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Valuable Secrets Concerning Arts and Trades: or, Approved Directions, from the best Artists...
1795
 

Collection of Facts and Documents Relative to the Project of a Bridge from South Street in Boston to Dorchester Neck, and the Annexation of that Peninsula to the Town of Boston.
1805
 

Valuable Secrets in Arts, Trades, &c. Selected from the Best Authors and Adapted to the Situation of the United States.
1816
 

Davis & Kidder's Patent Magneto Electric Machine for Nervous Diseases. Patented Aug. 1, 1854. Manufactured and Sold by W.H. Burnap, New York. 10" x 4.5" x 4.5". Cherry with brass fittings, crank and electrodes. Complete.
1854
 

Enterprise Petroleum and Coal Mining Company. [Caption title].
1865
 

List of Patterns of Gears, Pulleys, Etc., Belonging to the Lawrence Machine Shop, Lawrence, Mass.
1856
 

New York Oil Distributor’s Ledger. Shipping from Hunter’s Point, New York. January 1, 1863 to July 26, 1865. 125 pp. Large folio. Stationer’s sticker on endpaper: B.F. Corlies & Macy, 33 Nassau St., NY. List of amounts of “Revenue Stamps for Warehouse Receipts” pasted on front endpaper. Lined paper. Conemp. calf cover with leather tips. Printed pages with ink in a neat hand. Binding worn, hinges weak.
1863
 

The Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Pittsburgh, Pa....
1886
 

INGENIERIA Moderna Panamericana. Vol. I, # 7-Vol. II. January-December 1910. Large 4to. Pp. 207-398 & 164 pp., plus numerous ads.
1910
 

Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Tax receipt for a Two Wheeled Vehicle. January 31, 1815. No. 1540. Signature of Levi Thaxter, Collector for the Tenth District. Sheet 6.5" x 7.5." Printed and holograph, ink. Browned, edges uneven. Very good.
1815
 

An Act to Incorporate the American Atlantic Steam Navigation Company of the City of New-York. Passed February 23d, 1839. [Caption title; lacking title leaf?]
1839
 

Geology Notes/Text from Mid-19th Century England. Sm. folio. Contemp. cloth backed marbled boards (boards worn), very sound. 175 pp. Hand drawn illustrations. Ink, with pencil corrections. 14 pp. section upside down, and 2 pages in German. A few cut outs.
1860
 

Deposition of Timothy Baxter (signature) Regarding Gilbert Brewster Inventor of Textile Machinery. Nathan Stone, Justice of the Peace, Berlin, Jefferson, Vermont. August 21, 1813. Copied, Benj. Swan, Clerk of the Supreme Court, August 1813. Sheet 12.5 x 14.5 inches, folded in half, 2 pp. Ink. Slight tears at fold and discoloration at edge.
1813
 

Patent Rights and Territory Deed, signed William W. Jackson to William Lowther. Lewis County, Virginia. Sept 28, 1831. Docketed. Sheet 8.5 x 13 inches. 1 p. Ink. Backed with archival tissue. Slight edge fraying.
1831
 

Agassiz Association Papers. An Organization for the Study of Science. Manuscript, printed material, and correspondence. 1889 - 1900. 179 pp. Member Reports to the Agassiz Association, Chestnut Hill Chapter and Weare Chapter. Plus 57 Hand Written Reports, most 6 x 9 inches. 98 pp. 1890 -1900. Some browned and stained, overall very good. (Description continued below).
1890
 

Jonathan Tayntor’s Book, New Haven, Connecticut. Jany 28, 1840 (inscription on flyleaf). Includes Accounts of Brewster & Collis, Carriage Makers 1835-1840 (40 pp.), and Schoolteacher’s Accounts ,1840-1842 (104 pp.). Notebook, Contemp. marbled boards, red calf spine & tips. Sq. 8vo. Spine slightly separating, some signatures loose. Legible ink.
1840
 

Adjourned Auction Sale of the Vermont Copper Mines. [Caption title]. Oblong 4to. broadside.
1887
 

Davis' Telephone. The Only Practical and at the Same Time Cheap Instrument in Use[.] Warranted To Work Perfectly at the Distance of 1000 Feet [caption].
1880
 

ABBOT, JOS. HALE. An Attempt to Determine by Experimental Research the True Theory of the Pneumatic Paradox...
1840
 

ABDILL, DAVID. A New Theory of the Weather; and Practical Views on Astronomy. With a Description of the Constellations....Also, a New and Important Mode of Calculating the Weather, and a General View of the Atmosphere, and Formation of Clouds, Rain, Snow, Frost, Dew, &c, &c. Accompanied with a Dictionary of Philosophical Terms.
1842
 

ADAMS, C.B. First-Second-Third Annual Report of the Geology of the State of Vermont.
1845
 

ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. An Oration Delivered Before the Cincinnati Astronomical Society, on the Occasion of the Laying the Corner Stone of an Astronomical Observatory, on the 10th of November, 1843.
1843
 

AGASSIZ, LOUIS. On Extraordinary Fishes from California, Constituting a New Family.
1853
 

AGASSIZ, LOUIS. Memoires de la Soociete des Sciences Naturelles de Neuchatel. Premier Volume, in-Quarto, Avec Planches. Prospectus. [Caption title]. Large 4to. broadsheet.
1835
 

AGASSIZ, LOUIS. On Extraordinary Fishes From California, Constituting a New Family. Extracted from the American Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. XVI, Second Series. Nov., 1853.
1853
 

ALLEN, ZACHARIAH. The Science of Mechanics, as Applied to the Present Improvements in the Useful Arts.
1829
 

ALLEN, ZACHARIAH. The Practical Tourist, or Sketcches of the State of the Useful Arts, and of Society, Scenery, &c. &c. in Great Britain, France and Holland. In Two Volumes.
1832
 

AMERICAN AUTOMATIC S Descriptive Notice of the Steam Heating Apparatus Patented by Stephen J. Gold....
1855
 

ANON. Manual of the Practical Naturalist; or Directions for Collecting, Preparing, and Preserving Subjects of Natural History. Containing instructions and recipes according to the most approved methods for taking and stuffing Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles. Selecting, preserving, and arranging Insects, Minerals, Plants, Shells, &c. &c.
1831
 

