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A TREATISE OF PRACTICAL SURVEYING; Which is Demonstrated from its First Principles. Wherein Every Thing that is useful and curious in the Art, is fully considered and explained. Particularly Three new and very concise Methods for determining the Areas of Right-lined Figures Arithmetically, or by Calculation, as well as the Geometrical ones heretofore treated of. The whole illustrated with Copper-plates. The sixth edition, with alterations and amendments adapted for the use of early American surveyors. Bound With / Tables of difference of latitude and departure : constructed to every quarter of a degree of the quadrant, and continued from one, to the distance of one hundred miles or chains. Printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank, 1794.

By Gibson, Robert.

Joseph Crukshank, Philadelphia: / 1794., 1792. pp. viii, 288; 60 + 12 (of 13?) folding engraved plates. Age stain. Original leather binding, lacking front board. **Early manuscript ownerships: 'This Book was purchased of Mr. William Irwin April 8th 1806 by Mr. John McAlister of Cumberland County State of Pennsylvania and presented by him to his son Hugh McAlister esquire of Seneca County State of New York / David Drummond's Book Bought of Hugh McAlister June the 27th, 1816.' The McAlisters were an important pioneer American family, and extensive land owners. Evans 24357 / Evans 27301. Evans1. Hardcover.

$150.00

THE READY RECKONER, OR, TRADER'S USEFUL ASSISTANT, Adapted to the Use of all who deal by Wholesale or Retail.

By (Fenning, Daniel).

Printed by Salomon Myer, York (PA) for Mathew Carey, Philadelphia: ., 1798. 191 p. Browned. Margins torn without loss on two leaves. Slight loss of a few numbers on pages 99/100. 16mo. 165 mm. Original full leather binding, worn. Front board detached. Title continues: 'Exhibiting at One View, the Amount of Value of any Number or Quantity of Goods or Merchandise, from One up to Ten Thousand.' Hardbound. Fair. These Ready Reckoners were essential to all classes of Americans from landed squires to agricultural laborers. Evans 33730. EVANS1. Hardcover.

$75.00

THE READY RECKONER, OR, TRADER'S USEFUL ASSISTANT, Adapted to the Use of all who deal by Wholesale or Retail.

By (Fenning, Daniel).

Printed by Salomon Myer, York (PA) for Mathew Carey, Philadelphia: ., 1798. 191 p. Very mildly XLib. Lightly browned. Bold manuscript block letter ownership of Christian Reisht His Book Bought in The Year 1802 on first fly leaf, front edges chipped. This is probably an ownership for Christian Reist a Lancaster County, PA Mennonite. Small loss of a few numbers on pages 153/154. 16mo. 165 mm. Original full leather binding. Spine worn. Hardbound. Good. Title continues: 'Exhibiting at One View, the Amount of Value of any Number or Quantity of Goods or Merchandise, from One up to Ten Thousand.' These Ready Reckoners were essential to all classes of Americans from landed squires to agricultural laborers. Evans 33730. EVANS1. Hardcover.

$125.00

AN EXPLANATION OF THE MAP OF THE CITY AND LIBERTIES OF PHILADELPHIA.

By Reed, John.

Philadelphia : Printed for the authors, and sold by Mr. Nicholas Brooks, in Second-Street, between Market and Chesnut Streets:, 1774. pp. 24, [8], 23 (An Alphabetical List of the First Purchasers Names, With their Places of Abode &c. and Returns of Survey), [9]. The map was issued separately, and is not present here. Small 4to. 248 mm. Old page repairs. Age stained text. Title page with loss of imprint and some letters of text. **On the rear flyleaf is a boldly written manuscript note: 'Jeremiah Baker, his book of refference to John Ried, Plan of the city and liberty of Philadelphia. September the 25 1774.' Later sail cloth binding. Hardbound. Very scarce. Hildeburn. 3093; Evans 13564. EVANS1. Hardcover.

