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  • From handicraft to large-scale production
    Revolution in Glassmaking. by SCOVILLE, Warren C.
    SCOVILLE, Warren C.
    Revolution in Glassmaking. Entrepeneurship Technological Change in American Industry 1880-1920

    Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press, 1948. First edition. A hardback in its original red cloth with gilt-stamped title to spine. Original red and white dust jacket. Includes frontis portrait of Edward Drummond Libbey plus several b/w plates and in text b/w illustrations and photographs. xvii + 398 pages. 245 x 160 mm (9¾ x 6¼ inches). This work encompasses not only the fine details of technology (directly responsible for the development of glassmaking, particularly from 1880 on), but goes into the metamorphosis of labour relationship, labour costs, factory management, output, price, and even into earnings and dividends paid. The leading part a handful of men in Toledo (Ohio) seem to have played in upscaling production is part of America's industrial history.

    Condition: The dust jacket has some small areas of loss, and is very faded to spine - but the book itself is in a very good state. Now protected in clear Mylar wrap to help preserve the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2837
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  • Slang Esculaap en Gaper by SCHOENMAKERS, Ton., & JAS, Jorien.
    SCHOENMAKERS, Ton., & JAS, Jorien.
    Slang Esculaap en Gaper Medisch-farmaceutische symbolen

    Mijdrecht: Roche Nederland B.V, 1993. Fascinating book, dealing with the symbols and representations associated with chemists / apothecaries. Full of colour photographs. 174 pages. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches).

    Condition: Clean and tidy full colour dust wrapper. Book itself is also clean throughout. It appears that a front end paper has been removed, so the book starts with the half title.

    Book ID: 2681
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  • Species des Hymenopteres d'Europe & d'Algerie by ANDRE, Ed.
    ANDRE, Ed.
    Species des Hymenopteres d'Europe & d'Algerie

    Cote d'Or: Chez l'Auteur, Beaun, 1879. Two volumes. 1st Edition. 70 Beautiful lithographed plates, of which many are hand coloured. 3/4 tan leather with brown mottled boards Gilt titles to spine. Brown marbled endpapers.
    CICVI, [ii], 1-637, [ii], 1*-70*, 24 plates and descriptive page opposite each. / i-vi, 5-917, [iii], 1*-48*, 46 plates and descriptions.
    240 by 170mm (9½ by 6¾ inches). An important standard work on the Hymenoptera. A complete set contains 11 volumes and was published from 1879-1913. Hymenoptera is a large order of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants. Over 150,000 living species of Hymenoptera have been described. No wonder it is 11 volumes!

    Condition: Vol 1: Fractional rubbing to the edges of the spine. Book is clean and tidy throughout. Vol 2: one page (880) has a small corner missing to the page - does not affect text.

    Book ID: 2601
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  • The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. by [DUPPA, Richard]
    [DUPPA, Richard]
    The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by Select Specimens of Foreign and Indigenous Plants. Volume 3 only.

    London: T. Bensley: 1816. Volume 3 only (of a three volume set) - The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by Select Specimens of Foreign and Indigenous Plants. Bound in burgundy full leather with gilt decoration, gilt title to spine and all page edges also in gilt. Leather is darkened, corners and edges are rubbed. Bindings are sound.

    With 59 beautiful engravings - all but one are hand-coloured (See images). Ex-library edition with sympathetically done security stamps and one electronic security tag neatly applied to back of engraving between pages 456 - 457. Only very light sporadic foxing (see images).

    - Encompasses pages 401 - 550. This is followed by a Dictionary of Botanical…

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    London: T. Bensley: 1816. Volume 3 only (of a three volume set) - The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by Select Specimens of Foreign and Indigenous Plants. Bound in burgundy full leather with gilt decoration, gilt title to spine and all page edges also in gilt. Leather is darkened, corners and edges are rubbed. Bindings are sound.

    With 59 beautiful engravings - all but one are hand-coloured (See images). Ex-library edition with sympathetically done security stamps and one electronic security tag neatly applied to back of engraving between pages 456 - 457. Only very light sporadic foxing (see images).

    - Encompasses pages 401 - 550. This is followed by a Dictionary of Botanical Terms (including a single advert page following the title page) plus 82 unpaginated pages and a General Index of 18 unpaginated pages + 2 blank pages (102 pages in total).

    240 by 160mm (9½ by 6¼ inches). (103, [51]p. of plates; 144, [8], 43, [65]p. of plates; 106, [29]p. of plates)

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    Condition: despite being an ex library copy, this is a lovely example of this work. The boards are clean and tidy, with the gilt still bright. Internally, generally clean and tidy. There is the odd foxing spot, but little handling other than the library marks. These perhaps forgiven on an item of this scarcity. The hand coloured plates are clean and tidy (the library stamps not having bled through).

