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The Leading Edge

By: Boyne, Walter J.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Stewart, Tabori & Chang: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45689

ISBN: 0941434931

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in unclipped dj showing some rubbing at tips including one at the lower tip of frt fore-edge colored in with pen, now in new mylar and looks very good. Faint moisture mark on foot of frt cover, no marks or damage inside at all. Nice coffee table volume for any fan of sky travel. An unfolding drama of success and failure, of the excitement of inventors at work on their creations, of the lure and lust for faster, lighter, stronger airplanes, The Leading Edge is a truly remarkable history of the new ideas in aviation technology and the gains we have realized because of... View more info

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Thomas Alva Edison

By: Clark, G. Glenwood

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, E. P. Dutton: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 11924

Condition: Good +


Tight and bright in pictorial orange buckram boards. Occasional fingerprinting, library names crossed out, pocket pulled but all pages present, 165 pp. View more info

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Famous Inventors for Young People

By: Eberle, Irmengarde

Price: $12.50

Publisher: MA, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29639

Condition: Very Good +


First Dodd, Mead & Co, Ed 1967. Ex-lib, 130 pp with pocket pulled but all pages present. Red cloth boards slightly sunned near spine top edge of frt board. Boards not shelf worn, they show negligible color loss and tips remain sharp, spine ends bumped but not rubbed. Price clipped DJ in new mylar sunned at back strip. First published under the title Famous inventors for boys and girls. Features Johannes Gutenberg, James Watt, Edmund Cartwright, Robert Fulton, Eli Whitney, George Stephenson, Samual E.B. Morse, Cyrus Hall McCormick, Henry Bessemer, Gottlieb, Daimler, Alexander Graham Bell, Thoma... View more info

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Benjamin Franklin The Story of Poor Richard

By: Grover, Eulalie Osgood

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45377

Condition: Good +


Rare 1st edition exlib with lightly surface soiled and bumped brown cloth boards, spine ends rubbed, gilt spine title faded, 267 pp text is tight and bright. All pages present. A Biography which covers Franklin's life from his youth through his years as an inventor, printer, statesman and author. View more info

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Marie Curie. A See and Read Beginning to Read Biography

By: Henriod, Lorraine

Price: $8.50

Publisher: NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 26969

Condition: Good +


1st edition hardcover has rubbed corners, light surface soil on light blue background boards illustrated with various characters in US history. Text tight and bright, Ex-lib with all pages and pocket present. 62 pp with word list on last pg. An easy-to-read biography of the scientist who, with her husband, was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for discovering radium. View more info

Once Upon A Horse A History of Horses and How They Shaped Our History

By: Jurmain, Suzanne

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46010

ISBN: 0688055508

Condition: Good


First edition, first Printing hardcover in heavy buckram cloth. 176 glossy pages. Exlib with all pages and pocket present. Glossy illustrated color dj in new mylar shows micro color loss and chips at tips, still displays well without any library stickers on backstrip. One lower page tip taped, else crisp and unmarked. Kings have made history. Queens have made history. Explorers, soldiers, artists, inventors, humanitarians, lawmakers, and lawbreakers have all changed the course of events. So have animals. Although most people don't realize it, one of the most important characters in human ... View more info

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Thomas Jefferson Heroes of the Revolution

By: Lee, Susan & John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: IL, Childrens Press: 1974

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller Id: 26020

ISBN: 0516046527

Condition: Near Fine


Book Club Edition hardcover shows light color loss to lightly bumped tips, Internally as new. 47 pp intended for a juvenile audience. A biography of the Virginian who was noted as a statesman, inventor, and author of the Declaration of Independence. View more info

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Mechanical Toys How Old Toys Work SIGNED

By: Spilhaus, Athelstan and Kathleen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Crown Publisher's Inc: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 45203

ISBN: 0517569663

Condition: As New


Mint condition 1st edition red cloth hardcover in like dj. Signed by Kathleen Spilhaus: Whatever your age - Toys will keep you young. 150 pp. Contents: How it all started -- The enchantment of toys -- Early toy inventors -- Toward mass production -- What toys were made of -- Toys that predicted the future -- Power and power storage -- Governing devices -- Mechanisms that provide action -- Sounds and other surprises -- Variety versus mass production -- Artist in tinplate -- Les petits bonhommes Martin -- Followers and imitators. View more info