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The Biblio Rare Book Room has a wide variety of rare engineering books featured below. Many of the rare engineering books are older textbooks or pamphlets from shop classes, and there are even antique documents and ephemera from structures built in 18th and 19th centuries. If you have an interest in buildings, be sure to look through the antique and rare books about engineering that the Biblio booksellers have all collected.

ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF LOCOMOTIVES. M. Baird & Co., Philadelphia. -- Matthew Baird, George Burnham, Charles T. Parry, Edward H. Williams, William P. Henszey, Edward Longstreth by BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

Press of J. B. Lippincott. Philadelphia. USA. circa 1872. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11 X 7.9 inches). 134pp. Illustrated with engraved frontis and several smaller wood engraved illustrations throughout the text, plus 16 albumen photographic prints of Locomoti...

From Paul Foster Books


Scientific American - 39 Issues, 1861 and 1862

This is a large, Civil War-era lot of 39 issues of "SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN" magazine ("A Journal of Practical Information in Art, Science, Mechanics, Agriculture, Chemistry, and Manufacturers) in very good condition. The issues date from 1861 to 1862 and fea...

From CraigsClassics


Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata. Edited and Compiled by Arthur W. Banks. by Von Neumann, John

Urbana & London: University of Illinois Press, 1966. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Contemporary ownership signature in blue ink to the front free endpaper. An excellent, fresh copy in the l...

From Alembic Rare Books


Women in the War—We Can't Win Without Them. by War Manpower Commission

Washington D.C.: US Govt. Printing Office, 1942. Colour poster (28 x 40 in). Professionally mounted, glazed, and framed using archival materials. Original creases from folding, bright and fresh. Excellent condition. An important Second World War poster...

From Alembic Rare Books


Le Operazioni del compasso geometrico et militare. by Galilei, Galileo

Untrimmed gatherings bound in early nineteenth century paper covered boards retaining original sewing. One folding plate. Professional restorations to edges of Title & Dedication leaves not affecting text. Restorations to Preface leaf with replacemen...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


A Present from The Crystal Palace. Designed by Sir Josh. Paxton, M.P., Opened by the Queen, May 10, 1854. by [Bookmark] Stevens, Thomas

Stevens, Thomas. A Present from The Crystal Palace. Designed by Sir Josh. Paxton, M.P., Opened by the Queen, May 10, 1854. Length of Palace 1392 Ft. Breadth 384 Ft. Area of Park 192 Acres. Length of Hot Water Pipes 16 Miles. Height of Water Tower 284 Ft. ...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


The Machinist's Bedside Reader by Guy Lautard

Guy B.E. Lautard, 1986 publication. Paperback. Looks unsed in fine condition. Oversized. lots of diagrams.Crowded Closet is a nonprofit thrift store. All proceeds support world peace, relief and development through Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)....

From Crowded Closet Thrift Shop


Twenty-three Unused Surviving Double-Page Mechanical Engineering Etchings in an Album. by Pacinotti, Luigi

Pacinotti, Luigi. Twenty-three Etchings in an Album. Unused Surviving Illustrations Intended for Meccanica architettonica e industriale con regole pratiche per le costruzioni, e per l'uso delle macchine, di Luigi Paccinotti, Prof. Di Fisica Technologica e...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


The Republic of Bolivia 1909, it's history and Government, Topography and Natural Resources, Lines of Travel and Communication, Inhabitants and their Customs - A Confidential never-published report for the U.S. Army with sixteen maps and one hundred sixty-four illustrations by Lieutenant C. Cordier, Army Attache (Lima, Peru)

600 leaves, typed on recto only, bound in original half leather with gilt titling. Six large fold-out maps of the period. Plates composed of postal views with a few photographs laid down. Marbled endpapers, hinges reinforced. 'Confidential' stamped in...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


Worthington Pump Handbook. Design, Construction, and Application of All Commercial Pumps, with laid in Trade Standards in the Pump Industry by Worthington Engineers

New York: Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation, 1927. First Edition, First Issue, Total Issue 10,000, 1927. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering. 8vo, 74, 63, 19, 28, 144, 26, 47, 37 (Tables), 20 (Index), (4) pp. Profusely illustrated, wi...

From Dale Steffey Books


Instructions in Practical Surveying, Topographical Plan Drawing, and Sketching Ground Without Instruments. With Plates and Woodcuts. Second Edition. by Burr, G. D. [George Dominicus]

London: John Murray, 1847. Octavo (183 x 115 mm). Contemporary prize binding of green morocco, spine gilt in compartments, title, single-line rules, elaborate crests to boards, acorn and oak leaf roll to turn-ins, and all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. 5...

From Alembic Rare Books


Dampf. Dessen Erzeugung und Verwendung nebst katalog der Fabrikate der Babcock & Wilcox Co. 30 Cortlandt Street, New York und von Babcock & Wilcox, Limited 114 Newgare Street, London. by Babcock & Wilcox Co

New York & London: Babcock & Wilcox, March, 1893. Tall quarto. Original brown cloth blocked in gilt and blind, all edges red, floral patterned endpapers. Lithographic half title. Engravings and illustrations from photos throughout. Ownership ink stamp o...

From Alembic Rare Books


Reports of the Late John Smeaton, F. R. S. : Made on Various Occasions in the Course of His Employment As a Civil Engineer (Two Volumes Bound As One) by John Smeaton

M. Taylor, 1837. Hardcover. Good. M. Taylor, 1837. 2nd edition. 2 volumes bound as one. Unabridged. 72 plates. Thick, 4to, contemporary cloth, rebacked. Light foxing/soiling. Shelf worn. See pictures. ...

From SequiturBooks


A STUDY OF THE MALLEABLE FURNACE by Harbison-Walker Refractories Company

Harbison-Walker Refractories Company, 1915. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Harbison-Walker Refractories Company, 1915. First edition. Good. Hardcover: A Study Of The Malleable Furnace - Leather bound with gilt lettering on board and spine, embossed...

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