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Les Transformateurs d'Energie.  Generateurs.  Accumulateurs.  Moteurs.  Avec les Plus Recentes Applications a la Navigation Aerienne (Two volumes in one), Barres, Fernand;  Eugene Bremaud;  Adolphe Schoeller; etc.
1 Barres, Fernand; Eugene Bremaud; Adolphe Schoeller; etc. Les Transformateurs d'Energie. Generateurs. Accumulateurs. Moteurs. Avec les Plus Recentes Applications a la Navigation Aerienne (Two volumes in one)
1910 Full Leather, with the original decorated cloth bi Very Good 
4to. (12 by 8.5 inches, 30 by 21 cm.) x, [2], 9-221. Atlas: [2], 13 color plates on heavy card stock, with movable parts, captions on facing versos. The atlas anatomizes with great precision generators and motors and various vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, zeppelins, airplanes. The pulls allow one to see the inner workings of all the machinery, as well as relate it to the other layers, and it is also a fun learning too. An ink mark affecting half the leaves in the fore-edge. Scattered soiling and moderate wear. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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Teoricopratica degli Orologi Solari, ossia Raccolt di Vari Metodi in cui s'Insegna Facilmente a ben Disegnarli, d'Ogni Sorta si Orizontali, Verticali, Inclinanti, e Declinanti, che Portili a Sole Luna e Stelle ad Ogni Elevazione di Polo, Cavata da piu Autori, colle Figure Delineate da me, Camusso, Eugenio
2 Camusso, Eugenio Teoricopratica degli Orologi Solari, ossia Raccolt di Vari Metodi in cui s'Insegna Facilmente a ben Disegnarli, d'Ogni Sorta si Orizontali, Verticali, Inclinanti, e Declinanti, che Portili a Sole Luna e Stelle ad Ogni Elevazione di Polo, Cavata da piu Autori, colle Figure Delineate da me
1828 Quarter Vellum. Good. 
A beautiful manuscript on sundials that synthesizes together four prior works on the subject, one of the sources being un-locatable. Small folio, 32 by 21 cm. 226, [8] pp. Illustrated with 84 drawings, some simple geometric diagrams, others, somewhat more elaborate and with a more decorative quality (although not necessarily so intended by the drafter), and many tables. With a rather extensive table of content (Indice) at the end, running 8 pages. Camusso explicitly states that he is synthesizing the works of four authorities on the subject: a 16th century Carthusian monk Giambattista Vimercato of Milan, author of "Dialogo della descrittione teorica et pratica de gli horologi solari"; Professor Rivard of Paris, author of the 18th century work, "Traite de la Sphere"; Luigi Terzi, author of "Gnomonica Grafica", a work on designing sundials which was published just five years prior to this manuscript; and a 17th century Franciscan friar from Torino named Girolamo Cantoni. (We could find no published works by Cantoni.) Camusso's manuscript is organized into four volumes, here bound together, each corresponding supposedly with the work of one of the named sources. Camusso himself was a Piedmont region -- he calls himself a Cavorese, or someone from Cavour. The text is primarily in Italian, with about 16 pages of problems and summary near the end in French. Condition: moderate wear to binding, with small chip to vellum, lower spine extremity. Ink acidification on title causing inconspicuous cut or fissure to page, which if handled with care, should not pose a problem to use. Minor acidification elsewhere, and light scattered soiling. 
Price: 3950.00 USD
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3 Dennett, Daniel C. Darwin's Dangerous Idea
New York Simon & Schuster 1995 First edition Hardcover Near Fine No DJ Jacket 
Good solid copy. Slight sunning of spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Essays on Physiognomy;  For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind (Three Volumes in Four) Illustrated by Four Hundred and Eighteen Engravings.  To which are added, One Hundred Physiognomical Rules, A Posthumous Work by Mr. Lavater, and Memoirs of the Life of the Author, Compiled principally from the Life of Lavater, written by his Son-in-Law G. Gessner, Lavater, John Caspar.  Translated by Thomas Holcroft
4 Lavater, John Caspar. Translated by Thomas Holcroft Essays on Physiognomy; For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind (Three Volumes in Four) Illustrated by Four Hundred and Eighteen Engravings. To which are added, One Hundred Physiognomical Rules, A Posthumous Work by Mr. Lavater, and Memoirs of the Life of the Author, Compiled principally from the Life of Lavater, written by his Son-in-Law G. Gessner
London C. Whittingham 1804 Second edition Half Morocco Fine 
8vo. While the science of physiognomy propounded most famously by Lavater should now be dismissed as the pinnacle of pseudo-science, the plates on facial types, expressions and features maintain their eternal ability to entertain, and even as one admits the speciousness and circularity of the explanations and reasoning rendered herein, there remains a seductive plausibility in the premise that aspects of personality can be read in a person's visage! Flawless modern red morocco over marbled boards. All volumes are tight. Minor soiling here and there, and a few plates with foxing. Overwhelmingly a clean set. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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5 Pendrey, Peter All is not gold that glitters!
London George Routledge and Sons Limited 1944 First Edition Hardcover. Paper pastedown on boards. Cloth spin Very Good Plus 
Beware of unintended consequences! A fanciful and amusing parable of the dangers of innovation, with fantastical illustrations. Oblong 4to, 24.5 by 33 cm. 27 pp. A tale of an alchemist and his many thwarted experiments, culminating in the creation of a giant Frankenstein of a beetle who couldn't be contained. Small corner chip to paper pastedown of cover. Light wear. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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