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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. Populäre Schriften.
    (WITTGENSTEIN.) BOLTZMANN, Ludwig. Populäre Schriften.

    Leipzig : 1905

    First edition of a collection of Boltzmann's more popular lectures, one of two books by scientists read by the young Ludwig Wittgenstein who were to have an important influence on his thought.
    "The works by scientists which he Wittgenstein read as a teenager - Heinrich Hertz's Principles of Mechanics, and Ludwig Boltzmann's Populäre... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 119498

  2. 140601
    SMEE, Alfred. The Process of Thought adapted to Words and Language.

    London : 1851

    First edition. In this work Smee (1818-1877) considers the implications of whether difference engines, as invented by Babbage, can be considered to be thinking; as such, the work ranks as among the earliest treatises on artificial intelligence. "In his Process of Thought, Smee was the first to suggest the possibility of information storage and retrieval... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140601

  3. 140377
    WILKINS, John. Mercury, or the Secret and Swift Messenger:

    London : 1641

    First edition of this early work of cryptography, guiding the reader through the many ways to disguise their messages, including letter ciphers, but also by using points, lines, mathematical symbols, and musical notation. The book is "not merely a practical guide in the use and decoding of ciphers, but a broadly based discussion of the means of communication,... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 140377

  4. City of Jeddah Water Supply.
    (JEDDAH WATER SUPPLY.) BALFOUR, David Ross. City of Jeddah Water Supply.

    Westminster [Jeddah] : 1947-8

    One of a limited set of detailed planning documents for the important modernization of Jeddah's water supply in 1947, this copy inscribed by the British civil engineer leading the project to Ahmad Ashmawi of the local engineers who presented the scheme to Emir Saud. Likely produced in small numbers for key stakeholders, we find no other copies or references... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 138324

  5. The Making of Asbestos-Cement Roofings.
    ROBINSON, W. Heath. The Making of Asbestos-Cement Roofings.

    No Place : [c. 1930]

    Rare first edition, first impression, of one of Robinson's commercial work, this one on asbestos, from its extraction to its transformation into roofing tiles, featuring some of the gadgets and contraptions for which he was to become famous. "Mr. W. Heath Robinson, the well-known artist, recently visited the works at Trafford Park, Manchester, and in... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 140698

  6. 140380
    FRENCH, James Weir (ed.) Modern Power Generators, Steam, Electric, and Internal Combustion,

    London : 1908

    First edition of this spectacularly illustrated work relating to the industrial developments of the late 19th to early 20th centuries, focusing on the production of steam, electric, and gas power. Includes sections on steam generators, steam engines, steam locomotives, which include overlay "models" of a Babcock & Wilcox Water-tube boiler, Steam Engine,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 140380

  7. 140382
    FALCONER, John. Cryptomenysis patefacta: or the art of secret information disclosed without a key.

    London : 1685

    First edition of this early work of cryptography. Falconer states in his epistle to the reader that he writes Cryptomenysis because he finds the subject diverting, though his dedication to the Earl of Middleton gives the work a political flavour: he serves Charles II and hopes to keep the royal family safer with unbreakable cyphers. Alongside... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 140382

  8. 140369
    ASKLING, C. W., and E. Roesler. Internal Combustion Engines and Gas-Producers.

    London : 1912

    First edition in English of this engineering textbook originally published in Swedish in 1909. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140369

  9. 140133
    JONES, Franklin D. (ed.) Ingenious Mechanisms for Designers and Inventors.

    New York : 1930

    First edition, first printing of this work on mechanical engineering. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 140133

  10. Men and Machines.
    NURNBERG, Walter. Men and Machines.

    London : [c.1955]

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 84 of 125 signed and numbered by the author. Nurnberg was an eminent British industrial photographer, raised in Berlin, whose Bauhaus style captures here "the most romantic and dramatic" story of industry. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 139918

  11. The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer.
    WILKES, Maurice V.; David J. Wheeler; Stanley Gill. The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer.

