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This file contains a complete list of our industrial history books arranged alphabetically by author:

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Allen D N de G and Southwell R V  Relaxation Methods Applied to Determine the Motion, in Two Dimensions, of a Viscous Fluid Past a Fixed Cylinder, reprinted from Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, Vol.8, Part 2, June 1955, p129-145.  Pb.  VG-.  Technical paper.  £2.95

Allen G C  British Industries and their Organization, Longmans, Green & Co., 1964 impression of 1959 edition, pp332. Hard Cover.  VG on a VG- dust wrapper.  Following a general survey of industrial change since WWI, Professor Allen traces the fortunes of the coal, iron & steel, engineering, shipbuilding, car, textiles & building industries from 1918 until 1958.  £3.95

Allen V L  Power in Trade Unions A Study of their Organization in Great Britain, Longmans, Green & Co., 1954, pp323. VG/VG. A detailed study of union government. £5.95

Allen V L  Trade Unions and the Government, Longmans, Green & Co., 1960, pp326. VG/VG. Deals historically and analytically with the relationships between trade unions and central government in Britain. £6.95

Ashbury, Raymond (Editor)  Libraries and the Book Trade, Clive Bingley, London, 1967, pp194. F/F. Symposium held at Liverpool School of Librarianship, May 1967 with sessions on publishing, censorship and book selling. Papers by John Boon, Hans Schmoller, Maurice Smith, Charles Skilton, Terence Jones, Michael Wace, John Calder, Robert Fordham, James Carter, F T Bell, Alan Watson, Michael Parnell and Edward Roberts. £5.95

Ashworth, William  An Economic History of England  1870 - 1939, 1967, pp438.  Generally VG in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a small tear in the dust wrapper.  A standard economic history for the period.  £2.95

Atterbury, Paul and McKenzie, Julia  A Golden Adventure - The First 50 Years of Ultramar, Hurtwood, 1985, pp287. Large format with extensive coloured and b/w illustrations. Several small internally repaired tears in dw else VG+/VG. The history of a British international oil company operating on five continents with revenue of over £3 billion in 1984. £5.95

Bailey, Brian  The Industrial Heritage of Britain, Ebury, 1982, pp208. Hb. VG/VG. "A practical illustrated guide to industrial history, detailing the buildings and sites that can be seen today." £3.95

Baker, Allan C  Stationary Steam Engines: Industrial Heritage Album 1, Allan T. Condie, 1990, pp32. Large Format Pb. VG. A collection of well-captioned illustrations. £3.95

Barbey M F  Civil Engineering Heritage: Northern England, Thomas Telford, 1986, pp178. Pb. VG-. Superficial creasing to the covers. An illustrated survey of significant civil engineering works compiled by the Panel for Historical Engineering Works of the Institution of Civil Engineers. £4.95

Barker T C  The Glassmakers Pilkington: the Rise of an International Company 1826-1976, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977, pp557. Small 1cm repaired tear at top right corner of dust wrapper else VG/VG. An erudite history of Pilkington written by a Professor of Economic History at the University of London. £12.50

Barnard R W  A Century of Service:  The Story of the Prudential 1848-1948, pp139, 1948.  No dw.  Slight dents on edge of the front and rear covers else VG.  A history of the Prudential Insurance Company with the Prudential crest on the front cover.  £3.95

Barnes G W and Stevens, Thomas  The History of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, 19th edition, pp45.  First published in 1928.  Pb.  Generally "Very Good" but with some brown marks on the front cover.  "Full details of construction and items of interest with illustrations."  £2.95

Barr, Robert and Jephcott, Mark  Robert Barr 1875 to 2001, pp90.  Published privately by the company.  Large format pb.  Fine.  A pictorial history of a Scottish soft drinks company, famous for its Irn-Bru.  £3.95

Barty-King, Hugh  The Baltic Exchange: Baltick Coffee House to Baltic Exchange 1744 – 1994, Quiller Press, 1994, pp177.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  "In 1744 the owners of a coffee house in Threadneedle Street in London changed its name from the Virginia and Maryland to the Virginia and Baltick. That change effectively marks the beginning of what is now the Baltic Exchange. This book traces the events of the 250 years that have passed since then, and looks closely at the commercial world in which members of the Exchange now operate."  £5.95

Bealey, Frank  The Post Office Engineering Union, The history of the Post Office engineers 1870-1970, Bachman and Turner, pp432. VG with glazed boards. Professor Turner provides a scholarly history of the union. £5.95

Beckett, Derrick  Great Buildings of the World: Bridges, Paul Hamlyn, 1969, pp191 with over 200 illustrations & sketches and twelve full-page colour plates.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  After a general introduction, twelve of the world's greatest bridges are discussed in detail.  £4.95

Bellman, Harold  Bricks and Mortals, Hutchinson, 1949, pp228.  No dw.  VG.  A Study of the Building Society Movement and the Abbey National Society 1849-1949.  £3.95

Bennett, Eric  The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights of the City of London, 1670-1970, D&C, 1970.  Hb.  VG+/VG+.  £4.95

Bennett, Richard  Battersea Works 1856-1956, The Morgan Crucible Company, 1956, pp67.  Dust wrapper slightly discoloured around the edges else VG/VG.  Published to commemorate 100 years of a specialist manufacturer that produced crucibles, brushes for electric motors, resistors used in electronic equipment and other specialist carbon products.  £4.95

Beswick M  Brickmaking in Sussex: A History and Gazetteer, Middleton Press, 2nd edition 2001, pp246. Pb. VG+.  A well-researched and authoritative history of the 2000-year-old brick manufacturing industry in Sussex. £12.50

Bick, David  Dylife: A Famous Welsh Lead Mine, The Pound House, 2nd revised and enlarged edition 1985, pp32.  Inscription.  Pb. VG.  An illustrated history of a Welsh lead mine that was located high in the mountains between Llanidloes and Machynlleth.  £4.95

Bick, David  The Old Metal Mines of Mid-Wales: Part 1 & 2 Cardiganshire -South of Goginan, The Pound House, 2nd edition 1992, pp104.  Inscription.  Pb.  VG.  Some superficial rubbing near the head of the spine.  The first two parts of a standard work on the history and industrial archaeology of the old mines of Mid-Wales. This is second edition that combines Part 1 Cardiganshire - South of Devils Bridge and Part 2 Cardiganshire - The Rheidol to Goginan under a single cover.  £5.95

Bick, David  The Old Metal Mines of Mid-Wales: Part 3 Cardiganshire - North of Goginan, The Pound House, 2nd edition 1988, pp72.  Inscription.   Pb.  VG.  Part 3 of a standard work on the history and industrial archaeology of the old mines of Mid-Wales.  £4.95

Billington, David P  Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, Princeton University Press, 1979, pp146.  The name of the previous owner has been stamped inside the front cover.  "Largish" landscape format Pb.  VG.  Sight wear to the corners of the covers. "The book focuses on a small number of the most significant works of Robert Maillart; its principal goal is to explore structural form as it arises out of aesthetic feelings and scientific ideas."  A copy of the following scientific paper has been inserted at the front: Deck-Stiffened Arch Bridges of Robert Maillart by David P Billington, Journal of the Structural Division, July 1973.  £8.50

Birnie, Arthur  An Economic History of Europe 1760-1939, Methuen, 7th edition 1962, pp281.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A standard text, with an epilogue describing events immediately after WW2.  First published in 1930£4.95

Bishop, James  The Sedgwick Story, Sedgwick, 1998, pp144.  Pb.  VG+.  A history of the insurance brokers, Segwick’s from the foundation of the company in 1879 until it was taken over by Marsh and McLennan in 1997.  £3.95

Blackham, Robert J (Colonel)  The Soul of the City:  London’s Livery Companies,  Their Storied Past, Their Living Present, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., pp358.  No date.  First published in 1931.  Inscription.   No dust wrapper.  VG-.  Top and bottom of spine bumped.  A comprehensive popular history dealing with both the twelve major companies and the sixty-five lesser livery companies.  £5.95

Blainey, Geoffrey  The Rise of Broken Hill, MacMillan, 1968, pp184 plus 86 plates. Hb. Fair/Fair. Ex -library with pastedowns removed. A history of one of the world's great mining fields at Broken Hill, Australia where silver, lead and zinc have been mined for over 85 years.  £4.95

Booth A J  A Railway History of Denaby & Cadeby Collieries, Industrial Railway Society, 1990, pp130.  Card Covers.  VG.  A well-researched history of the two "sister" pits at Denby in Yorkshire.  £10.50

Bower, Tom  Tiny Rowland:  A Rebel Tycoon, Heinemann, 1993, pp659.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  "This is an account of the life and career of the entrepreneur, Tiny Rowland, the head of Lonrho and the owner of The Observer.  It is a story of empire-building, unresolved mystery, commercial skulduggery, financial acumen, and confrontations with a succession of governments in Europe, America and Africa.  The book reflects not only the fortunes of an individualist, but the ambitions, machinations and limitations of an array of power-brokers in the City, Whitehall, Wall Street and elsewhere in the world."  £4.95

Bracegirdle, Brian  The Darbys and the Ironbridge Gorge, D&C, 1974, pp112.  Great Engineers & Their Works Series.  Hb. Fine/VG+.  A beautiful and fully informed photographic record of the work of the Darbys and their famous iron foundry.  £4.95

Bradley, Keith  Phone Wars: The Story of Mercury Communications, Century Business, London, 1992, pp271.  Hb.  VG/VG. A study of Mercury and its struggle with BT undertaken by the Business Performance Group at LSE.  £5.95

Brake, Ted  Men of Good Character: A History of the Sheet Metal Workers, Coppersmiths, Heating and Domestic Engineers, Lawrence & Wishart, 1985, pp446. VG/VG. A comprehensive history signed by George Guy, the union General Secretary. £8.50