ANON. Valuable Secrets in Arts, Trades, &c. Selected from the Best Authors. And Adapted to the Situation of the United States.
1816
 

ANON. Valuable Secrets, Concerning Arts and Trades, or, Approved Directions from the best Artists...with an Appendix, Containing Valuable Selections, in Addition to, and never before published in this Work.
1798
 

ANON. Historical and Scientific Sketches of Michigan....
1834
 

ANON. The Young Engineer. A Memoir of Frank Russell Firth, with a Sketch of the Life of Otis Everett Allen, and an Introduction by Rev. Edward Everett Hale.
1874
 

ANON. The Book of Wonders, or Secrets and Patents Revealed. The original cost of these Secrets exceeded $75.00. Seventh Edition. Copyrighted.
1862
 

ATWELL, ROBERT LeROY U.S. Submarine School. Electrical Department Laboratory Reports by R.L. Atwell. 13 Reports. October 8 - October 24, 1918. 8 x 10.5 inches, paper covers, 130 pp. Cover of report one is slightly tattered with worm holes--remainder of reports browned but very good.
1918
 

AUTOMOBILE STREET SW Automobile Street Sweeping Company[.] Subscription to $200,000 Treasury Stock...[Caption title].
1920
 

BABBITT, ISAAC. American and English Reports, References and Certificates Concerning the Patent Box Lined with Soft Metal, Invented by...Printed for the Patentee.
1848
 

BACHE, A.D. Safety Apparatus for Steam Boilers. With an account of the Experiments Made Upon It, by the Committee on Explosions of the Franklin Institute. [Wrapper title].
1832
 

BAIRD, MARY. MRS. SP ALS June 12, 1854 to D.E.C. Bidwell of Maquoketa, Iowa. Washington DC. 12mo. 2 pp. Blue paper, stamped Smithsonian Institution.
1854
 

BALDWIN, LOAMMI. Sewall's Falls Locks and Canal. Col. Loammi Baldwin's Report: Embracing His Survey and Estimates of the Water Power and Manufacturing Privileges Owned by...on the East Side of Merrimack River, Concord, N.H....
1839
 

BANCROFT, EDWARD. Experimental Researches Concerning the Philosophy of Permanent Colours; and the Best Means of Producing Them, by Dyeing, Calico Printing, &c. Vol. I-II.
1814
 

BARRINGER, D.M. A Description of Minerals of Commercial Value. A Practical Reference-book for the Miner, Prospector, and Business Man...
1897
 

BEMAN, DAVID. The Mysteries of Trade, or the Great Sources of Wealth: Containing Receipts and Patents in Chemistry and Manufacturing; with Practical Observations on the Useful Arts.
1825
 

BENSON, LAWRENCE S. Philosophic Reviews. Darwin Answered: Or, Evolution a Myth. Geometrical Dissertation. Notes on Definitions.
1875
 

BLACKSTONE CANAL. Account of the Proposed Canal from Worcester to Providence, Conaining the Report of the Engineer: Together with some remarks upon Inland Navigation. Published by order of the Committee for the County of Worcester.
1825
 

BOWDITCH, NATHANIEL Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch. Originally Prefixed to the Fourth Volume of the Mecanique Celeste. Second Edition.
1840
 

BOWDOIN, JAMES. A Philosophical Discourse, Addressed to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences...
1780
 

BOYLE, ROBERT. Occasional Reflections upon Several Subjects....
1665
 

BREWSTER, DAVID Edit The Edinburgh Encyclopedia...the First American Edition...in Eighteen Volumes. [Plus Plate volume].
1832
 

BREWSTER, DAVID. Plates Illustrative of Ferguson's Astronomy; and of the Twelve Supplementary Chapters.
1817
 

BUCHANAN, JOS. RODES Periodicity the Absolute Law of the Entire Universe...
1897
 

BULL, MARCUS. A Defence of the Experiments to Determine the Comparative Value of the Principal Varieties of Fuel Used in the United States, and also in Europe....
1828
 

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY O Circular.
1853
 

CASS, LEWIS. Address...before the Association of the Alumni of Hamilton College...
1830
 

CAVALLO, TIBERIUS. The Elements of Natural or Experimental Philosophy. First American Edition, with Additional Notes, Selected from Various Authors, by F.X. Brosius. In Two Volumes.
1813
 

CHACE, GEORGE IDE 18 “Lectures on Geology by Prof. George I. Chace, Brown University, Providence, RI”. Ca. 1864. 145 pp. 8vo. Lined notebook with contemp. paper board cover, front cover detached. Hand written ink & pencil. Includes a few scraps of notes on German language.
1864
 

CHANNING, WALTER. A Plea for Pure Water: Being Letter to Henry Williams...with an Address "To the Citizens of Boston," by Mr. H. Williams.
1844
 

CHANNING, WILLIAM F. In the Matter of Wm. F. Channing & Moses G. Farmer, for the Extension of Letters Patent, Issued to Wm. F. Channing, as Assignee of Himself and...Farmer...[Wrapper title].
1871
 

CHAPMAN, L.L. Chapman's Principia; or, Nature's First Principles. Theory of Universal Electro-Magnetism, Simplified....Exposing the Numerous Discrepancies of the Popular (Erroneously so called) Newtonian Theory of Gravitation Alone Without Repulsion....Vol. I. [all]. Second Edition--Revised by the Author.
1855
 

CHAPTAL, M.I.A. Elements of Chemistry...Translated from the French. Second American Edition. Three Volumes in One.
1801
 

CHAUNCEY, CHARLES, J An Oration, Delivered Before the Society of Phi B K; at Their Anniversary meeting, in...New Haven, on the Evening Preceding Commencement...1797.
1797
 

CHURCHMAN, WILLIAM H The Air We Breathe: Being an Essay Upon the Sources, Prevalence, Nature and Morbific Influence of Atmospheric Impurities, as Well as the Principles of Ventilation, and the Most Approved Appliances for Warming Buildings. Read Before the Western Social Science Association at Its Annual Meeting in Chicago, Held June 7 and 8, 1870.
1871
 

