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An Appreciation of Two Great Workers in Hydraulics

By: Walter G. Kent

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, England, Blades Easy & Blades: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000145

Condition: Very Good


Privately published. Pictorial cloth cover. Decorative linen pages sewn to binding. Rear cover shows minor scuffing, very minor dampstaining on several pages. Paper tipped in to front flyleaf states, "With the Author's Compliments." A concise summary of the achievements of two notable hydraulic engineers (Venturi and Herschel) and importance of their contributions to the field. An very interesting read. 34 pages, including B&W photographs and drawings. Ex-libris, John Sinkankas with his bookplate on inside front cover. This publication was acquired as part of a large purchase of ephemera tha... View more info

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From Weston to Creston: A Compendium of U.S. Witnessed Meteorite Falls 1807 to 2016

By: Frank Cressy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: California, Frank Cressy: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000004

ISBN: 1532316933

Condition: New


This book contains accounts of 169 witnessed meteorite falls that occurred in the United States from the first documented fall at Weston, Connecticut in 1807 to the Creston, California fall in 2015. Well researched and illustrated, with an extensive bibliography. View more info

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Hayden and His Men: being a selection of 108 photographs by William Henry Jackson of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey ... 1870-1878

By: Frank Chambers

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Francis Paul Geoscience Literature: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000066

Condition: Very Good


Sunning on small portions of edges on front cover and along spine, else fine condition. A tribute to the men of the early United States Geological and Geographical Survey, who, under the leadership of Ferdinand V. Hayden, explored the little known interior west of the United States in the 1870's. Utilizing the photographic plates of the Survey's photographer, William Henry Jackson, the author is able to give the reader a feel of what it was like to explore uncharted territories of what are now Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Scarce. Acquired from the library of Jay Lininger, publisher of... View more info

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The Billings Microscope Collection of the Medical Museum Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

By: James L. Hansen, William A. Schrader and William R. Cowan

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Armed Forces Institute of Pathology: 1974

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000071

Condition: Fine


Pictorial cover. An important work, describing a very large collection of microscopes housed at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. The book describes approximately 475 of the more than 700 microscopes in the Museum collection at the time of publication. 475 figures (photographs of historic microscopes). 244 pages. View more info

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The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich

By: Sotheby's

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Sotheby's: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000052

Condition: Fine


Only defect is one small stain (approx. 5mm) on exterior of pages. Auction catalog of an extremely fine scientific library, including works from the 16th to the 20th century. View more info