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An Account of the Systems of Husbandry Adopted in the More Improved Districts of Scotland; With...
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An Account of the Systems of Husbandry Adopted in the More Improved Districts of Scotland; With Some Observations on the Improvements of Which They are Susceptible [Vol. 1]

by Sinclair, John

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Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company, 1813. Hard Cover. Very Good. "Drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture, with a view of explaining how far those systems are applicable to the less cultivated parts in England, and Scotland." "Printed by James Ballantyne & Co. for Archibald Constable and Company, Edinburgh; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London; and John Cuming, Dublin." Volume 1 only. xii, 439, [1] p.: frontispiece portrait of the author and [4] leaves of plates; 22 cm. Plain 20th-century red cloth with "Husbandry Scotland" written in black on spine. Second edition. Two unpaginated pages of publisher's advertisements precede half title. Former owner's name stamped on front fixed endpaper and on title page verso: Charles S. Cole, Jr., Bryn Athyn, Pa. In Very Good Condition: cover slightly rubbed; shadows on pages facing plates; occasional light foxing; otherwise pages and plates are clean and tight.
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Albert Einstein: Sein Lebensbild und seine Weltanschauung

Albert Einstein: Sein Lebensbild und seine Weltanschauung

by Reichinstein, David

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Kaunas, Lithuania: Verlag S. Glatt, 1932. Paperback. Good. 2. Auflage [2nd ed.]. 225, [1] p.: 2 leaves of portraits of Einstein, 1 leaf of a facsimile of a letter from Einstein to the author; 24 cm. Original brown wrappers printed in black. Portraits of Einstein are tissue-guarded. Engraved initial letters and tail-pieces. Errata on inside of back wrapper. Published in English in 1934 as Albert Einstein: A Picture of his Life and his Conception of the World. The first and second German editions are scarce. In Good Condition: most of wrapper lacking from spine; upper corner of front wrapper creased; upper corner of back wrapper lacking; edges of wrapper chipped; front wrapper slightly soiled; stitching is going and sections are separating; 2nd portrait of Einstein detached but present; pages are clean.
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Allerhand Nützliche Versuche, dadurch zu genauer Erkäntnis der Natur und Kunst der Weg...
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Allerhand Nützliche Versuche, dadurch zu genauer Erkäntnis der Natur und Kunst der Weg gebähnet wird, denen Liebhabern der Wahrheit mitgetheilet von Christian Wolffen . .

by Wolff, Christian von

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Halle im Magdeburgischen: Renger Buchhandlung, 1723. Hardcover. Near Fine. [14], 624, [8] p., engraved frontispiece and xviii folded leaves of plates; 17 cm. Signatures: ):(7 A-Z8 Aa-Qq8 Rr4 (8vo). Contemporary vellum with gilt-tooled spine title over a brown background. All page edges dark red. Title page in red and black. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Stamp on title page verso indicating that this was withdrawn from the Stadt Bibliothek of Hamburg. Christian von Wolff (1679-1754) was a German philosopher who wrote extensively about all branches of science. In this volume his various scientific experiments are illustrated with 14 folded plates. Very scarce. In Near Fine Condition: vellum is lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and tight.
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Allerhand Nützliche Versuche, dadurch zu genauer Erkäntnis der Natur und Kunst der Weg gebähnet wird, denen Liebhabern der Wahrheit mitgetheilet von Christian Wolffen . . . Anderer Theil

by Wolff, Christian von

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Halle im Magdeburgischen: Renger Buchhandlung, 1722. Hardcover. Near Fine. [14], 568, [8] p., engraved frontispiece and xiv folded leaves of plates; 17 cm. Signatures: ):(7 A-Z8 Aa-Nn8 (8vo). Contemporary vellum with gilt-tooled spine title over a brown background. All page edges dark red. Title page in red and black. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Stamp on title page verso indicating that this was withdrawn from the Stadt Bibliothek of Hamburg. Christian von Wolff (1679-1754) was a German philosopher who wrote extensively about all branches of science. In this volume his various scientific experiments are illustrated with 14 folded plates. Very scarce. In Near Fine Condition: vellum is lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and tight.
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Allerhand Nützliche Versuche, dadurch zu genauer Erkäntnis der Natur und Kunst der Weg...
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Allerhand Nützliche Versuche, dadurch zu genauer Erkäntnis der Natur und Kunst der Weg gebahnet wird, denen Liebhabern der Wahrheit mitgetheilet von Christian Wolffen . . . Anderer Theil