CLARK, EDWARD. Description of a Plan for Navigating the Rapids in Rivers, with an Account of Some Experiments, Instituted to Establish Its Practicability.
1823
 

COLES, BENJAMIN. A Memoir on the Subject of the Wheat and Flour of the State of New-York....
1820
 

COWELL, BENJAMIN. Ancient Documents Relative to the Old Grist-Mill, with Some Remarks on the Opinions of Messrs. Hunter and Greene, Counsel Employed by the Town to Examine the Same.
1829
 

COXE, JOHN REDMAN. The Emporium of Arts & Sciences. Vol. I, # 1-6; vol. II, # 7-12; NS, vol. I, # 1-3 (three consecutive volumes, complete).
1812
 

CUSHING, SAMUEL B. Report of Samuel B. Cushing, Esq., Civil Engineer, Respecting the Harbor of Van Buren, on Lake Erie, in the County of Chautauque, and State of New York. Made July, 1836...with a chart of that harbor, and also a chart of the harbor of Dunkirk...
1836
 

CUTBUSH, JAMES. The American Artist's Manual, or Dictionary of Practical Knowledge in the Application of Philosophy to the Arts and Manufactures...
1814
 

DANA, JAMES FREEMAN. An Epitome of Chymical Philosophy; Being an Extended Syllabus...Delivered at Dartmouth College; and Intended as a Text-Book for Students.
1825
 

DANA, SAMUEL L. Manures: a Prize Essay.
1844
 

DAVY, HUMPHRY. Consolations in Travel, or the Last Days of a Philosopher. With a Sketch of the Author's Life, and Notes, by Jacob Green, M.D.
1830
 

DAVY, SIR HUMPHRY. Elements of Agricultural Chemistry, in a Course of Lectures for the Board of Agriculture. Second Edition.
1814
 

DIGEON, L. Avertisseur Universel. Brevete S.G.D.G. en France et a L'Etranger.
1888
 

DILWORTH, THOMAS. The Schoolmaster's Assistant: Being a Complete System of Practical Arithmetic....To which is added, a Compendious System of Practical Gauging...Second Edition. By Robert Patterson.
1805
 

DOLBEAR, PROF. A.E. The Telephone: an Account of the Phenomena of Electricity, Magnetism, and Sound, as Involved in Its Action. With Directions for Making a Speaking Telephone.
1877
 

DURFEE, JOB. Oration Delivered Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Brown University … on Commencement Day, September 6, 1843.
1843
 

DUTTON, LIEUT. CLARE The Chemistry of the Bessemer Process. Read Before the American Association for the Advancement of Science, at Troy, N.Y., August 20, 1870.
1870
 

EATON, AMOS. Philosophical Instructor: or Webster's Elements of Natural Philosophy, Subdivided into Principles and Illustrations...
1824
 

ELLET, CHARLES, Jr. The Position and Prospects of the Schuylkill Navigation Company.
1845
 

ELLIS, ASA. The Country Dyer's Assistant.
1798
 

ENFIELD, WILLIAM. Institutes of Natural Philosophy, Theoretical and Practical. First American from the Second London Edition, with Some Corrections; Change in the Order of the Branches; and the Addition of an Appendix to the Astronomical Part, Selected from Mr. Ewing's Practical Astronomy. By Samuel Webber...the Introduction to the First Principles of Chemistry, Being Made an Appendix.
1802
 

ENGLEMAN, ROY A. Engelman's Autocraft. Being an Instructive Study of the Automobile; Its Care and Management; How to Drive; Locating Troubles and Repairing Them; With Chapters Exploiting Some of the Latest Devices Used in Automobile Construction.
1915
 

EVANS, CADWALLADER. A Treatise on the Causes of Explosions of Steam Boilers, with Practical Suggestions for Their Prevention: to which is added A Description of Evans' Improved Safety Guard, or Engineers' Assistant.
1850
 

EVANS, CADWALLADER. A Statement of Experiments Upon the Temperature of Steam, the Operations of the Common Safety Valve, and Upon Government Alloys: with a Description of a Newly Invented Safety Valve, &c.
1854
 

EVANS, OLIVER. A Trip made by a small man in a wrestle with a very great man. Answer to the Baltimore Miller's Memorial, and Thomas Jefferson's Letter. [Caption title]. [In] The Weekly Register. Second Addenda to Volume V.
1814
 

EVERETT, ALEXANDER H New Ideas on Population: with Remark on the Theories of Malthus and Godwin. [And] Nouvelles Idees sur La Population, avec des Remarques sur les Theories de Malthus et de Godwin...
1823
 

EWELL, THOMAS. Plain Discourses on the Laws or Properties of Matter: Containing the Elements or Principles of Modern Chemistry...
1806
 

FANSHER, SYLVANUS. A Concise Treatise on Electricity; with Directions for Constructing and Applying Lightning Rods, Used for the Purpose of Shielding Houses, Ships, Etc., against the dangerous effects of electrical fluid from the Thunder-Cloud.
1830
 

FARADAY, MICHAEL. A Course of Six Lectures on the Chemical History of a Candle: to which is added a Lecture on Platinum. Edited by William Crookes. With Numerous Illustrations.
1861
 

FESSENDEN, THOMAS GR The Register of Arts, or a Compendious View of Some of the Most Useful Modern Discoveries and Inventions.
1808
 

FISKE, JOHN. Tobacco and Alcohol. I. It Does Pay to Smoke. II. The Coming Man Will Drink Wine.
1869
 

FLINT, TIMOTHY. Lectures Upon Natural History, Geology, Chemistry, the Application of Steam, and Interesting Discoveries in the Arts.
1833
 

FORBES, R.B. Shipwreck by Lightning. Papers Relative to Harris's Lightning Conductors.
1853
 

FORRY, SAMUEL. The Climate of the United States and Its Endemic Influences. Based Chiefly on the Records of the Medical Department and Adjutant General's Office, United States Army.
1842
 