$500.00

THE AUTOMOBILE TRADE DIRECTORY: A Condensed Catalogue and Classified Trade Directory of the American Automotive Industries, Including a Directory of National Trade Associations, Tables, Data and other pertinent information. Volume XX, No. 2 April, 1922.

By Automobile Trade Directory.

Automobile Trade Directory, New York: ., 1922. pp. 1039. Many ads and illustrations. Some color. Thick 8vo. 250 mm. Original publisher's red cloth binding. With the ownership stamp of the Engineering Society of York County, PA. Hardbound. Very Good. A great record of the American automobile supplies industry. It was called the 'Red Book' and was the standard reference for decades after the first issue in 1903. One ad really caught our eye. Printed in monochrome and bright blue it promotes the Brink window shield and shows a rare R. & V. Knight Model J auto. The R. & V. Knight was an Automobile produced by William H. VanDerVoort and Orlando J. Root. These two men made automobiles in Moline, Illinois from 1904 to 1924. First as the Moline in 1904 and then the Moline-Knight in 1914. It was one of the quality autos of the era. AUTO 1 / YHS. Hardcover.

$40.00

COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATED ADVERTISING CIRCULARS / CATALOGS FROM THE BUFFALO FORGE COMPANY and CARRIER AIR CONDITIONING CO.

By Buffalo Forge Company; Carrier Air Conditioners

Buffalo Forge Company, Buffalo, NY: -1915., 1913. Approximately catalogs + one for Carrier. The details of the Carrier catalog are: CARRIER AIR WASHERS AND HUMIDIFIERS : APPLIED TO PUBLIC OFFICE AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS : With notes on humidity. Carrier Air Conditioning Company of America. New York, NY: 1913. 128 p. Illustrated. 8vo. 230 mm. Crisp original wraps. Everything in a string tied binder. Scarce. The Buffalo Forge Company was formed in 1878 to manufacture blacksmith's forges. Their product offerings were expanded to include drilling machines, and steam engines and pumps. Also heating equipment, industrial fans, dust collectors, and a range of metal cutting and forming equipment. It was one of the largest employers in the In 1902, Willis Carrier, an engineer at Buffalo Forge, submitted drawings for what became recognized as the world's first modern air conditioning system. SCIENCE 1 / YHS. Soft cover.

$100.00

A WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATED INFORMATIONAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND ADVERTISING CIRCULARS / CATALOGS FROM THE WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY, PITTSBURG, PA.

By Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company.

Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co., Pittsburg: -1912. Approximately 65 Circulars in two original post bindings., 1907. Approximately 65 Circulars in two original cloth covered post bindings. Large 8vo. 265 mm. x 180 mm. Soiling on the first leaf of the first circular, but otherwise quite clean. Very Good. XLib. With the ownership stamp of the Engineering Society of York County, PA. The scope and content of these circulars is rather remarkable, as was the vastness of the company itself. The circulars were certainly ephemeral and are VERY SCARCE today, with only a handful recorded in public or private collections. 'Organized in 1886 as the Westinghouse Electric Company with a force of 200 men, the name of the company later became the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. By 1904, the number of workers grew to 9,000 at the main plant with 3,000 additional employees in branch factories. It became the largest of the Westinghouse companies and was thought to be the largest and most modern workshop in the world at the time the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company filmed its operations. The Engineering Department alone employed 350 mechanical and electrical experts. The company began building an extensive plant in 1895 in East Pittsburgh on 40 acres of land. The total floor space in the entire plant was over two million square feet. The shop contained a long aisle in the main building 'filled with large machines in various stages of construction. This aisle [was] seventy feet in width and 1,184 feet in length, and [was] traversed from end to end by traveling cranes of capacities ranging from thirty to fifty tons each.' The largest aisle, measuring 70 feet across and one-third of a mile in length, was located in the East Machine Shop. The main function of the Electric & Manufacturing Company was to develop and produce apparatus for the generation, transmission and application of alternating current electricity for the railway & industrial fields. There are also some D.C. motors and devices described, as well as various lamps, etc. The Electric & Manufacturing Company played an integral role in several notable projects, namely the conversion of Niagara Falls to electric power, the installations of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company in New York and the South Side Elevated Railroad in Chicago, and the powering of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. VERY SCARCE. SCIENCE 5 / YHS. Hardcover.

