Category: Engineering


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Image for A Respectable Ditch: A History of the Trent-Severn Waterway 1833-1920.

A Respectable Ditch: A History of the Trent-Severn Waterway 1833-1920.

By: ANGUS, James T.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Kingston and Montreal:, McGill-Queen's University Press, (1988).: 1988

Seller ID: BL1313

ISBN: 0773505970

8vo. xiv, 455 pp. Photos, index. Pictorial cloth, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0773505970 View more info

A Social History of Engineering.


Price: $10.00

Publisher: London:, Faber and Faber, (1961).: 1961

Seller ID: BL3110

8vo. 378 pp. Illus., appendices, index; pp.5-9 bottom corner nick fold. Gilt-stamped blue cloth, dust-jacket; extremities slightly rubbed. Burndy bookplate. Very good. View more info

Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation.


Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York and London:, W.W. Norton, (2005).: 2005

Seller ID: S9587

ISBN: 0393052338

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 448 pp. Double frontis. map of the Erie Canal (1825), illustrations, plates, index. Quarter blue paper spine with beige paper sides, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Fine. ISBN: 0393052338 First Edition. View more info

The mechanical engineer in America, 1830-1910; professional cultures in conflict.

By: CALVERT, Monte A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Baltimore:, Johns Hopkins Press, (1967).: 1967

Seller ID: BL1573

8vo. xviii, 296 pp. Figs., bibliog., index. Quarter mustard cloth over brown boards, black-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. Dust jacket present. View more info

Lives of the Philadelphia Engineers: Capital, Class and Revolution, 1830-1890.

By: DAWSON, Andrew.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: (Aldershot, UK):, Ashgate, (2004).: 2004

Seller ID: S11303

ISBN: 0754633969

Series: Modern Economic and Social History. 8vo. xii, 302 pp. 20 figures, 5 tables, 2 charts, index, bibliography. Pictorial paper-backed boards. Burndy Library bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0754633969 From the cover: "By rejecting the conventional viewpoint that timid manufacturers were conservative supporters of the plantation South and insisting that workshop owners rejected slavery, this study reinvigorates one of the Civil War's enduring interpretative battles. Of interest to scholars of business, economic, social, labour, education, urban and Civil War history, it will no doubt stimulate f... View more info

Richard Trevithick, the engineer and the man.


Price: $125.00

Publisher: Cambridge [UK]:, The University press, 1934.: 1934

Seller ID: BL1588

First edition. 8vo. xvii, 290 pp. 41 figs., bibliog., index. Teal cloth, black-stamped spine title, dust jacket; lower corner bumped, rear hinge cracked, jacket soiled. Burndy bookplate. Very good. Rare in jacket. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Image for Motion Study; a method for increasing the efficiency of the workman.

Motion Study; a method for increasing the efficiency of the workman.

By: GILBRETH, Frank Bunker (1868-1924).

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York:, D. Van Nostrand, 1911.: 1911

Seller ID: S11975

Sm. 8vo. xxiii, 116, ads. 38, [2] pp. Green cloth; freckling, top edge soiled. Good. Ownership signature of W.L. Gifford, Honolulu, ca. 1913. First edition. A key book in the history of industrial psychology and efficiency management. Gilbreth, who had worked with Taylor, here sets forth the general principles first articulated in his groundbreaking 1909 book on bricklaying. See: Price, Brian, "Frank and Lillian Gilbreth and the Motion Study Controversy, 1907-1930," in: A Mental Revolution: Scientific Management since Taylor, Daniel Nelson, ed. The Ohio State University Press, 1990. F... View more info

The behavior of engineering metals.


Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York:, John Wiley & Sons; London: Chapman & Hall, (1951).: 1951

Seller ID: S2193

235 x 157 mm. 8vo. xvi, 395 pp. 17 tables, 58 figs., indexes. Navy cloth, dust-jacket; jacket chipped, rear inner hinge cracked. Very good. View more info

London Docks 1800-1980; a civil engineering history.

By: GREEVES, Ivan S.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London:, Thomas Telford, (1980).: 1980

Seller ID: BL2697

ISBN: 0727701142

8vo. xii, 155 pp. Frontis., illus., index. Gilt-stamped brown cloth, dust jacket; pencil note on rear free endpapers. Fine. ISBN: 0727701142 Dust jacket present. View more info

Conquests of Engineering.

