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Mr. Piper and His Cubs : 1e, 1st Edition, 1973

By: Francis, Devon Earl

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Iowa State University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20280

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


256 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, yellow cloth, 256 glossy pages, index, bibliography, over 70 high-quality b/w photos, endpaper has fantastic full-color illustration of the Genealogy of Piper Aircraft. ; 1st edition, stated, 1973. ; Biography of 'The Henry Ford of Aviation' William Thomas Piper Sr, founder of Piper Aircraft Corporation, with history of his company and his aviation achievements. ; Book shows a touch of shelfwear only. No marks or defects. Jacket has a few very small chips at tips, but all readable. View more info

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Ships and Shipwrecks in Door County, Wisconsin, Volume 2

By: Frederickson, Arthur C., and Lucy F. Frederickson

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Arthur C. Frederickson: 1963

Seller ID: 19730

Condition: Very Good


76 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Green leatherette softcover, 76 glossy pages, index, 73 historical b/w photos and illustrations. ; Printed by Door County Publishing Company, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. ; Early steamboats, sidewheelers, schooners, freighters, barges, etc, their stories and, in some cases, their remains. ; Very light edgewear. Front cover has seven very small spots. No other defects. View more info

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Garden-All Lawn and Garden Tractor : Operating and Maintenance Manual, Models S, S3, with Parts Catalog

By: Garden All

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Garden-All Tractor: 1948

Seller ID: 21464

Condition: Fair


16 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall white softcover, self-wraps, 16 glossy pages, 7 tables of part numbers, 19 b/w photos, over 130 parts shown and identified. ; Topics include: Operation. Clutch. Tires. Chassis. Engine care. Tool attatchment. Furrowing. Sickle bar. Cultivator. More. ; Not a lawn mower; this two-wheeled machine with large wide tires was pushed like a lawn mower but it was a plow, with other farming attachments. (This company also made a 4-wheel version called the Gard'n Mast'r) ; We have graded this item Fair. Horizontal crease throughout, apparently as issued. Front cover has... View more info

Primer of Plant Noise Measurement, 1e, 5e : 1st Edition, 1969, and 5th Edition, 1972

By: General Radio

Price: $10.00

Publisher: General Radio Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15117

Condition: Near Fine


20 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Small format, white booklet, 7 inches tall, 20 unnumbered pages, 11 b/w figures and illustrations, published 1969.; 1st edition, 1969. This booklet was published as a response to Federal Regulations requiring worker protection from industrial hearing impairment. It covers noise exposure standards, noise measuring, plant noise survey form, using a sound level meter, single impact noises, more. ; A touch of rubbing to covers. No other defects. ; With this item you will also get the 5th edition of this title: Primer of Plant Noise Measurement and Hearing Testing, 19... View more info

London Taxi, the :

By: Georgano, Nick

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Shire Publications: 1985

Seller ID: 17101

ISBN: 0747804362

Condition: Near Fine


32 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Softcover booklet, 32 glossy pages, color cover, text in 2 columns, 41 b/w photos with captions. ; Isbn 0852637721. Wonderful concise history of motorized taxis of London, from early 1900s to 1985. Cover illustration shows 1929 Morris Commercial International Taxi Cab. ; No defects. This item is from collection of Peter Foss, former president, Model Car Collectors Association. ; Shire Albums Series; Vol. 150 View more info

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Lighthouses and Legends of the Hudson

By: Glunt, Ruth R.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Library Research Associates: 1996

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 20966

ISBN: 0912526815

Condition: Near Fine


154 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Gray pictorial softcover, [xiv] + 154 pages, index, about 60 historical b/w photos with captions. ; Copyright 1975. This is 3rd printing, 1996. Foreword by Donald C. Ringwald. ; Well-written and exacting history of Hudson River and its old lighthouses. ; Slight curling of covers. No other defects. View more info

United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America :

By: Goodenough, Walter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: UAW-CIO: 1952

