Miners and Millhands: Work, Culture and Politics in Princely Mysore
Sage, 1998 First Edition. Binding: Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Indian labour historiography as illustrated in Kolar and Bangalore. Small defect to top of spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: History; Inventory No: 003743. (Book ref. 003743) £8.00
The Naturalist in Nicaragua, a Narrative of a Residence at the Gold Mines of Chontales; Journeys in the Savannahs and Forests; with Observations on Animals and Plants in Reference to the Theory of Evolution of Living Forms.
London, Edward Bumpus, 1888. Second edition, revised and corrected, crown 8vo, original olive green cloth, spine lettered gilt, with a frontispiece portrait, 26 illustrations and a folding sketch map of Nicaragua, a very good copy. "A classic work on the natural history of Nicaragua by the British geologist who superintended the Chontales Gold Mining Company from 1868 to 1872. Belt was especially influenced by Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection and his book contains a great deal of evidence to support. it." (Book ref. 32502) £130.00
THE GEOLOGY OF THE BARBERTON GOLD MINING DISTRICT (with Separate Geological Map)
UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA - DEPARTMENT OF MINES & INDUSTRIES, 1918. 1st. Card. VG. Large 8vo South African Geological Survey Memoir No.9 with accompanying Geological Map. Standard british style Geological memoir of this gold mining district of South Africa. 347pp, with photos and drawings etc, plus separate fold out colour geological map in its original printed green paper wrapper. A ;ittle minor wear to edges, but generally VG. Scarce. (Book ref. 010802) £40.00
Gold paved the way. The story of the Gold Fields group of companies.
London: Macmillan, 1967. 1st. VG red cloth h/b with gilt lettering on black to spine; No d/w. 15.25cms x 20.25cms, x+326pp. Top edge yellow. B/w frontis + 38 b/w illus; 1 b/w map. 27 chaps, glossary, index. Sl white mark to front cover. Clean & unmarked within. Weight 683g. (Book ref. 2726) £5.00
The Miner's Right a Tale of the Australian Goldfields
London: Macmillan & Co. Limited, 1898. Reprint. Cloth. Good/No Dustwrapper. 12mo A book of 389 clean pages plus a publisher's catalogue. Bound in red cloth covers with gilt titles just visible on a rubbed spine worn at the ends. The cover is also worn on the corners. (Book ref. 031139) £7.00
A Boy's Voyage Round the World ; Including a Residence in Victoria, and a Journey By Rail Across North America
London: John Murray, 1871. First. Full Leather. Very Good +/No Dustjacket. 12mo A 7 1/8 " by 5 1/4" book of 304 pages including an index and illustrated with engravings and maps. An attractive and still tidy brown leather binding. The spine is five ribbed with a brown background gilt title band. The other bands betwen the ribs are very ornately decorated with impressed gilt ( unfortunately quite a lot of te gilt is lost but the impressed pattern is still very visible ) with gilt dots on the ribs. The leather between the gilt has some sueding. The front and back cover has a two line gilt impressed border with small circular corner designs. The binding is good quality leather and the spine ends have no splits -just some sueding on the bottom edge and the top edge has worn back a little. The cover edges have impressed gilt decoration and has some rubbing All four corners just worn through to the board The endpapers and page edges have matching red and blue marbeling. The interior cover edges have an impresed dot decoration. The book's inner hinges are tight. There is a small Dublin bookseller's label on the inside front cover. The verso of the marbled endpaper has some very pale foxing and a small blue ink spot. The half title page has " ist eEdition Sam Smiles Australia & United States " written in biro below the half title.. The rest of the text is generally clean with just some pages having the odd small fox spot. A pretty tidy book with interesting engravings of some of the places visited by the author of this book - Samule Smile's youngest son. He was sent on the sea voyage to Australia in the winter of 1868 -9 on doctor's advice, stayed in an up-country township in the gold-mining district of Victoria, He returned via New Zealand, Honolulu, San Francisco and by railway across the Rockies to New York. (Book ref. 020919) £75.00
Gold Paved the Way the Story of the Gold Fields Group of Companies
London ..: Macmillan, 1967. 1st. Cloth Hardback. Very Good ++/Very Good. 8vo A neat 8vo hardback with just a very little colour rubbed from the spine end and cover corners. No owner's inscriptions, pristine interior. The unclipped dustwrapper has a slightly sunned spine, dustines and feels a little tired. (Book ref. 017722) £5.50
Gold on the Wind
Sydney London: Collins, 1977. 1st. Pictorial Hardback. Very Good +/No Dustjacket. 8vo 0 00 185027 10 The spine cover is faded and there is minor rubbing to the cover corners. Internally as new. (Book ref. 006632) £7.00
AN ACT to Prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines.
