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All the World's Fighting Ships: All the World's Fighting Ships, Illustrated, Portrait-details of Over One Thousand Warships with Notes and Other Useful Statistics, Also Plans of All Ships Carrying Vertical Armour by Fred T. [Thomas] Jane (£254.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1898Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Rebound with the original title pasted on. Text block has a ripple throughout. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise and a reasonably good copy of a less than common edition. Description: Parallel text in English, French, German & Italian; 2nd (revised and correct up to March 10th, 1898) edition, 1st printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Title Page Vignette;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 12¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Upper Board. 218 pages. Tags: jane history military naval technology engineering warships 19th century battleships drawings
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British Battleships of World War Two: The Development and Technical History of the Royal Navy's Battleships and Battlecruisers from 1911 to 1946 by Alan Raven & John Roberts (£192.00)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853681414]Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: Howe and Queen Elizabeth at sea in December 1944 by John Roberts. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates [4]; Diagrams; Tables; Fold-Out Maps;

From the cover: “This large and lavishly-illustrated volume presents a comprehensive account of the design and construction of the British battleships that served in the Second World War — from the Queen Elizabeth class to Vanguard. Much of the information contained in this book, which is the result of exhaustive research conducted over many years, is published for the first time, for only recently have official documents of the period been made available to the public. British Battleships of World War Two is therefore unique in making available the full story of the design and construction of every battleship and battlecruiser class of the period as first built, together with all details of the various refits and reconstructions that each vessel underwent during its service life. The contents also include a comprehensive review of developments in weapons, gunnery, fire-control, radar, protection and propulsion, taking in every aspect of battleship design and usage; and there are sections devoted to the actions involving British battleships during the Second World War, and to comparisons between the British battleships and their counterparts in other navies.

Complementing the text are some three hundred photographs, which in themselves constitute a history of the vessels. These are supplemented by numerous superb specially-drawn sets of plans and elevations — fully detailed and based on the official builders’ plans — comprising over three hundred individual drawings. They depict the ships not only in their “as built” configurations, but show also the many modifications and alterations carried out during their careers. British Battleships of World War Two is a magnificent volume that takes its place as the definitive work of reference on the subject.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 436 pages. Tags: britain royal navy battleships history battle cruisers world war naval operations british warships design construction marine engineering ships architecture ship armament guns
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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The Imperial Russian Navy by Anthony J. Watts (£154.00)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853689121]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Occupying a most important place in naval history, the fleets of the Imperial Russian Navy represent a major subject for study by serving officers, senior historians and naval buffs. Few published accounts have done justice to the topic, and none has offered the range of photographic illustration presented in this volume. The three centuries of naval development covered here demonstrate that its constant need to control its own ports and precious narrow exits to the oceans, as well as its pursuit of access to the Mediterranean, has caused the Russian Navy to be regularly in combat and at the forefront of advances in design, armament and strategy. Throughout the battles with its neighbours, the Crimean, Russo-Japanese conflicts, and the First World War, the Imperial Russian Navy deployed novel ships and weapons, including early use of torpedoes and of the submarine.

Anthony Watts has brought together an unprecedented collection of photographs and data to provide this new study of a most significant element of military history. Through his summary of Russian naval evolution, his compendium of technical information and the pictorial coverage, he has provided a most important contribution to naval literature, perhaps the most valuable volume on the subject for eighty years.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: russia federation history marine naval engineering unit navies imperial russian armed forces warfare maritime technology soviet union fleet warships ships
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TSR-2: Phoenix or Folly? by Frank Barnett-Jones (£104.00)Publisher: GMS Enterprises — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 187038427X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of an umcommon title in any edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “In the late 1950’s the Government of the day embarked on a major initiative which was to change forever the basic structure of Britain’s Aviation Industry. At the same time the Royal Air Force had an urgent requirement for a new strike aircraft. From this emerged one of the most far-reaching military aviation programmes ever embarked upon by a British government up to that time. The subsequent arguments and debates for and against were voiced in all sections of the media, attracting both public attention and condemnation.

The new industry emerged from the ashes of the old as the British Aircraft Corporation and the Hawker Siddeley Group, however, the project that was formulated as the very incentive in bringing about the change was firstly condemned and then literally scrapped by a new, incoming government. It was always indicated that the project was cancelled because of its cost, but has this been used merely to disguise an underlying, alternative reason?

This book attempts to describe the aircraft, its systems and intended roles. At the same time it also traces the origins of the Operational Requirement and tries to piece together for the first time the controversial issues and personalities that conspired together to bring about the tragic downfall of the TSR-2.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: bac tsr jet attack plane fighter planes great britain design and construction military history transportation aviation technology engineering aircraft interest vehicles inventions frank barnett-jones 187038427x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Naval Camouflage 1914-1945: A Complete Visual Reference by David Williams (£92.00)Publisher: Rochester: Chatham Publishing — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861761546]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Very slight rippling to the last few leaves otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Jacket illustration: The French cruiser, Gloire. . Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “This authoritative history of camouflage is undoubtedly the most comprehensive study of the subject to date. Visual and illustrative in its approach, it concentrates on the British and US navies, but the camouflage patterns of enemy navies (and selected allies) are covered as well.

Contrary to popular belief, naval camouflage at sea was not intended to ‘hide’ ships, and an in-depth commentary explains the theory and development of visual deception, and the different ways in which it was intended to work at sea.

The core of the book is a listing of all the major patterns and schemes, with their colours, characteristics and function. Wherever possible each is illustrated with at least one photograph providing the reader with a visual reference as well as a description; where there were variations, as many as possible are depicted.

