Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1949. 36 photo plates, numerous text figures and tables. 366 pages, 4to, blue cloth, d.w.; glue residue from removed bookplate inside front cover, dust wrapper chipped along edges, rubbed. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, (1949). Number 24 in the Annals of the Computation Laboratory which was headed by Aiken, this volume is "A description of the relay calculator formerly known as Mark II, that was built by the Computation Laboratory for the Bureau of Ordnance of the...
Delft: Nederlandsche Kabelfabriek, 1954. Illustrated throughout by Bernard Van Vlijmen with charming full-page drawings and watercolors of the factory floor (some in color), printed in Rotogravure. Oblong 4to. Spiral bound within a full dark green padded leather binding; board slipcase with matching leather spine. Delft: Nederlandsche Kabelfabriek, 1954. First Edition. Leather covers are crackled but sound, otherwise a fine copy of this unusual book. A beautifully produced history of the famous Dutch electrical cable factory.
Philadelphia: Penn. Historical Society, 1943. Illustrated with 43 plates, 6 maps (one folding) and other text illustrations. Small folio, 2 tone green cloth (covers lightly soiled & faded; ex-lib. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Historical Society, 19043. Limited First Edition. Overall a very good copy. America's first prolific inventor, known as "The American Inventor". One of 200 numbered copies.
New York: Van Nostrand, 1900. 204 illustrations, including a few folding plates. xii + 551 pages, thick 12mo, blue cloth; significant dampstain to lower covers and endpapers and foredge-- text is clean and unaffected. New York: The D. Van Nostrand Company, 1900. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Internally clean and tight with very soiled covers, overall a very good(-) company.
Paris: Bureaux de l'Union Medicale, 1870. 52 pages. Tall slim 8vo, cloth-backed marbled boards; spine well-worn. Paris: Aux Bureaux de l'Union Medicale, 1870. First Edition. Although Joseph-Ignace Guillotin did not invent the guillotine, he advocated its use as a painless method of execution as opposed to burning alive, quartering, etc.