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1.

Universal Dictionary of Weights and Measures, Ancient and Modern; reduced to the Standards of the United States of America

Baltimore: Wm. Minifie and Co. 1850. First Edition. viii, 158, [2 ads] pp., 6-1/4" x 9-1/2 inches. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titling. Worn at extremities (boards worn through at corners). Ex-library Peabody Essex Library (properly withdrawn). Previous owner name (Francis Peabody) on front flyleaf. Stain from old paper... more>
 
Item #24631
Price: $125.00  
2.

Memories of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, MO. U.S.A. 1904

Grand Rapids, Michigan: James Bayne Company 1904. First Edition. 33 leaves plus brown printed wrappers. String ties at spine. 10 3/4 x 7 3/4. Oblong 8vo. Contains "over one hundred and twenty-five View of Builds and Grounds in Halftone". Wear at the extremities, stain lower front wrapper. Bright and clean... more>
Memories of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, MO. U.S.A. 1904
 
Item #25399
Price: $35.00  
3.

Les Vacances a Berck-Plage. (Aout 1975)

Stuttgart: Oktagon Verlag 1995. First Edition. 16 leaves. 5 x 6 3/4 inches. Publisher's yellow cloth over padded boards with silver stamping. Spine construction reminds me of a photograph album. Other than prelims and colophon page, this book consists of snapshots, two per leaf, printed on Kodak paper and tipped... more>
Les Vacances a Berck-Plage. (Aout 1975)
 
Item #25445
Price: $395.00  
4.

The Pennsylvania College Book 1832-1882

Philadelphia: Lutheran Publication Society for the Alumni Association of Pennsylvania College 1882. First Edition. x, 475 pages. Plus 17 albumen photographs by Tipton, at least some in a stereoview format. Publisher's blue cloth with black ruling. Minor wear to the cloth and extremities. Albumen photographs have nice tonality. Previous owner's... more>
 
Item #25500
Price: $250.00  
5.

French Measure and English Equivalents

London: E. & F. N. Spon 1936. First Edition. [8], 64 pp., 4" x 3" Stiff cloth over paper flexible boards. Cover lightly faded. Sticker on front flyleaf. Very Good. Cloth.

A vest-pocket book of tables converting millimeters (millimetres) to "inches and decimals of an inch" and "inches and fractions of an inch." more>
 
Item #24638
Price: $30.00  
6.

Weights, Measures, and Money, of All Nations

New York: D. Appleton and Company 1876. Later printing. 117, [14 - ads] pp. 5" x 7-1/2 inches. Leather spine over cloth boards. Leather is worn and detaching at head of spine panel. Front hinge still sound but starting. Sticker on front flyleaf. Page edges marbled. Paper stuck together and... more>
 
Item #24639
Price: $35.00  
7.

The Metric System, Considered with Reference to its Introduction into the United States; Embracing the Reports of the Hon. John Quincy Adadms, and the Lecture of Sir John Herschel.

New York and Chicago: A. S. Barnes and Company 1871. 327, [47-ads] pp., 5" x 7-3/4 inches. Publisher's red cloth with spine title. Sticker removal on front flyleaf with minor loss. Endpapers are advertisements. Pasted on front pastedown endpaper is a note about the University Convocation for 1871, noting subjects... more>
 
Item #24640
Price: $125.00  
8.

Dedication Memorial of the New Masonic Temple, Philadelphia, September 26th, 29th, 30th, 1873

Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger for the Library Committee of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania 1875. First Edition. xv, [17]-236 pages. Plus 13 plates with albumen photographs by Frederick Gutekunst. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth with highly decorated spine in gilt. #991/1000 copies. A bright clean copy, noting old tape repair... more>
 
Item #25499
Price: $750.00  
9.

Galignani's New Paris Guide, for 1853. Compiled from the best authorities, revised and verified by personal inspection, and arranged on an entirely new plan.

