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H.M.S.O. Admiralty. Manual of Seamanship 1937. Volume 1, (one).
H.M.S.O. For the Public Service. Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Reprint. 1940. Hardback. 8vo. Pp.,iv,457. Plates, some coloured, (flags and bouys, etc). and some others folding. Many illustrations, (drawings and photos). Publishers blue cloth, titled gilt on spine and in blind on cover. Some light browning to a few pages at the end of the book, else all pages are clean and unmarked. Tanning to edges of text block. With repairs to one of the folding plates. Sound binding. Light shelf rub to edges of boards and spine ends. Ownership inscriptions. A Good plus, solid book. We specialise in History of Transport. . . **. Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 7243)   £10.00
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Cornell, Felix M. and Hoffman, Allan C. (edited by). American Merchant Seaman's Manual. For Seamen by Seamen.
New York. Cornell Maritime Press. 4th, revised, edition. 1942. Hardback. 8vo. Pp.,xxxiii,670. Plates, including folding, and numerous illustrations, (drawings and photos). Publishers blue cloth, on soft boards, gilt on spine and cover. Darkened end papers, else all pages are clean and unmarked. Edges of text block are slightly age darkened. Sound binding. Light bumps to corners of covers, and small wrinkles in cloth on front cover. Neat ownership inscription on front paste-down. Good++ to VG condition. No D.w. We specialise in History of Transport. . . **. Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 7241)   £12.00
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Walmsley, Leo. Invisible Cargo
London. Michael Joseph. 1st edition. 1952. Hardback. 8vo. 303 pages. 24 photo plates, including frontis. 2 drawings in text. Maps on end papers. Publishers blue cloth, gilt. Top edge blue. Clean, unmarked and sound. A book in near FINE condition. Unclipped D.w. with minor repairs to short tears, and VG. We specialise in History of Trade and History of Transport. . . **.Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 7239)   £22.50
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Shipbuilding and Shipping Record. (Compiled by the editor of). Directory of Shipowners, Shipbuilders & Marine Engineers. 1951.
London. Tothill Press. (Forty-ninth year of publication). 1st thus. 1951. Hardback. 8vo. 892 pages plus 187 pages of adverts. Publishers blue cloth with titles and adverts in black and gilt on spine and on both covers. Clean and unmarked throughout. Sound binding and covers. Very light bumps to corners, and very minor rub to spine ends and tips. A VG book. - .##. - Includes lists of ships and ship owners, as well as shipbuilders, repairers, etc. There are many fleet listings under the individual names of shipowners. - .##. - We specialise in History of Transport and Engineering.. . . **. Business and shop Est. 1970. (Book ref. 7238)   £22.00
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Benstead, C.R. Atlantic Ferry.
London. Methuen. 1st edition. 1936. Hardback. 8vo. Pp.,xiv,(i),256. 15 sepia plates, including 1 d.p., (the "Queen Mary"), 4 maps and 1 diagram showing comparitive ship sizes. Charts on end papers. Publishers blue cloth, gilt. Top edge blue. Half a dozen very light spots on title page, else all pages clean and bright. A few very light spots on fore-edge. Sound binding and covers, with very minor bumps to 2 corners. Book in VG condition indeed. No D.w. We specialise in History of Transport. . . **.Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 7236)   £14.50
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Reed, Michael. The Georgian Triumph 1700-1830. ( ISBN 0710094140 ).
London. Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1st edition. 1983. Hardback. 8vo. Pp.,xvi,240. 77 plates plus 23 text figures, (drawings, maps and plans). Publishers dark green cloth, gilt. New from reserve shop stock. Book in FINE, near mint, condition. Clipped D.w. is VG+, with very minor signs of having been shelved. We specialise in Scholarly Books. . . **. Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 7234)   £13.50
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Johnson, Irving and Electa. Yankee's Wander-World. Circling the Globe in the Brigantine Yankee.
London. Robert Hale. 1st edition. 1956. Hardback. Tall 8vo. 278 pages. 54 photo illustrations, map and sail plan. Publishers blue cloth, gilt. Shadow browning to end papers. Else clean and bright throughout. Sound binding and covers. Very light shelf rub to tips and spine ends. Fade to lower 1/2" of spine, where small loss to D.w. Book is in VG condition indeed. Unclipped D.w. with small loss at foot of spine, and slight fray at top; near VG, and now in removable Mylar sleeve. We specialise in History of Transport. . . **.Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 7201)   £22.50
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Harmsworth, A.C. & others. MOTORS AND MOTOR DRIVING.
