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The Engineer and Machinist's Assistant: A Series of Plans, Sections, and Elevations, of Stationary, Marine, and Locomotive Engines, Water Wheels, Spinning Machines, Tools, etc., etc., Taken from Machines of Approved Construction
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The Engineer and Machinist's Assistant: A Series of Plans, Sections, and Elevations, of Stationary, Marine, and Locomotive Engines, Water Wheels, Spinning Machines, Tools, etc., etc., Taken from Machines of Approved Construction

by [SCOTT, David]

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1854
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Glasgow: Blackie and Son, 1854. Folio in fours (38cm) in two volumes. In contemporary half black leather with black cloth over boards, gilt roll at seams, tooled and titled in gilt on spine, all edges sprinkled red; plain endpapers; vol. I: [ii], [i]-x, [1]-244, [ii], [vii]-viii,[1]-128pp; vol. I with 3 plates and numerous in-text wood engravings, vol. II with… Read more about this item
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Tredgold on the Steam Engine. Locomotive and Stationary Engines: The Principles and Practice of their Construction, Exemplified in Numerous Examples. With Descriptive Text by Eminent Engineers
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Tredgold on the Steam Engine. Locomotive and Stationary Engines: The Principles and Practice of their Construction, Exemplified in Numerous Examples. With Descriptive Text by Eminent Engineers

by TREDGOLD, Thomas

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London: Virtue & Co, n.d. [but ca. 1860]. Quarto (33cm). In original brown cloth boards stamped in blind, rebacked in reddish tan leather with title in gilt on brown leather spine label; plain endpapers; viii, [i]-vi [7]-72, [1-2], [1]-12, [1]-40, [1]-44, [1]-68, [1]-12, [1]-8, [1]-16, [1]-4, [1]-4, [1]-32, [1]-4, [1]-8pp; with 62 folding plates and numerous in-text wood engravings,… Read more about this item
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Practical Essay on the Strength of Cast Iron and Other Metals
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Practical Essay on the Strength of Cast Iron and Other Metals

by TREDGOLD, Thomas; Eaton Hodgkinson (ed.)

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London: John Weale, 1860-1. Stated second edition of Hodgkinson's revision. Octavo (22cm). Brown blindstamped cloth, rebacked with modern brown cloth; brick red coated endpapers; [x],384, 32pp; 32pp publisher's catalogue at rear; 9 engraved plates. Rebacked, corners bumped, one or two spots of foxing: Very Good. A "pioneering work on the strength of cast iron," first published in… Read more about this item
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The Illustrated Catalogue of the International Exhibition [Large Paper Copy; vol. I only]
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The Illustrated Catalogue of the International Exhibition [Large Paper Copy; vol. I only]

by [INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF 1862]

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London: [Her Majesty's Commissioners], 1862. First Edition. Folio (37cm). Green library buckram, backed in green morocco, stamped in gilt on spine and front board, all edges sprinkled green, top edge stained grey; plain endpapers; [viii], 183,[3],1-119,[1],63,[1],1-6 7* 7** 8-111, [1], 91, [1], 115, [1]pp; 3 inserted plates and numerous in-text wood engravings, some large. Ex-library, with discard stamp to… Read more about this item
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The Science of Mechanics, as Applied to the Present Improvements in the Useful Arts in Europe, and in the United States of America: Adapted as a Manual for Mechanics and Manufacturers, and Containing Tables and Calculations of General Practical Utility
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The Science of Mechanics, as Applied to the Present Improvements in the Useful Arts in Europe, and in the United States of America: Adapted as a Manual for Mechanics and Manufacturers, and Containing Tables and Calculations of General Practical Utility

by ALLEN, Zachariah

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1829
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Providence: Hutchens & Cory, 1829. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21.5cm). Recent quarter-calf with marbled paper over boards, titled in gilt on spine, all edges sprinkled; [vi], 364, [2]pp; frontispiece, 3 inserted plates, and in-text diagrams and illustrations. Copyright slip laid down on title page verso. Errata leaf at rear. Two leaves of manuscript notes laid in, headed "Extracts… Read more about this item
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Sketch of the Civil Engineering of North America
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Sketch of the Civil Engineering of North America