by Wolff, Christian von

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Halle im Magdeburgischen: Renger Buchhandlung, 1728. Hardcover. Near Fine -. [14], 568, [8] p., engraved frontispiece and xiv folded leaves of handcolored plates: tables; 18 cm. Signatures: ):(7 A-Z8 Aa-Nn8 (8vo). Contemporary vellum with handwritten spine title in red and black. All page edges dark green. Title page in red and black. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Narrow ribbon bookmark. Small former owner's stamp reading "Joseph Goger" on title page verso and the verso of every plate. At foot of p. 568 is a former owner's stamp reading "Joseph Jacob Goger." Christian von Wolff (1679-1754) was a German philosopher who wrote extensively about all branches of science. In this volume his various scientific experiments are illustrated with 14 nicely handcolored, folded plates. In Near Fine- Condition: vellum slightly soiled; light foxing throughout; otherwise, clean and tight.
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The American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac for the Year 1887
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The American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac for the Year 1887

by Newcomb, Simon

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Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Navigation, 1886. Hardcover. Very Good. Second Edition. "Published in compliance with a joint resolution of the forty-sixth Congress." viii, 519, [7] p., 2 double-leaf maps of ecipses: tables; 27 cm. Dark blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine title. Preface is by Simon Newcomb, Professor U.S. Navy. Includes corrections to the 1884, 1885, and 1886 First Edition printings. Contents: Ephemeris for the Meridian of Greenwich -- Ephemeris for the Meridian of Washington -- Phenomena [predictions of phenomena to be observed] -- Appendix on the Construction of the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac for 1887. In Very Good Condition: cloth is rubbed and lightly soiled; pages are clean and tight.
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Anatomie und Physiologie der Pflanzen; Mit 139 in den Text eingedruckten Holzschnitten
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Anatomie und Physiologie der Pflanzen; Mit 139 in den Text eingedruckten Holzschnitten

by Unger, Franz

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Pest [Hungary]: C.A. Hartleben, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Good -. xix, [1], 461, [3] p.: many in-text drawings and tables; 22 cm. Contemporary black sand-grain cloth with dark blue library mending cloth over spine. All page edges marbled. Reddish-brown endpapers. Bibliography, "Zur Geschichte der Anatomie und Physiologie der Pflanzen": p. [11]-48. Small bookseller's label on front fixed endpaper for Speyer & Peters, Berlin. Bookplate of the Academy of the New Church Library on front fixed endpaper, stamped "Discard." A book pocket on the back fixed endpaper is also stamped "Discard." The stamp of Charles S. Cole, Jr., Bryn Athyn, Pa., appears on the front fixed endpaper and the verso of the title page. The author, Franz Unger (1800-1870), was an Austrian doctor and botanist. His theories on plant heredity influenced the groundbreaking experiments on plant genetics performed by his student Gregor Johann Mendel. In Good- Condition: text block is… Read More
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Apollonius of Perga: Treatise on Conic Sections

Apollonius of Perga: Treatise on Conic Sections

by Heath, Thomas Little

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S.l.: Read Books, 2013. Paperback. Near Fine. Facsimile reproduction of the 1896 edition, with the addition of 2 pages containing a biography of Thomas Little Heath. [5], viii-clxx, [2], 254, [4] p.: illustrations; 22 cm. Paperback. Considered the indisensable work on Apollonius of Perga. In Near Fine Condition: cover is lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and tight.
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Arithmetical Questions, On a New Plan . . . For the Use of Young Ladies . . . the Third Edition,...

Arithmetical Questions, On a New Plan . . . For the Use of Young Ladies . . . the Third Edition, Enlarged

