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Rowledge, J.W.P.: Austerity. 2-8-0s & 2-10-0s.
London: Ian Allan, 1987 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 144pp. With b & w photos and line illustrations throughout. Detailed history from concept and design through war time service. Minor bumping to spine ends. Dust jacket price clipped. a Very Good copy in Very Good dust jacket. (Book ref. 20940) £12.00
Mitchell, Vic and Mott, Allan: Hitchin to Peterborough including the Ramsey North Branch.
Midhurst: Middleton Press, 2003 First edition. HB. Pictorial laminated boards, no dustjacket ( as issued). 96pp. With 120 historic b & w photos, plus diagrams. A near Fine copy. (Book ref. 20947) £18.00
Jarman, Lytton P. & Barraclough, Robin I.: The Bullnose and Flatnose Morris.
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1976 Second edition, augmented with section on the Flatnose Morris (ie first thus). HB. Cloth and dust jacket. 277pp. With 53 b&w photos in plates, and many line drawings. History plus detailed specifications. Very Good+ in Very Good+ protected jacket. Clean covers and pages, light tape residue marks to endpapers; slight fade to jacket spine. (Book ref. 20900) £45.00
Holding, David: A History of OK Motor Services
Newbridge, Midlothian: Bus Enthusiast Publishing Company, 2007 First edition. Paperback: laminated pictorial card wrappers. 96pp. Colour and b&w photos & illustrations throughout. The Bishop Auckland and north-east bus company. Very Good. (Book ref. 20897) £14.00
Barman, Christian: Next Station A Railway Plans for the Future
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1947 First edition. Paperback: decorative card wrappers and dus tjacket. 113pp. With 6 colour illustrations from paintings by H.M. Hof and Alan Sorrell, and line drawings by Jack Matthew. The present and the future plans of the Great Western Railway. Fine in Very Good protected jacket, which has some light wear to spine ends. (Book ref. 20882) £25.00
Yeadon, W.B.: Named Trains on LNER Lines. Parts I and II.
Nottingham: Book Law Publications, 2004 First edition. Two volumes. HB, oblong format. Laminated boards and dustjackets. Part I: The Scottish Trains and the Pulman Trains, 154pp. Part II: Streamlined Trains, Boat Trains, Holiday Trains, Business Trains, Officially nameless Trains & Developments by British Railways. 154pp. With historic b&w photos throughout. Detailed historical text. Fine in Fine protected jackets. Very light edge rubbing & bumping to boards. (Book ref. 20875) £25.00
Rolt, L.T.C.: Railway Adventure.
Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1993 New edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 152pp. With historic b&w photos throughout, showing the restoration of the Talyllyn railway in Wales. A new edition of the classic book first published in 1953, with new illustrations. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Bump to top edge of cover. Jacket has very light edge rubbing. (Book ref. 20860) £15.00
Mitchell, Vic and Smith, Keith: Harrow to Watford and the Branches to St. Albans Abbey, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth and Stanmore Village.
Midhurst: Middleton Press, 2003 First edition. HB. Pictorial laminated boards, no dustjacket ( as issued). Unpaginated. With 120 historic b & w photos, plus diagrams. Midland Main Lines series. Fine. (Book ref. 20853) £9.00
Leigh, Ferrers: The Book of the Velocette.
London: Sir Isaac Pitman, 1956 Reprint. Paperback: card wrappers with cloth spine. 104pp. With 42 b & w figures in text. A guide for owners of the LE and single-cylinder models up to 1955. Fair: light soiling and edge rubbing to wrappers. Quite a few pages are grubby with oily finger marks,etc, many are clean ; binding sound and text legible. (Book ref. 20848) £8.00
Henry, Alan: BMW M-Series. The Complete Story.
Marlborough: Crowood Press, 1992 First edition. Cloth and dustjacket. 192pp. Colour and b&w photos throughout. Very Good in Very Good+ protected jacket. Endpapers have a few spots and marks, pages and jacket have light yellowing to edges. (Book ref. 20838) £25.00
Crawley, John: The London and North Eastern Railway in Focus.
Wellingborough: W.D. Wharton, 2001 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 192pp, h: 30cm. With historic b&w photos of LNER locomotives, carriages, waggons, posters, accident reports etc, from the author's own collection. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20827) £20.00
Coleman, John: Coleman's Drive from Buenos Aires to New York in a Vintage Baby Austin.
