This section contains selected recently published books and significant works that we feel will be of particular interest to collectors of mill books

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Brill Windmill

Due to be published in July 2017
Price to be determined
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About this book
A fabulous photographic book about an ancient English windmill, its restoration, and its place in the heart of a village community
Brill Windmill…

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Saundersons

This is an account of three generations of outstanding traditional millwrights and engineers, all named John. Founded in 1812 at Louth, Lincolnshire, the business developed a reputation for good design, attention to detail and is credited with erecting some of the finest tower windmills in the United Kingdom. John Junior…

Tales from the tower

A4 48pp. A provocative and through review of origins and purpose of the tower at Hounslow Gunpowder Works. The author clearly demonstrates that the tower was originally a windmill, probably a pumping mill, and not the shot tower previously asserted over many years.

Much detail on the gunpowder production…

Mühlenbau – Wasserräder und Windmühlen bewahren und erhalten

Hardback, 208pp fine condition, as new, laminated cover.
German language

A comprehensive guide to millwrighting.
The first section deals with choice of timber.
The second section covers windmills: their history, types, computation of wind power, positioning of sails; and describes the construction of the different types.
The third section…

Historische Mühlen und ihre Technik

A4 hardback in publisher’s shrink wrapping
Technical drawings of 46 individual wind and water mills, mainly in northern and central Germany and one in Poland, with a description of the history and ownership of each.
Some of the mills were selected as typical examples of specific types, and others because…

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From Quern to Computer

A5, 32pp with card cover.

Chapters include:

Cereals,

Flour & bread,

Querns, Animal Power,

Transport,

Watermills,

Windmills,

Industrial Revolution,

Roller Milling,

Mill Protection and Preservation

Bundles of 10 are available at a 50% discount (qv)

Tocketts

A4 card cover plus 72pp. Many illustrations and maps in b/w

A history of Tocketts Mill and its owners broadened to include the township of the same name. With short accounts of the other mills in the Skelton Beck valley, particularly the West Mill and Howl Beck Mill in Guisborough…

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