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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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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 and small stains 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 professionally rebacked, with green endpapers, and with the original spine laid down. A good firm copy. Very Good.
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Price: 520.00


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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 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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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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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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[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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H.J. Barton Chapple: with a foreword by Mr J.L. Baird [Logie Baird]:
Television for the Amateur Constructor.

London: Pitman, 1933. First edition. xx, 233pp, [1], 34 adverts. With foldout plans, and many diagrams and photographs. Foldouts crisp, contents clean and fresh. Firm, in the original binding of green cloth titled in gilt: firm and clean, corners good, cloth mottled, front bright, spine dulled: joints slightly rubbed, spine ends blunted. A book for the adventurous, from the early period of television: a very good copy of the scarce first edition. Very Good.

Price: 140.00


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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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'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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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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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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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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Val Belton and George Wright; [and] Val Belton; [and] Forbes Gibb:
Making Decisions; [and] Data Management; [and] Information Systems. The 3 volumes which constitute the 'Managing Information' unit of the 'Management Fundamentals and Processes' course for Strathclyde's MBA.

University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, 2001, 2001, 2002. First editions. Large quarto glossy paperbacks, 24.5x17cms, unmarked and appear unread, as new. Fine.
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Penny Ciancanetti, John Dunn, Barry Koch, Margaret Stewart; [and] Dick Davies:
Financial and Management Accounting; [and] Finance and Financial Management, Volume 1 and Volume 2. The 2 titles (3 volumes) which constitute the 'Managing Financial Resources' unit of Strathclyde's 'Management Fundamentals and Processes' course for the MBA.

University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, 2005, 2005. New Editions. Large quarto glossy paperbacks, 24.5x17cms, appear very fresh, but a few pages have pencil underlining and marginalia. Near Fine.
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Harmsworth:
Harmsworth's Business Encyclopedia and Commercial Educator. A comprehensive work of ready reference on all subjects associated with office and factory organisation the selling and distributing of goods and modern commercial methods.

London: Educational Book Company, n.d. [1925] Presumed first and only edition. 700+ pp per volume. A substantial and well-produced set, copiously illustrated in colour and black and white, including many lively fold-outs. Introductory essays by the Earl of Birkenhead (Reality and Opportunity), Neville Chamberlain (Personality and Success), and Sir John Marriott on the Romance of Trade. Contents clean and very fresh. Quarto, in the original bindings of grey cloth. Bindings firm, a few extremities blunted, joints and spine ends rubbed, gilt spine titles dulled. Externally dreary-looking, internally exhilarating! A very good set. Very Good.
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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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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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organised by The Railway Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers: and sponsored by AEA Technology Rail:
Wheels on Rails - An update: Understanding and Managing the Wheel/Rail Interface.

London: IMechE - Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 23 April 2002. Presumed first and only edition. c.80pp unpaginated A4 sheets of text, diagrams and illustrations bound with transparent covers. Comprising eleven articles: Shakedown Theory and Rolling Contact Fatigue, by Ajay Kapoor; Vehicle Dynamics and the Wheel/Rail Interface, by Jerry Evans and Simon Iwnicki; Site Observations by Brian Whitney; London Underground's Experience at the Wheel/Rail Interface, by Malcolm Dobell; Swiss Railways' Experience with Gauge Corner Cracking and its Management, by Heinz Pfarrer; London Underground's Experience at the Wheel/Rail Interface, by Steven L Clark; Lifecycle Issues, by Bridget Eickhoff; Managing the Rail Head, by David Wright; Managing the Wheel/Rail Interface: Operational Issues in Wheel Life Management, by Charles Watson, Felix Schimid; and Monitoring the Wheel and the Rail by Sylvia Wasserman. All very fresh and clean. Fine.

Price: 60.00


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