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Glasgow: Munro, 1922. 230 illustrations, many large and folding. 3 charming color illustrations pasted on the inside front cover and flyleaves. 400 pages, tall 8vo, black cloth, rubbed and spotted; the interior is clean with a minimum of foxing, ownership inscription. Glasgow: James Munro, 1922. First Edition.
New York: Wiley, 1894. Illustrated with 44 figures. viii, 213pp. Short 8vo, original brown cloth with gilt-lettered spine (rubbed at extremities; ghost of pencil marginalia on a few pages; pale blue stamp from St. Michaels Cemetery on title and several other pages). New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1894. First edition. A very good copy of this uncommon civil engineering book.
London: 1853. Fine content A.L.S. 4to., 3 pages, Gloucester Square, London, watermarked 1853, to fellow engineer and bridge builder Peter Smythe, describing the ordeal that caused him to cancel a visit, in part: "...To test the truth of [Robert] Burns' lines 'The best laid schemes of mice and men - Gang aft a "glee"' - On arriving at the Watford Tunnel I found one of my own Engines had run off the rails and unceremoniously blocking up both rail lines.....
New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. Illustrated (b/w). 175 pages. 4to, grey boards, dust wrapper; flyleaf and half-title page show indentation from paperclip. New York: Bloomsbury, (2014). A very good(+) copy. Full page inscription on flyleaf: "To my cherished friends: Lewis and Louise [Hirschfeld] - with gratitude and respect always... Gay Talese October 17, 2014 New York City"
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1861. Tall thick 4to. 519 pages. illustrated with numerous folding plates, figures and 17 full page plates in the appendix . Original pale blue stiff printed wrappers with cloth spine and held together with 4 metal bolts. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1861. A very good(+) clean copy, possibly a facsimile although there is no indication of such.
New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. Illustrated with 22 engraved plates, and engraved title page with a vignette. 152 pages. Small folio, original blind & gilt stamped black cloth, neatly re-cased with covers preserved. New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1843. First edition. Some foxing and soiling, (mainly in the margins), still a very good(+) copy of this scarce book. American Imprints, 1843, 43-4973. Hitchcock. American Architectural Books #1263.
Brussels: Ivan Momarte, 1613. p. (18) 422 + (8) index and errata.Title page with architectural border and copper engraved illustration of coat of arms of the dedicatee, the Archduke Albert of Austria. 3 in text woodcut illustrations, decorative woodcut initials. 39 copper engraved plates, (including 9 folding). Several illustrations are toned, a few repaired and some worn. 4to, full mottled calf, ornate spine, red leather label, rubbed, rubricated edges. Brussels: Ivan Momarte, 1613. First Edition. Scarce. Very good. First edition.....
Philadelphia: Wagner & McGuigan, 1853. Map. Engraving. Image measures 7.75" x 36". Rare illustration of the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain showing engineering improvements including a lighthouse, proposed canal and railroad. Includes inset details of "Cross-Section of Breakwater & Fender" and "Plan of Breakwater". Minor toning along original folds. Small chip to lower right corner, image unaffected.
New York: American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1909. 2 volumes. Frontispiece portraits, original yellow cloth (spine rubbed and darkened; pages evenly toned but clean)). New York: American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1909. First Edition. First edition of the most valuable collection of books on electricity and magnetism.