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Needham, J: The Missing Link in Horological History : A Chinese Contribution: [Academic Reprint]:
London, Proceedings of the Royal Society, A. Volume 250. The Wilkins Lecture, 1959. SOFTBACK, pages: 147-179, text-figs. 27 (including b & w photographs), roy. 8vo., 170mm x 255mm (6.75" x 10"), a very fine, clean and bright copy. (Book ref. 6724) £8.00
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Newlands, James. THE CARPENTER AND JOINERíS ASSISTANT: Being a Comprehensive Treatise on the Selection, Preparation, and Strength of Materials and the Mechanical Principles of Framing, with their application in Carpentry, Joinery and hand-railing; Also, a Complete Treatise on Lines; and an Illustrated Glossary of terms used in Architecture and Building.
Blackie & Sons, Limited N.d. c.[1867]. 1st Ed. Large 4to. [xiv] + 254pp. Numerous figures, 100 plates in 106 sheets. Some sporadic light spotting to text, a few margins lightly thumbed, new e.ps., rebound in modern blue cloth with gilt bands and gilt lettered title label to spine. An encyclopaedic guide defining terms, presents basic tenets of geometry, and discusses woods, traditional construction techniques, and the use of drawing instruments. US$159 (Book ref. 211409) £100.00
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Holtzapfell, CHarles. TURNING AND MECHANICAL MANIPULATION. Intended as a Work of General Reference and Practical Instruction, on the Lathe and the Various Mechanical Pursuits followed by Amateurs. 3 VOLUME SET. ( ISBN 1857610318 ).
Warwickshire. Tee Publishing. Facsimile Reprint. 1993, [1846]. 3 volumes. 8vo. Pp.,(18),462; (14),457-1025; (12),1026-1477. Over 1200 text illustrations. Illustrated end p.apers. Publishers maroon cloyh, gilt. New, not pre-owned, from stock. Mint copies in D.w.'s, the wraps being in removable protective sleeves. - .##. - Reprint of a classic work. The 3 volumes are: 1/ Materials; their differences, choice and preparation; 2/ The principles of Cutting Tools; 3/ Abrasive and Miscellaneous Processes. ISBN's;- 1857610318; 1857610326; 1857610334. - .##. - . . . **. Heavy set, and will require extra postage outside of the UK. We specialise in History of Engineering and Technology.. . . **. Business Est. 1970. (Book ref. 1640) £65.00
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Hasluck, Paul N The clock jobber's handybook
Crosby Lockwood & Son, 1899. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Good. Clean hardback bound in orange paper over boards, black titles and illustrations, rubbing at corners, pages 57 and 159 have been carelessly opened with small loss at foredge, generally a decent copy with no inscriptions. x + 160 pages + 48 + 16pp publishers ads, 105 illustrations, index. 'A practical manual for cleaning, repairing & adjusting: embracing information on the tools, materials, appliances & processes employed in clockwork' (Book ref. 19945) £20.00
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Fawdry, Marguerite British Tin Toys - Including and A - Z of British Metal Toy Makers.
London,: New Cavandish Books, 1992. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9ĺ" - 12" tall 0904568865 240 pages. 1.42Kg. Blue cloth boards with small bump to bottom of spine, internally with a reproduction of Burnett's `Ubilda' toys catalog of 1935/36 attached to front paste-down. Near FINE in a Near FINE d/w with small repaired tear to top of spine in clear protective wrap. Illustrated in colour and b/w photographs, many from the original manufactures catalogues. Owing to the weight, extra shipping will be required. (Book ref. 13621) £20.00
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Orpington BILL of Frederick Tremain, Mechanical Engineer, Blacksmith and Farrier, Plumber, Locksmith and Bellhanger...
