vintage science and engineering book series... by cover.
January 6, 2013 8:23 PM   Subscribe

Years ago I saw a flickr set (I think) of the covers of a vintage series of books on science and engineering. Each cover (under the dust jacket) was a single color and featured a simple embossed diagram of the book's topic (e.g rockets, electricity & magnetism), with no text. They were gorgeous. Please help me find the series title!
posted by you're a kitty! to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
You might check out illustrator Glen Mullaly's flickr stream; he curates a collection of vintage children's book illustrations. (I posted about it on the blue back in 2009). I don't see precisely what you're looking for, though there are some near matches.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:06 PM on January 6, 2013

Here's something close (last 6 images in the set)
posted by moonmilk at 7:50 AM on January 7, 2013

or some of these
posted by moonmilk at 7:54 AM on January 7, 2013

There's also a bunch of vintage science books in the Vintage Education Flickr group...
posted by glenmullaly at 8:15 AM on January 7, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks everyone — I finally found them! It's the New Illustrated Library of Science and Invention. See here.
posted by you're a kitty! at 3:56 PM on January 7, 2013

Those are beautiful!
posted by moonmilk at 4:27 PM on January 7, 2013

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