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Elton Engineering Books is the only antiquarian book dealer to specialise exclusively in the history of engineering and technology.

The firm specialises in rare source material ranging from the 17th to the 20th centuries, in all the major European languages.

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“Austere, distinguished, scholarly, [the catalogues] demonstrate the finest virtues of specialisation...Elton offers material that is defiantly unusual and written up with seductive learning”.
James Fergusson in Bookdealer, April 2010

"Catalogue 6 from Elton Engineering Books spoke to the world, its subjects timber and masonry, iron and steel, cement and concrete. For the non-specialists it was engrossing, and most so in the latter parts. Julia Elton carries her historical learning lightly, her annotations are both informative and alert to the implications of the books lurking behind often rather dry titles."
Review in the Book Collector, Winter 1991

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ABA - the Association for Antiquarian Booksellers   ILAB - the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers