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Hi, Folks ... Mom said, 'I need to downsize'. Moving to assisted living, what she couldn't take included 8,000-plus books & records. A decade later, my upcountry barn is bursting. Books multiply as others recycle priorities. I now have 30,000 or more books looking for good homes, and my learning curve has been a roller coaster. I celebrate word-crafters, thought-tumblers, laughter ... the arts of communication at every turn. I preserve, protect, and share. I am also Hedgehog Publishing, 'Words & Pictures by & for Folks with Prickly Backs, Soft Bellies, & Small Brains'.
Edition: 21st printing since June 1957 Bantam PB release.
Binding: Mass-market paperback
Publisher: A Bantam Fifty, F2776
Date published: 1964
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Some edge & cover wear, minor spine crease. 150 p. Movie tie-in: Columbia Pictures, Produced by Sam Spiegel, 3 actors pictured, back cover circle (Holden, Guinness, &? ). World War II historical fiction: "The amazing story of the prisoner of war whose passion for duty led him to perform an almost impossible feat of military genius for the Japanese Army he hated, " (back cover notes). Suspense, irony, wit, meaning; set in southeast Asia amidst jungle heat. ... read more
Description: Lovitt, Anita (Illustrated by). Fine. No dust jacket as issued. 12 p. Includes illustrations. Illustrated card stock covers. 4.75x7.5in. Single pop-up showing classic scene: Scrooge w/ Spirit looking thru Cratchett home window. Booklet (4-inches square) w/ story adaptation below, illustrated. One of 6 in series for Christmas. read more
Edition: First edition. 1st Avon printing. 1973 Editions Robert Laffont.
Binding: Mass-market paperback
Publisher: Avon Books.
Date published: 1975
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. single light spine crease. Thin mark across top edge. Surface cover wear. Mass-market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 207p. B&W photo section. Symbols throughout. Red page block edges. Ancient societies: The monoliths, some 60 feet long, on Easter island, have been intriguing to the Western world since first sighted by a Dutchman in 1722. Tables of Transcriptions from Tomenika manuscript introduce the research and series of speculative accounts. read more
Edition: Reprint. First Picture Puffin 1979.
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: A Picture Puffin Book / Penguin Books.
Date published: 1989
Description: Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback, 7x9in. Glued binding. Audience: Children/juvenile. Children's picture storybook comically illustrated in turquoise and black throughout; a classic Don Freeman book. Full-time witch and a foundry engineer when the need arises, as it will here, Tilly Ipswitch, Queen of Halloween, decided this year to design and build a Zoom Broom, the better to go out and find some martians to scare this Halloween. So, her big witch's cauldron became her foundry, ... read more
Publisher: Henry Z. Walck, Inc, New York
Date published: 1960
Description: Good in good dust jacket. Ex-library. Discard from public school library. DJ flaps glued to inside covers. 144 p.; 24 cm. B&W photos, credit list in Acknowledgments, p. iii. Index. A 1950s era history of the development of the tools and techniques for tunnel building, and the safeguards devised to eliminate dangers, from prehistoric natural caves to the networks beneath cities, worldwide. Text geared for the junior high and high school reader. read more
Edition: 1st printing. Copyright 1997 Estate of Richard Scarry.
Publisher: Little Simon / Simon and Schuster.
Date published: 1981
Description: Deesing, Jim (Designed by), and Reifel, Bruce (Paper engineering by) Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Almost new except for a few marks on cover and a price sticker scar. Glued binding. Glossy illustrated paper over boards. Pop-up book. 10 p. Audience: Children/juvenile. Inside text and vehicle pictures are crisp and clean. Pull tabs let dump trucks dump out loads, digging machines go up and down, firemen pop up on cranes to spray water, every page packed with interesting mobile units. ... read more
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Minor edge wear; light cover scuffing. Clean interior. Illustrated paper over boards. 518 p. Audience: General/trade. Engineering, American Studies, US History: Textbook including an overview of the history of American movement of goods and people by rail, waterway, highway, and air. Clever cover graphic combines front-on design elements of all. Political and economic impact is discussed as new forms developed or evolved; as are environmental, sociological, and energy ... read more
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company., New York.
