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Wien: K. K. Hof-Und Staatsdruckerei, 1857. Paperback. Original Wraps. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12m. In original brown wrappers w/chipping and darkening to edges, large portion of front panel's top-edge is lacking. Some darkening and soiling to wrappers as well, remnants of a wax seal to cover as well which is partially obscuring one word in the title. Light chips along spine; width-wise crease along middle of pamphlet. Interior text is bright, mostly clean though corners are darkened. Light chipping to edges of pages as well. In German w/equations and some tables. Overall somewhat fragile but still readable. 7 pp. SCI/021104. Good +.
Philadelphia: International Printing, (1949). Hardcover. FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Pink cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. frontis. Fading to spine and top edge of front board. Light browning to end pages. Inscribed on front free end page "To Dr. Bell with the author's high respect." Else is clean and bright. 270 pages. Science. SCI/5202. Very Good.
n.p. National Geographic Society, 1971. Hardcover. 8vo. Very Good silver cloth boards with some light foxing along bottom edge, hinges and spine. In Very good price-clipped white illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and black title to spine panel. Foxing to spine and rear panels of dust jacket. Interior clean smooth pages with many color illustrations, photos, etc. Previous owner's name to front free end page. History of Science. HISSCI/5103. Very Good / Very Good.
Haverford College. Paperback. Paper Wrappers. Very Good. Thin 4to. Beige wrappers with black title and decorative orange insignia to front panel. Side stapled. Wrappers have separated from pages. Chipping to front edge. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 16 pages. EDU/030504. Very Good.
Basel: Buchdruckerei G. A. Bonfantini, 1870. Paperback. 4to. Stab bound beige paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor browning and foxing to wrappers as well as chipping to the edges. Crease down the middle. Chipping to corners of pages. Text is clean and bright.19 pages + 2 diagrams. Science and technology. SCI/042408. Very Good + in Wraps.
New York: The Free Press, 1966. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good plus in very good grey and orange illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title to spine panel. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Includes illustrations. Index, 231 pages. African History. AFR2/4252. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: Prometheus Books, 2019. Hardcover. First Edition. "Replete with interesting characters, bizarre schemes, and wonderful inventions, this is a well-told tale about the evolution of technology and the reaches of human ambition" (jacket). Black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright. In yellow jacket with black spine panel titled in yellow. Publicity slip laid in. Illustrated. 295 pages. MIL/031819. Fine / Fine.
Stockholm: Alb. Bonniers Boktryckeri, 1938. Paperback. Ex-library from the Reading Public Library of Reading, PA with discard stamp. In hardcover binding with black spine over stiff maroon boards and title label to front cover. Library markings and rubbing to margins of pages with photographs, else clean. Pages are starting to come disbound. Includes photographic illustrations. 59 pages. SCI/032619. Very Good.
Manchester: Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, 1889. Paperback. Very good minus in original light blue wrappers, some light chipping, especially along spine where it seems to have once been bound into a larger volume; also some fading. Presentation copy inscribed on cover. Interior is clean and bright. 20 pp. In wraps Science. SCI/10163. Very Good -.
Boston: Holtzer-Cabot, n.d. (c. 1940s). Paperback. An advertising piece for an early executive control system from Holtzer-Cabot Electric, a Boston company specializing in motors, telegraphs and telephones, and fire alarm systems. They closed in 1972. A four-page folder on card stock with pictures of the phones and speaker, and a detachable postcard for requesting more information. Very good condition. Science and technology SCI/020215. Very Good.