This is a subject of immense importance and significance for all those with an interest in the warships of the two World Wars — this comprehensive reference book is simply the best available.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: warships camouflage history 20th century war naval operations marine engineering ships britain markings first schemes admiralty light disruptive patterns herzog visibility system mackay toch dazzle painting mountbatten pink purkinje effect
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The Handbook of Thermal Analysis of Construction Materials by Edited By V. S. Ramachandran, Ralph M. Paroli, James J. Beaudoin & Ana H. Delgado (£89.00)Publisher: Norwich: Noyes Publications — 2002Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0815514875]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “This comprehensive book containing essential information on the applicability of thermal analysis techniques to evaluate inorganic and organic materials in construction technology should serve as a useful reference for the scientist, engineer, construction technologist, architect, manufacturer, and user of construction materials, standard-writing bodies, and analytical chemists.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Pictorial boards. In the Building Materials Science series. [XXII] 680 pages. Tags: building materials science thermal properties handbooks manuals analysis construction portland cement concrete formation hydration admixtures gypsum sealants adhesives roofing paints technology engineering 0815514875 9780815514879
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Jet: The Story Of A Pioneer by Sir Frank Whittle (£88.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, rubbed at the leading edge of the flaps and loss to the tail of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. One leaf of the contents section is mis-trimmed at the top corner and stands proud of the block. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. A decent copy, uncommon in the first edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “At the Royal Air Force Station at Cranwell in Lincolnshire on the evening of the I5th May, 1941, an aeroplane of unusual type was seen to taxi to the eastern end of the runway and then, after a run of 600 yards, to rise gracefully into the air for a flight of seventeen minutes. To the distant observers one very strange thing about this beautiful little aeroplane was that it had a very short undercarriage, but an even stranger thing was that it had no propeller. The aeroplane was the Gloster/Whittle E. 28/39 — the world’s first successful jet aeroplane — making its first flight.

This book is primarily the story behind that historic event. Frank Whittle, who eleven years earlier, at the age of 22, had applied for his patent for a turbo-jet engine, here sets on record with characteristic modesty his own courageous pioneer work and that of the small company, Power Jets Ltd. , which he helped to form in March 1936 to develop the engine. The dreams of his boyhood and the plans of his youth were brought to fruition in an invention that not only revolutionised military aircraft but set Britain ahead of the world in Civil Aviation, bringing the inventor a knighthood and an award of £100,000 at the age of only forty-one.

In non-technical language the author describes, for the first time, his hard and often bitter struggle with engineering problems, with financial difficulties and with the frustrations arising out of official policy. He also reveals the epic story of Power Jets’ successful battle against severe engineering difficulties, in spite of serious handicaps and of its losing battle against a combination of powerful forces in Government and Industry.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: whittle frank sir knight aeronautical engineer and inventor the jet engine 1907-1996 airplanes propulsion turbojet engines history engineers great britain biography biographies first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815 by Brian Lavery (£77.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851774512]Condition: Near Fine — in Good Dustwrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 319 pages. Tags: great britain royal navy ordnance stores history equipment naval architecture designs plans warships ships dates covered shipping maritime england technology engineering military science general
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The Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft by Bill Gunston (£77.00)Publisher: London: Osprey Aerospace — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1855324059]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has been misfolded by the publisher at the head of the lower panel and is very slightly creased at the foot of the spine which has a small ding mid-way. Description: First in this edition. [First: 1983 as Aircraft of the Soviet Union] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “This huge work constitutes Bill Gunston’s 330th book. Commenting on its content, the author states It has taken more blood, sweat and tears than any 20 ordinary books. For one thing, at least half of what we thought we knew about Russian aircraft has turned out to be wrong.

At last, this exhaustive compilation can be put before the public with confidence that it documents the true histories of some 1000 types of aircraft. At last, the ‘red herrings’ and spurious details invented (mostly in the two decades between 1950 and 1970 by people in the West) have been swept away and replaced by the facts. It can confidently be claimed that no book in the history of aviation has ever contained anything like as much new information.

The author thought his task would be greatly eased by the fact that in 1983 he had written the then definitive work on the subject, entitled Aircraft of the Soviet Union. This was the bible on the subject for many years, but when it came to compiling this new work, Gunston had to check over every word because so much of what was thought to be fact has turned out to be wrong in varying degrees. Moreover, as there is no longer a Soviet Union the title of the completed work had to change.

This in turn meant that the starting point had to go back from 1918 to 1875!

The main text is prefaced by sections on aircraft designations, engines, air-launched weapons, avionics and many other topics including Western reporting names. At the end of the book is a section on Ekranoplans, which the West often call by the clumsy title wing-in-ground-effect vehicles . Some of these are veritable flying ships, with awesome size and performance, and many are products of aircraft design teams. This section itself could have formed a complete book, and much of the information included here has not previously been published.

