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41 BOAS, William S. & Co.) Canada : Post-War Possibilities
William S. Boas, 1948, 
(BOAS, William S. & Co.). Canada : Post-War Possibilities. 1948 Edition. Montreal : William S. Boas & Company, (1948). Pp 511. Illustrated. 4to, blue cloth. Of nautical interest : Canadian Shipping Industry (pp.290-291); Canada Steamship Lines Limited (pp.292-293); Cunard Donaldson Limited (p.294); Swedish American Line (p.295); Montreal Shipping Company Limited (pp.296-297); March Shipping Agency Limited (p.298); Constantine Line (p.299); Elder Dempster Lines (Canada) LImited (p.300); McLean Kennedy Limited (p.301); Furness, Withy & Company Limited (p.302); Sarnia Steamships Limited and Colonial Steamships Limited (p.303); Canadian Shipbuilding & Engineering Ltd. (p.323); Saint John Dry Dock Co. Ltd. (p.324); Halifax Shipyards Limited (p.325); Port Weller Dry Docks Limited (p.326). Rubbed cloth, else vg. 50.00

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42 Boilers] British Standard 1113:1943 Water Tube Boilers and their Integral Superheaters
British Standards Institution, London, 1943, 
[Boilers]. Water Tube Boilers and their Integral Superheaters. London: British Standards Institution, 1943. Pp. [1]-66,(2), + 4 folding charts in rearpocket. 8vo, grey cloth with black lettering to front and spine. British S tandard 1113:1943. Light wear to spine ends, name to front pastedown, else vg. 40.00

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43 BOND, Roland C Lifetime with Locomotives. First Edition in dustjacket
Goose & Son Publishers, Cambridge, England, 1975, ISBN:0900404302 
BOND, Roland C. A Lifetime with Locomotives. (Cambridge, England) : Goose &Son Publishers, (1975). First Edition. Pp (6),[7]-329,(3),+ 40 pp plates. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The story of a distinguished career in railway engineering from 1920 to 1968. Roland Bond, one of the last Chief Mechanical Engineerss to practise in steam, lived and workedwith locomotives through the period of their greatest development and was at the very centre of British Railways' changeover from steam to diesel andelectric motive power. He presents the technical side in an eminently read able form and at the same time draws on a wealth of personal experience to illustrate his story, to comment in a forthright but kindly manner on some of the many characters with whom he came into contact, and to question someof the decisions which determined the course of events within the national ised undertaking the is British Railways today. It is clear that such a manmust have an interesting story to tell, but all too few of similar backgro und are willing or able to put pen to paper and share their thoughts and experiences, their successes and their failures, with a wider public." (from the dj). Contents : 1. introduction: The Early Years. 2. Apprenticeship andPupilage at Derby 1920-25. 3. Inspection at Contractors' Works 1924-28. 4. Three Years out of the Railway Service. 5. Return to the Railway Service. 6. Rugby Locomotive Testing Station 1937-39. 7. The War Years: St. Rollox and Crewe 1939-46. 8. The End of an Era: Derby Headquarters 1946-48. 9. Nationalisation - The First Five Years. 10. Coming Events Cast Their Shadows. 11. Chief Mechanical Engineer. 12. The Final Ten Years 195&-68. Appendices: A. L.M.S. News Bulletin No. 2 1926. B. L.M.S. Notice, General Strike, 1926.C. Letter of Thanks, General Strike, 1926. Very good in rubbed, torn, but unclipped, dustjacket. 28.00

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44 BORDEN, R.L. Naval Aid Bill : Speech Delivered by Rt. Hon. R.L. Borden, 5th December, 1912
House of Commons, Ottawa, 1912, 1912 
BORDEN, Rt. Hon. R.L. The Naval Aid Bill : Speech Delivered by Rt. Hon. R.L. Borden, 5th December, 1912. [Ottawa : House of Commons, 1912]. Pp (4),5-31,(1) including a portrait frontispiece of Borden. 8vo, blue card covers.

Sir Robert Laird Borden, PC (1854-1937) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the eighth Prime Minister of Canada from October 10, 1911 to July 10, 1920, and was the third Nova Scotian to hold this office.