Paris and London: A. and W. Galignani and Co ; Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. ; G. F. Cruchley 1853. First Edition. [4], x, [2], 632, xii (list of streets) pages. 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Publisher's blind-stamped leather covers. Gilt titles on spine. One foldout "Plan of the Cemetery... more>
Galignani's New Paris Guide, for 1853. Compiled from the best authorities, revised and verified by personal inspection, and arranged on an entirely new plan.
 
Item #25403
Price: $150.00  
10.

Compendium Maleficarum Collected in 3 books from many sources

London: John Rodker 1929. Later printing. xxi, 206 pages. 4to. Cloth spine over paper boards. Bookplate of Charles Atwood Kofoid on front pastedown, as well as Bookseller ticket from B. H. Blackwell, Ltd Oxford. One of 1275 copies, this is copy 1058. Dusty, worn at the corners and head/tail of... more>
 
Item #25510
Price: $125.00  
11.

Outlines of The Evolution of Weights and Measures and the Metric System

New York and London: The Macmillan Company 1906. xi + 304 pp., 5-3/4" x 9 inches. Publisher's cloth. Light foxing throughout. A sound copy. Sticker mark on front flyleaf. Very Good. Cloth.

A history of the development of the metric system and its adoption in Europe and elsewhere. more>
 
Item #24642
Price: $40.00  
12.

The Metric Fallacy An Investigation of the Claims made for the Metric System and Especially of the Claim that its Adoption is Necessary in the Interest of Export Trade

New York: The American Institute of Weights and Measures 1920. Second Edition. [2], [i]-ix, 229 pp., 6" x 9-1/4 inches. Publisher's cloth boards. Boards warped at head of spine, with minor insect damage to hinges. Sticker removal abrasion and scribble to front flyleaf. Otherwise bright and clean internally. The second... more>
 
Item #24643
Price: $15.00  
13.

Class Book 1932 B Hartford Public High School Hartford Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut: Hartford Public High School 1932. First Edition. 168 pages. 8 x 10 1/2 inches. Burgundy leatherette binding with embossed gilt lettering. Stamped name of Martin A. Gilman on front cover. Laid in is a sheet noting the 16 members who attended the October 11, 2002 reunion (Gilman among... more>
Class Book 1932 B Hartford Public High School Hartford Connecticut
 
Item #25388
Price: $75.00  
14.

Comparison of Weights and Measures of Length and Capacity, reported to the Senate of the United States by the Treasury Department in 1832, and made by Ferd. Rod. Hassler.

Washington: Duff Green 1832. First Edition. [4], 122 pp. + 4 folding plates, 6" x 9-1/2" 8vo. Disbound (previously stab-stitched, string now perished). Untrimmed and occasionally unopened. Ex-library Franklin Institute, with stamps and library number inked throughout. Sticker mark on front flyleaf. Presented to Franklin Institute in 1933 by H.... more>
 
Item #24644
Price: $150.00  
15.

Daniel Alexander McDonald : A Boy Who Won and the Secret of His Winning

New York: The International Committee of Young Men's Christian Assocations [ YMCA ] 1904. First Edition. 24 pages. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt blocking and title. Remnants of original cellophane protector. McDonald's photograph pasted on front cover. INSCRIBED "E. C. McDonald - with sincere regards of G. W. Hinckley... more>
Daniel Alexander McDonald : A Boy Who Won and the Secret of His Winning
 
Item #25387
Price: $125.00  
16.

[ Photographically Illustrated Books ] "Haematoma Auris" IN The American Journal of Insanity Vol XXVII

Utica, New York: State Lunatic Asylum 1870-1871. First Edition. v, 504 pages. July 1870-June 1871. Brown cloth. Ex-National Institute of Health copy, properly de-accessioned through the Library of Congress with surplus stamp on second flyleaf. Very Good. Cloth.

Contains an article by E. R. Hun, M. D. called "Haemoatoma... more>
 
Item #25489
Price: $750.00  
17.