    Book ID: 1993
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  • The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. by [DUPPA, Richard]
    [DUPPA, Richard]
    The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by Select Specimens of Foreign and Indigenous Plants. Volume 1 only.

    London: T. Bensley: 1816. Volume 1 only - The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by Select Specimens of Foreign and Indigenous Plants. Bound in burgundy full leather with gilt decoration, gilt title to spine and all page edges also in gilt. Leather is darkened, corners and edges are rubbed. Bindings are sound. Small closed tear to frontis - does not affect engraving (see images).

    With 88 beautiful engravings - all but one are hand-coloured (See images). Ex-library edition with sympathetically done security stamps and one electronic security tag neatly applied to back of engraving between pages 96 - 97. Only very light sporadic foxing (see images).

    - Encompasses pages XXVII 1 - 196

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    London: T. Bensley: 1816. Volume 1 only - The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by Select Specimens of Foreign and Indigenous Plants. Bound in burgundy full leather with gilt decoration, gilt title to spine and all page edges also in gilt. Leather is darkened, corners and edges are rubbed. Bindings are sound. Small closed tear to frontis - does not affect engraving (see images).

    With 88 beautiful engravings - all but one are hand-coloured (See images). Ex-library edition with sympathetically done security stamps and one electronic security tag neatly applied to back of engraving between pages 96 - 97. Only very light sporadic foxing (see images).

    - Encompasses pages XXVII 1 - 196

    240 by 160mm (9½ by 6¼ inches). (103, [51]p. of plates; 144, [8], 43, [65]p. of plates; 106, [29]p. of plates)

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    Condition: despite being an ex library copy, this is a lovely example of this work. The boards are clean and tidy, with the gilt still bright. Internally, generally clean and tidy. There is the odd foxing spot, but little handling other than the library marks. These perhaps forgiven on an item of this scarcity. The hand coloured plates are clean and tidy (the library stamps not having bled through).

    Book ID: 1994
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  • The Finchley Manuals of Industry. No. II - Gardening. by MASTERS, Joseph
    MASTERS, Joseph
    The Finchley Manuals of Industry. No. II - Gardening. Or Practical and Economical Training, for the Management of a School or Cottage Garden.

    London: Joseph Masters, 1865. Handy little seventh edition of the second in the series of Finchley manuals. In blue / green buckram with title stamped to front board. 132 pages. 150 x 90 mm (6 x 3½ inches).

    Condition: There is some wear / soiling to the boards, and a neat owner's stamp to the half-title. Some foxing / darkening, but generally in a a reasonable condition.

    Book ID: 2839
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  • The Gardens Of Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire: by ROPER, Lanning
    ROPER, Lanning
    The Gardens Of Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire: The Home of Lord Fairhaven.

    London: Faber & Faber, 1964. First edition. Limited to 600 copies. Ex reference library copy. Hardback in blue cloth with gilt stamped title to front and spine. Endpapers show a colour map of the gardens. Frontis b/w photograph. Lots of details and 80 b/w photographs of various elements of the gardens. 96 pages. 290 x 225 mm (11½ x 8¾ inches).

    Condition: Boards are a little rubbed. Generally clean and in a good condition. Ex-library bookplate to front endpaper, and ID stamp / details to verso of title page. Missing the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2905
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  • The Life Story of Birds by DAGLISH, Eric Fitch
    DAGLISH, Eric Fitch
    The Life Story of Birds

    London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1930. Very nice copy of this first edition. Clean and tidy pale grey boards, with illustration to the front board. Beautiful black and white cuts throughout. viii, 236. pp
    200 by 140mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 2413
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  • Three copper engravings - Human Anatomy. Fig 3. by BOILY, Charles-Ange
    BOILY, Charles-Ange
    Three copper engravings - Human Anatomy. Fig 3. from "Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire universel raisonné des connoissances humaines".

    Yverdon: Fortuné-Barthélemy de Félice, 1763. Set of three copper engravings in separate passe-partout / mounts. Uncoloured engravings of anatomical male figure against a landscape. All labeled Fig. 3. There is no engravers name or details, but the description "Dessein" is to the base of each print. These are plates from "Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire universel raisonné des connoissances humaines". Mount has attractive gilt and black border lines. Each 210 x 155 mm (8¼ by 6 inches). Mount size of each is 360 x 290 mm (14¼ by 11½ inches).

    Condition: Very nice condition. There is very little marking to the plates. The impressions are clear and strong. No foxing. The mounts are clean and tidy. A little rubbing to the rear.

    Book ID: 2697
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