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Nine Chains to the Moon An Adventure Story of Thought

By Fuller, R[ichard]. Buckminster (1895-1983)

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. A few extremity rubs to cloth binding, . jacket has a few small chips and rubs.. (1938). Hardcover. Octavo. xx, 408 pages. First published book by a man who became one of the 20th century's most influential thinkers and futurists. Buckminster Fuller took a comprehensive view of the world's problems and devoted his life to innovative solutions to do more with less. . Bound in copper-colored cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in black. .

$300.00

The Birney Car [Cover Title]

By Cox, Harold E[Ugene].

(forty Fort, Pa): Self Published. Good. (1966). Comb binding. Quarto. 120 pages. Detailed study of this single-operator, single-truck, lightweight safety-equipped streetcar. Includes tables of information on individual cars from across the country, including information on operating companies, gauge of the company, builders, specifications, date of completion, ultimate disposition, and much more. Tables are arranged by state. Bound in pictorial card covers with a comb binding. Two holes at top and bottom of spine have been punched through the entire book, as for placing the book into a binder. The impact to the content inside is very minimal, as the holes fall mostly within the inner margins of the pages. Otherwise just a few extremity rubs to exterior. .

$50.00

The Birney Car [cover title]

By Cox, Harold E[ugene]

(Forty Fort, PA): Self published; (1966), Good. Quarto, Comb binding; Illustration: black and white photographs. »»» Detailed study of this single-operator, single-truck, lightweight safety-equipped streetcar. Includes tables of information on individual cars from across the country, including information on operating companies, gauge of the company, builders, specifications, date of completion, ultimate disposition, and much more. Tables are arranged by state. Bound in pictorial card covers with a comb binding. Two holes at top and bottom of spine have been punched through the entire book, as for placing the book into a binder. The impact to the content inside is very minimal, as the holes fall mostly within the inner margins of the pages. Otherwise just a few extremity rubs to exterior.

$56.00

Air Navigation: For GCE Candidates and those looking for a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of Air Navigation

By Canner, W. H. P

: ; (1976), First Edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. , Full cloth; »»» Well illustrated reference to the principles and practice of air navigation, including related topics of map reading, chart construction, magnetism and compasses, pressure instruments, electronic aids, astronomical navigation, and aviation meteorology. Bound in blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine titles. Small ink check mark on front free endpaper, otherwise clean and bright without significant wear.

$39.00

To Help You Find and Name the Important Parts of a Mainliner

By Wheatley, W. A

(S.l.): United Air Lines; (1943), Near fine. Quarto, Leaflet; Illustration: black and white photographs. »»» Instructional piece issued by United Air Lines. This is a single sheet folded in half and printed with text and illustrations to identify parts on the Douglas DC-3 Mainliner.

$17.00

Problems in Alternating Current Machinery

By Lyon, Waldo V

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company; 1914, First printing. Good+. Octavo, Full cloth; Illustration: Charts & tables. »»» MIT professor in electrical engineering presents a variety of problems for 4th year engineering students. Interesting early electrical text. This volume presents the problems but does not contain the answers. They were published in a separate volume, available to undergraduate students only on the recommendation of their instructors. Dark green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Prior ownership name on front pastedown and another (lined out) on front free endpaper. Scattered marginalia to first several leaves only. Hinges and binding solid. Light rubs at extremities, lower board has a patch of faded roughness to cloth that is about .5" x .75" in size.

$17.00

Radio Astronomy (International Astronomical Union Symposium No. 4, held at the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station...)

By van de Hulst, H. C. (editor)

London: Cambridge University Press; 1957, First printing. Near Fine in an Edgeworn Dustjacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Quarto, Full cloth; Illustration: charts and data tables. »»» Includes 80 papers on aspects of Radio Astronomy, contributed by France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, the U.S.S.R. and others. Blue cloth with gilt stamped spine lettering. Small rubs at spine ends and corner tips. Prior owner name stamped at top fore corner of front free endpaper. Jacket has minor discoloration to spine, .5" to .75" chips at spine corners, some smaller chips at fore corners, and one small hole through rear panel. Clean and sound.

$38.00

Amelectric Wires and Cables (catalog)

By American Electrical Works

Phillipsdale: American Electric Works; c. 1925, Interior is in good condition, soft leather covers deteriorating. Small octavo, Loose leaf; Illustration: b&w illustrations. »»» This is a catalog of electrical wires, cables, and supplies with specifications.

