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New Chemistry, Practical ApplicationsIllustrations
(“Arts” in Science).  Berthollet, Claude- Louis, & Amédée B. Berthollet.  Elements of the art of dyeing; with a description of the art of bleaching by oxymuriatic acid. London: Pr. for Thomas Tegg; Simpkin & Marshall; R. Griffin & Co., Glasgow; & J. Cumming, Dublin, 1824. 8vo (23.2 cm; 9.125"). 2 vols. I: xxvii, [1(blank)], 408 pp., 7 plts. (2 fold.). II: vii, [1 (blank), 453 pp., 2 fold. plts.
$500.00
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The Middle Period ofAmerican Textile ManufactureA “How To”
Baldwin, Amos A.  The loom-fixers' manual. Containing rules and instructions for setting up and operating the Crompton, and the Knowles looms; the production of cloth on cam looms; spreading the warp threads in the process of weaving; and other valuable information to loom-fixers, weavers, and all others interested in weaving. Brasher Falls, NY: A.A. Baldwin, 1883. 12mo (16.5 cm; 6.5"). 102 pp., [5 (ads)] ff., illus.
$250.00
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Victorian Gothic toBeat the Band
(Inside & Out)
Bible.   N.T. Selections.  English.  Authorized (i.e., “King James Version). 1848.  Parables of Our Lord.  New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1848. 12mo (16.5 cm; 6.5"). [16] ff.
$2000.00
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Interesting & Illustrated Metallurgy / FIREWORKS!
Biringucci, Vannoccio.  The pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio. New York: Basic Books, 1959. Small folio. 477 pp.
$60.00
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Has Any Reader Ever Thought How Strange a Place
the World Would Be without Ships?
Cooke, Arthur Owens.  Ships and sea-faring. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons (incorporating T.C. & E.C. Jack)., [ca. 1920]. 12mo. viii, 121, [3] pp.; 48 plts.
$50.00
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Carpet-Making Four Plates
Duhamel du Monceau, [Henry Louis].  Art de faire les tapis, façon de Turquie, connus sous le nom de tapis de la Savonnerie. [Paris: De l’imprimerie de L.F. Delatour], 1766. Folio (46 cm, 18"). [1] f., 25, [1 (blank)] pp.; 4 plts.
$350.00

Pull Out of Bate, Allow to Drain a Little & Throw into Pickel”
MANUSCRIPT TRADE SECRETS
Endicott-Johnson Company.  Manuscript on paper, in English. Formula book for shoe hide preparation. Endicott, Johnson City, NY: 1924–25. Various sizes (12mo to folio). Bound volume and 10 single sheets (74 pp. used).
$550.00
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Venus — Candle-Snuffers?
    (Dress & Politics!)
(English Political Satire PLUS).  Venus attiring the graces. London: J. Dodsley, 1777. 4to (24.8 cm, 9.75"). 11, [1 (blank)] pp. [with] [Mason, William?] [Ode to Mr. Pinchbeck, upon his newly invented patent candle-snuffers. London: J. Almon, 1776]. [5]–11, [1 (adv.)] pp.
$385.00