Date published: 1979
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by previous owner. Light page block edge soiling. Horizontal paperback, 10.75x8in. Glued binding. Shades of brown illustrated cover; black titles. Energy-efficient construction: This is a historic publication, with references that will require updating. Supported by funding from the Minnesota Energy Agency. Includes designs of specific existing projects at time of publication. read more
Edition: Brown Wells and Jacobs Ltd.
Publisher: Starlight Editions / Dorset Press., USA / London.
Date published: 1991
Description: Peterkin, Mike (Illustrated by). Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Light cover wear. Clean interior. All tabs working, no tears. Patience and care recommended. Last page had once stuck, adhering edge to edge: 1-inch vertical skinny paper scar. 10 p. Includes illustrations. Glossy colorfully illustrated paper over boards. Square: 8.75in. Double pages for paper engineered pull down tabs, lift-up windows. Children's food odyssey: Bread; Baked Beans; Cheese; Chocolate; Potato Chips. Food-loving ... read more
Publisher: Doubleday, Page, Garden City, N. Y
Date published: 1914
Description: Hallen, Ernest (Photographer for Isthmian Canal Commission). Very good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Discard in good shape from small NH library. Minor cover wear. Random foxing. x, 386 p.,  leaves of plates: 21 cm. B&W photos. Diagrams. Maps, Portraits, Plates. Index. Publisher ads. Color fold-out location overview drawing. Red cloth covered boards. Gold stamped title box. Preface: Primary purpose, a history of the building of the Panama Canal in Central America without romanticizing the ... read more
Edition: Book Club Edition. Book-of-the-Month Club.
Publisher: W W Norton., New York.
Date published: 1958
Description: Haemer, Alan (Jacket art by). Very good in good dust jacket. Light page block soiling; Short jacket chips at spine ends. 285 p.; 22 cm. Fiction set in Southeast Asia, topical and important on publication in 1958 with fictional characters making the mistakes those to come might have taken lessons in how not to be an American in another culture. Master storytellers Lederer (a Navy officer, author, and expert on Southeast Asia) and Burdick (author of "The Ninth Wave") offered up this classic work ... read more
Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) / Hildreth Press., Cambridge MA / Bristol CT.
Date published: 1956
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Cover dampening line at bottom; else very good. Illustrations, diagrams. Magazine, 8.25x11.25in. B&W illustrations, photos; 1950s advertisements. Cover photo by Ward Allen Howe: New York Support, George Washington Bridge; Frontispiece: Legacy from Thomas Jefferson, photo by Ewing Galloway; Feature articles: "Science and the Educated Man" (Julius A Stratton), "Salt of the Earth" (Harry W von Loesecke), "Engineering and Scientific Education" (H G Rickover), ... read more
Edition: First edition. 1st printing.
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Date published: 1988
Description: Whelan, Michael (Wraparound cover painting by). Very good in fine dust jacket. Minor blemishes. Minor corner bumps. White cloth and paper over boards. 431 p. Endpaper maps. Audience: General/trade. Fantasy: Pern was an unspoiled planet, and settlers wanted to develop a low tech agricultural paradise. Then silver spores, threadlike, began to rain down, devouring all living things. Resident small dragonlike flying lizards became Pern's only defense. Geneticists set to work to develop larger ... read more
Edition: 1908 copyright.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons / Chapman & Hall., New York / London.
Date published: 1917
Description: Good. No dust jacket. Highlighting/underlining. Signed by previous owner. Notations in pencil: A few with text; notes, formulae on rear end papers. 95 p. Includes: diagrams, index. Brown cloth over boards. Gold titles, spine. Blind-stamped graphic author initials, front. Early 20th century lectures given to University of Pennsylvania students of Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering, published as a reference. read more
Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington DC.
Date published: 1984
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Rear end paper penciled notes. Page block minor soiling. Tightly bound. Slight rubs: spine ends, corners. Green cloth over boards. Gold titles. xlviii, 1087 p. 24 cm. B&W photos, diagrams, tables. Automotive professional engineering: Sections, each w. numerous considerations: Highway Functions; Design Controls and Criteria; Elements of Design; Cross-section Elements; Local Roads and Streets; Collector Roads and Streets; Rural and Urban Arterials; Freeways; At-grade ... read more
Edition: No date, circa 1930s.
