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The Builder's Dictionary: or Gentleman and Architect's Companion. [Volume I only] Explaining not only the terms of art in all the several parts of architecture, but also containing the theory and practice of the various branches thereof, requisite to be known by Masons, Carpenters, Joiners, Bricklayers, Plaisterers, Painters, Glaziers, Smiths, Turners, Carvers, Statuaries, Plumbers, & c.

London: A. Bettesworth and C.Hitch; also S. Austen: 1734. First edition. Nice copy of odd volume in new cloth missing a plate. [496pp] unpaginated. With a frontis, illustrations in the text, and 14 (of 15) foldout plates. 1803 ownership name on verso of frontis, and subsequently that of his nephew, an RIBA. Contents otherwise clean and in very good order. Newly cased in brown cloth, spine gilt ruled, titled and dated with red and black lettering pieces. With the commendatory note by Hawksmoor and others, and the 8-page Preface. Takes the alphabet up to HY, with an 11-page supplement. VG+.

Price: 350.00


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The Mechanic's weekly journal; or, Artisan's Miscellany of inventions, experiments, projects, and improvements in the useful arts. Nos I - XXVI, Nov 1923 - May 1824.

London: Westley and Parrish, 1824. [ii], 414pp, illustrated with many diagrams, and including index. Wonderfully various and buzzing with discoveries and inventions. Contents clean, although with a considerable amount of offsetting. 1952 ownership name on ffep. Small nick to bottom edges c.p230-p280, where something had been pressed into edge of text block. Tall quarto, 8.5 x 5.25 ins, in contemporary half calf with marbled boards: boards slightly scuffed, spine ruled gilt and with a red label, joints restored with Japanese tissue. Rare: a very nice firm copy. Very Good+.

Price: 450.00


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James Dixon & Sons:
Catalogue of James Dixon & Sons, Cornish Place, Sheffield. Silversmiths. [cover title: James Dixon & Sons, Silversmiths, Sheffield]

Sheffield: James Dixon & Sons, n.d. [1908, 1911, 1914, 1919] Original edition. xx, 498pp, incorporating Supplements of New Goods dated 1911 and 1914, with some hiccups in the pagination. The main catalogue appears to be 1908; while 'September 1919' is printed at the foot of p.400. With wondrous thousands of illustrations of wares (some in colour), and a few photographs of workers and factory. Contents bright and in very good condition. Title page has some creasing, p345-6 has a picture cut out, and p389/90 has had some damage. A tab has been attached to the edge of p[441]. Quarto, firm, in the original gilt-embossed brown boards, at some time rebacked with a spine of brown buckram titled in gilt. An almost entirely pre-first world war edition, with Victorian design still very much in evidence. A very good copy. Very Good.
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Price: 280.00


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The Church Army Press: Specimen sheets of some of our type faces.

The Church Army Press, nd. c.66 quarto sheets in a brown card binder, titled in gilt to the front. Contents clean and fresh, binder in good order but a little darkened and knocked. Very Good.

Price: 40.00


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W.P. Coates: with a preface by Ben Tillett MP:
Is Soviet Trade a Menace?

London: Anglo-Russian Parliamentary Committee, September, 1931. First edition. 117pp. Contents fresh and clean, and with a (late 20thC) lengthy and amiable gift inscription to the inside of the front cover, carried over to the top edge of the title page. In the original binding of green cloth over thin boards, printed in black. In the protected bright yellow pictorial dust jacket, showing some soiling and wear. Very nice copy. Very Good in G dust-jacket.

Price: 30.00


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John Prioleau:
Forty Years of Progress: The story of the Daimler, Lanchester, and B.S.A. motor cars.

Coventry: Printed and made for the Daimler Company, 1936. Original edition. 60pp, illustrated with photographs and drawings. Well-printed on coated stock, clean and unmarked. Quarto, 27x21.5cms, in the original slate-grey paper-covered boards, with white-lettered gold paper title labels to front and to spine. Firm, faintly marked, with a knock and a scuff to the head of the spine. Nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: 90.00


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'A Bevin Boy' (Sjt John J. Rosenberg, M.A., R.A.E.C.): with a foreword by Gordon Schaffer:
Life in a Model Coal-Mining Village. [Inscribed Copy]

Manchester: Oxford Press, n.d. [1947?] First edition. 106pp. Contents very clean and unmarked. Verso of half-title inscribed by author to J.F. Platts-Mills, later a QC and one of Britain's leading barristers, who volunteered to work in the mines in the latter part of WWII [Wikipedia]: with the message 'in recollection of a fine experience among the miners of Yorkshire, and with best wishes..'. Minor tanning to endpapers. Slim volume, 18.5x12.8cms, in the original binding of red cloth, titled to the front in black: clean and bright, spine ends puckered, and with a small knock to one corner. In the protected unclipped white illustrated dust jacket with a plain spine, front titled in black and red: rather soiled, with small chips along the joints and some fraying to the top edge. Very uncommon title in any condition. Very Good+ in g dust-jacket.

Price: 120.00


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Trinidad's Oil: An Illustrated Survey of the Oil Industry in Trinidad.

[Port of Spain] : The Petroleum Association of Trinidad, n.d. [1952]. First edition. 73pp, illustrated with photographs, and with a foldout map. Compliments slip pasted inside front cover. Contents clean and fresh. 24x16cms, in thin green card covers titled in black and red. Bright and square, with minimal soiling. Very nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: 60.00


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M.J. Stevens:
Extruder Principles and Operation.

London & New York: Elsevier Applied Science Publishers, 1985. First edition. xii, 339. Contents very clean and fresh, with slight spotting to final index page. In the original red glazed textured binding, bright and sharp. Lovely copy. Near Fine.

Price: 30.00


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B.R. Littlewood, editec by, with M.J. Bullivant:
A brief guide to the Motor Manufacturers of Coventry.

Coventry: Museum of British Road Transport n.d. [c.1990?] Edition not known. 46pp, illustrated in monochrome. Quarto (11.5 x 8.4 ins) booklet with glossy pictorial paper covers. [The 1983 first edition is listed on Copac as having 21pp, so this is presumably a later, enlarged edition.] Contents clean and unmarked. Very faint and minor creasing to covers, and a mark where small price label removed. Clean and bright, nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 20.00


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