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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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John Prioleau:
Forty Years of Progress: The story of the Daimler, Lanchester, and B.S.A. motor cars.

Coventry: Printed and made for the Daimler Company, 1936. Original edition. 60pp, illustrated with photographs and drawings. Well-printed on coated stock, clean and unmarked. Quarto, 27x21.5cms, in the original slate-grey paper-covered boards, with white-lettered gold paper title labels to front and to spine. Firm, faintly marked, with a knock and a scuff to the head of the spine. Nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: £90.00


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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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Les Locomotives à Vapeur de la S.N.C.F. Région du Sud-Ouest.

Paris: Documents et Collections d'Art, 1948. Presumed first edition. 24pp of tables and photographs. Notes page not used, contents clean and unmarked. 17.75x10.75cms, stapled booklet with pictorial covers. Covers faintly soiled, with slight knocks to lower corners. Very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: £32.00


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Foreword by D.C. Woodward:
Nigerian Railway Jubilee, 1900-1951.

A P.R.O. Nigeria Publication, [1951]. Presumed first and only edition. 36pp, with many illustrations and large foldout Longitudinal Section of the Nigerian Railway. All very clean and fresh. 16.5x20.5cms, landscape format stapled booklet with green pictorial covers. Staples slightly rusted. Lovely copy. Near Fine.

Price: £50.00


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Richard T. Parsons: with a foreword by Stirling Moss:
The Observer's Book of Automobiles.

London: Frederick Warne, 1955. First edition / 1st edn. 286pp. Contents clean and unmarked. 1955 ownership details to front fly. Neat repair to front endpaper gutter. Firm in the original ochre cloth binding titled in maroon, slightly soiled and mottled, with slight fading to spine. In the protected unclipped Sunbeam-Talbot dust jacket: this is heavily worn and chipped and with stains from former sellotape, but all loss has been made good with Japanese tissue. Good in poor dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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Richard T. Parsons: with a foreword by Stirling Moss:
The Observer's Book of Automobiles.

London: Frederick Warne, 1956. Second edition / 2nd edn. 288pp. Contents very clean and unmarked: faint tanning to endpapers. In the original fawn cloth-textured binding titled in red, clean and firm, corners good, spine ends blunted. Several pin-pricks to front and back boards, not affecting the pages. In the protected unclipped Armstrong Siddeley dust jacket. This has a chip to the head of the spine, some soiling and scuffing, and has the same pin-pricks as the boards. It has several internal repairs with what is probably 'magic tape', supposedly non-decaying. Good copy of the scarce 2nd edition. VG in G- dust-jacket.

Price: £80.00


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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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C. van der Meulen:
Aircraft Maintenance.

London: Heywood, 1963. First edition. x, 326pp, illustrated with diagrams, photographs and tables. Contents clean and unmarked. Large quarto, 30x21cms, in the original binding of navy leatherette titled in silver. Clean and bright, corners good. In the protected unclipped pale blue pictorial dust jacket. This is in very good order, with scuffs to the extremities, slight knocks to the edges, and two one-inch closed tears. A very nice copy. VG+ in VG+ dust-jacket.
[Heavy Item]

Price: £90.00


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L.A. Manwaring: with a foreword by Stirling Moss:
The Observer's Book of Automobiles.

London: Frederick Warne, 1967. 13th edition/ thirteenth edn. 288pp. Contents very clean and unmarked: faint tanning to endpapers, with ownership name to front free endpaper. In the original light blue textured binding titled in navy, clean and firm, corners good, indentations near head of spine and to the 'A' of the title. In the protected unclipped Singer dust jacket. The spine of the jacket is toned, and has chips to the ends, a hole near the top, and a little tape residue at the foot. The front panel is quite bright, but a small strip of the pictorial surface has been torn off the bottom left corner. There is some soiling and other light wear to the edges. Good copy of the scarce 13th edition. VG in G- dust-jacket.

Price: £40.00


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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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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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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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David Hunt, John Jennison, Bob Meanley, Fred James & Bob Essery:
LMS Locomotive Profiles No. 11- The 'Coronation' Class Pacifics.

Didcot: Wild Swan Publications, in Association with the NRM (National Railway Museum). 2008. First edition. 174pp, richly illustrated with detailed drawings and photographs. Unmarked glossy quarto paperback with minimal signs of handling to covers. Fine.

Price: £25.00


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