The Badminton Library, Longmans Green. 3rd Edn, revised and enlarged. 1904. Hardback. 8vo. Pp.,xx,521. Frontis, numerous illustrations, (plates, text illustrations). Publishers dark brown pictorial cloth, with gilt on spine, and black and white on spine and cover. Patterned end papers. End papers are browned, else pages are clean and unmarked throughout, and no foxing. Sound binding. The cloth at the upper half of the front cover is poppled, and with slight crinkles towards lower edge, and with two small creases to cloth of rear cover, near top edge; (it is not unusual to find copies of books in this series with some ruckle, crinkling or poppling of the cloth). Light shelf rub to corners and spine ends, with minor fray at foot of spine. Inner front hinge slightly weakened at the ends, due to splitting of end papers, (1" at top and 1+1/4" at foot). Overall a book in about VG condition. . - .##. - "This edition has been revised throughout and illustrations of the latest types of cars have replaced some of those used in former editions". Full text of Motor Laws is given. With "Gordon Bennett Race of 1903".. - .##. - We specialise in History of Transport.. . . **. Business and shop Est. 1970. (Book ref. 7193)   £100.00
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Drackett, Phil. Veteran Cars. (Foyles Handbooks).
London. W. and G. Foyle. "Foyles Handbooks" series. 1st edition. 1961. Hardback. Small 8vo. 92 pages. 17 photo plates. Publishers pictorial laminated boards. Clean and unmarked. Tiny colour rub at spine ends. Lower corner of half title, (price), cut off. Book in VG. condition. We specialise in History of Transport. . .**. Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 7188)   £4.75
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Drackett, Phil. Vintage Cars. (Foyles Handbooks).
London. W. and G. Foyle. "Foyles Handbooks" series. 1st edition. 1962. Hardback. Small 8vo. 92 pages. 10 photo plates. Publishers pictorial laminated boards. Clean and unmarked. Tiny pull at top of spine. Lower corner of half title, (price), cut off. Book in VG. condition. We specialise in History of Transport. . .**. Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 7187)   £4.75
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Hall, A.M. (Cleveland Institution of Engineers). MOTOR CAR CONSTRUCTION. (with), Discussion. Proceedings, Session 1903-04. 4th meeting, March 1904.
Middlesbrough. Cleveland Institution of Engineers. 1904. Paperback. 8vo. Pages 137-164. 6 plates and 3 illustrations, drawings, 2 of these drawings being full page. Printed paper covers, centre stitched. Clean and unmarked. . - .##. - The author considers the features of motor cars already adopted and some early distance races and then goes on to; the motor, fly wheels, clutch, ignition, petrol as fuel, gears, etc. The plates are of Hancock's steam coach, Napier car, fire engine, omnibus & friction gears. - .##. - We specialise in History of Engineering, Technology, and Transport. . . **. Business and shop Est. 1970. (Book ref. 2188)   £22.00
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Carr, Frank, G.G. The Yacht Master's Guide and Coaster's Companion.
London. Peter Davies. 4th edition. 1944. Hardback. 4to, 25.5x18.5 cms. Pp.,xii,467. 5 folding plates, numerous illustrations in text, and with the cut-out verniers in a booklet at the rear, under its retaining strip, remaining whole and unused. There is a compass card on the front paste-down. Publishers blue cloth, gilt. Browning to inner edge of front end papers, and just a light touch of browning to top margins of folding plates. Else all pages are clean, bright and unmarked. Some light tanning and spotting to edges of text block. Sound binding and covers. The book is in VG condition. Unclipped D.w. with darkened spine, repairs to some light fray, and small loss at head of spine. D.w. near VG. Heavy item, and may require extra postage outside of the UK.. . . **. We specialise in History of Transport. . . **. Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 7148)   £26.50
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Motor Commerce, Ltd. Motor Commerce Digest of Automobile Service.
London. Motor Commerce, Ltd. 1st edition. 1946. Hardback. 8vo. Pp.,360,361-388=adverts. A multitude of illustrations. Publishers binding; blue cloth spine with gilt title, on pictorial paper covered boards. Foxing to end papers, else clean and unmarked throughout. Sound binding. Shelf rub to edges and small bumps to corners. VG book. - .##. - Covers all aspects of maintaining and running of cars, etc, giving advice for the owner and for the service station. Repairs and maintenance for all vehicles, including lorries, tractors, and other commercial vehicles. - .##. - We specialise in History of Transport, Engineering and Technology. . . **. Business and shop Est. 1970. (Book ref. 7104)   £12.00
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Buck, A. THE LITTLE GIANT. A Life of I.K. Brunel. ( ISBN 0715387936 ).
