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Recherches sur la Construction la plus Avantageuse des Digues

By: Bossut, Charles & Viallet, Guillame

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert: 1764

Seller ID: 002921


first edition, slim quarto (27.5 by 21 cms) a complete copy with text of 64 pages illustrated with 7 folding engraved plates,old full tan calf, spine and covers worn, front cover detached, rear cover joint broken but cords holding. a little light foxing, pages slightly crinkled but very clean and sound. Text in French. From the Royal Artillery Library with its label inside the front cover and gilt armorial stamp on the front cover. A rare book on the science of the construction of dykes which also proved useful in military defences. View more info

Lecons Sur La Philosophie Chimique

By: Dumas, M

Price: £52.00

Publisher: Paris, Bechet Jeune: 1837

Seller ID: 003909


First edition. Text of 430 pages including index and with the half title, nicely bound in modern half dark brown calf with marbled paper sides, spine unlettered, last leaf of index with a small repair to the blank lower margin, occasional light foxing. Text in French. A clean, sound and complete copy in a pleasant binding £52.00 View more info

The Stars and their mysteries

By: Gibson, Charles R

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, Seeley Service & Co: 1895

Seller ID: 003629


a bright, clean copy in the orignal pictorial cloth, octavo 20 by 13.5 cms. text of 246 pages plus index leaf and adverts, with coloured frontispiece, 8 plain plates and 9 text diagrams, inscription on front end-paper, contents very clean, unmarked. £17.00 View more info

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A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, (two volumes)

By: Gregory, G

Price: £210.00

Publisher: London, Richard Phillips: 1807

Seller ID: 002114


two volumes, thick quarto (10.5 by 8 inches) illustrated with 136 (of 138) engraved plates, strongly bound in half dark brown morocco, marbled sides, most plates folded in at outer and/or bottom edge, two plates slightly damaged, title pages a bit creased, one with a faint damp mark to outer edge, last leaf of index repaired. Approximately 40 plates with staining and/or repairs. There is a library number in gilt at the foot of each spine, a small neat repair to the reverse of the one title page, the contents are generally very clean, sound and firm in the bindings. Overseas buyers please note... View more info

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Recueil d'Observations Astronomiques. D'Operations Trigonometriques et de Mesures Barometriques

By: Humboldt Alexandre de

Price: £635.00

Publisher: Paris, 1810

Seller ID: 004047


2 volumes thick folio 34 by 27 cms (13.6 by 10.8 inches) Offered here is the set of two folio volumes of text which were issued to accompany the large folio atlas of plates. There are two engraved plates. The binding is old full dark blue diced calf with gilt titles and red lettering labels, marbled end-papers. Published in Paris, text in French. Note that this is the folio edition. An octavo edition in 5 volumes was issued in the same year. Overall a very clean and sound set of this important work. A rare set offered at a very low price-only one other set currently online at a much higher... View more info

Yield-line Theory

By: Johansen, K.W.

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Cement And Concrete Association: 1962

Seller ID: 003922


octavo 21.5 by 15 cms text of 181 pages translated from the Danish, illustrated with photographs and diagrams, fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper-no internal marks or signatures. £36.00 View more info

The Chemistry of Common Life

By: Johnston, James F W

Price: £26.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood: 1880

Seller ID: 003953


a new revised and updated edition issued in one volume, octavo 18 by 13 cms, text of 592 pages including index, some text illustrations, bound in old full tan calf spine gilt with gilt stamp on front cover, marbled edges and end-papers, spine darkened, minor marks to front cover, a very clean copy, firm and sound in the binding. £26.00 View more info

The Complete Practical Arithmetician: containing several new and useful improvements adapted to the use of schools and private tuition

By: Keith, Thomas

Price: £76.00

Publisher: London, G and W B Whittaker: 1822

Seller ID: 003687


small octavo (19 by 11 cms) text of 332 pages plus 16 preliminary pages, nicely bound in recent half brown calf, marbled sides, spine with raised bands, unlettered, blind stamp on title page with 'withdrawn' stamp on the reverse, a very clean and sound copy in pleasant binding. . £76.00 View more info