$650.00

THE PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR, OR MATHEMATICS SIMPLIFIED.

By Mahan, Jason M.

Printed for the Author by Samuel Kling, Harrisburg: ., 1835. 304 p. Pages 9 & 10 and 183 & 184 torn without loss. Foxed. Early manuscript ownership of Rudolph Wissler bought in the year 1836, price 75 cents. 16mo. 175 mm. Original full leather binding. Corners worn with loss. Original leather spine label. Title continues: 'Comprising Every Thing Necessary In Arithmetic Book Keeping, Conveyancing, Mensuration, And Guaging, To Form And Complete The Man Of Business. The Whole Upon An Improved Plan. Not Only Adapted To Private Instruction, But Also To The Use Of Schools'. Hardbound. Good. Rudolph Wissler was probably from Lancaster PA. PAIMP10. Hardcover.

$75.00

A COMPLETE READY RECKONER, IN DOLLARS AND CENTS, To Which Are Added, Forms Of Notes, Bills, Receipts, Petitions, etc. Together With A Set Of Useful Tables.

By Ready Reckoner.

W.A. Leary, Philadelphia: ., 1843. 179 p. Very foxed. 24mo. 135 mm. Original leather spine over marbled covered boards, worn. Spine lettered and ruled in gold gilt. Hardbound. Good. Title continues: 'Containing A Rate Of Interest From One Dollar To Twelve Thousand, By The Single Day; With A Table Of Wages, And Board By The Week And Day.' These reckoners were extremly popular in early America. They were an essential tool in trades and businesses of every sort. Scarce. PAIMP 23. Hardcover.

$30.00

THE READY RECKONER, OR TRADER'S COMPANION; Showing at one view the Wholesale and Retail value of any commodity from One Quarter of a Cent to Twelve Dollars.

By Ready Reckoner.

J. & W. Paul, Philadelphia: ., 1837. 134 p. Foxed. Some signatures browned but not brittle. Early manuscript ownership of Elijah Clark, Jamestown, Lebanon Cty, PA May 19, 1841 on front paste down. 140 mm. Original leather spine over paper covered boards. Extremities mildly worn. Hardbound. Very Good. Title continues: 'In Dollars and Cents. With a variety of useful Tables.' These reckoners were extremly popular in early America. They were an essential tool in trades and businesses of every sort. PAIMP 25. Hardcover.

$35.00

THE READY RECKONER OR, TRADER'S USEFUL ASSISTANT, IN BUYING AND SELLING ALL SORTS OF COMMODITIES. To Which Is Added Sundry Useful Tables

By Fenning, Daniel.

Printed by Henry Sweitzer, Philadelphia: ., 1801. 192 p. Mildly XLib. **Printer's waste paper used on paste downs and fly leaves, part of an ink powder advertisement. Foxed. 12mo. 165 mm. Original mottled calf binding, lightly worn. Hardbound. Good. Light XLib from the Albright Collection. These reckoners were extremly popular in early America. They were an essential tool in trades and businesses of every sort. SCARCE. S&S/AI 493. PAIMP 25. Hardcover.

$100.00

AN ABRIDGMENT OF THE LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA, BEING A COMPLETE DIGEST OF ALL SUCH ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, AS CONCERN THE COMMONWEALTH AT LARGE. To which is added, An Appendix, containing a variety of Precedents (adapted to the several Acts) for the use of justices of the peace, sheriffs, attornies and conveyancers.

By Read, Collinson.

