Category: Scientific Instruments


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Planispheric astrolabes from the National Museum of American History.

By: GIBBS, Sharon & George SALIBA.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984.:

Seller ID: S11645

Series: Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, No. 45. 280 x 216 mm. 4to. viii, 231 pp. 130 figs., bibliog., index. Pictorial wrappers; some cover wrinkling, faint stain, corners bumped, faded. Internally very good. View more info

The Marine Chronometer, its History and Development.

By: GOULD, Rupert T.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: (Woodbridge:, Antique Collectors' Club, 1989).: 1989

Seller ID: BL3668

ISBN: 0907462057

8vo. xvi, 401 pp. Portrait frontis., illus., appendices, indices. Gilt-stamped bright blue cloth, dust jacket. Fine. ISBN: 0907462057 Dust jacket present. View more info

Historic Instruments for the Advancement of Science: A Handbook to the Oxford Collections Prepared for the Opening of the Lewis Evans Collection on May 5, 1925.


Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, et al.:, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1925.: 1925

Seller ID: BL1804

FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. (ii), 90 pp. Illustrations. Navy cloth, gilt-stamped spine title. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. First Edition. View more info

Time & Space.

By: GUYE, Samuel & Henri MICHEL.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York:, Praeger, 1971.: 1971

Seller ID: S9629

Square 4to. Tan buckram, brown-stamped spine title, dust-jacket; front hinge broken, jacket torn. Good. View more info

Time & Space, Measuring Instruments from the 15th to the 19th Century.

By: GUYE, Samuel; Henri MICHEL.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York et al:, Praeger, (1971).: 1971

Seller ID: BL3291

Oblong 4to. 289 pp. Profusely illus. (20 color tipped-in plates), index. Black-stamped linen cloth, dust-jacket; jacket tail frayed. Burndy bookplate. Very good. Deals with clocks, measuring instruments, terrestrial and celestial globes, armillary spheres and planetarium, astrolabes, sundials, clepsydras, hour-glasses, and topographical instruments. View more info

Scales and Weights: A Historical Outline.

By: KISCH, Bruno.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Haven and London:, Yale University Press, (1966).: 1966

Seller ID: BL1026

Second printing. 8vo. xxi, 297 pp. Photos, illustrations, tables, indexes. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket; jacket slightly worn with stain to rear cover, else fine. Burndy bookplate. View more info

Geomagnetic Instruments before 1900: an illustrated account of their construction and use.


Price: $75.00

Publisher: (London):, Harriet Wynter, 1980.: 1980

Seller ID: BL3037

ISBN: 0950725803

Limited edition of 500 copies. 8vo. [viii] 75 pp. Illus. 16 plates, 19 + figures. Silver-stamped blue cloth, dust-jacket; jacket edges slightly rubbed. Burndy bookplate. Very good+. SCARCE. McConnell started the Geophysics Gallery at the Science Museum, London. ISBN: 0950725803. View more info

Chronometer Makers of the World.

By: MERCER, Tony.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Colchester, Essex:, N.A.G. Press, (1991).: 1991

Seller ID: BL3677

ISBN: 0719802407

8vo. x, 291 pp. Illus., including color, index. Gilt-stamped blue cloth, dust jacket. Fine. ISBN: 0719802407 Dust jacket present. View more info

Georg Scheutz and the First Printing Calculator.


Price: $13.95

Publisher: Washington:, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977.: 1977

Seller ID: BL1035

Series: Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, No. 36. 4to. iii, 74 pp. Photos, illustrations, index. Printed wrappers; wrappers lightly yellowed, else very good. Burndy bookplate. View more info

Scientific Instruments in Art and History; Translated by R. E. W. Maddison and Francis R. Maddison.

By: MICHEL, Henri.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York:, Viking, (1967).: 1967

Seller ID: BL3678

29 cm. 208 pp. Mostly color illustrations, index; minor margin bumps pp.100-23. Gilt-stamped natural linen, dust jacket; jacket edges slight rubbed. Near fine. Dust jacket present. View more info

The history of the barometer.