"On the 5th of December, 1912, the Rt. Honourable R. L. Borden introduced in the Canadian House of Commons the Naval Aid Act. The object of this bill is to increase immediately the effective naval forces of the Empire. It provides for an expenditure of $35,000,000 for the construction and equipment of battleships or armoured cruisers of the most modern and powerful type. When the ships are constructed they will be placed at the disposal of His Majesty for the common defence of the Empire.

Right Hon. R. L. BORDEN (Prime Minister) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 21) to authorize measures for increasing the effective naval forces of the Empire. He said Mr. Speaker, in addressing the House upon so important a subject as that which I propose to discuss, I shall speak in no controversial spirit. If a portion of my remarks may necessarily controvert opinions which have been expressed by hon. gentlemen on either side of the House, let it be understood that I do so, not by way of criticism, but purely for the purpose of giving frankly to the House the reasons which have led the Government to adopt the course which I shall now outline." - from page 5.

"I now proceed to submit to the House the information which we have received from His Majesty's Government. It is in the form of a memorandum, as follows : —
From the Secretary of State for the Colonies to His Royal
Highness the Governor General.
Downing Street, 25th October, 1912.
Sir, —
1. I have the honour to transmit to Your Royal Highness the accompanying copy of a memorandum relating to the requirements of the naval defence of the Empire.
2. This document has been prepared by the Admiralty on the instructions of His Majesty's Government in compliance with the request of Mr. Borden with a view to presentation to the Dominion Parliament if, and when, the Dominion ministers deem it necessary.
I have, &c,
L. Harcourt.

Some sections: Strength of the German Fleet -
Strength of the British Fleet -
Home Waters -
Mediterranean Station -

"The rapid expansion of Canadian sea-borne trade, and the immense value of Canadian cargoes always afloat in British and Canadian bottoms, here require consideration. On the basis of the figures supplied by the Board of Trade to the Imperial Conference of 1911, the annual value of the overseas trade of the Dominion of Canada in 1909-10 was not less than £72,000,000, and the tonnage of Canadian vessels was 718,000 tons, and these proportions have already increased and are still increasing. For the whole of this trade wherever it may be about the distant waters of the world, as well as for the maintenance of her communications, both with Europe and Asia, Canada is dependent, and has always depended upon the Imperial navy, without corresponding contribution or cost." - p.16.

"Whatever may be the decision of Canada at the present juncture, Great Britain will not in any circumstances fail in her duty to the Overseas Dominions of the Crown. (Cheers and loud applause, some Liberals joining.) She has before now successfully made head alone and unaided against the most formidable combinations, and she has not lost her capacity by a wise policy and strenuous exertions to watch over and preserve the vital interests of the Empire. (Applause.)

The Admiralty are assured that His Majesty's Government will not hesitate to ask the House of Commons for whatever provision the circumstances of each year may require. But the aid which Canada could give at the present time is not to be measured only in ships or money. (Loud cheers.)

Any action on the part of Canada to increase the power and mobility of the Imperial Navy, and thus widen the margin of our common safety, would be recognized everywhere as a most significant witness to the united strength of the Empire, and to the renewed resolve of the Overseas Dominions to take their part in maintaining its integrity. (Loud applause.)

The Prime Minister of the Dominion having inquired in what form any immediate aid that Canada might give would be most effective, we have no hesitation in answering after a prolonged consideration of all the circumstances that it is desirable that such aid should include the provision of a certain number of the largest and strongest ships of war which science can build or money supply.'' (Loud cheers and prolonged applause.)- pp.17-18.

"Our navy was once dominant everywhere, and the white ensign was the token of naval supremacy in all the seas. Is it not time that the former conditions should in some measure be restored? (Applause.) Upon our own* coasts, both Atlantic and Pacific, powerful squadrons were maintained twelve years ago. To-day the flag .is not shown on either seaboard. I am assured that the aid which we propose will enable such special arrangements to be consummated that, without courting disaster at home, an effective fleet of battleships and cruisers can be established in the Pacific, and a powerful squadron can periodically visit our Atlantic seaboard, to assert once more the naval strength of the Empire along these coasts. (Applause.)" - p.22.

