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PRIVATE OWNER WAGONS FROM THE GLOUCESTER RAILWAY CARRIAGE AND WAGON COMPANY LTD
Written by Keith Montague.
Stock no. 1322521
Published by Oxford Publishing. 1st 1981. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Primarily concerned with the huge number and great variety of wooden bodied coal wagons built for private companies during the heyday of Britain's railways. In addition to illustrations of no less than 665 different wagons a background history of the company from its formation in 1860 is also given. Large format. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0860931242. Spine and corners bumped. Dustwrapper is creased at edges.
Engine builders, shipwrights and merchants of Cornwall. Pale blue boarsd, silver title to spine. B/w photos. 356 pages. Spine is bumped with some fading at lower edge. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn and price-cut (new publishers price sticker of Â£4.95) above.
THE IRON AND STEEL INDUSTRY OF WEST CUMBERLAND: AN HISTORICAL SURVEY
Written by J.Y. Lancaster; D.R. Wattleworth.
Stock no. 1823395
Published by British Steel Corporation. 1st 1977. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
An attempt to record what is known of the individual industrial companies which have operated in West Cumberland. Blue cloth boards, silver title to spine. Colour frontis, b/w photos, track plans and maps, some fold-out. ISBN: 0950592900. A very nice copy. Blue pictorial dustwrapepr is scuffed.
THE RAILWAYS AND LOCOMOTIVES OF THE LILLESHALL COMPANY
Written by Bob Yate.
Stock no. 1322454
Published by Irwell Press. 1st 2008. Slightly better than very good condition.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. 136 pages. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781903266861. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed.
Second Edition, fully revised. Founded at Ripley in mid-Derbyshire in 1790, the Butterley Company was for many years by far the largest coal and iron concern in the East Midlands. This book is a detailed study of the first forty years of the company's history, up to the date of the retirement of the last of the original partners, based on the firm's archives. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0946324123. Light mark to tope edge of text block else a fine copy. Orange pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to spine.
Describing the history of an important undertaking in West Cornwall throughout the years of Britain's Industrian Revolution. White cardwraps with no title present on covers. B/w photos. 202 pages including index. ISBN: 0907566359. Text block a little grubby. Pencil erasure mark to top corner of front endpaper else contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly grubby and slightly faded to spine.
ELIZABETHAN COPPER: THE HISTORY OF THE COMPANY OF MINES ROYAL 1568-1605
Written by M.B. Donald.
Stock no. 1823379
Published by Michael Moon. 1st thus 1989. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Reprint of the orginal publication by Pergamon Press 1955. The Company of Mines Royal was the first company formed in England to manufacture an article - copper - as opposed to trading abroad. This book tells the very human story of the fight of men against unequal odds to make a success of the first venture of its kind and how, however ill they fared, they never gave up the struggle. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Limited to 1000 copies. ISBN: 0904131459. A nice, clean copy. Green pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to spine and has a tiny closed tear to top front edge (no loss).
CAMPER & NICHOLSONS TWO CENTURIES OF YACHT BUILDING
Written by Ian Dear.
Stock no. 2136497
Published by Quiller Press. 2001. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Green cloth with silver title to spine. Colour and b/w photos and illustrations throughout. ISBN: 1899163646. Light bumping to spine and corners. Wrapper is edge-creased with some nicks and chips; wear.
THE BEST OF THE BEST: THE YACHT DESIGNS OF SPARKMAN & STEPHENS
Written by Francis S. Kinney; Russell Bourne.
Stock no. 1823334
Published by W.W. Norton & Company Inc.. Circa 1996. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The authors have sought to set forth some 100 of the most beautiful, most beloved S&S vessels, whose designs range across a surprisingly wide arc; including not just sleek and powerful ocean racers, but everything from production one-designs to customized mega-yachts. Large format. Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and plans. ISBN: 0393024954. Second printing. Board corners bumped. Slight bump to top front edge of board. Contents clean. Black pictorial dustwrapper is scuffed and has a small score mark to front vertical edge.
Chronicling the formation, growth and eventual demise of Beyer, Peacock. Large format. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos throughout. ISBN: 1898432058. Third impression. Top & tail of spine and lower edges of boards bumped. Minor foxing mainly to text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is rubbed and worn to base of spine, repaired to same on verso with clear tape.
An Autobiography and History of Alan Keef Ltd. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w and colour photos. ISBN: 9781899889303. Some fading to spine. A few marks to covers. Wear at corners.
DAVIES & METCALFE LIMITED: RAILWAY ENGINEERS TO THE WORLD
Written by Richard Metcalfe.
Stock no. 2136391
Published by Senior Publications. 1st 1999. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
One Hundred Years of Excellence in Engineering. A history of the railway industry in the ages of steam, diesel and electric traction as perceived by one of its most respected equipment suppliers. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos and illustrations. 208 pages including index. ISBN: 0863172024. Wrapper has some edge-creasing and a faded spine.