Science & Technology
Capt. C. W. Dyson
Edition: Fourth Edition; First thus. Book condition: Good +. Quantity available: 1
New York: Marine Engineering, 1917. Fourth Edition; First thus. Cloth. Good +. A good plus, World War I era, first edition thus. Green cloth boards with embossed cover. Gilt stamped title on spine. Rear board softened and damaged over 10% of back cover. Corner bumped and another rubbed. Front pastedown shows removal of bookplate. Department of the Navy embossed seal on title page. Fold-outs intact. Binding is sound. Heavily illustrated with black and white photos, drawings, charts and graphs. 982 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.
Edition: Second Printing. Book condition: Good +.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1918. Second Printing. Cloth. Good +. A good plus second printing of Bowditch’s classic work on astronomy. Beige cloth boards showing soiling, heavy rubbing to corners. Wear to head of spine. page edges evenly dust soiled. Closed tear to rear free end paper, about 2 inches. Packed with tables, text, and graphs. 929 pp. Large octavo, 7 x 10 1/2 inches tall. The go to when your GPS fails at sea in a solar storm.
Bureau of Naval Personnel
U. S. Department of the navy, 1949. First Thus. Staplebound wraps. Very good/very good +. An original, very good, 1949 Navy training course in surveying, first edition thus. Softcover, staple bound wraps. Cover faded and dust soiled. “For official use only” and US Navy insignia on front cover. Edges evenly soiled from handling. Pencil marginalia to title page. Offset toning from staples (original binding). All fold-outs and pocket maps and charts intact and near fine. No other markings, no torn pages. Binding is sturdy, square and sound. Black and white maps, charts, photos, and graphs. 397 pp. with index. Duodecimo, 5 x 7 3/4 inches tall.
Charles R. Cox
Geneva: World Health Organization, 1969. Second Printing. Cloth. Near fine/very good +. A near fine second printing in a very good dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with red title stamping. Previous owner’s inscription on first free endpaper. Interior clean and bright. Binding sturdy and square. Fold-outs pristine. Dust jacket has small tears and some soil. Previous owner’s name inscribed on dust jacket. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 392 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 10 inches tall.
Edition: 5th printing . Book condition: Fine
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. First edition/Fifth printing . A fine copy in bright blue boards with gilt stamping, owners name on inside board, small 1″ sq. label from Levinson’s bookstore on inside rear board. In a fair but original dust jacket: large tears were repaired on the jacket with scotch tape long ago. This is an early printing from December 1938, (not a 1st printing, which would have been August 8, 1938). “Part of this book appeared in the Atlantic monthly under the title, Men against mountains.” 418 pp. plus index. 6.5″x9.5″ tall.
Railroad, financial, and California history. Hardcover.
Edition: First edition. Book condition: Near Fine.
Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.
Near fine hardcover first edition, complete: volumes I-III in four parts. Blue cloth boards, gilt stamping. Map and photo endpapers. Mild dust soiling to edges, otherwise near fine. Profusely illustrated from photographs, maps and charts including 8 folded maps in rear pocket of Vol I, a folded map and pristine 33 1/3 rpm small vinyl recording of the earthquake in rear pocket of Vol II, A. 263, 392, 350, and 155 pp., respectively. Small quarto, 9 x 11 1/2 inches tall.
Volume I: Operational Phases of the Coast & Geodetic Survey… including an account of Seismicity and Brief history of the coast and geodetic survey in this area. Volume II: (A) Research Studies: Seismology and marine geology, Engineering Seismology, (B) Seismology (C) Marine Geology. Vol III: Research Studies and interpretive results (A) Geodosy) (B) Photogrammetry.