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The History of the Abacus

By Pullan, J. M.

NY: Frederick A. Praeger. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed.. 1969. 1st US printing. Hardcover. 9780090894109 . Green cloth. xiii, 127 pages. Pictorial endpapers, black and white illustrations, tables, graphs, appendix, and index. Study of this mathematical method traced from its prehistoric origins. .

$12.00

Inventors and Engineers of Old New Haven:  A Series of Six Lectures Given  in 1938 under the Auspices of the School of Engineering Yale University
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Inventors and Engineers of Old New Haven: A Series of Six Lectures Given in 1938 under the Auspices of the School of Engineering Yale University

By Kirby, Richard Shelton (editor)

New Haven, CT: New Haven Colony Historical Society. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, address label on front free . endpaper.. 1939. Hardcover. Navy cloth binding. Many illustrations and photos. Index. Lectures include the following topics: Eli Whitney, early New Haven inventors, early Yale inventors, early Yale engineers, formative years of New Haven's public utilities, and founding of the Sheffield Scientific School. .

$20.00

The Elements of Euclid
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The Elements of Euclid

By Todhunter, Isaac (editor)

London and Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket sunned at spine, minor chipping . at head of jacket spine.. 1933. 1st Thus. Hardcover. First Modern Library edition. Introduction by Sir Thomas Heath. Everyman's Library No. 891. Gray cloth. xvii, 298pp. .

$40.00

Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon  Human Life and Thought
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Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought

By Wells, H. G.

NY: Harper and Brothers. Fair with no dust jacket; Boards neatly repaired at spine with black cloth . tape with border around spine label, boards worn.. 1902. First American Edition. Hardcover. Green boards with printed paper spine label. Top edges gilt. Floral endpapers. A collection of H. G. Well's early speculations about the future, including locomotion, urban sprawl, war, language, and faith, morals, and public policy in the 20th century. ; 343 pages .

$50.00

Two Bound Volumes of 1890s US Dept. of Agriculture Bulletins about Animal  Diseases
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Two Bound Volumes of 1890s US Dept. of Agriculture Bulletins about Animal Diseases

Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Agriculture. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and leather powdery, front outer . joint cracked but holding on first volume, some penciled notations on some . title pages of bulletins.. N.D.. Hardcover. Handsomely bound in three-quarter pebbled brown leather with marbled sides. Matching marbled endpapers and edges. Titles and owner name (Henry M. Baker) stamped in gilt on spines. FIRST VOLUME entitled Diseases of Swine, Cattle, Poultry on spine and contains the following bulletins: Rules and Regulations Governing the Operations of the Bureau of Animal Industry, by Dr. D. E. Salmon, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1895. Bulletin No. 9, US Dept. Of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry. 46 pp. Additional Investigations Concerning Infectious Swine Diseases, by Theobald Smith and Veranus A. Moore, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1894. Bulletin No. 6, US Dept. Of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry. 117 pp. Hog Cholera and Swine Plague, by Dr. D. E. Salmon, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1894. Farmers Bulletin No. 24, US Dept. Of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry. 16 pp. Investigations Concerning Bovine Tuberculosis, with Special Reference to Diagnosis and Prevention, edited by Dr. D. E. Salmon, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1894. Bulletin No. 7, US Dept. Of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry. 178 pp. 6 folding plates depicting bovine pathology. Investigations Concerning Infectious Diseases Among Poultry, by Theobald Smith and Veranus A. Moore, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1895. Bulletin No. 8, US Dept. Of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry. 96 pp, Six plates of poultry pathology, including one chromolithograph of diseased turkey liver. Tapeworms of Poultry, by Ch. Wardell Stiles and Albert Hassall, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1896. Bulletin No. 12, US Dept. Of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry. 88 pp, 21 nauseating plates of parasitic tapeworm anatomy, bibliography of the tapeworms of poultry. SECOND VOLUME entitled Diseases of Cattle and Poultry and contains the following bulletins: A Revision of the Adult Cestodes of Cattle, Sheep, and Allied Animals, by C. W. Stiles and Albert Hassall, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1893. Bulletin No. 4, US Dept. Of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry. 136 pp, 16 plates of parasitic worms. Investigations Concerning Infectious Diseases Among Poultry (duplicate of revolting Bulletin No. 8 in first volume, see above) Cornstalk Disease, and Rabies in Cattle, by Dr. D. E. Salmon, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1896. Bulletin No. 10, US Dept. Of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry. 92 pp, 2 plates. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$50.00