Brayne, Chris  The Yorkshire Bomber Story, York & Country Press, pp30. In association with The Yorkshire Air Museum. Pb. VG. Four staple marks in the top corner of the front cover. A series of articles commemorating the achievements of the bomber crews who flew from Yorkshire airfields during the 1939-45 war. £3.95

Brendon, Piers  Thomas Cook: 150 Years of Popular Tourism, Secker & Warburg, 1991, pp372.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of the company that pioneered popular tourism.  £5.95

Briggs, Asa  Marks and Spencer 1884-1984, pp128.  Large Format.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  An illustrated centenary history.  £5.95

Briggs, Asa  The Power of Steam: An illustrated history of the world's steam age, Michael Joseph, 1982, pp208 with 200 illustrations.  "Largish" format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  "The story of steam power from its beginnings in the ancient world to the steam preservation movement of today."  £3.95

Briggs, Asa  Wine for Sale:  Victoria Wine and the Liquor Trade, Batsford, 1985, pp199.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Both a history of the Victoria Wine Company and a general account of the fluctuating drinking habits of the British people from the Victorian era to the present day.  £3.95

Briggs G  Jubilee History of the York Equitable Industrial Society Limited, Manchester Co-op, 1909, pp280. No dw. G with covers worn but contents sound. “Ex-Libris Tony Aitman” sticker inside front cover and “Old Priory Adult Shool, Nunnery Lane, York” stamped at top of title page. A history of one branch of the co-operative movement. £5.95

Brouwer F M, Thomas A J, and Chadwick M J  Land Use Changes in Europe: Processes of Change, Environmental Transformations and Future Patterns, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991, pp529.  Hb.  Very Good.  No dust wrapper as published.  Inscription.  A study sponsored by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis with the support of the Stockholm Environment Institute.  £6.95

Brown, David J  Bridges: Three Thousand Years of Defying Nature, Mitchell Beazley, 1st edition 1993, pp176.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Celebrates the marvellous technical and artistic achievements in the creation, design, engineering, construction and social history of more than a hundred great bridges of the world, from the timeless masonry of imperial Rome and the lovely wooden edifices of ancient Japan to the soaring steel structures of today.  £8.50

Brown, Mick  Richard Branson:  The Inside Story, Michael Joseph, 1988, pp278.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Traces Branson’s meteoric career.  £3.95

Brown, Stewart J  and Whyley, David  Austin: The Counties Years, Arthur Southern Ltd and The Austin Counties Car Club, 1992, pp48.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of Austin in the immediate post-war years before the merger with the Nuffield Group (Morris etc) in 1952.  £4.95

Browne, Lionel  Bridges: Masterpieces of Architecture, Bracken Books, 1996, pp80.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with dust wrapper.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  "This beautifully illustrated volume presents the world's great bridges of every period and type, from the earliest stone aqueducts to the most modern suspension bridges."  With the following chapters: Using What Nature Provided: Stone & Wood; The New Materials: Iron, Steel & Concrete; and Suspension & Cable-stayed Bridges.  £3.95

Buckley J A  The Cornish Mining Industry: A Brief History, Tor Mark Press, 1999, pp48. Pb. Very Good. An illustrated booklet. £1.95

Burnett R G  Through the Mill, Epworth, 1945, pp226.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG-.  Slight wear to the covers.  A biography of Joseph Rank.  £3.95

Burton, Anthony  Industrial Archaeological Sites of Britain, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1977, pp160.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A detailed and practical introduction to over three hundred sites in Britain.  £3.95

Burton, Anthony  The Past at Work, BBC, 1980, pp175.  Photography by Clive Coote. Inscription.  Hb. VG/VG.  Slight wear to the top corners of the dw.  Chapters on: Before the Revolution, Steam & the Pit, The New Iron Age, Spindle & Shuttle, To Make a Teacup, The Venice of England, Steam on the Move, and Railway Mania.  £3.95

Buxton, Neil K  The Economic Development of the British Coal Industry: From the Industrial Revolution to the Present Day, Batsford, 1978, pp297. Hb. VG/VG. Spine sunned. A comprehensive and balanced history. £4.95

Cadell, Patrick  The Iron Mills at Cramond, Bratton Publishing, Edinburgh, pp92. F/VG+. A scholarly study of the mills at the mouth of the river Cramond on the Firth of Forth. £7.25

Carty, Pat  Secret Squadrons of the Eighth, IA, 1990, pp112. Inscription under the dw flap. Large Format Hb. Fine / Fine. An illustrated history of the special duties squadrons of the US 8th Force in World War 2. £5.95

Catling, Harold  The Spinning Mule, D&C, 1970, pp207. Pb. Red spine faded else VG. A detailed history of the Spinning Mule, invented by Samuel Crompton, which revolutionized the Lancashire Cotton Industry. £3.95

Chamberlin E R  The Awakening Giant: Britain in the Industrial Revolution, Batsford, 1976, pp168. Hb. VG/VG. Charts the technological advances that heralded the new age and examines the effect on the general population in both the town and the countryside. £3.95

Chapman-Huston D and Cripps E C  Through a City Archway - The Story of Allen & Hanburys 1715-1954, John Murray, 1954, pp326 plus 46 pages photos.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  A comprehensive history of the development of the company from its beginnings as a chemist shop in Lombard Street into an international pharmaceutical company.  £3.95

Church R A  Kenricks in Hardware: A Family Business 1791-1966, D&C, 1969, pp340.  Generally, Fine in a VG dust wrapper but with mark on the rear page of the dust wrapper.  The history of this West Bromwich family firm provides a fascinating insight into the growth and development of the cast iron consumer goods industry.  £4.95

Cleaver, George and Pamela  The Union Discount:  A Centenary Album, Union Discount Company, 1985, pp128.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Traces the history of the two companies that amalgamated to form The Union Discount Company of London.  £3.95

Clegg C  Friend In Deed, Stone and Cox Limited, 1958, pp160.  No Dust wrapper.  Fair+ with a sunned spine.  The centenary history of the Refuge Assurance Company from its early beginnings in 1858 as the Refuge Friend in Deed Life Assurance and Sick Fund Friendly Society.  £4.95

Clegg H A  The Changing System of Industrial Relations in Great Britain, Blackwell, 1983, pp479. A completely updated version of the The System of Industrial Relations in Great Britain.  Pb.  Crease down the centre of the spine else VG.  A comprehensive description of industrial relations before the Thatcher years.  £3.95

Cochrane, Rob  Cradle of Power: The Story of the Deptford Power Stations, Central Electricity Generating Board, pp48.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of the series of power stations built at Deptford.  £3.95

Cockerell, Hugh  Lloyd’s of London: A Portrait, Woodhead-Faulkner, 1984, pp157.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Describes the institution of Lloyd’s and its operation.  £4.95  

Cohen, Edward and Birdsall, Blair  Long-Span Bridges: O. H. Ammann Centennial Conference, New York Academy of Sciences, 1980, pp281.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Vol.352.  "A review copy.  Not for resale."  Pb.  VG- with some superficial wear to the covers.  A collection of eighteen technical papers with sections on: State-of-the-Art in Suspension Bridges, State-of-the-Art in Cable-Stayed Bridges, Performance of Long-Span Bridge Structures, Fatigue Brittle Fracture & Stress Corrosion, and Wind Forces.  £8.50

Collier, Peter and Horowitz, David  The Fords An American Epic, Collins, 1988, pp496 plus 88 b/w illustrations No dw. VG. The story of the Ford car family dynasty.  £5.95

Coltrane, Robbie and Binias, John  Coltrane's Planes & Automobiles: Engines that Turned the World, Simon & Schuster, 1997, pp189.  Hb.  VG/VG+.  "Tells the fascinating story of some of the greatest developments in the history of engineering, a celebration of some of the greatest engines ever made."  With chapters on the V8, Steam, Two-stroke, Diesel, Supercharger and Jet Engines.  £3.95

Coopey, Richard and Clarke, Donald  3i: Fifty Years Investing in Industry, OUP, 1995, pp459.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  Investors in Industry (3i) was founded in 1945 to supply long term finance to small and medium sized businesses.  This authoritative study examines 3i’s role over the following 50 years and reaches some surprising conclusions in the process.  £5.95

Cox A E and Large E C  Potato Blight Epidemics throughout the World, United States Department of Agriculture, 1960. "Largish" format. Hb. VG pp230. Agricultural Handbook No.174. The name of the previous owner is stamped inside both the front and rear covers. No dust wrapper. The results of a comprehensive study undertaken by the authors while they were at the Plant Pathology Laboratory in Harpenden. Significantly most of the work is based upon unpublished information generously provided by leading workers in different countries.  £12.50

Curl, James Stevens  A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition 2006, pp880.  Hb.  VG in a VG+ dust wrapper.  £8.50

De Mare, Eric  Bridges of Britain, B. T. Batsford, 2nd edition 1975, pp136 with 128 illustrations.  First published in 1954, this is the revised edition of 1975.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Celebrates the bridges of England, Scotland and Wales in their immense number and variety.  £4.95

Delony, Eric  Landmark American Bridges, U. S. Department of the Interior, 1993, pp152 with 27 colour and 101 black & white illustrations.  Published in association with the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Large landscape format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A visual feast illustrating the history of bridge building, transportation, and engineering with five sections: Turnpike, Canal & Railroad Bridges of the pre-Civil War Era; Civil War Era Metal Truss Bridges; Era of the American Standard Bridge; Great River Crossings; and Modern Developments.  £8.50

Dickinson J M  Mines and t'Miners: A History of Lead Mining in Airdale, Wharfedale and Nidderdale, author, 1st edition 1972, pp81.  Inscription.  Card Covers.  Fair+ to VG-.  Old price sticker on the front cover, some superficial wear to the covers.  Each of the surprisingly large number of lead mines in the area is examined in turn.  £3.95

Dickson P G M  The Sun Insurance Office 1710-1960,  OUP, 1960, pp324.  Inscription.  There is a tiny tear in top edge of the dust wrapper else VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The history of two and a half centuries of British insurance.  £4.95  

