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Category: All Categories: Business: Petroleum Industry
16 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Anglo-Mexican Petroleum Products Co., Ltd.  
Mexican Fuel Oil
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Publisher: London [George Philip & Son, Ltd.] (1914).
First printing. Octavo, Original cloth, black and white photographs, diagrams, viii, 150, [vi] pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     Interesting look at early 20th century British petroleum use and its production and distribution from the British-controlled Mexican oil fields of the Anglo-Mexican Petroleum Products Company, Ltd. Photos of the production facilities, storage tanks and reservoirs, ships, furnaces, and much more. Frontispiece photographs shows the H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth, the first large battleship built to run on oil alone, sliding down the ways. Bound in rust-colored cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt, Mexican eagle in gilt also on upper board, decorated endpapers. Prior owner bookplate of one Charles M. Barnett on front pastedown with his initials and a short note in pencil on front free endpaper. First few leaves show some minor finger marks, first page of table of contents has some slight paper damage from adhesion along inner margin. Binding has a few rubs and nicks to cloth extremities, some browning to spine. Rear hinge is cracked, exposing underlying mull, though still holding well. Americana

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2.
Barnet, Richard J.  
The Lean Years: Politics in the Age of Scarcity

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster, c1980.
349 p., index, 24 cm. Bibliography: p. 319-336. A book about physical resourses and political power. Stock#36655. Vg/ dj vg.

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3.
Beaton, Kendall.  
Enterprise in Oil : A History of Shell in the United States

Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts; N. Y. : 1957.
Very Good- with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 815 pages; 4to (10") 26 cm; Large heavy hardcover, red cloth, gray logo-patterned endpapers, index, footnotes, 10 tables of stats, 8 lists of company officers, chronology, numerous b/w drawings, 7 small maps, over 125 high-quality b/w photos on glossy plates. ; A vast and sprawling international history of the origin and growth of Shell Oil Company, with special emphasis on its its predessessors and subsidiary companies in the US. Amazing, this book has no mention, at least in the index, of ecology, environment, sustainability, pollution, etc, and the few pages listed under 'conservation' only discuss waste prevention. ; Cloth spotted, with light edgewear. Lacks jacket. Rear endpaper and rear several leaves wavy and slightly discolored at upper corners, but all readable. No other interior marks apart from a touch of foxing here and there. Binding tight.

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4.
Bloom, David  
Labyrinth: Libyan Odyssey

Publisher: Iuniverse, Inc NY, 2005.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket, Hardcover. ISBN: 0595826075 In DJ; Signed by author. Blue cloth hardback. Viii + 165 pp. Acct of author's experiences in Libya reporting Standard Oil's operation; 8vo; viii + 165 pages; Signed by Author

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5.
Franks, Kenny A.  
The Osage Oil Boom

Publisher: Western Heritage Books Oklahoma City, 1989.
Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket, Hardcover. ISBN: 0865460752 DJ has one 1" closed tear to rear panel (in DJ protector) ; Signed by author. Red cloth hardback. B&W photos, maps. Notes. Notes, bibliography, index. Account of oil book on Oklahoma's Osage indian reservation; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xii + 180 pages; Signed by Author

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6.
John M. Blair.  
The Control of Oil.

Publisher: NY: Pantheon, 1976..
1st ed. 441+ pp. Near fine in like dj. Hard Cover. 9780394494708. ISBN: Oil; Seven Sisters; OPEC;

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7.
Knowles, Ruth Sheldon.  
The First Pictorial History of the American Oil and Gas Industry, 1859 to 1983.

Publisher: Athens, Ohio UP [1983].
171 p., index; 29 cm. Contents include The Well that Changed the World: Birth of the Modern Oil Industry, 1901-17; Minds of Men: The Art of Petroleum Geology Is Born; Winning World War I: 'The Allies Floated to victory on a sea of oil'; The Roaring Twenties; The Industry Comes of Age: 1930s; Winning World War II: 'A matter of oil, bullets, and beans'; Energy Revolution, 1945-1970; Energy Crisis: 1970s; New Oil and Gas Horizons: 1980s and Beyond; Energy Future; Selected Bibliography. Color pictorial dj; VG. Stock#20561.

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8.
Oil and Gas editors  
Petroleum Panorama, 1859-1959 : An Issue of Oil and Gas Journal to Commemorate Oil's First One Hundred Years

Publisher: Petroleum Publishing Company; Tulsa, Ok: 1959.
Very Good Softcover 656 pages; 4to (11.75") 30 cm; Tall heavy softcover, magazine format, 4 + 174 + 48 + 118 + 98 + 82 + 132 pages, countless b/w and color photos and illustrations. Glossy throughout, except for a few pages on matte-finish card stock. ; Oil and Gas Journal, Volume 57, number 5, january 28, 1959. ; Tons of history and stats on the US petroleum industry, including major sections on exploration, drilling, production, transportation and refining; Minor edgewear. No marks. Spine and joints are discolored from paste, as usual. Spine is readable, tight and square.

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9.
Oil Well Supply Co.  
General Catalogue and Price List No. 043 (1916)
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Publisher: Oil Well Supply Co. , 1916 Pittsburgh, PA.
Book. Book condition: Good. Hardcover 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall "Sole proprietors of the word 'Oilwell' in connection with oil field equipment". This catalog offers a comprehensive list of oil field products, from boilers and drills to rigs to spare parts. All items are illustrated, fully described and priced. 690 pages with index. Book is in fair to GOOD condition. No dust jacket.

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10.
Powers, Henry M. Sprague, C. H. (Charles Hill).  
C. H. Sprague & Son Company. A New England Colossus.

