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Telephone Pioneers of America. Charles Fleetwood Sise Chapter no. 26
Octavo, black cloth gilt lettered, brad bound internally, no page numbers. Gives short biographies of the members of chapter number twenty-six. This is copy 257 of an unspecified limitation, the former property of a member of the Algonquin Council. Cover gilt dulled, a VG copy of a scarce book. AMICUS locates only two copies (OONMS, OGU). Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$95.00 Book Number: 35334 Order / Enquire
ABRIDGMENTS OF SPECIFICATIONS RELATING TO BRIDGES, VIADUCTS, AND AQUEDUCTS, A.D. 1750-1866 (at head of title page PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS.
London: Office of the Commissioners of Patents for Inventions, 1868.
12mo, pp (xvi), (226), (10, appendix). Original blue printed paper covers. Covers have some creases, small chips, neat repairs; nicks and very small chips to fore edges of early leaves; corner creases to late leaves; in all, a good, clean & tight copy of a fragile item, no owner names. No illustrations in text. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping will be reduced.
$45.00 Book Number: 37104 Order / Enquire
ABRIDGMENTS OF SPECIFICATIONS RELATING TO CHAINS, CHAIN CABLES, &c. A.D. 1634-1866 (at head of title page PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS.
London: Office of the Commissioners of Patents for Inventions, 1877.
12mo, pp (viii), (114), (26, index). Original blue printed paper covers. Covers have small chips and neat repairs, VG, text mostly unopened, no owner names. No illustrations in text. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping rate will be reduced.
$35.00 Book Number: 37105 Order / Enquire
ABRIDGMENTS OF SPECIFICATIONS RELATING TO SAFES, STRONG BOXES, TILLS, AND SIMILAR DEPOSITORIES. A.D. 1801-1866 (at head of title page PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS.
London: Office of the Commissioners of Patents for Inventions, 1873.
12mo, pp (xvi), (72), (16, appendix). Original blue printed paper covers. Lacking the blank rear cover, small chips at spine ends, else nearly fine, unopened copy, no owner names. No illustrations in text. Note: light parcel, any default shipping rate will be reduced
$35.00 Book Number: 37107 Order / Enquire
HISTORY AND MANUFACTURE OF FLOOR COVERINGS
New York: Review Publishing Co., 1899.
Octavo, maroon and tan cloth stamped in silver. pp [4, blank], 98, . Illustrations in text. 1920 ink name at front, fore edges of thin boards a little splayed, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy. Treats ancient carpets and rugs, oriental carpets and rugs, carpet making in the UK and USA, Savonnerie and Aubusson carpets, hand made and chenille Axminsters, Body Brussels and Wiltons, Tapestry Brussels and Velvets, Smyrna rugs and carpets, ingrain, Venetian and wood Dutch carpets, straw and cocoa matting, linoleum, animal skin rugs, and more.
$35.00 Book Number: 39123 Order / Enquire
Société générale métallurgique de Hoboken, 1908-1958
Bruxelles, Belgium. : L. Cuypers, 1958.
202 p.,  p. of plates (1 double) : ill. (some colour), map ; 29 cm. Red leather grain cloth. Fine copy. Chemical industry in Belgium. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 44761 Order / Enquire
Price List of Chisels, Plane Irons, Gouges, Carving Tools, Nail Sets, Screw Drivers, Handles, &c Manufactured by Buck Brothers, Riverlin Works, Millbury, Mass
Fitzwilliam, NH: Ken Roberts Publishing Co., 1976.
Facsimile reprint of the Worcester, 1890, edition of this trade catalogue. pp 128 plus an afterword by the publisher. Sticker stain on front cover, VG otherwise.Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00 Book Number: 44947 Order / Enquire
WORKSHOP RECEIPTS FOR MANUFACTURERS AND SCIENTIFIC AMATEURS: Volume I. Acetylene lighting-drying
London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1909.
"New and Thoroughly Revised Edition". Green pictorial cloth. pp viii, 532. Text in double columns, with 223 illustrations, index. Four tiny puncture holes (from staple gun?) to inner margin of front cover though p. 72 of text, but not bothersome. Cracked inner hinges repaired (some paper loss to rear hinge); moderate wear to spine ends; page edges yellowed; ink owner name in top margin of p. 1; else a VG clean & tight copy.
$25.00 Book Number: 44949 Order / Enquire
New York: Scribner's, 1979.
pp (143). Many b&w photos, drawings, glossary, index. Soft creases to upper outer corner of front cover through page 15, VG otherwise.
$14.95 Book Number: 45059 Order / Enquire
BENNETT, Hugh Garner
THE MANUFACTURE OF LEATHER
London: Constable, 1919.
