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Book Description: Frank Graham, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Facsimile reprint, clean boards, slightly rubbed and soiled d/w , chipped and torn to edges. viii 164 and many engravings of collieries, mostly taken from an earlier work by Hair published in 1844, a geological sketch map is included. A new 2 page introduction by Frank Atkinson is included in this facsimile reprint.PLEASE NOTE as this is a veritable lump of a book extra postage will be required, especially from overseas customers, please use the ask the bookseller a question facility for a P & P quote. Bookseller Inventory # 005237

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A History of Coal, Coke, Coal Fields . (and) . Iron, Its Ores, and Proceses of Manufacture

FORDYCE William
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Book Description: Sampson Low, Son and Co, London, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 'A History of Coal, Coke, Coal Fields, Progress of Coal Mining, the Winning and Working of Collieries, Household, Steam, Gas, Coking, and other Coals, Duration of the Great Northern Coal Field, Mine Surveying and Government Inspection. Iron, its Ores, and Processes of Manufacture, more particularly with reference to the Recently-Discovered Iron Ores of the Cleveland District and of the Blast Furnaces Erected in the North of England. Including Estimatesof the Capital Required to Embark in the Coal, Coke, or Iron Trades; the Probable Amount of Profit to be Realized; Amount of Capital Invested in Collieries and Iron Works; Mode of Valuing Mineral Property, etc. A Brief History of the Coal and Iron Trades, brought down to the Present Time.' Scarce first edition of this unusual work, an account of the history of coal and iron and its importance to the British empire. Hardback, 164 pages, large format (28 cm x 42 cm). The frontispiece is a full-colour, fold-out geological map and there are 36 highly-finished, full-page engravings. The map is in beautiful condition, with just one small mark to one corner. The engravings are all in fine or near-fine condition. There is a dedication by the author to Napoleon the Third, whom he describes as: 'a sovereign no less illustrious as the able and benignant ruler of a mighty empire, than as a scholar, statesman, and warrior, and the munificent patron of literature and the arts, the leader of social progress, and the enlightened promoter of international commerce'. Marbled boards, half leather, gilt titles and banding on the spine. The leather is worn at the corners, with some loss,and there is loss to the spine ends. The front board is detached. Bookseller Inventory # 028102

Book Description: Sampson Low, Son., London:, 1860. hardcover. Book Condition: 11. FIRST EDITION. A rare and unusual work dedicated to his majesty, Napoleon the Third, Emperor of the French. This seldom catalogued work is a comprehensive treatise on coal and iron and its economic role in the life of the British Empire up to the mid-nineteenth century. It provides detailed information on the technology of coal mining at the time of its publication as well as the costs involved in these activities and how a capitalist could profit from pursuing coal and iron mining and manufacturing. RLIN list 5 locations: Harvard, NYPL, Library Company of Philadelphia, University of Minnesota, University of Michigan. 425 x 292 mm. Folio. viii, (5)-164 pp. Frontis. hand-colored folding map of Geology and Mineralogy of the North of England, index, numerous text tables, 33 engraved plates (1 double-page), 2 tables on plates, historiated initials; pages brittle, fore-edge chipped on title page numerous leaves, some leaves torn at fore-edge, plate 5 (double-page) mounted on stubs along gutter, with some loss of paper in the margin. Modern quarter black morocco, black cloth sides, gilt spine, raised band, new endleaves. Ex library rubber stamps of the Mercantile Library, Philadelphia. Very scarce. Bookseller Inventory # M1766

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