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THE STORY OF COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS.
1 THE STORY OF COPPER AND ITS ALLOYS.
New York Copper & Brass Research Association Very Good- 
Unpaginated (20 pp including covers), 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "Reprinted from 'Oil Power" by courtesy of the Industrial Lubricating Department of the Standard Oil Company of New York." Contents: Stone-hammer Days of Copper: A Tale of the First Useful Metal Known to Man (The American Indian / Egyptian Period / The Coppersmith); How Copper Ore is Mined, And What Happens to It After That (The Rolling Mill Sheets / Wire / Tubes); Just a Few of Copper's Uses; Advertisement (What constitutes a Rust-Proof Home?). Interior - soft vrease at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on covers, small crease at top corner of rear cover, very light wear on spine, 1/4" wide strip of light fading at fore-edge of front cover. Postage fro this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS.  SECOND EDITION, REVISED.  THIRD THOUSAND., Darwin, Charles.
2 Darwin, Charles. THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS. SECOND EDITION, REVISED. THIRD THOUSAND.
London John Murray 1882 Second Edition, revised. Very Good- 
xvi, 300 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. 38 b&w illustrations in text. "(This book was Darwin's) first detailed demonstration of the power of natural selection, and explained how complex ecological relationships resulted in the coevolution of orchids and insects. The view has been expressed that the book led directly or indirectly to all modern work on coevolution and the evolution of extreme specialisation." A few scattered tiny foxing marks on verso of free endpapers and on adjacent pages, gilt lettering and some decorarion on the spine has faded (not on spine label), small piece missing from corner of spine label (letters F & E missing), darkening to top of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards/corners, small areas of flaking to leather on hinges, a small bump at top edge of front board, red leather on spine and somewhat at corners has faded to light brown. 
Price: 525.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD'S GREAT ARTILLERY:  FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT DAY., Halberstadt, Hans.
3 Halberstadt, Hans. THE WORLD'S GREAT ARTILLERY: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Hoo, Kent Grange 2002 184013478X / 9781840134780 First Edition Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(B)egins with the earliest pieces of Western artillery that were little more than iron tubes firing stone shot. Over the next few centuries the guns became more mobile and more powerful, influencing the course of the battles in which they were involved. Muzzle loaders reached their apogee in the Napoleonic wars and the American Civil War during the nineteenth century. By the outbreak of World War I in 1914, breech-loaded guns were the standard, and weapons of such large calibres were being constructed that they needed to be mounted on rail wagons to give them any form of mobility. Artillery played a significant role in shaping how that conflict was fought, and it was to play an equally signifi-cant role in World War II. Only now, in the twenty-first century, is the supremacy of artillery on the battlefield being challenged by air-dropped precision-guided weapons, but the arm is fighting back with sophisticated new munitions becoming available which will ensure that artillery has a part to play on the modern battlefield for the forseeable future." Chapter headings: Sighting Shots; The American Civil War; Storm of Steel, 1900-1935; Master of the Battlefield, 1936-1945; Cold War Killers; Glossary; Index. Book is fine. Dust jacket minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Harris, Nigel, editor. (D.R. Carling, Chris Leigh, Ray Vickers, Geoff Pember, K.R. Willows, Michael Joyce.) TRAINS ILLUSTRATED 56. OCTOBER-DECEMBER 1985. RAILWAY HERITAGE.
Ian Allan, Weybridge, 1985. 
39 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Trains and trouble; The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway recalled; Little things Great Western; The electric locomotive s of the London 'Tubes'; Auto-trains; North of Preston in the early BR years; The Decauville Patent Portable Railway; The Society Page: The Gresley Society. Interior - clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - old price on f r o n t c o ver, very light rubbing on rear cover, very light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
5 Macdonnell, J.E. Cover art by Ray Sternbergh. ENEMY IN SIGHT.
Pyramid, New York, 1959. 
144 pp, mass market paperback. "That boat back there is a complete submarine - in miniature. About fifty feet long - including propeller, rudder and hydroplanes. That reduces your living space to something nearer thirty-five feet. You have no to rpedo tubes, no armaments. You're not meant to be found or to fight a battle. From now on you're a sneaker. Inoffensive - until you release your side cargoes. Each one of those holds four tons of amatol explosive and a time clock. You d r o p t h o s e under that Jap cruiser's bottom and then run for your life....Peter Bentley had three weeks to learn to handle the midget submarine - three weeks to accomplish the secret and deadly mission that could be the turning point of the w ho le w ar . " In te rior - previous owner's name stamp on first page, light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, minor browning on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Morgan, Howard K. AIRCRAFT RADIO AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.
New York Pitman 1941 Second Edition Good 
374 pp, 9 1/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, blind stamped lettering/border on front board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, figures, schematics (many fold-out). Chapter headings: Hydraulic Analogies; Power Conversion; Condensers and Coils; Accessory Equipment; Tubes and Amplifiers; Transmitter Fundamentals; Commercial Aircraft Transmitters; Receiver Fundamentals; Commercial Aircraft Receivers; Radio Waves and Static; Direction Finding; Ultra High Frequency Equipment; Inspection and Maintenance; Use of Questions; Bibliography; Index. Slight bumping to three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning to text block edges, tiny surface paper loss a top of page 330 and on adjacent schematic, a few pages with a tiny piece missing at top corner, some soft wrinkling to top margin of pages, small scuff on fore-edge of text block, light liquid staining on rear board, light rubbing at top part of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
EXTRACTS FROM MANUAL OF DRIVING AND MAINTENANCE FOR MECHANICAL VEHICLES (WHEELED) 1937., N/A.
7 N/A. EXTRACTS FROM MANUAL OF DRIVING AND MAINTENANCE FOR MECHANICAL VEHICLES (WHEELED) 1937.
Printed by Edmond Cloutier, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Ottawa, 1940. 
208 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps with cloth tape spine). B&w diagrams, drawings - fold-out at rear. Chapter headings: General Arrangement of a Mechanically Propelled Vehicle; Driving; Mounted Drill and Vehicle Operation; The Driver' s Tools and Vehicle Equipment; Engine Cooling Systems; Wheels, Tires and Tubes; Maintenance Routine; Minor Repairs and Breakdown Expedients; Training in Driving and Maintenance. Interior - minor browning to pages, small corner crease on fold-out illustration, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases - mainly at corners, light edge wear and creases on spine tape - reglued at corners, soiling and darkening to edges of textblock, small stamp mark at top of front cover. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Story, Jack Trevor. LITTLE DOG'S DAY.
London Sphere 1972 Ist Sphere Printing Good+ 
174 pp, mass market paperback. "Art Henry was quite inconsiderate: he should never have survived his heart attack according to the tidy computations of his Orwellian society. And to walk the streets playing his trombone as he searched for his lost poodle simply didn't fit the orthodoxy of an England dosed, dazed and dumb-founded by a welfare state that sprayed its proles like crops and bred its executives in test-tubes." Interior - pages starting to brown, top corner of textblock very slightly bumped, tiny nick at bottom of last few pages. Exterior - light edge wear, very light rubbing, crease down front hinge, small crease at top corners, very small crease and tiny tear at top of rear cover, a few tiny scuffs, edges of textblock browned. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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