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WATCH REPAIRING AS A HOBBY.  AN ILLUSTRATED HOW-TO GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER., Kelly, Harold E.
1 Kelly, Harold E. WATCH REPAIRING AS A HOBBY. AN ILLUSTRATED HOW-TO GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER.
New York Association Press 1974 0809618389 / 9780809618385 Soft Cover Very Good 
125 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w drawings, diagrams. Contents: Preface; The Watch Movement - Theory and Design (Wheel Work / The Lever Escapement / Balance Wheels and Hairsprings); Practical Watch Repairing (Cleaning the Watch Movment / Balance Assembly Repairs / The Lever Escapement - Repairs and Adjustments / Special Repair Techniques / Repair and Adjustment Problems Taken from Practice); Appendixes (Watch Escapements of the Past / Tools and Parts Suppliers); Bibliography; Index. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning - mainly on spine, very minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HARPSICHORD DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION., Kern, Evan J.
2 Kern, Evan J. HARPSICHORD DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.
Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, (1980), Ist edition. 
143 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, drawings, diagrams. "Here is all the information the novice harpsichord maker needs to build an instrument that meets his or her specifications as to compass, scale, and size. Step-by-step, this definitive work clearly spells out the myriad of details essential to creating a harpsichord that encompasses the appropriate range, produces desired sound quality and necessary volume, and is both an object of beauty and easy to play. The thorough description of the structure of the harpsichord and its basic elements gives full attention to the physical properties of strings, the string scale, the number of choirs, calculating string length, and developing a string plan. The keyboard, jacks, soundboard, wrest plank, and harpsichord case are also covered in meticulous detail. The reader will find down-to-earth guidance on every phase of the design process, from a discussion of the drafting instruments and spacing gauges needed to precise explanations for drawing plans for each part of the harpsichord - in the exact order required. You will also discover how to break down the complex construction process into a series of smaller, simpler steps...how to select the optiumum building material for each component of the instrument...how to laminate the bent side...how to achieve proper key touch...how to test mechanisms before installation...Here, too, are the specialized construction tools you need, exact instructions for fitting all the parts together, and numerous illustrations and tables covering such essential details as the properties of music wire, Mersenne's multipliers, fraction and decimal equivalents, and drill and lead hole sizes." Very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped; has a small light waterstain, tiny scuff and very small closed tear at bottom of spine; light rubbing; slight curling to edges. VG/VG 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
3 Magoun, F. Alexander and Hodgins, Eric. A HISTORY OF AIRCRAFT.
New York Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1931 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
495 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering/airplane on spine, silver airplane on front board. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Balloons and Parachutes (The First Twenty Centuries / The Invention of the "Globes Aerostatiques" / Historic Early Flights / The Balloon's Greatness and Decline / Parachutes); Navigable Balloons and Airships (Early Attempts at Navigation / Cayley and Those Who Followed / The Creation of the Practical Airship / Count Zeppelin and the Ridgid Airship); Ornithopters (Attempts to Fly by Means of Flapping Wings); Helicopters (The Problem of Vertical Flight); Gliders (Heavier-than-air Man-carrying Flight without Power); Airplanes (Early Experiments with Heavier-than-air Flight / Langley and the Wright Brothers / The Airplane Establishes Itself / The Effect of War on Aviation / Significant Flights Since the War / The Present); Appendix: Condensed Table of Records; Bibliography; Chronology of Flight; Index. Very light browning in page margins, tiny to small bump at top corner of approx. pages 160 to 410, browning to edges of text block, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three small edge bumps on rear board, two corner bumps on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at edges, spine is slightly twisted and has slight color fading. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE PROBLEM OF 'MEASURE FOR MEASURE':  A HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION., Miles, Rosalind.
4 Miles, Rosalind. THE PROBLEM OF 'MEASURE FOR MEASURE': A HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION.
Vision, London, 1976, first edition. 
349 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0854783334 "This study....takes the form of a historical investigation into the play's special difficulties. The first part traces the critical and dramatic history of the play from its firs t appearance in 1604, and shows by detailed examination how certain of the 'problems' arose, or were invented by those unfamiliar with the conventions and expectations of Shakespeare's own time. The second part of the study considers the p l a y a g a i n st its contemporary background, linking the new ruler, James I, with a cult character of the period, the Disguised Duke who rules wisely but by stealth (James's self-image). Through this character Shakespeare unfolds the play's oft en p ro f ou nd a nd m oving ideas of human nature, justice and mercy, and Dr Miles gives particular attention to the structural difficulties which resulted from Shakespeare's attempt to graft this type of material onto what is basically a comedy pl ot. ... " Ap pen dic es: T he Criticism - Some Extreme Views; The Proportionate Disposition of the Lines in 'Measure for Measure'; Some Modern Examples of 'the Corrupt Bargain'; Stage History; Two Early Nineteenth-Century Costume Lists for 'M easu re f or M ea sure '. Very lig ht b rowning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top of spine, small light water stain at bottom of spine, very light browning. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RESTORING MUSICAL BOXES., Orde-Hume, Arthur W.J.G.
5 Orde-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. RESTORING MUSICAL BOXES.
London George Allen & Unwin 1980 0047890061 / 9780047890062 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
186 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "(A) complete handbook on the techniques of musical box conservation. It is written by a world authority on automatic musical instruments who has had more than a quarter of a century's practical workshop experience and will serve as a clear and comprehensive introduction for the novice and an invaluable reference book for the experienced or expert restorer. Step by step the author (goes) through all the stages of repair and restoration from simple processes such as cleaning and adjustment to involved, complex and delicate tasks such as replacing broken teeth in musical combs and repinning cylinders. (He) also advises, where relevant, on the use of modern materials and preparations which may on occasion be necessary in this type of work. A section of repairing musical box cases offers advice on all aspects of restoration, from curing woodworm to the right way to remove the veneer from a veneered panel. The book concludes with a useful glossary of musical box components, including their English, French and German equivalents." Very minor toning to edges of text block, small bookstore label on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
6 Polak, J.M., et al, eds. BASIC SCIENCE IN GASTROENTEROLOGY: PHYSIOLOGY OF THE GUT.
Glaxo Group Research Ltd., (Ware, Herts, 1984), Ist edition. 
421 pp, large 8vo, hard cover. The second publication in the 'Basic Scienc in Gastroenerology' series which gives a compilation of the proceedings of three symposia held at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. Section titles: 1. Gut Hormones in Disease ; 2. Gastrointestinal Secretion, Mechanisms and Disorders; and 3. Large Bowel Secretion and Motility. Illus. with many diagrams, charts & tables. Previous owener's name on gree front endpaper. Dust jacket has some light edge wear and light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. NF/VG. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
DAMASCUS AND THE BODHI-TREE:  ANCIENT WISDOM AND MODERN THOUGHT., Price, Robert R. and Noble, J. Kenneth.
7 Price, Robert R. and Noble, J. Kenneth. DAMASCUS AND THE BODHI-TREE: ANCIENT WISDOM AND MODERN THOUGHT.
Self-published, Ontario, 1981. 
147 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. Contents - Part One: Mysticism - The Symbol of Wisdom; The Two Truths; The Dimension of Depth; The New Copernican Revolution; The Inward Journey; The Mystical Experience; The Ultimate Reality. Part Two: Religious Ex istentialism - Religious Experience; The Search For Wholeness; The Search for Fulfilment; The Search for Meaningful Relationships; The Search for Meaning; Inauthentic Religion and the Pattern of the Search for Authenticity. Postscript: Dam a s c u s a n d the Bodhi-Tree. Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light soiling, very minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HERITAGE OF LIGHT:  LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME., Russell, Loris S.
8 Russell, Loris S. A HERITAGE OF LIGHT: LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 802015301 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
344 pp, square (8 7/8" H x 8 7/8" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles. It closed in the glare of Edison's electric lamp. Between those two events inventors and manufacturers developed a wonderful assortment of progressively more efficient lighting devices, burning a variety of fuels. Dr. Russell records with scientific attention to detail - backed up with more than 200 illustrations - how these lamps were made and used. His text is interspersed with accounts of his own experiments with the fuels and mechanisms of earlier generations. The discovery of kerosene is related in full, as is the invention of successively improved kerosene burners, lamps, and chimneys - a field up to now neglected by technological historians. Separate chapters deal with rushlights and candles; firelighting tools; pan lamps; and lamps fuelled with whale oil, lard, burning fluid, gas, and electricity. There is an extensive glossary." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny chip at bottom of front flap-fold, light rubbing to colour at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
A HERITAGE OF LIGHT:  LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME., Russell, Loris S.
9 Russell, Loris S. A HERITAGE OF LIGHT: LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 802015301 Hard Cover Good Fair 
344 pp, square (8 1/2" H x 8 1/2" D). Ex-library copy. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles. It closed in the glare of Edison's electric lamp. Between those two events inventors and manufacturers developed a wonderful assortment of progressively more efficient lighting devices, burning a variety of fuels. Dr. Russell records with scientific attention to detail - backed up with more than 200 illustrations - how these lamps were made and used. His text is interspersed with accounts of his own experiments with the fuels and mechanisms of earlier generations. The discovery of kerosene is related in full, as is the invention of successively improved kerosene burners, lamps, and chimneys - a field up to now neglected by technological historians. Separate chapters deal with rushlights and candles; firelighting tools; pan lamps; and lamps fuelled with whale oil, lard, burning fluid, gas, and electricity. There is an extensive glossary." Rebound in library binding with stitching showing in most page gutters. Library markings on endpapers, small light liquid stain, shelf soiling on bottom of text block, areas of light browning edges of text block - mainly top and fore-edge. Dust jacket is complete but has moderate rubbing with color loss, moderate wrinkling, light edge wear, several small closed tears, area of surface paper loss on inside surface, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A HERITAGE OF LIGHT:  LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME., Russell, Loris S.
10 Russell, Loris S. A HERITAGE OF LIGHT: LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 802015301 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
344 pp, square (8 1/2" H x 8 1/2" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles. It closed in the glare of Edison's electric lamp. Between those two events inventors and manufacturers developed a wonderful assortment of progressively more efficient lighting devices, burning a variety of fuels. Dr. Russell records with scientific attention to detail - backed up with more than 200 illustrations - how these lamps were made and used. His text is interspersed with accounts of his own experiments with the fuels and mechanisms of earlier generations. The discovery of kerosene is related in full, as is the invention of successively improved kerosene burners, lamps, and chimneys - a field up to now neglected by technological historians. Separate chapters deal with rushlights and candles; firelighting tools; pan lamps; and lamps fuelled with whale oil, lard, burning fluid, gas, and electricity. There is an extensive glossary." Interior - clean and tight, with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - moderate edge wear, corner crease at bottom of front cover, minor rubbing/scuffing, light toning to top and fore-edge of text block, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
POETRY AND MYSTICISM., Wilson, Colin.
11 Wilson, Colin. POETRY AND MYSTICISM.
San Francisco City Lights Books 1969 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
79 pp, 8" H. "In (this) book, Colin Wilson has developed an argument which runs counter to the most popular trends in occult thinking today, to the extent that some might even call it 'non-Zen'. Finding that mystical experience and poetic inspiration can be 'pursued scientifically' and learned as one learns a foreign language, he has small enthusiasm for psychedelics and 'non-thought' methods of arriving at the expansion of consciousness, showing himself to be much closer to William James' 'Varieties of Religious Experience' than to Alan Watts or D.T. Suzuki." Interior - previous owner's name/date on half-title page, tiny crease at top edge of pages, small bump at bottom corner of pages. Exterior - light browning on spine and rear hinge area, soft crease at bottom corner of covers, tiny crease at top corner of rear cover, a few tiny foxing marks on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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