"Upon inquiry as to the cost of such a battleship, we are informed by the Admiralty that it is approximately £2,350,000 including armament and first outfit of ordnance stores and ammunition. The total cost of three such battleships, which when launched will be the most powerful in the world, would be approximately* $35,000,000, and we ask the people of Canada through their Parliament to grant that sum to His Majesty the King (Loud and repeated cheering) of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Overseas Dominions, in order to increase the effective naval forces of the Empire, to safeguard our shores and our seaborne commerce, and to make secure the common heritage of all who owe allegiance to the King, (Applause.)

These ships will be at the disposal of His Majesty the King for the common defence of the Empire. (Cheers.) They will be maintained and controlled as part of the Royal Navy (Hear, hear) ; and we have the assurance that if at any time in the future it should be the will of the Canadian people to establish a Canadian unit of the Royal Navy, these vessels can be recalled by the Canadian Government to form part of that unit, in which case, of course, they would be maintained by Canada and not by Great Britain. (Cheers.)" - p.23.

"Where shall these ships be built? They will be built under Admiralty supervision in the United Kingdom, for the reason that at present there are no adequate facilities for constructing them in Canada. The plant required for the construction of a dreadnought battleship is enormous, and it would be impossible at present to maintain shipbuilding in this country on such a scale. In any case, only the hull could be built in Canada; because the machinery, the armour, and the guns would necessarily be constructed or manufactured in the United Kingdom. The additional cost of construction in Canada would be about $12,000,000 for the three ships, and it would be impossible to estimate the delay. No one is more eager than myself for the development of shipbuilding industries in Canada, but we cannot, upon any business or economic considerations, begin with the construction of dreadnoughts; and especially we could not do so when these ships are urgently required within two or three years at the outside, for rendering aid upon which may depend the Empire's future existence. (Applause.)

According to my conception, the effective development of shipbuilding industries in Canada must commence with small beginnings and in a businesslike way. (Hear, hear.) I have discussed this subject with the Admiralty, and they thoroughly realize that it is not to the Empire's advantage that all shipbuilding facilities should be concentrated in the United Kingdom. I am assured, therefore, that the Admiralty are prepared in the early future to give orders for the construction in Canada of small cruisers, oil-tank vessels, and auxiliary craft of various kinds. (Loud applause.) The plant required is relatively small as compared with that which is necessary for a dreadnought battleship, and such an undertaking would have a much more secure and permanent basis from a business standpoint. For the purpose of stimulating so important and necessary an industry, we have expressed our willingness to bear a portion of the increased cost for a time at least. (Applause.) I see no reason why all vessels required in the future for our Government service should not be built in Canada, even at some additional cost. (Applause.) In connection with the development of shipbuilding, I should not be surprised to see the establishment of a higher class of engineering works, which would produce articles now imported and not presently manufactured in Canada. (Hear, hear.) - pp.24-25.

'Canada is sending these ships to range themselves in the battle line of the Empire with those of the mother country, of Australia, and of New Zealand. They will be the three most powerful battleships in the world, and they will bear historic names associated with this country. (Applause.) Thus, every Canadian will realize, in seeing or reading of these ships, that they are a gift in which he has participated, and that, by their presence in the battle line of the Empire, he has freely taken a direct and distinct share in maintaining the Empire's safety." p.26.

A spending comparison with Argentina and the United States.

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45 BOYD, Winnett Rebel Engineer : The Life and Work of Winnett Boyd
Winnett Boyd, Bobcaygeon, Ontario, 1998, ISBN:0968429602 
BOYD, Winnett. Rebel Engineer : The Life and Work of Winnett Boyd. (Bobcaygeon, Ontario : Winnett Boyd, October 1998). Pp (10),i-vii,18-467,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. Contents : 1. The Formative Years. 2. Higher Education. 3. Jet Engines. 4. Nuclear Engineering. 5. Recreation. 6. The ADL Years. 7. Retirement. 8. What Happened to Me at AVRO. 9. The Years of Confusion, Success and Failure. 10. AVRO's Disastrous Acquisitions. 11. What Could Have Been. 12. Putting the Record Straight. 13. More On Retirement. 14. Creating Gas Turbine Aero Engines. 15. A Chronological History of the Jet Engine in the U.K., German, the U.S.A. and Canada to the endof 1950. 16. Some Suggestions for an Economic Strategy for Canada. 17. Som e Thoughts on our Criminal Justice System. 18. Controlling Cancer. Epilogue: A Look Backward. Appendices. Very good. 40.00

