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  • ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1927. by (Abbott, C. G., Acting Secretary.)
    (Abbott, C. G., Acting Secretary.)
    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1927.

    Edition: First edition.

    Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1928. Hardcover first edition - In addiiton to the annual reports of the various departments and museums that make up the Smithsonian Institution, this includes many articles on scientific discoveries and natural history, with a focus on modern astronomy the evolution of 20th century physics;. Incuded are articles on Isaac Newton by Professor Albert Einstein; the nucleus of the atom; the centenary of Augustin Fresnel; the coming of the new coal age; geologic romance of the Finger Lakes; fossil marine faunas as indicators of climactic conditions; paleontology and human relations; at the North Pole by Lincoln Ellsworth; soaring flight (gliding) by Wolfgang Klemperer, bird banding in America; the distribution of fresh-water fishes;…

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    Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1928. Hardcover first edition - In addiiton to the annual reports of the various departments and museums that make up the Smithsonian Institution, this includes many articles on scientific discoveries and natural history, with a focus on modern astronomy the evolution of 20th century physics;. Incuded are articles on Isaac Newton by Professor Albert Einstein; the nucleus of the atom; the centenary of Augustin Fresnel; the coming of the new coal age; geologic romance of the Finger Lakes; fossil marine faunas as indicators of climactic conditions; paleontology and human relations; at the North Pole by Lincoln Ellsworth; soaring flight (gliding) by Wolfgang Klemperer, bird banding in America; the distribution of fresh-water fishes; the evidence of man's bearing on evolution; the origins of Chinese civilization; archaeology of China; Indian villages on southeast Alaska; the interpretation of aboriginal mounds by means of Creek Indian customs; Friedrich Kurz, artist-explorer; note on the principles and process of X-ray examination of paintings; lengthening of human life in retrospect and prospect; Charles Doolittle Walcott; William Healey Dall; and more. Illustrated with many plates, including one fold-out plate and one in color, as well as numerous entexte figures, maps, and charts.Index, xii 580 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in dark green cloth (rubbing to the lettering on the spine, but a sturdy and clean volume.)

    Book ID: 52017
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  • Alderson, William A.
    TOASTS AND SENTIMENTS: Gay and Grave, Selected and Original.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: The Pacific Publishing Co., 1904. Hardcover first edition - Brief quotes to full poems on a varity of topics: flowers, friendship, love, marriage, wine and song, and more. A small volume measuring just 5x7". Index. 268pp., xxxix. + index.

    Condition: Very good+ in red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover (lettering rubbed on spine.)

    Book ID: 32748
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  • GHOST HUNTING: How to Investigate the Paranormal. by Auerbach Loyd.
    Auerbach Loyd.
    GHOST HUNTING: How to Investigate the Paranormal.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Oakland, CA: Ronin Publishing, (2003). SIGNED first edition - "A common sense approach to the investigation and resolution of cases of reported ghostly happenings, including apparitions, hauntings and poltergeists." INSCRIBED on the title page " to-- may the spirits always be good to you." Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Includes a checklist and recommended books. 111 pp. ISBN: 1-579510671.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (an unread copy)

    Book ID: 74830
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  • STATE OF THE ART: A Photographic History of the Integrated Circuit. by Augarten, Stan; Foreword by Ray Bradbury.
    Augarten, Stan; Foreword by Ray Bradbury.
    STATE OF THE ART: A Photographic History of the Integrated Circuit.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1983). First edition - "They are a quarter inch square and thin as a human hair, but they are without question among the most important inventions of the twentieth century. They are integrated circuits, or microchips, the brains of computers- and the brillance of their design is powering a multibillion dollar industry and changing the world. . . Featuring stunning color photographs of some of the most significant chips, [this book] celebrates the aesthetics of integrated circuits as well as their extraordinary capabilities." Takes us from the birth of the transister in 1947 through 1982, both a history of and a tribute to these electronic masterpieces. With a foreword by Ray Bradbury. 79 pp. ISBN: 0-899191959.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some minor wear to the covers).

    Book ID: 68774
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  • Barnard, William & Ellenwood, Frank O. & Hirshfeld, Clarence F.
    HEAT-POWER ENGINEERING, Part II: Steam-Generating Apparatus & Prime Movers, Fuels, Combustion, & Heat Transmission.

    Edition: Corrected printing of the third edition (completely rewritten.)

    New York: John Wiley & Son. 1935. Hardcover - Illustrations, charts, problems, index. 871 pages.