    Cambridge, MA : 1951

    First edition of "the first book on computer programming" (Tomash & Williams) and one of the most influential textbooks of this early era. A printed slip with the imprint of Scientific Computing Service Limited, 23 Bedford Square, London is tipped onto the title page indicating that they were the English distributors of the book (the Tomash copy has... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 139945

  12. Symposium on Information Theory.
    (TURING, Alan; SHANNON, Claude.) Symposium on Information Theory.

    London : September 1950

    Scarce first issue of the first British symposium on "information theory", or cybernetics, the Report for which includes three major papers by Claude Shannon and two contributions to discussion by Alan Turing. WorldCat and Library Hub locates seven copies outside the UK in institutions (3 in the US, and one apiece in Canada, France, the Netherlands,... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 137071

  13. Tratado del Cultivo de Las Tierras,
    DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri-Louis. Tratado del Cultivo de Las Tierras,

    Madrid : 1751

    First edition in Spanish of the first part of Duhamel du Monceau's treatise on agriculture, which had been published in France in 1750 as Traité de la Culture des Terres; five other parts followed, the last one published in 1760. Quesnay's entry on agriculture, which appeared in the first volume of the Encyclopédie in 1751, was influenced by the work... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 129087

  14. The Duty of a Steward to his Lord.
    LAURENCE, Edward. The Duty of a Steward to his Lord.

    London : 1727

    First edition. A major work on rural estate management by the Northamptonshire land surveyor Edward Laurence (1634-1739), renowned in his day for his knowledge of agriculture and for the manuscript maps he produced for landowners. The present work proposes modernisation, including cultivating new crops and enclosing small farms into larger farms. Laurence... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 124698

  15. Calculating Instruments and Machines.
    HARTREE, Douglas R. Calculating Instruments and Machines.

    Urbana : 1949

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, albeit uninscribed, with the loosely inserted slip of "the Compliments of the Author", of Hartree's survey of analogue and digital machines, now considered a pioneering work of computing. Intended as a general introduction illustrated by Hartree's personal experiences working with ENIAC and the Harvard... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139615

  16. The Wittgenstein House.
    (WITTGENSTEIN.) LEITNER, Bernhard. The Wittgenstein House.

    New York : 2000

    First edition in English, published simultaneously in German by the Hatje Cantz Verlag, an expanded reworking of Leitner's The Architecture of Ludwig Wittgenstein, originally published in 1973.
    "The interconnection of the two books, which span a period of almost three decades, is underscored by a similar format, the size of some reproductions (160... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 139424

  17. Manchester University Computer - Inaugural Conference - July 1951.
    (TURING, Alan.) Manchester University Computer - Inaugural Conference - July 1951.

    Manchester : 1951

    First edition of the brochure marking the official inauguration of the Ferranti Mark I computer. "The machine had been delivered to the University in February 1951 and by the time of the conference it was at the centre of a flourishing computer laboratory. The Ferranti Mark I was the first commercially manufactured computer in Britain (and arguably... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 138710

  18. Spectaculum Naturae & Artium,
    MEIL, Johann Wilhelm. Spectaculum Naturae & Artium,

    Berlin : 1761 & 1765

    First edition of both volumes of this rare polyglot pictorial encyclopaedia of trades, technology, crafts, and nature, with the text in four columns in German, Latin, French and Italian. The attractive illustrations cover beekeeping, printing, engraving, bricklaying and other trades, as well as scientific and military equipment. The work was aimed at... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 129021

  19. Symbolic Logic and Intelligent Machines.
    BERKELEY, Edmund C. Symbolic Logic and Intelligent Machines.

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing, of this comprehensive survey of Boolean logic and symbolic logic, and their applications to computer design and programming. American computer scientist Edmund Callis Berkeley (1909-1988) was a member of Howard H. Aiken's Harvard Mark II team, a co-founder of the Association for Computing Machinery, and the author of the... Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 137075

  20. Wide Line Reader. Prayers and Promises.
    (MOON, William.) Wide Line Reader. Prayers and Promises.

    London : [c.1920s]

    An appealing example of a book employing William Moon's system of type, in which the letters of the alphabet are reduced to their simplest unique elements and then embossed on paper for touch-reading. Moon had contracted smallpox at the age of 4 and lost the sight in one eye, retaining some vestigial vision in the other. In 1840, aged 22, despite several... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 130011

  21. A Compleat Body of Husbandry.
    HALE, Thomas. A Compleat Body of Husbandry.

    London : 1756

    First edition, issued in 61 numbers from 28 June 1755 to 21 August 1756. In size and scope perhaps the most ambitious guide to farming of the 18th century, Hale's posthumous book, gathered from his papers, was quickly followed by a Dublin edition the following year and a three-volume second edition the year afterwards. It provides a valuable snapshot... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 125479