1693. 4pp., small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Act of Parliament. A paragraph at the end states that nothing in the Act shall alter 'the Charters Granted to the Tinners of Devon and Cornwall, by any of the Kings and Queens of this Realm...' --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include GENERAL [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-2958) £50.00
Randfontein Estates. The first hundred years.
1986 Hollards. 4to, 280pp + numerous photo plates in colour and b/w, line illus. Laminated boards and slip case, fine copy. Gold mining and refining. (Book ref. RHB8092) £25.00
The Gold Miners.
Cape Town: Purnell, 2nd impression, 1963. 4to, vii+340pp, 4 maps, numerous text line-drawings, appendix, glossary and bibliography, yellow cloth, brown blocked title, d-j. Slightly bumped at the head and foot of the spine, else a very good copy in a slightly rubbed and chipped d-j. (Book ref. RHB7868) £20.00
Yesterday's Golcondas: Notable British Metal Mines.
Buxton: Moorland, 1977. 4to, 137 monochrome photographic illustrations, bibliography and glossary, orange boards, gilt, d-j. An ex-library copy with library stamps, else a very good copy. (Book ref. RHB7835) £12.00
Valley of Gold.
Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1962. 4to, 197pp, colour frontispiece, 13 monochrome photographic plates, numerous text line drawings, map endpapers, appendix, yellow boards, black title, d-j. A very good copy in a slightly chipped d-j. (Book ref. RHB7824) £25.00
The Geology of Some Ore Deoposits in Southern Africa.
Johannesburg: Geological Society of South Africa, 1964. 2 volumes, Large 8vo. Volume I: Gold Deposits of the Witwatersrand Basin, 625pp, numerous text diagrams and tables, in a seperate plates section are colour fold-out diagrams, monochrome photographic plates, fold-out maps and diagrams. Volume II: Deposits of some Minerals Outside the Witwatersrand Basin, 739pp, numerous text diagrams and tables, in a seperate section are monochrome photographic plates and fold-out diagrams, bibliography, uniform brown cloth, gilt. A very good set. (Book ref. RHB7822) £80.00
Gold Mining in the Witwatersrand: Volume II.
Capetown: Tranvall Chamber of Mines, 1946. Volume II only, Large 8vo, xvi+1821pp, lix, numerous text illustrations and diagrams, red cloth, gilt. Apart from slightly faded gilt to the spine, a very good copy. (Book ref. RHB7380) £50.00
Yesterday's Golcondas: Notable British Metal Mines.
Buxton: Moorland, 1977. 4to, 137 monochrome photographic illustrations, bibliography and glossary, orange boards, gilt, d-j. A near fine copy in like d-j. (Book ref. RHB6724) £18.00
An ACCOUNT of the SILVER BULLION Imported Into His MAJESTY'S MINT, and the Amount of SILVER MONIES COINED; from the 18th Day of March 1797 to the 31st December 1803 ....
London: House of Commons, 1804. 2pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Disbound British Parliamentary Paper. HC 178. Dated 8 December 1826. Official early Government publication/figures on Silver bullion imports with weights. Parliamentary Papers of this period are rare. It was not until 1836 that provision were made for their sale to the public. Some light foxing otherwise a clean copy. (Book ref. 158099) £7.00
" A GUIDE TO INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SITES IN BRITAIN."
London. Granada Publishing, 1984 Ex Library. 192 pages, illustrated with b./w. photographs, plans & maps. Cover & contents near fine except for library marks & stamp "Withdrawn from Stock" on front e.p. D./w. near fine, priced £10.95. 8" x 7.75" ISBN 0246117818 (Book ref. 6400) £5.00
Out of the Crucible: Being the Romantic Story Of the Witwatersrand Gold Fields and of the Great City which Arose In their Midst. With an Epilogue: 1929-58 The Incredible City
London: Cassell & Company, 1929. Illustrated by William M. Timlin. Second Printing. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Lwoer half of fep removed. (Book ref. 029325) £9.99
Consolidated Gold Fields: A Centenary Portrait
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1987 256pp illus (some col) larger format ISBN 0 297 78967 8 Very good+ in dw (Book ref. 15980) £10.00