Printed for the Author, Philadelphia: ., 1801. pp. (2) [of 4], lvii, 468, (28). Error in paging: pp. 381 misnumbered 383. Old damp stain. 8vo. 220 mm. Original Full calf binding; red morocco spine label with gilt-tooled title - 'Read's Digest.' Blind-tooled borders on both boards and blind-rules on spine. Binding rubbed. Early ownership of James Davidson. This is the first volume of a set that was completed with a second volume published in 1804 by H. Maxwell, Philadelphia. The missing leaf in the front (pp 3/4) was intentionally excised. It had this text: 'Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. that the Governor of this commonwealth be, and he is hereby, authorised and directed to subscribe for one thousand copies of an abridgment of the laws of Pennsylvania, proposed to be published by Collinson Read, at the rate of four dollars for each copy, to be neatly and correctly printed in one volume octavo, well bound and lettered; and that the said abridgment, having first received the approbation of the judges of the Supreme Court, shall be admitted in evidence in the several courts of justice in this commonwealth.' Maybe this leaf was intentionally removed to hide the price from a future purchaser?? PAIMP 24. Hardcover.

$100.00

A TREATISE ON POLITICAL ECONOMY; OR THE PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND CONSUMPTION OF WEALTH. Sixth American Edition.

By Say, Jean-Baptiste.

(Printed by T.K.Collins & Co. for) Grigg & Elliot, Philadelphia: ., 1834. pp. (8), lxiii, (1) [Blank], (65)-493, (2) [Publisher's catalogue]. Brown and foxed. Bookplate of Corneille and Warren Rucker. Early manuscript ownerships of: Hon. S. Harris, September 2, 1835, Chapel Hill, NC; James O.L. Goggin, Lynchburg, VA, rear fly leaf. 8vo. 220 mm. Original full leather binding, rubbed. Original leather spine label. Small loss at tail of spine. Hardbound. Very Good. Title continues: 'Translated from the Fourth Edition of the French, by C.R. Prinsep. Sixth American Edition, containing a translation of the introduction, and additional notes, by Clement C. Biddle'. Jean-Baptiste Say (1767-1832) was a French economist and businessman. He had classically liberal views and argued in favor of competition, free trade, and lifting restraints on business. e is best known for Say's Law, also known as the law of markets, which he popularized. Scholars disagree on the surprisingly subtle question of whether it was Say who first stated what we now call Say's Law: 'Supply creates its own demand'. First Biddle edition. SCARCE. S&S/AI 26645. PAIMP 20. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

$150.00

ELWOOD'S GRAIN TABLES: SHOWING THE VALUE OF BUSHELS AND POUNDS OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF GRAIN CALCULATED IN FEDERAL MONEY.

By Elwood, James L.

(Printed by T.K. & P.G. Collins for) Henry C. Baird, Philadelphia: ., 1852. pp. vii, (1), 214. Bookseller's label of Spangler's, Lancaster, PA on front paste down. Postal stamp of Elliottson, PA, Sep. 28 A.M. 1907 on front paste down and first fly leaf. Ruled in black throughout. 8vo. 200 mm. Original full cloth binding. Boards embossed in blind. Corners worn with slight loss. Head and tail of spine worn with slight loss. Rear joint worn with loss. Hardbound. Good. Title continues: 'So Arranged As To Exhibit Upon A Single Page, The Value At A Given Price From Ten Cents To Two Dollars Per Bushel. With Other Convenient And Useful Tables Connected With Produce Transactions'. Popular with both farmers and investors, and other who had to deal with grain. Eleood was first issued in 1849. This edition is scarce. PAIMP 24. Hardcover.

$50.00

THE READY RECKONER OR, TRADER'S COMPANION, SHOWING AT ONE VIEW THE WHOLESALE OR RETAIL VALUE OF ANY COMMODITY.

By (Fenning, Daniel).

Printed and sold by A. & W. Blumer, Allentown, PA: ., 1834. 134p. Foxed, dampstained and worn. Early manuscript ownership of Samuel Muffley, 1835, on front and rear paste downs. 24mo. 125 mm. Original leather spine over plain paper boards, very worn. Spine perished. Title continues: 'From one quarter of a cent to twelve dollars. In dollars and cents. With a variety of useful Tables'. Hardbound. Fair. This useful little 'Reckoner' from Allentown is VERY SCARCE. OCLC locates only two other examples. PAIMP 23. Hardcover.