FRANCIS, JAMES B. Fall of the Pemberton Mill. From the Journal of the Franklin Institute. [Bastard title]
1860
 

FRANCIS, JAMES B. Lowell Hydraulic Experiments. Being a Selection from Experiments on Hydraulic Motors, on the Flow of Water Over Weirs, in Open Canals...Made at Lowell, Massachusetts. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, with Many New Experiments, and Illustrated with Twenty-Three Copper-Plate Engravings.
1868
 

FREESE, JOHN. Brooklyn, New York Machinist & Toolmaker for BIcycles and Sewing Machines Accounts. 1893-1905. Two Folio lined ledger books, worn & soiled externally. Ca. 125 pp. are used, but some with little text. Ink.
1893
 

FREUNDLICH, ERWIN. The Foundations of Einstein's Theory of Gravitation. Authorised English Translation by Henry L. Brose, M.S....Preface by Albert Einstein. Introduction by H.H. Turner, D.Sc., F.R.S....
1920
 

FULTON, ROBERT. Recherches Sur les Moyens de Perfectionner les Canaux de Navigation, et sur les Nombreux Avantages de Petits Canaux....
1799
 

FYFE, ANDREW. Elements of Chemistry, for the Use of Schools and Academies, Comprising the Principal Part of a Manual of Chemistry, for he Use of Pupils of Mechanics Institutions. With Additions and Alterations by John W. Webster, M.D.
1827
 

GALE, LUTHER. Whereas I, Luther Gale, of the town of Lenox...State of Massachusetts, having ful power and authority in me vested, to make , use, and vend to others in the United States...a certain improved Bar-Mill; also, for the grinding of Corn, Plaister, Dying-Stuffs, &c. patented to Luther Gale...the 20th day of March 1811....[Caption title & partial text]. Large 4to broadside, with ink insertions in the printed text, and signatures. Old folds. Heavily foxed.
1811
 

GENET, E.C. "Citizen ALS, 1 p., 4to., 11 lines in all, in ink, Prospect Hill, [Rensselaer County, New York,] April 18, 1808, recipient not identified.
1808
 

GESNER, ABRAHAM. A Practical Treatise on Coal, Petroleum, and Other Distilled Oils. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. By Dr. George Weltden Gesner.
1865
 

GIBBS, J. WILLARD. "On the Determination of Elliptic Orbits from Three Observations" [in] Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. IV. Part 2.
1889
 

GILBERT, A.W. Report Upon a General System of Sewerage, for the City of Cincinnati...
1852
 

GILLESPIE, W.M. A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-Making: Comprising the Location, Construction, and Improvement of Roads, (Common, Macadam, Paved, Plank, etc.) and Rail-roads.
1847
 

GRAHAM, J.D. Messages from the Governors of Maryland and Pennsylvania, Transmitting the Reports of the Joint Commissioners, and of Lieut. Col. Graham...in relation to the Intersection of the Boundary Lines of the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware, being a Portion of Mason and Dixon's Line. With a Map. Second Edition.
1862
 

GRAY, ASA. Elements of Botany.
1836
 

GRISCOM, JOHN. A Discourse, on the Importance of Character and Education, in the United States,...Introductory to a Course of Lectures, on Experimental Philosophy and Chemistry.
1823
 

HALL, J. SPARKS. The Book of the Feet: a History of Boots and Shoes, with Illustrations of the Fashions of the Egyptians, Hebrews, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, and the Prevailing Style Throughout Europe...also Hints to Last-Makers, and Remedies for Corns...with a History of Boots and Shoes in the United States...
1847
 

HALL, JAMES. Report of the Committee Appointed by the Citizens of Cincinnati, April 26, 1838, to Enquire into the Causes of the Explosion of the Moselle, and to Suggest Such Preventive Measures as may be best Calculated to Guard Hereafter Against Such Occurrences.
1838
 

HANAFORD, W.G. Lectures on Chemistry, with Familiar Directions for Performing Experiments with a Small Apparatus...
1831
 

HARDIE, JAMES. The History of the Tread-Mill, Containing an Account of Its Origin, Construction, Operation, Effects As It Respects the Health and Morals of the Convicts, with Their Treatment and Diet; Also, a General View of the Penitentiary System, with Alterations Necessary to be Introduced into Our Criminal Code, for Its Improvement.
1824
 

HARE, ROBERT. On Electricity. [Drop title.]
1826
 

HARE, ROBERT. Essays Chemical, Electrical, & Galvanic.
1825
 

HASSLER, F.R. Documents Relating to the Construction of Uniform Standards of Weights and Measures for the United States, from 1832 to 1835.
1836
 

HAYES, A.A. & DR. CH Aquidneck Coal Mine. Reports...to the Portsmouth Coal Company.
1851
 

HELSHAM, RICHARD. A Course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy...published by Bryan Robinson, M.D. The Seventh Edition, with Considerable Additions.
1802
 

HITCHCOCK, EDWARD. Illustrations of Surface Geology.
1857
 

HITCHCOCK, EDWARD. Elementary Geology.
1840
 

HITCHCOCK, EDWARD. Religious Lectures on Peculiar Phenomena in the Four Seasons...
1850
 

HOPKINS, GEORGE F. Observations on Electricity, Looming and Sounds. By Hortensius [pseud.].
1822
 

HUMPHREY, HOSEA. A Dissertation on Fire, or Miscellaneous Inquiries and Reflections Concerning the Operations of the Laws of Nature; with an Appendix, Containing Thoughts on Memory, Reflection, Decision, Muscular Motion, &c.
1814
 

HUNTER, WILLIAM. The Legal Opinion of the Hon. William Hunter, on the Question of the Town's Interest in the Ancient Grist Mill.
1829
 

IVES, DR. ELI. An Oration, on Chemistry; Delivered Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at New Haven, Dec. 9, 1802.
1803
 

JERVIS, JOHN B. To the Directors of the Herkimer Manufacturing and Hydraulic Company. [Caption title]. Large 4to broadsheet, with wrinkling & a vertical tear (complete).
1833
 

JOHNSON, FRANK G. The Nicolson Pavement, and Pavements Generally.
1867
 

JOHNSON, WALTER R. A Report to the Navy Department of the United States, on American Coals Applicable to Steam Navigation, and to Other Purposes.
1844
 