It needed the proverbial shoehorn to get it all in between one pair of covers, as the amount of information provided is astronomic. Pick any type and compare its treatment with what you get in any other source — even one dealing with just a specific design team. This volume really is the ultimate work on Russian aircraft.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXIII] 526 pages. Tags: airplanes soviet union history military russia aircraft socialist republics federation aerospace aviation technology engineering ukraine uzbekistan 20th century russian transportation
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Specification 1927 for Architects, Surveyors, Civil Engineers, and For All Interested in Building by Edited by Frederick Chatterton (£75.00)Publisher: Architectural Press — 1927Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards and spine shoddy, tanned and soiled. Binding now very weak with some gathers starting to detach. Title page heavily tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned elsewhere but the plates, including fold-out colour, are more than presentable.Description: 29th Yearly Issue. Illustrated with line drawings. Illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings, diagrams and many fold-outs of which some are in colour.Notes: Size: 13" x 9". 653 pages. Tags: all and architects architecture building civil contracts engineering engineers for interested management materials municipal sites specification specifications superintendence surveying surveyors
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British Aircraft 1809-1914 by Peter Lewis (£74.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with a tear to the leading edge of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Here presented for the first time are individual descriptions and histories of the different types of aeroplanes, and the seventeen airships, designed and constructed in Great Britain between 1809 and the outbreak of war in August, 1914.

The authoritative text, which is accompanied by 504 photographs and 106 three-view drawings, examines the various machines, both conventional and extremely unorthodox, which were used by the early British pioneers, from Sir George Cayley onwards, to lay the foundations of Britain’s prowess in the air. All types are recorded — gliders and powered, from monoplanes to multiplanes, ornithopters, seaplanes, flying-boats and helicopters. The introduction surveys the development of flying in the British Isles during the period, which is covered also by a useful chronology. This is the first time that such a comprehensive record has been made of one country’s pioneer aircraft, and it will prove to be an important addition to British aeronautical literature.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 576 pages. Tags: aeronautics planes aeronautical engineering aeroplanes aviation air lighter craft aerostats airships aircraft industry britain airplanes history
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The Steam Navy of the United States: A History of the Growth of the Steam Vessel of War in the U.S. Navy, and of the Naval Engineer Corps by Frank M. [Marion] Bennett (£72.00)Publisher: Pittsburgh: Warren & Co. — 1896Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fraying to the top corners of both boards. Previous owners' gift inscription to the pastedown. Pages lightly age-tanned. Stitching showing at some leaves, a little strained. Description: Illustrated by way of: Fold-out plans; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 953 pages. Tags: marine engineering history united states naval navy 19th century unit navies ships usa technical supply services logistics architecture ship construction warships engineers
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design by Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland & William P. Robbins (£69.00)Publisher: Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons — 2003Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0471226939]Condition: Near Fine. CD-Rom to pocket inside the front cover unopened. Description: 3rd, media enhanced, edition. Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Offering step-by-step, in-depth coverage, the Third Edition of Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design provides a cohesive presentation of power electronics fundamentals for applications and design in the power range of 500 kW or less.

The text describes a variety of practical and emerging power electronic converters made feasible by the new generation of power semiconductor devices. The new edition is now enhanced with a new CD-ROM, complete with PSpice-based examples, a new magnetics design program, and PowerPoint slides.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. [XVII] 802 pages. Tags: power electronics electric current converters communications engineering electrical semiconductors technology resources education counselling career development 0471226939 9780471226932 621.317
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Data Management for Mobile Computing by Evaggelia Pitoura & George Samaras (£67.00)Publisher: Boston, Dordrecht & London: Kluwer Academic Publishers — 1998Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0792380533]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in publishers original, if tatty, shrink wrap. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". In the Kluwer International Series on Advances in Database Systems series. [IX] 157 pages. Tags: kluwer international series advances database systems mobile computing management databases computers compilers technology engineering telecommunications computer science architecture system administration security cryptography networking communication networks data structures
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Naval Vessels 1887-1945 Mitsubishi Zosen Built by Shizuo Fukui (£64.00)Publisher: Tokyo: Mitsubishi Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd. — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little faded and marked in places. Errata slip appears to have been clipped and pasted in where required with some photos blank, marked as photo required. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [Some pasted on]; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 8½" x 11¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 108 pages. Tags: fukui marine naval engineering ships trade industry manufacturing japan warships shipbuilding mitsubishi
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The American Steel Navy: A Photographic History of the U.S. Navy from the Introduction of the Steel Hull in 1883 to the Cruise of the Great White Fleet, 1907-1909 by John D. Alden (£62.00)Publisher: Annapolis: Naval Institute Press — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0870216813]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is slightly slack. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Plans;Notes: Illustrated by Arthur D. Baker III. Size: 11¾" x 10". Cream boards with Black titling to the Spine. 395 pages. Tags: united states navy history naval forces warfare ships shipping usa 1800 20th century technology engineering aviation
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The Battle of Britain: Then and Now by Edited by Winston G. Ramsey (£57.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain Prints International — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0900913258]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1980] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Ribbon Markers [1]; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Forty years later, After the Battle magazine has ploughed an entirely fresh furrow across this legendary field of human conflict to produce what has now come to be regarded as a memorial to The Few’.

This 816-page book contains over one thousand seven hundred pictures and over half a million words of text contributed by specialists, enthusiasts and historians. It does not attempt to re-tell the story of the battle once again. Instead it has been the Editor’s intention to bring a new aspect to the combat between July 10 — October 31, 1940 through the presentation of comparative ‘then and now’ photographs familiar to readers of After the Battle magazine.

Never before has such detailed coverage been given to the losses of either the Royal Air Force or the Luftwaffe. The graves of RAF aircrew that were killed have been listed, visited by the editorial team and photographed as a complete and lasting record of those that died. The pilots, their memorials, crashes and crash sites, and the aircraft that have survived are profusely illustrated. Twenty of the most famous fighter aerodromes from which they flew have been explored and are described as they were at the time and as they are today, with a particularly detailed account of one typical front line station.

