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A Century Of Wood Preserving.
London: Philip Allan & Co., Ltd., [1930]..
8vo. pp. x, 150. tipped-in errata slip. folding table & 2 folding plates. cloth (spine faded, chipped & frayed, front joint partly cracked). First Edition.
$30 USD                          Book Number: elala4063                         Order / Enquire




LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERING A Practical Journal of Railway Motive Power And Rolling Stock. Vol. XI. Nos. 1-12 January-December, 1898.
New York: 1898..
4to. pp. 586 plus ads. text in double columns. illus. contemporary half calf (worn, spine & corners crudely repaired with cloth tape).
$350 USD                          Book Number: dola283                         Order / Enquire




SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN An Illustrated Journal of Art, Science & Mechamics. Vol. LXII. [No. 1-26, January 4, 1890-June 28, 1890].
New York: Munn & Co., [1890]..
folio. pp. 1 p.l., 416. profusely illus. contemporary half roan (rubbed, extremities worn, library bookplate & rubberstamps, some leaves torn - no loss). Inserted is a copy of XL No. 25 for June 22, 1889, pp. [383]-398.
$250 USD                          Book Number: dola308                         Order / Enquire




SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN An Illustrated Journal of Art, Science & Mechamics. Vol. LXIII. [No. 1-26, July 5, 1890-December 27, 1890].
New York: Munn & Co., [1890]..
folio. pp. 1 p.l., 414. profusely illus. contemporary half roan (rubbed, extremities worn, library bookplate & rubberstamps, some leaves torn - no loss).
$250 USD                          Book Number: dola309                         Order / Enquire




SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN An Illustrated Journal of Art, Science & Mechamics. Vol. XXXIV. [No. 1-26, January 1, 1876-June 24, 1876], XXXV. [Nos. 1-.26 July 1, 1876-December 23 & 30, 1876].
New York: Munn & Co., [1876]..
folio. pp. 1 p.l., 206, [223]-412; 1 p.l., 414. Vol. XXIV lacking No. 14. profusely illus. original blind-stamped cloth (worn, covers detached, some leaves torn - no loss).
$400 USD                          Book Number: dola307                         Order / Enquire




THE SHIPBUILDER AND MARINE ENGINE-BUILDER Edited By A.G.Hood. Volume XLVI. January-December, 1939. [Numbers 351-363].
London: Shipbuilder Press, 1939..
folio. pp. 4 p.l., 604. profusely illus. incl. many folding plates & diagrams. cloth (several small library stamps). Among the newly constructed ships described are the Dominion Monarch, the most powerful motorship in the world up to that time, the Cunard White Star liner Mauretania, and the North Atlantic liner America, the largest merchant ship yet built in the United States. The America was famous for carrying in her crew in 1941 two Nazi spies from the Duquesne Spy Ring, Erwin Wilhlem Siegler and Franz Joseph Stigler, who were charged with espionage by the FBI and sentenced to 10 and 16 years' imprisonment.
$350 USD                          Book Number: elala4964                         Order / Enquire




THE TECHNICAL EDUCATOR: An Encyclopoedia Of Technical Education.
London, Paris & New York: Cassell Petter & Galpin, [1870-73]..
4 Volumes bound in 2. large 8vo. pp. iv, 412; iv, 412; iv, 412; iv, 428. 20 plates (4 in colour). numerous text illus. (some full-page). text in double columns. contemporary cloth (spine labels bit rubbed, dampstain to lower edge of 1 plate entering image, light discoloration from damp to lower rear cover & spine of Vol. I, light foxing to a few plates & leaves). Including sections on bleaching, dyeing and calico-printing, textile and dyeing plants, silk culture, colour, cotton-spinning, building construction, agricultural chemistry, irrigation, animal, mineral, and vegetable commercial products, chemistry applied to the arts, civil engineering, electric telegraph, fortifications, firearms, ship-building, notable inventions, optical instruments, steam engine, mining, sanitary engineering, map and plan drawing, farming, paper-making, photography, horology, museum construction, arrangement, and management, &c. The work is chiefly famous for the series of thirty-one essays on principles of design contributed by Christopher Dresser which were subsequently published separately; several of the illustrations depict his own designs.
$749 USD                          Book Number: SETHE TE64                         Order / Enquire




WATER AND WATER ENGINEERING. The Illustrated Journal of Water Supply And Sewerage, Irrigation, Hydraulic Engineering, Docks And Harbour Works. Edited By J.Vincent Elsden...Vol. CVII., January to December, 1915.
London: 1915..
4to. pp. 4 p.l., 366 plus interspersed advert leaves. cloth (bound in Georgetown, B.Guiana) (some spotting to cloth).
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala4431                         Order / Enquire



(ASTRONOMY).
Principes élémentaires D'astronomie; Du système du monde. Manuscript on paper.
[cFrance: c1800?]..
2 parts in 1. 8vo. [ff. 90]. vellum over paste-board (worn, tears in vellum, several gatherings sprung).
$799 USD                          Book Number: elala2369                         Order / Enquire



ACCADEMIA DEL CIMENTO.
Saggi Di Naturali Esperienze Fatte Nell Accademia Del Cimento E Strumenti E Suppellettili Della Medesima Accademia Conservati Presso Il Museo Di Storia Della Scienza Di Firenze.
Pisa: Domus Galilaeana, [1957]..
folio. pp. 12 p.l., 269, [1 leaf]errata, [15], 61, [4]. with half-titles. main title in red & black with decorative device. portrait of Ferdinando II. numerous text illus. (many full-page), vignettes & decorative initials. untrimmed copy in stiff wrs. Facsimile Reprint of the 1667 Edition, Limited to 600 copies, of this collection of experiments conducted at the Accademia del Cimento, the first European academy of science. "This academy flourished for only ten years (1657-1667) in Florence and represents the first group effort at scientific investigation on the part of ten scientists including such original minds as Viviani (pupil of Galileo and Torricelli), the anatomist Borelli, mineralogist Steno, embryologist Redi and astronomer Cassini. Their combined efforts, published in the above book, served as a model to other groups in the use of methods they evolved and instruments they developed. Among the instruments excellently illustrated are the Florentine thermometer and an improved barometer; among the experiments: on air-pressure, the speed of sound, radiant heat, phosphorescence, the compressibility of water and its expansion on freezing, and the discovery of the plane of oscillation of a pendulum, later used by Foucault to demonstrate the rotation of the earth." (Dibner) cfDibner 82.
$300 USD                          Book Number: SCAggACC99                         Order / Enquire



ACWORTH, W.M.
The Railways Of England. North Western. Midland. Great Northern. Manchester, Sheffield, And Lincoln. North Eastern. South Western. Great Western. Great Eastern. Brighton And South Coast. Chatham And Dover. South Eastern.
London: John Murray, 1889..
8vo. pp. xvi, 427, [1] + 32(ads). with half-title. 16 plates (incl. frontis.) & 40 text illus. original cloth (joints & extremities bit frayed). Second Edition.
$110 USD                          Book Number: SWOeACWO33                         Order / Enquire



ADAMS, Henry.
Designing Wrought And Cast Iron Structures...
London: [The Author], 1883..
5 Parts in 1. 8vo. pp. 24, [2]; [5]-27, [1]; 31, [1]; 30, [2]; 32. Part II lacking title & preface (?). 8 large folding lithographed plates. original cloth (soiled, tear at head of spine, dampstain to lower portion of covers & lower margins of first part). First Edition.
$350 USD                          Book Number: elala4042                         Order / Enquire



ADAMS, W[illiam] H[enry] Davenport.
The Story Of Our Lighthouses And Lightships Descriptive and Historical.
London, Edinburgh & New York: Thomas Nelson And Sons, 1891..
8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [9]-380, [4]ads. folding coloured map & numerous text illus. (some full-page). original black & gilt-stamped cloth (spine darkened, extremities frayed, short tear in map - no loss). prize bookplate. First Edition.
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala3614                         Order / Enquire



AGRICOLA, Georg [BAUER] [c1490-1555].
Zwölf Bücher Vom Berg- Und Hüttenwesen in denen die Ämter, Instrumente, Maschinen und alle Dinge.Sowie Sein Buch Von Den Lebewesen Unter Tage.
Berlin: In Kommission: VDI-Verlag G.m.b.H., 1928..
folio. pp. xxxii, 564. with half-title. Latin & German titles. text in German. Latin title with portrait of Agricola on reverse with subscript. profusely illus. numerous decorative initials. untrimmed in contemporary quarter vellum. owner's rubberstamp (Aluminiumwerk G.M.B.H. Bitterfeld) in 2 places. ownership entry of American industrial metallurgist and academic, Cyril Stanley Smith. Attractive reprint edition in German. The woodcut illustrations are based on the originals by Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch as they appeared in the 1556 Latin edition. Enclosed is a typed letter, signed, from James T.Kemp to American industrial metallurgist and academic, Cyril Stanley Smith, dated February 7, 1962. Kemp relates how he was given the book in Germany in 1944 by the superintendent of Aluminiumwerke, G.m.b.H., Bitterfeld, for his part in getting Bitterfeld and his family clearance from the Allied military authorities to leave for West Germany. cfDibner 88. cfGrolier/Horblit 2b. cfPrinting and the Mind of Man 79. cfFerguson I pp. 9-10.
$649 USD                          Book Number: SRIölAGR79                         Order / Enquire



AIKIN, Arthur [1773-1854].
Arts And Manufactures Illustrated, With Historical And Literary Details, In Lectures At The Society Of Arts, Manufactures, And Commerce, Also Address Illustrations Appendix.
London: Sold At The Society's House., 1831-1845..
8vo. [pagination not continuous, extracts from 'Transactions' Vols. 48-54]. 1 lithographed plate. contemporary half calf (very worn, some leaves loose, lower margins of few gatherings dampstained, scattered light foxing). Includes Aikin's lectures on pottery, furs and the fur trade, tanning and leather dressing, timber and ornamental wood, saccharine substances, corn mills, limestone and calcareous cement, cotton manufacture, bees, horn and tortoiseshell, &c., an appendix and thirty-one reports written by various contributors.
$135 USD                          Book Number: elala2350                         Order / Enquire


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