by Butler, William

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London: Printed for the Author, by S. Couchman, 1801. Fair. Title continued: "Designed as a Supplement to the Author's Engraved Introduction to Arithmetic; and intended to answer the double purpose of Arithmetical Instruction and Miscellaneous Information. To which are subjoined, Observations on Weights and Measures, with a complete collection of arithmetical tables, and explanatory remarks; also, a copious index of persons, places, and things, occasionally treated of, or mentioned in the work." Sold by J. Mawman, J. Debrett, T. Conder, and E. Newbery. xvi, 270, [18] p.; 21 cm. Contemporary calf spine. Lacking boards. Preface is dated Nov. 1, 1801. Preliminary pages contain A List of Books, Published by the Same Author, For the Use of Young Ladies. The final page contains corrections related to "The printing of this volume which was begun in 1799, having been, by various unexpected circumstances, retarded till 1801." Scarce. In Fair Condition: lacking boards;… Read More
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Art de la Verrerie, de Neri, Merret et Kunckel: Auquel on a Ajouté Le Sol Sine Veste...
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Art de la Verrerie, de Neri, Merret et Kunckel: Auquel on a Ajouté Le Sol Sine Veste d'Orschall; L'Helioscopium videndi sine Veste Solem Chymicum; Le Sol non Sine Veste; Le Chapitre XI. du Flora Saturnizans de Henckel, sur la Vitrification des Végétaux

by Holbach, Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron, translator

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Paris: Durand, Pissot, 1752. Hardcover. Very Good. Title page continued: "Un Mémoire sur la Maniere de faire le Saffre; Le Secret des Vraies Porcelaines de Chine & de Saxe. Ouvrages ou l'on trouvera la maniere de faire le Verre & le Crystal, d'y porter des Couleurs, d'imiter les Pierres Prétieuses, de préparer & colorer les Emaux, de faire la Potasse, de Peindre sur le Verre, de préparer des Vernis, de composer des Couvertes pour les Fayances & Poteries, d'extraire la Couleur Pourpre de l'Or, de contrefaire les Rubis, de faire le Saffre, de faire & peindre les Porcelaines, &c. Traduits de l'allemand, par M. D***." [4], lv, [1], 629, [3] p., 16 leaves of copperplate engravings, including the frontispiece (most folded); 26 cm. Contemporary full calf with six spine compartments between raised bands. Orange leather spine label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title; gilt-tooled decoration in other… Read More
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Astronomy Explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles, and made easy to those who have not...
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Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1809. Hardcover. Good. "The Second American, from the last London edition; revised, corrected, and improved, by Robert Patterson." Imprint includes: "For sale by C. and A. Conrad & Co. Bradford & Inskeep, Hopkins & Earle, Johnson & Warner, and Kimber, Conrad & Co." iv, [1], 8-29, [4], 32-533, [15] p.: tables; 22 cm. Contemporary full calf; leather spine label with gilt-tooled title: Ferguson's Astronomy. Includes index. Error in pagination: p. 259 misnumbered 295. Early American Imprints, Series 2 (Shaw-Shoemaker), 17505. Bookplate of the Academy of the New Church Library on front fixed endpaper. Also on the front fixed endpaper and at the foot of the title page is a small stamp reading: Charles S. Cole, Jr., Bryn Athyn, Pa. Lacking folded plate found in some copies; otherwise, in Good Condition: spine is sunned; loss at ends of spine; lacking front free endpaper; lacking lower margin of pp. 33-34, with minor loss of… Read More
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Blood Groups of Animals: Proceedings of the 9th European Animal Blood Group Conference

Blood Groups of Animals: Proceedings of the 9th European Animal Blood Group Conference

by Matousek, Josef, Editor

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Prague: Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/good. First Conference Arranged by E.S.A.B.R. Held in Prague, August 18-22, 1964. 498 p.: numerous in-text illustrations; 24 cm. Gray cloth with black spine and cover titles; red and black dust jacket. Includes discussions. First Edition. Contains 65 papers presented by authors from 22 countries, divided into nine main topics including blood groups in cattle, pigs, chickens, ducks, rats, and mink; blood groups and serum protein polymorphism in horses; serum protein polymorphism in man, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and canidae; protein polymorphism in some sexual gland liquids; and immunological tolerance and blood groups, transplantation antigens and chimerism. Book is in Near Fine Condition: pages are clean, tight, and unmarked. Dust Jacket is in Good Condition: rubbed, with small loss of paper at head of spine; creased and chipped at ends of spine.
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The Boy's Standard -- July 21, 1883-Jan. 19 1884 -- nos. 115-141 New Series (nos. 401-427 Old...
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The Boy's Standard -- July 21, 1883-Jan. 19 1884 -- nos. 115-141 New Series (nos. 401-427 Old Series) with the Christmas Number [28 issues]