With an extra 96 pages, the Mk II edition brings together all the additional research and information on the battle which has come to light since the book was originally published. Also included is a complete listing of ‘The Few’ — all those aircrew of Fighter Command who participated in the Battle — which is the culmination of more than twenty-five years’ work by John Holloway. Plus illustrated indexes of aircraft and personnel together with a pen portrait of Pilot Officer Keith Gillman — featured on the dustjacket.

No book has ever been published that chronicles the Battle of Britain in this way. Among its pages, men and events, aircraft and aerodromes that have already been consigned to the past are commemorated in the present.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 816 pages. Tags: britain royal air force fighter command history battle pilots british irish second world war military battles campaigns forces warfare engineering aircraft united kingdom aviation graves memorials crash sites raf luftwaffe
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American Battleships, 1886-1923: Predreadnought Design and Construction by John C. Reilly, Jr. & Robert L. Scheina (£56.00)Publisher: London, Melbourne: Arms & Armour Press — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853684464]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the join of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Fold-out plans; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. 259 pages. Tags: battleships united states history navy marine naval engineering ships usa warships
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Handley Page Aircraft Since 1907 Revised by Derek N. James by C. H. [Christopher Henry] Barnes (£56.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851778038]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1976] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “First heard in aviation a few years before the 1914-18 war, the name of Handley Page became one to conjure with when strategic bombing of Rhineland armament factories began in 1917 as a counter-blow to the German submarine blockade of the British Isles. After the war an O/400 and a V/1500 were the first two aircraft to fly all the way from England to India, and soon afterwards Handley Page pioneered commercial air transport services across the English Channel and in China, India and South Africa.

A new generation of twin- and four-engined monoplane bombers — Hampden and Halifax — emerged to challenge Hitler’s ambition between 1935 and 1945, giving rise in turn to the Hastings and Hermes transports of the 1950s; finally the nuclear age produced the Victor transonic bomber, which remains in service as the RAF’s long-range flight refuelling tanker A new line of smaller civil transports began with the acquisition in 1948 of Miles Aircraft Ltd and from the Reading factory stemmed the very successful Dart-Herald.

This book contains photographs, three-view drawings and data of every type of Handley Page aircraft built and flown, as well as many historic project drawings not previously published, and completes the author’s trilogy, which already includes Bristol Aircraft since 1910 and Shorts Aircraft since 1900 in the series.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Putnam Aeronautical Books series. 664 pages. Tags: bombing aircraft hampden halifax handley page airplanes history aeroplanes aeronautical engineering trade industry manufacturing britain aviation air types manufacturer aeroplane manufacture firm united kingdom
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Gli Incrociatori Italiani 1861-1967 by Giorgio Giorgerini & Augusto Nani (£55.00)Publisher: Rome: Ufficio Storico Della Marina Militare — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Italian language text. 2nd edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1964] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 11½" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XV] 704 pages. Tags: nani marine naval engineering ships italy 1900 warships cruisers pursuit
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Gas and Oil Engines: A Concise Account of the Most Important Types by Alfred Kirschke (£51.00)Publisher: London: Scott, Greenwood & Son — 1912Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss to the spine ends, corners and head of the lower panel. Blanks heavily tanned, leaves more lightly so. Description: Number 2 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Advertisements;Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Broadway Engineering Handbooks series. [VIII] 159 pages. Tags: kirschke broadway engineering handbooks chas salter internal combustion engines
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Japanese Aircraft 1910-41 by Robert C. Mikesh & Shorzoe Abe (£51.00)Publisher: London: Putnam Aeronautical Books — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851778402]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a few small indentations toward the top of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941 will almost certainly come to be regarded as one of the truly outstanding works of aviation history. In the preface the authors state ‘For the vast number of Japanese aeroplane types that were built during the period covered by this book, it is disappointing that more has not been written in English about them’.

As a result of massive research the authors have now corrected this shortcoming. The names Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Nakajima and a few others are well known but this work includes descriptions of the products of large numbers of companies and organisations that are known only to a few people outside of Japan.

The aeroplanes covered here range from the single type produced by the Awazu Flight Research Studio, include as would be expected the proliferation of Aichis, Kawanishis, Kawasakis, Mitsubishis and Nakajimas, and ends in alphabetical order with the products from the Naval Air Arsenal at Yokosuka.

Including early privately-built aeroplanes and those produced under licence, this work covers nearly 400 types. Appendices include aircraft of the Pacific war, a comparison of calendars, a bibliography and a glossary.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 293 pages. Tags: airplanes military japan history aeronautics aircraft aeronautical engineering aeroplanes aviation air japanese kawasaki mitsubishi nakajima aichis naval arsenal yokosuka
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Before the Ironclad: Ship Design, Propulsion and Armament in the Royal Navy, 1815-60 by Edited by David K. [Keith] Brown (£50.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851775322]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [14]; Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “In the massive revolution that affected warship design between Waterloo and Warrior, the Royal Navy is often depicted as fiercely resisting every change until it was almost too late, but this new history of the transition from sail to steam challenges these old assumptions.

Beginning with the structural improvements of Robert Seppings, the book traces the gradual introduction of more scientific methods and the advent of steam and the paddle fighting ship, iron hulls and screw propulsion. It analyses the performance of the fleet in the Crimean War, and concludes with the design of Warrior, the first iron-built, sea-going capital ship in the world.

