Petroleum Centre: ca. 1860s. Oil Creek. Vintage albumen print of Petroleum Centre, Pennsylvania, with Oil Creek in the... Read More about “Petroleum Centre&rdquo
London: published for the Anthropological Society, by Trübner and Co, 1865-66. First editions. Three volumes of this Society's publication (entitled Memoirs Read before the Anthropological Society of London) were published between 1865-1870); Burton contributed to the first two volumes. Volume I contains his "Notes on certain Matters connected with the..... Read More about Memoirs Read before the Anthropological Society of London Vol. I 1863 &1864. [with:]:...
London: Printed by T. Giller, Salisbury-Square, for R. Phillips, 1801. First Edition in English. The author was Professor of Mathematical Astronomy at Copenhagen. Much on Astronomy, pp. 213-257 on National Observatory and Public Observatories. Read More about Travels in the French Republic; containing a Circumstantial View of the Present State of...
Detroit: Cadilalc Motor Car Company, [c1915]. Third Edition. Read More about Cadillac Eight Type 51 For care and Operation
San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, Book and Job Printers, 1860. First edition. California Gold, Silver, Lead, &c. Read More about A Practical Treatise on the Chemistry of Gold, Silver, Quicksilver and Lead tracing the crude...
[Probably Boston: 1849]. Friends of a Rail Road to Calfornia. The meeting of the Friends of a Rail Road to California at the United States Hotel in Boston April 19, 1849 with P. P. F. DeGrand's address “To the People of the United States. Rail Road from St. Louis to..... Read More about Proceedings of the Friends of a Rail Road to San Francisco, at their public meeting, held at the...
London: Bernard Quaritch, 1893. First edition. Read More about Eastern Carpets, Twelve Early Examples. Preface by Sir George Birdwood. Second Series
[New Haven]: T. J. Stafford 88 & 90 State Street, . Read More about G. & D. Cook & Co.'s Descriptive Catalogue of Carriages, New Haven, Conn
Syracuse, New York: Moyer, 1908. Read More about H.A. Moyer Designer and Builder of High Trade Carriages
Paris: Amédée Bédelet, Librairie-Editeur, [c. 1852]. Read More about Nouvelle Géographie en Estampes. Revue pittoresque de l'Univers Nouvelles, Contes, Légendes et...
Florence: Nella Stamperia dello Strecchi e Pagniniu, 1773. First edition. Tuscan Beef. A rare work on the breeding of Tuscan cattle, containing two prize essays from the Acadmia dei Georgofili in Florence. Tuscany is of course renowned for its chianina breed of cattle. Read More about La Moltiplicazione del Bestiame Toscano […
Kansas City, Missouri: Press of Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, 1883. Over sixty-five Galloway bulls and heifers on the block, giving detailed pedigree. With an introduction by Matthews explaining the his interest in the breed. Read More about Catalogue of Imported Galloway Cattle, Registered in the Galloway Herd Book, the property of A.B....
Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1872. First Edition. Spiritualist's Poems, Inscribed. Inscribed on flyleaf "Hiram B. Croisby With the Regards of the Author, June 17, 1872."Miss Chafa went on to become Mrs. H.S. Lake, speaker at the First Spiritual Temple. Her life was quite spirited. Her husband Mr. Lake..... Read More about Napoleon Bonaparte and other Poems
Charleston: Steam Power Presses of Evans & Cogswell, 1861. First edition. Confederate Imprint. Read More about By-Laws of the Orphan House of Charleston South Carolina. Revised and Adopted by the Board of...
Philadelphia, Pa. & Burlington, Vt: Oct. 28, 1830 - Dec.ember 22, 1837. Elihu Chauncey’s Receipt Book, Founder of Reading Railroad. Elihu Chauncey (d. 1843), younger brother of the famous clergyman Charles, graduated from Yale in 1796 and moved to Philadelphia. He was Cashier of the Pennsylvania Bank, when Joseph Norris..... Read More about Manucript Receipt book, signed by merchants, officials, collectors, etc
Amsterdam: Petrus vander Slaart, 1692. First Edition. Read More about Lexicon rationale sive Thesaurus Philosophicus Ordine Alphabetico digestus, in quo Vocabula omnia...
London: Holland Press, . Second edition. Read More about Bibliotheca Chemica. A Bibliography of Books on Alchemy, Chemistry and Pharaceutics. Foreword by...
London: Derek Verschoyle Academic and Bibliographical Publications Ltd, 1954. Reprint of 1906 Edition. Read More about Bibliotheca Chemica. A Bibliography of Books on Alchemy, Chemistry and Pharaceutics. Foreword by...
Munchen [Germany]: 28 August 1931. Nobel Prize for Chemistry. A modest letter from the German organic chemist most notable for his research into the constitution of haemin and clorophyll and his synthesis of haemin and bilirubin. Reading in part (after translation): "Unfortunately, I am unable to fulfill your wish, because..... Read More about Typed letter signed "H. Fischer" (Hans Fischer) to "Herr Halpern" (Seymour...
Edinburgh: Printed for W. Blackwood, . First edition. Possibly owned by John Steele, mechanical innovator who in 1817 started the first power loom in New Hampshire. Steele, a Democrat in politics, was elected Governor of New Hampshire in 1844 and 1845. Read More about The Elements of Chemistry
Franckfurt am Mayn: Johann Friedrich Fleischer, 1733. "In any case the author was a person of great wisdom, and Fictuld recommends it in the highest degree" (Ferguson). Read More about Das Geheimnuß der Verwesung und Verbrennung aller Dinge, nach seinen Wundern im Reich der Natur...
Paris: Felix Locquin, 1839. First separate edition. Scarce separate publication of this important study on milk and its properties by two noted chemists, with a description of the ‘galactomètre’ for qualitative analysis of milk (illustrated in the plate). Read More about Mémoire sur le lait. Sa composition, ses modifications, ses altérations
Chicago: 35th and Iron Streets, 1909. The company was started for the dismantling odf the Chicago World's Fair. They became “Harris Brothers’ Homes” in 1913. Of the six national companies, selling kit homes through mail-order catalogs, Harris Brothers was probably the least-well known. Read More about Chicago House Wrecking Co. Catalogue No160A. 1909-1910
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First Edition. Biography of the great Swedish American mechanical engineer. He designed the steam locomative Novelty which competed in the Rainhill Trials on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, won by George Stephenson's Rocket. He was undoubtedly the most important American Naval architect of the..... Read More about The Life of John Ericsson (1803-1889