Dobbs, Brian  The Last Shall be First: The Colourful Story of John Lobb, the St James Bootmakers, Hamish Hamilton, 1972, pp147. Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  £5.95

Down C G and Warrington A J  The History of the Somerset Coalfield, D&C, 1971, pp283 with pp16 of illustrations.  Address label inside the covers.  Hb.  VG/VG-.  A well-researched history of the eighty or so collieries that have been sunk in Somerset since 1750.  £12.50

Dugan, Sally and David  The Day the World Took Off: The Roots of the Industrial Revolution, Channel 4 Books/MacMillan, 2000, pp192 with numerous illustrations. Hb. VG+/VG. Traces the origins of the industrial revolution back through from the 1830s to ancient times. £3.95

Dunning, John H and Morgan, E Victor (Directors and Editors)  An Economic Study of the City of London, Economics Advisory Group, A&U, 1971, pp460.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The first comprehensive economic study of the city of London.  With the following chapters: Historical Review, The Present Economic Structure of the City, The City as an Economic Unit, Forces Likely to Influence the Future Shape of the City, Banking and Finance, Trade, Commerce and the Port, Traffic in the City of London, and Miscellaneous Activities£5.95

Dupre, Judith  Bridges: A History of the World's Most Famous and Important Spans, Konemann, 1997, pp128.  Very Large Landscape Format Hb.  VG in a VG. dust wrapper.  Includes illustrations and details of some fifty or so bridges spanning a period of 2.000 years.  The illustrations make full use of the elongated landscape format.  £12.50

Easdown, Martin and Thomas, Darlah  Piers of Wales, Amberley, 2010, pp192 plus 32 colour illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  A comprehensive illustrated survey - there is even a section on projected piers that were never built.  £3.95

Edwardes, Michael  Back from the Brink, Collins, 1983, pp300  Hb.  VG+/VG+.  The story of Edwardes' five years as chairman of British Leyland from 1977-1982.  £3.95

Eklund, Erik  Steel Town: The Making & Breaking of Port Kembla, Melbourne University Press, 2003, pp236 plus pp16 of illustrations. Hb. VG+/Fine. Charts the rise & decline of an Australian steel town.  £12.50

Ellis, Aytoun  Heir of Adventure:  The Story of Brown, Shipley & Co. Merchant Bankers 1810-1960, published privately, 1960, pp165.  Some staining on the dust wrapper otherwise VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Written to mark the 150th anniversary of the company.  £4.95

Ellis, Norman  South Yorkshire Collieries on Old Postcards, Reflections of a Bygone Age, 1995, pp36. Yesterdays Yorkshire Series No.2.  Pb.  VG.  A selection of picture postcards with informative captions.  £2.95

Emmott, Bill  The Sun also Sets: Why Japan will not be Number One, Simon & Schuster, 1989, pp275.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A former Tokyo correspondent for The Economist presents a comprehensive assessment of Japan’s economic prospects.  £3.95

Evans C  The Mighty Micro: The Impact of the Computer Revolution, BCA/Gollancz, 1979, pp255.  Spine of dust wrapper slightly faded else VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  De-mystifies the computer and explains its impact in everyday terms.  £3.95

Evans C  The Making of the Micro:  A History of the Computer, Gollancz, 1981, pp118.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A history of the development of the computer from the earliest mechanical adding machines to the microprocessors of today.  £3.95

Evans H  Vickers Against the Odds 1956/77, Hodder & Stoughton, 1978, pp287.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper edges.  How Vickers was transformed in the turbulent post-war era.  £4.95 

Falconer, Keith  Guide to England’s Industrial Heritage, Batsford, 1980, pp270.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A county by county guide to England’s most notable industrial sites.  £3.95

Filbee, Margaret  Cottage Industries, D&C, 1982, pp232.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Spine sunned.  A survey of the many craft skills and traditions that continue to flourish in Britain.  £3.95

Fisher F J  A Short History of the Worshipful Company of Horners, published by the company, 1990, pp138.  First published in 1936.  The extensive appendices include lists of the 1935 members, past masters, wardens and clerks; the original statute of 1465; the charter and bye laws of 1638 and the oath of association of 1696.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  Fine in an attractive dark blue binding with the seal of company in gold on the cover.    £5.95

The Rural Industries of England and Wales

Fitzrandolph, Helen E and Hay, M Dorian  The Rural Industries of England and Wales, Vol. II  Osier-Growing and Basketry & Some Rural Factories, EP Publishing, 1977, pp159.  A survey made on behalf of the Agricultural Economics Research Institute Oxford in the early 1920s and first published in 1923. Hardcover.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  £5.95

Jones, Anna M  The Rural Industries of England and Wales, Vol. IV Wales, EP Publishing, 1978, pp123.  The final part of a survey made on behalf of the Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Oxford in the early 1920s and first published in 1927.  Hard Cover.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive survey of rural industries in Wales in the early 1920s.  £4.95

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Ford, Henry  My Life & Work, Heinemann, 1924, pp289. First published in 1922. Foxing on most pages. No dw. G+. Maroon cover quite marked with creases on top cover. The autobiography of Henry Ford written in collaboration with Samuel Crowther. £8.50

Foster G A R  The Principles of Roller Drafting and the Irregularity of Drafted Materials, Manual of Cotton Spinning Vol. IV Part I, edited by A F W Coulson, Textile Institute, Manchester, 1958, pp150. No dw. VG. A convenient and concise summary of the principles and theory of drafting. £4.95

French, James Weir  Modern Power Generators: Steam, Electric and Internal Combustion and their application to present-day requirements Vol.1, Gresham Publishing, 1908, pp201 with many diagrams & illustrations and a series of composite sectional models. Very Large Format Hb. No dw. Fair+. Sections on: Steam Generators, The Steam Engine and The Steam Locomotive. £24.50

Fry’s Metals  Printing Metals, Fry’s, 1972, pp93. VG/G. Presents an outline of the characteristics and working properties of Printing Alloys used in printing works. The standard book on the subject first published in 1936. £3.95

Fryer, Martin  A Newcastle Century One Hundred Years of Newcastle P & I Association, Newcastle Protection and Indemnity, 1987, pp156.  Hb.  F/VG+.  Company crest in gold on the cover.  The history of a marine insurance company told by its 96 year old former general manager, who was associated with the company for over 78 years.  £4.95

Galbraith J K The Affluent Society, Quality Book Club, 3rd edition 1977, pp287.   VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Professor Galbraith's classic indictment of private affluence amidst public squalor.  £3.95

Gale W K V  The British Iron & Steel Industry: A Technical History, D&C, 1967, pp198 with 16 pages of illustration & figures in text.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG+/VG.  Slight wear to the dw at the head of the spine.  A history of the industry from the industrial revolution to the present day.  £18.50

Gale W K V  The Iron and Steel Industry  A Dictionary of Terms, D&C, 1971, pp238.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Over 3000 terms are defined.  £5.95

Gale W K V  Historic Industrial Scenes: Iron & Steel, Moorland, 1977, pp112.  Inscription. "Largish" format Hb.  Fine/VG. Dw slightly sunned.  The text and illustrations provide a broad general view of how iron and steel have been produced over a period of more than 4000 years.  £10.50

Gale W K V  Historic Industrial Scenes: Iron & Steel, Moorland, 1977, pp112.  Signed by the author.  "Largish" format Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  Some small sellotape marks inside the covers.  The text and illustrations provide a broad general view of how iron and steel have been produced over a period of more than 4000 years.  £4.95

Gardner, Charles British Aircraft Corporation - A History, Batsford, 1981, pp320.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  BAC's 17 year lifespan, with all the political, economic and technological upheavals that transformed the aerospace industry worldwide.  £3.95

Gasson, Roy  Never Look Backwards, Adventure in business being the memoirs of a business executive, printed privately, 1968, pp128.  Large format.  VG in a Fair dust wrapper.  Gasson was with the Metal Box Co and Johnson & Johnson.  £4.95

Geddes, Philip  Inside the Bank of England, Boxtree, 1987, pp178.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A study of the changing role of the Bank.  £3.95

Gibb D E W  Lloyd’s of London  A Study in Individualism, Macmillan, 1957, pp387.  Hb.  VG in a Fair+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history from 1688 to the present time.  £4.95

Gibson A H and Chorlton, Alan E L  Applied Mechanics and Heat: A Practical Treatise written by Specialists, Gresham Publishing, 1930, pp396 with numerous figs and with charts showing properties of substances used in refrigeration in an end pocket. The Gresham Library of Mechanical Engineering. Blue cloth with gold lettering. Inscription. Hb. No dw. VG. Slight foxing to the page edges, some rubbing and wear to the covers at the corners and at the head & base of the spine. Sections on: Applied Mechanics, Elasticity & Strength of Materials, Testing & Properties of Materials, Mechanism, Machine Drawing & Design, and Applied Heat. £16.50

Gibson A H and Chorlton, Alan E L  Hydraulic Engineering: A Practical Treatise written by Specialists, Gresham Publishing, 1930, pp193 with numerous figs. The Gresham Library of Mechanical Engineering. Blue cloth with gold lettering. Inscription. Hb. No dw. VG. Some foxing to the preliminary pages, some rubbing and wear to the covers at the corners and at the head & base of the spine. Sections on: Modern Pumping Machinery, Fans & Air Compressors, Hydraulic Machinery, and Water Turbines. £16.50

Gibson A H and Chorlton, Alan E L  Steam Engineering: A Practical Treatise written by Specialists, Gresham Publishing, 1931, pp404 with numerous figs. The Gresham Library of Mechanical Engineering. Blue cloth with gold lettering. Inscription. Hb. No dw. VG. Slight foxing to the page edges, some rubbing and wear to the covers at the corners and at the head & base of the spine. Sections on: Engineering Chemistry, Steam Boilers, Coal & Ash Handling Plant, The Reciprocating Steam Engine, Steam Turbines, Condensers & Cooling Towers, and The Operation of Land Power Plants. £24.50