In passing, the author reveals an organisation that was well aware of new technology, carefully evaluating its potential use, and occasionally (as with its enthusiastic espousal of iron hulls) moving too quickly for its own good. Based on much new research, and a lifetime’s understanding of the technical problems, Before the Ironclad is a well-balanced and coherent account of general developments, as well as an in-depth study of the ships themselves.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 217 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history warships 20th century ships 19th marine engines naval architecture screw propulsion propeller warfare shipbuilding technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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Navies of the World: Giving Concise Descriptions of the Plans, Armament and Armour of the Naval Vessels of Twenty of the Principal Nations by Edward W. Very (£49.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1880Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Title page excised. Front and rear hinges starting. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references and preface. Illustrated by way of: Silhouettes; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 10" x 6". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 452 pages. Tags: very history military naval navies technology engineering science
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Project Cancelled: British Aircraft That Never Flew by Derek Wood (£49.00)Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0672521660]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sealed in mylar and a little grubby overall. Previous owners' inscription to the head of the title page. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and slightly musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 253 pages. Tags: great britain aeronautical engineering projects abandonment history research aeronautics aircraft industry military aspects interim fighter development the rocket fighters fairey delta 1000 and trident bomber developments tsr swing-wings supersonics hawker transonic 0672521660 first editions firsts printings 1st
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War in the Air: Aerial Wonders of Our Time: A Pictured History of Flying, Past, Present and Future by J. A. [John Alexander] Hammerton (£45.00)Publisher: London: The Amalgamated Press — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is slightly discoloured in places. Pages lightly age-tanned. Hinges lightly strained by the sheer weight, but a good copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Diagrams; Maps; Photogravures; Plans;Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". Patterned Green boards with Raised Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 804 pages. Tags: hammerton aeronautics aerial operations air fighting warfare domestic trade business organisation aeronautical engineering first war transport industry civil aviation airports aircraft aeroplanes craft aerostats airships military
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Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War by O. G. [Owen Gordon] Thetford (£44.00)Publisher: Letchworth: Harleyford Publications Limited — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the corners and spine ends, tape repair to the foot of the upper panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Fold-out plans; Plans; Also contains a flyer for Air Aces of the 1914-18 War which encloses additional loose leaf plans (not mentioned in the list of available plans in this printing) from Harleyford and others, some hand drawn, from disparate sources.Notes: Illustrated by E. J. Riding. Size: 11" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [V] 127 pages. Tags: thetford riding russell airplanes military war 1914-1918 aerial operations aeronautical engineering first aircraft aeroplanes aviation air
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Back to the Drawing Board: Aircraft That Flew But Never Took Off by Bill Gunston (£44.00)Publisher: Motorbooks International — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0760303169]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “An aircraft designer would, quite obviously, never design an aeroplane that he felt would be either dangerous or unsuitable for its purpose. But designers are so often the victims of accountant’s reports, committee recommendations and severe movement of the goal-posts, that the end-product that takes to the air bears little resemblance to his original concept. This book is a study of some of the examples that, for some reason, became notorious for their inability to fulfil their raison d’etre.

Each aircraft that is included is looked at in depth from several aspects. What was the intended purpose of the aeroplane? Why did the designer reach his conclusion? Why did the machine fail to live up to expectations? The answers to these questions makes for fascinating reading and gives a tantalising insight into the world of aircraft design and construction over the last century.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: airplanes design and construction history science mathematics reference research aircraft transportation technology engineering aviation aerospace air forces warf bill gunston 0760303169 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Multiuser Detection by Sergio Verdu (£44.00)Publisher: Cambridge, New York & Melbourne: Cambridge University Press — 1998Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0521593735]Condition: Very Good. Scattered pencil underlining and marginalia to the first chapter. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. [XXI] 451 pages. Tags: code division multiple access demodulation electronics spread spectrum communications engineering telecommunications technology electrical multiuser detection telecommunication digital
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Tiger Ace: The Life Story of Panzer Commander Michael Wittmann by Gary L. Simpson (£44.00)Publisher: Atglen: Schiffer Military History — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0887405266]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [7]; Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Beige boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 346 pages. Tags: military unit armed forces armies land transport vehicles training education germany pre 1945 second war waffen divisions armoured fighting tanks army panzer regiments engineering manufacture tank pzkw sdkfz 142 div abteilung 101 henschel firm
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English-French and French-English Military and Naval Technical Dictionary by Manuel Charles Maunsell (£43.00)Publisher: Vickers Limited — 1918Binding: Paperback [Card Covers] Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine and less so to the covers. Lightweight paper is a little wrinkled throughout although text is bright and clear. Description: 4th edition.Notes: Size: 6¼" x 3½". 587 pages. Tags: maunsell admiralty war office vickers military engineering terms translations french department ministere guerre
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Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy 1910-1949 by William T. Larkins (£42.00)Publisher: Atglen: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0764300881]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “This thorough study of the history, development and service of floatplanes carried on battleships and cruisers documents a long neglected subject for the first time in over 400 photographs. From the 1920s through World War II, aircraft operating from catapults were used for spotting gunfire and scouting ahead of the fleet Flying these planes was unique and the dramatic launching and recovery operations are covered by both photographs and text. Colors and markings are detailed and special attention has been paid to images showing catapult and ship details for both the ship and aircraft modeller. The assignment of all aircraft by type, totals, squadrons and ships is given annually from 1924 to 1949. In addition to rare photos of all of the experimental aircraft that were tested for this purpose, an additional chapter covers floatplanes used on small ships and submarines.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Schiffer Military/Aviation History series. 272 pages. Tags: schiffer military aviation history united states navy floatplanes battleships cruisers airplanes catapult ship details experimental aircraft 1910-1949 air forces warfare vehicles engineering technology
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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£42.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight rippling to the foot of the leaves, possibly caused by slight damp at some time, but inoffensive. Description: Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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The Last Sailing Battlefleet: Maintaining Naval Mastery 1815-1850 by Andrew Lambert (£39.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851775918]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 214 pages. Tags: britain royal navy battleships ships naval history 19th century architecture art science wooden navies military equipment warships sailing warfare shipping weapons maritime united kingdom engineering marine construction
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Composite Materials in Maritime Structures. Volume 2 Practical Considerations by Edited by R. A. Shenoi & J. F. Wellicome (£37.00)Publisher: Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 052145154X]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in original publishers shrink wrap. Description: Number 5 in the series. The material was compiled for the 18th WEGEMT Graduate School held in the University of Southampton in March 1993.