  22. Guide to Rockets, Missiles, and Satellites.
    NEWELL, Homer E. Guide to Rockets, Missiles, and Satellites.

    New York, Toronto, London : 1958

    First edition, first printing, the author's own copy with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Scarce. This layman's guide to rocket science, rocket warfare and the incipient space age comes from the library of the author, Dr Homer E. Newell Jr. (1915-1983). Newell was a mathematics professor and author who became a powerful US government... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 114393

  23. Le Mécanique appliquée aux arts, aux manufactures, à l'agriculture et à la guerre;
    BERTHELOT, Claude-François. Le Mécanique appliquée aux arts, aux manufactures, à l'agriculture et à la guerre;

    Paris : 1782

    First edition. Described on the title as "Ingénieur-Mécanicien du Roi", Berthelot (1718-1800) rose from humble origins to the professorship of mathematics in the Military School in Paris, where in 1763 he invented a famous gun carriage for use in coastal artillery, though the invention was generally credited to Gribeauval who was largely responsible... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 108958

  24. The Jewel House of Art and Nature:
    PLAT, Hugh. The Jewel House of Art and Nature:

    London : 1653

    Revised edition, expanded from its first appearance in 1594 under the same title, the second overall. The "most significant book" (ODNB) of the inventor Hugh Plat (1552-1608), The Jewel House is an extraordinary handbook of experiments, recipes, and how-to-guides, ranging from the useful (putting out chimney fires, killing vermin), to the suspicious... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 137766

  25. Faster Than Thought.
    BOWDEN, B. V. (ed.) Faster Than Thought.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression, of "the most widely read early English introduction to electronic computing" (Origins of Cyberspace), a collection of 24 essays by leading experts in the field, including a chapter on computer chess that was one of Alan Turing's final published pieces. The author, Bertram Vivian Bowden (1910-1989) was educated as a physicist... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 118824

  26. The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer.
    WILKES, Maurice V., David J. Wheeler, & Stanley Gill. The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer.

    Cambridge, Massachusetts : 1951

    First edition of "the first book on computer programming" (Tomash & Williams) and one of the most influential textbooks of this early era. A printed slip with the imprint of Scientific Computing Service Limited, 23 Bedford Square, London is tipped onto the title page indicating that they were the English distributors of the book (the Tomash copy bears... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 137266

  27. A Survey of Domestic Electronic Digital Computing Systems.
    WEIK, Martin H. A Survey of Domestic Electronic Digital Computing Systems.

    [Washington, D.C.] : 1955

    First public issue of Weik's first survey, an invaluably thorough description of eighty-eight of the earliest commercially available computers (including the SEAC, DYSEAC, ENIAC, Ferranti Mark I and II, and Whirlwind I models). This is the second printing, with the added title leaf bearing the OTS imprint; the first issue, privately circulated as Report... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 137255

  28. The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms.
    NAPIER, John. The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms.

    Edinburgh & London : 1889

    First edition in English (first 1619) of Napier's Constructio. Napier's most famous accomplishment was his invention of logarithms, the description and table for which was first published in his Mirifici logarithmorum canonis descriptio (1614), commonly referred to as the Descriptio. Napier died before he could complete the task of publishing a book... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 137267

  29. The case of Sir Humphry Mackworth,
    MACKWORTH, Humphry. The case of Sir Humphry Mackworth,

    London : 1705

    First edition. Sir Humphry Mackworth (16571727) was a major player in the Welsh mining industry in the latter 17th century, "bringing forward major employment, transportation, and technological innovations, and transforming the Welsh industrial scene" (ODNB). In 1698 he became deputy governor of the Company of Mine Adventurers. Mackworth attracted... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132494

  30. Finger Prints; Decipherment of Blurred Finger Prints; Finger Print Directories.
    GALTON, Francis. Finger Prints; Decipherment of Blurred Finger Prints; Finger Print Directories.

    London : 1892, 1893, 1895

    First editions of Galton's three publications on fingerprints, this a very scarce presentation set with the first work inscribed by Galton to his brother, "Erasmus Galton, from F.G.", on the half-title, the second work with Erasmus's ownership inscription "E. Galton, Oct 9 1893" to verso of front free endpaper. Erasmus (1815-1909) was presumably named... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 134448

  31. On currency, on a new system of manufacturing and on the effect of machinery on human labour.
    BABBAGE, Charles. On currency, on a new system of manufacturing and on the effect of machinery on human labour.

