Birmingham: printed by Pearson and Rollason; and sold by R. Baldwin, 1785. First Edition. Octavo, viii, 63 pages; VG; bound in 3/4 brown calf, marbled boards; gilt titling to spine; lower front hinge cracking, with tail of spine chipping; with two folding plates in rear; interior clean; incredibly scarce; MW consignment; shelved case 10.
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Bologna: Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe, 1739. Tall quarto, 427pp. Hardcover, quarter-bound in leather and marbled boards, in VG- condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Mild abrasions and and rubbing to boards and spine. Decorative marbled endpapers. Light foxing throughout text; small damp-stain to first portion of text at head. Includes 18 fold out engraved plates. Small portion of bookplate remains to fly-leaf. Binding is sturdy. NOTE: Due to size/weight of item, additional shipping fees may apply. Shelve: CASE #4 Spine is black with gilt text and decoration with four raised bands.
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.
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].
Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little and Wilkins, 1827. First. 8vo. Complete. 220pp plus 6 plates in original publishers paper boards and linen spine with paper label. Front board is nearly detached, spine label is intact, bookseller's sticker and former owner's bookplate on front pastedown, binding tight, pages bright and clean.
Denver: The World Press, Inc., 1971. Limited Edition. Large octavo; pp 488; VG-/G+; ivory spine with light brown and black text; number 125 of signed, limited, numbered copy; dust jacket has some light sunning to spine; light soiling to exterior, mostly to rear; mylar wraps; cloth has minimal wear to exterior; minor wear to corners; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; illustrated in black and white and some in color; frontispiece with tissue guard; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, 1947. Quarto; pp 293; G/no-DJ; navy spine with gilt text; full title; The Colorado River: A Natural Menace Becomes a National Resource [Interim Report on the Status of the Investigations Authorized to be Made by the Boulder Canyon Project Act and the Boulder Canyon Project Adjustment Act]; cloth shows slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight toning to pages; previous owner's name to ffep; minor cracking to front gutter; bent page edges toward front; profusely illustrated with maps and photographs; maps tipped in at rear.
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.
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: Oxford University Press, 1985. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto, 788 pages, VG-/VG-; dj, white spine, black lettering: mild overall wear to dj, occasional small closed tears to edges of covers, approximately 1" tear to top corner of back cover, mild rubbing to back cover along hinge, "45.00" to front flap; quarter-bound, navy blue cloth spine, orange cloth boards, dull gold lettering to spine: very mild overall wear to boards, small open tear to cloth to top edge of back board; mild age-toning to text-block; light age-toning to margins of interior, text and graphics unaffected; INSCRIBED by Kostof to half-title page; shelved Front Table.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1974. First edition. Octavo. Fair in good- DJ. Tan spine with brown lettering. Several chips missing tot he dust jacket along the top and bottom of the spine and the top of the front panel. Some rubbing to dust jacket. Book covers bowed outwards from water damage that has stained both covers significantly. Binding slightly loose near the front hinge. Book block edges and text pages generally very good. 393pp.
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.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; Yellow spine with black text; DJ has worn plastic covering, taped to pasteboards; Boards strong, light visible rubbing to corners; Textblock shows faint spotting on exterior edges, few pages with very slight creasing, otherwise clean; 364pp.
Metals Park, OH: American Society for Metals, 1973. Thick Octavo; vg/fair; dj, sunned-to-gray spine with white text; dj, shelf worn, scuffing; small closed tears; orange covers, sunned to gray at the spine; HB, orange cloth spine with black text; minor shelf wear and bumping; ex libris, ffep; text block, clean; illus.: numerous tables and graphs; 1435pp. --The companion volume to 'Selected Values of the Thermodynamic Properties of Elements'.
