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1 al-HASSAN, Ahmad Y.; Donald R. HILL. Islamic technology; An illustrated history.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press & Paris: Unesco, (1986). 9231022946 / 9789231022944 
8vo. xiv, 304 pp. Frontis., illus., index. Black-stamped pale greenish-gray cloth, dust-jacket; jacket edges slightly rubbed. Burndy bookplate. Very good. ISBN: 9231022946; 0521263336 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 ALDER, Ken. The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World.
Old Tappan, New Jersey: The Free Press, (2002). 074321675X / 9780743216753 
8vo. x, 422 pp. Illus., index. Cloth, dust-jacket. Very good. “Alder delivers a triple whammy with this elegant history of technology, acute cultural chronicle and riveting intellectual adventure built around Delambre’s and Mechain's famed meridian expedition of 1792-1799 to calculate the length of the meter.” - Publishers Weekly. ISBN: 074321675X / 0-7432-1675-X 
Price: 4.00 USD
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3 ARCHER, Gleason Leonard. Big business and Radio.
New York: The American Historical Company, (1939). 1939 
Thick 8vo. vi, 503 pp. Photo plates, index. Silver cloth, blue stamped cover title, silver stamped blue spine label, dust-jacket; jacket worn. Burndy bookplate. Very good. Scarce in jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 ARTZ, Frederick B. The Development of Technical Education in France 1500-1850.
Cambridge: Society for the History of Technology, (1966). 1966 
208 x 145 mm. 8vo. x, 274 pp. Index. Black cloth-backed red cloth, dust jacket; jacket spine faded. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 BASALLA, George. The rise of modern science. External or internal factors?
Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath & Co., (1968). 1968 
8vo. xvi, 109 pp. Printed wrappers; cover damaged. Very good. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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6 BESTERMAN, Theodore. Technology Including Patents. A Bibliography of Bibliographies.
Totowa: Rowman and Littlefield, 1971. 1971 
Two volumes. 8vo. 368; 369-681 pp. Bibliog. Green cloth, gilt spines. FINE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 BOETTINGER, Henry M. The Telephone Book: Bell, Watson, Vail and American Life, 1876-1976. Special Photography by Richard A. Steinberg.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY: Riverwood, (1977). 1977 0914762095 / 9780914762096 
4to. (192) pp. Profusely illustrated (many images in color, some fold-out), index. Dark blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Very good. ISBN: 0914762095 
Price: 5.00 USD
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8 BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868). "Demonstration of the fundamental property of the lever."
Extracted from: The Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 6, [1812]. 1812 
285 x 226 mm. 4to. Pages (397)-404. 1 engraved folding plate. Dis-bound. Very good. FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTY OF THE LEVER Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 184. See: DSB, II, pp. 451-454. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 BRIGGS, Asa. The Power of Steam; an illustrated history of the world’s steam age.
(Chicago): University of Chicago Press, (1982). 1982 0226074951 / 9780226074955 
27 cm. 208 pp. Profusely illus., index. Gilt-stamped black cloth, dust jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0226074951 Dust jacket present. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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10 BRIGHT, Arthur A. The Electric-Lamp Industry; Technological Change and Economic Development from 1800-1947.
New York: Macmillan, 1949. 
First printing. 8vo. xxviii, 526 pp. 43 figures, 55 tables, appendices, bibliography, index. White and red-stamped gray cloth, dust-jacket; jacket worn. Burndy bookplate. Very good. Bright worked at the MIT Radiation Lab. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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11 BROSE, Eric Dorn. Technology and Science in the Industrializing Nations, 1500-1914.
Atlantic Highlands: Humanities Press, (1998). 1998 0391039733 / 9780391039735 
First printing. Series: Control of Nature. 8vo. x, 104 pp. Illustrations, index. Beige cloth, black stamped cover and spine titles. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. ISBN: 0391039733 First Edition. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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12 BRUMBAUGH, Robert S. Ancient Greek Gadgets and Machines.
Westport: Greenwood Press, (1975). 0837174279 / 9780837174273 
Reprint. 8vo. xiv, 152 pp. Illus., bibliography, index. Brown-stamped beige cloth. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0837174279 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 BURLINGAME, Roger. March of the Iron Men; a social history of union through invention.
New York: Universal Library, (1938). 1938 
8vo. xvi, 500 pp. Portrait frontis., illus., index. Printed wrappers; worn. Good. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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14 BURNS, Andrew B. & James A. PLASCYK. Lunar alightment systems investigation. Technical documentary report ASD-TDR-63-454.
