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The Friendly Arctic, Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
The Friendly Arctic
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
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The World Before the Deluge, Figuier, Louis
The World Before the Deluge
Figuier, Louis
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1 A Treatise On Metal Mining. Prepared For Student of The International Correspondence Schools, Scranton, PA Vol. 1-4
Scranton, Pa The Colliery Engineer Co. 1899 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book 
Original brown leather half bound with gilt lettering on spine. 6 X 9 inches. 4 Volume set. Set is complete. Volume I Arithmetic (112 pages), Formulas (13 pages), Geometry and Trigonometry (62 pages), Mine Surveying and Mapping (138), Mechanics (96 pages) with 63 pages of questions and examples. Volume II Steam and Steam Boilers (45 pages), Steam Engines (47 pages), Air and Air Compression (63 pages), Hydromechanics and Pumping (110 pages), Haulage (135 pages), Hoisting and Hoisting Appliances (106 pages), Percussive and Rotary Boring (112 pages) with 54 pages of questions and examples. Volume III Blowpiping (81 pages), Mineralogy (89 pages), Assaying (143 pages), Geology (128 pages), Prospecting (59 pages), Placer and Hydraulic Mining (105 pages) with 24 pages of questions and examples. Volume IV Preliminary Operations at Metal Mines (95 pages), Metal Mining (148 pages), Surface Arrangements at Metal MInes (48 pages), Ore Dressing and Milling (231 pages) with 14 page of questions and examples. All volumes have numerous black and white illustrations. All volumes have decorated endpapers. All volumes have mild scuffing on covers. Volume III head is slightly chipped and spine is slightly sun faded. Volume I has a rubber stamp of F.R Hull on the first page and top corner of front cover is chipped. . All volumes have a small rubber stamp mark on the bottom of the title page that has the number1448. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 American Type Culture Collection : Catalogue of Cultures, 1927
Baltimore, Maryland Waverly Press, Inc. 1927 Soft cover Collectible-Fine Book 
96 pages; in blue wrapper with title on the cover. Evidence of sun fading to part of the cover and back. Listing of over 2700 cultures. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Anonymous
Washington, D. C. Goverment Printing Office 1936 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Special Publication No. 201. Gray paper binding, some tearing and rubbing on cover. Stamp from the Graduate School of Geological Sciences, California Institute of Technology on front cover. Stamp for "A. B. Drescher" on title page. 231 pages including 12 pages of fold out maps and charts. Extensive study of the seismic activity in California in 1934 and 1935. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Anonymous
Milano, Italy Edoardo Sonzogno - Editore 1880 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Volume I, Number 1 through Volume I, Number 52. Illustrated science magazine in Italian explaining various scientific theories from pumps to human biology; fossils to electromagnets; electrical lighting to printing. 52 issues bound in boards with leather spine, gilt lettering with raised bands. Some wear along the edges of the boards. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 Anonymous
John C. Winston Company American Association for the Advancement of Science 1926 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
xlii, 203 pages [ads in the back]; paper wrapper. Some folding to the cover, a few marks highlighting various lectures, otherwise a clean copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Boilers, Furnaces and Boiler Accessories. Power Plant Engineering Handbooks.
Chicago, IL Technical Publishing Co. 1923 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original brown wrapper with black lettering on front cover. 4 1/2 X 7 3/4 inches. 112 pages. Copy has 46 black and white illustrations, diagrams and / or charts. Chapters in this copy are, essentials of furnace operation, testing correctness of combustion, sampling and determining quality of fuel, furnaces for coal, mechanical stokers, powdered coal and fuel oil for boilers, boiler operation, types and characteristics of boilers and recent practice in boiler operation. Small tare in the upper binding. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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7 Book of Formulas for Eastman Papers: Vitava, Velox, Azo, Ad-Type, Eastman Portrait Bromide, Eastman Bromide, Line Solar Bromide
Rochester, N.Y. Eastman Kodak Company 1928 Soft cover Fine Book 
Revised, November, 1928. 16 pages of formulas. Oblong 7 x 5 inchers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Injector Type: Deep Well Pumps and Pressure Systems (Patented May 13, 1930) Pressure Systems for All Purposes
Berkeley, California Jacuzzi Brothers, Inc. Soft cover Very Good Book 
No date, but circa 1930. Illustrated with line drawings and photos. The Jacuzzi Company, using this technology, went on to invent the hot tub many years later. Former owner's signature on front cover. Minor pencil notations internally. 7 x 10 inches. 20 pages. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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9 Instructions for Setting Up and Operating the Westinghouse "Compound" Automatic Engine.
New York The Westinghouse Machine Company 1901 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original orange cloth wrapper with black lettering on the front cover. 6 X 9 inches. 34 pages. 24 black and white illustrations. Some of the topics discussed are, cleaning the engine, the foundations, putting on wheels, adjustments for wear, water relief valves, making repairs and several other topics are mentioned. Copy has a small spot at the top of the front cover, approx, 1/2 inch, which has bled through the cover and onto the title page. Previous owners name is written on the top of the front cover. All other pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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10 Lake City Engineering Works, Erie, Penn.
