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GUNPOWDER: THE HISTORY OF AN INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Written by Brenda J. Buchanan.
Stock no. 1824563
Published by Bath University Press. 1st 1996. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A comprehensive coverage of gunpowder making at international level, revealing the problems faced in its manufacture and showing the world-wide significance of gunpowder, in terms of the transfer of ideas and techniques and the transport of raw materials and finished goods. Based upon papers contributed by many of the leading authorities in the field, attending The Gunpowder Symposium of 1994 at the University of Bath, edited by Brenda Buchanan. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations and diagrams. ISBN: 0861971248. Corners lightly bumped. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper spine faded.
Contains: The Struggle for Mastery In Europe Volumes I (1848-1878) and II (1878-1914); The First World War and its Aftermath 1914-1919; The Origins of the Second World War 1919-1939 and The Second World War and Its Aftermath 1939-1948. Second printing. A lovely set contained in publisher's slipcase which has a small 1" split to lower open edge (caused by weight of books) and is lightly scuffed.
3 volume set. The Early Centuries; The Decline and Fall; The Apogee. Different colour cloths for each volume with black and gilt decorations. Colour plates. A lovely set contained in publisher's slipcase which is in very good condition being scuffed, bubbled on the rear, and a small knock to closed vertical edge.
TEMPORARY SITE BELLFOUNDING TECHNOLOGY AND THE ITNERANT BELLFOUNDER'S TECHNIQUE
Written by Trevor S. Jennings. Illustrated by Emma Francesca Hamlin.
Stock no. 1824511
Published by T.S. Jennings. 1st 2006. Nearly fine condition.
The archaeological and archival evidence in Great Britain and Europe before 1850. This book explores ways in which itinerant bellfounders carried out their business. Large format. Cream cardwraps. Colour frontis and b/w line drawings. ISBN: 9780950007687. A lovely copy.
This book returns the world in the year prior to the Great War to its contemporary freshness, its future still undecided, its outlook still open. Told through the stories of twenty-three cities, the author presents a panoramic view of a world crackling with possibilities. Black paper boards, silver title to spine. A few b/w photos in the text. ISBN: 9781847922267. Price-cut dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased across top.
Second edition (revised and reset). Green cloth with burgundy and gilt title label to spine. 224 text pages plus b/w photos and plates. ISBN: 0571046932. Ex-lib with library stamp to publisher's page. New endpapers. Contents are well fingered. Spine bumped. Dustwrapper is just a little rubbed at edges.
Introduction by Roy Strong. Brown pictorial cloth with black title block with gilt title to spine. Endpapers are maps of Central Europe 1618. Colour & b/w illustrations. Top edge brown. 508 pages includes index. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase which has a few minor scuffs.
A survey by Thomas Balston and over 100 engravings by Eric Gill, Eric Ravilious, Gordon Craig, Robert Gibbings, Joan Hassall and other contemporary wood-engravers. Blue cloth boards with gilt title, brown patterned paper boards. B/w and colour wood engravings. 84 pages. Boards nicea nd bright, a little rubbed to corners. Browning to endpapers and prelims else contents clean. Beige pictorial dustwrapper is browned.
CLONTARF: IRISH HISTORIC TOWNS ATLAS: DUBLIN SUBURBS No. 1
Written by Colm Lennon; et al.
Stock no. 2140960
Published by Royal Irish Academy. 1st IRELAND 2018. Very good condition.
Large format. Card wraps. B/w and colour maps and illustrations. ISBN: 9781908997722. Creasing to covers with pencil mark to front cover; bumping to corners. Contents are still excellent!
ANCIENT IRISH HISTORIES: THE WORKS OF SPENCER, CAMPION, HANMER, AND MARLENBURROUGH (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Edmund Spencer; Meredith Hanmer.
Stock no. 2140826
Published by Kennikat Press. 1970. Almost very good condition.
Green cloth with black title labels to spines. Kennikat Press Scholarly Reprints Series. ISBN: 0804607672. Spotting to covers. A bit of bowing to covers. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.
THE QUEEN'S LAST MAP-MAKER: RICHARD BARTLETT IN IRELAND, 1600-3
Written by J.H. Andrews.
Stock no. 2140823
Published by Geography Publications. Circa 2008. Very good condition.
Large oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour and b/w maps. ISBN: 9780906602430. Light bumping and wear to spine and corners.
TREASURES OF THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY LIBRARY
Written by Bernadette Cunningham; Siobhan Fitzpatrick.
Stock no. 2140822
Published by Royal Irish Academy. 1st IRELAND 2009. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Brown cloth with silver title to spine. Colour photos. ISBN: 9781904890546. Some foxing and browning to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few nicks; some browning and foxing.