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Celebration of the Fifth Century of Leonardo da Vinci's Birth: Program April 15, 1952
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Celebration of the Fifth Century of Leonardo da Vinci's Birth: Program April 15, 1952

By (DA VINCI, LEONARDO)

Milan: Comitato Nazionale per le Onoranze a Leonardo da Vinci, 1952. Paperback. 4to. Stiff unprinted wrappers, dust jacket. (41pp). Full-page illustrations. Near fine/very good. Minor jacket soiling. Handsome first edition of this elaborate program (entirely in English) celebrating the Italian Renaissance figure's life and achievements. Uncommon and unusual.

$50.00

Orlando M. Poe: Civil War General and Great Lakes Engineer
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Orlando M. Poe: Civil War General and Great Lakes Engineer

By TAYLOR, Paul

Kent, OH: The Kent State University Press, 2009. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan cloth with brown spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xix, 354pp. Illustrations, maps. Near fine/near fine. Attractive and tight first edition.

$35.00

iWoz -- Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I invented the personal computer, co-founded Apple, and had fun doing it
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iWoz -- Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I invented the personal computer, co-founded Apple, and had fun doing it

By WOZNIAK, Steve

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black paper over boards with blue spine lettering, dust jacket. 313pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. A perfect, pristine, tight later (4th) printing of the American inventor's memoir, signed large and bold by him in blue marker on title page with his nickname: "Woz." Surprisingly scarce.

$75.00

iWoz -- Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I invented the personal computer, co-founded Apple, and had fun doing it
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iWoz -- Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I invented the personal computer, co-founded Apple, and had fun doing it

By WOZNIAK, Steve

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black paper over boards with blue spine lettering, dust jacket. 313pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. A perfect, pristine, tight later (4th) printing of the American inventor's memoir, signed large and bold by him in blue marker on title page with his nickname: "Woz." Surprisingly scarce.

$75.00

Working Drawings of Machinery

By JAMES, Walter H., MACKENZIE, Malcolm C., and SLOANE, Alvin

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1931. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown blind-embossed cloth with gilt spine lettering. v, 147pp. Extensive figures and line drawings. Near fine. Faintest of binding edgewear; blind-embossed ownership name on front flyleaf and title page. A superb and tight second, revised edition of this 1913 text, with spine gilt a-gleaming.

$20.00

Abraham Lincoln Inventor

By FOSTER, B.G.

N.p.: N.p., 1928. 8vo. Stiff grey wrappers. iii, 16pp. Illustrations. Very good. Light age toning to spine (only), else tight, clean and internally fine. Quite sharp first and only edition of this bibliographically cryptic title about Lincoln's one and only patent. A MONAGHAN 3013.

$25.00

Precision Power: The First Half Century of the Bodine Electric Company

By BENNETT, Howard F.

Chicago: Bodine Electric Company, n.y.. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 334pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Fine/very good. Some jacket edgewear and archivally-closed (on verso) edge tears. Unspecified "Limited Edition" second printing of this Chicago electronics company history -- not dated, but seemingly 1990s.

$15.00

Lead and Leadmining
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Lead and Leadmining

By WILLIES, Lynn

Aylesbury, U.K.: Shire Publications, n.y.. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 32pp. Numerous illustrations and line drawings. Very good. A tight and nice undated (ca. 1985) #85 in this publisher's "Shire Album" series, a handy slim survey of lead mining throughout history.

$10.00

Worterbuch fur Optik und Feinmechanik: Dictionary of Optics and Precision Mechanics: Dictionnaire de l'Optique et de la Mecanique de Precision

By SCHULZ, Ernst

Wiesbaden: Brandstetter Verlag, n.y.. Hardcover. 16mo. Beige paper over boards with gilt lettering. x, 111pp. Very good. A tight and attractive copy of the first volume (only) of the revised edition of this trilogy, undated but with 1960 noted in the preface. Discreet ex-Republic Aviation Corporation engineering library, with relatively few and mostly-removed markings. Tri-lingual, this volume listing the German first, then English and lastly French.

$35.00

Engineering in the Ancient World
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Engineering in the Ancient World

By LANDELS, J.G.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 224pp. Line drawings. Near fine/near fine. Faint abrasion on front flyleaf; circular blind-embossed ownership imprint on title page. Tight, attractive first edition.

$30.00

The Granting of Inventive Rights
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The Granting of Inventive Rights

By KLOOSTER, John W.