JUDSON, L. CARROLL. The Moral Probe, or One Hundred and Two Common Sense Essays on the Nature of Men and Things: Interspersed with Scraps of Science and History...
1848
 

KENT, EDWARD N. "Record of Events Commencing with the Study of Chemistry, at 23 Years of Age. By Edward N. Kent, Born at Portland, Maine, January 27th, 1819." Runs from Oct. 5, 1842 to July 28, 1845. In ink, very legible, with a few text drawings of chemical apparatus. Ledger sheep, damaged at lower spine, with burn mark affecting a very few words on early leaves.
1842
 

KILBOURNE, JOHN. Public Documents Concerning the Ohio Canals, which are to Connect Lake Erie with the Ohio River, Comprising a Complete Official History...
1832
 

KIRKWOOD, JAMES P. Collection of Reports, (Condensed), and Opinions of Chemists in Regard to the Use of Lead Pipe for Service Pipe, in the Distribution of Water for the Supply of Cities.
1859
 

KNECHT, EDMUND & JAM The Principles and Practice of Textile Printing. With 13 Plates, many Patterns, and 84 Illustrations in the Text. Second Edition revised throughout by James Best Fothergill.
1924
 

KNEELAND, SAMUEL. On Economy of Fuel, and the Consumption of Smoke, as Effected by "Amory's Improved Patent Furnace," with an Investigation of the Principles Involved.
1866
 

LA PLACE, PIERRE SIM Mecanique Celeste. Translated, with a Commentary, by Nathaniel Bowditch.
1829
 

LEA, ISAAC. Contributions to Geology.
1833
 

LEA, ISAAC. Description of a New Mollusk from the Red Sandstone, Near Pottsville, Pa....
1855
 

LEONARD, SAMUEL; CAR Trip Diary for Promoting Cotton Gin Improvements, by Samuel Leonard. (Supplied title and date). 1838. 47 pp. 10.25 x 16 in., folded in half. Ink. No cover, p. 1-4 missing. Faded in places, folds, edgewear, browning. Slight water damage. Overall legible. [Plus] Six Letters, Each with Integral Address. January 21, 1838-April 3, 1838. 14 pp. (1) ALS, Carver, Eleazer. Patent Letter. Sealed, Witnessed by Artemus Hale. Plymouth (MA) January 21, 1838. Sheet 9.5" x 16," folded in half. 2 pp. Ink. Browned, legible hand, small inkblot on verso, no loss. (2) Authorization letter from Carver, Washburn & Co., Bridgewater, MA, Jan 21, 1838. 9.75 x 16 in. 1 p. Ink, browned, very legible. (3) ALS Hale, Artemus. Boston , Feb. 10, 1838, to Samuel Leonard, in Washington, D.C. 9.75 x 15.5 in. 3 pp. Slight tears at folds, browned. (4) ALS Carver to Samuel Leonard, concerning inventions. Bridgewater, MA, Feb. 14, 1838. 9.75 x 15.5 in. 3 pp. Folds, browning. (5) ALS Carver to Samuel Leonard, in Charleston, concerning employing of patent agents. Bridgewater, March 2,1838. 3 pp. Folds, browning, slight tear at seal. (6) ALS Carver, to Samuel Leonard, in New Orleans, concerning variety couches. Bridgewater, April 3, 1838. 9.75 x 15.5 in. 2 pp. Folds, paper torn on cover page, no loss.
1838
 

LIVINGSTON, ROBERT R Essay on Sheep: Their Varieties...Raising a Flock in the United States...Sheep and Woollen Manufactures. Second edition, much enlarged, and illustrated by engravings.
1810
 

LOCKE, JOHN Observations On the Terrestrial Magnetism of Several Parts of the United States....
1846
 

LOTHROP, JASON. The Juvenile Philosopher; or Youth's Manual of Philosophy...Natural History...Astronomy...Chemistry...Physiology. Second Revised Edition....
1826
 

LOWRY, DELVALLE. Conversations on Mineralogy. With Plates, from the Engravings of Mr. and Miss Lowry, from Original Drawings. First American...Edition.
1822
 

MACLAREN, CHARLES. On the Existence of Glaciers and Icebergs in Scotland at an Ancient Epoch. [Caption title.]
1846
 

MACLURE, WILLIAM. Observations on the Geology of the United States of America...
1817
 

MANSFIELD, JARED. Essays, Mathematical and Physical: Containing New Theories and Illustrations of Some Very Difficult Subjects of the Sciences. Never Before Published.
1801
 

MARSH, O. C. Dinocerata: A Monograph of an Extinct Order of Gigantic Animals.
1884
 

MARSH, O. C. Dinocerata: A Monograph of an Extinct Order of Gigantic Animals.
1884
 

MARTINET, DR. JOHANN The Catechism of Nature, for the Use of Children.
1820
 

MATHER, DR. WILLIAM. Chemical Lectures. A Lecture, introductory to a course...[Caption title & partial text]. Broadside, 9" x 12".
1845
 

MATHER, WM. W. Elements of Geology, for the Use of Schools.
1833
 

MAURY, M.F. The Physical Geography of the Sea.
1855
 

MAWE, J. Wodrach's Introduction to the Study of Conchology, Describing the Orders, Genera, and Species of Shells...Second edition, Revised and considerably Enlarged.
1832
 

MEEK, F.B. & F.V. HA Explorations Under the War Department. Descriptions of New Species and Genera of Fossils, Collected by Dr. F.V. Hayden in Nebraska Territory...
1857
 

METCALFE, SAMUEL L. A New Theory of Terrestrial Magnetism.
1833
 

METCALFE, SAMUEL L. A New Theory of Terrestrial Magnetism.
1833
 

MILLER, JOHN Jun. Ch Report of the Committee for the Introduction of Wholesome Water into the City of Philadelphia.
1801
 

MINOT, H.D. The Land-Birds and Game-Birds of New England with Descriptions of the Birds, Their Nests and Eggs, Their Habits and Notes. With Illustrations.
1877
 

