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Barometers: Wheel or Banjo, Banfield, Edwin
1 Banfield, EdwinBarometers: Wheel or Banjo
Wiltshire: Baros Books, 1985
0948382015 / 9780948382017
Hardcover. New, New. 
reprinted 1999.

The author traces the history of the wheel or banjo barometer, with the help of 165 illustrations, and gives advice on how they should be handled and maintained. Most types of wheel barometer still available are illustrated and the book gives useful information to assist in dating them.

Price: 30.00 USD
Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers, Bedini, Silvio A.
2 Bedini, Silvio A.Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers
Washington, DC: Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, 1964

1st. Soft cover. Fine, 

Price: 35.00 USD
Antique Dental Instruments, Bennion, Elisabeth
3 Bennion, ElisabethAntique Dental Instruments
London: Sotheby's Publications, 1986
0856673102 / 9780856673108
1st. Hardcover. Fine, Near Fine. 
dust jacket spine slightly faded.

This work is organized according to areas of denistry: extracting instruments; excavating instruments, cauteries, filing materials; artificial teeth; anaesthesia equipment; dental mirrors, scalers and miscellaneous instruments; and oral hygiene. It contains a directory of instrument makers, a chronological chart of principal surgeons, dentists, and scientists, 161 black and white illustrations and 21 color plates.

Price: 50.00 USD
Globes from the Western World, Dekker, Elly and Peter van der Krogt
4 Dekker, Elly and Peter van der KrogtGlobes from the Western World
London: Zwemmer, 1993
0302006184 / 9780302006184
1st. Hardcover. Fine, Near Fine. 
faint scratches to back panel of dust jacket.

This informative study is the most comprehensive in English since Dr. Stevenson's publication of 1921. Numerous colour and monochrome illustrations accompanied by explanatory captions make this book invaluable for museum curators, instrument dealers and collectors.

Price: 175.00 USD
Astrolabes of the World, Gunther, Robert T.
5 Gunther, Robert T.Astrolabes of the World
London: The Holland Press, 1976
090047064X / 9780900470646
Hardcover. Fine, Near Fine. 
reprint edition, 2 volumes in one; price-clipped, slightly faded on spine of dj.

The 1976 Holland Press reprint, two volumes in one, of the edition first published in 1932.

Price: 500.00 USD
Old Globes in the Netherlands, Krogt, Peter van der
6 Krogt, Peter van derOld Globes in the Netherlands
Utrecht: HES Uitgevers, 1984
9061942349 / 9789061942344
1st. Hardcover. Fine, Near Fine. 
slight crease along bottom edge of front panel of dust jacket.

In this catalogue almost 340 Netherlandish globes, made before 1850, are described at length. Among other aspects, the sphere itself, the inscriptions, the cartography and its mounting receive attention. What is more, the descriptions are illustrated with some 80 photographs, of which 9 are in colour.

Price: 95.00 USD
The Billings Microscope Collection, Purtle, Helen R.
7 Purtle, Helen R.The Billings Microscope Collection
Washington, DC: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1967

1st. Hardcover. Very Good, 
#183 of 1000 copies; light foxing to top edge of text block, spotting to rear cover.

Profusely illustrated.

Price: 125.00 USD
Nineteenth-Century Scientific Instruments, Turner, Gerard L'E.
8 Turner, Gerard L'E.Nineteenth-Century Scientific Instruments
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1983
0520051602 / 9780520051607
Hardcover. As New, Near Fine. 
1st US edition; dust jacket spine slightly darkened.

This is the first book to deal with the vast range of instruments and apparatus made and used during the exciting years of the nineteenth century, when modern science came of age. The varied, intricate, and often beautiful apparatus used in research and teaching during this important period is set in its scientific and historical context, and illustrated with over 440 plates of examples from European collections and contemporary engravings, including 30 color plates.

Price: 100.00 USD
Deutsche und Niederlandische Astronomische Instrumente des 11. - 18. Jahrhunderts, Zinner, Ernst
9 Zinner, ErnstDeutsche und Niederlandische Astronomische Instrumente des 11. - 18. Jahrhunderts
Munchen: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1956
3406033016 / 9783406033018
2nd. Hardcover. Fine, Near Fine. 
1967; dust jacket slightly yellowed on spine.

The standard work on German and Netherlandish astronomical instruments from the 11th through the 18th centuries. Illustrated with 80 full page black and white plates. Text in German.

Price: 250.00 USD

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