Practical Sanitation: A Handbook of Sanitary Inspectors and Others Interested in Sanitation;
London, Charles Griffin, 1899; Sixth edition, Revised. Hardback. Good/ No dust jacket. xii,344pp with numerous diagrams and an appendix on Sanitary Law by Herbert Manley plus 86pp publishers catalogue. Internal hinge cracked but firm, black endpapers. Maroon covers with blind decoration on front, gilt title on spine. (Book ref. 15571) £14.00
Notes on Practical Sanitary Science: Part 1. Ventilation, Heating, & Lighting;
London, The Sanitary Publishing Coy, 1897; 1st edition. Hardback. Very good/ No dust jacket. 89pp with numerous illustrations & fold-out frontis. of The Houses of Parliament. Red covers with bright gilt lettering on front. (Book ref. 15291) £45.00
Heating and Ventilation of Dwellings (Post-War Building Studies No. 19)
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1946. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo 228 pages including the index. Bound in grey paper covers 9 3/4" tall (Book ref. 040091) £6.00
Ventilation a Textbook for Students and Engineers
London: Edward Arnold, 1934. 1st. Cloth. Very Good ++/Very Good. 8vo This textbook illustrated with many b&w diagrams & photographs and two folding plates. Book in near fine condition in a dust wrapper. (Book ref. 021523) £8.00
Modern Heating and Ventilation
London: The Caxton Publishing Company Limited. 1st ? Nd. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to Three very neat, crisp, dark blue cloth covered quarto books. The only fault they have is a sprinkling of foxing on the endpapers. The dustwrappers are very clean with slight browning and very small brown spotting on the spine cover. The top spine ends have supportive repairs and very minor faults. A very presentable set . (Book ref. 015079) £40.00
REPORT from the SELECT COMMITTEE on VENTILATION of the NEW HOUSES of PARLIAMENT; together with the MINUTES of EVIDENCE. (1842).
London: House of Commons, 1842. 17pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Disbound British Parliamentary paper. HC 536. With evidence from David Boswell Reid and Charles Barry, the architect. A very clean copy. (Book ref. 158362) £30.00
On Mechanical Ventilators for Mines by Daniel; On the Ultimate Capacity of Blast Furnaces by Cochrane; contained in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, November, 1875.
Birmingham: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1875. 11 plates. 8vo, pp. 313-391, original printed tan wrappers; backstrip discoloured, chipping at head and tail of backstrip, staining to edge of text block; the wrappers, text, & plates good, generally clean. (Book ref. 11776) £20.00
On the Mechanical Ventilation of the Liverpool Passenger Tunnel on the London and North Western Railway; contained with other papers in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 26th January 1871.
Birmingham: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1871. 16 plates, 8vo, pp.63, original printed tan wrappers; backstrip dusty, insect damage to margin of last two leaves and lower wrapper, top of text block dusty; the wrappers very clean. The other papers being Description of a Balanced Slide-Valve for Locomotive Engines by William G. Beattie; & On Whittle's plan for preventing Deposit and Incrustation in Steam Boilers by George Addenbrooke. (Book ref. 11755) £20.00
Description of the Hydraulic Swing Bridge for the North Eastern Railway over the River Ouse near Goole; contained with other papers in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 3rd & 4th August, 1869 (Newcastle Meeting, Part 1).
Birmingham: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1869. 29 plates, 8vo, pp.119-206, original printed tan wrappers; backstrip dusty and very slightly chipped, top of text block dusty, else very good. The other papers being On the various systems of Ventilation of Mines by William Cochrane; & On the Mechanical Firing of Steam Boilers by John Daglish. (Book ref. 11747) £20.00
Spon's Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military and Naval with technical terms in French, German Italian and Spanish
Spon, 1873, 1874, 1880 11 volume set (8 main volumes and 3 supplements). La 8vo, roughly 300-400pp per volume. More like an encyclopaedia than a dictionary, this work gives detailed technical descriptions for each entry, illustrated with line drawings, diagrams, comparative tables and equations. Cloth-covered boards. Some light foxing; a very small number of pencil annotations and 1 page torn in margin. Very good set. **Covers such diverse subjects as agricultural machinery, bridges, brick-making, brakes, boilers, cages, carpentry, calculus and coal mining. (Book ref. RHB7960) £225.00
On the Ventilation of Mines by Gibbons; On a new Machine for Blooming Iron by Beasley; Improvements in Locks in the United States by Hodge; contained in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 23rd April & 30th June, 1851.
