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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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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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'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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Edited by Fred O'Flaherty, William T. Roddy and Robert M. Lollar:
The Chemistry and Technology of Leather. Volume II [Vol 2]: Types of Tannages. American Chemical Society Monograph Series.

New York: Reinhold Publishing; London: Chapman and Hall, 1958. First edition. xiv, 554pp, illustrated with diagrams, drawings, and a few photographs. Contents clean and unmarked. In the original binding of navy cloth, spine titled in gilt. A clean, firm copy, with minimal signs of wear. VG+.
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Price: 60.00


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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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