London: Faber and Faber, 1962 First edition. HB. Grey cloth, with red titles, red and black car motifs, and dustjacket. 260pp. With 16 b&w photo plates and 3 maps. Good in Good protected jacket. Covers clean, lightly browned edges. Page edges browned and marked, most pages clean but a few have small marginal stains. Jacket grubby with abrasions and small losses to edges. (Book ref. 20825) £11.00
Taylor, James: The Citroen 2CV and Derivatives. A Collector's Guide.
London: Motor Racing Publications, 1983 First edition. HB. Cloth and colour photo dustjacket. 128pp. Oblong format. With b&w photos and illustrations throughout. Very Good+ in Fine jacket. Names to flyleaf; light yellowing to page edges. (Book ref. 20739) £14.00
Sharman, Sarah: Sir James Martin. The Authorised Biography of the Martin-Baker Ejection Seat Pioneer.
Yeovil: Patrick Stephens, 1996 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 304pp. With many b&w photos in plates, and a few line drawings in text. Founder also of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company. Includes full details in appendix of all aircraft emergency ejections to date. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20628) £20.00
Landstrom, Bjorn: Ships of the Pharoahs. 4000 Years of Egyptian Shipbuilding.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1970 First English edition. HB. Pictorial cloth and dustjacket. 159pp, folio H: 35cm. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w, with drawings by the author, and photographs. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Covers and pages clean, tape residues to endpapers where jacket had old protective sleeve, name to flyleaf, browning to page edges. Jacket clean with light tanning, faint tape resides to flaps, price-cut out of front flap, now protected in clear loose cover. (Book ref. 20616) £41.00
Cable, Boyd: A Hundred Year History of the P & O. Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. 1837-1937.
London: Ivor Nicholson and Watson, 1937 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 289pp. With colour plate paintings of various ships, plus b&w photos in plates, and silhouettes of vessels. Frontispiece in colour of the armorial bearings of P&O; maps to endpapers. Good in Good protected jacket. Front cover has some faded patches from old water stains. Pages clean with foxed & browned edges, a few foxing spots to margins. Jacket intact but grubby with marks, spots and browning; light wear to edges. (Book ref. 20589) £17.00
Bobbitt, Malcolm: Those Were the Days....Three Wheelers.
Dorchester, Dorset: Veloce Publishing, 2003 First edition. HB, 21x20cms. Laminated pictorial boards. 96pp. With colour and b&w photos and illustrations, throughout. History of 3 -wheeled vehicles & cars. Fine. Light bump to top of spine. (Book ref. 20585) £25.00
Barker, Ralph: Aviator Extraordinary. The Sidney Cotton story.
London: Chatto & Windus , 1969 First edition. Ex-library. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 297pp. With b&w photos in plates, maps and figures. Pioneering Australian aviator, including service as arial intelligence photographer in WW2. As told to Ralph Barker. Good+ in Very Good protected jacket. Ex- Red Cross library: label & stamp to flyleaf, pocket inside back cover. Book has creased and rubbed spine, old stain to lower back cover (pages unaffected). Pages clean with tanned edges. Jacket has light wear to edges with abrasions, closed tear, light handling marks to back. (Book ref. 20582) £45.00
Baecker, Carlernst & Vaterlein, Christian: Vergessenes Blechspielzeug. Germany's Forgotten Toymakers. Die Anderen Wurttemberger.
Frankfurt: Verlag der Frankfurter Fachbuchhandlung Michael Kohl, 1982 First edition. Text in German and English. No ISBN apparent. HB. Pictorial laminated boards. 159pp, landscape format, 31x25cms. Photos throughout, mostly in colour and many full page, showing toys (often trains) by Rock & Graner, Striebel and Lutz, of Wurttemberg. Cover has tears/splits to lower spine, rubbing to top edge & corners, light marking. Pages clean, light yellowing to edges. A Good+ copy. (Book ref. 20581) £37.00
Sambourne, R.C.: Exeter. A Century of Public Transport.
Falmouth: Glasney Press, 1976 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 104pp. With b&w photos and illustrations throughout, and maps. With history of trams and buses in Exeter, with full bus fleet details. Fine in Fine jacket. Light creasing top spine. (Book ref. 20457) £11.00