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Alexis Badmaieff and Don Davis:
How to build Speaker Enclosures.

Slough, UK: Foulsham-Sams, [c.1970]. First or early UK edition. 144pp, illustrated. Contents fresh and clean, although 6 pages have lightly-pencilled technical notes. Ownership name to front fly. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, one corner slightly knocked. In the unclipped pictorial dust jacket: bright, top edge has slight scuffs and knocks. VG+ in VG dust-jacket.

Price: 25.00


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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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[W. Youatt]:
Sheep: their Breeds, Management, and Diseases. ['To which is added The Mountain Shepherd's Manual.' - but, as often, this supplement is not present]. 'Library of Useful Knowledge' series. Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1837. First edition. viii, 568pp, with many illustrations. Contents clean and in very good order, with minor spotting or soiling to endpapers. Firm, in a contemporary binding of half calf with marbled boards: spine ruled and titled gilt, leather somewhat darkened, now with recent minor restoration very attractive. Very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: 200.00


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Augustin F.B. Creuze:
Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Naval Architecture: being the article 'Ship-Building' in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Seventh Edition.

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, Simpkin etc, 1840. First printing as a separate treatise. xvi, 90, printed in double column except for the Introduction, and followed by the 15 plates, five being double-page, and one of these folding. A little foxing to the plates, text clean. Original yellow endpapers, with professional repairs to hinges. Large quarto, in contemporary grained brown cloth ruled in blind: rebacked, with the original spine with faded gilt title relaid. A very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 325.00


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'Poor Richard':
Poor Richard's Farmers' & Commercial Pocket Book for 1845.

London: W. Strange, 1844. Original printing. 32pp, illustrated with a guarded scenic frontis 'The Village' and numerous woodcuts, with much rustic fun in the lively headpieces for each month. With something of the character of an almanack, packed with informative text and advice: various tables, sundry articles, a section listing hundreds of Fairs and Markets in England and Wales, and another with Agricultural and Domestic Recipes. Also advertisements for various nostrums, including Poor Richard's Stomach Pills, capitalising on the name of Franklin's Poor Richard publications of the 18th Century. Discovered with only soiled blank leaves forming front and back: these have been bound in, and bear an early ownership name. Some staining to frontis: pages good. 16x10cms, all edges gilt. Conserved in a new binding of marbled boards with brown cloth spine and paper label. Extremely uncommon. Very Good.

Price: 95.00


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W.C.L. Martin:
Sheep: Our domestic breeds, & their treatment.

London: Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1860. A New Edition, with illustrations. [iv], 132pp, with some text illustrations, plus the 8 plates. Contents clean. 16.5 x 10.5cms, in a new binding of fine old brown cloth, with the original leather spine label. A very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: 60.00


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W.H. Russell, illustrated by Robert Dudley:
The Atlantic Telegraph.

London: Day & Son, [1866]. First edition. v, (i), 117, (i), [4]. With the twenty-four tinted plates, the pictorial title page, and the chart (listed as a plate) = all called for. Pictorial surfaces good, although with some soiling to borders; and perhaps half the plates have a narrow strip of wear and darkening to one or two edges - having at some time been detached and protruding. Text good, with occasional minor soiling. All edges gilt. Quarto, in the original binding of green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt, and with a dark core representing a cross-section of the cable. At some time rebacked, with green endpapers, and with the original spine laid down. A good firm copy.
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Price: 560.00


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The Stoney Patent Sluice and its application to Works for Water Storage and Control. [aka (cover title): Water Storage and Control - the Stoney Sluice: applied to Drainage, Waterworks, Irrigation, Tidal Rivers, Navigation, Waterpower & c.]

London: Ransomes and Rapier Ltd: 1901. Second edition. xiii, 107pp + (ii) adverts, followed by two sheets of squared paper bound between the final blank leaves. With many photographs. Smudges at pp.vi & vii, contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Quarto, with black endpapers, firm in the original binding of red cloth over bevelled boards lettered in gilt. Front bright with a little sunning, spine slightly dulled, extremities slightly bumped. Very Good.

Price: 70.00


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H.H. Thomas:
Allotment Gardening: A Complete Guide.