By: HALL, Cyril.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow:, Blackie & son, n.d.:

Seller ID: S9695

8vo. viii, 288 pp. Frontis., 32 illus. Original green cloth, white-stamped cover and spine titles; small tear at headcap. Very good. View more info

Hand book of calculations for engineers and firemen. Relating to the steam engine, the steam boiler, pumps, shafting, etc. . ..


Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York:, Theodore Audel, 1903.: 1903

Seller ID: S0081

215 x 143 mm. 8vo. xi, 12-330, [14, ads] pp. Frontis. port. of James Watt, 146 figs., tables, index. Blind- and gilt-stamped green cloth, t.e.g. Very good. View more info

Coulomb's Memoir on Statics: An Essay in the History of Civil Engineering.

By: HEYMAN, Jacques.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, 1972.: 1972

Seller ID: BL1813

ISBN: 0521083958

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. ix, 212 pp. Plate, figs., indexes. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. Coulomb's Essay laid the foundations for the modern science of soil mechanics. This edition contains a facsimile with an annotated English translation. ISBN: 0521083958 First Edition. View more info

A history of engineering in classical and medieval times.

By: HILL, Donald.

Price: $2.95

Publisher: LaSalle, IL:, Open Court Publishing, (1984).: 1984

Seller ID: S10828

ISBN: 0812691431

8vo. 263 pp. Printed wrappers. Ownership signature on ffep. Very good. ISBN: 0812691431 View more info

Herbert Hoover: A Register of His Papers in the Hoover Institution Archives. Compiled by Elena S. Danielson and Charles G. Palm.

By: HOOVER, Herbert (1874-1964).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Stanford, CA:, Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, (1983).: 1983

Seller ID: BL2296

ISBN: 0817926313

Series: Hoover Press Bibliographical Series 63. Tall 8vo. xix, 216 pp. Sea green cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0817926313 View more info

A Century of Electricals, a brief history of the electrical engineers 1884-1984.

By: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, IEEE Center for the History of Electrical Engineering, 1984.: 1984

Seller ID: BL3428

28 cm., 48[4] pp. Illustrated. Printed wrappers; light wear. Burndy Library ink stamp. Near fine. RARE. View more info

Great American Bridges and Dams. Foreword by David McCullough.

By: JACKSON, Donald C.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: (Washington, D.C.):, Preservation Press, (1988).: 1988

Seller ID: BL1969

ISBN: 0891331298

First printing. Tall 8vo. 357, [3] pp. Photos and illustrations, index. Printed wrappers. Burndy bookplate. Fine. At the head of the title: A National Trust Guide. ISBN: 0891331298 First Edition. View more info

The Welland Canals and Their Communities: Engineering, Industrial, and Urban Transformation.

By: JACKSON, John N.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo, London:, University of Toronto Press, (1997).: 1997

Seller ID: BL2221

ISBN: 0802009336

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xvi, 535 pp. Photos, 13 maps, 11 tables, index. Gray cloth, red stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0802009336 First Edition. View more info

Port and Harbour Engineering.

By: JARVIS, Adrian (ed.).

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Aldershot, et al.:, Ashgate, (1998).: 1998

Seller ID: BL2160

ISBN: 0860787559

Series: Studies in the History of Civil Engineering, Vol. 6. 8vo. xxxiv, 416 pp. Photos and illustrations, tables, indexes. Red cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0860787559 View more info

Civil Engineering Heritage, Eastern and Central New England.

By: LABRUM, E. A. (ed.).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (London:, Thomas Telford for the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1994).: 1994

Seller ID: BL3800

ISBN: 072771970X

Series: Civil Engineering Heritage. 8vo. [vi], 282 pp. Illustrations, indices. Original printed wrappers. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 072771970X View more info

Rise of the New York Skyscraper, 1865-1913.

By: LANDAU, Sarah Bradford & Carl W. CONDIT.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New Haven and London:, Yale University Press, (1996).: 1996

Seller ID: BL2572

ISBN: 0300064446

First printing. 4to. xvi, 478 pp. Photos and illustrations, index. Gray paper boards, silver stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Fine. ISBN: 0300064446 First Edition. View more info