New York: Academic Press, 1960. Octavo; VG/VG-; white spine sun toned brown, maroon letter sun toned grey; all volumes' dust jackets have some shelfwear, general edgewear, rubbing on fore corners, significant chipping on spine head edges, light chipping on spine tail edges, sun toned; all volumes' boards strong, light rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, mild bumping on spine edges; all volumes text blocks age toned around edges; volume 1 dust jacket has closed tears on rear head and tail spines, open tear on front head fore corner, damp staining on spine, indent on spine, small pen mark along front fore edge; volume 2 dust jacket has small closed tear on rear head edge, indents on spine, large scratch on rear; volume 3 dust jacket has indent on front hinge, rubbing marks on front and back, scratching on back; volume 1-3 only; Volume 1 - Bioastronautics and Electronics and Invited Addresses; Volume 2 - Propulsion and Auxiliary Power Systems; Volume 3 - Guidance, Navigation, Tracking, and Space Physics [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; tan spine with navy text; jacket has age toning, staining, tearing at spine head, clipped bottom corner of front flap (price in upper corner); boards are strong and clean, spine slightly shaken; textblock has age toning, slight edgewear, name written on front endpaper, otherwise clean; pp 475. Shelved in Annex Aisle C.
Dayton, OH: Data Corporation, 1965. Large Octavo; Good; gray spines with blue text; 3 volumes: vol. 1, Cameras, Magazines and Mounts; vol. 2, Controls, Accessories and Miscellaneous Equipment; vol. 3, Test Equipment; gray 3-post binders; exteriors show slight wear to exteriors; sturdy panels; slight smudges to exteriors; text blocks has slight toning to exterior edges; interiors clean; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
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;.
Cleveland, OH: The Warner & Swasey Co. Softcover Imperial Octavo; VG; Black saddle-stitched covers with red text and silver illustration; Covers show some general shelf ware, rubbing on front, back and spine; Text block age toned but clean, closed tear on front end paper near binding, text and illustration legible and clear; pp 63.
New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1940. Octavo; pp 492; G/no-DJ; black spine with gilt text; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; some rubbing to edges; strong boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to front ffep; interior lightly toned; illustrated; slight ink.
New York: Reinhold, 1960. Revised Edition. Previous owners signature on front end paper. Octavo; VG/VG-; Black spine with white text; DJ with mylar exterior, moderate wear around edges/spine, rear cover has slight discoloration around edges; Boards strong, minor rubbing to corners; Textblock clean; 638pp.
New York: Springer-Verlag, 1969. Octavo; VG/VG-; white spine, black lettering; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general soiling, some edgewear, small closed tear on head edges, rubbing on fore corners and spine head edge, small closed tears on spine head edges; boards strong, minor edgewear; text block slightly age toned, stamp on title page xv, 280pp SHELVED IN ANNEX C ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
Berlin: Verlag von Julius Springer, 1891. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; red spine, gold text; cover has two stains in front and one in back, some scuffing, rubbing around edges and along spine, webbing beginning to show in front and back, binding still strong; textblock is age toned, otherwise clean, text in German; pp 646; Vol. 3 of 3 only. eb/nd.
Berlin: Verlag von Julius Springer, 1880. First Edition Thus. Quarto; 535pp; an ex-library copy with later workmanlike cloth binding and remnant of old leather title label; university bookplate front pastedown; contents very good throughout with 292 illustrations in text. [Spine; red cloth with worn leather title label].
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1989. Second Edition. Octavos: VG/no-DJ paperbacks: Navy blue spines with white text: Covers have light general shelfwear, some scuff marks, original price stickers on back bottom corner: Textblocks are clean and pages free of markings, folds or tears: Second Edition: Volumes I-IV only: Vol I- ISBN 0201122952, 146 pp; Vol II- ISBN 0201122960, 180 pp; Vol III- ISBN 0201122979, 117 pp; Vol IV- 0201122987203 pp.
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.
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.
Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979. Reprint. Thick Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Red spine with gold text; Originally published in 1876 & 1884, this reprint is from 1979; 4 Volumes; Boards have slightly sunned and rubbed exteriors with minor edge wear, condition is noted, otherwise panels are strong & sturdy; Text blocks have very lightly age toned exterior edges with clean pages and tight bindings; pp 2831. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
David & Charles Reprints, 1972. Reprint. Quartos: VG-/VG-: Light blue spines with black and white text: MISSING SLIPCASE: 5 Volume Set: DJ's have similar general shelfwear, some rubbing, foxing to interior of DJ, original price sticker on front flap, Vol. 5 has creasing along head edge with a 1 inch closed tear along with very small tear on back flap, clean: Boards are strong and clean, general shelfwear, Vols 1 and 2 have light bumping to head and tail of spine and lower corner, Vol. 3 has light bumping at tail of spine, bindings are solid: Textblock interiors all clean and unmarked, exteriors have minor age toning to head edges, Vol 1 has very small spot on fore edge exterior, Vol 4 has mild staining at top of fore edge, Vol 5 has staining along fore edge: Vol 1- ISBN 0715358715, 457 pp; Vol 2- ISBN 0715358677, 411 pp; Vol 3- ISBN 0715358685, 516 pp; Vol 4- ISBN 0715358693, 499 pp; Vol 5- ISBN 0715358707, 411 pp.
