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Malcom Purcell : Wizard of Moon Lorn
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Malcom Purcell : Wizard of Moon Lorn

By Miller, Donald

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Mellon University, 1985. 76 pages. The cream colored, full cloth binding is solid, square and clean with only some very minor toning along the top edge. The text is complete, unmarked and crisp. There are some foxing-type blemishes on the half-title page only. Inscribed by the author, Donald Miller and signed by Malcom Purcell on a seperate page. A collectible copy of this nicely illustrated biography of this celebrated Western Pennsylvania artist.. Inscribed By the Author & Signed By Parcell. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Malcolm Purcell & various Photographs. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Illustrated.

$115.00

The History of My Life
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The History of My Life

By Young, Samuel

Pittsburgh, Pa.: Herald Printing Company, 1890. . 147 pages. Chocolate brown endpapers. Frontispiece vignette likeness of Samuel Young.The full cloth, green, binding with blind stamped framed and decorated boards have the title and author's name on the top board and spine in gilt.This copy is solid, square, tight, clean and unmarked internally except for a prvious owner's name stamp in the top margin of the title page (M.M. Kaufman).The cloth is lightly soiled, overall, with some minor rubbing along the edges (no fraying, what-so-ever) and some spine toning. Gilt titles remain bright.Text is complete, sharp and clean with all pages firmly sewn in. Sub-titled," ... Being a Biographical Outline of the Events of a Long and Busy Life." Samuel Young was the editor of the Connoquenessing Valley News. Born in 1821 and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa., this account is as much a history of commerce and business life in this city as it is a biography of Mr. Young. Facinating, insightful, informative reading, being a first hand narrative of life in Pittsburgh during almost the whole of the 19th century.This is a hard-to-find local history book, in very nice readable, collectible condition.. Edition; None Stated; NAP. Full cloth with gilt Lettering. Very Good++/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Autobiography.

$100.00

Adventures in Steel
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Adventures in Steel

By Davis, Lavinia R.

New York: Modern Age Books, 1938. . 166 pages.The binding is of a very strong, clean and water-proof library buckram, tan with top board decorative design pattern of navy blue and red.This binding is solid, square, tight, bright, clean and unmarked except for a bit of tape residue on the spines lower part near the tail. An ex-libray book with pocket remains on the FFendpaper and some library notations on the prelim pages. Internally the main body of the text is crisp, clean and unmarked. A collection of easy-reading, enjoyable adventure and mystery short stories with steel and steel-workers the central characters.. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good++/No Jacket. Illus. by Frank Dobias. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$30.00

What Steel Shall I Use
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What Steel Shall I Use

By Williams, Gordon T.

Cleveland, Ohio: The Ameriacn Society for Metals, 1953. . 213 pages.The binding is of full maroon leatherette cloth with the title in gilt on the top board and the spine.This binding is solid, square, firm and bright, although there is a minor water stain on the top board near the spine. All text is present and firmly bound in, smal, previous owner's name and address stamp on the first and last endpapers along with a bit of tape residue on the bottom edge, otherwise the text is bright and unmarked. Illustrated throughout with many photographs, charts, graphs and drawings. The author, Gordon T. Williams, was formerly a metallurgist with Deere & Co. In depth discussions and essays describing methods and concerns when deciding what type of steel to use for specific products and projects.. "Reprint !953". Cloth with Gilt Lettering. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by illustrated with numerous plates, charts, graphs, drawings and Photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Romancing in Tin Plate
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Romancing in Tin Plate

By Rutherford, Roy

Warren, Ohio: The Wean Engineering Company, 1951. . 124 pages. Red endpapers.The binding is flexible, maroon leatherette cloth with the title in silver/gilt on the top board.This copy is solid, square, tight, bight, clean and unmarked. Very light wear with one small bump near the spine's tail edge. Maroon cloth is rich and title lettering bright. Previos owner's signatures on the first and last endpapers.Text and all impressive illustrations are bright, clean and unmarked. Interesting and informative history of "The Protective Metal", tin; an extremely important yet often overlooked and under-estimated metal alloy and its impact on America's industrial developement.. Edition; None Stated, assumed only. Leatherette w/silver Lettering. Very Good++/No Jacket. Illus. by illustrated with drawings & photographs. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Privately Printed.

