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  • 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, [4]. 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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42032
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  • NICHOLSON, Peter (1765-1844)
    THE BUILDER & WORKMAN'S NEW DIRECTOR...

    London: John Day and others, 1824. Quarto, leaf size 27 x 18.5 cm. Bound in contemporary full dark brown calf, spine with label, raised bands, gilt ornament, marbled endpapers. pp [2], iv, viii (Memoir of the author), 176, xl, 16 (Appendix), (4, Directions to the binder), [2] + frontispiece portrait, engraved title, and 140 plates. A great many figures in text. Joints and inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; two inch tear to leather at spine label neatly repaired; some wear to outer corners; vertical creases to Preface and Contents leaves (2 leaves); tanning to page edges; light tanning to margins throughout; short edge tears to a few leaves; scattered minor modest soiling and foxing but pp 91-94…

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    London: John Day and others, 1824. Quarto, leaf size 27 x 18.5 cm. Bound in contemporary full dark brown calf, spine with label, raised bands, gilt ornament, marbled endpapers. pp [2], iv, viii (Memoir of the author), 176, xl, 16 (Appendix), (4, Directions to the binder), [2] + frontispiece portrait, engraved title, and 140 plates. A great many figures in text. Joints and inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; two inch tear to leather at spine label neatly repaired; some wear to outer corners; vertical creases to Preface and Contents leaves (2 leaves); tanning to page edges; light tanning to margins throughout; short edge tears to a few leaves; scattered minor modest soiling and foxing but pp 91-94 and plate, which have a large tan stain; moderate scuffing to covers, which also have some shallow circular indentations; else a VG unworn copy, now tight in the binding. "In consequence of the great improvements that have recently been made in every branch of Architectural Science with regard to Geometrical Construction, the works formerly written on the subject are rendered deficient in elementary principles, and more expeditiously performed; therefore, in order to remove these defects, we have embodied in this work as much of Geometry, Conic Sections, Trigonometry, Projection and Perspective, as will enable the student to comprehend with facility, and represent with accuracy, all the constructive departments of Building, with the application of these principles to Masonry, Carpentry, Joinery, and the Construction of Hand Railing." - Preface. The title page continues "Comprehending definitions and descriptions of the component parts of buildings. the principles of construction and the geometrical development of the principal difficulties that usually occur in the different branches of mechanical professions employed in the erection of edifices." A similar title was published in 1823 in two volumes. "Peter Nicholson (20 July 1765, Prestonkirk, East Lothian - 18 June 1844) was a Scottish architect, mathematician and engineer. Largely self-taught, he was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker but soon abandoned his trade in favour of teaching and writing. He practiced as an architect but is best remembered for his theoretical work on the skew arch (he never actually constructed one himself), his invention of draughtsman's instruments, including a centrolinead and a cyclograph, and his prolific writing on numerous practical subjects." - Wikipedia. Note: 2.5 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39978
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  • THE COMBUSTION OF COAL AND THE PREVENTION OF SMOKE CHEMICALLY AND PRACTICALLY CONSIDERED by Williams, C.W.(Williams, Charles Wye, 1779-1866)
    Williams, C.W.(Williams, Charles Wye, 1779-1866)
    THE COMBUSTION OF COAL AND THE PREVENTION OF SMOKE CHEMICALLY AND PRACTICALLY CONSIDERED

    London: John Weale, 1854. Third edition (first was in 1841). Octavo, original brown cloth decorated in blind, gilt lettered. pp (16), (iv), (5)-244, 40 (1855 ads). 141 figures in text. Book a little leaned, with a bit of spine sunning, else fine, no owner marks, else a fine, partially unopened copy, no owner names. Williams was Founder and Managing Director of Dublin Steam Packet Company. Focus on marine boilers.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 36953
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  • GRINDLAY, Thomas
    THE INDEPENDENT TELEPHONE INDUSTRY IN ONTARIO: a history

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Ontario Telephone Service Commission, 1975. Octavo, card covers. pp (6), 316. Photos, illustrations, long list of original small telephone companies. Inscribed by the author. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45776
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  • Buderi, Robert
    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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47645
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  • COHEN, J. M.
    THE LIFE OF LUDWIG MOND

    Edition: First edition.

