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James Riddick Partington

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Item Description: Heffer, 1960. Book Condition: Fair. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 3456391

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Partington, J. R

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Item Description: W. Heffer. Book Condition: Very Good. Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, 1960. 1st. Hardcover. 4to. 381 pgs. B/w frontis and illustrations. Very good in a near very good dust jacket. Small owner name stamp top of front endpaper. Contents clean and binding sound. Jacket edgeworn. Inquire if you need further information. Bookseller Inventory # B27778-M-GEN

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Partington, J. R.

Published by W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd, Cambridge, UK (1960)

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd, Cambridge, UK, 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Frontis (illustrator). First Edition. Size=7.5"x10". (full book description) W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd, Cambridge, UK, 1960. 1st Ed. (U.K.) VG+/Good+, Hard Cover, DJ With MYLAR. Size=7.5"x10", 381pgs(Index). Frontis. Red DJ with white lettering. DJ nicked head and foot of spine, top fore-edge corners, 3/8" DJ tear top front edge, head of spine dirt scuffed, page ends slightly dirtied, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Text in Fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Bookseller Inventory # CONROY220274I

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PARTINGTON, J.R.

Published by W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge (1960)

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto. 19 x 26 cm. xvi; 381 pp. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white plates and reproductions of black-and-white drawings and figures. With a foreword by Sir Frederick Morgan. Bottom front corner mildly bumped, otherwise near fine in original bright red cloth, and very good dust jacket, somewhat rubbed. Bookseller Inventory # 25377

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J R Partington

Published by W Heffer & Sons, Cambridge (1960)

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Item Description: W Heffer & Sons, Cambridge, 1960. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. xvi &381 pages including illustrations in the text and indexes, plus a frontispiece and two further black and white plates; bound in red cloth with gilt spine lettering. There is an owner's name pencilled on the free endpaper; the dust jacket is very faded on the spine and the rear panel rather spotted. A heavy book, so additional shipping will be asked for destinations outside the UK. Size: 9¾" x 7" (245mm x 180mm). Bookseller Inventory # 022784

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Partington, J.R.

Published by W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., Cambridge, 1960. (1960)

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., Cambridge, 1960., 1960. 4to (25.5x19cm), hardback, xvi +381pp. Good condition in goodish dustwrapper (price clipped, general wear, spine and upper front quite faded, spotted and grubby at rear, bumped, upper edges chipped and torn with associated creasing, rubbed, scratched surface at lower front, rubbed and creased along right front edge - now in protective cover). Bumped, page edges age-toned, upper edges stained and foxed, lower page corners grubby, upper page corners from free front endpaper through to about p66 lightly bumped. Contents good, clear and bright. Pictures available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 93585

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PARTINGTON, J. R.

Published by Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, 1960. (1960)

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Item Description: Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, 1960., 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Frontispiece, xvi, 381 pp. Original cloth. Very Good, in worn dust jacket. This copy does NOT have any library markings. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 6190

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PARTINGTON, J. R. [James Riddick] (1886-1965):

Published by Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, 1960. (1960)

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Item Description: Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, 1960., 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. Frontispiece, xvi, 381 pp; illus. Original cloth. Large 8vo. Upper corners somewhat bumped, else Near Fine, in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 02485

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PARTINGTON, J. R. [James Riddick] (1886-1965):

Published by Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, 1960. (1960)

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Item Description: Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, 1960., 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Cyril Stanley Smith's copy of the First Edition, with his signature. Frontispiece, xvi, 381 pp; illus. Original cloth. Large 8vo. Near Fine, in worn dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 09840

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Partington, J.R.

Published by W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., Cambridge, England (1960)

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., Cambridge, England, 1960. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall, 381 pp. Fascinating study of the development of these explosives in early military history. Red cloth with gilt spine titles. Lightly edgeworn. Contents clean and bright with black and white illustrations, including folowing topics: incendiaries in warfare, Book of Fires of Mark the Greek, legend of Black Berthold, treatises on military arts, gunpowder and firearms in Muslim lands, pyrotechnics and firearms in China, saltpetre, etc. Dust jacket moderately edgeworn and rubbed; in mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 004869

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Partington, J. R.

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons, 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Red hardback binding; firm and square, just lightly rubbed with mildly bumped extremities; complete with original dustjacket, slightly edge-worn and somewhat faded; contents sound and clean with no pen-marks, just moderately age-toned. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 079931

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FIREWORKS]. PARTINGTON, J.R.

Published by W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., Cambridge (1960)

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., Cambridge, 1960. Red Cloth with Gilt Titling. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First PRINTING. 381, [1] pp. Frontisp., 21 illustrations. Red cloth, gilt lettering (minor bumping head of spine, slight shelfwear), w/ d.j. (minor bumping head of spine, minor shelfwear) first comprehensive history of this subject in English, detailing what Partington believes to have been the nature of Greek Fire, and the early use of petroleum and its distillation. He traces the origins of gunpowder in China, and its subsequent impacts on Arab, and then Western Europe. Of particular interest is his substantial chapter on Chinese fireworks, rockets, and pyrotechnics. Enough said of offerings which speak loudly for themselves. Acquire, enjoy, and share what the self-actualized author has discovered in his extensive intellectual travels to prepare this very informative writing for public edification. Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a permanent character lacking in transitory electronic renderings. As always, more photos and/or info will be sent on request. Indeed, these hallowed pages are stoic, self-reliant, certain, sure and competent in their worthiness. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 011140

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Partington, J.R.

