London: Bell and Daldy, 1866. First Edition. 8vo., 32 pages, illustrations, tables; G-; lacks cover, inserted in white envelope with red print address and ink inscription of title and author; exposed spine, first prelim. page separated with small tear on right edge, some spotting, pencil inscription upper left, partial ink inscription at top edge "From the author", title page and last page has some smudging; clean interior; "An Extract from the Proceedings of the Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich"
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Cambridge, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1990. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 615; G/paperback; green spine with black and ivory text; covers show modest shelf wear to exterior; slight crease to front fore corner; minor wear to edges; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; text block has slight soiling to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated.
New York, Washington, Philadelphia, London: Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1989. First printing. Quarto. Good+ with no dust jacket. Red spine with silver lettering. Notable scuff to the rear board at the bottom of the fore-edge, etched into the edge of the board. Small discoloring scuff to front cover near the center. Covers overall clean otherwise. Binding strong, text block edges clean, text of pages clean and free of markings. Top front corner bumped. 394pp.
London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823. First U.K. edition; signed. Set of two small octavos in light brown leather with five-band spine and gold letters; VG; moderate soiling and fraying on boards; strong binding; paper faded; text clean; author's dedication and signature on front end page; pp. 404 and 401; shelved under front counter.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1958. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Blue fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have shelf wear, rubbing on edges, white lines and price sticker by previous bookstore on rear, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has previous owner's name marked out with black marker on front end paper, highlighting on a few pages, otherwise, free of underlining; pp 406.
New York: Halsted Press, 1985. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Faded blue spine with gold text. Boards have general shelfwear, glue residue on front, age toning along edges and spine, has edgewear, otherwise, clean, binding strong; Textblock has ex-Library stamp on front/rear free end papers and fore edge, bar code sticker on rear free end paper, glue residue on rear pastedown, apart from that, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 175.
New York, London and Paris: Gordon and Breach, 1968. First. Octavo; VG-/G+; beige spine with navy blue text, navy blue bands; dustjacket has some edgewear, moderate discoloration and fading, scratching and scuffing to covers, top left edge of front cover has one 1 inch tear, back cover has one 3.5 inch scratch mark; boards are strong and clean; front free-end paper has small stamp reading "Alloy Data Center NBS" in top right corner, otherwise textblock is clean; 185pp.
New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1973. Octavo; VG/VG-; Ex Libris; White spine with black text; DJ darkened by age, otherwise clean, .5" closed tear at the head of front cover near the spine, on the back spine there is a .25" x .75" x .25" semi-open tear at the head of the back cover near the fore edge, and there is a .5" closed tear at the head of the spine as well as some general edgewear; Boards strong, clean; Textblock clean, previous owners' bookplate affixed to front inside covers' pastedown, and the name of the previous owner has been stamped on the front free-end page; pp 529.
New York: The Metallurgical Society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, 1974. Octavo: VG/no-DJ paperback: Off white spine with thin light blue lines and black text: Covers have general shelfwear, some curling at corners, some scuff marks, crease down length of spine: Textblock has age toning but is otherwise free of markings, folds or tears: 367 pp.
New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1958. US Printing. slim 8vo. VG/VG-. vibrant red DJ spine, abraded moderately at tip and tail, with tiny chips and minute closed tears. centered main title in white italics, aligned and stacked between italic author and publisher, with its white logo. age-toning to white segment and back panel, especially, including slim inner flaps. medium red clothbound HB, stamped gilt titling between ends that are a touch worn. ivory textblock, unmarked, interior sheets are neatly cornered, outer edges clear. 164 pp.
Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Blue spine with white text. Boards have minimal shelfwear, Ex-Library call number label on spine, corners sharp, binding strong; Textblock has library stamp on front free end paper, bar code sticker and call number label on rear free end paper, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 309.
New York: The Ronald Press Company, 1961. First Edition. Octavo, 309 pages; VG/G+; spine is faded gray with blue lettering, dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has moderate wear along the top and bottom edges; has discoloration on the spine from sun exposure, has minor blotching on the fore edge, has a open tear on the top of the front cover, has chipping at the top and bottom of the spine; binding has minor bumping on the fore edge corners; pages clear; shelved case 10.
Kent, UK: Lodgemark Press, 1972. Small Octavo; pp 227; G+/paperback; red spine with white text; pictorial exterior; front cover has vertical creases to front; closed flat chip to front, tape mended inside front cover; minor wear to corners; text block has light wear to exterior edges; slight smudge to first page; profusely illustrated; interior clean;.
