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Augustin F.B. Creuze:
Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Naval Architecture: being the article 'Ship-Building' in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Seventh Edition.

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, Simpkin etc, 1840. First printing as a separate treatise. xvi, 90, printed in double column except for the Introduction, and followed by the 15 plates, five being double-page, and one of these folding. A little foxing to the plates, text clean. Original yellow endpapers, with professional repairs to hinges. Large quarto, in contemporary grained brown cloth ruled in blind: rebacked, with the original spine with faded gilt title relaid. A very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: £325.00


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The Automobile Club of Ceylon:
The Automobile Club of Ceylon Handbook.

Colombo: The Automobile Club of Ceylon, and printed by The Colombo Apothecaries Co Ltd, n.d. [1931]. Presumed first and only edition thus. 564pp, with photographs, some text illustrations, 74pp of maps in colour, a 50 page gazeteer, 100pp of itineraries, many advertisements, and much other information, some in tables, about sporting districts, roads, motoring in other countries, membership, and 100pp of laws and rules pertaining to driving. Contents clean and unmarked: tiny corner crease to a few of the first pages. Advert bookmark on string. c.6 x 4 ins, in the original binding of blue plasticated cloth titled in black, with rounded corners. Neat ownership name in black to upper board. Firm and bright, with scuffs to surface of lower board, and a few small marks, scuffs and indentations elsewhere. Very nice copy, very uncommon. VG+.

Price: £85.00


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Road Transport Catering and Accommodation Joint Committee: foreword by F. Cousins & Frank Cropper:
Directory of Transport Cafés.

London: Road Transport Catering and Accommodation Joint Committee: September 1948. 5th (revised) edition. 44pp: small (14.4x10cm) stapled booklet with printed thin red card covers. Much handled, some page corners worn or worn away, no loss of text. A few pages have pencilled notes, and an address in ink has been added to the last (blank) page. Covers have some fraying at the spine as well as wear to the corners. Uncommon item. Fair.

Price: £20.00


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Martin-Baker Aircraft Company:
Ejection to Safety: an account of the development of the world's most successful ejection seat.

Middlesex and Ontario: Martin-Baker Aircraft Company, n.d. [c.1960]. Presumed first and only edition. 32 glossy pages, illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Stapled booklet, landscape format, 7 x 9.3 ins, in cream textured card covers embossed with the title in gilt. Unmarked, but with faint creasing, and slight soiling to covers. Early publicity material. Scarce. Very Good.

Price: £30.00


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Charles Hadfield:
The Canals of South and South East England.

Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1969 First edition. 393pp, illustrated. Contents clean and unmarked. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, with very slight blunting to one corner and to spine ends. In the protected unclipped pictorial green dust jacket, very bright and fresh. Very Good+ in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £55.00


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Charles Hadfield:
The Canals of South and South East England.

Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1969 First edition. 393pp, illustrated. Ex-library copy, with evidences to only the pastedowns, the front free endpaper, and the copyright page. Accidental short biro mark to p.7, and a small nick to margin of p155/156. Contents otherwise in very fresh condition but for an untidy full-width tissue repair to p153/154 (see photo). In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp. In the protected unclipped pictorial green dust jacket: very bright, head of spine scuffed, small tide stains to spine ends, and light wear to some edges including two short closed tears. VG- in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £35.00


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Compiled by Eric R. Mountford:
The Barry Railway. Diagrams and photographs of Locomotives, Coaches and Wagons. Series X47.

Oxford: Oakwood Press, 1987. First edition. 80pp, consisting almost entirely of diagrams and photographs. Contents clean and unmarked. Pictorial softcover, fresh and clean, slight sunning to spine, and 3.5cm surface scuff to unprinted area of back cover. Very Good.

Price: £28.00


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B.R. Littlewood, editec by, with M.J. Bullivant:
A brief guide to the Motor Manufacturers of Coventry.

Coventry: Museum of British Road Transport n.d. [c.1990?] Edition not known. 46pp, illustrated in monochrome. Quarto (11.5 x 8.4 ins) booklet with glossy pictorial paper covers. [The 1983 first edition is listed on Copac as having 21pp, so this is presumably a later, enlarged edition.] Contents clean and unmarked. Very faint and minor creasing to covers, and a mark where small price label removed. Clean and bright, nice copy. Very Good.

Price: £20.00


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Hugo Schupke: edited by Edward Bedingfield:
A Journey through Motorcycling Memories.

Sutton Coldfield: Newmark Editions, n.d. [1990s ?] Presumed first and only edition. [vi], 227pp, plus several pages of photographs. Contents very fresh and clean. Spanish bookseller's stamp to front pastedown. In the original binding of mottled red leatherette, spine titled in gilt, bright and sharp, like new. In the protected pictorial dust jacket with a plain spine: clean and fresh, with slight bumps to upper extremities. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £35.00


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Brian Cassidy.
Flying Empires: Short 'C' class Empire flying boats. [Signed copy]

Bath: Queens Parade, 1996. First edition. pp xi, 159. Illustrated with drawings and b/w photos. Contents fresh and clean. Cassidy's 1997 signature on title page, and a post-it note saying "NH/ Please accept this with my compliments as a review copy. BC." Large quarto glossy paperback, with pictorial blue covers. Slight compression at foot of spine, otherwise nearly as new. Near-Fine.

Price: £32.00


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organised by The Railway Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers: and sponsored by AEA Technology Rail:
Wheels on Rails - An update: Understanding and Managing the Wheel/Rail Interface.

London: IMechE - Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 23 April 2002. Presumed first and only edition. c.80pp unpaginated A4 sheets of text, diagrams and illustrations bound with transparent covers. Comprising eleven articles: Shakedown Theory and Rolling Contact Fatigue, by Ajay Kapoor; Vehicle Dynamics and the Wheel/Rail Interface, by Jerry Evans and Simon Iwnicki; Site Observations by Brian Whitney; London Underground's Experience at the Wheel/Rail Interface, by Malcolm Dobell; Swiss Railways' Experience with Gauge Corner Cracking and its Management, by Heinz Pfarrer; London Underground's Experience at the Wheel/Rail Interface, by Steven L Clark; Lifecycle Issues, by Bridget Eickhoff; Managing the Rail Head, by David Wright; Managing the Wheel/Rail Interface: Operational Issues in Wheel Life Management, by Charles Watson, Felix Schimid; and Monitoring the Wheel and the Rail by Sylvia Wasserman. All very fresh and clean. Fine.

Price: £60.00


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Richard Willcox:
The Traction Engine Archive.

Stonehouse: The Road Locomotive Society, 2004. First edition. 160pp, with 160 splendid photographs. Landscape quarto in laminated pictorial boards, in 'as new' condition. Fine.

Price: £24.00


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Terrence J. Finnegan:
Shooting the Front: Allied Aerial Reconnaisance in the First World War.

Stroud: Spellmount, The History Press, 2011. First edition. 408pp, illustrated with many text illustrations, plus a section of colour plates. Fresh unread copy, with small neat previous owner's name to front endpaper. In the original binding of straw-coloured cloth, spine titled in gilt, clean, bright, firm and sharp. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, crisp and bright. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £50.00


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