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1 Achenbach, Joel Captured By Aliens: The Seach for Life and Truth in a Very Large Universe
NY Simon & Schuster 1999 0684848562 / 9780684848563 First Edition Cloth & Boards Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
415 pp., notes, index. Nearly new, no markings. A Washington Post reporter gives a readable, witty layman's account of the evidence for extraterrestrial life and what scientists are doing about it. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 Antonick, Michael Illustrated Corvette Buyer's Guide (Motorbooks International Illustrated Buyer's Guide)
Osceola, Wisc. Motorbooks International 1997 0760302502 / 9780760302507 4th Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 9.25 in. 
176 pp. on coated stock. Acetate on front cover is crinkled, but otherwise book is lightly used. No markings. Includes index and reading list. Numerous b&w photos on nearly every page. A guide to collecting and investing in vintage Corvettes from 1953 to the 1997 model. Many tables of specifications for each model year. Front cover shows a 1993 blue split window coupe. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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3 Brand, Stewart The Media Lab
NY Penguin Books 1988 0140097015 / 9780140097016 Trade Paperback Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
205 pp. with 200 pp. of color photographs. An overview of MIT's communications laboratory and its impact on wider technology, implications for the future. Written for the layman. Subtitle: Inventing the Future at MIT. Rear cover corners creased, light wear. No markings. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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4 Carnegie Steel Co. Pocket Companion for Engineers, Architects and Builders Containing Useful Information and Tables Appertaining to the Use of Steel
Pittsburgh Carnegie Steel Co. 1917 19th Edition Leatherette 12mo -- 7.5 In Tall 
440 pp. Pebbled leatherette front and rear cover heavily chipped along fore edge and mostly separated from backing. Gilt titling mostly still intact. Text clean. Previous owner's name on title page, no other markings. Many tables for measuring strength of steel. Curious artifact from the era when American steel industry was in its glory days. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Chilton's Truck and Van Repair Manual 1979-86, Chilton
5 Chilton Chilton's Truck and Van Repair Manual 1979-86
Radnor, Pennsylvania Chilton Book Co. 1986 0801976553 / 9780801976551 Collector's Edition Pictorial Boards Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
1423 pp. Light rubbing on spine, binding very sturdy. Text lightly toned but very clean, grease spot on just one or two pages. No markings. The automotive repair bible has sections on 11 major manufacturers and 19 different categories of repair. Numerous diagrams, extensive troubleshooting guide at the rear. This edition is Chilton Part No. 7655, cover is marked "Collector's Edition." Note: This monster weighs well over 5 pounds, may require a dollar or two of extra postage. If this manual saves you just one trip to a garage, your savings will exceed your investment. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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6 Clarke, Arthur C. Voices from the Sky: Previews of the Coming Space Age
NY Harper & Row 1965 First Edition Cloth & Boards Good Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Essays on how scientific advances in space may affect life in coming decades. Library markings, edges yellowed. Tape adhesive on cover. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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7 Cross, A.D. Introduction to Practical Infra-red Spectroscopy
London Butterworths 1964 2nd Edition Trade Paperback Good + No Jacket Textbook 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall 
86 pp., with fold-out table, index, numerous charts and tables. Thumbed, some crinkling of laminate on covers, upper area of booklet somewhat curled. Page 41 has a tear. No markings, still sturdy. An introduction to the field for students of organic chemistry. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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8 Dreier, Thomas The Power of Print -- and Men
Brooklyn NY Mergenthaler Linotype Co. 1963 Decorative Boards & Cloth Very Good No Jacket 4to -- 10 in Tall 