Stamford, Connecticut: American Machine & Foundry Company, June 1963. 1963 
4to. viii, 137 pp. 36 figs., 9 tables. Quarter black cloth, printed wrappers. Very good. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Burr & Hyde. The great industries of the United States: being an historical summary of the origin, growth, and perfection of the chief industrial arts of this country: by Horace Greely, Leon Case, Edward Howland, John B. Gough, Philip Ripley, F. B. Perkins, J. B. Lyman, Albert Brisbane, Rev. E. E. Hall, and other eminent writers upon political and social economy, mechanics, manufactures, etc., etc.
Hartford: J. B. Burr & Hyde; Chicago and Cincinnati: J. B. Burr, Hyde, 1872. 1872 
227 x 156 mm. Thick 8vo. 1304 pp. Added engraved title, 509 figs. (including some on plates), index; lightly foxed. Contemporary full calf, black leather spine labels, raised bands, gilt spine. Very good. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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16 CARDWELL, D.S.L. Turning Points in Western Technology; a study of technology science and history.
(Canton): Watson Publishing International, 1991. 0881350699 / 9780881350692 
8vo. xi, 244 pp. Illustrations, index. Pictorial printed wrappers. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0881350699 
Price: 2.00 USD
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17 CHANNELL, David F. (b. 1945). The vital machine; a study of technology and organic life.
New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. 1991 
8vo. xi, 192 pp. 11 plates, index. Quarter cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket. Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 DAVIS, Watson. The Century of Science.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1963). 1963 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 313 pp. Photos, index. Orange cloth, purple spine title, dust-jacket; jacket rubbed. Burndy bookplate. Very good. First Edition. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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19 d’ALEMBERT, Jean le Rond (1717-1783). TraitĂ© de dynamique, dans lequel les loix de l’équilibre & du Mouvement des Corps sont rĂ©duites au plus petit nombre possible, & dĂ©montrĂ©es d’une maniĂ©re nouvelle, & oĂą l’on donne un Principe gĂ©nĂ©ral pour trouver le Mouvement de plusieurs Corps qui agissent les uns sur les autres, d’une maniĂ©re quelconque.
Paris: David l’ainĂ©, 1743. 1743 
Small 4to. [4], xxvi, [2], 186, [2] pp. 4 folding plates. Original full tree calf, raised bands, gilt-stamped spine panels, original gilt-stamped red morocco spine label; extremities showing wear, upper joint splitting (cords holding). Bookplate of Andras Gedeon, catalog label of FrĂ©res Perisse. Very good. FIRST EDITION OF D’ALEMBERT’S GREAT WORK ON MECHANICS. This first published work of d’Alembert is a landmark in the history of mechanics. In his TraitĂ© de dynamique, he recognized that a scientific revolution had occurred and set out to formalize the new science of mechanics – an accomplishment often misattributed to Newton. “It reduces the laws of the motion of bodies to a law of equilibrium. Its statement that, the internal forces of inertia must be equal and opposite to the forces that produce the acceleration, is still known as d’Alembert’s principle. This principle is applied to many phenomena and, in particular, to the theory of the motion of fluids.” [PMM]. In this work, D’Alembert discusses his three laws of motion: inertia, the parallelogram of motion, and equilibrium. The TraitĂ© reduced the laws of the motion of bodies to a law of equilibrium. It has become useful in the solution of many technical and mechanical problems. D’Alembert, in addition to being a mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher was also co-editor with Denis Diderot of the EncyclopĂ©die. D’Alembert’s method for the wave equation is also named after him. Provenance: AvĂ©ros (signature on title-page) – from the catalogue of the FrĂ©res Perisse, imprimeur-libraires (near contemporary label inside front cover). References: Honeyman Sale, no. 803; Haskell F. Norman 31; Printing and the mind of man, 195; Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca mechanica, p.7; Rouse & Ince, History of Hydraulics, (1957), pp. 94, 100; Poggendorf I, 28; Timoshenko, History of Strength of Materials, (1953), p. 35; Wellcome II, p. 28. First Edition. 
Price: 6200.00 USD
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20 DIBNER, Bern. The Victoria and the Triton.
Norwalk, CT: Burndy Library, 1962. 1962 
273 x 210 mm. 4to. 58 pp. Figs., bibliog. Pictorial wrappers. Very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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