Minneapolis: Intel-Lex Inc, 1965. Hardcover. Small 4to. Red cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 152pp. Numerous illustrations and tables. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear and rubbing. A tight and nice first edition of this unusual "Story Behind the Issuance of Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights." Boldly signed and inscribed by the author in black ballpoint on the front flyleaf: "Feb. 8, 1966 / To / John Sloika / with warm regards / John W. Klooster." Uncommon, especially signed.

$60.00

Building the Victory: The Order Book of the Volunteer Engineer Brigade, Army of the Potomac, October 1863-May 1865
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Building the Victory: The Order Book of the Volunteer Engineer Brigade, Army of the Potomac, October 1863-May 1865

By KATCHER, Philip (editor)

Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Books, 1998. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue leatherette with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. vi, 125pp. Illustrations, maps. Fine/fine. Superb, tight first edition.

$20.00

Fire on the Hearth: The Evolution and Romance of the Heating-Stove

By PEIRCE, Josephine H.

Springfield, MA: The Pond-Ekberg Company, 1951. Hardcover. Introduction by Robert W.G. Vail. Small 4to. Orange cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. xv, 254pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Tight, decent first edition -- ex-library, with relatively few and mostly-removed markings.

$15.00

Modern Scientists and Authors

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1980. Hardcover. Complete 3-volume set in cloth-over-boards slipcase. Russet cloth with gilt lettering and brown pictorial stamping. x, 465pp; vii, 449pp; vi, 452pp. Numerous illustrations. Fine/very good. Just the faintest bit of slipcase wear. Tight, handsome first of this edition, being a greatly expanded version of this publisher's 1968 "McGraw-Hill Modern Men of Science" 2-volume set. Hundreds of mostly one-page thumbnail biographies organized alphabetically, Volume 1 covering A-G, Volume 2 H-Q and Volume 3 R-Z. A superb trilogy, and NOT ex-library as are most sets.

$65.00

Digital Image Processing
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Digital Image Processing

By PRATT, William K.

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1991. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 698pp. Extensive figures and tables. Fine/fine. Later printing, tight and pristine, of the greatly expanded second edition of this 1978 classic, a pioneering book in its field -- and this copy bears a fine red-bordered bookplate on the title page boldly signed and inscribed in blue fineline by the author (born 1937), an influential innovator in the field: "Howard / Best Regards / William K. Pratt." Most unusual.

$75.00

Mineral Resources of the United States: Calendar Year 1887

By DAY, David T.

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888. Hardcover. Small 4to. Original black cloth with gilt spine lettering. vii, 832pp. Numerous tables. Very good. Faint edgewear. Tight, quite nice first edition of the fifth volume of this United States Geological Survey (Department of the Interior) series begun in 1882, accomplished under director John Wesley Powell. Difficult to find in such tight, handleable condition.

$45.00

Mineral Resources of the United States: Calendar Year 1886

By DAY, David T.

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1887. Hardcover. Small 4to. Original black cloth with gilt spine lettering. viii, 813pp. Numerous tables. Very good. Faint edgewear. A tight and nice first edition of the fourth volume of this United States Geological Survey (Department of the Interior) series begun in 1882, accomplished under the direction of John Wesley Powell. A challenging volume to find in tight and attractive condition.

$45.00

Airport Engineering

By SHARP, H. Oakley, SHAW, G. Reed, and DUNLOP, John A.

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1944. Hardcover. 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. viii, 150pp. Numerous tables, figures, floor plans, maps, illustrations. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear, with several small edge chips. Quite tight and handsome and rather scarce first edition of this "airport how-to," intended (to cite front jacket panel) "For Students of Engineering -- an up-to-date book, with diagrams, on airport construction methods -- design of buildings -- pavements -- and all pertinent details." A lovely copy.

$55.00

All About Rockets and Jets

By PRATT, Fletcher

New York: Random House, 1958. Hardcover. Illustrations by Jack Coggins. Small 4to. Green cloth, pictorial dust jacket. 140pp. Numerous line drawings, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Third printing, second edition, of #13 in the nifty "allabout books" series, with a fireword by Willy Ley. A tight, quite attractive copy.

$15.00

Absolutely Mad Inventions Compiled from the Records of the United States Patent Office
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Absolutely Mad Inventions Compiled from the Records of the United States Patent Office

By BROWN, Alford E., and JEFFCOAT, Harry A., Jr.

New York: Dover Publications, 1970. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff glazed blue pictorial wrappers. 125pp, (15pp ads). Numerous line drawings. Near fine. Tight, attractive first paperback edition of this facsimile, a bizarre collection first published in 1932 as "Beware of Imitations!"

$15.00

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