CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS AND BLOWERS
(Wiley 1947 3rd imp) Demy 8vo black cloth. 308pp. A little rubbed, o/w VG. Appears to be missing some sort of slip-in insert at the back (not mentioned in the contents though). (Book ref. 9389) £10.00
Marine auxiliary machinery.
London: Newnes-Butterworths, 1976. 2nd imp. Good+ cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; No d/w. 14.5cms x 22.25cms, 502pp. Numerous b/w figures. Sl dusty & foxed page edges. Name written to fep; clean & unmarked within. Weight 751g. 0408001704. (Book ref. 2895) £10.00
An interpret guide to koi.
London: Salamander, 1986. VG light blue laminated h/b with col illus to cover & black lettering; No d/w. 12cms x 22.25cms, 120pp. 100 col photos. Clean & unmarked within. Weight 272g. (Book ref. 3333) £4.50
International Library of Technology. No. 82
Scranton: International Textbook Company. Three Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo A volume about marine engines & marine pumps illustrated with many drawings and diagrams. Tightly bound with marbled green endpapers in 3/4 red leather and green cloth covers. Gilt titles and decorations on the slightly faded spine. Very small amout of rubbing at the bottom edge spine ends. A nice clean copy of this title. (Book ref. 034988) £50.00
A Practical Guide for the Water Supply of Towns, Estates, Villages, Houses &c. For the Use of Architects, Estate Agents District Surveyors and Property Owners
London: Hayward-Tyler & Co. Ltd. Hydraulic and Sanitary Engineers. New Edition Revised and Enlarged. Cloth Covered Hardback. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. A tight and tidy 8" by 5 1/2" red brown cloth covered hardback. Thespine is faded but the bold gilt " Water Supply" along the spine is clear. There are bright gilt titles on the front cover. 120 pages liberally sprinkled with drawings, tables and photographs. (Book ref. 032151) £30.00
B. C. A. S. Handbook of Pneumatic Equipment
London: British Compresses Air Society, 1949. Second Edition. Cloth Covered Hardback. Very Good +/No Dustjacket. 8vo A very tidy second edition hardback with light grape cloth covers with bronze and gilt titles on the faded spine and front cover. An owner's name handwritten ont the inside of the front cover. Otherwise a very crisp and clean interior. (Book ref. 020982) £25.00
London: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1947. Third Printing. Cloth. Very Good -/No Jacket. 8vo A little rubbing of the cover edges and a vague water stain (although there is no evidence on the inside of the cover) on the front cover. There is an owner's inscription on the front endpaper o/w very clean and tight. A 188 page hardback with photos, diagrams and tables. (Book ref. 012191) £6.50
WHEELED FIRE ESCAPES Extinguishers, Fire Pumps, Ladder Towers etc.
c1910. Brochure which seems to be made of four advertising sheets, printed on both sides with numerous illustrations, folio. Stapled at one corner, bottom edge of two sheets slightly ragged. Folded. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include LONDON [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-1263) £12.00
LIFTING AND FORCING PUMPS ON PLANK
n.d. c1870. Advertising sheet, sm. 8vo, printed on one side only, illustrating a pump, and listing types available, with table at bottom giving quantity of Water each lifts in an hour. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include BRISTOL [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-103) £16.00
Description of a Machine for Breaking Limestone and Ore at Kirkless Hall Iron Works; contained with other papers in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 28th January 1864.
Birmingham: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1864 . 18 plates, 8vo, pp.58, original printed tan wrappers; Split to backstrip, text block detached, otherwise wrappers and text block clean and tight.. The other papers being Description of a Horizontal V Pump by John J. Birckel; & On the improved Traversing Cranes at Crewe Locomotive Works by John Ramsbottom. (Book ref. 11728) £15.00
Transactions of the Institution of Engineers in Scotland, Volume VI: Sixth Session, 1862-63.