London: Cassell, 1920. Reprint. viii, 152, [ii] adverts: illustrated with photographs and drawings, and with rear advertisement thin card cover bound in. Title page very stained, subsequent few pages decreasingly affected. Occasional minor soiling. Original front thin card cover missing. In a new quarter binding of green cloth with paper-covered boards, front reproducing the print from the title page. Worn copy in very nice binding. VG.

Price: 35.00


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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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Edward Brown:
Poultry Breeding and Production: the two volumes: Vol I: Races and Breeding of Domestic Poultry; Vol II: The Lines of Development.

London: Benn, 1929. First edition. Very nice rebound set. Vol I: xviii, 408; Vol II: x, (409-) 864, both with many plates, including some in colour, but lacking the colour frontis to Vol I. Contents unmarked, with faint spotting to text pages. In new craftsman bindings of green buckram with black spine labels ruled and titled in gilt. Lovely set. Very Good+.
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Price: 140.00


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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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Suffolk Agricultural Association:
Suffolk Show: Catalogues / Programme books for 1945, 1946, and 1947. The 1945 and 1946 Suffolk Agricultural Show at Christchurch Park, Ipswich, and the 1947 Annual Show at Euston Park, nr. Thetford.

Ipswich: Suffolk Agricultural Association, 1946, 1947, 1948. First and only printings. Stapled booklets. Pages slightly toned but clean, some corners turned. 1945: 100pp, including the soiled printed blue card covers. 1946: 136pp, lacking the covers. 1947: 180pp, with a foldout plan: printed cover discoloured, and loose and frayed at the spine, back creased with two inches torn off corner. Good.

Price: 40.00


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Journal of the British Institution of Radio Engineers - renamed from vol.25 onwards The Radio and Electronic Engineer: Journal I.E.R.E.: 43 bound volumes, from #6 - #52, lacking only vols #8, #11, #13 & #48.

London: The British Institution of Radio Engineers, then the Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers, 1946 to 1962. First editions. 400+pp per vol, illustrated with photographs and diagrams, contents very clean. In varying quarto sizes up to 30 x 21cms, all in the original green buckram gilt, in very fresh bright condition, with occasional minor crimping of spine ends. A fantastic resource and record of electronics research and development. Near Fine.
[EXTRA Heavy Item] [n.b.: Viewing by appointment only as this item not held on premises.]

Price: 750.00


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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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Suffolk Agricultural Association:
Suffolk Show: Catalogues / Programme books for the 1948, 1949, and 1950 Suffolk County Show. 1948: the 105th Annual Show, held at Christchurch Park, Ipswich; 1949: the 106th, held at Kentwell Park, Long Melford; and 1950: the 107th, held at Benacre Park, nr. Beccles.

Ipswich: Suffolk Agricultural Association, 1948, 1949, 1950. First and only printings. Stapled booklets, each with a folding plan of the site. 1948: 270pp, in slightly creased pale orange covers: pages slightly toned but clean, some corners turned. 1949: 343pp, in blue covers, and 1950: 357pp, in cream covers: both with fresh, clean pages, and an advertisement bookmark. Minor soiling to covers. Very Good.

Price: 40.00


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Suffolk Agricultural Association:
Suffolk Show: Catalogues / Programme books for the 1952, 1953, 1958 and 1959 Suffolk County Show.

Ipswich: Suffolk Agricultural Association, 1952, 1953, 1958, 1959. First and only printings. Stapled booklets, each with over 300pp, a folding plan of the site, and an advertisement bookmark. Minor soiling to covers, and nick to spine of the 1959 book. [The 1956 programme, falling apart as the staples have rusted through, can be included in this lot at no extra charge if requested.] Very Good.
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Price: 40.00


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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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Suffolk Agricultural Association:
Suffolk Show: Catalogues / Programme books for the 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 Suffolk County Show.

Ipswich: Suffolk Agricultural Association, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963. First and only printings. Stapled booklets, each with c.250-300pp, and an advertisement bookmark. All were issued with a folding plan of the site, but that in the 1960 programme has been removed. Contents clean, light toning to covers. Very Good.
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Price: 40.00


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