Publisher: Niagara Power Service / Printer: JW Clement Co., Buffalo NY
Description: Fine in good dust jacket. DJ chipped at spine, overlap folds. Book clean, sound, historic. 32 p. Illustrations, diagrams. 5.5x8 in. brown paper covered boards; Rainbow Falls color photo wraparound DJ w/yellow titles. Blue line art & decorations, color plates, B&W grayscale photos. Facts and figures; chart showing erosian at Horseshoe Falls from 1764-1925; an engineering model described; Niagara Gorge Railroad notes; economic service of the falls from a single sawmill to energy for hundreds of ... read more
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap by arr. w/ The Century Company, New York: London
Date published: 1928
Description: Very good in good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Minor top edge soiling. DJ has minor chipping, closed 1-in. tear, rubbing, prior water damage. v, 315 p.21 cm. B&W photos: Portraits, Plates. Green textured cloth covered boards. Black front and spine titles. A portrait of Herbert Hoover prior to becoming President of the United States (31st in 1929-1933), anecdotally recounting his career in the West as a mining engineer and railroad construction engineer in foreign jungles through his ... read more
Edition: No date. Calculations' copyright 1903, 1905, 1942, 1943.
Publisher: International Textbook Company, Scranton PA
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Top spine: fraying starting. Lower end and corners, slight wear. Includes: illustrations, diagrams. Sections by category of raw material. Each of 7 sections starts w/ page 1. Black cloth covered boards. Spine gold titles w/ decorations. Yarn & Cloth: Cotton, woolen, worsted. Mechanical calculations show detailed drawings of gears, pulleys, rolls. '1B' on title page. On back inside cover in pencil, 2 lines: 275, 8/14/47. read more
Publisher: Stephen Greene Press
Description: Very good in good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. DJ moderately soiled, a few chips. Book very good. Owner's signature upper left under DJ flap. 48 p. Includes illustrations. Grayscale photos and pen&ink drawings. Green cloth covered boards, gold spine titles. Covered bridges: a blend of history and legend for the enjoyment of these bridges as part of the American landscape and heritage. Numerous and varied illustrations are from Allen's much larger collection. read more
Edition: First edition. No number line. Presumed first.
Publisher: Howell, Soskin, Publishers Inc., New York.
Date published: 1945
Description: Hopkins, Hildegard (Pictures by) Very good. Back cover soiling. Light edge and corner wear. Very nice interior. Covers are not equally lined up, bottom and top. 22 p. Includes illustrations. Hard plastic spiral binding similar to metal coil. Illustrated cover in green, gray, peach: elephant bathing: Full cover interior art. Routine bathtub bathing seems never routine for stages of toddler-hood and young childhood. Protests are common. This tale is about the fun of bathing for a child pictured ... read more
Edition: 1918 copyright; reprinted 1925 also.
Publisher: American Technical Society., Chicago.
Date published: 1931
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Very nice w/ rear lower corner cover exposing board slightly. Spine has minor darkening. Includes maps. Red cloth over boards. 243 p., add'l 7p. Index. 6x8.5in. B&W Photos; Pen&Ink art from etchings; line art; Charts; Graphs. Engineering technology. The mathematical art of surveying is among the oldest, essential to engineering that follows. Archival onsite photos of surveyors. Excellent equipment drawings, diagrams. Pull-out tri-fold Pen&Ink chart: U.S. Coast and ... read more
Publisher: Whitehead Metals, New York
Date published: 1950
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Stain, tp right. Page edge soiling, minor chips. 272 p. Includes: illustrations, diagrams, maps, index. Blue plastic spiral bound. Blue, gray, orange white covers. Whitehead Metals circular logo on cover. Section tabs. Northeast US map. A durable reference, resource for industry small and large with product lists, charts: aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, inconel, monel, nickel, stainless steel. read more
Edition: First copyright 1968.
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: Langley Press, Inc., Key West FL.
Date published: 2001
Description: New. No dust jacket as issued. Slight cover surface blemishing, partially production based. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 48 p. Historical B&W photos, map, diagrams, facsimiles. Flagler System History: A single-track Florida shortline lasted for 23 years before being swept off the tracks during a 1935 hurricane tidal wave. It ran over a 156 mile route, and had taken 12 years to construct. The plan was called "Flagler's Folly" after visionary Henry Morrison Flagler. The concrete viaducts ... read more