Publisher: Newcomen Society of the U.S., 1985 [Princeton UP]. Newcomen Publication #1252. "First Printing: March 1986".
24 p., illus.; 23 cm. "This address, dealing with the history of C. H. Sprague & Con Company, was delivered at a "1985 Joint Maine-New Hampshire Meeting" of The Newcomen Society of the United States held in Ogunquit, Maine, when Henry M. Powers was the guest of honor and speaker on July 12th, 1985." A brief history of the C. H. Sprague & Son Company. Stapled in printed paper covers; minor wear & soiling; VG. stock#3048.

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11.
Roberts, Paul  
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World

Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004..
First Edition. 23 X 16 cm. Fine/Fine. Black boards, gilt titles on spine, tan endpapers, ix, 389 pp, notes, bibliography, index. DJ in Brodart archival cover. From the DJ: "Within thirty years, by even conservative estimates, we will have burned our way through most of the oil that is easily accessible. And well before then, the side effects of an oil-based society--economic volatility, geopolitical conflict, and the climate-changing impact of hydrocarbon pollution--will render fossil fuels an all but unacceptable solution. How will we break our addiction to oil? And what will we use in its place..?" Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.)

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12.
Ruttenberg, Stanley H.  
American Oil Industry, the : A Failure of Anti-Trust Policy

Publisher: Marine Engineers Beneficial Association; N. Y. : 1973.
Very Good+ Softcover 160 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Stiff green covers, [viii] + 160 pages, 3 appendixes, 6 charts and graphs, 32 lists and tables. Errata slip laid in, as issued. ; Gives massive amounts of evidence that large oil companies pay little tax, benefit from government handouts, collude with each other through interlocking directorships and other serious issues. Published December 1973 and still relevant. ; Written by Stanley H. Ruttenberg, former US Manpower Administrator in the Kennedy administration, and Assistant Secretary of Labor in the Johnson administration. Consultant to the editor, Norman Medvin. Foreword by Jesse M. Calhoon. ; Light shelfwear, mainly to heel. No marks. Binding tight and square.

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13.
Standard Oil Company (New Jersey)  
The Lamp (Vol. 34, No. 3; September 1952)
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Publisher: Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), 1952 New York.
Book. Book condition: Good to Very Good. Soft cover Folio - over 12 - 15" tall This is a quarterly publication of Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) intended primarily for its employees and shareholders. This issue includes eight articles, describing human interest stories affecting the oil industry. The highlight is an article about the Canary Islands with watercolors by John Groth (see photo of cover). Well illustrated in both color and black-and-white. 24 pages. Book is in GOOD to VERY GOOD condition. Paper wrappers; stapled binding.

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14.
The First Texas Royalty and Exploration Company , Illustrated by: Maps  
The South Indio Prospect Zavala County, Texas : Private Offering

Publisher: The First Texas Royalty and Exploration Company Austin, TX 1984.
iii, 55 pp, [6], brown leather boards w/gilt lettering. The book is a private offering prospectus on for a three well drilling program in Zavala County, Texas containing maps & geological surveys. No Jacket Full-Leather Hard Cover Very Good 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall

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15.
Williamson, Harold F., Et al.  
THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY. [2 Volume Set].

Publisher: Northwestern University Press. [Evanston, IL]. 1959 & 1963..
1st printings. Tall 8vo. Black cloth with the front covers & spines gilt-illustrated with one (on Volume 1) or two (on Volume 2) small oil derricks on top of a long band of substrata contained in a blindstamped panel. VOLUME 1: The Age of Illumination 1859 - 1899 authored by Williamson & Arnold R. Daum. 864pp., 25 figures, 14 charts, 22 maps, 55 tables & index. Fine (No defects)/ DJ (Spine extremes worn with some edge chips & tears; 1/2' & 1/4' edge tears on front bottom & a 1/4' edge tear on the back bottom; top of back edge has wear, a 1/4' tear & a small chip o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no abuse or major defects). VOLUME 2: The Age of Energy 1899 - 1959. Authored by Williamson, Daum, Ralph L. Andreano, & Gilbert C. Klose. 928pp., 24 figures, 154 charts & index. ERRATA notice pasted down on the front free endpaper. Fine (No defects)/ DJ (a 4 1/2' diagonal tear starting from 1' left of the top right corner & moving to the center of the back; many creases between this tear & the left side of the back; cellotape repair on the face of most of the left side of the spine; 3/8' & 3/4' edge tears on the top of the front o/w Good). Extra postage will be required for shipping via Priority Mail.

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16.
Worley, Lowell B., and Jock Mahoney  
Magic World of Energy Ride : Gasoline Rationing Marketing Campaign Proposal, 1973, with Portfolio, Poster, Press Releases, Business Report

Publisher: Magic World of Energy; Encino, Calif: 1973.
Near Fine Softcover 19 pages; Square (12.25") 31 cm; Dated 1973. Proposal for nationwide publicity tour promoting gasoline saving measures, fuel rationing, energy standards, etc. Includes: Stiff off-white portfolio; fold-out poster measuring 17 x 34 inches printed in bright yellow, orange and blue; proposal for caravan tour with 12 vehicles and 6 horses; 8 pre-written press releases; advance publicity plan; 9-page business report with 3 small b/w photos of Jock Mahoney (stuntman, Tarzan and cowboy actor, to be emcee of caravan) ; Political marketing campaign from Nixon era; planned out to high level of detail but apparently never implemented. Key quote: 'Gasoline might go up to 50 cents per gallon! ' ; Unlettered portfolio is lightly foxed, minor edgewear. No other flaws. This lot includes 2 portfolios, second portfolio edgeworn, contains poster only. Quite rare.

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