17th-Century Instruments ofMass Destruction & MAYHEM
Fernández de Medrano, Sebastián.  El perfecto artificial, bombardero y artillero, que contiene los artificios de fuegos marciales, nuevo uzo de bombas, granadas, y practica de la artilleria, y mosquete, &c. Brusselas: En casa de Lamberto Marchant, 1699. Small 8vo (15.5 cm; 6.125"). [8] ff., 66 [i.e., 196] pp., [2] ff. (index), 9 fold. plates.
$2200.00
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Will He Get the Girl?   The CAR Might Help!
Field, Edward Salisbury.  A six-cylinder courtship. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, © 1907. 8vo (20.4 cm, 8.1"). 130 pp.; 7 plts. (1 col.).
$75.00
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The COOLEST Discoveries & Inventions
(French Boarding House Library Book).   Les découvertes les plus utiles et les plus célèbres: Agriculture - Navigation - Boussole - Ecriture - Papier - Imprimerie - Télégraphe - Poudre à canon - Paratonnerre - Verre - Lunettes - Téléscope - Microscope - Musique - Orgure - Peinture - Sculpture...Aérostats... Lille: L. Lefort, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1854. 8vo. [3 (1 blank)], frontis., [2], 5–190 pp., [1 (blank)] f.
$67.50
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More than One Lifetime's Worth of Adventure & Interesting Ideas
Harriott, John.  Struggles through life, exemplified in the various travels and adventures in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, of John Harriott, Esq. London: Pr. for the author, 1815. 12mo (18 cm, 7.1"). 3 vols. I: Frontis., xvxv, [1], 443, [1] pp. II: xii, 428, [2] pp. III: vii, [1], 479, [1] pp. (lacking pp. 69–72); 1 fold. plt., 1 plt.
$750.00
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Steam EnginesImproved
Henderson, William M.  Patent No. 53,613: Improvement in steam engines. [Washington, D.C.: United States Patent Office, 1866]. Folio (appr. 50 × 27 cm, 20" × 14.5"). [4] ff.
$150.00
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Improvement inPUMPS
Henderson, William M. Patent No. 38308: Improvement in pumps. [Washington, D.C.: United States Patent Office, 1863]. Folio (appr. 50 × 27 cm, 20" × 14.5"). [3] ff.
$150.00
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Direct-ActionIndependentSteam Engines
    [Actually: Pumps]
Henderson, William M. Patent No. 65,911: Improvement in steam pumps. [Washington, D.C.: United States Patent Office, 1867]. Folio (appr. 40 × 28 cm, 15.75" × 11"). [3], [1 (blank)] ff.
$150.00
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Direct-ActionCompound Engines
Henderson, William M. Patent No. 105,941: Improvement in direct-acting compound engine]. [Washington, D.C.: United States Patent Office, 1870. Folio (appr. 37 × 25 cm, 14.5" × 10"). [2], 2, [1 (blank)] ff.
$150.00
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Making America'sDrawbridges BETTER
Herschel, Clemens.  Continuous, revolving drawbridges: the principles of their construction and the calculation of the strains in them. With more especial reference to the designing of continuous panel girders of this description. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1875. 8vo (24 cm; 8.5"). 54 pp., x leaves of plates (9 fold.). Illus.
$150.00
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Tex-Mex forSociety LadiesAn Updated Classic
Junior League of Dallas.  Junior League of Dallas cook book. Dallas, TX: Junior League of Dallas, Inc., 1948. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). 347, [1] pp.
$99.50
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Fly Fly!50 Copies Only
Koelewyn, Arie.  Paper airplanes 1911 and 1973. Philadelphia: Paper Airplane Press, 1977. 12mo. [1] f., 12 pp., [1] f.
$40.00
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Kay's Improved & Enlarged Edition of
theUniversal Receipt Book
  [A Best-Selling How-To Guide]
Mackenzie, Colin.  Mackenzie's five thousand receipts in all the useful and domestic arts: Constituting a complete practical library ... A new American, from the latest London edition. With numerous and important additions generally; and the medical part carefully revised and adapted to the climate of the U. States; and also a new and most copious index. By an American physician. Philadelphia: James Kay, Jr. & Bro., and Pittsburgh: C.H. Kay & Co., (© 1829). 8vo (22 cm, 8.6"). 456 pp.; illus.
$160.00
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A Metamorphosis Metamorphosis
Marino, Giambattista.  L'Adone, poema del Cavalier Marino: con gli argomenti del Conte Fortuniano Sanvitale, e l'allegorie di Don Lorenzo Scoto. Amsterdam: No publisher/printer, 1680. 12mo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). 2 vols. I: [18] ff., 660 pp. (i.e., 662). II: 658; 34 pp.
$600.00
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Before There Were Crock-Pots
Mitchell, Margaret J.  The fireless cook book. A manual of the construction and use of appliances for cooking by retained heat. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1920. 8vo. xii, 315, [1] pp.; illus.
$75.00
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The Science & Mechanics ofIron, ILLUSTRATED
Overman, Frederick.  The manufacture of iron, in all its various branches. Philadelphia: Henry C. Baird, 1850. 8vo (24 cm, 9.4"). 492, [4 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$450.00
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Two Seasonal Spectacles at the Theatre Royal
  SPECIAL EFFECTS 1829
Playbill.  Broadside. Begins: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This evening, Monday, December 28, 1829, His Majesty's Servants will act the tragedy of King Richard III. [London]: Pr. by J. Tabby, [1829]. Folio (34.5 cm, 13.5"). [2] ff.
$125.00
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Much on“The Great Buzaglo”
[Tickell, Richard]. The project. A poem. Dedicated to Dean Tucker. The fifth edition. London: Pr. for T. Becket, 1779. 4to. [2] ff., 12 pp.
$175.00

Horse-Hoing”6NIFTY Fold-Out Plates
Tull, Jethro.  The horse-hoing husbandry: Or, an essay on the principles of tillage and vegetation.... London: Pr. for the author, and sold by G. Strahan, T. Woodward, A. Miller, J. Stagg, and J. Brindley, 1733. Folio (30.2 cm, 11.875"). [4], x, 200 pp.; pp. [201–202]. 6 fold-out plts. [bound with] Tull, Jethro. A supplement to the essay on horse-hoing husbandry.... London: Pr. for and sold by the author, and may be had at Mr. Mills's, London, at John Aitkins's, Esq, in Edinburgh, and at the Bear in Hungerford, Berks., 1736. Folio. pp. [203–205], 206–69; [1] pp.
$1500.00
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Horse-Hoeing” COBBETT's Introduction
Tull, Jethro.  The horse-hoeing husbandry: or, a treatise on the principles of tillage and vegetation, wherein is taught a method of introducing a sort of vineyard culture into the corn-fields, in order to increase their product and diminish the common expense. By Jethro Tull. London: William Cobbett, 1829. 8vo. xxiv, 466 pp., 1 plt. (included in pagination).
$300.00
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American WINE & More 1867
United States.  Department of Agriculture.  Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the year 1867. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1868. 8vo (23.5 cm; 9.25"). xix, [1], 512 pp., XXXVII plates; illus.
$225.00
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Reading Up onPrinting-Related Patents
United States Patent Office.  [binding title] “Patents on copper printing rolls.” [Washington]: 1876–1904. 8vo (28.8 cm, 11.35"). [68] pp.; 36 plts.
$500.00
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La boussole n’a pas été connue par les anciens”
Venanson, Flaminius.  De l’invention de la boussole nautique. Naples: Chez Ange Trani, 1808. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.9"). 172 pp.
$750.00
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“To Write or Speak the Epilogue after Any Great & Grand Drama Is
by No Means an Easy Task
Whewell, William; Henry T. De la Beche; & Others.  Lectures on the results of the Exhibition, delivered before the Society of Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce, at the suggestion of H.R.H. Prince Albert, president of the society. Philadelphia: Reprinted by A. Hart, late Cary & Hart (Printed by T.K. & P.G. Collins), 1852. 12mo (17.9 cm; 7"). [2], 463 pp.
$150.00
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“A Collection of Tested Recipes fromIngredients Commercially Cooked & Packed
Woman's World Magazine Co.  The Woman's World book of can cookery. Chicago: Woman's World Magazine Co., © 1928. 8vo (25.2 cm, 10"). 50 pp. (pag. incl. front wrapper); col. illus.
$20.00
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