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London: Charles Fox, 1883. Hardcover. Fair. [448 p.]: illustrations; 30 cm. Contemporary half calf with red cloth boards. Dark brown endpapers. Includes serial stories: Jack Rag -- Dick Whittington, Thrice Lord Mayor of London -- Lionel the Bold -- The Cruise of the Alabama by Lt. Leslie Gordon -- King Harry the Fifth -- Our Hero at School. Also includes The Young Amateur's Guide to steam and the steam engine, and to constructing an electrical machine, a Leyden jar, and fireworks. The Christmas Number contains Mine Host of the Holly Bush. In Fair Condition: lacking leather over spine; loss from fore-edge of first leaf of Dec. 15, 1883, issue, with minor loss of text and from fore-edge of 4th leaf of Dec. 29, 1883, issue, with loss of text; lacking lower corner of 4th leaf of Jan. 12, 1884, issue, with loss of text; old tape repairs.
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Buch des Fluges [3 volumes] [provenance: Österreichischer Aero-Club]
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Buch des Fluges [3 volumes] [provenance: Österreichischer Aero-Club]

by Hoernes, Hermann

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Wien: G. Szelinski, k.k. Universitäts-Buchhandlung, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volumes: vol. 1: xv, [1], 676 p., 29 leaves of plates (some in color); vol. 2: xxiv, 680 p., 38 leaves of plates (including 1 color folded map); vol. 3: x, 551, [1] p., 18 leaves of plates, including 2 color illustrations (1 folded); 28 cm. Dark blue publisher's cloth with gilt-stamped spine titles and cover titles, and cover illustration. All page edges blue. Endpapers are dark blue with a silver pattern. Striking Art Nouveau book design by Tanna Hoernes. Volumes 1 and 2 were published in 1911, volume 3 in 1912. In addition to the plates, includes many full-page and in-text illustrations and maps. Entirely in German. Vol. 1 title page has circular stamp of the Vienna Staatsarchiv Kriegsarchiv at head and "Nachlass, Mjr. Franz Schorn" written at the foot. Vol. 2 title page is stamped at the head "Österreichischer Aero-Club" with "Nachlass Hermann Hold,… Read More
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Chemical Essays by R. Watson [vol. 5]
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by Watson, Richard

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London: J. Johnson; F. and C. Rivington; R. Faulker; J. Walker; J. Scatcherd; J. Nunn; Longman and Rees; Cadell, Jun. and Davies; and T. Hurst, 1800. Hardcover. Very Good. Vol. 5 only. v, [3], 375, [1] p.; 17 cm. 19th-century half calf with six spine compartments between double gilt rules. Gilt-tooled title in second compartment: "Watson's Essays." Dark green and black marbled paper over boards. Contents: I. Observasions on the Sulphur Wells at Harrowgate, made in July and August, 1895 -- II. Experiments and Observations on various Phenomena attending the Solution of Salts -- III. An Essay on the Subjects of Chemistry and their general Division -- IV. Some Remarks on the Effects of the great Cold in February, 1771 -- V. Account of an Experiment made with a Thermometer, the Bulb of which was pointed Black, and exposed to the direct Rays of the Sun -- VI. A Plan of a Course of Chemical Lectures -- VII. Institutionum Chemicarum in Praelectionibus Academicis explicatarum, par… Read More
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Collections towards a Flora of the Territory of Arkansas by Thomas Nuttall [Transactions of the...
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Collections towards a Flora of the Territory of Arkansas by Thomas Nuttall [Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 5 New Series, Article VI]

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Philadelphia: Printed by James Kay, Jun. & Brother, 1837. Very Good +. [1], 140-203, [1] p.; 29 cm. Disbound from a larger volume. Read before the Society on April 4, 1834. Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859) was an English botanist who trained as a printer, but was encouraged to follow his interest in botany after coming to Philadelphia in the early 19th century. He spent much of the rest of his life studying the flora and fauna of the United States, publishing Manual of the Ornithology of the United States and of Canada, heading the botanical gardens at Harvard University, and working at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. This is one of several important papers of that were published in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. Scarce. In Very Good+ Condition: disbound from a larger volume; final leaf largely detached from text block; minimal foxing; otherwise, clean and bright.
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Collection of Observations on the Solar Eclipse of November 30th, 1834, made at Philadelphia,...
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Collection of Observations on the Solar Eclipse of November 30th, 1834, made at Philadelphia, Haverford, West-Hills, Baltimore, the University of Virginia, Norfolk, Cincinnati and Nashville [Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 5 New Series, Article XI]

