUND PICK of Szczakowa, Austria. For the chemical engineering history buff or local historian alike ... (Book ref. 143721) £20.00
MITCHELL'S ADVANCED BUILDING CONSTRUCTION : THE STRUCTURE
Batsford 1966 H/Back VG 580pp profuse b/w illus throughout 8 x 5 645g This volume is intended primarily as a text book for architectural, building and surveying students, but students of civil and structural engineering will find it useful as a means of setting within the context of the building as a whole their own studies in the realm of building structures.There is a previous owners name inside the book (Book ref. 10871) £8.00
MITCHELL'S ADVANCED BUILDING CONSTRUCTION : THE STRUCTURE
Batsford 1963 Seventeenth edition VG/Good edgewear & chips to dj 580pp 197 b/w line drawings 8 x 5 740g This book is a thoroughly informative guide not only for the builder and architect, but for all who have to do with buildings and their constructional techniques.There is a previous owners name inside the book (Book ref. 10865) £10.00
UK: Batsford, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good. A red cloth hardcover with light corner wear, No Jacket. A very nice copy of the twelfth edition with endpaper tanning, otherwise unmarked. A guide to the measurement and valuation of building and engineering works. Numerous architectural and civil engineering fold-out drawings, tables etc.700 pages approx. Very Good condition. (Book ref. 4045) £4.00
Fair Organs - 50 Pictures
Hemel Hempstead: Model & Allied Publications Limited, 1968. First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Very Good. Landscape-style booklet, 56pp, with 51 [including the front-cover illustration] b/w photo-illustrations (Book ref. 001539) £5.00
The Fair Organ Register. A List of Organs Preserved in the U.K.
Privately Printed. First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Very Good. sc. 32pp with 12 b/w photo illustrations. (Book ref. 001533) £7.50