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.
London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1926. 24 color plates, 22 text illustrations and 2 mounted color plates by Frank Brangwyn. Large 8vo, 1/2 white cloth (darkened and a bit worn at ends); uncut edges, t.e.g. London: John Lane, 1926. A very good copy internally fine. One of 125 copies with 2 extra illustrations in color.
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.