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Updated 4/30/17  



Why am I selling these books?

While building my personal technical library, I acquired a number of duplicates or otherwise interesting books that weren't in my mainstream areas of interest. I'm now segregating out the "best of the best" to distill the library down to an excellent selection of perhaps 2,000 books. I expect to reduce the size of my technical library by over 3,500 books over the next couple of years. A significant number of titles will be of interest to the High Voltage Engineering, Pulsed Power, Physics, and Tesla research communities.

Where can I find these books?
I'm listing a small set of books on this site, and a much larger set on our store on Amazon.com. Books will be sold on a first come first served basis. 
You can find a much larger selection of technical books in our Stoneridge Engineering store on Amazon.com. In either case, once these scarce titles are gone, they may be gone for good!

I also buy technical books
I'm still looking for a number of books to round out my personal library. These include certain titles about dielectrics, electrical breakdown, gas discharge phenomena, high voltage engineering, pulsed power, ultrastrong magnetic fields, atmospheric electricity, and antique radio (especially spark radio). Some of these titles are shown below in the "Want List" below. If you have books that you are looking to sell in these areas or have any of these titles please contact me.

I'm also interested in purchasing technical books which are in good condition. I often trade these with other collectors and dealers. Please don't throw away your old electrical engineering and physics books -
contact me first.

Ordering Information:
If you intend to order using your credit card or an outstanding PayPal balance, please use the shopping cart. NOTE: Although the Shopping Cart will allow you to manually order more than one copy of a title, please do NOT do so. I can also directly accept payment by credit card (MC, Visa, Discover, or American Express) if you'd like to order directly by phone. If you plan to use an alternative payment method, please email me  or call me at (630) 964-2699 as soon as possible so that I can temporarily reserve the book for you (for a maximum of 10 days pending payment). I'll need to know which book(s) you want, your planned payment method, and mailing address, and telephone number. I'll normally get back to you in 24 hours or less with a quote. Also, please contact me if there are other titles that you're searching for or if have any questions regarding the books offered below.

Shipping and Insurance (within the USA):
Except for very heavy books, such as the 1,500+ page Radiotron Designers Handbook, Shipping and Handling within the continental US will be $5.00/book. S&H for the Radiotron Designers Handbook ("Big Red") and other larger or double volumes will be $8.00 per book. I normally ship using US Postal Service Media Mail. Other shipping methods are available upon request at higher cost. I insure books over $50.00, and I use delivery confirmation on domestic orders greater than $30.00. Illinois customers will be charged 7.75% Retail Sales Tax.

Shipping and Insurance (International):
I do ship internationally. However, insurance is not always with many shipment options and Shipping and Handling costs must be quoted on a country by country basis. If you are an international customer, please get a quote from me BEFORE ordering.

US Customers - Payment Options:
If you live within the USA, you can use your credit card to provide payment using our Shopping Cart. Customers have the choice of paying from an outstanding PayPal balance or via a credit card using a secure server. Customers can also order directly by phone, since I can also directly accept credit card payment (MC, Visa, Discover, and American Express). US customers can also pay via an International Postal Money Order, or a corporate or personal check after first contacting me to reserve the books. However, if you are paying by check, please allow an additional 5 business days for your check to clear.

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International customers can also use the shopping cart to make credit card or PayPal purchases. However, since the S&H costs are for domestic delivery, we may require an adjustment to cover additional international shipping costs. We STRONGLY suggest that you contact us BEFORE you make your purchase so that you can get a quote and an invoice. We can accept payment from international customers via direct credit card purchase (Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express), an International Money Order payable in US Dollars and drawn against a US bank, a Western Union Money Transfer, or a bank wire transfer ($12 service fee).

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We want our customers to be delighted with their purchases. You have a 14 day inspection period after receiving your book(s). If, for any reason, you are not satisfied, please contact us, either via email or at our business number (630-964-2699) and let us know whether you'd like a refund. Then return the book(s) to us in the same condition, using USPS delivery confirmation (if you live in the US). Once we have received the book(s) in good condition, we'll refund your original purchase price (including original S&H).

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Stoneridge Engineering
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Dielectrics and Dielectric Theory:
Author(s)
Title
Publisher
Year
Format:
Pages
Price
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Nat. Acad. of Sci. 1967 Annual Report - Conference on Electrical Insulation & Dielectric Phenomena National Academy of Sciences 1968
SC
199 $35.00
Nat. Acad. of Sci. 1968 Annual Report - Conference on Electrical Insulation & Dielectric Phenomena
National Academy of Sciences 1969
SC 204
$35.00
Nat. Acad. of Sci. 1970 Annual Report - Conference on Electrical Insulation & Dielectric Phenomena
National Academy of Sciences 1971
SC 255
$35.00
Nat. Acad. of Sci. 1971 Annual Report - Conference on Electrical Insulation & Dielectric Phenomena
National Academy of Sciences 1972
SC 289
$35.00










Electrical Breakdown, Gas Discharges, Lightning:
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Title

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Year

Format:

Pages

Price

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Cobine, James D.
Gaseous Conductors; Theory and Engineering Applications (Original)
McGraw-Hill
1941
HC
606
$120.00
Cobine, James D. Gaseous Conductors; Theory and Engineering Applications (Reprint)
Dover
1958
SC
606 $90.00
Kunhardt, Luessen Electrical Breakdown and Discharges in Gases, Part A (Volume 89A)
Plenum Press 1983
HC 466
$275.00
Kunhardt, Luessen
Electrical Breakdown and Discharges in Gases, Part B (Volume 89B)
Plenum Press
1983
HC
469
$75.00
Loeb, Leonard
Fundamental Processes of Electrical Discharge in Gases
John Wiley & Sons
1939
HC
715
$75.00
Loeb, LeonardL
Mechanism of the Electric SparkM
Stanford University Press
1941 HC 188
$200.00

Maxfield, F. A..
Theory of Gaseous Conductors and Electronics
McGraw-Hill
1941
HC
483
$55.00
Whitehead, Stanley
Dielectric Breakdown of Solids
Clarendon Press
1953
HC
271
$60.00











Electromagnetics and Electrodynamics:
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High Voltage and Electrical Power Engineering:
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Lewis, W. W.
The Protection of Transmission Systems Against Lightning
Dover Reprint
1965
SC
422
$45.00
Mason, R. C.
The Art and Science of Protective Relaying
John Wiley and Sons
1956
HC
410
$75.00











Pulsed Power and Ultrastrong Magnetic Fields:
Author(s)

Title

Publisher

Year

Format:

Pages

Price

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Frungel, F. High Speed Pulse Technology, Volume 1 (Extremely Scarce) Academic Press 1960
HC 620
Contact
Frungel, F. High Speed Pulse Technology, Volume 2 (Extremely Scarce) Academic Press 1965
HC 477
Contact
Frungel, F. High Speed Pulse Technology, Volume 3 (Extremely Scarce) Academic Press 1976
HC 498
Contact
Glasoe & Lebacq
Pulse Generators (Original MIT Radiation Laboratories copies are becoming quite scarce)
McGraw-Hill, Radiation  Laboratories Series, Volume 5
1948
HC
741
$140.00
IEEE
9th International Pulsed Power Conference,  2 Volumes. S&H will be $10.00 due to weight of books
IEEE Press

1993
HC (2 Vol.)
1072
$140.00
Kolm, Henry
High Magnetic Fields, Proceedings of the Int'l Conference on High Magnetic Fields
MIT-Wiley
1961
HC
751
$30.00
Schaefer Gerhard, Kristiansen M., Guenther A
Gas Discharge Closing Switches (Advances in Pulsed Power Technology, Vol. 2) Plenum Press 1991
HC
569

$225.00










Nuclear and Particle Physics:
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Radio/RADAR Theory and Practice:
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Morecroft, John H.
Principles of Radio Communication, 1st ed., (Best spark radio coverage of any reasonably priced book!)
John Wiley & Sons
1921
HC
935
$50.00
Morecroft, John H.
Principles of Radio Communication, 2nd ed., (Best spark radio coverage of any reasonably priced book!)
John Wiley & Sons
1927
HC

1001
$47.00
Zenneck, J.
Wireless Telegraphy (Original McGraw-Hill Hardcover - Very Scarce!)
McGraw-Hill
1915/19
HC
443
$250.00










Vacuum Tubes, Theory and Application:
Author(s)
Title
Publisher
Year
Format:
Pages
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Smith, F. Langford Radiotron Designer's Handbook, 4th edition (BIG Red!) Interior is Very Good. Wear to covers. Otherwise, a tight, bright copy. - ACCEPTABLE. S&H is $8.00. Wireless Press/RCA 1953 HC 1498 $80.00

Smith, F. Langford
Radiotron Designer's Handbook, 4th edition (BIG Red!) - GOOD. S&H is $8.00. Wireless Press/RCA
1953
HC
1498
$95.00
Smith, F. Langford
Radiotron Designer's Handbook, 4th edition (BIG Red!) - VERY GOOD. S&H is $8.00. Wireless Press/RCA
1953
HC
1498
$110.00
Smith, F. Langford
Radiotron Designer's Handbook, 4th edition (BIG Red!) - FINE. S&H is $8.00. Wireless Press/RCA
1953
HC
1498
$135.00











Misc. Other Technical Topics:
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Books on my Want List:

Author(s):
Title:
Publisher:
Year:
Blalock, Thomas J.
Transformers at Pittsfield: A History of the General Electric Large Power Transformer Plant at Pittsfield, Massachusetts Gateway Press
1998
Bliokh, P., Nicholaenko, et al
Schumann Resonances in the Earth-Ionosphere Cavity, ISBN: 0906048338
IEE
1980
ter Haar, D.
Collected Papers of P. L. Kapitza, Volume 2
MacMillan
1964
ICAE
International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, Proceedings (any)
ICAE
Any
IEEE
International Pulsed Power Conference, 2nd
IEEE
1979
IEEE
International Pulsed Power Conference, 13th
IEEE
2001
IEEE
International Pulsed Power Conference, 15th
IEEE
2005
IEEE
IEEE Power Modulator Symposium (2nd, 7th, 8th, 18th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 28th)
IEEE
-
Knoepfel, H. Pulsed High Magnetic Fields; Physical Effects & Generation
Elsevier
1970
Lozansky, E. D.., & Firsov, O. B.
Theory of Sparks
Atomizdat
1975
Moon, Francis C.
Magneto-Solid Mechanics, ISBN 0471885363
John Wiley and Sons
1984
Moynihan, John D.
Selection and Application of Capacitors
Components Technology Institute
-
Titov, V. M.
Megagauss Fields and Pulsed Power Systems, ISBN: 0941743861
Nova Science
1990



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