$12.00

An Introduction to the Physics of Mass Length and Time

By Feather, Norman

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press; 1962, First printing. Near fine in a fine dust jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Hardcover; Illustration: B&w diagrams. »»» The history and emergence of the fundemental measurements of mass, length, and time in physics. Does not use calculus. This is the first in Edinburgh University Publications' Science and Mathematics Texts Series. Black and white patterned paper over boards with gilt stamped spine lettering. Slight spine lean, otherwise book is crisp and clean. Jacket is bright with just minor edge wrinkling at head of spine. Indexed.

$10.00

The Magnificent Foragers: Smithsonian Explorations in the Natural Sciences

By National Museum of Natural History

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institute Press; 1978, First printing. Very good in a slightly worn jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Small quarto, Full cloth; Illustration: Profusely illustrated. »»» This book takes you into the field with a variety of scientists. Illustrated with over 300 photographs and containing over 50 non-technical accounts of Smithsonian scientific work, it is truly an anthology of field work. Jacket has two repaired tears to front panel, each about 3/4".

$7.00

Sons of the Earth: the Geologist's View of History

By Mather, Kirtley F

New York: W. W. Norton & Company; 1930, First printing. Near Fine; No dust jacket. Octavo, Full cloth; Illustration: b&w photographs and illus.. »»» Non-technical presentation of facts and theories of geological science aimed at an understanding of man's place in nature. Black cloth over boards with yellow and brown paper labels to spine and upper board. Slight rubs at spine ends and lower fore corners. There are a few scattered pencil lines in margins. A few pages unopened.

$10.00

Nuclear Physics

By Heisenberg, W

New York: Philosophical Library, Inc.; 1953, 1st American. Good in a Good Dust Jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Hardcover; Illustration: b&w drawings, diagrams. »»» Based on a series of lectures, the book is intended for readers with no prior training in theoretical physics. Covers the subject from antiquity to contemporary time, without being overly complex or mathematical. An excellent introduction. Orange paper over boards. Slight spine lean. Jacket has small edge chips. Some mild browning to endpapers.

$12.00

Jet Propulsion

By Thompson Products, Inc

Cleveland: Thompson Aircraft Products Co.; [late 1940s?], Near fine. Oblong octavo, Wrappers; Illustration: black & white photographs, diagrams. »»» Informative booklet on the development of jet-powered flight and the problems--chiefly metallurgical--that remained to be overcome before its benefits could be widely applied and fully realized. Several interesting photographs and illustrations. Pictorial paper covers over a saddle-stapled binding, minor edge wear.

$39.00

Fly Me, I'm Freddie!

By Eglin, Roger and Berry Ritchie

New York: Rawson, Wade Publishers, Inc.; (1980), First U.S. printing. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Hardcover; »»» Life and times of determined and colorful British aviation pioneer, Freddie Laker, who broke the airline cartel in trans-Atlantic flights. Red cloth over boards with dark blue paper sides, gilt stamped spine lettering. Small prior owner label at top fore corner of front free endpaper, a few slight extremity bumps. Jacket has some shallow edge wrinkling at spine ends and a few minor surface abrasions.

$7.00

Piltdown: a Scientific Forgery

By Spencer, Frank (based on research by Ian Langham)

New York: Oxford University Press; 1990, 1st American. Near fine in a very good dust jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Quarto, Hardcover; Illustration: B&w photographs, illus.. »»» An extensive study of the 1912 discovery of human skull fragments at Piltdown, Sussex, England which later proved to be fake. The identity of the forger has remained a mystery. Many original documents and other pieces of evidence were studied in preparation of this work. Spencer even puts forth a new theory of the forger's identity. Dark blue textured paper over boards with gilt stamped spine lettering. Small edge wrinkles at spine ends. Jacket has some minor edge wrinkles and slight rubs at top fore corners. Contains a glossary, list of people involved, index. No prior ownership marks.

$13.00

Antique Automobiles

By Bird, Anthony

London: Treasure Press; 1984 (1967), Reprint. Near Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Square octavo, Hardcover; Illustration: Color and b&w illustrations. »»» Well illustrated history of the development of the motor car, by a reknowned historian.

$10.00