The World Brain
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The World Brain

By Wells, H. G.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Co. , Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards sunned, stamp on front pastedown, . owner name on front free endpaper.. 1938. First American Edition. Hardcover. xx, 194pp. Blue cloth binding. The prolific author's speculations about a future world knowledge base, akin to today's Internet and Wikipedia.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$120.00

Fundamentals of Paleontology:  A Manual for Paleontologists and Geologist  of the USSR. Vol. V Mollusca-Cephalopoda I
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Fundamentals of Paleontology: A Manual for Paleontologists and Geologist of the USSR. Vol. V Mollusca-Cephalopoda I

By Orlov, Yu. A. (editor)

Jerusalem: Israeli Program for Scientific Translations. Good; Covers rubbed, library stamps, several dog-eared pages, and postal . label on rear cover.. 1974. 1st English Language Edition. Softcover. 0706514726 . vi, 887 pages. Black and white illustrations, plates, diagrams, bibliography, and index. Volume 5 of a 15 volume natural history set that was originally published in the USSR in the early 1960s. ; Ex-Library .

$30.00

De Re Metallica
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De Re Metallica

By Agricola, Georgius; Hoover, Herbert Clark; Hoover, Lou Henry

NY: Dover. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly worn, owner writing on front . free endpaper, else a clean, tight copy.. 1950. Reprint. Hardcover. xxxi, 638pp. Charcoal gray cloth binding. Many wonderful reproductions of woodcut illustrations. Future president Herbert Hoover, a mining engineer, and his wife Lou Henry translated the first Latin edition (1556) of this comprehensive book about mining and metallurgy. .

$30.00

Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the  Countries Visited During the Voyage of H. M. S. ‘Beagle’ Round the World  under the Command of Capt. Fitzroy, R. N.
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Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H. M. S. ‘Beagle’ Round the World under the Command of Capt. Fitzroy, R. N.

By Darwin, Charles

London: John Murray. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and have silverfish damaged, one . inch split to head of spine, front hinge cracked, penciled prices on verso . of front free endpaper, pages toned and a few pages finger-soiled and . foxed.. 1888. Second Edition; Later Printing. Hardcover. Later printing (eighteenth thousand). Dark green blindstamped cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Brown coated endpapers. x, 519pp, + 32pp list of publishers titles dated February, 1888 plus [1]pp pink leaf printed on recto only with list of additional Darwin titles inserted between pp.6-7 of publishers ads. Engraved vignettes throughout text. Includes Darwins two-page preface dated June, 1845 and his one-page post-script dated Feb. 1st, 1860. Good condition (boards worn and have silverfish damaged, one inch split to head of spine, front hinge cracked, penciled prices on verso of front free endpaper, pages toned and a few pages finger-soiled and foxed, ). Handsome photogravure and engraved owner bookplate on front pastedown of F. E. Dinshaw featuring portrait of woman in sari surrounded by acanthus leaf roundel. Dinshaw was a prominent Mumbai businessman in pre-partition India. Separate printed label below bookplate (Dar. 8523). Charles Darwins account of his 1831-1836 travels aboard (and off) the H. M. S. Beagle around South America, the Galapagos Islands, Australia, and the Pacific Islands, including his revolutionary ruminations about natural selection. The book was first published in 1839 and has had various titles in its long publishing life; now most commonly referred to as The Voyage of the Beagle. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$300.00

Transactions of the American Institute of the City of New-York, for the  Year 1852
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Transactions of the American Institute of the City of New-York, for the Year 1852