MITCHILL, SAMUEL L. A Discourse on the Character and Services of Thomas Jefferson, More Especially as a Promoter of Natural and Physical Science....
1826
 

MOORE, SAMUEL. An Accurate System of Surveying...the Whole being performed without the Use of Scale and Compasses, or a Table of Logarithms. In which is given some account of the variation of the needle....
1796
 

MORFIT, CAMPBELL The Arts of Tanning, Currying, and Leather-Dressing...
1852
 

MORRIS, EDMUND. Derrick and Drill, Or an Insight Into the Discovery, Development, and Present Condition and Future Prospects of Petroleum, in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, &c.....
1865
 

MORRISON, CHAS. E. Highway Engineering.
1908
 

MUSICK, THOMAS H. A Brief on the Doctrine of the Conservation of Forces. Published by the Author.
1878
 

NICHOLSON, JOHN. The Operative Mechanic, and British Machinist; Being a Practical Display of the Manufactories and Mechanical Arts of the United Kingdom. First American...in Two Volumes.
1826
 

O'RIELLY, HENRY & HE Atlantic, Lake and Mississippi Telegraph Range; from the Canadian Frontier to the Gulf of Mexico. Cast Survey--Telegraphic Operations for Longitude. From the Cincinnati Gazette--Oct. 1848. [Caption title]. 4to. Printed in two columns on blue paper. [Verso]: (For the New-York Journal of Commerce.) "New Telegraph Instruments." Telegraphing Time--Electric Clocks--when Invented? [Caption title]. Two columns, dated at New-York, Dec. 4, 1848. Signed in type: "Justice." [And] Atlantic, Lake and Mississippi Telegraph Range; Extending between theAtlantic and the Mississippi--from the Canadian Frontier to the Mexican Gulf--including the Lake Country and Ohio Valley. [Caption title. Oblong 12mo, two columns on blue paper, printed on recto only. With a statement in print at conclusion: "The foregoing statement is made in reply to many inquiries from different sections and sources. John I. [!] Rielly, Superintendent. November 1, 1848. [And] "When, if ever, can Principles be Patented?" Opinion of Henry R. Seleden, referred to in the Statement of Henry O'Rielly. [Caption title]. 4to. 3 pp. (p. 4 blank), printed on blue paper. Dated at the end of p. 3, Albany, Oct. 21, 1848. [And] Railroad Telegraph Lines West of Pittsburg. Respecting the right of using Morse's instruments on Railroad Telegraph Lines west of Pittsburg, the following opinion has been prepared by Messrs. E.W. & G.F. Chester, of New York...[Caption title]. 8vo. 4 pp. All fine.
1848
 

OLMSTED, DENISON. Outlines of Lectures on Meteorology, Delivered at Yale College. For the Use of the Students.
1837
 

ORR, HUGH. Commonwealth of Massachusetts In Senate May 2, 1787. Whereas by a Resolve of the General Court, passed the 16th of November 1786, the sum of two hundred pounds was directed to be paid out of the public treasury of this Commonwealth to Robert and Alexander Barr to enable them to compleat certain machines for carding, roping, and spinning Cotton and Sheeps wool...May 2, 1787, A true copy Attest/ John Avery jun.
1787
 

OWEN, DAVID DALE. Report of a Geological Reconnoisance of the State of Indiana; Made in the Year 1837...
1839
 

OWEN, DAVID DALE. Report of a Geological Survey of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota; And Incidentially of a Portion of Nebraska Territory. [and] Illustrations to the Geological Report of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota.
1852
 

PARKER, DR. M. The Arcana of Arts and Sciences, or, Farmer's & Mechanics' Manual; Containing a Great Variety of Valuable Receipts and Useful Discoveries...
1824
 

PAXON, JOSEPH. Jewelry and the Precious Stones: with a History, and Description from Models, of the Largest Individual Diamonds Known: Including, Particularly, a Consideration of the Koh-I-Noor's Claim to Notoriety. By Hipponix Roset [pseud.]
1856
 

PECK, WILLIAM DANDRI Natural History of the Slug Worm.
1799
 

PECK, WILLIAM DANDRI Natural History of the Slug Worm.
1799
 

PEIRCE, BENJAMIN. Address of...President of the American Association for the Year 1853, on Retiring from the Duties of President. [Caption title].
1853
 

POINSETT, JOEL R. Discourse on the Objects and Importance of the National Institution for the Promotion of Science...Delivered at the First Anniversary.
1841
 

POPE, COL. ALBERT A. The Movement for Better Roads. An Address...[and] An Open Letter to the People of the United States. Relating to a Department of Road Construction and Maintenance at the World's Columbian Exposition [and] Width of Tires. Extracts from Recent Special Reports on Streets and Highways in Foreign Countries.
1892
 

POPE, COL. ALBERT A. A Catalogue of Books, Pamphlets, and Articles on the Construction and Maintenance of Roads.
1892
 

POPE, THOMAS. A Treatise on Bridge Architecture; in which the Superior Advantages of the Flying Pedent Lever Bridge are Fully Proved. With an Historical Account and Description of Different Bridges Erected in Various Parts of the World, from an Early Period, Down to the Present Time.
1811
 

PORTER, RUFUS Editor The New-York Scientific American: The Advocate of Industry and Enterprise, and Journal of Mechanical, and Other Improvements... [Caption title in center box, with Editor's and Publisher's Name, plus other descriptive text & illustrations for the first year]. Large folio broadside, with old folds. [And] The Scientific American, a Weekly Journal of Art, Science and Mechanics...[Caption title in center box, with Publisher's Name, plus other descriptive text & illustrations for the fourth year]. [And] The New York Scientific American...Vol. 2, # 1-52. 416 pp. September 26, 1846-September 18, 1847. Folio. Contemp. binding, covers detached, but present.
1846
 

PRIESTLEY, JOSEPH. The History and Present State of Electricity, with Original Experiments....
1767
 

RAFINESQUE, C. S. A Monograph on the Fluviatile Bivalve Shells of the River Ohio, Containing Twelve Genera & Sixty-eight Species.
1832
 

