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Rare and first edition books concerning the field of technology and advancement including motors, lighting, architecture and travel.

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  1. Visite de Mgr le Duc D'Aumale à la Croix-Rousse, dans l'atelier de M. Carquillat, le 24 Août 1841.
    One of the first paintings woven on a Jacquard loom, using the punch-card system, extremely rare. "Jacquard, born into a Lyonnese family of weavers, was inspired by Vaucanson's punched-card loom to invent the Jacquard attachment, which caused any loom that used it to be called a Jacquard loom. The attachment was an automatic... Learn More
    £16,500

    Stock Code: 93937

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  2. A Practical Treatise on Rail-Roads,
    First edition of this foundation work on railways, scarce in the original boards and in such exemplary condition. Nicholas Wood (1795-1865) was a civil and mining engineer who was a colliery manager at Killingworth, Northumberland, when his book was published, which coincided with the opening of the Stockton and Darlington... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 111980

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  3. IG Farben.
    First edition, first printing. A history of the German chemical conglomerate which was co-opted by the Nazi regime to become the driving industrial force behind the war effort. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 107459

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  4. Port of Manchester: Centre of Petroleum Importation & Distribution.
    First edition, first impression, very scarce: Copac locates only one copy (LSE) in British and Irish institutional libraries, not in OCLC. An attractively produced promotional brochure, with an eye-catching art deco cover. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 105274

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  5. Le Mcanique applique aux arts, aux manufactures, lagriculture et la guerre;
    First edition. Described on the title as "Ing Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 108958

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  6. Platinum Metals Exhibition.
    First and only edition, first impression. Published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the announcement of the discovery of palladium by William Hyde Wollaston in 1803 and the Platinum Metals Exhibition held in London.Scarce: Copac lists just four copies (British Library, Wellcome Library, Royal Society, Manchester University)... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 104506

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  7. Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata.
    First edition, first printing of Neumann's last work on the theory of automata. Published posthumously, the contents of this volume stem from two unfinished manuscripts, edited by Burks, Neumann's colleague on the ENIAC project. Divided into two parts, the work covers complicated automata in general, comparing artificial... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 103470

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  8. Picture Ribbons.
    First edition of the author's book on chronophotography and proto-film reels. Charles Francis Jenkins (1867 Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 102230

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  9. The Art of Computer Programming.

    The Art of Computer Programming.

    Reading, MA; Menlo Park, CA; London; Don Mills, Ontario: 1968

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the leaf facing the title page, "Best wishes! Don Knuth", and with the ownership inscription at the head of the title of the noted American mathematician Lynn Harold Loomis (1915 Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 97990

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  10. The New Vision: The Locomotive (its esthetics).
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Mr. Edward Budd Jr., very sincerely, Raymond Loewy. April 1937." A superb association of the author's first book, a presentation from Loewy, the "Father of Streamlining", to the man whose company built the legendary Burlington Zephyr in 1934,... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 98166

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  11. A History of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers from 1880-1915.
    First edition, and one of five specially bound copies for presentation to the members of the committee which carried out publication of the book, as noted on a slip tipped-in to the front free endpaper. The committee was composed of Prof. John E. Sweet (one of the society's founders), Charles Wallace Hunt, Ambrose Swasey,... Learn More
    £550

    Stock Code: 97569

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  12. A collection of notebooks, offprints, and books from the estate of Max Newman.
  13. On the Safety Lamp for Coal Miners;
    First edition. A collection of Davy's researches into combustion for the design of his miner's safety lamp, with a detailed fold-out diagram of his invention. An icon of the industrial revolution, the need for a safety lamp for miners was born out of a series of explosions in coal mines, due to pockets of flammable gas known... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 95704

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  14. When the Wheels Revolve.
    An attractively designed General Motors brochure which explains for a general readership how automobiles work, with numerous diagrams and illustrations. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 88968

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  15. Science economique des manufactures.
    First edition of Isoard's French translation of On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures - Babbage's most successful lifetime publication, selling 3,000 copies. Prompted by the demands for precision in the construction of his first calculating engine, Babbage had made a conscientious and detailed survey of factories... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 93461

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  16. Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata.
    First edition, first printing. The contents of this volume stem from two unfinished manuscripts, edited by Burks, and present Neumann's final conception of the theory of automata. Divided into two parts, the work covers complicated automata in general, comparing artificial and natural automata, as well as the logical design... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 91541

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  17. Electron Optics and the Electron Microscope.
    First edition, first printing of the first comprehensive text on electron microscopes by the team that developed the first commercially viable model. A very attractive copy and rare in the dust jacket. Though the concept of the electron microscope had been developed during the 1920s, researchers faced a number of difficulties... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 88476

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  18. Castelli, e Ponti
    First edition of this fundamental work for the history of the restoration and maintenance of St Peter's Fabbrica and for an understanding of early building practice. The master mason and engineer Nicola Zabaglia (1664 Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 77359

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  19. This Is Tomorrow.
    First edition, first impression. Edition of 1300 copies. Catalogue issued to coincide with the show at The Whitechapel Art Gallery, August 9 - September 9, 1956. The driving force behind the exhibition was Theo Crosby; there was no curator as such. Bryan Robertson was Director of the Witechapel at the time. The organisers... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 81363

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