$25.00

Pennsylvania Coal: Resources, Technology, and Utilization
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Pennsylvania Coal: Resources, Technology, and Utilization

By Majumdar, Shyamal K., Ph.D. & Miller, E. Willard, Ph.D.; editors

Phillipsburgh, New Jersey: The Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 1983. . 594 pages including a 6 page index. Map decorated endpapers; front "Distribution of Pennsylvania Coals", back "Coal Reserve Areas In The United States", tri-colored.This well bound volume is solid, square, tight, bright, crisp, clean and unmarked.*There is some very light water stains to the very corners of the last 20 pages, almost imperceptible, text wholly unaffected.The dust jacket is overall clean and bright although a bit shelf worn particularly around the edges with some chips at the spine's head and tail with two small closed tears on the back top edge.This is an official, exhaustive, in depth report on coal in Pennsylvania. EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PENNSYLVANIA COAL AND THEN SOME!!. Edition; None Stated; NAP. Black Coth w/gilt Lettering. Near Fine*/Good+. Illus. by illustrated with numerous plates, charts, graphs, drawings, photographs and maps. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Official Publication.

$30.00

The House of the Black Ring, A Romance
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The House of the Black Ring, A Romance

By Pattee, Fred Lewis

State College, Penna.: Penn State, 1924. . 324 pages plus 5 pages of book ads/reviews.The deep blue cloth binding is solid, firm, clean and bright, although lightly shelf-worn along the edges and corners.The gilt title lettering on the top board remains bright and clean, but the same can't be said for the spine lettering which is somewhat worn yet still readable.*The FFendpaper has been removed, but remaing text is complete, clean, unmarked and sharp.This popular novel was previously publihed serially in several papers including The Syracuse Herald and The Washington Star."That the book has been accepted as a true picture of life in the central parts of the state [PA.] seems to be proved by the steady demand for it long after it has ceased to be advertised", from the author's Preface to the Second Edition. Endearing and entrancing "Pennsylvania Dutch" stories and characters come to life from these pages. Out-of-print and hard-to-find.. Later Edition. Cloth with Gilt Lettering. Very Good*/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$27.00

Sons and Daughters of Labor
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Sons and Daughters of Labor

By Devault, Ileen DeVault

Ithica and London: Cornell University Press, 1990. . 194 pages [xii] including an 8 page index. Frontispiece photograph of a scene of "the Steel Valley". Black endpapers. Sub-titled "Class and Clerical Work in Turn-of-the-Century Pittsburgh".The binding, text and dust jacket are in "As New" condition,this copy appears unread. There is a small remainder spot on the text block bottom edge. This is a beautifully bound book with its light violet cloth with the gilt title blocked in navy blue on the spine."Ileen DeVault provides a unique window on the dynamics of working-class life at the turn of the century by exploring the family and economic situations of the students in Pittsburgh's public high school commercial education program", from the dust-jacket blurb. A well done study of this easily over-looked area of the cultural history of the "Industrial Age".. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Fine. Illus. by Illus. with b&w Photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrated.

$22.00

Personnel In The Armed Forces World War II, !941 - 1945
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Personnel In The Armed Forces World War II, !941 - 1945

By Galbraith, William A., Editor

The Union Trust Company of Pittsburgh, 1946. . 191 pages. Endpapers decorated with a world map detailing theaters of the war. Burgundy leatherette cloth binding with title blocking and bank logo in bright gilt. Boards are slightly bowed and with some rather minor soiling and rubbing, otherwise this binding is tight, bright, solid, square and clean. The text is sharp, bright, clean and unmarked. A fine tribute collection of short biographies and photographs of employees of the Union Trust Company who served in all of the armed forces during World War II.. Edition; None Stated, assumed only. Leatherette. Very Good++/No Jacket. Illus. by Illus. with numerous photographs and Plates. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Privately Printed.

$25.00

The Great Pierpont Morgan
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The Great Pierpont Morgan

By Allen, Frederick Lewis

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949. . 306 pages[x] including an 8 page index. Frontispiece "The Steichen Camera Portrait" of J.P. Morgan.The binding is of full cloth, red with gilt title on the spine blocked in a black panel. The binding and text a in nearly new condition but veryvery lightly rubbed spine head and tail, otherwise tight, bright, solid, square, clean and unmarked.The biographer here attempts to paint a fair picture of the extraordinary man behind the myths of one of the most influential industrialists of the age.. Later Edition. Cloth with Gilt SP Title. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Biography.

