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Blue Bond for Masonry
1 Blue Bond for Masonry
NY North American Cement Corporation N.D. Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers soiled. 
Circa 1930s. Blue printed stapled wraps. [20] pp. , many photos. A promotional brochure advertising Blue Bond mortar cement. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Converse Catalog No. 42, Coal - Coke Handling Equipment
2 Converse Catalog No. 42, Coal - Coke Handling Equipment
Johnson City, NY F. S. Converse Co. N.D. Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Circa 1920s-30s. Stapled black wraps with titles stamped in silver on front and rear. Small hole punched through top left corner throughout. Many illustrations of tools, machinery and equipment for coal and coke handling, including belt conveyors, rotary screens, bags, screens, chutes, scoops, barrows, car movers, etc; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 36 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Home Fallout Shelter Counselling Service, Series - 1
Albany, NY New York State Civil Defense Commission N.D. Softcover Very Good; Wraps sunned. 
Circa 1960s. Printed blue stapled wraps. Many illustrations. Cold War era government instructions for preparing residential nuclear bomb shelters with tear out sheets at rear to send to the State Civil Defense Commission for further technical assistance. Scary introduction by CDC Chairman A. C. McAuliffe, "It is probable, that for many years to come we, as Americans, will face the threat of nuclear attack....We can and must survive." Only one copy found in WorldCat at present and none offered for sale in the trade. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 18 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Marine Steam
4 Marine Steam
NY The Babcock and Wilcox Company 1928 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, owner name on front pastedown. 
Green cloth binding gilt design and lettering stamped on front boards. Titles stamped in gilt on spine. A history of the marine boiler company founded in 1867, which is still in operation today as a leading power generation corporation. Many engravings, tables, photographs and other illustrations of boilers, factories, ships, machinery and fittings. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Recreative Science:  A Record and Remembrancer of Intellectual Observation
5 Recreative Science: A Record and Remembrancer of Intellectual Observation
London Groombridge and Sons 1862 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket; Boards heavily worn, backstrip split at head and appears to have been reglued, front hinge cracked, owner stamp and notations on front endpapers, pages toned. 
Vol. III only. Brown blindstamped cloth with elaborate titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. A reprint of articles previously published monthly by the publisher to document various experiments and observations of the natural world. Includes pieces by many authors, well illustrated with wood engravings. Includes pieces about the hydra, comets, zoophytes of the sea, hornbills, the geology of the Essex chalk pits, galvanic batteries, garden snails, and many other topics. A great peek at the work of amateur scientists in Victorian Britain. Index. ; 359 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Automatic Factory - What Does it Mean?  Report of the Conference Held At Margate, 16th to 19th, June, 1955
6 The Automatic Factory - What Does it Mean? Report of the Conference Held At Margate, 16th to 19th, June, 1955
London E. and F. N. Spon for the Institution of Production Engineers N.D. Fifth Printing Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket; Library stamps on title page, copyright page and rear pastedown, shelfworn jacket. 
Burgundy boards with gilt stamped titles on front boards and spine. Contains 21 papers presented at the June 1955 Margate Conference of the Institution of Production Engineers concerning the general problems of automation, social and human implications, labor issues, electronic computers, automatic control of machine tools and automatic linking devices. Many black and white photographs depicting scientists and factory managers in full suits next to clunky old computers and automation machines. ; Ex-Library; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 228 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 The Centenary of the Cincinnati Observatory, November 5, 1943, Including the Addresses and Miscellany Relating to the Centennial Celebration of the First Large Astronomical Observatory in America
Cincinnati The Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio and the University of Cincinnati 1944 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket; Front hinge cracked, water damage to top corner of rear boards, some pages foxed. 
Navy cloth with printed paper label on front boards. Introduction by Beverley W. Bond, Jr. Illustrations. A history of the oldest professional astronomical observatory in the United States and "the birthplace of American astronomy", still in use today. ; 63 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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TM11-471 Manual Telephone Central Office Installation
8 TM11-471 Manual Telephone Central Office Installation
Washington, DC U. S. Government Printing Office 1945 Softcover Good; Covers soiled and scuffed, owner name on front cover, wear to heel. 
Printed tan card covers with three ring holes. War Department, July 1945. Many illustrations. World War II reference manual covering central office installation "from the original lay-out and design to the termination of the outside plant in the exchange." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Woodworker's Handbook:  A Practical Manual for Guidance in Planning, Installing and Operating Power Workshops
9 Woodworker's Handbook: A Practical Manual for Guidance in Planning, Installing and Operating Power Workshops
Plainfield, NJ Walker-Turner Co. 1932 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Dampstained at front fore-edge of front boards. 