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46 British Army - War Office Booby Traps. Field Engineering and Mine Warfare, Pamphlet No. 7.
War Office, London, 1952, 
(War Office). Booby Traps. Field Engineering and Mine Warfare, Pamphlet No.7. [London] : War Office, 1952. Pp iii-v,(1),1-75,(1). Illustrated. Small 8vo, illustrated blue stapled 3-hole-punched card covers. Contents : Chapter 1 – General Considerations. 1. The aim and how it can be attained,. 2. Booby traps in operations. 3. Responsibilities of all arms. Chapter 2 – Individual Mechanisms. 4. General. 5. Standard British equipment. 6. Switch No. 4, Pull, Mark 1. 7. Switch No. 5, Pressure, Mark 1. 8. Switch No. 6, Release, Mark 1. 9. Switch No. 9, “L” Delay, Mark 1. 10. Switch (anti-lift) No. 12, Mark 1. 11. The Clam. 12. The Limpet, Mark 3. Chapter 3 – Detection and Clearance. 13. Introduction. 14. Where to look and what to look for. 15. Neutralizing and disarming. 16. Organization for searching and clearance. 17.General rules. Chapter 4 – Laying and Recording. 18. Planning. 19. The des ign and construction of traps. 20. Some typical booby traps. 21. Procedure for setting traps. 22. Recording. Appendices. Spine and edges browned, penned name, circular inkstamp, else good, with corrections scotch-taped to page 17. 40.00

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Marine Gears , BROERSMA, G., Prof. Ir Ships and Marine Engines Series Vol. VIII.
47 BROERSMA, G., Prof. Ir Ships and Marine Engines Series Vol. VIII. Marine Gears
De Technische Uitgeverij H. Stam N.V., 1961, 
BROERSMA, G., Prof. Ir. Marine Gears. Haarlem: De Technische Uitgeverij H. Stam N.V., 1961. Pp 439, incl. illus., some folding. 4to, blue cloth. Shipsand Marine Engines Series Vol. VIII. As comprehensive a treatment of the s ubject (to the date of publication) as could be imagined. Partial contents include: "Design"; "Design Classification Rules"; "Design-Calculations"; "Couplings"; "Bearings"; "Materials"; "Manufacture"; "Research and Testing ofMarine Gears". Very slightly rubbed, else vg. 300.00

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48 BROOKES, E.H. History of the University of Natal. First Edition in dustjacket
University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg, 1966, 
BROOKES, E.H. A History of the University of Natal. Pietermaritzburg : University of Natal Press, 1966. First Edition. Pp (16),1-194.+ 29 pp plates. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Colonial Natal was long unreceptive to the idea of a University. Too many of the Home-born tended tobelieve that "the Natal bov" was "uninterested in higher education, lazy, devoid of perseverance and devoted to outdoor activities". Too many of the Colonials tended to admire that lack of more than elementary education which had made them what they were. As late as 1907, a prominent member of Natal's Legislative Assembly objected to the "waste" of public money on high-school education which, in his view, unfitted boys for life and work in the Colony. But Natal had men with greater faith in education and in the Natal boy. They secured the passage, through the Natal Legislature, of the University College Act of 1909. In February, 1910, Natal's first university students ("the aboriginals") began their higher education in two temporary wood-and-iron classrooms in the grounds of Maritzburg College. University education in Natal had begun. From such modest beginnings on the eve of Union there has developed the flourishing University of the 'sixties, with its five thousand students, its nine Faculties—Arts, Social Science, Science, Law, Education, Commerce and Public Administration, Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine—and its eight autonomous Research Institutes. This book tells the story of the growth of the University, of its staff, of its students, of itsrole in the academic world and of its influence on the life of Natal and o f South Africa generally." (from the dj). Contents : The background of university education in South Africa; The first steps towards University Education in Natal; A flickering flame: the Natal University College 1910-18; TheDurban Technical College 1910-18; The University acts of 1916; The Natal U niversity College 1919-28; The Bews period 1928-38; The dual university; The opening of non-European classes; The Denison period 1938-44; The Natal University College in 1945: summary; The Malherbe Era (1945-65) I; The Malherbe Era (1945-65) II; The University of Natal; The non-European students; The medical school; The faculty of agriculture; The autonomous institutes; Evolution of the dual system; University finance; Educational ideals and achievements I; Educational ideals and achievements II; The students' representative councils; The influence of the University of Natal; Concluding note; Appendix I: List of professors; Appendix II: Roll of honour; Appendix III: LIst of honorary degrees awarded; Appendix IV: List of donors of R1,000 andover and up to R5,000; Appendix V: List of Rhodes scholars and Elsie Ballo t scholars. Very good in dustjacket (1" section missing from rear panel andtear to front fold). 35.00