Seller ID: 20569

Condition: Good+


Not a book. Original United Auto Workers (UAW) Detroit membership card, dated 1952, hole-punched 10 times, once each for ten monthly meetings. Also includes membership receipt, plus Honorable Withdrawal Transfer slip indicating member retired 1952.; Worn but intact. View more info

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National Waterway, the : A History of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal 1769-1985, 2nd Edition

By: Gray, Ralph D.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 1989

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 20822

ISBN: 0756754534

Condition: Near Fine


330 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Blue softcover, [xx] + 330 pages, index, bibliography, footnotes, 10 lists and tables, about 40 b/w photos, diagrams and small maps. ; Originally published 1967. This is 2nd edition, 1989. ; History of massive Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, 450 feet wide, connecting Delaware to Maryland, which opened in 1829 after nearly 27 years of construction. ; No marks or defects. Appears unread. ; 2Nd Ed. Series View more info

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East Broad Top : To the Mines and Back

By: Grenard, Ross, and Frederick A. Kramer; Illustrated by Philip R. Hastings

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Carstens Publications: 1980

Seller ID: 20706

ISBN: 0911868402

Condition: Very Good+


80 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Blue oblong softcover, 80 glossy pages, 147 historic b/w photos, 3 small maps including 1918 color map on rear. ; Photos by Philip R. Hastings, John Krause, Philip A. Ronfor. ; Complete pictorial history of famous narrow gauge coal company railroad running from Mount Union to Robertsdale in central Pennsylvania. ; Only mior shelfwear. No marks or defects. View more info

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International Brotherhood of Boiler Makers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of America : Membership Card and Russian Passport

By: Halas, Felix

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boiler Makers: 1918

Seller ID: 21249

Condition: Very Good+


Not a book. This is an antique flexible cloth wallet containing membership data on Felix Halas, aka Felix Hallos, who joined the Boiler Makers Union in 1918. Black cloth exterior, yellow cloth interior, marked in fountain pen. Also holds yellow Employment Application uptake card for 1935, 1938, where these dates are typed on card. ; Felix Halas (or Hallos) emigrated to the US in 1917 from Poland via Russia and settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1918. ; With this item you will also get: Authenic 1917 Russian passport for Felisks [sic] Halas, dark brown cloth exterior, 24 pgs, many official m... View more info

Memorable Moments of the Good Life of Ann and Woodrow W. Woody : Woody Pontiac 50th Anniversary 1940-1990

By: Hamie, Hassan, and Leila Hamie

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Journalist Magazine: 1990

Seller ID: 18059

Condition: Near Fine


48 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Lot of two softcover booklets, 1 glossy 1988, 1 bound with metallic gold cord 1990, both fold-and-staple bindings, 32 + 16 pages, several b/w photos, 14 color photos. ; Historical memorabilia published in honor of 50th anniversary of Woody Pontiac, owned by Woodrow W. Woody, Detroit, Michigan, 1940-1990, and also to honor Woody and his wife on their 50th anniversary. A Lebanese-American, Woody is also a noted advocate for peace in the Middle East. ; Only a touch of edgewear. Scarce. View more info

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Hawkins Electrical Guide, Complete in 9 Volumes : 1e, 1st Edition, 1914-1915, with Questions, Answers and Diagrams

By: Hawkins

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Theodore Audel & Company: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20517

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


2672 pages; 16mo (6.75") 17 cm; Set of nine small hardcover volumes, black cloth over flexible boards, gilt lettering, all edges gilt, 2672 total pages, about 250 b/w photos and diagrams per vol. Dated 1914 unless otherwise noted. ; Vol-1, electricity, induction, magnetism. Vol-2, dynamos, motors, armatures, winding. Vol-3, galvanometers, ammeters, voltmeters. Vol-4, inside wiring, outside wiring, underground wiring. Vol-5, alternators. ; Vol-6, transformers, converters, rectifiers. Vol-7, alternating current, circuit breakers, lightning protection, 1915. Vol-8, switchboards, power station... View more info

Knickerbocker Anthracite Coal Company, the : Chartered February 21st, 1865, under the Liberal Provisions of the General Mining Law of Pennsylvania

By: Hayes, I. I. (Isaac Israel)