1893-1906. Bill on 4p folio, printed heading with variety of decorative typefaces. Made out to Sir Francis Evans for donkey shoes, making up paint, repairs to kitchen equipment, tools etc. Together with Bills of James Comley and Herbert Miles, both Job and Post Masters, Tunbridge Wells, for hire of fly etc., 1p foolscap, and 1p 4to. 3 items. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include KENT [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-1088) £14.00
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PERSPECTIVE. The Art of Drawing in Perspective: Wherein the Doctrine of Perspective is clearly and concisely treated of, upon Geometrical Principles; and a Mechanical Method of Perspective and Designing invented, for the Benefit of such as are Strangers to Mathematics. Illustrated with Variety of Copper-Plate Figures. To which are annexed, The Arts of Painting upon Glass, and Drawing in Crayons; with Directions for making Crayons after the French and Italian Manner: Also the Art of Etching; and that of Japanning upon Wood, or any Metal, so as to imitate China; with Instructions for making Black or Gilt Japan Ware, both beautiful and light; and for making the hardest and most transparent Varnishes. And, to which is added, A Method of casting Amber in any Form whatever. The Sixth Edition.
London: Printed for J. Johnson..., 1779. 12mo, pp. iv, 92, folding engraved frontispiece, original marbled paper wrappers; fragile, with front cover and first four leaves detached, corners a bit crushed. The noted inventor James Ferguson (1710 - 1776) published The Art of Drawing in Perspective in 1775, but this is a different book. First published in 1755, it was republished several times, with some editions being much shorter. ESTC T153184 locates two copies only: BL and Harvard; all editions are uncommon. (Book ref. 7311) £450.00
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[Swift, Jonathan]. A TALE OF A TUB. Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind. To which are added, An Account of a Battle between the Ancient and the Modern Books in St. Jamesís Library; and, a Discourse concerning the Mechanical Operations of the Spirit. With the Authorís Apology; and, Explanatory Notes, by W. Wotton B.D. and others.
Glasgow: R. Urie 1753. 13th Ed. Crown 8vo. 230pp. + [ii]. Engraved frontis., 7 engraved plates. T.p. browned, some sporadic light browning and spotting, ex.-libris Will Green with ink stamp to top edge of t.p. and p.v, sl. rubbed half calf with marbled boards, corners sl. bumped, sl. rubbed gilt filleted raised bands and leather title label to spine. US$56 (Book ref. 214449) £35.00
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Swift, Jonathan A Tale of a Tub; A Battle Between Ancient and Modern Books; A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit. The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift. Volume IX
Edinburgh: G Hamilton & J Balfour & L Hunter, 1752. Reprint. Brown tooled leather cover. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. xxiv, 199pp :: 170mm x 100mm (7" x 4") (Book ref. swiw09b) £24.00
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Brigadier J M Kneen and Brigadier D J Sutton CRAFTSMEN OF THE ARMY VOLUME II 1969 - 1992
1997, Leo Cooper, , 9780850525496,723pp maps, New in d/w, , The second volume of the history of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - REME. The authors have drawn on archive material and personal accounts to produce a quarter of century of history, to the completion of the 50th anniversary of the Corps' foundation. During this period they had to adapt and innovate to provide the support needed. We were at war in the Falklands, the Gulf and constantly on operations in Northern Ireland. The Corps' essential part in these campaigns is fully described, largely through the words of those who took part. (Book ref. 27302-01) £28.75
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Haining, Peter Movable Books - An Illustrated History: Pages & Pictures of Folding, Revolving, Dissolving, Mechanical, Scenic, Panoramic, Dimensional, Changing, Pop-Up and other Novelty Books from the Collection of David and Briar Philips
London: New English Library, 1979. 0450039498 First Edition. Hardback. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. Illustrated white d/jkt, unclipped. Blk boards, clean and bright. Lavish colour illustrations of all manner of fantastic and fantastical pop-up and three-dimensional books. ; Landscape 4to (13" x 12"); 141 pages (Book ref. 17113) £30.00