A Narrative of the Two Aerial Voyages of Doctor Jeffries with Mons. Blanchard ; with Meteorological Observations and Remarks

no place: Aeronautical Archives of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences no date. Later printing. [6], 88 pages. 3/4 cloth over marbled stiff paper boards. Paper label affixed to front panel. 4to. 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. The original edition of this work was published in London in 1786 by... more>
 
Item #25509
Price: $50.00  
18.

Vestiges of Pre-Metric Weights and Measures Persisting in Metric-System Europe 1926-1927

New York: The Macmillan Company 1928. First Edition. xvi, 189 pp., 5-1/4" x 8". Publisher's red cloth boards. Sticker on front flyleaf. Several stains to boards, minor dampstaining to lower right corner of textblock. A sound reference copy. Good. Cloth.

Study of the persistance of pre-metric units after 100+ years of the metric system. more>
 
Item #24646
Price: $10.00  
19.

Balance of Trade

Donato Giancola. Decatur, GA, U.S.A. Meisha Merlin Publishing, Incorporated 2004. First Edition. A crisp clean copy INSCRIBED. SIGNED by BOTH authors on the title page. Fine / Fine. Hard Cover.

Signed by Authors. more>
 
Item #25506
Price: $15.00  
20.

Foundation Engineering

New York, San Francisco, Toronto, London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1962. Later printing. ix, 1136 pages. 8vo. Publisher's cloth in green printed dj. Minor wear overall, textblock sagging as often the case with heavy books like this. Still, a sound working copy. Very Good / Very Good. Cloth.

A... more>
Foundation Engineering
 
Item #25371
Price: $75.00  
21.

Gentlemen Photographers: The Work of Loring Underwood and William Lyman Underwood

Boston: The Solio Foundation / Northeastern University Pressfi 1987. First Edition. 107, [1] pages. 10 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. Publisher's cloth in a nice dust jacket (with minor wear). Fine / Near Fine. Cloth.

Gentlemen Photographers follows the parallel paths of two talented amateur photographers whose lives and... more>
Gentlemen Photographers: The Work of Loring Underwood and William Lyman Underwood
 
Item #25372
Price: $15.00  
22.

Conduction of electricity through gases and Radio-Activity A Text-book with experiments

Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co. 1909. First Edition. xvi, 245 pages. Publisher's cloth. A bright copy with the signature of H. Clyde Snook on front and rear endpapers. Near Fine. Cloth.

Snook was a Philadelphia engineer and founding member of the Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society. He developed something... more>
 
Item #25487
Price: $95.00  
23.

A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames

Bergenfield, NJ: Avotaynu, Inc. 2005. First Edition. xxvii, 796 pages 4to. 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches. Publisher's cloth in dj. A bright clean copy. Near Fine / Near Fine. Cloth. more>
A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames
 
Item #25436
Price: $110.00  
24.

Historical Technology, Inc. Catalogue 102 Spring 1971

Marblehead, Massachusetts: Saul; Moskowitz Instrument Engineering / Historical Technology Inc. 1971. First Edition. 34 pages. Stapled self-wrappers. Contains 168 items. Minor soiling and browning to the covers. Good. Wraps.

Saul's catalogues were well documented and typically include books, scientific instruments, maps, and the occasional painting or other oddity. Putting... more>
Historical Technology, Inc. Catalogue 102 Spring 1971
 
Item #25422
Price: $20.00  
25.

Historical Technology, Inc. Catalogue 103 Fall 1971

Marblehead, Massachusetts: Saul; Moskowitz Instrument Engineering / Historical Technology Inc. 1971. First Edition. 46 pages. Stapled self-wrappers. Contains 198 items. Staining, soiling, and creasing to the covers. Good. Wraps.

Saul's catalogues were well documented and typically include books, scientific instruments, maps, and the occasional painting or other oddity. Putting... more>
Historical Technology, Inc. Catalogue 103 Fall 1971
 
Item #25423
Price: $15.00  


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