From the cover: “The two volumes that comprise this work provide a comprehensive guide and source book on the marine use of composite materials. This second volume, Practical Considerations, examines how the theory can be used in the design and construction of marine structures, including ships, boats, offshore structures and other deep-ocean installations. Areas covered in this second volume include design, the role of adhesives, fabrication techniques and operational aspects such as response to slam loads and fatigue performance. The final three chapters of the book cover regulatory aspects of design, quality and safety assessment and management and organisation.

These volumes will provide an introduction to this important and fast-growing area for students and researchers in naval architecture and maritime engineering. It will also be of value to practising engineers as comprehensive reference book.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Cambridge Ocean Technology series. [XV] 306 pages. Tags: wellicome 052145154x cambridge ocean technology 9780521451543 620 4162 marine engineering materials fiber reinforced plastics fiber-reinforced ship design naval architecture
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Shorts Aircraft Since 1900 by C. H. Barnes (revised By Derek N. James) (£36.00)Publisher: London: Putnam Aeronautical Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851778194]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1967] Jacket illustration: Keith Woodcock's original painting shows Short Sunderland MR 5 RN273 of No 201 Squadron, RAF, taking off one evening from Sullom Voe, Shetland, in September 1952. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “From the first spherical balloons made by Eustace and Oswald Short, the author traces the brothers’ progress as engineers to the Aero Club till Wilbur Wright’s arrival in France in 1908 and their consequent change-over from balloons to aeroplanes — a decision endorsed by their eldest brother Horace, who joined them to set up the world’s first aircraft production line.

Their rapid expansion as aircraft suppliers to the Royal Navy and their notable progress with deck-launching, folding wings, buoyancy bags and sprung floats led to enormous production of the famous Short Type 184 during World War I, in which period the firm also built rigid airships.

Oswald Short’s pioneering work with a successful series of metal hulled flying-boats is described and their operational histories recorded.

Appendices list all Shorts’ constructors’ numbers, serials and registration marks. The book contains specifications for all Short types and variants, and complete lists to date of type designations and preliminary designs.

For this new edition the section on unbuilt projects has been expanded and the post-1945 story of Rochester’s last days and Northern Ireland’s new industry has been carried down to the present. The Skyvan and Belfast chapters have been up-dated and the 330, Sherpa and 360 have been added to the aircraft coverage, as well as notes on the forthcoming Tucano.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 560 pages. Tags: short airplanes history british flying-boats firm aeronautical engineering trade industry manufacturing britain aircraft aeroplanes aviation air types manufacturer aeroplane manufacture united kingdom shorts
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The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy AD 897-1984 by E. H. H. [Edward Hunter Holmes] Archibald (£36.00)Publisher: Poole: Blandford Press — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713713488]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Originally published in two volumes: The Wooden Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy AD 897-1860, 1968 & The Metal Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 1860-1970, 1971. Contains: Facsimiles; Colour plates; Black & white drawings; Colour drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Glossary; Cutaways; Silhouettes; Appendices [8];Notes: Illustrated by Ray Woodward. Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 416 pages. Tags: archibald ray woodward britain royal navy history warships battleships armed forces ships marine naval engineering 0713713488 9780713713480
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D.H.: An Outline of de Havilland History by C. [Cecil] Martin Sharp (£34.00)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tape repairs to the reverse of the foot of both panels. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [11]; Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “This full story of de Havilland marks the fiftieth anniversary of Sir Geoffrey’s first successful flight. It is probably the most complete history so far written of any organization in the aircraft industry.

Mr. Martin Sharp insists that he has recorded only the bare facts. The facts about de Havilland are rich and poignant. In not seeking to embellish them, but setting out to give them fully and objectively, he has produced a book of absorbing interest.

The reader will form his opinion of the men, their products, their industry, from what they actually did and said, and not from ideas that an author might advance. He will sense the spirit, emanating from de Havilland and the team around him, which has pervaded the whole world-wide organization. The student will find a narrative well indexed and supported by appendices of data on aircraft and engine types, lists of notable flights and records.

The story of the first jet airliner, with the technical outcome of the Comet inquiry, is authentically told for the first time.

