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1 Beaty, David THE WATER JUMP: The Story of Transatlantic Flight
New York/Hagerstown/San Francisco/London: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1976). 0060102969 / 9780060102968 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Hint of wear to the upper spine edge, else near fine in sky-blue cloth with silver titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with tiny tears and creases to the shelf extremities. 304 pages; selected bibliography; aircraft and engines; and index. 
As an experienced airplane captain, a long-time military flyer, and aviation expert, Beaty is able to offer interesting insights in this detailed history of oceanic flight. Maps and one hundred-forty photographic illustrations enhance the text. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Belmar, Antonio Garcia ABRIENDO LAS CAJAS NEGRAS: Coleccion de instrumentos cientificos de la Universitat de Valencia
Valencia [Spain]: Universitat de Valencia, 2002. 8437054885 / 9788437054889 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Corner tips slightly bumped, minor surface crack (about an inch long) to the spine at the front cover, else very good plus in illustrated laminated boards; no dust jacket. 20 page teacher's aid and activities pamphlet laid in. Quarto. 462 pages. 
Catalogued at the University of Valencia, this selection of more than 1500 scientific instruments offers a glimpse of the holdings from four great museum collections. A splendid production fully illustrated with color and b&w photos. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Fullmer, June Z. SIR HUMPHRY DAVY'S PUBLISHED WORKS
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1969. 0674809610 / 9780674809611 First edition. Hardcover. Small sticker shadow to front pastedown, else fine in dust jacket. 
This annotated bibliography lists Davy's published writings that appeared during his lifetime and posthumously. Thin octavo. 112 pages including an index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Gerwin, Robert and Girod, Gerda, editors MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT, JAHRBUCH 1975
Munchen: Verlag Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, (1975). First edition. Hardcover. Faint rubber stamp to the front endpaper, former owner's embossed name to the title-page, light foxing to the upper page edges, else very good plus in black boards with a gilt front cover device and gilt titles and rules to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Annual volume of Max Planck studies with the text in German. 523 pages; illustrated throughout the text with graphs, figures, and nineteen photographs. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Hall, Courtney Robert HISTORY OF AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE
New York: Library Publishers, (1954). First edition. Hardcover. Lower shelf edges and spine ends lightly rubbed, else very good plus in red deluxe-textured boards; in dust jacket with light shelfwear at the upper and lower spine edges. 
The plan of this work has been to broadly develop the basic and inventive phases of American industry including; transportation, chemical, electrical, etc., and to attempt to speculate as to their future applications. 453 pages with an index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Meyer, Jerome S. WORLD BOOK OF GREAT INVENTIONS
Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, (1956). First edition. Hardcover. A very good plus copy in a lightly shelf worn dust jacket. 
270 pages with an index. Illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Paige, Richard E. SIMPLICITY THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL INVENTIONS
(Tarzana, California): (ILMA Printing and Publishing), (1986). 0930317068 / 9780930317065 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine in glossy wraps. 
A guide, with specific information to form a business foundation, for inventors and potential inventors to creating useful and commercially desirable devices. Paige introduced cardboard engineering to the world. 185 pages; illustrated by G. A. Brewster. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Ries, Estelle H. ELIAS E. RIES, INVENTOR
New York: Philosophical Library, (1951). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a very good dust jacket with short edge tears and nicking to top edge of back panel, minor shelf wear. 
A biography of the great American scientist and inventor written by his daughter, describing the stunning accomplishments and impressive obstacles which distinguished his professional career. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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