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STRUCTURES: OR WHY THINGS DON'T FALL DOWN
Written by J.E. Gordon; Jonathan Glancey.
Stock no. 1823624
Published by Folio Society. Circa 2013. Nearly fine condition.

For everyone who having accepted his basic premise that 'everything is structure', finds the Parthenon beautiful and wishes to know why a bat can fly into a rose bush without tearing its wings. Blue cloth, white title to spine and green design to front cover. 384 pages (including index). Colour and b/w photos. Introduced by Jonathan Glancey. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap which is lightly scuffed. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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BUILDING THE RAILWAYS OF THE RAJ 1850-1900
Written by Ian J. Kerr.
Stock no. 2137525
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st thus 1997. Very good condition.

Oxford Indian Paperbacks. Card wraps. B/w photos. 254 pages. ISBN: 0195642384. Spine is creased and faded. Some marks to outer page edges.

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A HISTORY OF ENGINEERING METROLOGY
Written by Kenneth J. Hume.
Stock no. 2137373
Published by Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited. 1st 1980. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Yellow cloth with purple title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0852984480. Light browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased and unevenly faded; especially faded to spine and edges.

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CHEETAH IX AERO-ENGINE
No author listed.
Stock no. 1823549
Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1940. Good condition.

Air Publication 1526A Volume I, 2nd Edition December, 1937. Reprinted April, 1940 with A.L. I incorporated. A complete description of the engine together with running and repair notes. Blue cloth spine (no title), blue paper boards with title to front board. B/w photos and fold-out diagrams. Boards heavily rubbed, spine rubbed and starting to split at edges. One fold-out diagram has a closed tear (no loss). A few grubby marks to contents.

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BRITISH STEAM LOCOMOTIVE BUILDERS
Written by James W. Lowe.
Stock no. 2137297
Published by Pen & Sword Transport. 2014. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Reprint edition (originally published in 1975). B/w photos. ISBN: 9781473822894. Wrapper is lightly edge-creased with a couple of tiny nicks.

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THE PEAK FOREST CANAL AND RAILWAY: AN ENGINEERING AND BUSINESS HISTORY
Written by Grahame Boyes; Brian Lamb.
Stock no. 1823535
Published by Railway And Canal Historical Society. 1st 2012. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The history of the Canal Mania project on which its engineer, Benjamin Outram, perfected his professional skills. The canal and railway were part of a vertically-integrated business enterprise that opened up the Peak District's enormous limestone deposits, establishing a major industry that continues to prosper, still in its original location, over two hundred years later. Light brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and some colour photos and maps. ISBN: 9780901461599.

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THE HIGH GIRDERS
Written by John Prebble.
Stock no. 2136767
Published by Secker & Warburg. 1st 1956. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

B/w photos. The story of the Tay Bridge disaster in 1879. Page browning. Wrapper is edge-creased with a couple of small tears/chips; damp stained to rear panel.

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THE ROYAL DOCKYARDS 1690-1850: ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING WORKS OF THE SAILING NAVY
Written by Jonathan Coad.
Stock no. 2136651
Published by Scolar Press. 1st 1989. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Blue boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0859678032. Bumping to spine and some corners. Small sticker to front pastedown. Wrapper is edge-creased with fading to some edges.

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BUILDING A RAILWAY: BOURNE TO SAXBY
Written by Stewart E. Squires; Ken Hollamby.
Stock no. 1823451
Published by The Boydell Press. 1st 2009. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The Lincoln Record Society Volume 98. Nineteenth-century photographs, juxtaposed with the same scenes taken in today's world, bringing the building of a Lincolnshire railway vividly to life. Includes biography of Charles Stansfield Wilson (1844-1893) who was the engineer who supervised the civil works on the railway line from Bourne to Saxby and whose photos are featured. Large format. Cream cloth boards, gilt titles. Colour and sepia photos. ISBN: 9780901503862. Small pressure mark to vertical open edge of front board and front panel of dustwrapper.

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THE HARVEYS OF HALE
Written by Edmund Vale.
Stock no. 1322501
Published by D. Bradford Barton. 1st 1966. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Engine builders, shipwrights and merchants of Cornwall. Pale blue boarsd, silver title to spine. B/w photos. 356 pages. Spine is bumped with some fading at lower edge. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn and price-cut (new publishers price sticker of £4.95) above.

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BENJAMIN OUTRAM 1764-1805: AN ENGINEERING BIOGRAPHY
Written by R.B. Schofield.
Stock no. 1823411
Published by Merton Priory Press. 1st 2000. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Biography of an engineer. B/w photos. Outram worked on canals and railways as well as establishing an iron company. ISBN: 1898937427. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and front edge of spine.

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PORSCHE 917 ARCHIVE AND WORKS CATALOGUE 1968-1975
Written by Walter Naher.
Stock no. 2136580
Published by Delius Klasing Verlag. 1st thus 2014. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The development and refinement of the legendary Porsche 917 race car in painstaking technical detail, backed by original company documentation. The resulting Works Catalogue lists each of the 65 chassis and their individual fates. English edition. Large oblong format. Black boards, silver titles and vignette to front. B/w & colour photos. ISBN: 9783768838375. A few small marks to covers. Contents are excellent! Fold-out wrapper has scuffing and wear, with a few marks.

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