Albany [NY]: Charles Van Benthuysen. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, soiled, and rounded, 1854 gift . inscription on front free endpaper, scattered foxing, some pressed leaves . laid in.. 1853. Hardcover. Original dark brown blindstamped cloth with gilt titles and wheat sheaf design stamped on spine. Index. Many engravings of various machines, inventions, and livestock. Eleventh annual report to the State Legislature about the Institutes various agricultural and machinery exhibitions and shows. Includes five-page chapter about Mr. L. Alexanders submarine vessel (engraving) , illustrations of Cochrans quartz-crushing machine, account book printers, the Throstle spinning frame, dove-tailing machine, soda bottling machine, D. Dicks anti-friction cheese press, counting house calendar clock, Gwynnes centrifugal balance pump, Hubbards carriage gearing, parlor grate, and Copleys globe. ; 512 pages .

$40.00

The Classical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism
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The Classical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism

By Abraham, Max; Becker, Richard

NY: Hafner Publishing Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed.. 1949. Reprint. Hardcover. Green cloth binding. 2nd English edition conforming to fourteenth German edition of 1949. Translated from the German by John Dougall. xiv, 289pp. .

$35.00

International Library of Technology: Blowpiping, Mineralogy, Assaying,  Geology, Prospecting, Placer and Hydraulic Mining
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International Library of Technology: Blowpiping, Mineralogy, Assaying, Geology, Prospecting, Placer and Hydraulic Mining

Scranton, PA: International Textbook Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, chipped at head and foot of spine.. 1903. Hardcover. Vol. 39 of a series of textbooks for persons engaged in the engineering professions and trades or for those who desire information concerning them. Fully illustrated and containing numerous practical examples and their solutions. (subtitle). Three-quarterbound red leather with green cloth sides. Gilt stamping on spine. Marbled endpapers. Many engravings, index. ; Vol. 39 .

$50.00

Garnet Abrasives:  An 80-Year History of the Barton Mines Corporation
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Garnet Abrasives: An 80-Year History of the Barton Mines Corporation

North Creek, NY: Barton Mines Corporation. Good with no dust jacket; Many pages have penciled marginalia.. 1956. Softcover. Gray softcover with red lettering embossed on front cover. Many black and white photos. Business biography of Barton Mines Corporation in New Yorks Adirondack region, which has been in operation since 1878, and continues to produce industrial abrasives made from mined garnets. Laid in is a brochure about the companys garnet mine tours, a TLS by Barton VP Peter C. Barton to the previous owner, and two handwritten sheets of notes by previous owner (one written on recto of 1976 Connecticut mineral show flyer) about minerals and geology. WorldCat only locates six copies and there are no others available for sale in the trade at the present time. ; 48 pages .

$60.00

The History of Blue John Stone:  Methods of Mining and Working, Ancient  and Modern
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The History of Blue John Stone: Methods of Mining and Working, Ancient and Modern

By Ollerenshaw, Arthur; Harrison, R. J. ; Harrison, D.

Self Published. Very Good. N.D.. Softcover. Circa 1960s. Color photo illustrated stapled card covers. Several color illustrations. Describes quarrying, history, working, and decorative objects fashioned from Blue John Stone, a rare blue and white banded variety of fluorite which is only found in one area of Derbyshire, England. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 24 pages .

$20.00

Scranton Coal Miners Postcard
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Scranton Coal Miners Postcard

National Art Views. Very Good. 1905. Ephemera. Photo postcard of three miners setting props to shore up mine roof. No. 1795, National Art Views, New York City. Stamped and cancelled postcard sent from Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1905. Handwritten address on verso and short note on recto Dear Gene: Having a fine time. Have been up in the mountains and down in the mines. Love, Dorothy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$15.00

Die Theorie Der Minen Basirt Auf Die Wellenbewegung in Concentrischen  Kugelschichten:  Versuch Einer Systematischen Minentheorie
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Die Theorie Der Minen Basirt Auf Die Wellenbewegung in Concentrischen Kugelschichten: Versuch Einer Systematischen Minentheorie

By Rziha, Eduard

Lemberg, Germany: Self Published. Good with no dust jacket; Spine perished, boards worn and sunned, name on . front free endpaper.. 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Three-quarterbound red leather with marbled sides. viii, 213pp. Three engraved folding plates at rear and many diagrams, illustrations, and formulae throughout. Text in German. The author was a Bohemian engineer who worked on various railroad tunneling and coal mining projects early in his career. In this book, he expounds on some of his technical theories and experience in mining. WorldCat only locates six copies and there are no others available for sale in the trade at the time of listing.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$50.00

Ore Mining Methods
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Ore Mining Methods

By Crane, Walter R.