Every phase of the saga of half a century is here described, from the spring day in 1908 when de Havilland journeyed to Oxford and gently won his grandfather’s financial help to build a flying machine. In that moment the de Havilland Enterprise was born. Now it is building a missile capable of launching a satellite into orbit around the Earth.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 419 pages. Tags: havilland aircraft company history aeronautics business enterprises britain industry trade manufacturing aeronautical engineering aeroplane manufacture aeroplanes aviation construction engines air types manufacturer firm aerospace
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Probabilistic Methods of Signal and System Analysis by George R. Cooper & Clare D. McGillem (£34.00)Publisher: New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press — 1999Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0195123549]Condition: Very Good. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted. Slight spring to the boards. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 3rd edition, 4th printing, Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. In the Oxford Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering series. [XIII] 480 pages. Tags: computer engineering probabilities system analysis statistical methods signal processing physics computing systems probability statistics design mathematical theory computation communications telecommunications technology computers electronics 0195123549 9780195123548
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The Crowded Sky: An Anthology of Flight from the Beginnings to the Age of the Guided Missile by Edited by Neville Duke & Edward Lanchbery (£34.00)Publisher: London: Cassell & Co. Ltd. — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a small tape repair at the foot of the lower panel to the join and further closed tears at the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with spotting to the blanks. Description: From the cover: “Man’s longing to fly is as old as history. The wish to escape from the earth and soar with the birds recurs in Biblical verse and ancient legend, but it was Leonardo da Vinci who first considered the practical problems involved. From da Vinci to Colonel Frank Everest, Jr. , ‘the fastest man alive’, who in 1956 flew the Bell X-2 rocket plane at nearly two thousand miles an hour, this anthology of prose and poetry takes in its stride every conceivable branch of aviation, including the first faltering experiments, and the heyday of the balloon and the airship (there is an absorbing description taken from Nevil Shute’s autobiography of the testing of the R. 100, whose sister ship the R. 101 went to her doom so soon afterwards). Beside Bleriot’s exciting story are con-temporary newspaper accounts of Britain’s first air meetings and early flying clubs, and all else which has gone to make up the panorama of aviation through the ages. The First World War brought the greatest single challenge to the improvement of the aeroplane, and is seen here from the points of view of both Allied and German air aces. But flying was still in its infancy, at a time when the officer in command of the aeroplane gave the signal to descend by means of a smack on his pilot’s helmet! From the first World War to the second, with its roll of immortal names, among them Guy Gibson, Pierre Clostermann and Cheshire, V. C.; and finally to peace and the age of jet aircraft. In a section entitled Wings of Peace the editors show that to some, flying is an escape from the cares of the earth and a retreat that gives spiritual solace. So we come up-to-date with today’s test pilot, exploring new regions of speed and altitude, and developing test flying into a skilled and complicated science.

Here is a book to be dipped into again and again for its tales of high adventure, of the incredible audacity of men battling against the eternal forces of nature, and of the progress of aviation from its humble beginnings to its present vast complexity.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XV] 421 pages. Tags: lanchbery aeronautics literature prose poetry aerial operations air fighting warfare aeronautical engineering fiction anthologies verse poems aircraft aeroplanes aviation fictional drama
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Towards Holistic Agriculture: A Scientific Approach by R. W. Widdowson (£34.00)Publisher: Oxford: Pergamon Press — 1987Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0080342116]Condition: Good. Faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Top edge of the text block spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; This book explains the use of an ecological way of farming with modern practical applications, to make the fullest use of land resources and the best utilisation of available capital and labour.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lady Eve Balfour. Size: 9¼" x 6". Pictorial boards. [XI] 187 pages. Tags: organic farming agriculture agricultural ecology methods organiculture technology engineering soil cultivations mineral fraction matter symbiotic fixation conversion nitrogen nitrate ethylene cycle
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Building Construction and Drawing by George A. Mitchell; A. M. Mitchell; (£33.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1945Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with spotting to the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fading to the boards. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: A Textbook On The Methods And Details Of Modern Construction For The Use Of Students And Practical Men Based On The Work Originally Compiled By The Late Charles F. Mitchell. Part I: Elementary Course — designed to meet the requirements of students entering for the Examinations of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Chartered Surveyors’ institution, the Institute of Builders, the Auctioneers’ Institute, the City and Guilds of London Technical Institute, the Civil Service and other Technical Examining Bodies, including the National Certificate for Builders. Seventeenth Edition, Revised and Enlarged With over 1,200 lllustrations.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5¼". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 528 pages. Tags: Brickwork masonry pillars girders joints carpentry floors partitions wood roofs composite roofs steel roofs joinery roof coverings slating tiling building quantities structural engineer drainage sanitation gothic architecture carpentry stairbuilding handrailing steel design measuring building work architectural surveyors’ hand tables data memoranda building bye laws building specifications plastering carpentry workshop engineering formulae
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Institution of Civil Engineers Arbitration Practice by G. Hawker; J. Uff; C. Timms; (£33.00)Publisher: Thomas Telford — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0727702475]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: The original 1973 edition of the ICE Arbitration Procedure with its notes for guidance was welcomed as a concise and readable summary of arbitration practice as it then existed. This 1983 edition is much enlarged and, for reasons touched on later, contains many powers and procedures not previously available. Our intention has again been to produce a concise, readable and above all useful book for those who find themselves embroiled in civil engineering disputes. We do not seek to supplant the standard works on arbitration or construction law. Rather have we concentrated on the practical problems which experience has shown can lead to difficulty. 244pp. Index. Size: 8vo Royal (9¾" x 6¼")
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Measurement of Responsibility: A Study of Work, Payment and Individual Capacity by Elliott Jaques (£33.00)Publisher: Tavistock Publications — 1956Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short tears, a little loss at the spine ends and a 1" closed tear to the head of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Small name sticker to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “THE MEASUREMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY presents perhaps the most funda mental approach yet achieved to the recurring individual and social stresses which disturb the industrial scene. Its theme is that one of the central factors underlying these disturbances is the absence of any objective and agreed method of assessing the re sponsibility carried by individuals at their work.

In the course of practical work by the author in collaboration with members of the Glacier Metal Com pany (an engineering concern), a re definition of the problem has emerged. What is experienced by individuals as level or weight or size of responsi bility has been observed to be con nected solely with the discretion they are required to exercise in doing their work. It has furthermore been dis covered that level of responsibility can be measured objectively and pre cisely by the maximum span of time during which an individual is expected to exercise discretion on his own account until his use of discretion is subjected to review.