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 20755
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  • WHEELER, E.
    THE MANUFACTURE OF ARTIFICIAL SILK (RAYON). With special reference to the Viscose Process...Second and revised edition

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1932. Second edition, revised (first was in 1928). Octavo, maroon cloth. pp xviii, 177 + many photo plates; illustrations in text. Spine has repaired tears at spine ends, remains of a label at lower spine; faint damp stains at upper and outer margins of text and some plates; rubber stamp of British Celanese inside front cover; else a good, clean and tight copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36932
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  • THE MANUFACTURE OF LEATHER by BENNETT, Hugh Garner
    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 36985
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  • MOODY, Ernest A. and Marshall Clagett, editors
    THE MEDIEVAL SCIENCE OF WEIGHTS (Scientia de Ponderibus): Treatises Ascribed to Euclid, Archimedes, Thabat Ibn Qurra, Jordanus de Nemore and Blasius of Parma

    Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1960. Second printing, with some corrections (first was in 1952) Dark blue cloth. pp x, 438. Index. English translations, Introductions, and notes by the editors. Fine copy. Dust jacket has rubbing to the spine, VG otherwise. Uncommon book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48852
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  • Grubin, Harold L. ; V.V. Mitin; E. Schöll; M.P. Shaw
    The Physics of Instabilities in Solid State Electron Devices

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Springer, 1992. Glossy printed boards. pp 467, index. Fine copy. In print (2018) at USD 200. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50031
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  • Valiev, Kamil A.
    The Physics of Submicron Lithography

    New York: Plenum Press, 1992. Glossy printed boards. pp 493, index. Damp spotting to spine ends, with creased nick at foot of spine; a few small tan spots to endpapers; evidence of damp (but no tide marks) to lower outer corners of text; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner marks. This book is devoted to the physics of electron-beam, ion-beam, optical, and x-ray lithography. Microdevices, Physic and Fabrication Technologies series. In print (2018) at USD 280.00. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49987
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  • 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 by CAMPIN, Francis
    CAMPIN, Francis
    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 37008
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  • MIERZINSKI, S., Dr.
    THE WATERPROOFING OF FABRICS. Translated from the German by Arthur Morris and Herbert Robson

    Edition: First edition in English

    London: Scott, Greenwood. 12mo, dark green cloth gilt lettered, black endpapers. pp (viii), 104, 32 (June, 1903 ads). 19 figures in text. Inserted slip at title page stating that the book is offered at net retail only. Light pencil annotations in text, with a few lines in ink at end of text; mild rubbing at spine ends; page edges yellowed; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Text of the 1897 German edition, with abridged English patents up to May, 1930, added.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36992
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  • Islam, Mohammed N.
    Ultrafast Fiber Switching Devices and Systems

    Edition: First printing

    Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 1992. Grey printed cloth. pp 210, index. Fine copy. Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics series.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49941
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  • SHAW, John
    WATER POWER IN SCOTLAND. 1550-1870.

    Edinburgh: John Donald, 1984. Blue boards. (xii), 606 pp, index. Illustrations, charts, maps, and diagrams in text. Soft creases to edges of a few leaves, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has a small surface abrasion to fore edge of rear panel, VG otherwise. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 20061
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  • Leavitt, Albert P., editor
    Whisker Technology

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1970. Octavo, blue cloth. pp (xiv), 478, (4). Photos and diagrams, index. Rubber stamped sale price on front free endpaper, else fine, no owner names or text marks, in a VG jacket. "Up to now, there has been no single source of information devoted to whisker technology...It proceeds from a description of the growth, testing, and properties of whiskers to the mechanics of whisker strenghtening, the fabrication of whisker composites and their properties, and a discussion of possible applications of whisker-reinforced composites." - jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 32906
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  • Beedell, Suzanne
    Windmills

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45059
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  • 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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44949
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