    Condition: Very good in brown cloth.

    Book ID: 21394
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  • COME FLY WITH ME. by Basile, Frank.
    Basile, Frank.
    COME FLY WITH ME.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Indianapolis: Charisma Publications, (1978). A book of "motivation and inspiration" compiled from the author's speeches and writings. Printed on blue paper. 52 pp.

    Condition: Good only in cream stapled wrappers (soiling to the covers)

    Book ID: 68685
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  • HOROLOGY ON THE HALF SHELL by Belin, Peter.
    Belin, Peter.
    HOROLOGY ON THE HALF SHELL

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Highland House, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather quirky monograph covering years of the history of watches and timepieces, and the craft and art of the the watchmaker, from the early days of the mechanical escapement in 1550 to 1950, Beautifully illustrating with many full color and black and white photographs by im Waring. Large format, printed on heavy stock throughout. xi, 60 pp. ISBN: 0-918712-06-8.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43898
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  • BASTARD TONGUES: A Trail-Blazing Linguist Finds Clues to Our Common Humanity in the World's Lowliest Languages. by Bickerton, Derek.
    Bickerton, Derek.
    BASTARD TONGUES: A Trail-Blazing Linguist Finds Clues to Our Common Humanity in the World's Lowliest Languages.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hill & Wang, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which "focuses on languages so low in the pecking order that many people don't regard them as languages at all - Creole languages spoken by descendants of slaves and indentured laborers in plantation colonies all over the world. . . Bickerton has spent more than thirty years researching these languages on four continents and developing a controversial theory that explains why they are so similar to one another. . . a unique blend of memoir, travelogue, history, and linguistics primer." Double page map, glossary, index. suggested reading. 270 pp. ISBN: 0-8090-28174.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56321
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  • BROWN'S STANDARD ELOCUTION AND SPEAKER: A Thoroughly Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Human Expression, For Colleges, Universities and Private Pupils. by Brown, Professor I. H. [Isaac Hinton]; Charles Walter Brown.
    Brown, Professor I. H. [Isaac Hinton]; Charles Walter Brown.
    BROWN'S STANDARD ELOCUTION AND SPEAKER: A Thoroughly Practical Treatise on the Science and Art of Human Expression, For Colleges, Universities and Private Pupils.

    Edition: Revised edition.

    Chicago: Laird and Lee, (1911). Hardcover - Originally published in 1886, this edition has been revised and enlarged by Charles Walter Brown. Illustrated. 275 pp plus 12 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with black decorative panel and while lettering (previous owner's name dated 1917)

    Book ID: 61245
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  • (Career Horizons) Gable, Fred B.
    OPPORTUNITIES IN PHARMACY CAREERS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Skokie, IL: VGM Career Horizons/National Textbook Company, 1982. One of an excellent series exploring different careers in some depth, each written by an expert in the field under discussion, and illustrated with many photographs.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers..

    Book ID: 22541
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  • (Career Horizons) Keyes, Fenton.
    OPPORTUNITIES IN PSYCHIATRY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Skokie, IL: VGM Career Horizons/National Textbook Company, 1982. One of an excellent series exploring different careers in some depth, each written by an expert in the field under discussion, and illustrated with many photographs.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers..

    Book ID: 22540
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  • (Career Horizons) Sheldon, Roger.
    OPPORTUNITIES IN CARPENTRY.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Skokie, IL: VGM Career Horizons/National Textbook Company, 1981. One of an excellent series exploring different careers in some depth, each written by an expert in the field under discussion, and illustrated with many photographs.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers..

    Book ID: 22538
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  • (Career Horizons) Stern, Benjamin.
    OPPORTUNITIES IN MACHINE SHOP TRADES.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Skokie, IL: VGM Career Horizons/National Textbook Company, 1981. One of an excellent series exploring different careers in some depth, each written by an expert in the field under discussion, and illustrated with many photographs.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers..

    Book ID: 22539
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  • (Career Horizons) Woodburn, John.
    OPPORTUNITIES IN ENERGY CAREERS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Skokie, IL: VGM Career Horizons/National Textbook Company, 1979. One of an excellent series exploring different careers in some depth, each written by an expert in the field under discussion, and illustrated with many photographs.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers..

    Book ID: 22542
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  • MAGIC FOR EVERY ONE. by Carrington, Hereward,
    Carrington, Hereward,
    MAGIC FOR EVERY ONE.