By using this measurement — which he terms the time-span of discretion — Dr. Jaques has noted that individuals carrying the same maximum time-span in their work demand—quite independently — as a fair and just return for their work, precisely the same earnings and the same status, regardless of the type of work con cerned. He concludes from these findings that an unrecognized wage and salary structure is operated in tuitively in industry. But because it is unrecognized, departures from it are likely. And it is precisely such de partures which lead to trouble.

In the light of his findings, the author re-examines the meaning of work, of payment for work, and of the capacity of individuals to exercise discretion and discharge responsibility.

The methods described, and the results already obtained from their use, may indicate a route towards the resolution of some aspects of the industrial unrest and individual dis satisfaction with work which are such a crippling feature of modern industrial life. The book, in style as well as in content, is intended for economists, sociologists, political scientists, psychologists, and other social scientists — as well as industrial ists, trade unionists, government officials, and other administrators who are concerned with these problems.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIII] 143 pages. Tags: analysis ayrshire benefits company employee evaluation fixing fringe general glacier industrial industries job kilmarnock metals metal-workers method occupational personnel psychology rate remuneration responsibility science scotland social sociology span time wages work
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Planning, Estimating and Ratefixing by A. C. Whitehead (£33.00)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. DJ lightly soiled with a little edgewear. Price Clipped. Bruised at head, tail and corners. Internally bright and clean.Description: An authoritative book which gives everyone concerned with engineering production a reliable guide for estimating their own production routine and costs. 310pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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The Institute Of Engineering Inspection Proceedings Session 1927-1928 by Anon. (£33.00)Publisher: London: The Institute Of Engineering Inspection — 1929Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with some fading. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. 1" split to the joint of the rear pastedown.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and fold-outs. • Electric Power Cables And Recent Developments By C. M. Read • Elutriation As An Aid To Engineering Inspection By Leonard Andrews • Presidential Address By H. J. Davey • Some Interesting Points In The Operation Of Dielectrics By P. Dunsheath • A Limit System In Relation To Production And Inspection, And Some Inspection Problems By L. Nicholson • Report Of The Council To Annual General Meeting • Low Temperature Carbonisation By Reginald P. Wilson And C. H. Parker • List Of Council, 1928-1929 •Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 239 pages. Tags: electric power cables developments elutriation aid engineering inspection dielectrics production problems report council annual meeting temperature carbonisation
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The Institute Of Engineering Inspection Proceedings Session 1929-1930 by Anon. (£33.00)Publisher: London: The Institute Of Engineering Inspection — 1931Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with some fading. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and fold-outs. • The Chemical Laboratory In Inspection By E. F. Law • Saws; Their Manufacture And Some Hints On Their Use By T. W. Willis • The Anderson Rotary Piston Engine By John H. Clarke • Optical Aids To Engineering Inspection By Professor A. F. C. Pollard • Centrifugal Borehole And Deepwell Pumping Machinery By J. J. O’Neal • The Trend Of Development In Railway Signalling By Capt. B. H. Peter • List Of Council, 1930-1931 •Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 175 pages. Tags: chemical laboratory inspection law manufacture rotary piston engine optical aids engineering centrifugal borehole deepwell pumping machinery development railway signalling council
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The Institute Of Engineering Inspection Proceedings Session 1930-1931 by Anon. (£33.00)Publisher: London: The Institute Of Engineering Inspection — 1932Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with some fading. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and fold-outs. • A Practical Application Of British Standard Limits And Fits To Locomotive Construction By Edwin Harle • Some Legal Clauses And Consequences Of Engineering Contracts By Charles L. Nordon • Power Station Efficiencies By Percy E. Rycroft • The Metal-Clad Principle For Electrical Switchgear By John R. Cowie • Steel Foundry Welding By V. Gordon Pearson • Motor Racing And Its Influence On Technical Design By Lt. -Col. J. T. C. Moore-Brabazon • List Of Council, 1931-1932 •Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 177 pages. Tags: british standards locomotive construction engineering contracts power station steel foundry welding technical design
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The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station by Lorraine Diehl (£33.00)Publisher: The Stephen Greene Press (Vermont) — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0828906033]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “New York City’s Pennsylvania Station, conceived as a symbol of the wealth and power of America’s mightiest railroad, became a national monument during its short life. This history of the famous depot is not only a story of the superb achievement of architect Charles Pollen Me Kin, but also a tale of human struggle and of a complex and dangerous engineering triumph. Lorraine Diehl’s lively, authoritative text, together with vintage photographs and drawings, recaptures the classical grandeur of the building and the drama and turbulence of its times — from the sunny pre — World War I era through 1963, when it was destroyed in the appalling act of civic vandalism that spurred the modern Landmark Preservation movement.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Kent Barwick. Size: 11" x 8½". 168 pages. Tags: pennsylvania station new york history mckim mead white railroad stations united states pictorial works buildings structures american architecture public commercial industrial lorraine diehl kent barwick 0828906033
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Weyers Flottentaschenbuch by Alexander Bredt (£33.00)Publisher: Munchen: J. F. Lehmanns — 1957Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Upper plastic cover creased at the foot with a tear to the pastedown resulting. Text complete, clean and tight. Laid in scale guide (?) a little tanned. Description: German language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Advertisements;Notes: Illustrated by Erich Gröner. Size: 7¾" x 5". 356 pages. Tags: bredt marine naval engineering ships serials germany october annuals yearbooks calendars
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