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  • £25.00

    Report of Magnetic Experiments tried on Board an Iron Steam-Vessel

    by order of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. accompanied by plans of the vessel, and tables showing the horizontal deflection of the magnetic needle at different positions on board, together with the dip and magnetic intensity observed at those positions, and compared with observations made on shore with the same instruments.

    Addressed to Charles Wood, Esq., MP, and communicated by Captain Beaufort, RN, Hydrographer to the Admiralty



    Johnson, Edward J.



    London, Royal Society, 1836.

    the experiments were conducted in the Shannon estuary on board the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company ship ‘Garryowen’

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  • £1,200.00

    Recueil d’Appareils a Vapeur Employés aux Travaux de Navigation et de Chemins de Fer

    fondations a l’air comprimé (ponts, quais, batardeaux, etc.),


    by A. Castor


    Paris, 1869.


    a magnificent volume of 27 double-page lithograph plates with integral tissue guards, illustrating steam dredgers, caissons for bridge construction, winding mechanisms for inclined planes, etc., etc.


    The text booklet that was issued to accompany the plates is not present, but a modern reprint is supplied.


    the title-page carries an inscription from the author “Hommage a Monsieur A[?] Roebling, Engineer en Chef”.

    I assume this refers to Washington A. Roebling, who succeeded his father, John A. Roebling, as chief engineer for the construction of New York’s Brooklyn Bridge in 1869.

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  • £45.00

    Étude sur les Chaudieres a Vapeur Marines

    by C. Audenet


    Paris, Arthus Bertrand, ca.1868.


    a scarce little French study on marine boilers.


    presentation copy from the author to John Scott, and with the Scott Library book-plate to front paste-down.

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  • £1,975.00

    Shipbuilding, theoretical and practical

    edited by W.J.MacQuorn Rankine


    London, William MacKenzie, 1866.


    the authoritative text by Isaac Watts, W.J.M.Rankine, Frederick K.Barnes, and James Robert Napier, is followed by a series of forty-five fine engraved plates, many double-page or folding out, “from drawings furnished by some of the most eminent British shipbuilders”.


    the work was designed to form a ‘complete system of information on the art of shipbuilding, and on the scientific principles on which it is founded’;


    arranged under seven divisions: Hydraulics of Shipbuilding. Geometry of Shipbuilding. Strength of Materials as applied to Shipbuilding. Practical Shipbuilding. Masts, Sails, and Rigging. Marine Steam Engineering. Shipbuilding for purposes of War.

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  • £10.00

    Where Ships are Born, Sunderland 1346-1946

    by Smith & Holden


    Thomas Reed, 1946.


    a good concise history of shipbuilding on the River Wear.

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    Down to the Sea

    the romance of Clyde, its ships and shipbuilders.


    by George Blake


    Collins, 1937.

    a good popular history of Clyde shipbuilding

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