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REMARKS ON RIFLE GUNS: BEING THE RESULT OF SIXTY YEARS' PRACTICE AND OBSERVATION WITH SPECIFIC REMARKS ON FOWLING PIECES, THE PERCUSSION LOCK, AND FIRE ARMS IN GENERAL., Baker, Ezekiel.
1 Baker, Ezekiel. REMARKS ON RIFLE GUNS: BEING THE RESULT OF SIXTY YEARS' PRACTICE AND OBSERVATION WITH SPECIFIC REMARKS ON FOWLING PIECES, THE PERCUSSION LOCK, AND FIRE ARMS IN GENERAL.
Standard Publications, Hunting, West Virginia, n.d. - facsimile reprint of the Joseph Mallett, London, 1835 Eleventh Edition. 
269 pp + illustrations and tables at rear of book, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in glassine dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Facsimile reprint. Title continues: To Which are Subjoined Descriptions of a New Bullet Mould and Clipper, Various Improveme nts in Gun and Door Locks, and Spring Bolts, a Description of Fire Arms Deposited in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, Including All the Improvements and Inventions for Which Three Silver Medals Have Been Awarded by the Society of Arts, Together W i t h T ables of Weights of Balls, Descriptive Plates, &c. Contents: Preface to This Edition; Of Loading; Of Presenting and Taking Aim; Of Judging Distances; General Observations; An Experiment Tried at Woolwich With Rifles; Ditto With Wall-Pie c e Ba rr el s ; Of Proving and Re-Proving Barrels; Specific Remarks on Fowling Pieces; Of Bursting of Blunderbusses; On Percussion Locks; Of Casting Balls; Of the Bullet Mould; Regulating Screw-Pin; On the Stocking of Guns; Refutation of Errors; De sc ri pti on of Ar ms Deposited at the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, With All the Improvements in Bayonet, Lock, Stock, &c.; Another Musket Sent to the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, With Additional Improvements; Conclusions; Analytical Index. Minor wrin kli ng at t op/ bot tom of spine, small ink stamp of previous owner on front pastedown, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown. Glassine dust jacket is heavily browned and has chips, tears and creases. Very Good+/Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
2 Cornetet, Wendell H. METHODS OF MEASUREMENT.
Grosset & Dunap, New York, 1943, reprint. 
135 pp, 4to, hard cover (no dust jacket) with ruler and protractor in pocket at rear. Profusely in b&w with drawings and photos. Covers: Linear Measure; Outside and Inside Calipers; Micrometer Calipers, Vernier Calipers; Geometrical Measurements; Commonly Used Gages; Wood and Metal Fastening Screws; Manufacture and Measurement of Nails; Weights and Volumes; Density; Measuring Density of Liquids and Solids; Specific Gravity; Determining Specific Gravity of Solids; ...Determining Special Properties of Materials; Measuring Elasticity; Measuring Tensile Strength of Wire; Heat and Termperature, etc., etc. with reports and tests. Interior - pages browning lightly, minor soiling, otherwise sound. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, darkening to text block edges, three small liquid marks on rear board. A Good reference copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Davies, W.W. Foreword by William Littlewood. CARGO AIRCRAFT.
New York Pitman 1946 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
216 pp, 9 3/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, figures, tables. Chapter headings: Early Development; Cargo Aircraft for the Immediate Future; The Air-Cargo Market; Characteristics of Air Cargo; Fundamental Considerations of Cargo-Plane Design; Detail Considerations in Airframe Design; Detail Considerations in Equipment Design; Loading Methods and Equipment; Handling and Stowage Methods and Equipment; The Air Tramp and Charter Plane; Appendices: Requirements for a Combination Cargo-Passenger Plane; Cargo Flow; Development of Cost Formulae; Aircraft and Component Original Cost Values; General Characteristics of Cargo Airplanes; Ground-Loading Equip-ment Costs; Outline Drawings of Representative Air Cargoliners; Index. Light edge rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning - more on spine, flap-foldsand edges; very small chips/tears (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two sticker marks on rear panel and two on front panel, light rubbing on front panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SOLDIERS' FRENCH, ITALIAN AND GERMAN.  WITH CORRECT PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION., Detwiler, B., Justice.