Green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards. Photos, illustrations, plans in pocket at rear. ; 127 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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A Beginner's Guide to True BASIC to Accompany Exploring Macintosh: Concepts in Visually Oriented Computing, Abitabile, John; Abernethy, K.
10 Abitabile, John; Abernethy, K. A Beginner's Guide to True BASIC to Accompany Exploring Macintosh: Concepts in Visually Oriented Computing
NY J. Wiley 1989 0471500798 / 9780471500797 Softcover Poor with no dust jacket; Covers heavily creased and water-damaged with portions of lift-off on front cover, water stains at outer margins of text, some highlighting. Large tear across front cover appears to have been glued with some yellowish adhesive. A scarce copy of this early Macintosh computer programming manual that unfortunately looks as if Homer Simpson used it as a coaster next to his nuclear plant computer keyboard. 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 259 pages 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Pertinent Questions and Answers Concerning Mine Safety Appliances, Appliances, Mine Safety
11 Appliances, Mine Safety Pertinent Questions and Answers Concerning Mine Safety Appliances
Pittsburgh, PA Mine Safety Appliances Co. 1940 Fifth Edition Softcover Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly soiled and scuffed. 
Green stapled wraps. Several ominous photos of various gas masks, inhalators and breathing apparatus used by miners and mine rescue workers. ; 32 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Dangers of Intelligence and Other Science Essays, Asimov, Isaac
12 Asimov, Isaac The Dangers of Intelligence and Other Science Essays
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1986 0395415543 / 9780395415542 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed and chipped along top margins. 
Asimov's 342nd book, a collection of popular science essays. ; 193 pages 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Wrought Iron:  Its Manufacture, Characteristics and Applications, Aston, James; Story, Edward B.
13 Aston, James; Story, Edward B. Wrought Iron: Its Manufacture, Characteristics and Applications
Pittsburgh A. M. Byers Company 1942 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed. 
vi, 97 pp. Photos, illustrations, glossary. Navy cloth with titles stamped in yellow on front boards and spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Flow of Time in the Connecticut Valley:  Geological Imprints, Bain, George W. ; Meyerhoff, Howard A.
14 Bain, George W. ; Meyerhoff, Howard A. The Flow of Time in the Connecticut Valley: Geological Imprints
Springfield, MA Connecticut Valley Historical Museum 1976 Revised Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Some underlining, boards rubbed, owner name and tape scar on front endpapers. 
Blue cloth stamped in silver. xi, 168 pp. Maps, photos, index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Quantum Phoenix, Barak, Alexander Baguma
15 Barak, Alexander Baguma The Quantum Phoenix
Createspace 2013 148204501X / 9781482045017 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
The author provides theories that UFO sightings are really advanced wing or disc-shaped, laser propelled aircraft. ; 243 pages 
Price: 13.00 USD
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The Locust:   A Guide for Laboratory Practical Work, Barrass, Robert
16 Barrass, Robert The Locust: A Guide for Laboratory Practical Work
Winchester, England Barry Shurlock 1974 0903330113 / 9780903330114 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers scuffed. 
Pictorial hardcover. Index, references, further reading, illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 72 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Lectures on Bacteria, Bary, A. De
17 Bary, A. De Lectures on Bacteria
Oxford, England Clarendon Press 1887 Second Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Library stamps and markings on spine, title page and rear endpapers. 
Translated from the French by Henry E. F. Garnsey, revised by Isaac Bayley Balfour. Blue cloth binding with gilt ruling on boards and gilt lettering on spine. Index, conspectus of literature and notes, twenty wood engravings. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 193 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Camping with the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa, Bass, Thomas A.
18 Bass, Thomas A. Camping with the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1990 0395415020 / 9780395415023 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped, pages toned. 
xv, 304 pp, index. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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L'Eau: Base Structurale Et Fonctionnelle Des Etres Vivant, Benezech, Christian
19 Benezech, Christian L'Eau: Base Structurale Et Fonctionnelle Des Etres Vivant
Paris Masson 1962 Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket; Heart-shaped punch taken out of last several pages. Jacket tattered and foxed. Pages toned. 
Text in French. ; Vol. 22; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 175 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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George William Featherstonhaugh:  The First U. S. Government Geologist, Berkeley, Edmund; Berkeley, Dorothy Smith
20 Berkeley, Edmund; Berkeley, Dorothy Smith George William Featherstonhaugh: The First U. S. Government Geologist
Tuscaloosa, AL University of Alabama Press 1988 0817303650 / 9780817303655 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
xv, 357 pp, index. Illustrations.; History of American Science and Technology 
Price: 12.00 USD
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