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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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Journal of the British Institution of Radio Engineers - renamed from vol.25 onwards The Radio and Electronic Engineer: Journal I.E.R.E.: 42 bound volumes, from #6 - #52, lacking only vols #8, #11, #13, #45 & #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.
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Price: 550.00


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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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The Cabinet Maker and Complete House Furnisher. Periodical. Six 1923 issues: #1232 (May 5), #1233 (May 12), #1236 (June 2), #1237 (June 9), #1238 (June 16), #1242 (July 14).

The General and Furnishing Trade Protection Association, Ltd, 1923. Original issues. c.96pp each, consisting of editorial material, articles, and trade news, illustrated with photographs, plus c.72pp devoted to a clamour of advertisements. Large quarto, 12.5x9.5ins, in printed paper covers, printed in ochre and black. Contents in good condition, with a few corners curled. The covers have some soiling and wear to the edges, a few corners have been torn off, and the May 12 issue has no front cover. Showing moderate wear: offered as a lot. Scarce. Good +.
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Price: 55.00


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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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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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R. B. Heywood:
Designing Against Fatigue.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1962. First edition. xv, 436pp, illustrated with diagrams, tables and photographs. Contents immaculate, appears unread. In the original smooth blue cloth binding, spine titled in silver, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, spine ends rounded. In the protected clipped-and-repriced silver dust jacket: this has some handling wear: light soiling, light scuffs to the edges, and one-inch closed tears to the folds at the foot of the front panel. Near Fine in VG dust-jacket.

Price: 80.00


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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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'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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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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Andrew Marrison:
British Business and Protection 1903-1932.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. First edition. xvii, 491pp. In-depth study of the involvement of businessmen in the campaign for Tariff Reform. Review copy, with residue of publishers' request label to front free endpaper. Contents otherwise fine. In the classic Oxford navy and gilt cloth binding, bright and clean, corners sharp, spine ends slightly blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: clean and bright, with a small label to the foot of the spine, a tiny snag to one corner, and top edge a little creased. Very Good+ in VG dust-jacket.
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Price: 40.00


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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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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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C. van der Meulen:
Aircraft Maintenance.

London: Heywood, 1963. First edition. x, 326pp, illustrated with diagrams, photographs and tables. Contents clean and unmarked. Large quarto, 30x21cms, in the original binding of navy leatherette titled in silver. Clean and bright, corners good. In the protected unclipped pale blue pictorial dust jacket. This is in very good order, with scuffs to the extremities, slight knocks to the edges, and two one-inch closed tears. A very nice copy. VG+ in VG+ dust-jacket.
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Price: 90.00


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Carolyn Marvin:
When Old Technologies Were New. Thinking About Communications in the Late Nineteenth Century.

Oxford University Press, 1988. First edition. [x], 269pp, illustrated. Contents very clean, fresh and unmarked. In the original binding of black cloth, spine titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, clean, crisp and bright. Lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 60.00


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edited by Ron Sandrey and Russell Reynolds:
Farming Without Subsidies: New Zealand's recent experience.

New Zealand: GP Books: a MAF Policy Services Project: 1990. Reprint. [viii], 347pp. Contents clean and unmarked. Prelim pages slightly knocked at the top edge, and 6 of the text pages have dog-ear corner creases. Glossy pictorial paperback, 23.4x14.9cms, bright and firm, with slight knock to top edge and minimal blunting of corners. Very Good.

Price: 20.00


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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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F. Howie:
Safety in Museums and Galleries. [Special supplement to The International Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship.]

London: Butterworths (now Butterworth-Heinemann), 1987. First edition. xii, 184pp, illustrated. Ownership name at head of both the front free endpaper and first text page. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Quarto paperback: firm and clean, with small creases to bottom corners and light scuffs to edges. Very Good.

Price: 95.00


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Foreword by D.C. Woodward:
Nigerian Railway Jubilee, 1900-1951.

A P.R.O. Nigeria Publication, [1951]. Presumed first and only edition. 36pp, with many illustrations and large foldout Longitudinal Section of the Nigerian Railway. All very clean and fresh. 16.5x20.5cms, landscape format stapled booklet with green pictorial covers. Staples slightly rusted. Lovely copy. Near Fine.

Price: 50.00


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