4 Detwiler, B., Justice. SOLDIERS' FRENCH, ITALIAN AND GERMAN. WITH CORRECT PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION.
Detwiler Press, New York, 1918. 
285 pp, 6 1/8" H, hard cover (red cloth with black lettering/banding and illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. A pocket reference prepared for American soldiers overseas in the First World War. Contents: French Section; Italian Section; G erman Section; English Money, Measures, Weights and Mileage; French ditto; Italian ditto; German ditto; Map of United States; Map of Western Battle Front; Map of Russia. The French section is by far the largest and includes: At Cigar Store; Avi a t i o n; Barber Shop; Billeting; Camping, Convoy; Giving Orders; Hospital; In Trenches; Laundry, Marching; Railway Station; Shopping; Society; Western Front; Wounded Soldier - among other subjects. Previous owner's name/address stamp mark on fron t fr ee e ndpaper, tiny light foxing marks on endpapers, a few small light brown stains thoughout pages, one page with small corner crease, "to - from" gift page filled out, heavy browning to edges of text block - scattered tiny liquid stain marks on to p e dge , light to moderate edge wear, a few light small stains on boards. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR II., Donald, David, editor.
5 Donald, David, editor. FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR II.
Brown, London, 1998. 
192 pp, 12" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1897884346 "(C)ontains 24 of the most famous fighter aircraft to take part in World War II. This highly illustrated and comprehensive book includes the most important aircraft that fought on the Alli ed side, such as the Spitfire, Hurricane, Meteor and Thunderbolt, and the fighters that fought for the Axis, such as the Focke-Wulf 190, Messerschmitt 109 and Mitsubishi Ki-46. Each aircraft and its variants is examined in fascinating detail. ( T h e book) contains more than 100 black and white photographs, dozens of genuine wartime colour photographs and more than 100 colour artworks. The authoritative text examines each aircraft's history of development and its service record. Complem en ti ng the text are charts that list details of all the variants produced, plus a full specifications table that provides information on powerplants, performance, weights, dimensions and weapons load. Each aircraft is shown in all its manifestat ion s, inc luding the liveries of its squadrons and any markings of foreign air forces. Each entry is accompanied by a fully annotated cutaway line artwork detailing the internal layout and working parts of each fighter." Dust jacket has minor edg e wr ink ling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ARGOSY A. W. 650 SERIES TURBOPROP FREIGHTERCOACH.  (HAWKER SIDDELEY AVIATION LTD. PRESENTS), Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd.
6 Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. THE ARGOSY A. W. 650 SERIES TURBOPROP FREIGHTERCOACH. (HAWKER SIDDELEY AVIATION LTD. PRESENTS)
Coventry Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd. 1960 Revised Edition Card covers in cerlox binding. Fair 
22 pp, oblong (10" H x 13 3/4" D). B&w and coloured photographs, drawings, diagrams, graphs. Index: (Introduction); Facts for General Management; Turnround capabilities, cargo loading; Payload and costs; Facts for Traffic and Sales; Air Ferry; Facts for Flight Operations; Engineering and Maintenance; Systems; Flight Performance; Performance Summary and Weights Breakdown; Basic Data. "The Argosy Turbo-prop Freightercoach is designed to meet the needs for a modern, adaptable transport specially tailored for the growing volume of freight and aircoach traffic in all parts of the world. No other aeroplane, existing or projected, can claim to be so versatile as this multi-purpose transport - the world's first modern pressurised freight and tourist coach aircraft." Interior - soft and hard wrinkles/creases on pages - book has been folded down the middle. Exterior - heavy fold crease and wrinkles on covers, light edge wear, small parts of cirlox binding are damaged. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
CATALOGUE NO. 57:  INSTRUMENTS & SUPPLIES FOR SURVEYORS, ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS & DRAUGHTSMEN.  PHOTOGRAMMETRIC & METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, BLUE AND DIRECT PROCESS PAPERS, CLOTHS & FILMS., Instruments (1951) Limited.
