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O'Connor, (Ed. by H. E.): Warwickshire - An Illustrated Review of the Commercial, Industrial, Holiday and Sporting Interests of the County.
Ed. J. Burrow & Co., n.d. 3rd edn. c. 1931. Illus. with b.w. photos. 8vo. paper wraps. Covers alittle torn around edges, contents v.g. (Book ref. 16404) £10.00
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Bailey, Brian Luddite Rebellion
Alan Sutton, 1998. Soft cover. Very Good. Tightly bound and carefully read. No inscription or ownership markings but someone has drawn a small reed circle on the endpaper. No torn, loose or missing pages. The jacket has a small tear at the top but there is no loss. (Book ref. 022596) £8.00
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Yarwood, Doreen. THE ARCHITECTURE OF BRITAIN. ( ISBN 0713431180 ).
london. Batsford. 1st Edition, 1st impression. 1976. Hardback. Royal 8vo Pp.,(ix),276. Over 600 illustrations. Publishers blue cloth, gilt to spine. Clean, unmarked, bight, and free of inscriptions. Some light tan to edges. Sound, tight, binding Covers clean and square. V.G.+ copy. Clipped D.w. is in a removable, clear, protective sleeve, and is in Fine condition. - .##. - An excellent overview of the architecture of the last 1500 years. - .##. - We specialise in Scholarly Books.. . . **. Business Est. 1970. (Book ref. 3437) £14.00
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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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G. D. H. Cole [George Douglas Howard Cole] (1889-1959), economist and historian; Arthur Henderson (1863-1935), three-time leader of the British Labour Party and recipient of the Nobel peace prize: Mimeographed paper by G.D.H. Cole and Arthur Henderson titled 'Memorandum on the causes of and remedies for Labour unrest, presented by the Trade Union Representatives on the Joint Committee appointed at the National Industrial Conference [...]'.
'[...] at the National Industrial Conference held at the Central Hall, London on February 27th, 1919.' Mimeographed typescript. Folio, 19 pp, each on a separate leaf. In worn green 'Ministry of Munitions of War. Branch Memorandum' folder. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with slight damage to some corners from rusty paperclip. Signed in type 'ARTHUR HENDERSON, CHAIRMAN. | G.D.H. COLE, SECRETARY'. Headed in manuscript 'Memorandum by Mr. Henderson & Mr Cole.' A scarce, historic document in the history of British politics, addressing what its authors claim to be 'the most wide-spread and deep-seated unrest that has ever been known in this country'. The memorandum proper covers the first fourteen pages (paginated 1-14); these are followed by three appendices (A to C, paginated 1-5). The first eight pages of the memorandum analyse 'The Causes of Unrest', under twelve headings including 'Lack of Policy', 'Profiteering', 'Government Policy in relation to Industry', 'Unemployment' and 'Hours of Labour'. The following six pages deal with the 'Remedies for Unrest', point by point over the twelve parts of the previous section. The last page carries the 'Conclusions'. The appendices include 'a list of a few firms in various industries, showing the dividends on deferred and ordinary stock. These afford a rough measure of prosperity [...]'. Excessively scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC. A revised version, with truncated appendix, was published in 1920 in Arthur Gleason's 'What the Workers Want. A Study of British Labour'. The item is mentioned by Dame Margaret Cole in her biography of her husband, but not included in her list of his works. (Book ref. 10794) £580.00
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Francis Wheler of Whitley, lawyer [Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), business partner of John Watt; Boulton's brother-in-law Luke Robinson; John Barker, Lichfield banker; Lunar Society of Birmingham]: Manuscript 'Case for Mr. Wheeler', asking 'Whether Mrs. Boulton [Anne, wife of James Watt's partner Matthew Boulton] is or is not dowable of a Moiety of this Estate?' With Francis Wheler's signed autograph legal opinion on the question.
Wheler's opinion dated 'Temple July 12 1764'. Folio, 1 p. Text clear and complete. Lightly-aged and creased. Remains of red wafer in left margin. Folded into a packet, and docketed on reverse 'Case for Mr. Wheler | 1 G[uine]a. | Martin & Hay for Nevill'. The upper half of the document consists of eighteen lines in the hand of the enquirer (presumably one of a firm of solicitors named 'Martin & Hay", acting for one 'Nevill'), with the last two lines posing the question; the lower half consists of fifteen lines in Wheler's hand, signed by him 'Frans Wheler', and dated by him in the bottom left-hand corner. The 'Case' centres on a 'Habendum in the Release' of Luke Robinson's lease to Boulton and John Barker. 'Mr Boulton (who is married [to Robinson's sister Anne]) hath contracted with one Mr. Sant for the Sale of the whole of this Estate & saith that his Wife is not dowable of any Part thereof it being a jointenancy And that the Estate was convey'd as above to avoid his Wife having Dower therein & to save the Expence of a Fine - On the other Hand Mr. Sant is advised that (tho' ye Estate be look'd upon as a Jointenancy) Mrs. Boulton is dowable of that Moiety whereof the Trust is express'd'. Wheler forcefully explains his position on the question. For more information relating to the circumstances of Boulton's marriage, see Uglow's 'The Lunar Men' (2002). (Book ref. 10876) £125.00
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[National Association of Certified Reformatory and Industrial Schools of Great Britain, William Garnett, President; Thomas Barwick Lloyd Baker; Social Science Congress; Hardwicke Reform School]: [Printed handbill by the National Association of Certified Reformatory and Industrial Schools of Great Britain, reproducing a 'Letter from Mr. T. B. Ll. Baker, of Hardwicke Court, Gloucester, to Mr. Wm. Garnett, President of the Association.'