$20.00

A Century of Medical Excellence, The History of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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A Century of Medical Excellence, The History of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

By Paull, Barbara

N.p.: Univ. Of Pgh. Medical Alumni Assoc., 1986. . 278 pages [xvii] including a bibliography and a 10 page index. The navy blue full leather binding with bright gilt title and decorative top board designs is in excellent condition, solid, square, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The text also is as crisp as new. Illustrated with numerous photograhic plates through-out, people, places and things. This is a collectible volume celebrating the 100th Year Anniversary of The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine by detailing in words and pictures the first 100 year history of this prestigious institution.. Edition; None Stated; NAP. Full-Leather. As New/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Illustrated with numerous Photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Privately Printed.

$40.00

John McMillan , The Apostle of Presbyterianism in the West
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John McMillan , The Apostle of Presbyterianism in the West

By Guthrie, Dwight Raymond

Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1952. . 296 pages[x], including a 9 page index. Map of western Pennsylvania decorated endpapers. Frontispiece plate from an oil portrait of John McMillan.The full cloth, forest-green, binding is solid, square, firm, complete, clean and unmarked except for a previous owner's name and address in the upper left corner of the first endpaper. Lightly soiled and the title has been worn from the spine, otherwise this a clean, presentable copy. John McMillan (1752-1833) was a pioneering Presbyterian Minister who travelled the length of Pennsylvania in the formative years of the United States, he was a member of the founding fathers of many churches and schools in eastern and western Pennsylvania. Spending much time in the Chartiers Creek, Mingo Creek and Peters Creek areas he was deeply involved in the negotiations during the "Whiskey Rebellion" of 1794 and his name is found on many streets, communities and building through-out this area today.This book is an intriguing cultural history of the Allegheny County area in particular and Revolutionary War era America in general. Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press this is "... one of a list of books in the cultural history of western Pennsylvania - made possible through the grant-in-aid from The Buhl Foundation of Pittsburgh".. First Edition. Full Cloth. Very Good++/No Jacket. Illus. by with three maps. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Biography.

$21.00

An American Childhood
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An American Childhood

By Dillard, Anne

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1987. . 255 pages. Map of Pittsburgh, Pa in 1800 decorated endpapers.The binding is of full burgundy cloth with the author's name in gilt on the top board and title on spine gilt also bright.Tight, bright, solid, square, clean, unmarked condition.The text is bright, crisp and clean as new and appears unread.The dust jacket is clean, bright and with-out any tears; *price clipped, with a few minor creases on the top edge. Annie Dillard grew up in Pittsburgh during the 1950s, "This is a sweeping and original book, a classic story of the dawning of an American consciousness". A giftable, readable first edition copy.. First Edition - Stated. Full cloth with gilt Lettering. Fine/Near Fine*. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Mylar Protected Dustjacket.

$15.00

Banners in the Wilderness, Early Years of Washington and Jefferson College
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Banners in the Wilderness, Early Years of Washington and Jefferson College

By Coleman, Helen Turnbull Waite

Pittsburgh and N.Y.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1956. . 285 pages including a 7 page bibliography and a 9 page index. Map decorated endpapers. The full orange cloth binding has the title and shield stamped on the spine in black. This copy is solid, square, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The text and all plates are complete, firmly sewn in, sharp and clean.This is a very readable, enjoyable and informative history of some of America's oldest schools, school masters, cultural history and teaching in the early days of The Republic.. First Edition. Full Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Illus. with numerous photographs and Plates. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrated.

$27.00

True Steel , The Story of George Matthew Verity and His Associates
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True Steel , The Story of George Matthew Verity and His Associates

By Borth, Christy

Np: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1941. . 319 pages, includes an 11 page index. Frontispiece plate titled "George M. Verity, Chairman of the Board of Directors, The American Rolling Mill Company".The full bright red cloth binding with lettering in gilt on top board and spine is in nearly new condition; solid, square, bright, clean and unmarked. Very light shelf wear along edges, corners lightly bumped but no fraying whatsoever. The story of the innovative steel maker and the history of the Armco Steel Company.. Edition; None Stated; NAP. Cloth with Gilt Lettering. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Illus. with photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Biography.