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49 BROWN, P. T. Survey of Marine Machinery and Boilers.
Charles Griffin & Co, London, 1951, 
BROWN, P. T. Survey of Marine Machinery and Boilers. London : Charles Griffin & Co., (1951). Pp 151. Illustrated with technical drawings to text. Small 8vo, pebbled blue cloth with gilt to spine. Chapters : 1. The Survey of Machinery and Boilers during Construction in the Shop; 2. The Fitting of Machinery On Board Ships; 3. The Auxiliary Machinery; 4. The Survey of Mass Production; 5. Some Notes on Materials and Their Testing. Spine faded, extremities bumped, front free end paper cut, pages yellowing, else very good. 20.00

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50 BRUNTON, David W. DAVIS, John A. DAVIES, J. Vipond. Modern Tunneling. Second Edition, hardcover.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , New York, 1922, 
BRUNTON, David W. and John A. DAVIS. Modern Tunneling. New chapters on Railroad Tunneling by J. Vipond Davies. New York : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1922. Second Edition, revised and enlarged. Pp. (4),iii-x,1-612, + 1 folding chart. With many illustrations to text. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The history of tunneling; 3. Modern mining and water tunnels; 4. Choice opf power for tunnel work; 5. Air compressors; 6. Ventilation; 7. Incidental surface equipment; 8. Rock-drilling machines; 9. Haulage; 10. Incidental underground equipment; 11. Drilling methods; 12. Blasting; 13. Methods of mucking; 14. Timbering; 15. Safety; 16. Cost of tunnel work; 17. Bibliography; 18. Railroad Tunnels; 19. Construction; 20. Hard Rock Tunnels (Self-supporting); 21. Loose Rock and Soft GroundTunnels; 22. Subaqueous Tunnels. Spine sunned, bumping to spine ends, stam p inside front cover, else very good. 45.00

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51 BUCHANAN, R.A., and M. WILLIAMS. BRUNEL, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Bristol.
Published for Bristol & West Building Society, by Redcliffe, Bristol , 1982, ISBN:0905459393 
BUCHANAN, R.A., and M. WILLIAMS. Brunel's Bristol. Bristol : Published for Bristol & West Building Society, by Redcliffe, (1982). First Edition. Pp [1]-96. Illustrated. Large 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Introduction; Clifton Bridge; Dock Works; Railway Works; The Bristol Ships; Waterworks; Miscellaneous Works; Conclusion. “Several books have beenwritten about the engineering genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, but this is the first to concentrate on his associations with the city of Bristol, Angus Buchanan is surely right to suggest that Brunel 'made a greater contribution to the landscape of the Bristol area than any other single individual before or since, with his splendid bridge over the Clifton Gorge; with the rauilway network radiating from Bristol, and the original Temple Meads station still intact at its centre; with the Floating Harbour surviving largely because of the improvements which he introduced; and with the s.s. GreatBritain now being handsomely restored in the dry dock from which she was l aunched in 1843'.” - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket (remnant of sticker to back panel). With a signed presentation bookplate from the Lord Mayor of Bristol, George Maggs. 30.00