Glasgow: William Mackenzie, 1863. 8vo, vii+107pp, 4 fold-out diagram plates at the back, tables, red publisher's cloth, gilt. A very good copy. Contains papers on experiments on wrought iron and steel, obtaining fresh water by evaporation, bilge pumps, and patent law reform amongst others. (Book ref. RHB7859) £20.00
A Textbook on Steam Engineering.
Scranton: International Textbook Co., 1902 Large 8vo, numerous text figures and tables, quarter brown leather over brown pebbled cloth covered boards, gilt. Spine faded and bumped at the head and foot, else internally very good. (Book ref. RHB7482) £25.00
Sir Samuel Morland: Diplomat And Inventor, 1625-1695.
1970, W. Heffer for the Newcomen Society. 8vo, 134pp + 12 photo plates. DW. Fine copy. **Morland foiled a plot to assassinate Charles II, and made numerous inventions relating to pumping machinery, calculating machines and other scientific instruments. (Book ref. RHB0251) £15.00
Description of the Pumping Engines of the Wolverhampton Water Works, with some remarks on Water Pumping ; contained with other papers in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 30th January, 1856.
Birmingham: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1856. 9 plates, 8vo, pp.47, original printed tan wrappers; backstrip dusty, top of text block dusty, the wrappers are however very clean. The other papers being On Wood Bearings for Screw Propeller Shafts by John Penn; Description of an Improved Construction of [Railway] Crossing by Henry Woodhouse; & On an improved Safety Valve by John Ramsbottom. (Book ref. 11674) £22.00
On a New Description of Winding Engine by Fairbairn; On the American Dry Clay Brick-Making Machine by Jones; contained with other papers in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 7th December,1853.
Birmingham: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1853. 9 plates, 8vo, pp.137-174, original printed tan wrappers; Small damp mark to inner margin at base, stitching partly cracked else good. Backstrip chipped. The other papers being On an Improved water Meter by Benjamin Fothergill; On the Combing of Fibrous Materials by Benjamin Fothergill; On the Retardation and Stoppage of Railway Trains by William Fairbairn; & On the Mathematical Principles Involve in the Centrifugal Pump by Andrew J. Robertson. (Book ref. 11664) £15.00
On the Expansive Working of Steam in Locomotive Engines by Clark; On the Expansion of Isolated Steam by Siemens; contained with other papers in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 29th June, 1852.
Birmingham: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1852. 6 plates, 8vo, pp.99-150, original printed tan wrappers; backstrip little rubbed, discolouration to inner margin of one leaf, else very good, the wrappers very clean. The other papers being On the Mathematical Principles involved in the Centrifugal Pump by Andrew J. Robertson; & On Bourdon's Metalic Barometer by Charles Cowper. (Book ref. 11657) £20.00
The Pump User's Handbook
London: Pitman, 1958. First Edition. Black Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 5" x 8" hardback 122 pages, well illustrated. Owner's name and date on front endpaper. Pages of notes slipped in. Not clipped. (Book ref. 040432) £5.00
Scholze & Pötzschke, Zoologische Grosshandlung Reptilien Spezialhaus 25 Jahre Berlin 0 27 Alexander Str 12
Berlin: Scholze & Pötzschke,, 1905. Decorated Paper. Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall colour frontis & other illustrations,index,pages 268 split but just holding , in original decorated paper covers, fingered detaching o\w good (Book ref. 14455) £79.00
G. & J. Weir Ltd: Closing the Gaps
Cathcart, Glasgow: G. & J. Weir Ltd., 1948. First Edition. Pamphlet. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall The brief story of the companies manufacture of pumps and other military equipment by the Scottish engineering company. From the library of Naval Historian and author James W. Goss. (Book ref. 033132) £45.00
G. & J. Weir Ltd., 1939-1945. Six Years of War
Cathcart, Glasgow: G. & J. Weir Ltd., 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall The story of wartime manufacture of pumps and other military equipment by the Scottish engineering company. From the library of Naval Historian and author James W. Goss. (Book ref. 033131) £45.00