by STEVENSON, David

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1838
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London: John Weale, 1838. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (23cm). Brown cloth, blindstamped, titled in gilt on spine; yellow coated endpapers; [i]-xv [16]-320,8pp; eight-page publisher's catalogue advertising other engineering works; folding frontispiece and 14 engraved plates, some folding, and numerous in-text wood engravings. A sturdy copy with repair to front joint, edges rubbed, with corners and small patch of… Read more about this item
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The Imperial Cyclopaedia of Machinery, Being a Series of Plans, Sections and Elevations of Stationary, Marine and Locomotive Engines, Spinning Machinery, Grinding Mills, Tools &c. . . from the Great Exhibition, with Descriptive Letterpress, an Essay on the Steam Engine, and a History of the Railways of Great Britain
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Glasgow: William MacKenzie, [1852-56]. Folio (39cm). Half-bound in black leather, purple cloth over boards, with double gilt roll along edges of cloth; grey-green endpapers; engraved title and dedication, frontispiece, 78 inserted plates (many double-page spreads), and numerous in-text wood engravings. Binder's ticket of E. Griffiths & Son, Birkenhead. Lacking 22 plates listed in the table of contents, but bound… Read more about this item
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The Record of the International Exhibition 1862
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The Record of the International Exhibition 1862

by [MALLET, Robert, et al.]

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Glasgow: William MacKenzie, [1863]. First Edition. First printing. Quarto (28.5cm). In full leather, blind-stamped with Prince Albert and shields of participating nations on boards, and symbols of the exhibition contents (plow, mining equipment, exhibition hall) on spine, titled in gold on spine, all edges marbled; blue and red marbled endpapers; iv, 592pp; illustrated title page, 18 engraved plates, and… Read more about this item
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A Treatise on the Steam-Engine in its Various Applications to Mines, Mills, Steam Navigation, Railways, and Agriculture [. . .] and Practical Instructions for the Manufacture and Management of Every Species of Engine in Actual Use
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A Treatise on the Steam-Engine in its Various Applications to Mines, Mills, Steam Navigation, Railways, and Agriculture [. . .] and Practical Instructions for the Manufacture and Management of Every Species of Engine in Actual Use

by BOURNE, John

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1876
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London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1876. Eleventh edition. Quarto (30cm). Rebound in modern brown calf, titled in gold on leather spine labels; plain modern endpapers; [i]-vii, [xi]-xii, [i-ii], [ix]-x, [i-ii], [1]-495pp; portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, 37 engraved plates (some folding), and 546 in-text wood engravings. Printed in two columns. With the embossed mark of the Birmingham Free Library… Read more about this item
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Tredgold on the Steam Engine. Marine Engines and Boilers: Exemplified in Numerous Examples of British and American Steam Vessels. With Descriptive Text by Eminent Engineers
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Tredgold on the Steam Engine. Marine Engines and Boilers: Exemplified in Numerous Examples of British and American Steam Vessels. With Descriptive Text by Eminent Engineers

by TREDGOLD, Thomas; [W. S. WOOLHOUSE]; [James HANN]; [Robert ARMSTRONG]

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London: Virtue & Co, n.d. [but 1860]. Quarto (33cm). In original brown publisher's cloth, stamped in blind on boards, titled on spines in gold; yellow coated endpapers; vol. I: viii, 342, 34, 52, 19, [1], 5. [3]pp; vol. II: vi, 44, 52, 8, 8, 16, 68, 32pp; with 166 engraved plates (56 in vol. I and 109 in vol.… Read more about this item
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Elementary Principles of Carpentry; A Treatise on the Pressure and Equilibrium of Timber Framing, The Resistance of Timber, and the Construction of Floors, Centres, Bridges, Roofs; Uniting Iron and Stone with Timber, etc. With Practical Rules and Examples
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Elementary Principles of Carpentry; A Treatise on the Pressure and Equilibrium of Timber Framing, The Resistance of Timber, and the Construction of Floors, Centres, Bridges, Roofs; Uniting Iron and Stone with Timber, etc. With Practical Rules and Examples

