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Rare Engineering Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

The Biblio Rare Book Room has a wide variety of rare engineering books featured below. Many of the rare engineering books are older textbooks or pamphlets from shop classes, and there are even antique documents and ephemera from structures built in 18th and 19th centuries. If you have an interest in buildings, be sure to look through the antique and rare books about engineering that the Biblio booksellers have all collected.

Annales des Mines, Mémoires sur l'exploitation des mines/Ducets/Tables des Matieres Et sur les sciences et les arts qui s'y rattachment by Dunod, H., E. Pinat, et al

Quarter red calf. Approximately 151 volumes uniformly bound in a very attractive, yet sturdy quarter red calf for J.M.B. (at foot of spine) about 1920. Numerous fold-out plates. All volumes remarkably supple & durable without the expected defects. ; ...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


The Republic of Bolivia 1909, it's history and Government, Topography and Natural Resources, Lines of Travel and Communication, Inhabitants and their Customs - A Confidential never-published report for the U.S. Army with sixteen maps and one hundred sixty-four illustrations by Lieutenant C. Cordier, Army Attache (Lima, Peru)

600 leaves, typed on recto only, bound in original half leather with gilt titling. Six large fold-out maps of the period. Plates composed of postal views with a few photographs laid down. Marbled endpapers, hinges reinforced. 'Confidential' stamped in...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


Le Operazioni del compasso geometrico et militare. by Galilei, Galileo

Untrimmed gatherings bound in early nineteenth century paper covered boards retaining original sewing. One folding plate. Professional restorations to edges of Title & Dedication leaves not affecting text. Restorations to Preface leaf with replacemen...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


Twenty-three Unused Surviving Double-Page Etchings in an Album. by Pacinotti, Luigi

Pacinotti, Luigi. Twenty-three Etchings in an Album. Unused Surviving Illustrations Intended for Meccanica architettonica e industriale con regole pratiche per le costruzioni, e per l'uso delle macchine, di Luigi Paccinotti, Prof. Di Fisica Technologica e...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


Locomotive Development on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Signed By J.P. Laux by Laux, J.P. (John Peter)

1937. J.P. (John Peter) Laux became a Master Mechanic in 1915 for the Lehigh Railway and rose to Superintendent of Motive Power when Lehigh RR was its highest. He produced this manuscript of which there are no known original copies there are 57 hand m...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB



FIRENZE: NELLA STAMPERIA DI S.A.R. PER GLI TARTINI E FRANCH, 1723. Prima edizione del 1723 di questa splendida opera di ingegneria idraulica, una raccolta di opere di diversi autori sulla bonifica, regimazione delle acque, drenaggi, ingegneria idraulica....

From Sephora di Elena Serru


Women in the War—We Can't Win Without Them. by War Manpower Commission

Washington D.C.: US Govt. Printing Office, 1942. Colour poster (28 x 40 in). Professionally mounted, glazed, and framed using archival materials. Original creases from folding, bright and fresh. Excellent condition. An important Second World War poster...

From Alembic Rare Books


ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF LOCOMOTIVES. M. Baird & Co., Philadelphia. -- Matthew Baird, George Burnham, Charles T. Parry, Edward H. Williams, William P. Henszey, Edward Longstreth by BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

Press of J. B. Lippincott. Philadelphia. USA. circa 1872. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11 X 7.9 inches). 134pp. Illustrated with engraved frontis and several smaller wood engraved illustrations throughout the text, plus 16 albumen photographic prints of Locomoti...

From Paul Foster Books


Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata. Edited and Compiled by Arthur W. Banks. by Von Neumann, John

Urbana & London: University of Illinois Press, 1966. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Contemporary ownership signature in blue ink to the front free endpaper. An excellent, fresh copy in the l...

From Alembic Rare Books


Reports on Canals, Railways, Roads, and Other Subjects, Made to "The Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Internal Improvement." by William Strickland, architect and Engineer, While Engaged in the Service of the Society by Strickland, William

Philadelphia: H. C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826. Hardcover. Very Good. vi, 51, [1] p., 62 leaves of engraved plates, including 4 double-leaf plates (2 folded) containing 72 drawings, plans, and maps; 29 x46 cm. Contemporary half calf with plain boards. P...

From Classic Books and Ephemera


Calculating Machines: Recent & Prospective Developments. by Hartree, D. R

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1947. Soft cover. Excellent. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Octavo. Original cream wrappers printed in brown. 2 plates from photographs, equations and charts within the text. Near-contemporary ownership inscription to...

From Alembic Rare Books


Earthquake Spectra (Total of 60 Volumes) by Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Earthquake Spectra - Total of 60 Volumes - Engineering Research Professional Journal (Volume 5-20 Softcovers 1989-2004) Subtitle: "The Professional Journal of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute." Published by the Earthquake Engineering Research Ins...

From Bronze Anthology LLC


Logica racional, geometrica, e analitica, obra utilissima, E absolutamente necessaria para entrar em qualquer sciencia, e ainda para todos os homens, que em qualquer particular, quizerem fazer uso do seu entendimento, e explicar as suas idéas por termos claros, proprios, e intelligiveis. by AZEVEDO FORTES, Manoel

Lisbon: Jozé Antonio Plates, 1744. Near contemporary calf (lower cover slightly rubbed, top of spine chipped). Ownership signature on half title p., short tear repaired in lower margin of title p. & in Pt. II, p. 209/10, some very occasional spotting & ...

From Judith Hodgson Antiquarian Books



MILANO: APPRESSO GIUSEPPE GALEAZZI REGIO STAMPATORE, 1776. Rarissimo e celebre opuscolo del 1776 sul modo di proteggere gli edifici dai fulmini. Di Autore anonimo ma attribuito dal Melzi (v. 2 p. 155) all'astronomo e meteorologo Giuseppe Toaldo (171...

From Sephora di Elena Serru


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