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Nineteenth-Century Scientific Instruments
Gerard L'E. Turner
Sotheby Publications by Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, London, England, 1983 first edition.

Dust cover is intact and unfaded with very light shelf wear top and bottom. Book is in like new condition.

Hardbound with dust cover. 9 x 11 inches, 320 pages, over 125 b/w photos and illustrations, and about 30 color plates. The book is organized by 15 fields of science for which the instruments are made. The photography is high quality and the text contains much information about the makers. A very thorough and useful reference volume.
ISBN•ASIN: UK 0856671703
$ 55.00
$ 5.13
Early Scientific Instruments Europe 1400-1800
Anthony Turner
Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., London, England for Sotheby's Publications, 1987 first edition

Dust cover protected by vinyl sleeve and is like new. Book is like new, clean with no wear or markings.

Hardbound with dust cover. 9.25 x 12.5 inches, 320 pages, 320 b/w and color photographs and line drawings. The contents are organized chronologically describing what instruments were available at given periods. Origins and technical functions are explained. The book is profusely illustrated, and includes a chapter on the Heyday of the Mathematical Practitioner. Beautifully produced/
ISBN•ASIN: 0856673196
$ 45.00
$ 5.69
The Billings Microscope Collection
Col. James L. Hansen, Capt. William A. Schrader, Col. William R. Cowan, et al
Published by Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, 1974 second edition

Very good condition, very minor shelf wear on covers

Paperbound. 7.75 x 10.25 inches. 244 Pages, about 475 b/w photographs. This book documents the microscope collection of the Medical Museum at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC. The collection is named after US Army Colonel John S. Billings, who began it in 1883. Instruments start from the 17th century and run to today's electron microscopes. A history of the microscope and its major contributors is provided, but the body of the book is almost completely about individual microscopes with exhaustive detail on each.
$ 115.00
$ 4.57
Antique Scientific Instruments
Gerard L'E. Turner
Blandford Press, England, 1980 first edition

Very good to fine condition with very minor wear to dust cover.

Hardbound with dust cover. 5.5 x 7.75 inches. 168 Pages, 48 pages of color photographs, a few b/w photos and some reprints of historical documents. One book of the Blandford Color Series. A good brief summary of the history and development of several classes of instruments, including a worldwide directory to museums and collections. A nice introductory book for the field of instrument collecting.
ISBN•ASIN: 0713709235
$ 8.50
$ 4.01
The Divided Circle: A History of Instruments for Astronomy, Navigation and Surveying
J.A. Bennett
Phaidon - Christie's Limited, England, 1987 first edition

Very good to fine condition, dust cover wrapped in mylar but not an ex-library copy.

Hardbound with dust cover. 8.75 x 11.25 inches. 224 Pages, 260 b/w and color photographs. A rare and fascinating study from antiquity to the 20th century of the field of instruments used for precise measurement, and their impact on the world. Quoting from the dust jacket: "Dr. Bennett makes an important contribution to the history of scientific ideas and their application to practical ends. At the same time he provides for collectors and enthusiasts the first-ever practical guide to the identification, dating and understanding of some of the finest scientific instruments ever made."
ISBN•ASIN: 0714880388
$ 155.00
$ 5.13
Thinkers and Tinkers: Early American Men of Science
Silvio A. Bedini
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1975 first edition

Excellent. Book is like new, dust jacket is like new with protective plastic sleeve.

Hardbound with dust cover. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 520 pages, 102 b/w photos/illustrations. A very comprehensive survey of the American practitioners in the development of instruments of science, up into the early 19th century. The mathematical theory behind their discoveries is explored, as well as the practical application in surveying, mining, engineering, and navigation.
ISBN•ASIN: 0684142686
$ 10.00
$ 5.13
The Makers of Scientific Instruments in America since 1700
Charles E. Smart
Regal Art Press, Troy, New York, 1962 first edition

Excellent condition, very minor shelf wear, binding is sound, very clean with no notations or dogears

Hardcover, issued without dust jacket. 6.5 x 9.25 inches, 282 pages, approx. 50 b/w photographs and illustrations. Approximately 1,200 companies and individuals are listed, along with their dates and locations of practice, sometimes with company histories and news or catalog excerpts. This is the foremost index of American makers from the early 18th century to the mid 20th.
$ 150.00
$ 4.01

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