    London : 1833

    First separate edition. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures was first published in 1832, and second and third editions soon followed that same year. This pamphlet comprises three additional chapters by Babbage that examine questions of political economy and which were newly included in the third edition. To make the text available to owners... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 129725

  32. Recueil des ouvrages de M. de Haute-Feuille. Contenant plusieurs Decouvertes & Inventions nouvelles dans la Physique & dans les Mechaniques.
    HAUTEFEUILLE, Jean de. Recueil des ouvrages de M. de Haute-Feuille. Contenant plusieurs Decouvertes & Inventions nouvelles dans la Physique & dans les Mechaniques.

    Paris : 1694

    First collected edition of Hautefeuille's works, with some additional pamphlets bound in. The note at the front of the book reads as follows: "Mr Jean de Hautefeuille auteur de ce Recueil, ecclesiastique du Diocese d'Orleans, de l'Academie des Sciences, Belles Lettres, et arts de Bordeaux, Pensionnaire du Roy Louis XIV et Louis XV est mort le mercredi... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 133476

  33. The True History of the Ghost;
    PEPPER, John Henry, "Professor". The True History of the Ghost;

    London : 1890

    First and only contemporary edition, this copy inscribed by the author on the title; "Mr. John Bailey, July 25 1893, With the Author's kind regards, J.H. Pepper". Pepper (1821-1900) was born in Great Queen Street in Westminster and educated at King's College School, becoming a pupil of the chemist John Thomas Cooper. In 1847 he gave his first lecture... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 133346

  34. Alan M. Turing.
    TURING, Sara. Alan M. Turing.

    Cambridge : 1959

    First edition, first impression, of this biography and memorial volume written by the mother of the great computer science pioneer. Uncommon, especially so in the jacket, and apparently issued in an edition of as little as 500 copies, it is an interesting work which strives to establish Turing's credentials without reference to his then still-classified... Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 132257

  35. High-Speed Computing Devices.
    (TOMPKINS, Charles Brown.) ENGINEERING RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. High-Speed Computing Devices.

    New York : 1950

    First edition, first printing, of the first treatise on how to build an electronic digital computer. An important contribution to computing literature in its own right, it also provided some of the most complete bibliographies available on the subject at the time. Charles Brown Tompkins, a pioneering academic in the fields of numerical analysis and... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 132836

  36. Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors.
    SHOCKLEY, William. Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors.

    New York : 1950

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Thornton Read: As an introduction to germanium research. Bill Shockley. Dec '50". The recipient Thornton Read was an American physicist who with Charles Frank formulated what came to be known as the Frank-Read mechanism for generating dislocations... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 132838

  37. Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851.
    (GREAT EXHIBITION.) Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851.

    London : 1852

    Presentation edition, with a copy presented to every exhibitor at the Great Exhibition of 1851; trade editions were also produced. The book is a key contemporary document for the Exhibition, giving the jury awards and details of the thirty categories of exhibit, and was selected in Printing and the Mind of Man as the representative book for the Exhibition.... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 131571

  38. Auto-Cars.
    FARMAN, D. Auto-Cars.

    London : 1896

    First edition in English, first published in France in the same year. This expansive work was written by Richard 'Dick' Farman, the eldest of the three Farman brothers who ran the Anglo-French Farman motoring company. The company, which produced both aircraft and cars, presented its first motor car at the Salon de l'Automobile in Paris in October 1919,... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 130940

  39. Rockets.
    GODDARD, Robert H. Rockets.

    New York : 1946

    First edition, first printing, of this posthumously printed collection of Goddard's famous papers on rocketry; "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes" and "Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development", first published by the Smithsonian Institute in 1919 and 1936 respectively. This work also contains a new foreword by Goddard, the father of modern rocket... Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 130701

  40. Lexicon Technicum:or, an Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences:
    HARRIS, John. Lexicon Technicum:or, an Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences:

    London : 1704

    First edition. "John Harris, clergyman, mathematician, and (from 1709) secretary of the Royal Society, produced the first English encyclopaedia arranged in alphabetical order. He was the earliest lexicographer to distinguish between a word-book (dictionary, in modern parlance) and a subject-book (encyclopaedia proper), thereby overcoming the confusion... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 129763

  41. Notes and Sketches of Lessons on Subjects Connected with the Great Exhibition.
    (GREAT EXHIBITION.) Notes and Sketches of Lessons on Subjects Connected with the Great Exhibition.