Expansion Joints in Bridges and Concrete Roads

By: Koster, Waldemar

Price: £27.00

Publisher: London, Maclaren and sons: 1969

Seller ID: 003806


octavo (23 by 14 cms) text of 333 pages inlcuding index, illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams, original blue cloth, small neat inscription inside front cover, front end-paper removed otherwise a bright, clean and sound copy £27.00 View more info

The Origin of Civilisation and the Primitive Condition of Man

By: Lubbock, Sir John

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Green: 1889

Seller ID: 004079


octavo 21 by 14 cms (8.25 by 5.5 inches) fifth edition text of 554 pages inlcuding index, illustrated with 5 plate and 20 text illustrations, bound in old full calf with gilt panelled spin, red lettering label, marbled edges and endpapers, prize label inside front cover, the binder has discarded the half title, faint foxing to title paqe and a few small scuffs to the covers otherwise a very clean copy, firm and sound and in a pleasant old binding. £36.00 View more info

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Arch Bridges

By: Melbourne, Professor C

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Telford: 1995

Seller ID: 004290


a very fine copy, thick octavo 24 by 16 cms (9.5 by 6.3 inches) text of 693 pages profusely illustrated with photos, charts, diagrams etc, original glazed boards, lower part of spine partly faded, no internal marks, signatures or inscriptions. View more info

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A Treatise on Ventilation, natural and artificial

By: Ritchie, Robert

Price: £140.00

Publisher: London, Lockwood and co: 1862

Seller ID: 003400


the very rare original edition, octavo (23 by 15 cms) text of 232 pages plus 16 preliminary leaves, illustrated with 7 plates and some text illustrations, nicely bound in modern brown calf, marbled boards, red lettering label, outer edge of title page and first preface leaf strengthened, one plate with short tear in top blank margin, prelims and title with faint uniform toning. I have not been able to trace any copies at auction. View more info

DH An Outline of De Haviland History

By: Sharp, C Martin

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1960

Seller ID: 002566


first edition, medium octavo (8.5 by 5.5 inches) profusley illustrated with photographs, text of 419 pages, light edge foxing, 1 plate dust marked in blank outer margin otherwise a bright clean and sound copy in a worn dust wrapper. £11.00 View more info

Arch Bridges. History, analysis, assessment, maintenance and repair

By: Sinopoli, Anna edits

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Rotterdam, A A Balkema: 1998

Seller ID: 003728


large octavo (25.5 by 18 cms) main text of 439 pages including index leaf, illustrated throughout with photographs, charts, diagrams etc, original glazed boards, a near fine copy-no internal marks. stamps or signatures. Note that this is the original edition. £38.00 View more info

The Modern Encyclopedia of Photography. A Standard Work of Reference

By: Stubbs, S G Blaxland

Price: £34.00

Publisher: London, Amalgamated Press Ltd: 1938

Seller ID: 003746


two volumes quarto (25.5 by 17 cms) text of 1350 pages including index, profusely illustrated with diagrams, text and full-page photographs including 17 in colour, original dark green cloth, a bright clean and sound set-no internal marks or signatures. A comprehensive and detailed work with much information on cameras. A heavy set, overseas buyers please check for shipping rates. £34.00 View more info

Lessons in Electricity at the Royal Institution 1875-76

By: Tyndall, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, green and Co: 1887

Seller ID: 002179


slim octavo (7.5 by 5 inches) illustrated with numerous text drawings 4th edition, original green cloth, spine ends very slightly rubbed otherwise a clean and sound copy. View more info

Tomorrow's Airliners, Airways and Airports

By: Veale S E

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Pilot Press Ltd: 1945

Seller ID: 002569


octavo (8.7 by 5.5 inches) illustrated with 16 plates of photographs and a folding chart, original black cloth, a bright clean copy in frayed dust wrapper, unmarked internally. £14.00 View more info

Airliners and Airways of Today

By: Veale, S E

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, The Pilot Pres Ltd: 1947

Seller ID: 002568


octavo (8.6 by 5.5 inches) i;llustrated with 16 plates of photographs, text of 328 pages, original black cloth, a very clean copy, firm and sound, no signatures or inscriptions. £14.00 View more info