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THE ABASAND FIASCO: the rise and fall of a brave pioneer Oil Sands extraction plant
Edmonton, Alberta: Friesen Printers, 1980. Quarto, pale green cloth. pp 148, . Well illustrated with photos. Rippling from damp to lower portion of text throughout, but no visible tide mark; else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks, short tear, very small chips, some damp rippling; VG otherwise. Story of a failed attempt to commercially extract oil from the oil sands near Fort McMurray, Northern Alberta, from 1913 through the 1940s.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 42032More details Price: USD $19.50 USD $17.55
THE BUILDER & WORKMAN'S NEW DIRECTOR...
London: John Day and others, 1824. Quarto, leaf size 27 x 18.5 cm. Bound in contemporary full dark brown calf, spine with label, raised bands, gilt ornament, marbled endpapers. pp , iv, viii (Memoir of the author), 176, xl, 16 (Appendix), (4, Directions to the binder),  + frontispiece portrait, engraved title, and 140 plates. A great many figures in text. Joints and inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; two inch tear to leather at spine label neatly repaired; some wear to outer corners; vertical creases to Preface and Contents leaves (2 leaves); tanning to page edges; light tanning to margins throughout; short edge tears to a few leaves; scattered minor modest soiling and foxing but pp 91-94…(more)
London: John Day and others, 1824. Quarto, leaf size 27 x 18.5 cm. Bound in contemporary full dark brown calf, spine with label, raised bands, gilt ornament, marbled endpapers. pp , iv, viii (Memoir of the author), 176, xl, 16 (Appendix), (4, Directions to the binder),  + frontispiece portrait, engraved title, and 140 plates. A great many figures in text. Joints and inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; two inch tear to leather at spine label neatly repaired; some wear to outer corners; vertical creases to Preface and Contents leaves (2 leaves); tanning to page edges; light tanning to margins throughout; short edge tears to a few leaves; scattered minor modest soiling and foxing but pp 91-94 and plate, which have a large tan stain; moderate scuffing to covers, which also have some shallow circular indentations; else a VG unworn copy, now tight in the binding. "In consequence of the great improvements that have recently been made in every branch of Architectural Science with regard to Geometrical Construction, the works formerly written on the subject are rendered deficient in elementary principles, and more expeditiously performed; therefore, in order to remove these defects, we have embodied in this work as much of Geometry, Conic Sections, Trigonometry, Projection and Perspective, as will enable the student to comprehend with facility, and represent with accuracy, all the constructive departments of Building, with the application of these principles to Masonry, Carpentry, Joinery, and the Construction of Hand Railing." - Preface. The title page continues "Comprehending definitions and descriptions of the component parts of buildings. the principles of construction and the geometrical development of the principal difficulties that usually occur in the different branches of mechanical professions employed in the erection of edifices." A similar title was published in 1823 in two volumes. "Peter Nicholson (20 July 1765, Prestonkirk, East Lothian - 18 June 1844) was a Scottish architect, mathematician and engineer. Largely self-taught, he was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker but soon abandoned his trade in favour of teaching and writing. He practiced as an architect but is best remembered for his theoretical work on the skew arch (he never actually constructed one himself), his invention of draughtsman's instruments, including a centrolinead and a cyclograph, and his prolific writing on numerous practical subjects." - Wikipedia. Note: 2.5 kg parcel.(less)
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 39978More details Price: USD $225.00 USD $202.50
THE COMBUSTION OF COAL AND THE PREVENTION OF SMOKE CHEMICALLY AND PRACTICALLY CONSIDERED
London: John Weale, 1854. Third edition (first was in 1841). Octavo, original brown cloth decorated in blind, gilt lettered. pp (16), (iv), (5)-244, 40 (1855 ads). 141 figures in text. Book a little leaned, with a bit of spine sunning, else fine, no owner marks, else a fine, partially unopened copy, no owner names. Williams was Founder and Managing Director of Dublin Steam Packet Company. Focus on marine boilers.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.Book ID: 36953
THE INDEPENDENT TELEPHONE INDUSTRY IN ONTARIO: a history
Edition: First Edition
Toronto: Ontario Telephone Service Commission, 1975. Octavo, card covers. pp (6), 316. Photos, illustrations, long list of original small telephone companies. Inscribed by the author. Fine copy.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 45776More details Price: USD $19.95 USD $17.96
The Invention That Changed the World: How a Small Group of Radar Pioneers Won the Second World War and Launched a Technical Revolution
New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, c1997. Second printing. Card covers. pp 575 + photos; index. Fine copy.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 47645More details Price: USD $9.95 USD $8.96
THE LIFE OF LUDWIG MOND
Edition: First edition.