    London : 1852

    First edition of this guide to educating children with reference to the Great Exhibition. Published the year after the Exhibition, the guide assumes the children will have seen and remembered it, with its exhibits taken as a ready reference point for learning. Rare, with OCLC listing six copies. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 129740

  42. Two pieces of the Whirlwind Computer.
    (COMPUTING.) Two pieces of the Whirlwind Computer.

    [1940s-50s]

    Two limited edition paperweights, each with a unique piece of the Whirlwind I, the first large-scale digital computer able to operate in real-time, embedded within them. The importance of the experimental 'one-of-a-kind' Whirlwind computer to the development of technology cannot be overstated: it was the first to use magnetic core memory; the first... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 128889

  43. Hydraulic Mining.
    LONGRIDGE, Cecil Clement, Capt. Hydraulic Mining.

    London : 1902

    "Third edition - revised and enlarged", first published 1899. Attractively produced, professional guide to the techniques of hydraulic mining. Longridge was educated at Radley and RMA, Woolwich. Commissioned into the Royal Artillery, he rose to become Chief Instructor at the Royal Military College, Bangkok. In 1890 he was appointed managing director... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 127563

  44. Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.
    WIENER, Norbert. Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.

    New York & Paris : 1948

    First American edition, first printing, published a few months after the edition published in Paris by Hermann et Cie. in printed wrappers. This book by the American mathematician and philosopher Norbert Wiener (1894-1964) saw the first public introduction of the term "cybernetics". Conceived narrowly, cybernetics is the study of the relation between... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 124345

  45. A Treatise of Agriculture.
    DICKSON, Adam. A Treatise of Agriculture.

    Edinburgh : 1762

    First edition. Adam Dickson (1721-1776), a Scottish clergyman, observed that much of the literature on agriculture was based on English farming, and took no account of Scotland's different soil and climate. His Treatise was highly popular with Scottish farmers, going through six editions in the 18th century, with a second volume being added... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 124180

  46. Diesel Engines for Land and Marine Work.
    CHALKLEY, A. P. Diesel Engines for Land and Marine Work.

    London : 1915

    Fourth edition, first impression. This revised and enlarged edition of A. P. Chalkley's work was in fact the second complete revision since its first publication in 1911, made necessary by "the rapid strides that were made in design and construction of the Diesel engine, more particularly for marine work". Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 124044

  47. Modern Digital Computers.
    MALEY, Gerald A., & Edward J. Skiko. Modern Digital Computers.

    Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey : 1964

    First edition, first impression, of this introductory text to the field of digital computers, "organized to give the computer designer valuable insight into the techniques of programming and a comprehension of computer design to the programmer" (dust jacket). Maley and Skiko, both employees at IBM, examine the IBM 7000 series of computers as their working... Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 123578

  48. A complete Victorian magic lantern set.
    (MAGIC LANTERN.) A complete Victorian magic lantern set.

    Nuremberg : [c. 1900]

    A very attractive example of a late 19th century magic lantern in strikingly good condition, produced by the renowned Ernst Plank Company, one of Europe's foremost manufacturers of magic lanterns and tin toys. The set of 12 delightful glass slides (neatly preserved in specially constructed slots in the original storage case) include whimsical scenes... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 123489

  49. [Patch label on front cover:] Matériels & Outils de Sondages pour les mines & les colonies (Materials and Survey Tools for Mines and Colonies).
    DRU, Léon & Saint-Just, & Louis-Georges Mulot. [Patch label on front cover:] Matériels & Outils de Sondages pour les mines & les colonies (Materials and Survey Tools for Mines and Colonies).

    Paris : [c.1890]

    A handsomely presented and apparently unique album of 21 striking original albumen prints showing test rigs and drilling machinery, largely for use in artesian exploration, assembled for one of the leading French engineering concerns of the period, Mulot & Dru, described by a contemporary as "acknowledged in France to be masters of the art of boring"... Learn More
    £12,750.00

    Stock Code: 123046

  50. 40 Wonders of the World; 40 Inventions of the World.
    [VOLVELLES.] 40 Wonders of the World; 40 Inventions of the World.

    New York : 1931

    First edition, thus, of this scarce and delightful double volvelle tracing the great inventions and wonders of the world. On the Inventions side the die-cut images each reveal the general use of the invention, where invented, when invented, name of the inventor, dates, and birthplace. The inventions include the telegraph, x-rays, lightning rod, rigid... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 122226

  51. Motor Bodywork; the Design and Construction of Private, Commercial and Passenger Types.
    BUTLER, Herbert J. Motor Bodywork; the Design and Construction of Private, Commercial and Passenger Types.