    Edition: First thus.

    Cleveland: Tower / World Publishing, (1942) dj. Hardcover - A collection of Card Tricks, Coin Tricks, and Miscellaneous Magic Tricks, illustrated with drawings. 138 pp.

    Condition: Good in olive green cloth, no dust jacket (binding cracked before title page, age-toning to pages.

    Book ID: 65280
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  • Chilton.
    COLT CHALLENGER - CONQUEST - VISTA, 1971 -1988. (Part No 7037.)

    Edition: Large format trade paperback.

    Radnor, PA: Chilton Books Company, n.d, 1971. Covers all US and Canadian models, including turbo-charged engines and 4-wheel drive. Illustrated - many charts, graphs, drawings - 16 pages in full color. Glossary, index. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-8019-79404.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 25805
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  • CHILTON TOYOTA TERCEL 1984-1994 REPAIR MANUAL. (8595) 68700. by Chilton.
    Chilton.
    CHILTON TOYOTA TERCEL 1984-1994 REPAIR MANUAL. (8595) 68700.

    Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1995. Covers all US and Canadian models. Illustrated. Index. . Part No. (8595) 68700. ISBN: 0-8019-85951.

    Condition: Poor condition (crinkling to pages, dampstaining, soiling to covers, corners creased - this is a copy that looks like it has been used by a mechanic, but could still be useful if you have one of these cares!)

    Book ID: 29223
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  • Comstock, William T.
    TURN-OF-THE CENTURY HOUSE DESIGNS: With Floor Plans, Elevations and Interior Details of 24 Residences

    Edition: Large format trade paperback.

    New York: Dover Publications, (1994.). Facsimile edition of a work originally published in 1893 as 'Suburban and Country Homes.' Houses designed to be both moderate in cost and of high esthetic appeal. Over 130 illustrations, floor plans, elevations, etc.) plus 2 articles: 'Suggestions on House Building' by A. W. Cobb and 'How to Plumb a Suburban Hous by Leonard D. Hosford, which provided the late Victorian era homeowner with valuable advice on sewage disposal. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-486281868.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 31363
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  • Cose, Ellis.
    A MAN'S WORLD: How Real is Male Privilege and How Is Its Price?

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1995.). First edition - Fourth book by this award-winning African American journalist; in it he changes his focus from the discussion of racism to gender issues. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0172061.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 36467
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  • CIVIL ENGINEERING TODAY. by Cressy, Edward.
    Cressy, Edward.
    CIVIL ENGINEERING TODAY.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Oxford University Press, (1938). Hardcover first edition - A look at bridge building, tunnels, hydroelectric projects, dams and more. Illustrated with a frontispiece, 22 glossy plates and numerous drawings and maps. A title in the Pageant of Progress series, 158 pp.

    Condition: Very good (previous owner's name, a few penciled marginal notations at end of book), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73051
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  • GRAPHIC METHODS IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY. by Donn, William L. & John A. Shimer,.
    Donn, William L. & John A. Shimer,.
    GRAPHIC METHODS IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, (1958.). Hardcover first edition - Written primarily for the undergraduate student, this is also designed to be a convenient reference for the professional geologist. Includes orthographic projection, stereographic projection, study of bedded rocks, and more. Illustrated throughout with graphs, geological maps, and mathematical computations. Bibliography, index. viii, 180 pp. plus 2 pp of additional drawings.

    Condition: Very good in original green cloth (pencilled notations on front endpapers -erasable).

    Book ID: 40047
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  • Downs, Marie and O'Leary, Florence
    ELEMENTS OF COSTUME DESIGN for High School Students

    Edition: First printing.

    Milwaukee, WI: Bruce Publishing Co., 1923. Hardcover first edition - An interesting book - "costume" is a term for the clothes of the day for young girls - afternoon dresses, sports wear, etc. Illustrated by Louise Sarrazin. 64 pgs.

    Condition: Only in fair condition: The covers are very soiled, with wear at the corners, edges of spine - previous owner's name in 3 places, some toning to pages, etc. Priced accordingly.