London: Methuen, 1956. Octavo, blue cloth. (xvi), 295 pp, index, illustrations and plates. Fine copy, owner names. Dust jacket a bit worn at head of sunned spine, sticker shadow on front panel, VG otherwise. "Thi is the first life to be written of one of the great scientific industrialist of the Victorian age." Mond perfected a method of soda manufacture which is used to this day.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.Book ID: 20755More details Price: USD $14.95 USD $13.46
THE MANUFACTURE OF ARTIFICIAL SILK (RAYON). With special reference to the Viscose Process...Second and revised edition
London: Chapman & Hall, 1932. Second edition, revised (first was in 1928). Octavo, maroon cloth. pp xviii, 177 + many photo plates; illustrations in text. Spine has repaired tears at spine ends, remains of a label at lower spine; faint damp stains at upper and outer margins of text and some plates; rubber stamp of British Celanese inside front cover; else a good, clean and tight copy.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 36932More details Price: USD $40.00 USD $36.00
THE MANUFACTURE OF LEATHER
London: Constable, 1919. 3rd printing. Octavo, original brown cloth. pp (xxii), 420 + folding plate. Numerous illustrations in text. Light damp spotting to rear cover, modest wear to outer corners, remains of a prize bookplate at front, cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.Book ID: 36985More details Price: USD $35.00 USD $31.50
THE MEDIEVAL SCIENCE OF WEIGHTS (Scientia de Ponderibus): Treatises Ascribed to Euclid, Archimedes, Thabat Ibn Qurra, Jordanus de Nemore and Blasius of Parma
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1960. Second printing, with some corrections (first was in 1952) Dark blue cloth. pp x, 438. Index. English translations, Introductions, and notes by the editors. Fine copy. Dust jacket has rubbing to the spine, VG otherwise. Uncommon book.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 48852
The Physics of Instabilities in Solid State Electron Devices
Edition: First printing
New York: Springer, 1992. Glossy printed boards. pp 467, index. Fine copy. In print (2018) at USD 200. 1.5 kg parcel.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 50031More details Price: USD $75.00 USD $67.50
The Physics of Submicron Lithography
New York: Plenum Press, 1992. Glossy printed boards. pp 493, index. Damp spotting to spine ends, with creased nick at foot of spine; a few small tan spots to endpapers; evidence of damp (but no tide marks) to lower outer corners of text; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner marks. This book is devoted to the physics of electron-beam, ion-beam, optical, and x-ray lithography. Microdevices, Physic and Fabrication Technologies series. In print (2018) at USD 280.00. 1.5 kg parcel.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 49987
THE PRACTICE OF HAND-TURNING in wood, ivory, shell, etc. With instructions for turning such works in metal as may be required in the practice of turning in wood, ivory, etc. Also, an appendix on ornamental turning. A book for beginners
London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1868. Second edition. Octavo, green bevel edge cloth stamped in gilt, grey green endpapers. pp (viii), 304, 16 (ads). 96 figures in text. Cracked inner hinges; light foxing in text; browning to page edges; 1909 ink gift inscription at top of title page; VG otherwise, still tight in the binding.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 37008
THE WATERPROOFING OF FABRICS. Translated from the German by Arthur Morris and Herbert Robson
Edition: First edition in English
London: Scott, Greenwood. 12mo, dark green cloth gilt lettered, black endpapers. pp (viii), 104, 32 (June, 1903 ads). 19 figures in text. Inserted slip at title page stating that the book is offered at net retail only. Light pencil annotations in text, with a few lines in ink at end of text; mild rubbing at spine ends; page edges yellowed; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Text of the 1897 German edition, with abridged English patents up to May, 1930, added.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 36992More details Price: USD $30.00 USD $27.00
Ultrafast Fiber Switching Devices and Systems
Edition: First printing
Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 1992. Grey printed cloth. pp 210, index. Fine copy. Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics series.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 49941More details Price: USD $24.95 USD $22.46
WATER POWER IN SCOTLAND. 1550-1870.
Edinburgh: John Donald, 1984. Blue boards. (xii), 606 pp, index. Illustrations, charts, maps, and diagrams in text. Soft creases to edges of a few leaves, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has a small surface abrasion to fore edge of rear panel, VG otherwise. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 20061More details Price: USD $29.95 USD $26.96
Edition: First edition.
New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1970. Octavo, blue cloth. pp (xiv), 478, (4). Photos and diagrams, index. Rubber stamped sale price on front free endpaper, else fine, no owner names or text marks, in a VG jacket. "Up to now, there has been no single source of information devoted to whisker technology...It proceeds from a description of the growth, testing, and properties of whiskers to the mechanics of whisker strenghtening, the fabrication of whisker composites and their properties, and a discussion of possible applications of whisker-reinforced composites." - jacket.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.Book ID: 32906More details Price: USD $45.00 USD $40.50
New York: Scribner's, 1979. pp (143). Many b&w photos, drawings, glossary, index. Soft creases to upper outer corner of front cover through page 15, VG otherwise.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 45059More details Price: USD $14.95 USD $13.46
WORKSHOP RECEIPTS FOR MANUFACTURERS AND SCIENTIFIC AMATEURS: Volume I. Acetylene lighting-drying
London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1909. "New and Thoroughly Revised Edition". Green pictorial cloth. pp viii, 532. Text in double columns, with 223 illustrations, index. Four tiny puncture holes (from staple gun?) to inner margin of front cover though p. 72 of text, but not bothersome. Cracked inner hinges repaired (some paper loss to rear hinge); moderate wear to spine ends; page edges yellowed; ink owner name in top margin of p. 1; else a VG clean & tight copy.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 44949More details Price: USD $25.00 USD $22.50