[Printer and publisher not stated.] Transcript of Baker's letter dated 29 April 1884; reply by the President, Manager, and Superintendent of the Association's reply dated 30 April 1884. Folio, 2 pp. Printed on one side of a sheet, folded to make a bifolium, with Baker's letter on the recto of the first leaf, and the Association's statement on it, in the form of a letter to its committee (signed by the president William Garnett; manager Thomas Higgin, and superintendent Richard Gorst), on the verso of the second. Text clear and complete. On aged and worn paper. Baker's letter begins: 'My dear Garnett, | I have just been shewn the circular issued by the Reformatory and Refuge Union to the Managers of Certified Schools, of which you wrote to me, but I cannot understand it. For more than 30 years I have been closely connected with the Reformatory movement, and during the earlier part I was on terms of intimacy with nearly all the Reformatory Managers of that day; but my recollection (aided by memoranda and letters written at the time) does not enable me to arrive at the same conclusion with the Secretaries of the Union.' Regarding the position of 'two Unions [...] not in opposition to each other [...] the one taking charge of the Voluntary Refugees, the other of the Schools certified under Government. The former refused - as they had every right to do - to receive Roman Catholic Schools into Union [...] After a few years our National Reformatory Union expanded into the Social Science Association'. The position of Garnett, Higgin and Gorst, as stated in the letter to their committee is summed up in the following paragraph: 'To think that our Reformatory and Industrial Schools have, as a body, given the management of their affairs over into the hands of the Union, and recognised that body as their common parent, is palpably an error on the part of the Union, which, had an affiliation fee been expected from each School, would have been found out long since.' Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC. (Book ref. 10922) £95.00
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Booth A: Ex-BR Diesels In Industry 7th Edition.
Industrial Railway Society 2011 104pp Ills. fully in colour,lists all known diesel locomotives,card covers NEW COPY. (Book ref. 27324) £9.95
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Thomas (David St John) THE COUNTRY RAILWAY.
David and Charles, Newton Abbot: 1976. Illusts, 160pp, dustwrapper. ---- 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. UK16-3747) £10.00
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Raistrick (Arthur) TWO CENTURIES OF INDUSTRIAL WELFARE: The London (Quaker) Lead Company 1692 - 1905. The Social Policy and Work of the "Governor and Company for Smelting down Lead with Pit Coal and Sea Coal", mainly in Alston Moor and the Pennines.
Revised Second Edition, Moorland Publishing Company, Buxton: 1977. With 15 plates and 6 line drawings, 168pp, original cloth, lacks dustwrapper, inscription to front endpaper. ---- 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. UK16-3658) £12.00
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Ponting (K.G) THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY OF SOUTH-WEST ENGLAND.
First edition, Adams and Dart, Bath: 1971. With 55 illustrations, x + 214pp, 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. UK16-3646) £25.00
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Nock (O.S) THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY In the Nineteenth Century.
London: Ian Allan Ltd., 1962. Folding map, plates, diagrams, 200pp, slightly rubbed dustwrapper protected with a loose transparent cover. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) - --- (Book ref. UK16-3561) £10.00
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Nock (O.S) HISTORICAL STEAM LOCOMOTIVES.
First edition, London: Adam and Charles Black, 1959. With a coloured frontis and 68 photographs, xii + 162pp, few short tears to 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. UK16-3560) £12.00
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Jeans (J.S) JUBILEE MEMORIAL SYSTEM. A History of the Stockton and Darlington Railway and a Record of its Results.
1875. With 6 lithographic plates, xx + 315pp, original cloth, inner hinges slightly weak, small split to back outer hinge at head. With the signature of George F. Pease to front endpaper ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include RAILWAY - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3459) £75.00
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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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Fines (H.G), Earp (J.H), and Green (G.W) BULLETIN OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN No. 14. Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.
London: H.M.S.O. 1958. Plates and plans some of which are folding, 90 + (2)pp, original wraps. Contains articles on Mendip Lead-Zinc Orefield; West Shropshire Mining Region; Mineral Veins of the Minera-Maesharin District of North Wales. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-3380) £10.00
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Cossons (Neil) INDUSTRIAL MONUMENTS IN THE MENDIP, SOUTH COTSWOLD AND BRISTOL REGION. Field Guide No. 4.
Bristol Archaeological Research Group, Bristol: 1967. 32pp, original decorative card covers, name to title-page. ---- 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. UK16-3279) £4.00
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Associated Industrial Consultants THE ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOUTH WEST. Part 1. Volume 1, Regional Survey, Economic Analysis; Part 1. Volume 2, Statistical Data; Part 1. Maps.
Second Edition, Joint Committee for the Economy of the South West, 1965. 3 volumes, 124 pages printed on rectos, and numerous tables, 27 maps, many of which are folding, folio, original card covers, stapled, lacks spines, small stamp to first leaf of each volume. ---- 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. UK16-3199) £24.00
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Beckinsale (R.P), edited by THE TROWBRIDGE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY As Illustrated by The Stock Books of John and Thomas Clark 1804 - 1824.
Wiltshire Records Branch Volume 6. Devizes: 1951. With 2 plates, xxxv + 249pp, original cloth. Impression of 350 Copies. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include WILTSHIRE - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-2814) £20.00
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Beazer (Cyril H.G) RANDOM REFLECTIONS OF A WEST COUNTRY MASTER CRAFTSMAN.
Published by C.H.G. Beazer, Bath: 1981. With 23 plates, 3 of which are coloured, several with two illustrations, 158pp, dustwrapper. The story of how he worked as a stone mason before the war and then built up his own construction company, working mainly in Bath. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include SOMERSET - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) - --- (Book ref. UK16-2337) £15.00
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