RAFINESQUE, CONSTANT The Complete Writings...on Recent & Fossil Conchology. Edited by Wm. G. Binney, and George W. Tryon, Jr.
1864
 

RAUCH, JOHN. John Rauch's Receipts on Dyeing, in a series of Letters to a Friend. Containing correct and exact copies of all his best receipts on dyeing cotton & woolen goods, obtained and improved by him, during twelve years practice at different manufactories, in Switzerland, France, Germany & America. Also, a True Description of His Invented Substitute for Woad, Being a Cheap and Preferable Material, and the Produce of This Country.
1815
 

REID, THOMAS. Treatise on Clock and Watch Making, Theoretical and Practical.
1832
 

REID, THOMAS. Treatise on Clock and Watch Making, Theoretical and Practical.
1832
 

RENWICK, JAMES. Directing experiments to be made to ascertain the length of the Pendulum, vibrating sixty times in a minute. [Caption title.] 4to broadside. [with] Joint resolution directing experiments to be made to ascertain the length of a pendulum vibrating sixty times in a minute. [Caption title.] 4to broadside.
1826
 

RHODE ISLAND COAL CO An Act to Incorporate the Rhode Island Coal Company, February, 1809.
1809
 

RICHARDSON, ITHIEL S [I.S. Rich]ardson's Self-Acting FIRE ALARM. [Caption title]. 7" x 7.5" broadside.
1833
 

ROSS, J.S. Lecture! Scientific and Practical! Prof. J.S. Ross Will deliver a Lecture on the Subject of Electricity....an Explanation of the Telegraphing process....The whole to be accompanied by illustrations on suitable apparatus, including Morse's Telegraph....[Caption title & partial text]. Large folio broadside. Browned, but fine. Time, date & place not filled in. Old black frame.
1845
 

RUMSEY, JAMES. A Short Treatise on the Application of Steam, Whereby is Clearly Shewn, from Actual Experiments, that Steam May be Applied to Propel Boats or Vessells of any Burthen against Rapid Currents with Great Velocity...
1788
 

RUMSEY, JAMES. A Short Treatise on the Application of Steam, Whereby is Clearly Shewn, from Actual Experiments, that Steam May be Applied to Propel Boats or Vessells of any Burthen against Rapid Currents with Great Velocity...
1788
 

RUSH, JAMES. The Philosophy of the Human Voice: Embracing Its Physiological History; Together with a System of Principles...to which is added a Brief Analysis of Song and Recitative.
1833
 

RUSH, JAMES. The Philosophy of the Human Voice: Embracing Its Physiological History; Together with a System of Principles...to which is added a Brief Analysis of Song and Recitative.
1833
 

SCHULTZ, JACKSON S. The Leather Manufacture in the United States; a Dissertation on the Methods and Economies of Tanning. With Numerous Illustrations. To which is added a report on the relative economies of burning wet spent tan, by Theron Skeel.
1876
 

SHEPARD, JOHN. The Artist & Tradesman's Guide. Embracing Some Leading Facts & Principles of Science, and a Variety of Matter Adapted to the Wants of the Artist, Mechanic, Manufacturer, and Mercantile Community...
1827
 

SHEPARD, LORENZO B. The Dignity of Mechanical Labor. A Lecture Delivered Before the Mechanics' Institute, of the City of New-York, March 11, 1852.
1852
 

SILLIMAN, BENJAMIN. Manual on the Cultivation of the Sugar Cane, and the Fabrication and Refinement of Sugar. Prepared Under the Direction of the Hon. Secretary of the Treasury, in Compliance with a Resolution of the House of Representatives of Jan. 25, 1830.
1833
 

SILLIMAN, BENJAMIN. Elements of Chemistry, in the Order of the Lectures Given in Yale College. In Two Volumes.
1830
 

SIMMS, FREDERICK W. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Levelling, Showing Its Application to Purposes of Civil Engineering Particularly in the Construction of Roads, with Mr. Teleford's Rules for the Same; with an Appendix, containing a Description of Mr. Macneill's Dynamometer, or Instrument for Ascertaining the Comparative Merit of Roads, and the State of Repair They are Kept...To which have been added Tables for Calculating Earth-Work, and Notes by J.H. Alexander...with [Four] Plates and Wood Cuts.
1837
 

SLOANE, T. O'CONOR. Electric Toy Making for Amateurs. Including Batteries, Magnets, Motors, Miscellaneous Toys and Dynamo Construction. Illustrated.
1899
 

SMILES, SAMUEL. Lives of Boulton and Watt. Principally from the Original Soho Mss. Comprising also a History of the Invention and Introduction of the Steam Engine.
1865
 

SMITH, HAMILTON L. Annals of Science, Being a Record of the Inventions, and Improvements in Applied Science.
1852
 

SMITH, JOHN AUGUSTIN The Mutation of the Earth; or an Outline of the More Remarkable Physical Changes, of Which, in the Progress of Time, This Earth Has Been the Subject, and Theatre: Including an Examination into the Scientific Errors of the Author of The Vestiges of Creation. Being the Anniversary Discourse for 1846, Delivered...Before the Lyceum of Natural History of New York...
1846
 

SMITH, OLIVER. Outlines of Nature.
1847
 

SMITH, SAMUEL S. An Essay on the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human Species. To which are added, Animadversions on Certain Remarks made on the first edition...the second edition, enlarged and improved.
1810
 

SMYTH, HENRY DeWOLF. A General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945.
1945
 

SQUIER, E.G. Tropical Fibres: Their Production and Economic Extraction.
1861
 

STEEL, JOHN H. An Analysis of the Mineral Waters of Saratoga and Ballston, with practical remarks on their use in various diseases. Containing Observations on the Geology and Mineralogy of the surrounding country, with a Geological Map. Second edition, enlarged and improved.
1825
 

STEINER, LEWIS H. Henry Cavendish and the Discovery of the Chemical Constitution of Water. A Lecture, Introductory to the Course of Chemistry, in the National Medical College, Session of 1855-6.
1855
 

STEUART, HENRY. The Planter's Guide; or, a Practical Essay on the Best Method of Giving Immediate Effect to Wood, by the Removal of Large Trees and Underwood...
1832
 