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Philadelphia: Printed by James Kay, Jun. & Brother, 1837. Near Fine. Report by a committee appointed to make a collection of observations on the total solar eclipse of Nov. 30, 1834: Alex. Dallas Bache, Jos. Roberts,Jun., and Isaiah Lukens. [1], 234-247, [1] p.: tables; 29 cm. Disbound from a larger volume. Read before the Society on March 6, 1835. The observations were recorded by: Edward H. Courtenay at the University of Pennsylvania; Joseph Roberts, Jr., at Friends' Observatory, 4th St., Philadelphia; S.C. Walker at Philadelphia and Germantown; A.D. Bache of the meteorological conditions; J. Gummere at Haverford School; F.R. Hassler at West-Hills, Long Island; Lewis Brantz at Baltimore; R.M. Patterson at the University of Virginia; Captain A. Talcott at Norfolk, Virginia; Elisha Dwelle at Cincinnati; and James Hamilton at Nashville. In Near Fine Condition: disbound from a larger volume; clean and bright.
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Compendium Florae Philadelphicae: Containing a Description of the Indigenous and Naturalized Plants Found With a Circuit of Ten Miles Around Philadelphia [2 volumes]

by Barton, William P. C.

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Philadelphia: M. Carey and Son, 1818. Hardcover. Good +. 2 volumes: [8], 251, [1] p.; [3], 6-234 p.; 19 cm. Contemporary tree calf with six spine compartments between double gilt rules. Gilt-tooled volume numbers in 4th compartment. Remains of old hand-written paper labels at head of each spine. Each volume contains an index. On the front fixed endpaper of each volume is the printed bookplate of Friends' Library & Literary Association, cover most of a blue bookplate of the Association, printed by William Wooddy. Each title page has an oval stamp reading "Friends' Library, Park Avenue, Baltimore." On the front free endpaper verso of each volume is the engraved bookplate of Clyde F. Reed. Clyde Franklin Reed (1918-1999) was a botanist with the Agricultural Research Service and later was curator of botany at the Maryland Academy of Sciences. The author, William Paul Crillon Barton (1786-1856), received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1808. He… Read More
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Constitution and By-Laws of Vulcan Assembly of Philadelphia
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Constitution and By-Laws of Vulcan Assembly of Philadelphia

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Philadelphia: Vulcan Assembly of Philadelphia, 1908. Paperback. Very Good -. 63, [1] p.: illustrations; 15 cm. Dark brown wrappers printed in black. The Vulcan Assembly of Philadelphia, founded in 1902, was a fraternal organization of industrial engineers, "who at some time . . . had charge of a steam engine and boiler." In addition to the organization's constitution and bylaws, this publication contains an alphabetical list of members with each one's home address, occupation, and business address. Also includes many full-page advertisements for related Philadelphia businesses. Some of the names of members have penciled checkmarks next to them. In Very Good- Condition: front wrapper slightly scraped; very light dampstain along fore-edge and gutter throughout; marginalia in members list, as described; otherwise clean.
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Contributions to the Geology of the Tertiary Formations of Virginia by William B. Rogers and...
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Contributions to the Geology of the Tertiary Formations of Virginia by William B. Rogers and Henry D. Rogers [Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 5 New Series, Article XIV]

by Rogers, William B.; Rogers, Henry D.

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Philadelphia: Printed by James Kay, Jun. & Brother, 1837. Near Fine. [1], 320-341, [1] p.; 29 cm. Disbound from a larger volume. Read before the Society on May 5, 1835. William B. Rogers (1804-1882) was an American geologist and founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His brother Henry D. Rogers (1808-1866) was also an American geologist; he taught geology at the University of Pennsylvania. While William B. Rogers was teaching at William and Mary College he conducted a series of geological surveys of Virginia. This report consists of: I. Geology of a Portion of the Peninsula between the James and York Rivers -- II. Description of Some New Miocene Fossil Shells -- III. Of the Place in the Geological Series to which These Deposits Belong -- IV. Of the Origin of the Deposit Overlying the Miocene Shell Marl -- V. Eocene Formation of Virginia -- VI. New Fossil Shells of the Eocene of Virginia. In Near Fine Condition: disbound from a larger volume; clean and bright.
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