Gies, Joseph  Bridges and Men, Cassell, 1964, pp343 with 50 illustrations.  With drawings by Jane Orth Ware.  Hb.  Fair with no dust wrapper.  There is a small indentation to the lower front edge of the covers, and slight wear at the head & base of the spine.  A non-technical history of bridge construction.  £3.95

Glynn, Jenifer  Prince of Publishers: A Biography of the Great Victorian Publisher, George Smith, , 1986, pp232. VG+/VG+. George Smith founded the publishing house of Smith & Elder. He was a self-made millionaire and a friend of Bronte, Thackeray, Mrs Gaskell, George Eliot, John Ruskin and Leslie Stephen. £6.95

Gormley, Anthony Making an Angel, Booth-Clibborn, 1998, pp143.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  The story behind the construction of the Angel of the North, designed by Antony Gormley, commissioned by Gateshead council and completed in 1998.  £8.50

Greeves, Ivan S  London Docks 1800 - 1980: A Civil Engineering History, Thomas Telford Limited, 1980, pp155. with 85 illustrations. Hb.  VG/VG.  Tiny tears to the rear top edge of the dw. £6.95

Griffin A R  The Miners of Nottinghamshire 1914-1944:  A History of the Nottinghamshire Miner’s Unions [Vol.2], Allen & Unwin, 1962, pp323.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  £4.95

Groundwater, Ken  Newcastle and the River Tyne, SLP, 1998, pp128.  First published in 1990. This is the enlarged edition of enlarged edition 1998.  Pb.  Fine.  A nostalgic photographic odyssey down the river Tyne.  £3.95

Gulvin C  The Scottish Hosiery and Knitwear Industry 1680-1980, John Donald, 1984, pp163. VG+/VG+. A comprehensive study. £8.50

Hall, Richard  My Life with Tiny:  A Biography of Tiny Roland, Faber and Faber, 1987, pp257.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.   Traces Tiny Roland’s rumbustuous career from his birth in a centre for enemy aliens in India, through his successes with Lonhro and his unsuccessful fight for Harrods.  £3.95

Hamilton, Adrian (Editor)  Oil: The Price of Power, Michael Joseph, 1986, pp191.  F/F.  Inscription.  Studies the efforts of companies, governments & individuals to control & share in the wealth of oil.  £5.95

Harris T R  Arthur Woolf, The Cornish Engineer 1766 – 1837, Bradford Barton, 1966, pp112.  Pb.  Fair.  Slight creasing & wear to the edges of the covers.  £7.50

Harvie, Christopher  Fool’s Gold: The Story of North Sea Oil, Hamish Hamilton, 1994, pp394. F/F. How a £200 billion oil windfall divided a kingdom.  £8.50

Hatcher, John and Barker T C  A History of British Pewter, Longman, 1974, pp363. An economic and social history of the pewter industry. £12.50

Hawkes, Nigel  Structures: Man-Made Wonders of the World, Readers Digest, 1991, pp240.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight curling at the bottom front edge of the dust wrapper. "Structures pays tribute to the most awe-inspiring feats of human creation.  Here from every continent are the superlative achievements of architecture and engineering."  With sections on Monolithic Memorials, Architectural Achievements, Feats of Civil Engineering, Underground Engineering Achievements and finally a short section on Astronomical Constructions.  £4.95

Hayes Raymond H  A History of Rosedale, North York Moors National Park, 1987, pp96.  First published in 1971.  A reprint of the 3rd revised edition.  Foreword and introduction by W. J. L. Young.  Inscription.  Pb. VG.  "The story of Yorkshire's most beautiful dale."  Includes some details of the Rosedale railway branch line, and the associated mines in the area.  £1.95

Heal G and Chichilnisky G  Oil and the International Economy, Clarendon Press, 1991, pp139. VG+/VG+. Examines the economic institutions through which oil is produced, traded, and consumed; and their interactions with national and international economic systems. £5.95

Healey, Edna  Coutts & Co. 1692-1992:  The Portrait of a Private Bank, Hodder & Stoughton, 1992, pp488.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  A tercentenary history of Coutts & Company.  £4.95  

Henry, Dorothy and Jerome J A  Modern British Bridges, C. R. Books, 1965, pp189.  Inscription.  Large landscape format Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  A survey of individual British bridges. Two pages are devoted to each bridge, with illustrations, a drawing, and brief details of each bridge.  £5.95

Hollingworth, Brian (Ed)  Songs of the People Lancashire Dialect Poetry of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester University Press, 1977, pp166.  VG/VG.  A remarkable contribution to the literature and social history of the mill towns.  £5.95

Holmes A R and Green E  Midland 150 Years of Banking Business, Batsford, 1986, pp352.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  The spine of dust wrapper is slightly faded.  A comprehensive history of one of the major clearing banks, now part of HSBC.  £4.95

Hopkins H J  A Span of Bridges: An Illustrated History, D&C, 1970, pp288 with 125 illustrations.  Bookplate from the previous owner inside the front cover.  Hb.  VG- in a Fair dust wrapper.  Some wear to the edges of the covers, and the dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head & base of the spine.  Traces the evolution of bridge design from the turn of time to the present day.  £4.95

Horsfall, John  The Iron Masters of Penns, Roundwood, 1971, pp331 plus 41 plates.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  The 250 year history of the Midland’s wire mill that produced the wire for the first transatlantic cable.  £5.95

House, Jack  Pride of Perth  The Story of Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd. Scotch Whisky Distillers, Hutchinson Benham, 1976, pp135.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  £3.95

Hudson, Kenneth  Industrial Archaeology, Methuen, 1965, pp183.  University Paperbacks. Inscription.  Pb.  Fair+.  Vertical creasing to the spine of the dw.  An authoritative introduction.  £2.50

Hudson, Kenneth  Handbook for Industrial Archaeologists,  John Baker, 1967, pp84.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A practical guide to fieldwork and research.  £3.95

Hudson, Kenneth  The Archaeology of Industry, Bodley Head/BCA, 1976, pp128.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  Considers mining & quarrying, working with metals, factories & mills, transport, and food & drink.  Bookplate inside front cover.  £2.95

Hughson, Irene  The Auchenharvie Colliery, An Early History, Stenlake, 1996, pp36.  Pb.  NEW.  A carefully researched history of this North Ayrshire colliery that was devastated by a pit disaster on August 2, 1895 in which nine lives were lost.  £2.95

Hugill, Anthony  Sugar and All That:  A History of Tate and Lyle, Gentry Books, 1978, pp320.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history.  £4.95

Hutton, Guthrie  Mining, Ayrshire’s Lost Industry: An illustrated history of the mines and miners of Ayrshire and Upper Nithsdale, Stenlake, 1996, pp112.  Large format Pb.  NEW.    £5.95

Huxley, Julian  TVA  Adventure in Planning, Architectural Press, 1943, pp142 with 158 illustrations..  VG in a Fair dust wrapper.  Inscription.  Small piece missing and small tears in the foil protected dust wrapper.  Describes the vast Tennessee Valley Authority project, a massive American hydroelectric scheme that was a show piece of Roosevelt’s New Deal.  £4.95

Iacocca, Lee  Iacocca An Autobiography, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985, pp352.  Hb.  VG+/VG+.  Iacocca introduced the Mustang at Ford, and rose to be president only to be fired by Henry Ford. He then took over at Chrysler where he rescued the company from bankruptcy.  £3.95

Ibbetson A  Tea From Grower to Consumer, Isaac Pitman, nd, pp116.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  Pitman’s Common Commodities and Industries Series.  A pre-World War I view of the industry.  £4.95

Ingold T S and Miller K S  Geotextiles Handbook, Thomas Telford, 1988, pp152.  Pb.  VG+.  On the use of geotextiles in Civil Engineering.  £8.50

Iskander, Marwan  The Arab Oil Question, 2nd ed. 1974, pp138. VG/G with small piece missing from worn dw An academic study of the background to the 1970’s oil crisis. £5.95

Jackson G B  Power Controlled, CEGB, 1967, pp24.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated booklet explaining how electricity is generated and distributed in England and Wales.  £1.95

Jackson, Gordon  The History and Archaeology of Ports, World's Work, 1983, pp176.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Traces the rise, development and relative decline of our major ports and their role in the British economy.  £5.95

Jacobs, Joseph J  The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur:  Family, Culture  and Ethics, Macdonald, 1991, pp274.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Founder of the Jacobs Engineering Group, a USA chemical engineering company.  "A warm and engrossing tale of four decades of building a billion dollar engineering firm from the ground up.  Jacobs recounts both his disheartening failures and his stunning successes."  £3.95

Janes, Hurford  The Red Barrel:  A History of Watney Mann, Watney Mann, 1963, pp226 with coloured frontis and 102 plates.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of the Stag Brewery in the heart of Westminster and of other breweries stretching back into the 18th century which came together to form Watney’s.  £3.95

Jenkins A  Built on Teamwork, Heinemann, 1980, pp245.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of the worldwide Taylor Woodrow civil engineering construction group.  £3.95

Jenkins A  The House of Man, 1985, Rainbird Publishing, pp176.  No dw.  VG.  Well-illustrated in both colour & black & white.  E. D. & F. Man have been brokers in sugar and other commodities for over 200 years.  £3.95  

Jenkins, David  The History of BPB Industries, BPB Industries, 1973, pp147.  For internal circulation only.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  A history of the British Plaster Board Company with 54 illustrations including the following transport plates: Traction engines at Kirby Thore plaster mill 1933; 1890-1 Bagnall loco at Station’s Bank, Fauld; and a Fowler 0-4-0T at Hawton Quarry.  £4.95

Jerram, Mike  The World's Classic Aircraft: From canvas to Concorde and the view from the pilot's seat, Frederick Muller, 1981, pp188. Large format Hb. VG+/VG. Half-inch internally repaired tear in the dw. The author considers thirty of the greatest aircraft of all time. Well-illustrated throughout. £7.50