Published by Heffer and Cambridge, New York (1960)

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Item Description: Heffer and Cambridge, New York, 1960. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First. Dust jacket is price clipped, small closed tear, light water stain to spine area. Very faint water stain to small portion of rear board near spine , no indication of any water damage to inner pages. Pages are clean, and unmarked pages and binding is tight. B/w illustrations. Contents include: Incendiaries in Warfare, The Legend of Black Berthold, Gunpowder and Firearms in Muslim Lands, and Pyrotechnics and Firearms in China. Bookseller Inventory # 26006

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Partington, J. R.

Published by Heffer, Cambridge (1960)

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Item Description: Heffer, Cambridge, 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, a clean and unmarked copy in dust wrapper, edges lightly rubbed, not price clipped, contents fine. Bookseller Inventory # 004055

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Partington, J.R.

Published by W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge. 1960, 1st printing. () Very good in good to very good dust jacket. xvi, 381pp. Small quarto, bound in original red boards with gilt lettering to spine. Frontispiece, 21 black-and-white illustrations throughout. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Bottom corners rubbed through. Some dust soiling to top of text block. Dust jacket rubbed; spine faded. A notable contribution to the history of science and technology, written by a chemist. Bookseller Inventory # 140789

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Partington, J.R.

Published by W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., Cambridge (1960)

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., Cambridge, 1960. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. xvi,381pp, index,references, bw ills. Or red cloth in jacket. Prev owners bookplate on front pastedown under flap, jacket rubbed at folds and with several short edge tears and creases. Discusses the various theories on the nature of Greek fire ond offers what the author believes to be the final solution to the problem. Analyses the evidence for the earliest knowledge of gunpowder in Europe and includes a large section on the invention of the cannon. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 032985

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Partington, J.R.

Published by W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd. (1960)

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Light wear to covers, name on inside front cover, otherwise text clean and solid; worn, torn and rubbed dust jacket; X X ; 381 pages B0000CKJHA. Bookseller Inventory # 96963

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PARTINGTON, J. R. with foreword by MORGAN, SIR FREDERICK.

Published by W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge, 1960. (1960)

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge, 1960., 1960. 381 pp including index, small quarto, b&w frontispiece, b&w illustrations, edges lightly foxed, else very good copy in like d/j. With elephant bookplate of Irene Booth on front end-paper. Bookseller Inventory # 199535

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FIREWORKS]. PARTINGTON, J.R.

Published by W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., [1960]., Cambridge: (1960)

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., [1960]., Cambridge:, 1960. Tall 8vo. xvi, 381, [1] pp. Frontisp., 21 illustrations. Red cloth, gilt lettering (minor bumping head of spine, slight shelfwear), w/ d.j. (minor bumping head of spine, minor shelfwear), VG/VG copy, from the library of William MacDonald, Jr. (1921-2010), noted historian of Classical Roman architecture and art, w/ ownership signature on ffep. First edition, stated, of the first comprehensive history of this subject in English, detailing what Partington believes to have been the nature of Greek Fire, and the early use of petroleum and its distillation. He traces the origins of gunpowder in China, and its subsequent impacts on Arab, and then Western Europe. Of particular interest is his substantial chapter on Chinese fireworks, rockets, and pyrotechnics. Bookseller Inventory # 46724

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Partington,J.R.

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Item Description: Cambridge, 1960. XVI,380 pp. Hardcover,d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 257114

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Partington, J.R.

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. 1960. First Edition. Cloth, dj., small quarto, 381 pp., illust. Jacket is sunned at spine and worn at edges. Book itself is fine. Bookseller Inventory # S41067~

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PARTINGTON, J. R.

Published by W. Heffer & Sons,, Cambridge: (1960)

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Item Description: W. Heffer & Sons,, Cambridge:, 1960. Hardcover. First edition. Near fine in a very good (minor shelf wear, old sale price in ink on front flap) dust jacket. ; 381 pages Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 53595

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Partington, J. R.

Published by Heffer & Sons, Cambridge Great Britain (1960)

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Item Description: Heffer & Sons, Cambridge Great Britain, 1960. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. This is an exlibrary book with very very small descrete number on spine, label on front free end page, stamped and embossed on title page, no pocket. The book is very clean looking, spine of dj a bit faded and small tear to top edge on back panel of dj. "This is the first comprehensive history of its subject in English. It first discusses the various views of the nature of Greek fire and offers what the author believes to be a final solution of the problem, which has some bearing on the early use of petroleum and the invention of its distillation. It analysses the evidence for the earliest knowledge of gunpowder in Europe, dealing with Roger Bacon, Albertus Magnus, and numerous books of recipes and military arts of the Middle Ages. The technical and economic history of saltpetre receive attention." 381 pages Size: 7 1/2 x 10 ". Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 16002

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Partington, James R.

Published by Cambridge: Heffer (1960)

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Item Description: Cambridge: Heffer, 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. (Cambridge: Heffer, 1960) 1st edition. NF in price-clipped VG DW. Xii + 381 numbered pages, illustrated. A very nice copy of Partington’s deservedly famous work on the early history of pyrotechny, especially black powder. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-3311877212

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Partington, J.R.

Published by Cambridge, UK W. Heffer & Sons 1960. (1960)

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Item Description: Cambridge, UK W. Heffer & Sons 1960., 1960. vg/vg- Spine hed bumped; dj rubbed, lightly soiled w/ wear at corners and w/ small chips, tears, creasing at spine ends. Illustrated by b&w illustrations. 1st edition. Bookseller Inventory # 001329

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