First edition of this impassioned paean to the history of the American coke industry (that is to say: coke, the fuel byproduct of coal or petroleum distillation, not the other one, or the other other one).
Inscribed first printing of this groundbreaking work by a psychologist and Islamic scholar, presenting an "integrated theory of personality development that takes into account a universal understanding of both humankind and culture" (Knabb and Welsh).
First printing of this discussion of industrial archaeology and its applications to the physical study of mines, mills, and factory sites, the communities lived in by industrial workers, and the "microgeography" of spatial and functional relations within industrial workplaces.
First edition of this short historical survey of analytical chemistry, published at the joint invitation of the Science Museum and the Centenary Organizing Committee of the Society for Analytical Chemistry.
First US edition of this in-depth history of chemistry's beginnings as a science, from classical antiquity through medieval alchemy and on through the 17th century. Part of the Watts History of Science Library series.
By Francesco Algarotti from writing by Isaac Newton, with frontispiece by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, engraved by Giuseppe Filosi
Early pirated edition of this "runaway best-seller" targeted at women that introduced popular audiences to Newton's work on light and color (Mazzotti) – an apparently unauthorized printing issued in the same year as the first edition.