's-Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff, 1948. Second Edition. 8vo., x, 124 pages, illustrated, graphs; VG; gold cover with black print, some peripheral browning, slight spotting, lower right corner bumped, upper right corner has slight curl; browning on pages adjacent to cover, clean interior; text in Dutch; "Handleidingen Bij Het Onderwijs aan de Technische Hogeschool te Delft--Onder Redactie van de Centrale Comissie voor Studiebelangen, No. 76"
Anvers: Fonds Mercator, 1995. Quarto; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, green with grey and white print; DJ has slight edgewear but is clean and bright; Boards in green cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Text in French; 343 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (some color). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
London: Bunhill Publications, 1956. First Edition Thus, Second Printing. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; light blue staple-bound booklet; cover has age toning, two-inch closed tear at front tail edge; textblock has age toning, slight edgewear, otherwise clean; pp 73. SHELVED IN ANNEX C ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1948. Second Printing. Octavo; VG-; hardcover; bound in navy blue cloth, gilt lettering; boards strong, general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, minor soiling on front and back, spine sun toned, penned and penciled text on front pastedown; text block age toned, gutter occasionally slightly visible, penciling throughout, occasional light soiling; xiii, 400pp SHELVED IN ANNEX C ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., n.d. [1880s]. 4tos.; 384 pp., each volume; VG-/no dust jacket; brown cloth-covered spines and boards with dark brown endpapers; gilt lettering to spine and front board with illustrations in black; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spines; rubbing to back board of Vol. 5; dark-colored top of text-block (faded); age-toning to fore-edge of text-block; light scratching to bottom edge of text-block, Vols. 1 and 3; interiors clean, age-toning throughout; staining to middle of fore-edge of text-block, Vol. 4; shelfwear to endpapers, including slight tear to back free endpaper, Vol. 3; shelved above Hardcover Fiction/Literary Criticism.
Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Program for Scientific Translations Ltd., 1971. Translated from Russian, English-Language Edition. 8vo. VG- / - no DJ. thin light gray spine and wraps panels, titling in small black for author, small uppercase title and b/w diamond logo above thin spine tail end. gentle wear and abrasions aside the spinal column, general shelfwear and curled corners of softcover front. small and large bold titling, stamped with US Gov. Agency on front and rear covers. indicates in tiny detail published for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.clear ivory interior shows moderate handling but no marginal discoloration, nor to the thin edges. 125 pp.
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1991. Second Edition. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ hardcover; Gray spine with red text; Boards strong, moderate rubbing to spine, few faint stains on rear board, small price sticker on bottom of rear board; Textblock has strong foxing on exterior head, few very small spots through pages, otherwise clean; 466pp.
Boston: author, 1856. First edition. Small octavo in dark brown gilt hardcovers with gold letters; condition: Good; boards show some soiling and fraying around spine and edges; small black stain on front cover; binding strong; moire edges dusty; paper clean; text clean in tight print, especially end tables; shelved in Case # 10.
New York: Academic Press, 1963. First Edition, First Printing. Large octavo; VG/VG-; white and green spine with green text; jacket has age toning, rubbing, scuffing, edgewear, closed tears on front head and tail edges; boards are strong and clean; textblock has age toning, otherwise clean; pp 166. Shelved in Annex Aisle C.
Roma: Societa Cronometrico-Meccanica, 1877-80. Monthly Serial. Octavo; good+/none; white half vellum spine with gilt titles on burgundy label; faux bands; boards, marbled; ex libris, bookplate; foxing; some wear, chipping and bumping; text block, clean; foxing and light toning; mixed pagination per issue; --v1, "Volume Primo, 1877," 72 pp.; 6 illus., plates I-VI with color and multiple figures; --V2, "Volume Secondo, 1879," 188 pp.; 11 illus, color plates VII-XVII with multiple figures; ---V3, "Volume Terzo, 1880," 16 pp., one illus., XVIII, color plate with multiple figures; spine and boards, light staining and wear; else very good; ---TEXT IN ITALIAN. [Shelved in Case 10].
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1950. Octavo; First Edition 1947, Second Impression 1948, Reprinted 1950; G+/Poor; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, tan with blue print; DJ has significant tears at all edges and flap folds, Front half of DJ separated from rear cover and spine (see photo), price-clipped; Boards in blue cloth, slight spotting, wear to bottom edges and spine caps, bumped corners, fading to spine caps and top edge; Textblock has shaken binding, rear endpaper torn along hinge, name in ink on front endpapers; vi, 386 pages, graphs.
Oxford, UK: Pergamon Press, 1977. First Edition. First Edition; Four Volume Set; Ex-library; Small quartos; VG-/no-DJ; Red fabric spines with black label and gilded text, white library label with reference numbers on tail end except for Part. I which has a sticker residue. Boards have general shelf wear, bumping on some corners, apart from that, bindings strong; Textblocks have light wear on edges, sticker residue on front end papers, library stamp on title page, tiny open tears on top edge of front end papers from removal of staples, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; Part I pp 378, Part II pp 1126, Part III pp 2032, Part IV pp 2341; May require extra pricing for shipping international.
Oxford, UK: Pergamon Press, 1977. First Edition. First Edition; Four Volume Set; Ex-library; Small quartos; VG-/no-DJ; Red fabric spines with black label and gilded text. Boards have general shelf wear, minor bumping on some corners, rubbing on edges, apart from that, clean, bindings strong; Textblocks have light wear on edges, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; Part I pp 378, Part II pp 1126, Part III pp 2032, Part IV pp 2341; May require extra pricing for shipping international.