Newton Abbot. David and Charles. 1st Edn. 1986. Hardback. Large 8vo. 320 pages. Publishers brown cloth, gilt. Book is in FINE, near new condition, with neat ownership inscription on end paper. Unclipped D.w. has slight ruffle to edges, from shelf, but in VG condition. We specialise in History of Engineering and Technology. . . **. Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 7016)   £13.50
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Thomas, John. Preface by G.D.H. Cole. The Rise of the Staffordshire Potteries. ( ISBN 0239000633 ).
Bath. Adams and Dart. 1st edition. 1971. Hardback. Small 4to, 25x19cms. Pp.,xi,228. Plates bearing 52 illustrations in total, and including a few maps and plans. Publishers light olive cloth, gilt. From our shop, and not pre-owned. A touch of light ageing to edges, but book in VG+ condition. Price clipped D.w. has light edge ruffle, but VG. Heavy item, and will require extra postage outside of UK. We specialise in History of Engineering and Technology. . . **. Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 7015)   £24.00
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Buck, A. THE LITTLE GIANT. A Life of I.K. Brunel. ( ISBN 0715387936 ).
Newton Abbot. ( and North Pomfret Vt). David and Charles. 1st Edn. 1986. Hardback. Large 8vo. 320 pages. Publishers brown cloth, gilt. A New book from our stockholdings. Book is in FINE, near Mint condition. After the time in storage the D.w. has acquired a couple of short tears at top edge, which are repaired, and still near Fine condition. We specialise in History of Engineering and Technology. . . **. Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 559)   £15.00
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Dunn, Laurence. The Book of Ships. Classics of Transportation.
London. Macdonald. 1st UK edition. 1968. Hardback. Small landscape format, 13.5x14.5cms. 127 pages. 50 ship illustrations in colour, some double page, (but 2 pages per ship, each being with descriptive text), with 2 other colour illustrations, and with b/w drawings within the first 25 text pages. Illustrated end papers. Publishers yellow cloth with illustration of a liner on front cover. Clean and sound book, in near FINE condition. - .##. - An illustrated history of the ship from early times, oars, sail and steam, and up to 1968. - .##. - We specialise in History of Transport.. . . **. Business and shop Est. 1970. (Book ref. 6974)   £4.75
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Jackson, G. Gibbard. Steamships. Their History and their Deeds.
London. "The Boy's Own Paper". Presumed 1st edition. (1924 - ref B.L.). Hardback. 8vo. 278 pages. Coloured frontis, 27 plates, (some having more than 1 illustration on the sheet). Publishers blue cloth, dark blue titles on spine and cover. Coloured illustration of R.M.S. "Olympic" tipped onto front cover, (same illustration as frontis). End papers are browned. Pages all clean and unmarked, and no foxing. Edges tanned. Sound binding and covers. Light shelf rub to spine ends and tips, etc, and very small snag at bottom of rear hinge. One corner of the cover illustration has lifted, and there is a crease mark, (corner re-glued). A Good++ solid and smart book. - .##. - A look at the great British shipping lines and their vessels, 6 years after the end of the First World War. Superb photos of many of the great liners of the period, when the fleets had got back to their pre-war levels. - .##. We specialise in History of Transport. . . **. Business and shop Est. 1970. (Book ref. 6939)   £18.50
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Walton, Thomas. Know Your Own Ship: a simple explanation of the Stability, Trim, Construction, Tonnage and Freeboard (with) worked out calculations, (from drawings).....for use of Ships' officers.....etc.
London. Charles Griffin. "Nautical Series". 6th edition, revised. 1901. Hardback. 8vo. Pp.,xvi,336. Numerous text figures and tables. Long fold out profile of ships' sections. Black end papers. Publishers dark blue cloth with gilt titles on spine and on cover. Pages all clean, and no markings. Edges darkened. Inner front hinge starting, but binding sound. Couple of internal pulls. Edges of covers a touch worn, and crease at lower corner of front cover. A book in Fair/Good overall condition. We specialise in History of Transport. . . **. Business and shop Est. 1970. (Book ref. 6937)   £15.00
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Lubbock, A. Basil. Round the Horn Before the Mast.
London. John Murray. Reprint. 1946, (1902). Hardback. Crown 8vo, 19x13 cms. Pp.,xvi,375. Frontis, deck plan, map, 15 photo plates. Publishers blue cloth, titled dark blue on spine. Illustration of Cape Horn blocked on front cover. Pages all clean and unmarked. Sound binding. Slight corner knocks to covers. Neat ownership inscription. Book in VG condition. No D.w. We specialise in History of Transport. . . **. Business and shop Est 1970. (Book ref. 6925)   £14.00
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