165 pp. From the library of the (Daytona Beach) News-Journal with large "Property of" stampings on front and rear endpapers. Front hinge mostly exposed, binding still fairly firm. Foxing on end papers and apparently 2, front and rear, have been ripped out. Text complete. No markings. Brown and gray art deco covers, matching abstract Art Deco color illustrations setting off each chapter. Rear material includes a 25-pp script of a radio show titled "Salute to the Modern Newspaper," paying tribute to the German immigrant who invented the linotype machine. His saga is presented in human terms, with the technological details presented in language a layman can understand. This book celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Merganthaler Linotype Co., which long ago merged into a German conglomerate. Linotypes, which produced lines of "hot" type from molten lead alloys, became mostly obsolete by the 1960s, replaced by "cold type" photo offset printing. Some old linotypes can still be found in Third World printing plants as well as in American museums and historical displays in newspaper buildings. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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9 Earle, James H. Drafting Technology
Reading, Mass. Addison Wesley Publishing Co. 1986 0201102390 / 9780201102390 2nd Edition Glossy Boards Very Good + No Jacket Textbook 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall 
669 pp., plus 82 pp. of appendices. Slight edgewear to spine, still close to new, no markings in text. Detailed college-level textbook on drafting, especially as applied to manufacturing. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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10 Engineering News-Record The Practical Pocket Guide for Field and Office
NY Engineering News-Record 1937 Cloth Fair 12mo -- 7 in Tall By 3.25 in Wide 
407 pp. Half of tan spine cloth detached but laid in for future repair. Spine slant, quarter-sized heavily rubbed spot on front board. Binding weak but endpapers and joints still intact. Text clean. Various construction hints for engineers and architects. Anecdotes about recent projects. Several b&w photos. Pocket-sized format. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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11 First International Computer PA-2013 Motherboard Manual
First Edition Stapled Softcover Very Good  Technical Manual 8vo -- 8,25 in. Tall 
58 pp. No publication data but probable pub. date is circa 1998. Part No. 2510864-02. Doc No. 16449. Distributed by FIC, First International Computer. Technical guide to the AMD PA-2013 Motherboard, with information on installation, settings, modifications, bios setup, etc. Numerous diagrams and tables. Clean, sturdy.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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12 General Motors 1994 Chevrolent Caprice and Buick Roadmaster Service Manual -- Books 1 and 2
Warren Mich. General Motors 1193 First Edition Trade Paperback Good No Jacket as Issued Automotive Manuals Folio -- 11.5 In Tall 
Books 1 and 2 of the official GM "B-Carline" service manuals for the 1993 Chevolet Caprice and Buiick Roadmaster. Rippled text block but still firm. All pages intact. Light soil, thumbed, cover creasing. Brownish dampstain on spine of Book 1. Text clean. More than 1500 pages of technical information, diagrams, diagnostic information, emissions detail, etc. Sold as set only 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Gillespie, Angus Kress Twin Towers: The Life of New York City's World Trade Center
New Brunswick, N.J. Rutgers University Press 1999 0813527422 / 9780813527420 Reprint. Cloth Near Fine Fine 8v0 -- 9.5 In Tall 
263 pp. plus several diagrams of the structures. Nearly new, tiny line on top edge near spine (library sale marking). The history of the development of the Twin Towers project, built in 1976, and a snapshot of daily activity in the buildings.. Book was written prior to the 9-11 attack and does not discuss the 1993 terrorist bombing of a parking garage in the World Trade Center complex. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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14 Gooch, James; George, Michael, and Montgomery, Douglas America Can Compete
Dallas Institute of Business Technology 1986 Hard Cover Very Good  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Manufacturing how-to book, using concepts of statistical process control to reduce defects and costs to meet Japanese competition, a major issue of the time. Lib Cong. No. 86-083324.  
Price: 2.70 USD
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15 Jaguar Cars Ltd. Technical Publications Series III Service Manual (Jaguar, Daimler)
Coventry, England Jaguar Cars Ltd. 1988 Trade Paperback Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Stiff glossy dark green wrapper. Slight edgewear. Thumbed and yellowish water stain in top corner of rear cover. Glue residue of address label on title page. Some soil to cover. Sturdy binding. Contains 86 sections with probably 300-plus pages. A detailed technical guide to Jaguar and Daimler Series III vehicles. Written in British English with Britisk automotive terms ("boot," etc.) A multitude of diagrams, charts, etc. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Ford Ranger Pick-ups 1993 thru 2011: 1993 thru 2011 all models - Also includes 1994 thru 2009 Mazda B2300, B2500, B3000, B4000 (Haynes Repair Manual), Jorgenden, Eric; Ahlstrand, Alan and Haynes, John H.
