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OMEGA DE VILLE CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT.
1 OMEGA DE VILLE CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT.
Switzerland Omega SA 2001 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
43 pp, 8 1/2" H. Red paper-covered boards with silver lettering/omega symbol and blindstamped co-axial escapement on front board, silver endpapers. Dust jacket has embossed co-axial escapement on front panel. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions, diagrams. A short history of the Omega watch company, introducing their new co-axial escapement. Very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, tiny scuff on spine, minor rubbing, three tiny shallow dents on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S GLORY:  BATTLES THAT FORGED A NATION., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword Hon. Hartland de M. Molson.
2 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword Hon. Hartland de M. Molson. CANADA'S GLORY: BATTLES THAT FORGED A NATION.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1996 0075528096 / 9780075528098 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
309 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "Spanning over 200 years of Canadian history and over 30 major battles, (this book) includes: The War of 1812, when Upper Canada and Lower Canada united to defeat the American threat, giving Canadians a true sense of nationalism for the first time; The Boer War in South Africa, from 1899 to 1902 where Canadian troops first fought and won overseas; World War I and its grim trench warfare, including the Battle of Vimy Ridge - a classic in terms of planning and strategy - described in unforgettable detail; World War II, with its triumphs and tragedies - Hong Kong, Dieppe, D-Day, and the Battle of Normandy. Arthur Bishop's detailed research and colourful narrative brings the personalities of war to life and imbues each battle with the drama and emotions that makes it memorable." Slight waviness to edges of text block, very small bump at top corners of both boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny soiling marks on boards, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board, place/date/notation/initials in ink on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light rubbing, slight fading on spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds and at top of rear panel, crease down rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH HOUSE:  FROM PRIMITIVE TIMES TO THE VICTORIAN PERIOD., Lloyd, Nathaniel.
3 Lloyd, Nathaniel. A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH HOUSE: FROM PRIMITIVE TIMES TO THE VICTORIAN PERIOD.
Omega, Ware, 1985, reprint. 
487 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1850070776 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, floor plans, drawings. "(This) reissue is prompted by the growth in general interest in historic buildings, for there is no work that prov ides such a complete record in text, pictures, plans and drawings of the whole development of English domestic architecture. Indeed, its value to scholars is literally unique, for Nathaniel Lloyd, who devoted a lifetime to its compilation, w a s a b l e to record many buildings which have either disappeared or been altered out of recognition. The book is divided into two parts. The first part consists of text which begins by tracing the development of the house from primitive tim e s to t h e No rm an period and, thereafter, devotes a chapter to each succeeding century. In the second part the same development is described in pictures, nearly nine hundred in number, which are grouped into sections under the headings of ext er io rs, en tr an ces , w ind ows, chimneys, interiors, wall treatment, ceilings, fireplaces, staircases, metalwork, etc. The arrangement of the illustrations allows the reader to study the chronological development of any one feature. When writ ing , t he a utho r c ons ider ed n ot o nly the professional architect (who will find it an invaluable source of reference, particularly in relation to conservation work) but also the general reader who, in the author's words, 'finds architecture a n at trac tive subje ct, but so so mplex as t o be difficult to grasp'. Those who want to know more about identifying features and construction methods of the various periods of English architecture will find this book an unrivalled guide to the r eward ing p astim e of l ooki ng i ntelli gently at ou r architectural heritage." Four pages with small crease at top corner, one page with small area of creasing and tiny tear at top corner. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/V ery Go od+ 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE HANDPRINTED BOOKS OF LEONARD AND VIRGINIA WOOLF AT THE HOGARTH PRESS, 1917-1932., Rhein, Donna E.
4 Rhein, Donna E. THE HANDPRINTED BOOKS OF LEONARD AND VIRGINIA WOOLF AT THE HOGARTH PRESS, 1917-1932.
Ann Arbor, Michigan UMI Research Press 1985 0835716945 / 9780835716949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
166 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w reproductions. "The purpose of this study is to give an annotated bibliography of the books and discuss the authors whose words were handprinted by the Woolfs. It has proved easiest to investigate the books and understand how their authors came to be connected with the Press by considering them in groups based on their relationship with the Woolfs. Of course the Woolfs printed their own works and that of their friends. They also printed work by people they admired and wanted to encourage in their endeavor to reach the public eye. Since most of these people developed careers of some note, it is possible to give an indication of their relationships to the Woolfs and what these particular books meant to them at the time of publication." From the Introduction. Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; The Press in the Lives of the Woolfs; Books by the Woolfs; Books by Friends; Books by Acquaintances; Books by Worthy Unknown; The Woolfs and the Book Arts Tradition; Illustrations of the Books in Order of Publication; Appendix A: List of Handprinted Books in Order of Publication; Appendix B: List of Handprinted Books in Order by Author; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Very small bump at bottom corner of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
WRISTWATCH CHRONOMETERS: MECHANICAL PRECISION WATCHES AND THEIR TESTING., von Osterhausen, Fritz.
5 von Osterhausen, Fritz. WRISTWATCH CHRONOMETERS: MECHANICAL PRECISION WATCHES AND THEIR TESTING.
Atglen, PA Schiffer 1997 0764303759 / 9780764303753 Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good+ 
211 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "The first section gives a detailed account of chronometer testing for wristwatches in Europe, primarily Swi tzerland. Information about testing methods, procedures, and guidelines, as well as participating makers, are based on research from the yearly reports of Swiss testing agencies between 1925 and present, and from the Swiss Observatories' reports ke pt between 1941 and 1967. The second part presents chronometer wristwatches by known makers each of which has been tested according to the guidelines of Swiss testing agencies. The types of errors found in the testing process and their possible reasons are pointed out. Follwing the theoretic-scientific presentation of the different testing methods, the reader learns the practical side of chronometer testing. At the end, the reader will want to test his own chronometer wristwatch. (A)lso will teach the collector to distinguish chronometer wristwatches and non-chronometer wristwatches from various countries. In addition to the many photographs in the illustration section, a list of over 300 Swiss watch manufacturers who made chronome ter wristwatches will be very useful. The reader also receives hints about fakes and forgeries." A heavy book which may require extra postage depending on destination. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light wrinkling and minor wear at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 


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