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Beaumont, R. A. (ed) Aeronautical engeering: a practical guide for everyone connected with the aircraft industry
Odhams Press Ltd., 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Clean hardback tightly bound in blue cloth with gilt titles and blindstamped decoration, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, no inscriptions. 512 pages, hundreds of illustrations in the text, index (Book ref. 31533) £9.00
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Gerwat-Clark, Brenda The Collector's Book of Dolls: Dolls through the ages, where to buy them and what to look for (ISBN: 157215179X / 1-57215-179-X)
JG Press, 1996. NEW IN D/W Small folio. Laminated pictorial hardback, matching dustcover, 128pp, index, colour illustrations. * Covers the following types of dolls: wooden; china; parian; wax; papier mache; mechanical and automata; cloth; celluloid; English; American; German; French; the era of the modern doll. (Book ref. 117269) £35.00
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Definitive Workshop/ Garage? Commercial Manual Renault 20/30. workshop manual. m.r.212. mechanical. (r1271, r1272, r1273, r1275 & r1278)
Renault, 1979. Very thick folio, many diagrams of all series. Pictorial limp covers, protected by issued plastic wallet. Near-fine. Scarce (Book ref. 116321) £75.00
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Johnson, Brian. Classic Plant Machinery. The Machines That Built the Modern World. (ISBN: 0752224379 / 0-7522-2437-9)
Boxtree Ltd., London, 1998. AS NEW IN D/W First Edition. Large 4to hardback. 144pp, index,bibliography, many bw & col ills. Or green cloth. * the plant machinery that has made the enormous growth of our cities in the 20th century possible. Includes tractors, combine harvesters, threshers, excavators, diggers, rollers, cranes, dump trucks, forklift trucks and more. Since WWII these machines have developed into the huge mechanical plant industry that has transformed the western world (Book ref. 115792) £40.00
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Newman, Louis E.; Keller, Allen; Lyons, John M.; Wales, Lawrence B. Modern Turbines : General Electric Series
John Wiley & Sons, 1944. Hard Cover. Second Printing. 175 pages, line drawings, graphs, index, green cloth boards. NEAR-NEW COPY * information regarding the characteristics of steam turbines and generators which govern their selection and application. Contents include: Fundamentals of Steam Turbines; Types of Steam Turbines and Rangge of Conditions; Steam Chart and Theoretical Steam Rate; Estimating Performance in Terms of Steam Rate & Heat Rate; Performance Charts for Condensing, Noncondensing, and Automatic Extraction Turbines; Changed Conditions; Steam Turbine Governors; The Generator; Turbine-Generator Recommended Practices. For power-plant engineers and operators,mechanical,electrical and marine engineers (Book ref. 115643) £40.00
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Gardiner, Gordon; Morris, Alistair The All-Colour Directory of Metal Toys : A Pictorial Guide to the Art of Collecting International Playthings (ISBN: 0861011430 / 0-86101-143-0
Salamander, London, 1984. AS NEW IN D/W Hardback 4to. First Edition. * .Comprehensive guide to collecting metal toys with complete coverage of the period c1870-c1970 including mechanical novelties, trains, tinplate and diecast vehicles, tinplate ships and boats, tinplate and diecast aeroplanes, toy solders and their equipment, farm, zoo and circus animals, packaging, catalogues and trademarks. Includes photographs of more than 1,000 toys in over 180 full colour pictures. (Book ref. 115334) £40.00
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ALDRIDGE Bill Mechanical Horses
Trans-Pennine Publishing, 2000 52p, illustrations throughout, some being in colour, a VERY-LOW-POSTAGE paperback*, a fine copy of a book in the series ĎNostalgia Road: The Illustrated History of British Motoringí [1903016053] Published in conjunction with the Mechanical Horse Society (*Please ignore the default postage figure as POSTAGE AND PACKING on this book will be VERY LOW) (Book ref. 111930) £8.00
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Blandford, P W Workshop Practice Simplified [Pitman's Pocket Handbooks]
Pitman n.d.? 1951 VG book paperback illus ISBN: (Book ref. 54370) £6.00
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Dent, R Production Engineering for Higher National Certificate; Volume I - Machine Tools [Higher Technical series]
English Universities Press repr 1964 VG book G dj hardback illus ISBN: (Book ref. 48711) £5.00
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