$50.00

BUSINESS AND LAW OR THE CAREFUL MAN'S GUIDE A Complete Legal and Business Compendium Including Facts, Figures, Tables, Weights, Measures, Statistics, Short Cuts in Figures, Etc. To Which is Added Practical Home Building and the Busy Man's Atlas

By Roe, E. T.; Loomis, Elihu G.

Hertel, Jenkins & Co. Boston & Chicago: 1907, 1907. 698 p. Illustrated. 8vo. Decorative edges. Original leather backed boards binding. Front joint starting. Would look handsome on a shelf. This old guides make wonderful gifts. PA 53. Hardcover. Very Good.

$28.00

A POCKET DICTIONARY OF THE LAW OF BILLS OF EXCHANGE, PROMISSORY NOTES, BANK NOTES, CHECKS, ETC.

By Maxwell, John Irwing.

(Printed by Fry and Kammerer for) William P. Farrand and Co., Philadelphia: ., 1808. pp. xv, (1)-251. Irregular pagination. Text lightly browned. Early manuscript ownership of Jao. Banks 1841 on title page. Another autograph ownership is not identified. 12mo. 185 mm. Original full roan leather binding, worn. Joints cracked, boards fragile. Spine very worn with loss. Nice small chain roll frame in blind on each board. Hardbound. Binding Poor. Text Good. Title continues: 'With An Appendix, Containing Abstracts Of Acts And Select Cases Relative To Negotiable Securities, Analysis Of A Count In Assumpsit, Tables Of Notarial Fees, Stamps, Postage, Etc. With Many Additions For The Use Of The American Merchant'. At head of title Farrand & Co.'s Premium Edition. First published in London in 1802, this is the first and only American edition. SCARCE. S&S/AI 15570. PAIMP 23. Hardcover.

$200.00

THE POCKET LAWYER, AND FAMILY CONVEYANCER. To Which Is Added, An Abridged Law Dictionary, And The Fee Bill. Bell's Stereotype Edition. Compiled By A Gentleman Of The Bar.

By Pocket Lawyer.

(Stereotyped by L. Johnson for) Charles Bell, Philadelphia: ., 1839. 142 p. Ruled in black throughout. Foxed. Early manuscript ownerships of Adam Desenberger and manuscript practice receipt on front fly leaves, and other ms. notes. 12mo. 175 mm. Original leather spine over printed Yellow paper boards. Some staining, but still an interesting binding on a book that was of great practical utility in early America. Hardbound. Good. Title continues: 'Comprising A selection of Forms necessary in all mercantile and money Transactions, including every direction essential to the magistrate and private individual. Embellished With Upwards of Twenty Pages Of Script, Serving As a Model For Good Writing.' PAIMP 10. Hardcover.

$100.00

FOURTH REPORT OF THE RECORD COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON.

By Boston - Record Commissioners.

Rockwell & Churchill, City Printers, Boston: ., 1880. 332 p. 8vo. 240 mm. XLib. Original full cloth binding. Important early Dorchester Town Records. Scarce. New England 5/6 / YORK HS. Hardcover.

$35.00

A REPORT OF THE RECORD COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, Containing the Statistics of the United States' Direct Tax of 1798, as assessed on Boston; and the Names of the Inhabitants of Boston in 1790, as Collected for the First National Census.

By Boston - Record Commissioners.

Rockwell & Churchill, City Printers, Boston: ., 1890. 537 p. 8vo. 240 mm. XLib. Original full cloth binding; with the seal of Boston in gilt. The Bonds and Valuations for 1798 detail almost every dwelling and business in Boston, with the owners and occupiers named. For most properties the lot and house size is also given, as is the type of construction, the number of windows, and the 1798 valuation. It's value to genealogists, architects, and property historians is enormous. It is a valuable and too little known resource. New England 5/6 / YORK HS. Hardcover.

$60.00

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