    London : 1924

    First edition, first impression, of the most comprehensive contemporary book on the subject, with a preface by Sir Herbert Austin. The 30 chapters cover open bodies, racing and sporting bodies, cape hoods, closed bodies, bodies with folding heads, shooting and luggage breaks and protected phaetons, seat fittings, windscreens, private bodywork, materials,... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 122003

  52. 60 Velikogo Oktyarya [60 Years of the Great October.]
    (WATERMELONS IN UZBEKISTAN.) 60 Velikogo Oktyarya [60 Years of the Great October.]

    Tashkent : 1977

    First edition, no other copy traced. "In the spirit of socialist emulation inspired by the 60th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, a specialised engineering office and a pilot plant have successfully completed the key stages of a development plan for melon production. The issues of complex mechanisation of melon cultivation were... Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 120082

  53. L'arte vetraria distinta in libri sette,
    NERI, Antonio. L'arte vetraria distinta in libri sette,

    Florence : 1661

    Second edition, following the Giunti edition of 1612, of the first published textbook of glassmaking. One special appeal of Neri's book was that it revealed the carefully guarded secrets of Venetian glassmakers, which the author had pieced together from working alongside Venetian craftsmen who had relocated to Pisa and Antwerp. "L'arte belongs to the... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 119789

  54. IBM's Early Computers;
    BASHE, Charles, Lyle R. Johnson, John H. Palmer, & Emerson W. Pugh. IBM's Early Computers;

    Cambridge, MA : 1986

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed from the authors to "I. Bernard Cohen - Many thanks". As the editor of the MIT Press Series in the History of Computing, Cohen provided the foreword for this book, which chronicles and analyses the technical development of IBM from its time as a small manufacturer in the 1920s to its status... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 118806

  55. High-Speed Computing Devices.
    (TOMPKINS, Charles Brown.) ENGINEERING RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. High-Speed Computing Devices.

    New York : 1950

    First edition, first printing, of the first treatise on how to build an electronic digital computer. An important contribution to computing literature in its own right, it also provided some of the most complete bibliographies available on the subject at the time. Charles Brown Tompkins, a pioneering academic in the fields of numerical analysis and... Learn More
    £825.00

    Stock Code: 118811

  56. Solution of Linear Systems of High Order.
    (VON NEUMANN, John.) BARGMANN, Valentine, Deane Montgomery, & John von Neumann. Solution of Linear Systems of High Order.

    [Washington, D.C.] : 1946

    First edition of this report on computer-oriented numerical analysis, a key document in charting the early development of von Neumann's understanding of the work of Carl Friedrich Gauss. The statistician Harold Hotelling had discredited Gauss's approach to numerical analysis and "advocated using an iterative method to eliminate numerical instability... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 118844

  57. Punched Card Methods in Scientific Communication.
    ECKERT, W. J. Punched Card Methods in Scientific Communication.

    Columbia University, New York : 1940

    First edition, first printing of the professor of astronomy's groundbreaking work on scientific computation. "Eckert had become aware of the possibilities of punched-card calculation through visits to the IBM-Columbia University Statistical Bureau, established in 1939; he was also probably inspired by reports from the American astronomer E. W. Brown,... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 118607

  58. Camera, Take the Stand!
    HERZOG, Asa S., & A. J. Ezickson. Camera, Take the Stand!

    New York : 1940

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "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
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 116419

  59. Monument élevé a la gloire de Pierre-Le-Grand,
    CARBURI, Marin. Monument élevé a la gloire de Pierre-Le-Grand,

    Paris : 1777

    First edition of this account of this remarkable feat of engineering. Charged with designing the bronze equestrian statue of the Russian emperor Peter the Great that remains a celebrated landmark of St Petersburg, the French sculptor Etienne Falconet decided that the traditional pedestal for equestrian statues would be too mundane. Only a massive rock... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 115583

  60. Letters and Papers on Agriculture, Planting, &c.
    (ROYAL BATH AND WEST OF ENGLAND SOCIETY.) Letters and Papers on Agriculture, Planting, &c.

    Bath : 1780

    First edition of the first significant publication of the Royal Bath and West of England Society, published three years after the society was founded. From the library of natural history collector William Constable (1721-1791), whose Cabinet of Curiosities was donated to Hull City Museums in the 1960s, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown.... Learn More
    £700.00

    Stock Code: 114554

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