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Paris: 1762. Engraved title vignette, and 2 other plates. 9 page extract. 8vo, modern wrappers. (Paris), 1762. Author was the noted French mathematician best known for his work on statistics. He also studied hydraulics. Memoires de Mathematique et de Physique, Tires des Registres de l'Academie Royale des Sciences.
New York: Frederick Converse Beach, 1906. Photogravure. Image measures 7.5 x 5". Sheet measures 7 x 10". This railroad image comes from the Encyclopedia Americana, a turn-of-the-century volume edited by Frederick Converse Beach. Beach was previously associated with Scientific American and American Photography and brought his knowledge of these fields to this broader reference project. He also invented a photolithographic process, which may be the one used to produce the image, which is dated 1903. Small captions locate the tunnels.....
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. 28 engraved plates, some folding. 392 pages, title page torn at top corner not affecting the text, fairly heavy foxing throughout. Tall 8vo, full calf (rubbed but sound). Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. Ninth Edition. Scarce. A very good(-) copy.
London: Longmans, 1916. Illustrated, some folding. 911 pages, small stamp on fly-leaf, very thick 8vo, original green cloth. London: Longmans, 1916. Third Edition, Revised. One folding plate torn, else a very good(+) copy. Fleming was a British electrical engineer and pioneering researcher in radio transmission and technology. He patented the first thermionic valve (diode) in 1902. This was the first electron tube and basis for modern telecommunications.
Surrey: 1946. Fine content T.L.S. 1 page. 8vo. Surrey, January 6, 1946, responding to an avid reader, in part: "... This is just to sat that French and I are getting along as usual - except that he has now become a Superintendent - and to wish you the best of everything that is good for 1947..." Very good condition. Irish civil engineer and detective stop writer best remembered for the re-occurring character of Inspector French.
Highland Park: 1898. Scarce A.L.S. 8vo. 2 pages, personal letterhead, Highland Park, Illinois, May 13th 1898, responding to the Royal Arch Museum, who had previously requested a sample of Gray's handwriting so that they could provide a profile analysis, in part: "I hereby send you a specimen of my pen-track. If from writing it is evidence of greatness - I am certainly a great man. I have discovered that while as a rule, great men are born writers...on the other.....