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About Elton Engineering Books

Elton Engineering Books was founded by in 1986 by Julia Elton, and is the leading dealer in this field.

We carry rare source books in all the major European languages, right across the range of disciplines covered by the word 'engineering'. Subjects include civil, mechanical, structural and electrical engineering, manufacturing, telegraphy, building services, heating & ventilation, gas lighting, water supply & drainage, railways, canals & waterways, docks & harbours, naval architecture, lighthouses, and related disciplines including architecture.

Please go to the catalogues page for a full range of books. We also carry manuscripts, prints and ephemera.

In 1987, Catalogue No 1 won the Davis Prize for the best first catalogue in a competition set up by the bookseller, Paul Breman.

Elton Engineering Books is a member of the Association for Antiquarian Booksellers (ABA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).