16 Jorgenden, Eric; Ahlstrand, Alan and Haynes, John H. Ford Ranger Pick-ups 1993 thru 2011: 1993 thru 2011 all models - Also includes 1994 thru 2009 Mazda B2300, B2500, B3000, B4000 (Haynes Repair Manual)
Newbury Park, Calif. Haynes North America 2013 1620920492 / 9781620920497 Trade Paperback Near Fine Manual 4to - 10.25 in Tall 
300-plus pages, numerous b&w detail photos and diagrams. Almost new, no stains or markings. Spine uncreased. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Kopel, David B. Antitrust After Microsoft
Chicago Heartland Institute 2001 0963202758 / 9780963202758 First Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
NYU adjunct law professor, who is affiliated with conservative think tanks, such as Cato Institute, dissects the Microsoft antitrust case, concludes that antitrust laws injure consumers as they are applied to the computer industry. Kopel concludes the Microsoft case amounts to prosecutorial excess. Published prior to appeal ruling 
Price: 3.00 USD
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18 Logitech Logitech Wheel Mouse Guide
1999 Stapled Softcover Very Good  Technical Manual 8vo - 9 In Tall 
Packet of "Getting Started" materials for the Logitech Wheel Mouse for desktop computers. Includes foldout brochure, 2 copies of 8 pp. "Getting Started" guide in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, plus 1 16 pp. guide of ergonomic pointers, also in 4 languages.  
Price: 2.70 USD
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19 Mergenthaler Linotype Co. Linotype One-Line Specimens
Brooklyn, NY. Mergenthaler Linotype Co. 1958 Updated Edition Red stiff Wraps Very Good + Association Copy 4to- -10.25 in. 
291 pp. in red flexible poster-board covers, cloth on spine. Handsome copy of a catalog of various type faces used by Mergenthaler, along with a sample test paragraph, so a reader can judge the readability of various types designs. Includes various technical matter, such as sections on spacing, matrices, a copy-fitting chart, etc. Marked in red ink on half title page as "T. Davidson," indicating this was a personal copy belonging to the late Herbert M."Tippen" Davidson, one-time publisher of the Daytona Beach News-Journal in Florida. (His family lost control of the newspaper shortly before he died.) A nice item for any collection relating to newspapers, printing technology or graphic arts. Not a facsimile or print-on-demand reprint. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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20 Mergenthaler Linotype Co. Mergenthaler Fonts for the V-I-P Phototypesetter
NY Mergenthaler Linotype Co. First Edition Spiral Softcover Very Good No Jacket Catalog 9 in Tall By 12 in Wide 
72 pp. mostly on heavy card stock and glossy stock. Light yellowing of the left portion of white cover. Lower 1 inch of cover's left side has separated from plastic spiral, rest of spiral binding intact. Clean, no markings. A catalog of various type fonts sold by Mergenthaler for its photo typesetting equipment. The catalog is undated, but probably about 1960. An embossed gilt seal showing Ottmar Mergenthaler is pasted on the upper right section of the front cover; a portion of the seal is discolored. Laid in a pocket on the inside cover is a large folding chart, 44 in. tall by 31 in wide, displaying scores of lines of type of various font families -- Times Roman, Franklin Gothic, Garamond, Copperplate, Century, Goudy and many more. The chart is titled "The Mergenthaler 18-unit Library as set on V-I-P" A blank font order form is laid in a rear pocket. A scarce artifact for collections in the fields of publishing, graphic arts and newspapers. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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