7 Instruments (1951) Limited. CATALOGUE NO. 57: INSTRUMENTS & SUPPLIES FOR SURVEYORS, ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS & DRAUGHTSMEN. PHOTOGRAMMETRIC & METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, BLUE AND DIRECT PROCESS PAPERS, CLOTHS & FILMS.
Ottawa Instruments (1951) Limited Hard Cover Very Good - 
440 pp, 9 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions of instruments and accessories available for surveyors, engineers, architects and draughtsmen in the mid-20th century. There is an pouch on the rear pastedown (perhaps once containing samples), but it is now empty. Minor edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, crease at bottom of spine, very light wrinkling at top of spine, some areas of very light rubbing on spine and front panel color; light soiling on bottom edge of boards, slightly on bottom of text block and on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP VOLUME III.  B.R. 67 (3/51), N/A
8 N/A MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP VOLUME III. B.R. 67 (3/51)
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London,1954. 
484 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board, gold emblem on front board) - no dust jacket. "Volume III, herewith, comprises information on the more advanced aspects of seamanship, and is in tended as a book of reference for seamen of experience." Chapter headings: Officer-of-the-Watch in Harbour; Officer-of-the-Watch at Sea; Rule of the Road; Manoeuvring in Company; Handling Ships in Narrow Waters; Handling Ships in Heavy Wea t h e r ; T owing at Sea; Moorings; Salvage Operations; Wreck Dispersal; Extempore Handling of Heavy Weights; Fire-Fighting; Abandoning Ship, Survival, and Rescue; Warship Construction; Pumping and Ventilating Systems of a Warship; Equipment and Ma in te na nc e o f Warships; Types and Design of Merchant Ships, and Tonnage Measurements; Ship Stability; Cargo Stowage; Appendix: Dimensions and Strengths of Nylon Rope and of Common Rigging Fittings; Index. Previous owner's name inked out on fron t p ast edo wn, s ma ll light soiling mark on bottom of text block, very light edge wear - small bump/scuff on front edge of front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing - small shallow dint on rear board, slight loss of gold let teri ng o n sp ine . Ver y Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BIPLANES, TRIPLANES AND SEAPLANES., Sharpe, Michael.
9 Sharpe, Michael. BIPLANES, TRIPLANES AND SEAPLANES.
Prospero, Etobicoke, Ontario, 2000. 
320 pp, 6 5/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1552674215 Colour illustrations. "(C)ontains 300 of the most important and influential multi-wing aircraft from the dawn of aviation until their gradual replacement by monoplanes, and includes the development of seaplanes until their eclipse by carrier-borne aircraft at the end of World War II. Types used in both major wars of the 20th century are listed, such as the Sopwith Camel, the Red Baron's Fokker Triplane, the Fairey Swordfis h a n d t he Consolidated Catalina. Popular and famous examples of civil aircraft of the inter-war period like the Tiger Moth and Supermarine S.5 are also included. Each aircraft featured is illustrated by a full-colour side-profile artwork, and a c co mp an i ed by a detailed specifications table giving country of origin, type, powerplant, performance, weights, dimensions, and armament where appropriate. All measurements are given in imperial and metric measures. In addition there is a cco mp any ing te xt fo r each aircrat that summarises their development and service history." Fine/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JAINISM OR THE EARLY FAITH OF ASOKA WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ANCIENT RELIGIONS OF THE EASTFROM THE PANTHEON OF THE INDO-SCYTHIANS.  WITH A NOTICE ON BACTRIAN COINS AND INDIAN DATES., Thomas, Edward.
10 Thomas, Edward. JAINISM OR THE EARLY FAITH OF ASOKA WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ANCIENT RELIGIONS OF THE EASTFROM THE PANTHEON OF THE INDO-SCYTHIANS. WITH A NOTICE ON BACTRIAN COINS AND INDIAN DATES.
Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, 1995 - reprint of the London, 1877 edition. 
23 pp + 82 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (red boards with gold lettering/banding on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. ISBN 8120309808 B&w plate (coins). Bump at bottom of spine, minor wear, very small dint on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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