Johnson, Paul  Gold Fields: A Centenary Portrait, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1987, pp256.  Well-illustrated in colour & b/w.  Large Format Hb.  Fine/VG.  Two small internally repaired holes to the dw spine.  A comprehensive examination of an international mining conglomerate with gold, diamond & coal mines around the world. Includes details of ARC, a fully owned subsidiary.  £5.95

Jones, Anna M  The Rural Industries of England and Wales, Vol. IV Wales, EP Publishing, 1978, pp123. A final part of a survey made on behalf of the Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Oxford in the early 20s and first published in 1927. VG+/VG+. A comprehensive survey of rural industries in Wales in the early 20s. £8.50

Jones, Gwynfor Pierce and Richards, Alun John  Cwm Gwyrfai: The Quarries of the North Wales Narrow Gauge and The Welsh Highland Railways, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2004, pp368.  Inscription.  Pb.  VG.  Some small stains on the flyleaf.  A definitive account of the slate workings along the route of the newly re-opened Welsh Highland Railway.  £5.95

Kaplan, Philip  Fighter Pilot: A History and a Celebration, Aurum Press, 1999, pp256. Large Format Hb. Fine / Very Good+. A celebration of fighter pilots of many nations, from the First World War aces in their fragile contrivances of fabric and wood to the men who fly the sleek, titanium-clad fighters of today. Well-illustrated throughout. £4.95

Kittridge, Alan  Rendel's Floating Bridges, Twelveheads, 2008, pp143.  Pb. VG+.  Rendel's floating bridges were designed to maintain communication across estuaries were bridges were impractical or simply too expensive.  £9.50

Lambot, Ian  The New Headquarters for The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, author, 1986, pp250.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A Personal Folio of Photographs.  A photographic record of the construction of the new Hongkong and Shanghai Bank headquarters in Hong Kong.  £12.50

Lancaster J Y and Wattleworth D R  The Iron and Steel Industry of West Cumberland: An Historical Survey, British Steel Corporation, 1977, pp198. Hb. VG/VG-. Wear & small tears to the top edge of the dw. The steel industry in West Cumberland was involved in rail production for over a hundred years. £24.50

Langley, Michael  South West Harbours: Ships & Traders, Middleton, 2008, pp160.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  Visits each harbour in turn, examining the many ship types seen in and around the West Country ports over the last century or so.  £5.95

Lenzer, Robert  Getty: The Richest Man in the World, Hutchison, 1985, pp283. VG+/VG in foil protected dw with slight wear at corners. A comprehensive biography based on extensive research. £5.95

Leonhardt, Fritz  Bridges (or Brucken): Aesthetics and Design, The Architectural Press, 1982, pp308.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  In a cardboard slipcase.  A copiously illustrated study with the text in both English and German.  A pictorial history of bridges and bridge design and construction, from primitive and pedestrian bridges, old stone arch bridges to pre-stressed concrete bridges and the most modern suspension bridges.  Professor Leonhardt is an internationally respected expert on bridge design and was responsible for no fewer than ten bridges across the Rhine as well as many others around the world.  £32.50

Lewis, Jim  London's Lea Valley: Britain's Best Kept Secret, Phillimore, 1999, pp124. Hb. VG+/VG. An illustrated industrial history of the Lea Valley. £5.95

Lindsay, Jean  A History of the North Wales Slate Industry, D&C, 1974, pp376 with 31 illustrations.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG+/VG+.  A comprehensive history of the industry.  £18.50

Linsley, Stafford M  Spanning the Tyne: The Building of the Tyne Bridge 1925 – 1929, Newcastle Libraries & Information Services, 2nd edition 1993.  Foreword by Professor Norman McCord.  "Largish" format Pb.  VG. The 2nd revised and expanded edition published to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the opening of the Tyne Bridge.  A fascinating pictorial record.  £5.95

Lloyd George, David  Coal and Power - The Report of an Enquiry presided over by The Rt. Hon D Lloyd George, Hodder & Stoughton, 1924, pp285 with 20pp of plates illustrating the appalling housing conditions endured by miners families in the 20s.  No dust wrapper.  Hb.  VG.  The harder-to-obtain hardback version.  A comprehensive report of an inquiry, headed by Lloyd George, into the British mining industry and the future of electric power.  £8.50

Lloyd George, David  Coal and Power - The Report of an Enquiry presided over by The Rt. Hon D Lloyd George, Hodder & Stoughton, 1924, pp139 with 16pp of plates illustrating the appalling housing conditions endured by miners families in the 20s.  Pb.  VG-.  There is a horizontal crease across the front cover - possibly tied with string at some point? A comprehensive report of an inquiry, headed by Lloyd George, into the British mining industry and the future of electric power.  £4.95

London, Peter  Images of Aviation: In Cornish Skies, Tempus, 2000, pp128.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  Charts the history of Cornish airfields from the pioneering days before the first war and contains over 200 photographs with detailed captions.  £2.95

Longhurst, Henry  Adventure in Oil: The Story of British Petroleum, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1959, pp286 plus 85 photographs. Forward by Winston Churchill. Hb. Very Good / No Jacket. A comprehensive history. £3.95

Lyddon, Denis and Marshall, Peter  Paper in Bolton, John Sherratt & Son, 1975, pp208. F/VG. Traces the development of paper mills around Bolton from the pioneering days of the Crompton family. The authors are particularly concerned with the history of Creams at Little Lever, Springfield at Bolton and Holcombe at Ramsbottom.  £12.50

Lyle, Oliver  The Efficient Use of Steam, HMSO, 5th impression 1956, pp912.  First published in 1947.  Inscription.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  Some foxing to the edges of the pages.  A review of the book has been inserted inside the front cover.  Text on the design, maintenance and operation of steam plants in industry.  £9.50

MacArthur, Brian  Eddy Shah Today and the Newspaper Revolution, 1988, pp216.  VG+/VG.  Brian McArthur was the first editor of Today.  £5.95

MacDonald, Mary; Chadwick, Michael; and Aslanian, Gareg  The Environmental Management of Low-Grade Fuels, Earthscan Publications, 1996, pp271.  Hb.  No dw as published.  Very Good.  A study prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme by the Stockholm Environment Institute.  £6.95

Mackay, Donald A  The Building of Manhattan: How Manhattan was built over ground and underground from the Dutch settlers to the skyscraper, Harper & Row, 1987, pp150.  Illustrated by the author.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  £12.50

Macpherson, Hugh (Ed)  John Spedan Lewis 1885-1963, John Lewis, 1985, pp222. VG/VG. A centenary tribute to John Spedan Lewis by some of his contemporaries. £5.95

Maher, Terry  Against My Better Judgement: Adventures in the City and in the Book Trade, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994, pp223. F/F. Terry Maher founded Pentos in 1972 and was responsible for establishing the Dillons chain of bookstores. £5.95

Manners J E  Country Crafts Today, D&C, 1975, pp208.  Hard cover.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  A comprehensive guide to the arts and trades which flourished in past times, including wood & woodland crafts, wheelwrighting, coopering, the smith, thatch, milling, weaving, basket making, pottery and leather.  £3.95

Mansbridge, Albert  Brick upon Brick: Co-operative Permanent Building Society 1884-1934, Dent, 1934, pp235.  No dw.  VG.  An important record of one aspect of the Co-operative movement.  £5.95

Marcus, Stanley  Minding the Store A Memoir, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1974, pp383.  No dw.  VG- with bottom corners of cover slightly bumped.  The story of the Neiman-Marcus department store in Dallas, Texas.  £4.95

Marsden R  Technological Handbook: Cotton Spinning - Its Development and Practice with an appendix on Steam Engines and Boilers, G. Bell, 1884, pp361.  No dw.  A good reading copy.  A comprehensive introduction to the cotton trade. £8.50

McCullough, David  The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, Simon and Schuster, 1972, pp636 including pp33 of illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  In America the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City has the same sort of iconic status as Tower Bridge.  £4.95

McKay, Stuart  de Havilland DH.60 Moth - 'The World's Most Successful Light Aeroplane', Midland, 2005, pp192.  Large Format Hb.  VG/Fine.  Top front corner of the covers slightly bumped.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the DH.60 Moth, and its achievements in the heady atmosphere of aviation in the 1920s and 1930s.  £8.50

McKeever, Rob and Layfield, Jack  The Industrial Archaeology of South Ulverston, Authors, 2004, pp172.  Pb.  VG+.  A comprehensive and carefully-researched study.  £12.50

Miller, Ronald and Tivy, Joy (Editors.) The Glasgow Region  A General Survey, The British Association, 1958, pp325 plus pp20 illustrations,  68 figs and 38 tables.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  A comprehensive geographic and economic survey of the Glasgow region in the late 1950s.  £3.95

Miller, Russell  The House of Getty, BCA/Michael Joseph, 1986, pp362.  Hb.  Fine/Fine.  A biography of the eccentric oil billionaire John Paul Getty.  £3.95

Minchinton, Walter  Devon at Work: Past & Present, D&C, 1974, pp112. Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper. A pictorial history of the remarkably wide range of industrial activities that has been carried out in Devon. £3.95

Monckton H A  A History of English Ale and Beer, Bodley Head, 1967, pp238.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  The thousand year old history of English beer.  £4.95

Moran, James  NATSOPA Seventy-Five Years The National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants 1889-1964, OUP, 1964, pp160.  A readable history recording the colourful history of the printers’ union.  VG+/VG with two small tears in dw neatly repaired internally.  £5.95

Morita, Akio (with Edwin M Reingold & Mitsuko Shimomura)  Made in Japan:  Akio Morita & Sony, Collins, 1987, pp309.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  The phenomenal post war rise of Sony described by its chairman.  £3.95