Birmingham: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1851. Two volumes. 12 plates. 8vo, pp.45 & 28, original printed tan wrappers; backstrips chipped, the wrappers very clean. The locks described ( & illustrated by 3 plates) are those of Newell & Day of New York.. Another paper included in these volumes is On an Improved Axle Box for Railway Engines by Joseph Barrans (Supplementary Paper). (Book ref. 11653) £36.00
COPY OF REPORT TO THE GENERAL BOARD OF HEALTH BY THE COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED TO INQUIRE INTO THE WARMING AND VENTILATION OF DWELLINGS
London: House of Commons, 1857. 151pp. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary Paper. HC320. The report details 6 experiments on heating houses. Improvements to chimneys & grates, smoke prevention. (Book ref. 123543) £30.00
The Plenum or Propulsion System of Heating and Ventilation.
London: Simkin ..., 1905 8vo Cloth 1st Edn. Covers faded; lib. stamps on t. page. (Book ref. 1931) £9.00
ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF VENTILATION, With Remarks on Warming, Exclusive Lighting and the Communication of Sound.
Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans 1844. 1st Ed. xx + 451pp. + 32pp. publ. adverts. Frontis., 321 figures. Some very occasional marginal spotting, gilt lettered blind embossed cloth, some minor soiling, corners bumped with sl. wear, head of joints split, head of spine bumped and sl. chipped. David Boswell Reid, Physician, Chemist, Engineer (1805-63). DNB ‘... The ventilation of public buildings was a subject which early engaged his attention, and in 1844 he published [the above]. The book attracted general notice, and his system was adopted by Sir Charles Barry in the new houses of parliament. Reid was engaged for five years at Westminster upon this work. His method was also applied more fully to St. George's Hall, Liverpool—the only building, according to his own statement, in which his system was completely carried out ...’ US$390 (Book ref. 209999) £250.00
A TREATISE ON THE WINNING AND WORKING OF COLLIERIES; Including Numerous Statistics Regarding Ventilation and the Prevention of Accidents in Mines, and Illustrated with Explanatory Engravings and Colliery Plans.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Printed for and Published by the Author ... 1852. 2nd Ed. xii + 391pp. Folding frontis., 9 plates, 3 plans including 1 folding. Pp.147-8 blued, some browning, ex.-libris P.H. Edwards, rebound in gilt lettered cloth. Matthias Dunn (1788–1869) Inspector of Mines in the North-east of England, United Kingdom during the 19th century. He was keen to improve safety. He owned a quarter share in the Stargate Pit, site of the Stargate Pit Explosion of 1826 where an explosion of firedamp took the lives of 38 men and boys. US$624 (Book ref. 210218) £400.00
Warming and Ventilation of Public Buildings with or without Motive Power. (Read before the Architectural Section [of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow] , 18th January, 1892.
(Glasgow) circa, 1892 Author’s off-print, with 2 large folding plates and 7 text illustrs, 16-pp, 8vo, original printed paper wrappers : small stamp in three places, otherwise in very good to nice state. 1892 (Book ref. 15339) £65.00
Central Chambers, Glasgow. Key & Tindall. Heating and Ventilation. And Heating. (Society of Arts, London. 1st February, 1893. Paper read by William Key ... on the purification of the air supply to public buildings and dwellings. - Excerpts from discussion.).
Glasgow : Key & Tindall, Central Chambers, circa, 1894 With a full-page illustration, pages (4), 19, (3, adverts), 8vo, original printed paper wrapper : a very good to nice copy. 1894 (Book ref. 15338) £65.00
Ventilation with Heating. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society, 1890-91.
[ Belfast : ] No printer or publisher, (1891) Author's off-print, with 3 full-page illustrations on 2 plates (section of ideal ventilated chamber, section of a national school room and section of Soldiers' Home, Belfast), 16-pages, 8vo, original printed paper wrapper : a very good to nice copy. (1891) (Book ref. 15337) £55.00
VENTILATION IN AMERICAN DWELLINGS...including, IMPROVEMENTS IN VENTILATION, by E.Harris
N.Y 1858 160pp with many engraved plates, some hand cloured. Recent buckram with the gilt insignia of the House of Lords. Fine SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 1957) £240.00
The Boyle System of Ventilation
London c.1890 presentation copy to Viscount Bangor with label to that effect, very good condition, few bumps to edges etc., embossed label to front cover, 168pp including supplement with colour illustrations from the Local Government Journal. Profusely illustrated with full page drawings for ventilatiopn scehems including: Conservatotires, Theatres, Court House, Schools. The theatre section displays the use of the sunburner to create a stack effect with Boyle ventilators mounted on the roof. There is also sections on heating buildings and ventilatying ships and railways carriages- fantastic trade catalogue. (Book ref. 14485) £75.00