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BODMIN MOOR AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY VOLUME 1: THE HUMAN LANDSCAPE TO C 1800
Written by Nicholas Johnson; Peter Rose.
Stock no. 1322527
Published by English Heritage. 1st 1994. Nearly fine condition.
Large format. Cardwraps. 131 pages. B/w photos and diagrams. Contained in a card slipcase which also contains 3 folded maps and 6 figures. ISBN: 1850743819. Minimal rubbing to corners. Maps and figures fine. Edges of slipcase slightly rubbed and creased.
MINERALOGIA CORNUBIENSIS: A TREATISE ON MINERALS, MINES, AND MINING
Written by William Pryce.
Stock no. 1823417
Published by D. Bradford Barton. 1st thus 1972. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
This book was was the first great classic devoted to Cornish mining. This is a facsimile of the 1778 edition. Containing the Theory and Natural History of Strata, Fissures, and Lodes, with the Methods of Discovering and Working of Tin, Copper and Lead Mines, and of Cleansing and Metalizing their Products... 7 b/w plates (some folding). Includes list of original subscribers. Light diagonal lower corner crease to title page and following page. All plates present. Text block slightly grubby else contents clean. Black dustwrapper is lightly scuffed with a few air bubbles beneath publisher's laminate, edges strengthened to verso with clear tape.
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.
New Edition. A survey of its history and development in the mines of Cornwall and Devon from before 1800, with something of its use elsewhere in Britain and abroad. Mottled blue/grey cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. Top edge grey. Vertical crease to spine else boards clean. Text block a little dusty. Neat inscription in ink to flyleaf. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine, edge-rubbed and grubby, brown marks to rear panel.
A HISTORY OF TIN MINING AND SMELTING IN CORNWALL
Written by D.B. Barton.
Stock no. 1322440
Published by Cornwall Books. 1st thus 1989. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Blue cloth, silver title to spine. B/w photos. 302 pages. ISBN: 1871060036. Minimal bumping to spine. Small white address label to front free-endpaper otherwise contents fine. Dustwrapper is slightly worn to top of spine. Spine and wrapper edges are badly faded.
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.
New Edition, Fourth Edition. An Account of his Life Above and Underground From Early Times. A narrative history of the Cornish miner, his life and working conditions above and underground, from pre-Roman times to the twentieth century. B/w photos. 351 pages. ISBN: 0715354868. Boards clean and bright. Light pencil erasure mark to top corner of front endpaper. Text block a little browned. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is browned to front panel, lightly rubbed across the top and a little scuffed to rear peanel.
New Edition. Includes information that the author has collected from the 1920s onwards, when most of the metalliferous mines were already closed or facing closure, and when few though to record, or capture in photographs, the details of the workings of a vast industry that has by and large vanished from the landscape. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos and maps. ISBN: 0861148983. A lovely, clean copy.
Monographs On Mining History No. 5. B/w photos. Boards clean and bright. Contents clean. Green pictorial dustwrapper is price-cut, rubbed at top of spine and slightly scuffed to rear panel.
A history of the Cornish mineral railway and port which served the Great Gwennap copper mines. Pictorial card wraps. B/w photos. Revised and extended edition. Covers lightly browned. Publisher's price label to rear cover. Contents clean.
Green leather spine, green cloth covers. Gilt title to front. Tissue-guarded colour plates and b/w illustrations by Cuneo. The history of Holman Brothers Limited of Camborne. Bumping and wear to spine and cover edges; some chipping of cloth along edges. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE NORTH CORNWALL RAILWAY
Written by David J. Wroe.
Stock no. 2136361
Published by Irwell Press. 2008. Very good condition.
Reprinted, Updated and considerably expanded. The Southern Railway Route between Okehampton, Launceston, Wadebridge and Padstow. Based on an original manuscript by the late David Wroe. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos. 406 pages. ISBN: 9781903266892. Bumping to spine, corners and cover edges. Small chip/tear to spine.