Morton W E and Wray G R  An Introduction to the Study of Spinning, Longmans, 3rd edition 1962, pp277. VG+/VG-. First published 1937. Part 1 deals with raw materials used in spinning while part 2 deals with the foundations of spinning technology. £5.95

Mundell, Frank  Stories of the Coal Mine, Sunday School Union, 1895, pp160.  An old bookplate inside the front cover records that the book was originally awarded as a school prize.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  Fair+.  Some wear on the front edge of covers & at the corners of the covers.  A 19th century view of coal mining.  £6.95

Murless, Brian J  Somerset Brick & Tile Manufacturers: A Brief History & Gazetteer, Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society, 2000, pp54.  SIAS Survey No.13.  Pb.  VG+.  £2.95

Muter, W Grant  The Buildings of an Industrial Community: Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge, Phillimore in association with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, 1979, pp69 plus 117 black & white plates.  VG+ in VG dust wrapper.  A study of an industrial environment frozen in its late Victorian state as a result of industrial decline.  £4.95

Nahum, Andrew  The Rotary Aero Engine, HMSO, 1987, pp64.  Card Covers.  VG.  An illustrated history of the rotary engine which played a key role in early aviation history and in World War One.  £4.95

Napier, Jean  Rhosydd A Personal View, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1999, pp53.  Pb.  New from the publisher.  An brief account of the Welsh Slate Industry followed by Jean Napier evocative photographic studies.  English and Welsh text.  £4.95

Newell, Abm. A Hillside View of Industrial History:  A Study of Industrial Evolution in the Pennine Highlands, Augustus Kelley, New York, 1972, pp288.  Fine.  Reprints of Economic Classics SeriesA reprint of a classic study first published in 1925.  £7.50

Newman, Peter C  Company of Adventurers Volume 1, Viking, 1985, pp413.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A sweeping chronicle of the Hudson’s Bay Company supported by careful research.  £6.95

Noguera J  Theory and Practice of High Drafting in Cotton Spinning, 1934, pp113 with illustrations. No dw. Small piece missing from cover at base of spine else VG. Deals exhaustively with one system. £4.95

Noguera J  Modern Drafting in Cotton Spinning, Chorley & Pickersgill, 1937, pp194. A much enlarged edition of the author’s earlier Theory and Practice of High Drafting in Cotton Spinning. No dw. Cover VG-; contents in excellent condition with high-quality art paper. £5.95

Norwood, Victor G C  A Hand Full of Diamonds, T. V. Boardman and Co., 1960, pp235.  No dust wrapper.   VG-.  The covers are bumped at the head and base of the spine.  Marks on the cover and slightly sunned at back.  Adventures and experiences of a diamond prospector in the jungles and diamond fields of Guinea and Brazil.  £3.95

O'Brien, Robert  Machines, Time-Life, 1969, pp187. Pb. Very Good. Surveys the devices that humans have used to fabricate, process, communicate, transport and kill; starting with such simple machines as the wedge and lever, and encompassing some of the most complicated products of modern technology. £2.95

O'Hara, Mike and Buxton, Ben  Purbeck Camera, Dovecote Press, 2001, pp96. Inscription.  "Largish" format Pb.  VG+.  Over 150 photographs from Victorian times to the present.  £3.95

Pannell J P M  The Techniques of Industrial Archaeology, D&C, 1st edition 1966, pp191.  Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles Series.  Hb.  Fine/VG.  Dw neatly repaired internally else F/VG.  £4.95

Parker T  Red Hill: A Mining Community,  Heinemann, 1986, pp196.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Examines the thoughts and feelings of a community whose coal mine is scheduled for closure in the aftermath of the miners’ strike of 1984-5.  A vivid social document.  £4.95

Pauli, Herta E  Alfred Nobel:  Dynamite King - Architect of Peace, Nicholson & Watson, 1947, pp323.  No dust wrapper.  VG with some yellowing and foxing of pages.  A comprehensive biography.  £4.95

Philips, Frederick  45 Years with Philips: Autobiography of Frederick Philips, Blandford Press, 1978, pp280 plus 45 illustrations.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Frederick’s father and uncle founded Philips.  His own autobiography covers the period 1930 - 1975.  £3.95

Pilcher, Richard B  The Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain and Ireland History of the Institute 1877-1914, 1914, pp307 with 21 illustrations. Compiled by direction of the Council of the Institute. Hb. No dw. Good+.  Corners bumped and some wear to the covers at the top and base of the spine. £8.50

Plummer A and Early R E  The Blanket Makers 1669-1968: A History of Charles Early and Marriott (Whitney), Augustus M, Kelley, 1969, pp205. VG+/VG with small internally repaired tear in dw. The history of the company, the families connected with it, and the community in Whitney involved in blanket making. £9.50

Pounder C C  Dished Ends and Stayed Surfaces, The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, 1950, pp80 with 46 figs and 18 tables.  Session 1950-51.  First published in 1923-24.  Card Covers.  Fair+.  The staples have rusted quite badly.  £3.95

Powell, David  The Power Game: The Struggle for Coal, Duckworth, 1993, pp244 plus pp8 of illustrations. Pb. VG. A political and economic history of coal mining in Britain. £3.95

Raistrick, Arthur  Dynasty of Ironfounders: The Darbys and Coalbrookdale, D&C, 1970, pp308 with 16 illustrations.  First published by Longmans, Green & Co in 1953.  Inscription.  Pb. VG-.  Vertical creasing to the dw spine, colour on the red spine faded.  A history of the Coalbrookdale Ironworks and the Darby family who managed in for five generations.  £5.95

Raistrick, Arthur  Lead Mining in the Yorkshire Dales, Dalesman, 1975, pp29.  First published in 1972.  Name of previous owner on the front cover.  Card Covers.  VG.  A history of lead mining in the Yorkshire dales through the centuries.  £1.95

Rapier, Brian J  White Rose Base, Air Museum York, 2nd edition 1980, pp84. Large Format Pb. VG. An illustrated history of military airfields in Yorkshire. £3.95

Reader M J  Unilever:  A Short History, Unilever, London, 1960, pp64.  No dust wrapper.  VG+.  Appendix with  diagrams of company organisation at various times in its history.  £2.95

Reader M J  Fifty Years of Unilever: 1930-1980, Heineman, 1980, pp148Pb.  Fine.  A well-illustrated history.  £2.95

Reckitt, Basil N  The History of Reckitt and Sons Limited,  A Brown & Sons, revised edition 1958, pp113.  The dust wrapper is slightly faded and internally repaired, otherwise VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The main products of Reckitt & Sons were Starch, Blue, Grate Polish and Metal Polish including Brasso.  £3.95

Reed, Arthur  Airline - The Inside Story of British Airways, BBC, 1990, pp160.  Hb.  Fine/Fine.  Deals with the merger of BOAC and BEA, privatisation, and the merger with British Caledonian.  £3.95

Reed, Ian  Britain's First Air Show: Doncaster Racecourse 1909 – 2009, Yorkshire Air Museum, 2009, pp72. Pb. Fine. A pictorial record of Britain's first aviation show at Doncaster in 1909. £3.95

Reed M C  A History of James Capel & Co., James Capel, 1975, pp129.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.    One of the oldest firms of stockbrokers in Britain, with a 200 year history.  £4.95

Rees, D Morgan  Historic Industrial Scenes: Wales, Moorland, 141 illustrations.  Inscription. "Largish" format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  With sections on Ironmaking; Coal Mining; Iron, Steel & Tinplate; Canals & Tramroads; Ports; Quarries; Metal Mines Smelting; Other Industries; and People in Industry.  £4.95

Reinalda, Bob (editor)  The International Transportworkers Federation 1914-1945: The Edo Fimmen Era, 1997, pp301. F/F.  The ITF is the international trade secretariat for all transport workers.  This major study examines the role of the ITF between the wars and during World War 2 under the leadership of the legendary Dutchman, Edo Fimmen.  £7.50

Richards, Alun John  Slate Quarrying at Corris, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1994, pp144.  Pb.  New from the publisher.  Traces the history of slate quarrying at Corris from Tudor times to the present day.  £3.95

Richards, Alun John  Slate Quarrying in Wales, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1995, pp232.  Pb.  New from the publisher.  Traces the history of slate quarrying in Wales from its earliest beginnings up to the present day.  £3.95

Richards, John Alun  Fragments of Mine & Mill in Wales, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2002, pp128.  Well-illustrated throughout.  "Largish" format.  Card boards.  Very Good.  "Industry in Wales was not confined to the Coal and Steel of the south and of the north-east.  Throughout the country mining, quarrying and manufacturing formed islands of industry in an agrarian area.  The wealth of relics they left us are now fast vanishing.  This book is intended to be a record of some that have gone and some that are going."  £4.95

Richardson, Doug  Northrop B-2 Bomber, Salamander, 1991, pp45. Classic Warplanes Series. Glazed Boards. Very Good. An illustrated history. £2.95

Roberts, Bryan  The Price of TUC Leadership, A&U, pp148. VG+/VG. A Criticism of the TUC General Council and its responsibility for the Labour Party's General Election Defeat in 1959. £6.95

Robertson, Alastair F  January 28th 1908: The Story of the Roachburn Pit Disaster, Hundy Publications, 1997, pp44.  Pb.  VG.  The Roachburn Pit was located some six miles from Brampton in Cumbria.  £5.95

Robey, John A and Porter, Lindsey  The Copper and Lead Mines of Ecton Hill, Staffordshire,  Moorland Publishing, 1972, pp90 plus pp12 of illustrations.  Name of the previous owner on the front cover.  Card Covers.  VG-.  Some faint stains on the front cover and slight loss of colour down the spine.  A comprehensive historical account of the copper and lead mines on Ecton Hill, Staffordshire.  £3.95