NY: John Wiley & Sons. Good with no dust jacket; Corners bumped, fore-edges of boards . waterstained, musty.. 1917. Second Edition. Hardcover. Maroon cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. xiii, 277pp, index. Many illustrations and photos. Title continued: Comprising Descriptions and Methods of Support in Extraction of Ore, Detailed Descriptions of Methods of Development of Mines, of Stoping and Mining in Narrow and Wide Veins and Bedded and Massive Deposits Including Stull and Square-Set Mining, Filling and Caving Methods, Open Cut Work and a Discussion of Costs of Mining. .

$30.00

Transactions of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical  Engineers, Vol. LXVIII:  Containing Papers and Discussions At the Meeting  Held in New York and San Francisco in 1922
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Transactions of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Vol. LXVIII: Containing Papers and Discussions At the Meeting Held in New York and San Francisco in 1922

NY: AIMME. Good with no dust jacket. 1923. Hardcover. Three-quarter brown leather with maroon cloth sides. Gilt titles on spine. xxxi, 1209pp, index. Many photos and illustrations. Contains articles about copper mining at Anaconda in Butte, Montana, mine fires, hosting ropes, the Aztec mine in Baldy, New Mexico, coal mining, mine safety, ventilation, diamond-drilling, batholiths, flotation, manganese bronze, zinc-alloys, cast iron, oil reserves in various countries, and metallurgy. Good. Boards worn, front and rear endpapers soiled. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$35.00

The Wonder of the Nineteenth Century:  Rock Oil, in Pennsylvania and  Elsewhere
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The Wonder of the Nineteenth Century: Rock Oil, in Pennsylvania and Elsewhere

By Gale, Thomas A.

NY: Ethyl Corporation. Very Good; Rubbing to slipcase and boards and cup ring on rear of slipcase.. 1952. Reprint. Hardcover. Facsimile reprint of 1860 title reprinted by Ethyl Corporation. Brown printed softcover measuring 6 x 3.75 inches. Housed in quarterbound black leather and brown cloth clamshell case and further housed in matching brown cloth slipcase. Included in pocket inside clamshell case is a printed stapled softcover booklet: Explanatory Notes to the First Book Written About Petroleum. As the title of the explanatory booklet notes, this book by Gale was the first book to describe the extraction of petroleum. An interesting reference source about the beginnings of the petroleum industry and a sharply presented publication. ; [20] pages .

$50.00

Principles of Mining:  Valuation, Organization and Administration: Copper,  Gold, Lead, Silver, Tin and Zinc
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Principles of Mining: Valuation, Organization and Administration: Copper, Gold, Lead, Silver, Tin and Zinc

By Hoover, Herbert C.

NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boards dampstained and worn, booksellers ticket . on front pastedown endpaper, name on front free endpaper (Braxton Bigelow, . Treadwell, Alaska) , light soiling and toning throughout.. 1909. First Edition; Later Printing. Hardcover. Maroon cloth with titles stamped in gilt. Illustrations, tables, diagrams. A classic mining textbook written by American President Herbert C. Hoover in the days when he was a mining engineer and instructor. This volume is a condensation of a series of lectures delivered in part at Stanford and in part at Columbia University...The bulk of the material presented is the common heritage of the profession, and if any one may think there is insufficient reference to previous writers, let him endeavor to find to whom the origin o four methods should be credited...If I have contributed one sentence to the accumulated knowledge of a thousand generations of engineers, or have thrown one new ray of light on the work, I shall have done my share. (from the authors preface) ; 199 pages .

$200.00

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