California: James E. Beard, 1960. Second limited edition; signed; wood engravings by Mallette Dean. Thin 10mo in burgundy and beige hardcovers with cloth spine; VG; brown letters on spine; front board slightly warped upward; text and parchment paper clean; includes a Kentucky Railway equipment chart on rice paper at the end; pp. 49; author's dedication and signature on special end page; Shelved on rare/exp bookcase near stairs on sales floor.
London; Philadelphia: Charles Griffin and Company, Limited; J.B. Lippincott Company, 1908. Octavo; pp 605; Good; burgundy spine with gilt text; no jacket; original publisher's cloth has moderate shelf wear to exterior; blind-stamped borders to panels; some rubbing wear to edges and corners; whitish stain to front pastedown at edges; text block has age toned exterior edges; some foxing to first and last few pages; interior lightly toned; profusely illustrated;.
Wiltshire, UK: The Crowood Press, 2007. First Edition. Small Quarto; VG/VG; army green and powder blue spines with white and beige text; 2 volumes: vol. 1, Great Britain and Germany, pp 272 [ISBN 9781861269126]; vol. 2, USSR, USA, Japan, France, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and Hungary, pp 269 [ISBN 9781861269393]; dust jackets show mild wear to exteriors; mylar wraps; cloths have minimal wear to exteriors; strong, intact panels; text blocks clean; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
New York and London: Plenum Press, 1979. Octavo; pp 489; VG-/G-; cream/blue spine with blue and cream text; dust jacket has light soiling to exterior; minor chips to edges, as is; cloth shows mild wear to edges; clean exterior; strong boards; text block shows only light shelf wear to exterior edges; illustrated; interior clean;.
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.
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.
Offsetdruckerel: Juluis Beltz, 1962. Octavo. VG/no DJ - hardback. Blue spine with gold text; covers are clean with minimal edgewear; boards are strong; ex-library slip case and ex-library stamp on front pastedown; ex-library due date slip and ex-library stamp on front free end page; binding is strong; title page has scanning barcode attached on top and several ex-library stamps; faint pencil marks up top on the title page; textblock is clean. Pp. 322.
Princeton, New Jersey: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., February 1959. Fourth Printing. 8vo. VG- / - no DJ. yellowed light blue clothbound HB, with imprinted black titleblock label with tiny gilt uppercase for main title and author, gilt bordered and stamped gilt publisher at tail. front board is blind stamp bordered. touch of wear to cloth extremities. P.O.S. name in ink on left fep. text interior sheets, basically clear with numbered figures within the chapters. heavily foxed head-edge, fore-edge and tail. 689 pp.
USSR. Moscow: Technoesport, unknown. Folio; VG-/no-DJ; Thin dark red fabric spine with no text. Boards have shelf wear, bumping to edges, age toned, rubbing to edges, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has tiny open tear on bottom edge of front end paper through title page, foxing on a few pages, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 83.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1973. First Edition. DJ's front cover interior flap price clipped. Octavo; VG/G; White spine with black text; DJ shows moderate edgewear, with some small open tears on top/bottom of spine, 1.5" closed tear on middle of spine, light surface scuffing and discoloration; Boards strong, minor rubbing to corners; Textblock age-toned, has front end paper middle portion with marks of white-out; Binding strong; 633pp.
New York, NY: Wiley-Interscience / John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995. US Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG. black glossy DJ spine with white titling down spine. mild rubbing and surface wear to purple/black jacket front rear. solid black leatherette HB spine and boards neat, with stamped silver spine titles. prior owner bookplate adhered to left fep. clear and excellent interior, textblock filled with figures and tables. mark-free with smooth unblemished white edges. 804 pp. ISBN# 0471106003.