Books

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There are a number of books available with lock information, some have general information valuable to a lock collector and others contain technical informationand others are catalogs.  Almost all of these books are a limited production and consequently fairly expensive.  The prices shown for books that are for sale are shown in RED other books that do not have a red price are just for reference and not for sale here.

Primitive Locks and Keys
By Lt. General Pitt-Rivers
Copyright 1883 First Edition
Hardbound, 29pp plus 10 Illustration Plates with facing indexes for each plate.  Red binding needs to be replaced.
12 1/4" x 9 3/8"
Keys to the City
By Joel Kostman
Copyright 1997 First Edition
Hardound, 136 pp
10 1/4" x 6 1/4"
 
 
BK1A--------------------------------------------------------------------$200.00
9/1988-----------------------------------------------------------------Terryville
BK1B--------------------------------------------------------------------$35.00
10/1997--------------------------------------------------------------------NYC
The Lure of the Lock
The John M. Mossman Collection
Copyright 1923
Hardbound, 247 pp
8 1/2" x 5 3/4"
American Genius
By David and John Eroll (updated Mossman Collection)
Copyright 2006, First Edition
Hardbound, 368 pp
10 3/8" x 8 7/8"
 
BK1C--------------------------------------------------------------------$20.00
3/1982------------------------------------------------------------------by Mail
BK1D--------------------------------------------------------------------$200.00
10/2006------------------------------------------------------------------by Mail
Brass Hardware for the Hardware Trade
The National Brass Company Catalog (later Dexter)
Copyright 1925
Softbound, 183 pp
10 1/4" x 6 7/8"
Secrets of Lock Picking
By Steven Hampton
Copyright 1987, First Edition
Softbound, 68 pp
8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
BK1E-----------------------------------------------------------------$50.00
10/1989-----------------------------------------------------------------???
BK1F---------------------------------------------------------------$29.95
10/1999------------------------------------------------------------online
Advanced Lock Picking Secrets
by Steven Hampton
Copyright 1989
Softbound, 43 pp
8 1/4" x 5 3/8"
The Picking Book
by Jerry Levine
Copyright 1988
Softbound, 109 pp
9" x 6"
BK1G--------------------------------------------------------------------$29.95
10/1999------------------------------------------------------------------online
BK1H--------------------------------------------------------------------$35.00
6/1993--------------------------------------------------------------------Ledger
Corbin Keying Systems
From Tech Manual and internal docs
Copyright 1978?
Softbound, 83 pp
8 1/2" x 11"
Yale Locks for Master Keying
From British Catalog Section
1940's era, 
Softbound, 86 pp (-12)
8 1/2" x 11"
 
BK1J--------------------------------------------------------------------$100.00
10/1993-----------------------------------------------------------------Indy
 
BK1K--------------------------------------------------------------------$100.00
10/2009------------------------------------------------------------------Yale
 
Complete Course in Professional Locksmithing
by Robert L. Robertson
Copyright 1973
Hardbound, 399 pp (+15)
10" x 8 1/4"
 
Schlussel Und Schlob (Keys and Locks)
of Heinrich Pankofer
Copyright 1973
Hardbound, 98 pp (in German)
10 1/16" x 11 3/16"
BK1L--------------------------------------------------------------------$80.00
10/1985-------------------------------------------------ALOA-Convention
BK1M--------------------------------------------------------------------$100.00
4/2000------------------------------------------------------------------------Indy
Clefs (Keys)
By Gabrielle Mandel
Copyright 1992 First Edition Ars Mundi
Hardbound, 199 pp (in French)
11 15/16" x 9 13/16"
Yale Motor Car Locks and Padlocks
Yale Mini-Catalog
Copyright 1916
Softbound, 64 pp
9 1/16" x 6 1/16"
BK1N--------------------------------------------------------------------$150.00
4/1993------------------------------------------------------------------------Indy
BK1P---------------------------------------------------------------------$100.00
10/2009-----------------------------------------------------------------------Yale
The Complete Security Handbook
By C.A. Roper
Copyright 1961
Softcover, 512 pp
8 1/4" x 5 3/16"
Stop Thief
By Robert McDermott and Theodore Irwin
Copyright 1978
hardcver, 256 pp
9 1/2" x 6 3/8"
BK1Q---------------------------------------------------------------------$30.00
1/1978-------------------------------------------------------------------Medeco
BK1R---------------------------------------------------------------------$100.00
10/1979------------------------------------------------------Bob McDermott
Locks, Keys, Burglar and Smoke Alarms and Other Security Devices
By Eugene A Sloane
Copyright 1977
Softcover, 320 pp
9 1/4" x 6 1/2"
Comprehensive Manual of Locksmithing
By Shankle and Shankle
Copyright 1994
Softcover, 584 pp
10" x 7"
 
BK1S------------------------------------------------------$20.00
10/1978------------------------------------------------Medeco
BK1T----------------------------------------------------$32.50
7/1994----------------------------------ALOA-Convention
The Master Plan
By Billy B. Edwards Jr,
Copyright 1979 First Edition June 1980
Hardcover, 100 pp
8 3/4" x 5 3/4"
The Master Plan
By Billy B. Edwards Jr,
Copyright 1979 Second Edition December 1980
Hardcover, 100 pp
8 3/4" x 5 3/4"
BK1U-----------------------------------------------------$20.00
6/1980------------------------------------Continental Micro
BK1V--------------------------------------------------------$20.00
10/1980------------------------------------Continental Micro
The Master Plan
By Billy B. Edwards Jr,
Copyright 1979 Third Edition August 1982
Hardcover, 100 pp
8 3/4" x 5 3/4"
Comprehensive Interchangeable Core
by Don O'Shall
Copyright 2018, First Edition May 2018
Softcover, 364 pp
8 1/2" x 11"
BK1W--------------------------------------------------------$20.00
8/1982---------------------------------------Continental Micro
BK1X-----------------------------------------------------------------$70.00
5/2018--------------------------------------------------------Don O'Shall
The Complete Handbook of Locks and Locksmithing
By C.A. Roper (Autographed 1980)
Copyright 1976, First Edition
Softbound, 390 pp
8 1/4" x 5 1/8"
Be Still
By Robert Best
Copyright 1984? Sixth Edition
Softbound, 69 pp
8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Robert is the Grandson of Frank Best, inventor of the SFIC.

BK1Y-------------------------------------------------------$25.00
6/1980---------------------------------------------------Medeco
BK1Z----------------------------------------------------------------$10.00
10/1994----------------------------------------------------------------Indy

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