New York, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1909
Two volumes (24.5 cm), I: vii (1), 504 pp., frontispiece-portrait (tissue guardsheet present). II: 475 (1) pp., frontispiece-portrait (tissue interleaf). Uniform publisher’s orange cloth. - 5,966 entries, classified in eleven sections. The library of the English electrical engineer and pioneer of telegraphy, Josiah Latimer Clark (1822-1898), purchased in 1901 by Schuyler Skaats Wheeler (1860-1923) and later presented by him to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. In 1995 the collection was distributed between the NYPL and Linda Hall Library. First edition. ¶ Bindings lightly rubbed and finger-marked; fore-edge of volume II spotted; otherwise a very good, unmarked copy.
(25 cm), xiv, 218 (2) pp., frontispiece, 14 plates, text illustrations. Errata slip tipped in. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - First edition. The author was the biographer of James Watt and Robert Fulton and co-author of an authoritative work on the early steam engine. ¶ Dust jacket soiled and damaged (without loss); otherwise a very good, unmarked copy.
(40 × 32 cm), (4) iv, 184 (2) pp., 174 plates (including frontispiece, portraits, map; some mounted, some in colour). Half-title outside pagination (preceding “Bibliografia cronologica dell’aeronautica italiana da Leonardo da Vinci al 1875”, pp.89-167); another preceding plates (inserted between p. 88 and 89). Publisher’s pictorial boards. - Edition of 500 copies. ¶ Edges and one corner of binding rubbed; otherwise a very fine copy.
Seven volumes (24.5 cm), as issued, in the publisher’s printed wrappers. - An incomplete set of the illustrated catalogues, lacking “The first portion” (sold on 10-11 May 1965). Sotheby’s had previously sold books from Kenney’s library, on 28 June 1954 (including the collector’s 1543 Copernicus, now lost; Owen Gingerich, An Annotated Census of Copernicus’ De Revolutionibus, Leiden 2002, p.318 no.I.241), and (anonymously) on 13 April and 2 November 1964. ¶ Good, unmarked copies.
(24 cm), xii, 428 (2) pp., illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - The preface places the four writers in the framework of previous scientific tradition. Attention is paid also to Federico Commandino, Girolamo Cardano, Bernardino Baldi. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.
Cambridge, MA & London, Society for the History of Technology / MIT Press, 1970
(26 cm), 61 (3) pp., illustrations (1 folding). Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - An account of one of the most celebrated engineering achievements of the 16th century, the removal in one piece of a 360-ton obelisk from the former Circus Nero in Rome, to its present site in front of St. Peter’s, based upon Fontana’s Della Transportatione dell’Obelisco Vaticano (Rome, 1590). Reprint (original edition, New York: Burndy Library, 1950). ¶ Wrappers rubbed, light shelf wear.
(24 cm),  pp., illustrations (some in colour). 245 lots. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Further “restructuring” of the Franklin Institute Library occurred in 1986, when 47,000 volumes were sold en bloc by sealed bid (realising $270,000) and another 2500 volumes (organised in 378 lots) were sold by the local auctioneer Samuel T. Freeman & Co. with minimal cataloguing (”At auction : the rare book collection of the Franklin Institute sale”, 12 September 1986). ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced. No Price list.
(23.5 cm),  pp., illustrations. 460 lots. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Sale catalogue of the collection of the consulting engineer John D. Stanitz (1920-2011) of University Heights, Cleveland, Ohio, with an account by the collector of the origin and growth of his collection, and his reasons for selling: “How could I sell the collection? The answer is really quite simple: the collection had reached a point of maturity, where I was satisfied… and with this satisfaction the thrill of the hunt has been lost. Let others rise up to the challenge”. “Nothing in the order of Honeyman or Horblit to be sure, but a reasonable gathering of 470 lots, with the emphasis on solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, mathematics (especially calculus), machinery, and ‘energetics’ (heat, light, electricity, relativity and atomic physics). Prices were on the whole very steady, though nothing really thrilling happened” (saleroom report in The Book Collector, Autumn 1984, pp.344-347). ¶ Datestamp on title (Received 28 Mar 1984). Photocopy (?) of List of prices realised loosely inserted.
(22 cm), 225 (3) pp., 68 text illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Preliminary essays (Filosofo, Soldato, Politecnico) are followed a “Repertorio bibliografico” (pp.117-21) providing bibliographical details for 25 authors, from Vitruvius to Jean Nicolas Louis Durand. Reviewed by John Bury, in The Burlington Magazine, volume 127 (November 1985), p.809. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.