Erie, Pa Lake City Engineering Company Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original white wrapper with black lettering on front cover. 6 X 8 3/4 inches oblong. 39 pages. Copy has either lack and white illustrations or photographs throughout. Some charts included. Copy is bound by 3 holes on the spine and held together with string. 2 small white stickers with the numbers 2024 written in black in, one sticker is on the upper left front cover, the second sticker is on the upper right of the back cover. Previous owner wrote in pencil on the front cover a mathematical equation, approx 1 1/2 X 1/2 inch. Covers are slightly soiled. Edges of some pages lightly soiled. Dampstains on several pages. Text and illustrations not affected. Copy is complete. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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11 Little Gem Ear Phone. Highest Award For Ear Phones In Competition With The World
New York City The Gem Ear Phone Co. Inc. 1915 Soft cover Fine Book 
Original white wrapper with black lettering and illustrations of the Gold Medal Award on the front cover. 3 1/2 X 5 3/4 inches. 24 pages. The first 13 pages tell of the Little Gem Ear Phone. The remaining pages are letters from satisfied customers. Copy contains 9 black and white photographs or illustrations. A small rubber stamp mark is on two of the pages that read, "The Gem Ear Phone of Canada, Royal Bank Build. Toronto, Ont". Copy is bound with 2 staples. Staples are beginning to rust. Text or illustrations are not affected. Copy is clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Manual of Hancock Locomotive Inspirators
New York Manning, Maxwell & Moore, Inc 1921 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original brown wrapper with dark brown lettering on front cover. 4 3/4 X 6 3/4 inches. 75 pages which include 1 page of table of contents. Copy has numerous black and white illustrations with some diagrams. Copy has 1 rubber stamp mark which is on the title page. The rubber stamp mark indicates that the company's address has changed. Spine is covered with brown cloth tape. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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13 Manufacturers of Engineering, Surveying, Mining and Nautical Instruments, Drawing Materials, Field Equipment: General Catalog 17th Edition, Thje A. Lietz Company
San Francisco and Los Angeles The A, Lietz Company 1918 Hardcover Good Book 
Publisher's light brown cloth with red and black lettering and decorations. Soiling and edge wear. Margin with dampstains, not affecting text. Price list at back missing. Illustrated with drawings and photos. 436 pages, including index. 6 1/4 x 9 inches. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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14 Steam Car Development and Steam Aviation. Vol.VII June, 1938-May, 1939. No.'s 76-87
Whitby Yorks, England R. H. & H. W. Bolsover 1938 Hardcover Fine Book 
Original blue cloth5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches. 240 pages. This copy is a periodical of the Steam Car Development and Steam Aviation. Topics are, "Comparative Economic Results of Tests of White and Double Steam Power Plants"; June, 1938, "Light Steam Car Suggestions" by C.T. Bower and F.R. Bell (continued from last issue); July, 1938, "Light Steam Car Suggestions" by C.T. Bower and F.R. Bell (continued from last issue); August, 1938, "The Mechanism of Heat Transfer with Special Reference to the Doble boiler" by Sidney W. Taylor (continued from last issue); September, 1938, "Light Steam Car Suggestions"; October, 1938, "A Light Weight Steam Power Unit"; November, 1938, "A Run on a Doble Steam Car. Some Impressions Received as a Passenger with Mr. Doble at the Wheel"; January, 1939, "Britain's First Airplane to ALeave the Ground was Driven by Steam"; February, 1939, " Light Steam Car Suggestions" by C.T. Bower and F.R. Bell; March, 1939, "A New Fuel-Oil Burner"; April, 1939, "Light Steam Car Suggestions" by C.T. Bower and F.R. Bell (XII-Auxiliaries). Numerous black and white photographs and diagrams throughout. Several pages are creased. Light fading on the spine. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Stock Certificate for 40 Shares in the Three-Way Oil Company
New York The Brown-Green Co. 1927 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. Black and orange ink, vignette of oil field with multiple derricks center top, decorative border. Embossed stamp. Fold lines, tear along fold, some chipping. No. 391, this certificate was originally issued to C. C. Smart, on April 15, 1927. It was transferred on April 28, 1927 to a company, name illegible. Signed by treasurer Edward Barbour and president Walter Beck. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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16 Stock Certificate for the Balloon Hill Mascot Mining Company
No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Circa 1908. Dimensions 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Black ink, vignette of men working in a mine upper left, other vignettes of miners in corners and both sides, decorative border. No. 235, not issued, no stamps or signatures. Not much is known about the Balloon Hill Mascot Mining Company. The certificate identifies Rawhide, Nevada as its location. Rawhide was a boom town that sprang up in central Nevada, more due to stock manipulation and promotion than mineral deposits. Possibly, Balloon Hill Mascot was one of those companies that existed more to make money for the stock manipulators than to actually do any mining. Records show this company existed in 1908, but further information is difficult to find. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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17 Stock Certificate for the El Dorado Mining Company
1875 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 9 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Black ink, Mexican eagle symbol center top, American eagle symbol left center, decorative border. Fold line, small brown spots. No. 489, not issued, no stamps or signatures. According to the certificate, this El Dorado Mining Company was incorporated November 6, 1875 to run a mine in Lower California, Mexico. Its principal place of business was San Francisco. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Stock Certificate for the Gold Valley Main Tunnel & Mining Company
1867 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Black ink, decoration on left side. Not issued, no stamps or signatures. The Gold Valley Main Tunnel and Mining Company was incorporated in 1867 to perform hydraulic mining in the Poverty Hill Mining District, California. Poverty Hill is in Sierra County, though the certificate says Plumas County. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Stock Certificate for the Jumbo Extension Mining Company
No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Circa 1910s. Dimensions 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Black ink, vignette of miners working underground, decorative border. No. 1904, not issued, no stamps or signatures. The Jumbo Extension Mining Company was involved in litigation over the mining rights outside Goldfield, Nevada, in 1915. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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20 Stock Certificate for the Murray Creek Mining Company
1893 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Dimensions 10 1/2 x 6 inches. Black ink, decoration border. No. 68, not issued, no stamps or signatures. According to the certificate, the Murray Creek Mining Company was incorporated in 1893 in Calaveras County, California 
Price: 15.00 USD
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