STEVENS, C.A. The Stevens Flux, for Smelting God, Silver, Copper, & Iron Ores, for Purifying Iron, Making the Finest Quality of Steel, and Welding Steel, Steel and Iron.
1868
 

STRONG, HENRY K
1842
 

SULLIVANT, WILLIAM S The Musci and Hepaticae of the United States East of the Mississippi River. Contributed to the Second Edition of Gray's Manual of Botany...with Eight Copper-plates, Illustrating the Genera.
1856
 

TAYLOR, FREDERICK WI The Principles of Scientific Management.
1911
 

TAYLOR, FREDERICK WI The Principles of Scientific Management.
1911
 

THACKRAH, C. TURNER. The Effects of the Principal Arts, Trades, & Professions, and of Civic States and Habits of Living, on Health and Longevity...
1831
 

THOMPSON, JOSEPH P. Man in Genesis and in Geology: Or, the Biblical Account of Man's Creation, Tested by Scientific Theories of His Origin and Antiquity.
1870
 

THORNTON, WILLIAM, M Cadmus: Or, a Treatise on the Elements of Written Language. Illustrating, by a philosophical division of speech, the power of each character, thereby mutually fixing the orthography and orthoepy….With an essay on the mode of teaching the surd or deaf, and consequently dumb, to speak.
1793
 

TIMBS, JOHN. Knowledge for the People: Or, the Plain Why and Because...Domestic Series [vol. I]...Popular Chemistry--Mechanics--Arts and Manufactures [vols. II-III].
1832
 

TREADWELL, DANIEL. Report Made to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Boston, on the Subject of Supplying the Inhabitants of that City with Water.
1825
 

TRIMBLE, ISAAC P. A Treatise on the Insect Enemies of Fruit and Fruit Trees. With Numerous Illustrations drawn from Nature, by Hochstein, under the immediate supervision of the Author.
1865
 

TUCKER, WILLIAM. The Family Dyer and Scourer: Being a Complete Treatise on the Arts of Dyeing and Cleaning Every Article of Dress, Bed and Window Furniture, Silks, Bonnets, Feathers, &c. Whether Made of Flax, Silk, Cotton, Wool, or Hair; also Carpets, Counterpanes, and Hearth-Rugs. Ensuring a Saving of Eighty Per-cent. Second edition, revised and corrected.
1831
 

TUFTS, MARSHALL. Arcana of Nature, a New Theory and Popular Explanation of the Causes of the More Mysterious, Though General and Fundamental, Phenomena of the Physical World. Extracted from a late work entitled "A Tour Through College."
1833
 

TURNER, JUN., R. An Abridgment of the Arts and Sciences: Being a short, but comprehensive system of useful and polite learning...
1806
 

UNITED STATES PATENT Carriage, and Wagons, Motor Vehicles. [Spine titles]. 2 vols. 4to. Vol. I: 690,602 - 707,230 & Vol. II: 707,340 - 735,774. At bottom of spines: "J.I.C.T.M. Co."
1902
 

VAIL, ALFRED. Description of the American Electro Magnetic Telegraph: Now in Operation Between the Cities of Washington and Baltimore. Illustrated by Fourteen Wood Engravings.
1845
 

VAN NOSTRAND, D. Pub Catalogue of American and Foreign Scientific Books, for Sale...
1867
 

VAN RENSSELAER, JER. Lectures on Geology; Being Outlines of the Science, Delivered in the New-York Athenaeum...1825.
1825
 

VELIKOVSKY, IMMANUEL Worlds in Collision.
1950
 

WALKER, CHARLES V. Electrotype Manipulation: Part I. Being the Theory, and Plain Instructions in the Art of Working in Metals...Through the Agency of Galvanic or Voltaic Electricity, Illus. by Wood Cuts. [and] Electrotype Manipulation: Part II...Electro-Plating, Electro-Gilding, and Electro Etching...
1844
 

WARD, J.H. Steam for the Million. A Popular Treatise on Steam, and Its Application to the Useful Arts, Especially to Navigation...A New and Revised Edition.
1860
 

WARREN, JOHN C., et Report of the Consulting Physicians of the City of Boston in Relation to the Action of Cochituate Water Upon Mineral Substances. With Documents Accompanying. [And] Service Pipes for Water: an Investigation Made at the Suggestion of the Board of Consulting Physicians of Boston.
1849
 

WARREN, JOHN. The Conchologist.
1834
 

WEBSTER, JOHN W. A Manual of Chemistry, on the Basis of Professor Brande's; Containing the Principal Facts of the Science...Illustrated in the Lectures at Harvard University, N.E.; the United States Military Academy, West Point; Brown University, Amherst...the Second Edition....
1829
 

WELLS, WILLIAM CHARL An Essay on Dew, and Several Appearances Connected With It. The Second Edition.
1815
 

WHITE, GEORGE S. Memoir of Samuel Slater, the Father of American Manufactures. Connected with a History of the Rise and Progress of the Cotton Manufacture in England and America. With Remarks on the Moral Influence of Manufactories in the United States. Illustrated by Thirty Engravings.
1836
 

WILEY, JOHN & SON. A Select List of Scientific Works, Including Those Most Recently Published...[Wrapper title].
1867
 

WOODARD, ABIJAH. Document patent application US No. 2622 “Improvement in Water Wheels”. May 12, 1842. Folio, with large engraving by Stone. Signed by Daniel Webster as Secretary of State, Henry Ellsworth, Commissioner of Patents. 4 pp., plus colored engraving of invention. Held with pink ribbon.
1842
 

WOODRUFF, JAMES O. Final Announcement of the Woodruff Scientific Expedition Around the World. Starting October, 1877, and Returning October 1879. Giving Plan of Organization, Management, Faculty, Financial Details, Routes...and Other Information Necessary to a Full Understanding of This Enterprise.
1877
 

WORKMAN, BENJAMIN. Gauging Epitomized. Or, a Short Treatise on Gauging...
1788
 

WRIGHT, R.W. Life Its True Genesis.
1880
 

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