By: MIDDLETON, W. E. Knowles:

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Baltimore:, The John Hopkins Press, (1964).: 1964

Seller ID: BL3679

8vo. xx, 489 pp. Illus., appendix, index. Blue-stamped green cloth, dust jacket; corners dented, jacket extremities frayed, spine sunned. Very good. Dust jacket present. View more info

The Experimenters: a study of the Aacademia del Cimento.

By: MIDDLETON, W.E. Knowles.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Baltimore & London:, Johns Hopkins Press, (1971).: 1971

Seller ID: RH1391

8vo. xiv, 415 pp. Illus., index; numerous critical pencil and ink marginal notes by Hahn. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket worn. Ownership signature of Roger Hahn. View more info

A Catalogue of Instruments and Models in the Possession of the American Philosophical Society. . .Assisted by David Davies.

By: MULTHAUF, Robert P. (compiler).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, American Philosophical Society, 1961.: 1961

Seller ID: BL1861

Series: Memoirs of the APS, Vol. 53. 8vo. xi, 80 pp. Frontis., photos. Dark blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket; jacket a bit worn. Burndy bookplate. Very good. View more info

Chaucer's Romaunt of the Rose and Boece, Treatise on the Astrolabe, Equatorie of the Planetis, Lost Works, and Chaucerian Apocrypha; an annotated bibliography 1900 to 1985.

By: PECK, Russell A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto:, University of Toronto Press, (1988).: 1988

Seller ID: BL2758

ISBN: 0802024939

8vo. xviii, 402 pp. Index. Scarlet gilt and black stamped cloth. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0802024939 View more info

The Chamber of Physics: Instruments in the History of Sciences Collections of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm.

By: PIPPING, Gunnar.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Stockholm:, Almquist & Wiskell, (1977).:

Seller ID: S11215

ISBN: 9171900004

Series: Bidrag Till Kungl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Historia, XII. 8vo. 250 pp. 42 plates, pages mostly uncut. Printed wrappers, dust-jacket; jacket extremities lightly rubbed, foot a bit torn. Very good. ISBN: 9171900004 View more info

English Land Measuring to 1800: Instruments and Practices.


Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cambridge (MA) and London:, Society for the History of Technology and M.I.T. Press, (1966).: 1966

Seller ID: BL1880

Series: History of Technology and Culture, No. 2. 8vo. x, 214 pp. Illustrations, index. Quarter black cloth with green cloth sides, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. View more info

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The Naming of the Telescope.

By: ROSEN, Edward.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, Henry Schuman, (1947).: 1947

Seller ID: S12322

Sm. 8vo. xvi, 110 pp. 15 illus. (including frontis.), index. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket edges worn. Very good. View more info

A History of Machine Tools 1700-1910.

By: STEEDS, William.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Oxford:, Clarendon Press, 1969.: 1969

Seller ID: S12794

First edition. Extra-large 8vo. xx, 181 pp. 51 figure drawings, index, 153 photographic plates (double sided) on glossy paper. Red gilt-stamped cloth, dust-jacket; jacket rubbed else fine. Rare. Profusely illus. with "over 200 plates and drawings from relatively inaccessible. . . sources." A valuable resource for the "economic historians interested in the development of a very important class of modern capital goods," that is machine tools from the 16th century to their historical maturity in the early 20th century. – Book review by Nathan Rosenberg from The Journal of ... View more info

Terrestrial and Celestial Globes: Their History and Construction, Including a Consideration of Their Value as Aids in the Study of Geography and Astronomy.

By: STEVENSON, Edward Luther.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New Haven & London:, Yale University Press & Oxford University Press, 1921.: 1921

Seller ID: BL1058

Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. Series: Publications of the Hispanic Society of America, No. 86. 8vo. xxvi, 218; xi, 291 pp. Frontis., two color title (printed in red and black), numerous plates, index. Reddish-brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; top front cover corner bumped on Vol. I. Burndy bookplate; small rubber stamp at rear (released). Very good. Limited to 1,000 copies. Original and best edition of this standard work. First Edition. View more info

Early Scientific Instruments: Europe 1400-1800.

By: TURNER, Anthony.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: (London):, Sotheby's, (1987).: 1987

Seller ID: S6171

4to. 320 pp. Profusely illustrated with 330 illustrations (some color), bibliog., index. Cloth, dust jacket. Fine. Dust jacket present. View more info