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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Mills of Man

First Edition with good dust jacket, book condition very good, 224pp.
Describes the rise and fall of wind and water mills with some 35 wonderful photographs (b/w) of old watermills and windmills.

Windmills in Sussex

First edition in near-fine condition. The dust jacket has been protected by a plastic sleeve, keeping it as new. Hardback 138 pages with 70 black and white photographs.

The classic book on Sussex windmill from the 1930s. very rare in this condition.

Brill Windmill

Now available!

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 is a beautiful 17th century post mill standing at the top of a grassy hill. It is a beacon for…

Wheat flour milling from millstones to rollers

Now Available!

About this book
Wheat flour milling underwent a radical change during the 25 year period from 1875 to 1900. The drive for the change came from continental Europe and the United States, where new flour mills had been built containing sophisticated machinery developed in an…

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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