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Machinists', Engineers' and Fire Men's Friend. The practical form to dividethe Valves, and set the eccentric on a Locomotive, Link Motion Engine, and on a direct and a indirect Motion, Stationary Engine, BUCKWALTER, P. W.
52 BUCKWALTER, P. W. Machinists', Engineers' and Fire Men's Friend. The practical form to dividethe Valves, and set the eccentric on a Locomotive, Link Motion Engine, and on a direct and a indirect Motion, Stationary Engine
Ernst Luft, Job Printer & Bookbinder, Pittsburgh, PA, 1871, 1871 
BUCKWALTER, P. W. Machinists', Engineers' and Fire Men's Friend. The practical form to divide the Valves, and set the eccentric on a Locomotive, Link Motion Engine, and on a direct and a indirect Motion, Stationary Engine. Pittsburgh, PA : Ernst Luft, Job Printer & Bookbinder, 6th Avenue, 1871. Pp (4),[3]-93,(5),+ 9 plates + large folding plate at rear. Small 8vo, original black cloth boards, with new black cloth spine, both blank.

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53 BULL, J.W. Marine Surveying : Basic Aims.
Published for the Institute of Marine Engineers by Marine Management (Holdings) Ltd, London, 1979, ISBN:090097690X 
BULL, J.W. Marine Surveying : Basic Aims. London : Published for the Institute of Marine Engineers by Marine Management (Holdings) Ltd., 1979. Pp [i]-ii,1-42. Index. 8vo, illustrated stapled yellow card covers. Contents : 1. Survey organisations. 2. Qualifications, recruitment and training. 3. Firstsurveys. 4. Re-surveys. 5. Damage, casualty and condition surveys. Appendi ces. Very good. Uncommon. 45.00

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54 BURCHELL, S.C. Horizon Caravel Book LESSEPS, Ferdinand de Building the Suez Canal. First Edition. ex-lib
American Heritage, 1966, 
BURCHELL, S.C. Building the Suez Canal. N.Y.: American Heritage Publishing Co., 1966. First Edition. Pp 153. Illustrated. Lg 8vo, illustrated cloth. Ex-library, else vg. 12.00

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55 BURGER, W CORBET, A.G. Marine Gyro-Compasses and Automatic Pilots
Pergamon Press, 1963, 
BURGER, W. and A.G. CORBET. Marine Gyro-Compasses and Automatic Pilots: A Handbook for Merchant Navy Officers: Volume One: Gyro Compasses. Oxford: Pergamon Press, (1963). Pp 212. 8vo, ill. card covers. The Commonwealth and International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Liberal Studies. Concerns the Sperry Mark E.I, Mark E.XIV, Mark XX, the Brown Types A and B, the Arma-Brown, and the Marine Gyrosyn compasses. Vg. 20.00

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56 BURGER, W., and A.G. CORBET Ship Stabilizers : Their Design and Operation in Correcting the Rolling of Ships. A Handbook for Merchant Navy Officers.
Pergamon Press, Oxford , 1966, 
BURGER, W., and A.G. CORBET. Ship Stabilizers : Their Design and Operation in Correcting the Rolling of Ships. A Handbook for Merchant Navy Officers. Oxford : Pergamon Press, (1966). First Edition. Pp [i]-xv,(1),1-184,+ 7 folding plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Contents : 1. Rolling of Ships. 2. The Gyroscope. 3. Anti-Rolling Devices in General. 4. Anti-Rolling Tanks. 5. Types of Stabilization in Tilting Fin Systems. 6. The Sensors and the Controlling Unit. 7. Denny-Brown Stabilizer. 8. Denny-Brown AEG Stabilizer. 9. Denny-Brown Stabilizer Controls, Operation, Maintenance. 10. Sperry Gyrofin. 11. Sperry Gyrofin, Controls and Operation. 12. Stabilizers for Smaller Ships. Penned name, else very good. 35.00