3rd printing. Octavo, original brown cloth. pp (xxii), 420 + folding plate. Numerous illustrations in text. Light damp spotting to rear cover, modest wear to outer corners, remains of a prize bookplate at front, cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$35.00 Book Number: 36985 Order / Enquire
EXPERIMENTAL ESSAYS on the principles of construction in arches, piers, buttresses, &c. made with a view to their being useful to the practical builder. New edition
London: John Weale, 1862.
Second edition.16mo, limp green cloth with paper label on front covers. pp viii, (140), (36, ads). Numerous diagrams and tables in text. Spine very lightly sunned, minor cover soiling, yellowing to page edges, one inch split to rear inner hinges, else a VG+ copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping rate will be reduced.
$65.00 Book Number: 36987 Order / Enquire
A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON MILL-GEARING, wheels, shafts, riggers, etc. for the use of engineers. Second edition
London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1877.
12mo, original brown cloth, grey endpapers. pp viii, 120 + 2 folding tables + 11 plates (the last one folding). Some cloth bubbling to covers, yellowing to page edges; very nearly fine otherwise, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked. First edition was in 1869.
$30.00 Book Number: 39162 Order / Enquire
The Invention That Changed the World: How a Small Group of Radar Pioneers Won the Second World War and Launched a Technical Revolution
New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, c1997,
Second printing. Card covers. pp 575 + photos; index. Fine copy.
$9.95 Book Number: 47645 Order / Enquire
THE PRACTICE OF HAND-TURNING in wood, ivory, shell, etc. With instructions for turning such works in metal as may be required in the practice of turning in wood, ivory, etc. Also, an appendix on ornamental turning. A book for beginners
London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1868.
Second edition. Octavo, green bevel edge cloth stamped in gilt, grey green endpapers. pp (viii), 304, 16 (ads). 96 figures in text. Cracked inner hinges; light foxing in text; browning to page edges; 1909 ink gift inscription at top of title page; VG otherwise, still tight in the binding.
$65.00 Book Number: 37008 Order / Enquire
SINGING WIRES. The Telephone in Alberta.
Edmonton: Alberta Government Telephones Commission, 1972.
QuaRto, yellow cloth. 496 pp. Numerous photos in text, some in colour. Signed by the author. Light soiling to bottom margin of last page of text, else fine. White jacket lightly soiled, two inch creased tear to rear panel; VG otherwise. History of the telephone in Alberta. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 7678 Order / Enquire
CHRISTIE, William Wallace
CHIMNEY DESIGN AND THEORY: a book for engineers and architects
New York / London: Van Nostrand / E. & F.N. Spon, 1899.
Grey cloth. pp viii, 164, (32. ads) + numerous plates, one folding diagram. Illustrations and tables in text, index. 1899 ink name at front partially earased, with thin spot; VG clean and unworn otherwise.
$40.00 Book Number: 44942 Order / Enquire
COHEN, J. M.
THE LIFE OF LUDWIG MOND
London: Methuen, 1956.
Octavo, blue cloth. (xvi), 295 pp, index, illustrations and plates. Fine copy, owner names. Dust jacket a bit worn at head of sunned spine, sticker shadow on front panel, VG otherwise. "Thi is the first life to be written of one of the great scientific industrialist of the Victorian age." Mond perfected a method of soda manufacture which is used to this day.
$15.00 Book Number: 20755 Order / Enquire
COMFORT, Darlene J.
THE ABASAND FIASCO: the rise and fall of a brave pioneer Oil Sands extraction plant
Edmonton, Alberta: Friesen Printers, 1980.
Quarto, pale green cloth. pp 148, . Well illustrated with photos. Rippling from damp to lower portion of text throughout, but no visible tide mark; else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks, short tear, very small chips, some damp rippling; VG otherwise. Story of a failed attempt to commercially extract oil from the oil sands near Fort McMurray, Northern Alberta, from 1913 through the 1940s.
$19.50 Book Number: 42032 Order / Enquire
COOPER, W. R.
PRIMARY BATTERIES: their theory, construction and use
London: Benn Brothers, 1920.
Second printing of the 1916 second edition, enlarged (first ed. was 1902). Octavo, blue cloth. pp x, 457, , viii (ads, some pictorial) + folding chart. 215 figures in text. Spine lightly darkened, with small dent, gilt lettering dull; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; yellowing to page edges; VG otherwise, no owner names. Voltaic cell, thermopiles, one-fluid cells, two fluid-cells, dry cells, selenium cells, carbon-consuming cells, and more. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 39146 Order / Enquire
SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS OF THE 17th & 18th CENTURIES AND THEIR MAKERS. Translated and edited by Dr Mary Holbrook
London: Portman Books, 1989.
Reprint of the 1972 Batsford edition. Green cloth. pp (viii), 361 + 151 photos. Line drawings, notes, bibliography, index. Fine in VG jacket. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required
$34.95 Book Number: 45129 Order / Enquire