    Book ID: 9101
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  • Echols, Margit
    THE NEW AMERICAN QUILT: An Innovation In Contemporary Quilt Design

    Edition: 2nd printing, a large format trade paperback.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1976.). From the back cover: "Traditionally quilt patterns were a direct outgrowth of the community or personal experience of the quilters, and they became treasured possessions, often handed down from generation to generation. ... Echols goes back to this principle of quilting, showing how the modern quilter can design and draw the patterns for a quilt to reflect personal experience, tasteand environment, whether urban or rural, sophisticated or simple, or to commemorate an important private or community event." Includes detailed explanations of various techniques, templates, directions and illustrated with both line drawings, small black and white photographs, and many full color plates depicting some beautiful quilts. ISBN: 0-38509924X.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 36278
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  • Engler, Nick
    DISPLAY CASES FRAMES AND SHELVES: Build-it-Better Yourself Woodworking Projects.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press Inc, (1989.) dj. Hardcover - Includes 'exploded' detailed drawings, photographs and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for the projects and tips on woodworking techniques. Large format 8 1/2 x 11 inches, 123 pp. ISBN: 0-878578439.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards, no dj.

    Book ID: 38114
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  • FLOWERS THAT WOW: Inspired Arrangements for the Floral Impaired. by Fong, Jonathan.
    Fong, Jonathan.
    FLOWERS THAT WOW: Inspired Arrangements for the Floral Impaired.

    Edition: First printing, a large format trade paperback.

    New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, (2006.). SIGNED first edition - Seventy "dramatic, simple and inexpensive projects" which let budding home florists create distinctive, delightful arrangements for every occasion and holiday, every setting, even every outfit. Complete step-by-step directions plus florist's tips make it easy - there are even how-tos for fixing arrangements gone wrong! Boldly SIGNED on the half title page with "WOW!" Index. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-8230-69850.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 45410
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  • WOODEN BOX AND CRATE CONSTRUCTION. by Forest Products Laboratory.
    Forest Products Laboratory.
    WOODEN BOX AND CRATE CONSTRUCTION.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: National Association of Box Manufacturers, 1921. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive look at all aspects of using wood to build boxes and crates, from types of wood used, box design and testing the crates. Maps, illustrated with many photographs. including of wood grain, and figures. Index. xv, 208 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in olive green cloth with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 87373
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  • BOKOTOLA. by Fuller, Millard.
    Fuller, Millard.
    BOKOTOLA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Piscataway, NJ: New Century Publishers, (1978.). The story of the man who founded what would become Habitat for Humanity - who launched a project for decent and affordable housing in Africa and in South Georgia. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-8329-11798.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 48905
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  • [Glass Making] Sauzay, A.
    WONDERS OF GLASS-MAKING IN ALL AGES (MARVELS) .

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner & Co., 1870. Hardcover first edition - An early and important work on this topic, originally published in French and then in the UK under the title "The Marvels of Glass-Making." Covers all aspects of glass making, including history, goblets and drinking glasses, telescopes, mirrors and looking glasses, windows, Venetian and German glass, filigree glass, frosted or colored glass and more (alphabetical table of contents is actually an index.) Illustrated with 63 engravings on wood. A title in the Illustrated Library of Wonders. 325 pp plus 9 pp of advertisements (including 'specimen illustrations' from other titles in the series.)

    Condition: Good condition overall in embossed red cloth with gilt decorations on the spine. From a college library with a bookplate on front pastedown, one stamp on front endpaper, no other markings - some soiling and wear to the covers, fraying to the ends of the spine; binding is sturdy and tight, contents are very clean. A reasonably attractive copy of a book which is uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 32431
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  • THE WAY OF PING: Journey to the Great Ocean & PING: A Frog in Search of a New Pond . by Gold, Stuart Avery.
    Gold, Stuart Avery.
    THE WAY OF PING: Journey to the Great Ocean & PING: A Frog in Search of a New Pond .

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Newmarket Press. (2009.). First edition - Advance reading copy of 'The Way of Ping' (a parable about taking risks and discovering a new path) bound back to back with the first book 'Ping.' (a parable about adapting to change and overcoming obstacles). Illustrated.

    Condition: Fine in stiff glossy illustrated wrappers

    Book ID: 45599
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  • A CIVIL ACTION. by Harr, Jonathan.
    Harr, Jonathan.
    A CIVIL ACTION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 1995. First edition - Nonfiction account of a legal case in Massachusetts involving toxins from a nearby factory polluting the groundwater and drinking water, and causing a cluster of leukemia cases in the small town involved. The book went into numerous printings, being re-released after an initial slow response, and was made into a very good movie starring John Travolta. National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle Award. 492 pp.

    Condition: Very good in wrappers (some staining to edges of textblock.)

    Book ID: 55415
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