Oxford, UK: Pergamon Press, 1977. First Edition. First Edition; Four Volume Set; Ex-library; Small quartos; VG/no-DJ; Red fabric spines with black label and gilded text. Boards have general shelf wear, minor bumping on some corners, apart from that, clean, bindings strong; Textblocks have light wear on edges, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; Part I pp 378, Part II pp 1126, Part III pp 2032, Part IV pp 2341; May require extra pricing for shipping international.
Firenze: Museo di Storia della Scienza, 1987. first edition. tall quarto in black and brown illustrated soft covers with yellow letters; VG; front cover has a small dent; some shelf wear on spine; bookstore stamp on ffep; glossy paper clean; numerous color plates; pp. 298; in ITALIAN; shelved in Engineering section.
New York: The American Engineer and Railroad Journal, . First edition in book form. Approx. 6" x 9" VG slate grey hardcover with gilt lettering. Significant wear to lightly soiled boards at corners and spine ends. Ex-library with associated markings, including "Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences" stamp on top edge of text block and, with address, on front paste-down; attractive blind-stamp from same institute on title page is dated 1932. Abrasion and offsetting to front and rear endpapers. Hinges starting at front endpapers. Age-toned brown paper envelope adhered to rear paste-down is now empty. A few marginal pen marks scattered throughout text. Split-start at pg. 80-81 & 192-193. All else is very good. A compendium of articles originally serially produced as articles in 27 issues of The Railroad and Engineering Journal (New York) beginning in October, 1891. Per Preface, this collection marks their first appearance together in book form. The Wright Brothers are said to have consulted this book while building their first flying machines. Very scarce. Gray/Blue spine (no DJ) with gilt text.
Slough: Technivision Services, 1969. Octavo; VG/VG-; blue and white spine, black text; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners, rubbing on front fore edge and hinges, chipping on spine edges, closed tear on front head edge, open tear on rear head edge, indent on rear, soiling on rear, light damp staining on spine, spine sun toned, age toning on covers; boards bowed, bumping and rubbing on fore corners and spine edges; text block age toned around edges; 474pp.
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1961. First. Quarto; G+/no-DJ; Teal spine with silver text; Boards strong, generally clean, with shelfwear and edgewear, rubbing at corners and both ends of spine, top corner of back cover rubbed down to boards, whitish abrasion on spine; Textblock darkened with age, otherwise generally clean, previous owner's bookplate affixed to front pastedown, several attempts made to obscure information about other previous owners, text blacked then whited out on: front free-end paper and back pastedown, non-tacky glue residue on back pastedown - covered in clear tape, name of another previous owner stamped on tail edge, possible speckling on fore edge; pp 344.
Croydon, UK: Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 1990. First Edition. Oblong Octavo; pp 128; VG/VG; green spine with black text; volume 2 only; dust jacket has light wear to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth has light shelf wear; strong boards; text block has minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
Schenectady, New York: Research Laboratory, General Electric Company, July 1959. First Edition. 8vo, 2 pages; G+; blue cover with black print, black tape covers staples spine edge, slight peripheral tanning, lower right corner bumped throughout; clean interior; "Contract No. AF-33(616)-6295"; "Period: April 1-June 30, 1959."
Schenectady, New York: Research Laboratory, General Electric Company, October 1959. First Edition. 8vo, 8 pages, illustrated, graphs; G; blue cover with black print, pencil notation to upper right corner, soiled along spine from tape that once covered staples, some spotting and peripheral tanning, right side creased throughout, upper right corner bumped and creased throughout; slight stain on left edge of page 4, otherwise clean interior; "Contract No. AF-33(616)-6295"; "Period: July 1-September 30, 1959."
London: Crosby Lockwood & Son LTD, 1950. Second Revised Edition. Second Revised Edition; Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Red fabric spine with gold text. Boards have general shelfwear, rubbing to edges, bumping to corners, apart from that, clean, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear to fore edge, cracking along gutters of front/rear paste down and free end papers, light age toning, otherwise clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 334.
American Society of Civil Engineers, 1999. Small Octavo: G+/no-DJ paperback: Dark purple spine with white text: Covers have general shelfwear, some scuff marks, creasing down spine, barcode sticker on inside front cover, binding solid: Textblock exterior clean, ink stamp on title page with previous owner's name, rest of text unmarked: Unpaginated.
Englewood, N.J. Aloray Publisher, Inc., 1974. US Printing. 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. dark tan clothbound HB, with black imprinted titling, raised ridge to full length of cloth HB spine. mild wear to spine ends and corners. publisher text on left fep and right ffep. prior owner name in black ink on right fep. flipped through and skimmed, with no writing or marks to tightly bound interior textblock. 251 pp. ISBN# 0913690023.
Baltimore: Conference Committee by Operatins Research Society of America, 1957. Inscribed by previous owner on front end-paper; Octavo; VG/no dust jacket; Red spine with gilt text; Light scuff marks on front board, otherwise clean and undamaged; Text block is lightly age toned, stamp and pen marking by previous owner on front paste-down, interior is otherwise clean and undamaged; 526pp.