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57 BURGESS, M.W. Pageant of Progress series) Warships To-Day. in dj.
Oxford University Press, London, 1940, 
BURGESS, M.W. Warships To-Day . London: Oxford University Press, (1940). Pp. [1]-141,(3), frontis., + 14 p. of plates and 4 folding plans. Illustrated. 8vo, decorated tan cloth with brown lettering to front and spine, top edge dyed red. A volume in The Pageant of Progress series. Contents: 1. The Hidden Guardians of the Coast; 2. Communications; 3. Protection; 4. A Digression of Importance, or Fire Control; 5. Power; 6. Two Cameos. Small smudge to front board, previous owner's name to ffep, else vg in rubbed, chipped dj. 25.00

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Indicator Diagram.  2d ed., BURGH, N.P
58 BURGH, N.P Indicator Diagram. 2d ed.
E. & F. Spon, 1871, 
BURGH, N.P. The Indicator Diagram Practically Considered. Second Edition. L: E. & F. Spon, 1871. Pp 164, folding frontis. Small 8vo, green cloth, giltto front and spine. Contents include: "The Description and Use of the Indi cator"; "How to Take an Indicator Diagram Correctly"; "The Proof of Atmospheric Pressure, and Particulars of Steam Pressures"; "The Theoretical Geometry of the Indicator Diagram"; "The Practical Geometry of the Indicator Diagram"; "Modern Indicator Diagrams, Contributed by the Most Eminent Engineersin England and Scotland, to Show their Latest and Best Practice"; "Indicat or Diagrams taken from the Most Improved Modern Paddle Wheel Engines"; "Examples of Indicator Diagrams taken from Land Engines"; "Examples of Indicator Diagrams taken from Air and Water Pumps"; "The Formulae Requisite to Define the Duty of an Engine from the Indicator Diagram". Slightly rubbed, two small bruises to fore-edge of front board, else vg. 100.00

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59 BURNETT, Constance Buel. ERICSSON, John). Captain John Ericsson : Father of the Monitor. Second Printing in dustjacket.
Vanguard Press, New York, 1960, 
BURNETT, Constance Buel. Captain John Ericsson : Father of the Monitor. NewYork : The Vanguard Press, Inc., (1960). Second Printing. Pp. (8),[9]-255, (1). 8vo, blue cloth with silver and red decoration to front board, silver and red lettering to spine. "This is the first biography for young people of the Swedish-American genius who invented the Monitor - the revolutionary ironclad warship that, at the very moment Lincoln was considering evacuating Washington during the Civil War, turned the tide of battle for the North in the historic duel with the Merrimac. But the Monitor was only one of thespectacular achievements of John Ericsson's genius. From childhood, when h e built a working model of his father's iron foundry, until very old age, when he was experimenting with the harnessing of solar energy, Ericsson's life was a dramatic unfolding of extraordinary talent and indomitable zeal inthe fields of mechanics, draftsmanship, mapmaking, and every phase of engi neering. His was the path of the dedicated scientist: the intense yearning to analyze and understand, to see problems in a new light, to attack them with infinite patience and imeasurable daring. Every young person interestedin the sea and naval warfare, in the Civil War, in America's contribution to engineering and science, and in the struggle of a man to achieve the best that is in him will find 'Captain John Ericsson' as fascinating a book asthe Monitor's inventor was a man." - from the dj. Very good in price-clipp ed dustjacket. 20.00

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60 BUSSBY, Frederick William Walker : The Diver who Saved Winchester Cathedral. 2nd ed
Friends of Winchester Cathedral, 1974, 
BUSSBY, Frederick. William Walker : The Diver who Saved Winchester Cathedral. Winchester, UK: The Friends of Winchester Cathedral, 1974. Second Edition. Pp. 19, with [4] pp. of plates. Small 8vo, stapled blue ill. card covers. Beginning in May, 1906 and for the following five years, a diver named William Walker worked below Winchester Cathedral, restoring the foundation which had been damaged by years of flooding. It is estimated that he used 28,000 bags of concrete and 114,900 concrete blocks -- all this while wearing his two hundred pound diving suit. On March 21, 1964, a statue was unveiled in his memory at the Cathedral. Vg. 15.00

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