EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS MADE WITH THE VIEW OF IMPROVING THE ART OF COMPOSING AND APPLYING CALCAREOUS CEMENTS AND OF PREPARING QUICK-LIME: theory OF THESE ARTS; AND Specification of the Author's cheap and durable CEMENT, for Building, Incrustation or Stuccoing, and artificial Stone. By BRY. HIGGINS, M.D. London: T. Cadell, 1780. 4to. Original paper wrappers. 234 pages. Bookplate of Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade, FRS (1887-1971). A fine copy. Provenance: E.N.Da C.Andrade; Zeitlin & ...click for details
COMPARISON OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES OF LENGTH AND CAPACITY, REPORTED TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES BY THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT in 1832 AND MADE BY FERD. ROD. HASSLER, M.A.F.S, ASS. R. AST. S.L. &C. 4to. Washington: Printed by Duff Green, 1932. Unbound. Stitched. Contains 4 engraved plates. Some toning of pages especially pages 81-96. Provenance: ex collection Dr. Geoffrey J.C. Frohnsdorff.
A TREATISE ON GYPSUM, ON ITS VARIOUS USES, and On Its Application As A Manure. By Sutton Thomas Wood, Esq. Lambeth. London: Printed for F.C. and J.Rivington, 1807. 8vo. Disbound. 40 pages. Very good condition. Provenance: ex collection Dr. Geoffrey J.C. Frohnsdorff.
TRIALS OF AN INVENTOR: LIFE AND DISCOVERIES OF CHARLES GOODYEAR. By Rev. Bradford K. Peirce. New York: Carlton & Lanahan, (1866). Embossed cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. Engraved frontispiece and four plates. A biography of Goodyear and his experiments. Bookplate. A very good copy. Provenance: ex collection of Dr. Geoffrey J.C. Frohnsdorff
ESSAYS RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS. By James Anderson, Farmer At Monk's-Hill, Aberdeenshire. Edinburgh: Printed for William Creech; and T.Cadell, London, M,DCC,LXXVII (1777). Two volumes. 8vos. Bound in full leather with gilt lettered spine. The second edition with large additions. With three folding plates in Vol. 1 and eighteen engraved plates in Vol.2. In very good condition, but with large triangular section missing from one folding plate (see enlargement).
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RECHERCHES EXPERIMENTALES SUR LES CHAUX DE CONSTRUCTION, LES BETONS ET LES MORTIERS ORDINAIRES; PAR L. J. VICAT, ANCIEN ELEVE DE L'ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, INGENIEUR DU CORPS ROYAL DES PONTS ET CHAUSEES DE FRANCE. Paris: Chez Goujon, Libraire De LL.AA.RR.Mme La Duchesse De Berry Et La Duchesse D'Orleans, Rue Du Bac, No 33, M.DCCC.XVIII. (1818). 4to. Bound in 3/4 leather with red leather label on gilt-lettered spine. FIRST EDITION. Louis Joseph Vicat's (1786-1861) published work which led ...click for details
ROUND THE WORLD. By Andrew Carnegie. New York: Scribner's Sons, 1895. 8vo. Red cloth with lettering in gilt and gilt and black pictorial device on front cover of an Elephant's head within a circle. A PRESENTATION COPY from Carnegie to Henry P(arker) Ford, Esq. dated 1899. Henry Ford (1837-1905) was Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa. from 1896-1899. In mint condition. Please see enlargement for inscription. PROVENANCE: ex collection of Dr. Geoffrey J.C. Frohnsdorff.
AN AMERICAN FOUR-IN-HAND IN BRITAIN. By Andrew Carnegie. New York: Scribner's Sons, 1894. A PRESENTATION COPY from Carnegie to Henry P(arker) Ford, Esq. dated 1899. 8vo. Full red cloth with gilt lettering and gilt and black pictorial device on front cover of a horse's head within a horseshoe. A very fine (near mint) copy. Henry Ford, 1837-1905, was Mayor of Pittsburgh Pa. from 1896-1899. Please see enlargement for inscription. Provenance: ex collection Dr. Geoffrey J.C. Frohnsdorff.
(WWII). GIRLS IN SERVICE PAINT BOOK. WAVE, NURSE, WAC. Drawings by Pat Herric. Folio. Die cut pictorial covers. Chicago: Whitman, 1943. 48 pages. Of the 48 pages, only the title page (see enlargement 2) and three others have been neatly colored. A fine, scarce, World War II coloring book. It tells the story of nine girls and their activities while serving their country. A very good copy.