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Rare and first edition books concerning the field of technology and advancement including motors, lighting, architecture and travel.

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  1. 116419comp
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    Camera, Take the Stand!

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed "To A. G. Corley - Who can transmit congeniality & friendship at all times - A. J. Ezickson". "Modern crime fighters have discovered science to be their firmest ally... This book tells the story of that little magic black box and the part it plays in fighting the criminal" (Preface). Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1940

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 116419

    Signed: Yes

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  2. The New Vision: The Locomotive (its esthetics).
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    The New Vision: The Locomotive (its esthetics).

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Mr. Edward Budd Jr., very sincerely, Raymond Loewy. April 1937." A superb association of the author's first book, a presentation from Loewy, the "Father of Streamlining", to the man whose company built the legendary Burlington Zephyr in 1934, generally regarded as the first successful streamliner on American railroads. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1937

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 98166

    Signed: Yes

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  3. A collection of notebooks, offprints, and books from the estate of Max Newman.
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    A collection of notebooks, offprints, and books from the estate of Max Newman.

    Max Newman (1897-1984) was one of the most significant British mathematicians of his generation and a leading pioneer in modern computer science. After early pioneering work on combinatory (or geometric) topology, logic and Boolean algebras, he was elected FRS in 1939. During the Second World War, in 1942, he joined the government code and cypher school at Bletchley Park. Learn More
    £15,000

    Date of Publication: 1928

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    Stock Code: 92270

    Signed: Yes

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  4. On The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.
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    On The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.

    First edition. Large-paper presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank, "To Mr. Bartholemew with Mr Babbages Compliments". On The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures was Babbage's most successful lifetime publication, selling 3000 copies. Prompted by the demands for precision in the construction of his first calculating engine, Babbage had made a conscientious and detailed survey of factories and workshops both in England and Europe. Learn More
    £12,500

    Date of Publication: 1832

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 74487

    Signed: Yes

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