by TREDGOLD, Thomas; Peter Barlow

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1870
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London: Lockwood & Co, 1870. First Thus. Fifth edition, "corrected and considerably enlarged." Quarto (29cm). Rebound in modern brown half calf, with marbled paper-covered boards, titled in gold on spine; plain endpapers; xxii, 336pp; with portrait frontispiece, 64 plates (some folding), and numerous in-text wood engravings, complete. Plates 1-53 are line engravings; 54-64 are lithographs. A sturdy copy, with… Read more about this item
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[The Steam Engine, vol. 2] The Principles and Practice and Explanation of the Machinery Used in Steam Navigation; Examples of British and American Steam Vessels; and Papers on the Properties of Steam and on the Steam Engine in its General Application
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[The Steam Engine, vol. 2] The Principles and Practice and Explanation of the Machinery Used in Steam Navigation; Examples of British and American Steam Vessels; and Papers on the Properties of Steam and on the Steam Engine in its General Application

by TREDGOLD, Thomas

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1851
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London: John Weale, 1851. Quarto (31.5cm) in two vols. In full black contemporary morocco, tooled in gold, with titles on spines, all edges sprinkled mottled red and black; yellow coated endpapers; vol I: vi, [1]-340, [ii], [1]-42, [1]-52, [1]-20, [1]-8pp; vol. II [ii], [viii]-[x], plates; 94 plates, including 9 plates intended for volume 3 (not present). With ownership stamps… Read more about this item
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The Principles of Warming and Ventilating Public Buildings, Dwelling-Houses, Manufactories, Hospitals, Hot-Houses, Conservatories, &c. And of Constructing Fire-places, Boilers, Steam-Apparatus, Grates, and Drying-Rooms; with Remarks on the Nature of Heat and Light
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The Principles of Warming and Ventilating Public Buildings, Dwelling-Houses, Manufactories, Hospitals, Hot-Houses, Conservatories, &c. And of Constructing Fire-places, Boilers, Steam-Apparatus, Grates, and Drying-Rooms; with Remarks on the Nature of Heat and Light

by TREDGOLD, Thomas; T[imothy] Bramah

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1836
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London: M. Taylor, 1836. First Thus. Third edition, with the first appearance of Bramah's Appendix. Octavo (22.5cm). In half brown calf, rebacked in tan calf, with marbled paper over boards, titled in gold on black leather spine label; modern endpapers; xvi, 347pp; 12 engraved plates, complete, with plate 9 bound upside-down. Ex-library, with stamps from the Durham Mechanics' Institute… Read more about this item
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Profits of Manufactures at Lowell. A Letter from the Treasurer of a Corporation to John S. Pendleton, Esq. Virginia [Inscribed]

Profits of Manufactures at Lowell. A Letter from the Treasurer of a Corporation to John S. Pendleton, Esq. Virginia [Inscribed]

by CARY, Thomas G.

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1845
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Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown, 1845. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's cream printed wrappers; 23pp. Wrappers rather dust-soiled, tiny chips at spine ends, else Very Good and sound. Faint ink inscription to upper cover: "Hon S.P.P. Fay with the respects of the author." Letter composed by the treasurer of the Hamilton Manufacturing Company, addressed to Congressman Pendleton… Read more about this item
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Un Socialiste Pratique - Robert Owen. Avec introduction par Charles Gide

Un Socialiste Pratique - Robert Owen. Avec introduction par Charles Gide

by FABRE, Auguste (Charles Gide, introd)[

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1896
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Nimes: Bureaux de "L'Emancipation, 1896. First Edition. Octavo (25cm). Printed paper wrappers; 136pp. Mild wear, with age-darkening to text; pages unopened; Very Good. Study of the social projects of Robert Owen, including his utopian communities in the U.S. and his industrial experiments at New Lanark. Fabre (1839-1922) was a prominent French industrialist, himself a promoter of co-operative… Read more about this item
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