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 edition of the environmental classic that almost single-handedly led to the banning DDT, and which the Boston Public Library included on their list of the 100 Most Influential Books of the 20th Century.
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.