$23.00

The Coal Trade : 1918
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The Coal Trade : 1918

New York: The Coal Trade Journal, 1918. . 217 pages. Green flowered endpapers. Full orange cloth binding with title stamped in black on top board and spine; there is a coal company ad also stamped in black on the back.The binding is lightly soiled with some wear along the edges, yet remains bright, solid, square with titles sharp. Internally the text is complete, clean and sharp, a few pages with closed tears.The fold-out map showing markets and coal fields in the Eastern U.S. is complete and clean although there is a 1" closed tear and some creases in the bottom left corner. Overall this copy is in very good usable, collectible condition. The sub-title,"...A Compendium of Valuable Information Relative to Coal Production, Prices, Transportation, Etc. at Home and Abroad with Many Facts Worthy of Preservation for Future Reference. Corrected to the Latest Dates.", just about sums up the contents of this book. 90 pages of full page ads at the back. Many charts through out. A hard-to-find piece of Americana, and industrial data.. Edition; None Stated, assumed only. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrated with a fold out map. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Journal.

$125.00

Simplified Curve and Switch Work
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Simplified Curve and Switch Work

By Rench, W.F.

New York, N.Y.: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1947. . 212 pages including a 7 page index. The full black leatherette binding is solid, square, tight, bright, complete, clean and unmarked *except for an official stamp on the FFendpaper reading "Received Dec 7 1959 Union Railroad Co. Office of Chief Engineer".Title and author's name on spine in green stamped ink. The text is also complete, crisp and clean as can be. Mr. Rench's credentials from TP read "Author of Roadway and Track, Supervisor on Pennsylvania Railroad". A clean and "sharp-as-new" railroad design engineer's manual. Very collectible item.. "Fifth Edition". Black cloth over boards. Fine*/No Jacket. Illus. by illustrated with numerous drawings. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Illustrated.

$35.00

Railroad Curves and Earthwork
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Railroad Curves and Earthwork

By Allen, C. Frank ; S.B.

New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1931. . 235 pages [xiii], plus 8 pages of graphs/diagrams. AEG. The full black leather over stiff boards binding is solid, square, clean, sharp and unmarked. The gilt title on the spine is bright and sharp, also. Spine head and tail lightly worn. The text is complete, sharp and unmarked except for a previous owner's name neatly stamped in upper margin of the title page. Brown stiff paper endpapers. The title page has one tiny closed tear at the bottom edge and the bottom edge of page at the spine is "slit" .5 inch. Otherwise this copy is solid and in Fine condition. Between pages 70 and 71 there is an extra page laid-in entitle "Reversed Curve Problem"(see scan 870b). Mr. Allen's credentials from title page read, "Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Professor of Railroad Engineering in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology". This particular copy printed at "Norwood Press, J.S. Cushing Co.- Berwick & Smith Co., Norwood, Mass., U.S.A. Informative,detailed and useful, collectible real railroading item.. "Seventh Edition, Revised". Black Leather w/gilt Lettering. Very Good++/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$35.00

Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt, Early Names of Pittsburgh Streets
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Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt, Early Names of Pittsburgh Streets

By Daughters Of The American Revolution; Compiled By

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Fort Pitt Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Allegheny County Pennsylvania, 1907. Binding in royal-blue cloth covered boards with a crisp gilt stamp seal of "Daughters of the American Revolution" and lbright title lettering on front, very very slight wear at the corners. 47 pages with plates, photographs, a "Chronology" and a fold-out map at back, "Pittsburgh in 1795". Previous owner's inscription dated April 28, 1908 on the FFendpaper. A very solid and clean little souvenir book from "The Block House" at the sight of Fort Duquesne in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.. "Reed & Witting Press". Very clean, very bright, very collectible, hard-to-find third edition.. "Third Edition". Full cloth with gilt Lettering. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrated with Photographs & Drawings. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Illustrated.

$42.00

Topographic and Geologic Atlas of Pennsylvania , No. 27 Pittsburgh Quadrangle
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Topographic and Geologic Atlas of Pennsylvania , No. 27 Pittsburgh Quadrangle

By Johnson, Meredith E.

Harrisburg, PA:: Commonwealth of Penna., 1929. 236 pages including index. "Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Fourth Series". Pocket inside front (card-board stock) cover holds plates I - IV, folded maps, which are in pristine condition. Text and binding is complete, solid, square, clean and sharp. Illustrated with numerous charts, graphs, and photographs through out. Cover and text only slightly toned with some very light soiling, particularly along edges. An extremely well preserved copy of this highly sought-after and highly useful geologic survey.. no edition or additional prntngs stated. Original Wraps. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by b&w graphs, charts and Photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Official Publication.

$140.00

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