- Old electrical engineering books. Where to sell?
Right then, A few years back I inherited a number of electrical engineering text books, some of which are rare according to an internet search.
Now, I’m not an electrical engineer (structural and hydraulic pipe) so these books have sat in an old suitcase in the loft. I’d like to sell them on so they are of use to someone.
I have looked into setting up an Amazon store and selling them that way but I would also like to ‘advertise’ them to a more appreciative audience.
Anyone know of any websites or forums that would be appropriate?Posted 5 years agochoronMember
Problem you have is that the rarer the book, the smaller the audience and the less likely it is to sell. Also, with EE books tend to go out of date fairly rapidly. Looking at the dozen or so books on my shelf, only 1 is more than 20 years old and thats a very general maths book. Typically, the more specialised the book, the faster it’s out of date (unless they’re on a topic that doesn’t really change much like maths or physics).
Ebay is probably the best bet. If any of the books are out of print then Amazon might be a good bet too.Posted 5 years ago
I;ve just spent some time cataloging the books and googling their title/ author.
The list is as follows;
Transistors applied-Philips Technical Library-1965
Mathematics for electronics with applications-Nodelman and smith-1956-Mcgraw Hill
The Principles of electric power transmission-H Waddicor-1964-Chapman & Hall
Transistor electronics-Arthur W & Lo Jakob Zawels-1958-Macmillan
The mathematics od servomechanisms-JL Douce-1963
Basic pulse circuits-Richard Blitzer-1964-Mcgraw Hill
A textbook of electricity-HG Mitchell-1960-Methuen
Electronic fundamentals and applications-John D Ryder-1964-Pitman
Technical Electricity-Davidge Hutchinson-1928
Engineering Electronics Ryder-1967-Mcgraw Hill
A text book of heat-GR Noakes-1960-Macmillan
Laplace transforms for electrical engineers-BJ Starkey-1958
Using Transistors-DJW Sjobbema-1964-Philips Technical Library
Electrical Circuits including machines-A Draper-1964-Electrical engineering series
Transistors theory and circuitry-KJ Dean-1964-Mcgraw Hill
Electronics and Power-1966-IEE
Servo mechanisms – An elementary textbook for scientists and technologists-John C West-1962
An Introduction to industrial administration-FRJ Jervis & WF Frank-1965
Tutorial Arithmetic-WP Workman-1926
General English for Technical Students-E Frank Candlin-1958
Elements of physical chemistry-Samuel Gladstone David Lewis-1963-Macmillan
Manufacturing Processes-JV Harding-1961
An introduction to infinitesimal calculus with applications to mechanics and physics-GW Caunt-1959-Oxford
An introduction to bessel functions-Frank Bowman-Constable
Chemistry for Engineers an introductory course-E Cartmell-1959-Butterworth
Please forgive the formatting as I have cut and paste from excel.
I think I’ll keep the Bessel Functions and Calculus books but I would like the rest to go to a good new home
(To someone who understands them!)
I’ll post up thread in the FS section tomorrow if anyone is interested.Posted 5 years ago
choron – Member
To be honest, pretty much all of that other than the maths books would be of historical interest only. The transistor books were written within 15 years of it’s invention: we now have another 50 years of knowledge.
Yes, I totally agree. I’m not looking to make any money from these as such, but, as an engineer myself, some of the older text books are very helpful when you have to re-engineer older designs or to get an understanding of the thought process leading up to a final solution. If I’m honest, I’d rather sell all of them en-block to someone who will get something from them rather than ~£5 each on Amazon.Posted 5 years ago
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