Rolt L T C  Landscape with Machines: An Autobiography, Longman, 2nd impression of 1st edition 1971, pp230 plus pp16 of illustrations. Inscription.  Hb. VG/VG; Landscape with Canals: An Autobiography, Allen Lane, 1987, pp188.  Inscription.  Hb. VG/VG; Landscape with Figures: The Final Part of his Autobiography, Alan Sutton, 1st edition 1992, pp188. Inscription.  Hb.  Fine/Fine.  All three volumes of Tom Rolt’s autobiography: £48.50

Rose, Frank  West of Eden:  The End of Innocence at  Apple Computer, Business Books (Hutchinson), London, 1989, pp356.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A case study of the upheavals at Apple in the period 1983-86 which culminated in John Scilly taking over from Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple.  £3.95

Rothchild, John  Going for Broke, Simon & Schuster, 1991, pp286.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  How Robert Campeau bankrupted the retail industry, jolted the junk bond market and brought the booming Eighties to a crashing halt.  £3.95  

Russell, McDonough  Sheep into Shoes:  The Development of Warm-Lined Footwear, Morlands, 1962, pp64.  VG in an acetate dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of Morlands warm-lined footwear published to mark the retirement of H F Scott Stokes after forty years with Morlands.  £3.95

Rutter P A and Martin A S  Management of Design Offices, Thomas Telford, 1990, pp99.  Pb.  VG.  Engineering Management Series.  £2.50

Sabbagh, Karl  Skyscraper: The Making of a Building, MacMillan, 1989, pp296 with pp16 of colour illustrations and over 50 diagrams & architects' drawings.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of the construction of a new skyscraper in the "Hell's Kitchen" area of New York that became part of the "Wordwide Plaza."  £4.95

Sackett, Eliza  British Pubs and Inns with Photographs from the Francis Firth Collection, Bounty Books, 2006, pp160.  Large Format. Glazed boards with dw.  VG+/VG+.  A survey of old pubs and inns, illustrated with the photographs of Francis Firth.  £5.95

Salmon A G  The History of Wilde Sapte 1785-1985 with Some Account of the Wilde Family,  A.G. Salmon, 1985, pp189.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Wilde Sapte have practised continuously as solicitors in the City of London since 1785.  This book traces the history of the firm from its beginnings under Thomas Wilde in 1785 through five generations of the Wilde family.  £3.95

Salvadori, Mario  Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture, W. W. Norton & Company, 1990, pp323.  Illustrations by Saralinda Hooker and Christopher Ragus.  Pb.  VG.  A clear and enthusiastic introduction to building methods from ancient times to the present day, illustrated throughout with line drawings.  £3.95

Sampson, Anthony  The New Anatomy of Britain, Hodder and Stoughton, 1971, pp731.  Hb.  Fine in a Fair+ dust wrapper in an attractive green cover with gold lettering.  A witty, informal tour of the people who run Britain, and a textbook for anyone who needs to understand British government, industry, communications or finance.  £3.95              

Sampson, Anthony  The Sovereign State:  The Secret History of ITT, Hodder & Stoughton, 1973, pp288.  Inscription.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  Recounts in devastating detail how big money was able to subvert and corrupt the Nixon administration, and how ITT played its part.  £3.95

Sampson, Anthony  The Arms Bazaar, Hodder & Stoughton, 1977, pp352.  Hard Cover.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Anthony Sampson describes the development of the giant arms companies, beginning with Vickers, Armstrong and Krupp, and traces the origins of the recent boom in arms sales.  £3.95

Sanders, Sol  Mitsubishi Electric:  The Challenge of Globalization, Penguin, 1996, pp176.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Examines how companies like Mitsubishi Electric must change to stay in front in the global market.  £3.95

Sargent A J  Coal in International Trade, P S King, London, 1922, pp73.  Pb.  VG-.  Some browning and creasing on spine, otherwise VG.  Professor Sargent studies the important role played by coal exports in the world economy before and after WWI.  £5.95

Saunders, James  Nightmare:  The Ernest Saunders Story, Hutchison, 1989, pp288.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  The Guinness scandal as seen by the son of Ernest Saunders.  £2.95

Scanlon, Brian  Marketing of Engineering Services, Thomas Telford, 1988, pp112. Engineering Management Series.  Pb.  VG.  £3.95

Sebba, Anne  Laura Ashley: A life by design, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1990, pp207. VG/VG. A history of the family-based company that started in a modest way in Wales in 1953. £6.95

Serling, Robert J  Legend and Legacy: The Story of Boeing and Its People, St Martins, 1992, pp480.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of Boeing.  £5.95

Shapiro, Mary J  A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge, Dover Publications, 1983, pp122 with 167 prints and photographs.  Pb.  VG.  A pictorial celebration of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.  £4.95

Sharpe, Michael  History of the Royal Air Force, Parragon, 2001, pp96. Inscription. Large Format. Glazed Boards. Fine. A well-illustrated account of 82 years of RAF history. £3.95

Shaw W T  Mining in the Lake Counties, Dalesman, 1st edition 1970, pp128.  Pb.  VG.  The covers have been neatly protected with a clear adhesive covering.  An illustrated study.  £2.95

Sheppard, David (editor)  They Built the North: A Celebration of a Century of Civil Engineering in the North of England 1891 – 1991, Institution of Civil Engineers, pp104.  Very Large Landscape Format Hb in a pictorial slipcase.  Condition: Fine with some wear to the slipcase.  A well-illustrated year-by-year review.  £8.50

Shirley-Smith H  The World's Great Bridges, Phoenix House, 1964, pp250 with 28 line drawings and 48 photo plates.  The revised 1964 edition.  Hb.  Fine in a Fair dust wrapper. The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine with slight loss.  An authoritative account aimed at the general reader.  £4.95

Sidney E  The Industrial Society 1918-1968, The Industrial Society, 1968, pp51.  No dw.  VG.  A history of this employer’s organisation, originally known as the Industrial welfare Society. £3.50

Sieff, Marcus  Don't Ask the Price: The Memoirs of the President of Marks & Spencer,  Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986, pp260 plus 21 b/w illustrations.  Hb.  VG/VG.  Lord Sieff's autobiography.  £3.95

Simmons, Douglas A  Schweppes - The First 200 Years, Springwood Books, 1983, pp160 plus 24 pages of coloured illustrations and numerous b/w photos.  Large Format.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  The spine of the dust wrapper is slightly sunned.  The story of Schweppes, the oldest mineral water manufacture in the world, from the 18th century to the 1980s.  £3.95

Sivewright W J  Civil Engineering Heritage: Wales & Western England, Thomas Telford, 1986, pp230.  Pb.  VG-.  Superficial creasing to the covers.  An illustrated survey of significant civil engineering works based on the work of the Panel for Historical Engineering Works of the Institution of Civil Engineers.  £4.95

Slinn, Judy  Linklaters and Paines:  The First One Hundred and Fifty Years, Longman, 1987, pp260.  In association with Debrett’s History Research Limited.  Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of one of the largest firms of solicitors in the City.  £3.95  

Sloan, Alfred P  My Years with General Motors, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1986, pp472.  Tiny tear in dw else F/F.  Sloan transformed GM from a sprawling loosely organised company into the largest private company in the world.  £7.50

Smith, R Grenville and Barrie, Alexander  Aspro - How a Family Business Grew Up,  Nicholas International, 1976, pp182.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of how a one-man business was begun in Melbourne in 1915 to produce aspirin and grew into a multi-national group of companies producing a large range of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.  £3.95

Steinman, David B and Watson, Sarah Ruth  Bridges and their Builders, Dover Publications, 1957, pp401.  First published in 1941.  The revised and enlarged paperback edition of 1957 professionally rebound with green hardback covers.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG+.  A comprehensive history of bridge building through the centuries.  £6.95

Stephens J H  The Guinness Book of Structures: Bridges, Towers, Tunnel, Dams..., Guinness Superlatives, 1976, pp288.  Prize bookplate inside the front cover.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  £5.95

Strangh, Lars and Wennerblom, Holger (eds.)  The Centenary of the Swedish Wood Exporters Association 1875-1975, 1975, pp95.  No dw.  VG.  Includes comprehensive statistics on the world timber trade. Britain is by far the most important market for Swedish timber exports.  £5.95

Stroud, John  Railway Air Services, IA, 1987, pp144.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated tribute to the major role played by the railways in the development of Britain's internal air services.  £8.50

Stuyvenberg J H van (editor)  Margarine: An Economic, Social, and Scientific History, 1869-1969,  Liverpool University Press, 1969, pp342.  Small piece torn from the corner of the front end paper.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  An economic, social and scientific history, 1869 -1969.  £4.95

Temple, David  The Collieries of Durham Vol.1, Trade Union Printing Services, 1993, pp126 with 123 photographs.  Pb.  VG.  There is a tiny repaired nick in the cover at the base of the spine.  A historical sketch of eight of the 129 collieries in Durham that were nationalised in 1947.  £9.50

Temple, David  The Collieries of Durham Vol.2, Trade Union Printing Services, 1994, pp126 with numerous illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  A historical sketch of the collieries at Chopwell, Dawdon, Easington, Greenside, Mainsforth and South Moor.  £12.50

Temple, John  Mining: An International History, Ernest Benn, 1972, pp144 with 79 illustrations.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG+/VG.  A survey from the time of Roman Empire up to the present day.  £3.95

Thompson, Hugh  Engineers and Engineering, Batsford, 1976, pp94.  Past-into-Present Series.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A history of engineering from the pyramids to the present day.  £3.95

Thompson, Peter  Sharing the Success: The Story of NFC, Collins, 1990, pp224.  F/VG+.  The story of privatisation of the National Freight Corporation through a management buyout. £5.95

Thompson, Peter and Delano, Anthony  Maxwell:  A Portrait of Power, Bantam Press, 1988, p256.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a library stamp on the copyright page but no other evidence of library ownership.  “The definitive unauthorised biography of a truly extraordinary man.”  £3.95

Thomson A W J and Hunter L C  The Nationalized Transport Industries, Heinemann, 1973, pp356. VG/VG. An economic study of the nationalised airlines, railways, road haulage and road passenger transport industries. A companion volume dealt with The Nationalized Fuel Industries.  £7.50

Tippett H C  A Portrait of the Lancashire Textile Industry, OUP, 1969, pp170.  F/VG.  Describes the changes in the cotton industry since WWI.  £6.95

Totterdill, Brian W  FDIC Users' Guide: A Practical Guide to the 1999 Red and Yellow Books, Thomas Telford, 2006, pp405.  Glazed Boards.  Fair.  Incorporating Changes And Additions to the 2005 MDB Harmonised Edition.  Wear to the glazed boards at the corners and at the head & base of the spine.  £8.50

Toulson, Norman  The Squirrel and the Clock:  National Provident Institution 1835-1985, Henry Melland, 1985, pp140.  Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  £3.95

Townshend-Rose H  The British Coal Industry, A&U, 1951, pp162.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  An account of the nationalisation of the coal industry and its subsequent organisation.  £4.95

Tregoning, David and Cockerell, Hugh  Friends for Life:  Friends’ Provident Life Office 1832-1982, Henry Melland, 1982, pp196.  Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  The history of Friends’ Provident Mutual Life Office, founded in Yorkshire in 1832 by the religious Society of Friends, the Quakers.  £3.95  

Trinder, Barrie  The Most Extraordinary District in the World: Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale, Phillimore, 1977, pp125 with 61 illustrations.  Published in association with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.   There is a half-inch tear in the dust wrapper.  In the late 18th century the Ironbridge Gorge was at the forefront of the industrial revolution and was a magnet for writers, artists and industrial spies.  Barry Trinder has edited a selection of the most interesting contemporary descriptions to produce an anthology of visitors’ impressions of Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale and the Shropshire coalfield.  £5.95

Tuck, James T  The Collieries of Northumberland Vol.1, Trade Union Printing Services, 1993, pp109 with 113 photographs.  Pb.  VG.  A historical sketch of 26 collieries which were still in existence on Vesting Day 1947 in the county of Northumberland.  £9.50

Tuck, James T  The Collieries of Northumberland Vol.2, Trade Union Printing Services, 1995, pp114.  Pb.  VG.  A historical sketch of twelve further collieries which were still in existence on Vesting Day 1947 in the county of Northumberland.  £12.50

Tuckett, Angela  The Scottish Carter: The History of the Scottish Horse and Motormen’s Association 1898-1964, A&U, 1967, pp448.  VG/VG with several small repaired tears in dw.  A comprehensive history of the union.  £6.95

Tuffrey, Peter  Mexborough, Conisbrough, Denaby and Swinton, Chalford, 1998, pp128.  The Archive Photographs Series.  Small address sticker on the title page.  Pb.  VG.  Old photographs from around 1900 to 1960 illustrating the many changes that have taken place in the area west of Doncaster.  £3.95

Tugendhat, Christopher  Oil: The Biggest Business, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1968, pp318.  VG in torn dw.  A comprehensive review of the history of the oil industry and its current structure.  £5.95

Turnbull, Gerald L  Traffic and Transport: An Economic History of Pickfords, A&U, 1979, pp196. F/VG. By focusing on the history of Pickfords, Turnbull traces the growth of inland transport services by road, canal and railway from the early 17th century until the eve of nationalisation in 1947. £6.95

Turner, Louis  Invisible Empires: Multinational Companies and the Modern World, 1970, pp228.  An academic study of the growing global role of multinational companies.  VG/VG- with repaired tears in dw.  £5.95

Unwin, Sir Stanley  The Truth about a Publisher An Autobiographical Record, A&U, 1960, pp465.  VG/VG.  The memoirs of Stanley Unwin of Allen & Unwin.  £5.95

Walther, Rene; Houriet, Bernard; Isler, Walmar and Moia, Pierre  Cable Stayed Bridges, Thomas Telford Limited, 1988, pp196.  First published as Ponts Haubanes in 1985.  Translated by William Crozier.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG with slight loss of colour to the spine of the covers.  An exceptionally well-illustrated book examining all aspects of the design of cable-stayed bridges - clearly describing the state of the art in the analysis, design and construction of this kind of structure.  £16.50

Wang A N with Eugene Linden  Lessons An Autobiography, 1986, pp250.  Hb.  VG/VG.  The story of the founder of Wang Computers.  £4.95

Warnes, Arthur R  Coal Tar and Some of Its Products, Pitman & Sons, [1918], pp105 with illustrations of factories and machinery.  Pitman's Common Commodities & Industries Series.  No dust wrapper.  Fair+.  Slight wear to the covers at the corners and at the head & base of the spine.  £6.95

Watkins, George  The Stationary Steam Engine, D&C, 1968. Hb. Fine/VG-. Some wear to the dw edges. 100 photographs from the George Watkins collection with an explanatory text are used to trace the history of the stationary steam engine. £24.50

Watkins, George  The Textile Mill Engine Vol.1, D&C, 1970, pp120. David & Charles Library of Textile History. Hb. VG+/VG. Sellotape marks inside the covers. Reviews the evolution of textile mill engine design over a period of nearly a century, using almost entirely examples of engines still in use when the photographs were taken. £10.50

Watkins, George  The Steam Engine in Industry: Mining and Metal Trades, Moorland, 1994, pp128. Historic Industrial Scenes. Pb. VG+. Well-captioned photographs from the author's collection. £3.95

Watson, Thomas J Jr. and Petrie, Peter  Father, Son & Co.  My Life at IBM and Beyond, Bantam, 1990, pp468.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  The autobiography of the man behind the modern IBM.  £4.95              

West, Richard  River of Tears: The Rise of Rio Tinto-Zinc Mining Corporation, Earth Island Ltd, 1972, pp201.  Hb.  "Very Good+" in a "Very Good" dust wrapper.  A critical study of RTZ mining activities in Southern Africa, Australasia and Britain.  £4.95

Whitney, Charles S  Bridges: Their Art, Science & Evolution, Greenwich House, 1983, pp360 with over 400 illustrations, drawings & diagrams.  First published in 1929.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A richly illustrated study that examines the principles of bridge design and construction that have engaged the ingenuity and imagination of men from the time of the Romans to the 20th century.  £8.50

Wilkinson, George  Bridging the Humber, Cerialis Press, 1981, pp114.  Published to commemorate the official opening of the bridge in July 1981.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  The story in words and pictures of the building of a bridge, lavishly illustrated in colour.  £3.95

Williams K  The Story of Typhoo and the Birmingham Tea Industry, Quiller, 1990, pp132.  Large format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Well-illustrated in both colour and black & white.  £4.95

Williams K, Williams J and Haslam C  The Breakdown of Austin Rover A case study in the failure of business strategy and industrial policy, Berg, 1987, pp150.  VG/VG.  A critical review of the Michael Edwardes’ era.  £6.95

Williams, Archibald  The Romance of Modern Engineering: containing interesting descriptions of the Nile Dam, the Panama Canal, Tower Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Niagara Falls Power Co, the Bermuda Floating Dock etc, Pearson, 1904, pp377.  An attractive hardback, in excellent condition for age.  £8.50

Wilson, Charles and Parker, Geoffrey  (Ed)  An Introduction to the Sources of European Economic History 1500-1800, Cornell University, 1977, pp256.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Brings together a mass of statistical data on population, agriculture, industry, trade, transport and finance.  £4.95

Wilson, Martyn and Spink, Karen  Coles 100 Years: The Growth Story of Europe's Leading Crane Manufacturer 1879 – 1979, Coles, 1978, pp64.  Large Format Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  An illustrated centenary history of the company.  £4.95

Winsbury, Rex  Thomas McLintock and Company:  The First Hundred Years 1877-1977, privately printed, 1977, pp164.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  The story of a Glasgow based accounting firm.  £3.95

Wisdom T H  50 Years of Progress: The History of the Automotive Products Organisation over the past 50 Years 1920-1970, pp48.  VG/VG.  Large format.  A well-illustrated history of the group with a presentation slip enclosed.  £4.95

Wittfoht Hans  Building Bridges: History, Technology, Construction, Beton-Verlag, 1984, pp327 with numerous illustrations.  The English edition of a book first published in German.  No dust wrapper, as published.  Large Format Hb.  VG with slight rubbing to the edges of the covers.  "A book on bridges not only for the specialist, but for a large readership."  Note that the author Hans Wittfoht was himself a highly successful designer and builder of bridges.  £16.50

Woodward H W  “Art, Feat and Mystery” The Story of Thomas Webb & Sons, Glassmakers, Mark + Moody, 1978, pp61.  VG+/VG+.  A brief centenary history followed by a “dictionary” of the more notable types of Webb glass, illustrated with colour plates.  £6.95

Worswick G D N and Ady P H (Editors)  The British Economy 1945-1950, Oxford University Press, 1967, pp621.  First published in 1952.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  A series of essays by distinguished economists written immediately after the period reviewed.  £3.95

Worthy, James C  William C. Norris:  Portrait of a Maverick, Founder of Control Data Corporation, Ballinger (Harper and Row), Boston, 1987, pp259.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper shows signs of wear around edges.  The story of CDC.  £5.95

Wright, Charles and Fayle, C. Ernest  A History of Lloyd’s:  From the founding of Lloyd’s coffee house to the present day, MacMillan, 1928, p475.  Hb.  No dw.  VG.  A comprehensive and authoritative history, based on unrestricted access to Lloyd’s records.  £9.50  

Young, John L  Books from Manuscript to the Bookseller, Pitman, 2nd ed. 1929, pp121 plus 23 page publisher’s list at end.  Pitman’s Common Commodities and Industries Series.  No dw.  Slight rubbing at top and bottom of spine else VG.  A fascinating insight into publishing before the war.  £5.95

Young, Peter  Power of Speech: A History of Standard Telephones and Cables 1883-1983, Allen & Unwin, 1983, pp220 plus 27 black & white illustrations.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A centenary history.  £3.95

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