Price: $36.00

Publisher: McCrea & Miller: 1865

Seller ID: 15575

Condition: Good+


16 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover booklet, sewed binding, 22 pages including pale gray covers, 16 pages of text, plus a beautiful fold-out engraving of the coal-mining plant. ; This is a prospectus or advertisement for a company that owned a coalmine in Mahoney township, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, and sold coal at cost, by subscription, to residents of New York. Company officers were: president Isaac Israel Hayes, secretary W. D. Crane, treasurer Henry Huhn, mine superintendent M. P. Fowler. ; Complete title: 'The Knickerbocker Anthracite Coal Company: Chartered February 21st, 1865... View more info

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Forgotten Aviator : The Byron Q. Jones Story (Signed)

By: Heaton, Dan

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Branden Books: 2013

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21487

ISBN: 0828324522

Condition: Very Good


132 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Gray softcover, 132 pages numbered to 129, index, bibliography, endnotes, 2 chronologies, 44 b/w photos and illustrations, with captions. Inside front cover inscribed and SIGNED by author. ; Copyright 2012. This printing February, 2013. Byron Q. Jones went from stunt pilot to army aviation trainer to founder of Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Detroit. ; Covers slightly curled, as usual. Slight discoloration to upper tip. No marks apart from autograph. Scarce. View more info

Automotive Simulation ' 91 Proceedings of the 3rd European Cars-Trucks Simulation Symposium, Schliersee, Germany, October 1991

By: Heller, Moshe R.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Springer-Verlag: 1991

Seller ID: 15303

ISBN: 354054447X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


250 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Ex-Library; Hardcover, English throughout, red-orange boards, [x] + 250 pages, 20 chapters by various experts, 121 b/w figures, photos, diagrams, and illustrations; Organized by Asimuth. Topics include: Driving simulators. Finite element method for wheels and tires. Crashworthiness. Engine design. Drive line and control simulation. Computational fluid dynamics. Corrosion and ecology. More. ; Library marks minimal, confined to endpapers, plus library name stamped on top and bottom edge, and dewey decimal number sticker on heel. Otherwise only a touch of shelfwea... View more info

Front Row Center : Inside the Great American Airshow, Special Edition (Signed)

By: Hildebrandt, Erik; Illustrated by Erik Hildebrandt

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Clear Hot Media: 2000

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15349

ISBN: 0967404029

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


178 pages; Oblong 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Large oblong hardcover, black boards, 178 glossy pages, tons of full-color photos including about 60 spectacular full-page action photos of aircraft performing precision flying stunts at airshows. Includes Blue Angels, Red Baron Squadron, Canadian Snowbirds, many more. ; Front endpaper inscribed and SIGNED by author-photographer Erik Hildebrandt. ; Amazonbuyers please note: Image does not match this edition. Also, this edition published 2000 (same isbn though) ; Foreword by Sean D. Tucker. ; Light edgewear to jacket. No other defects. View more info

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Toledo Press Users Reference Book, The

By: Hinde, Henry

Price: $74.00

Publisher: Toledo Machine & Tool Company: 1923

Seller ID: 21103

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


240 pages; 16mo (6.25") 16 cm; Title on front: The Toledo Reference Book. ; Small dark-brown leather book with flexible covers, 240 pages, index, dozens of tables of technical data, several parts lists, 175 b/w photos and line diagrams including 4 photos of the company's plants, over 100 parts diagrams, and about 50 photos of heavy industrial machinery. ; 'The last word in the design, construction and workmanship on presses, dies and kindred sheet metal working machinery.' Contents include photos and specs of industrial presses for punching, stamping, blanking, cutting, embossing, trimming... View more info

Grand Trunk Corporation : Canadian National Railways in the United States, 1971-1992

By: Hofsommer, Don L. ; Illustrated by Gil Reid

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Michigan State University Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19422

ISBN: 087013406X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


219 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, dark gray cloth, silver lettering, [xiv] + 219 glossy pages, index, bibliography, appendix of locomotives, chapter endnotes, main text in 2 columns, over 160 high-quality b/w photos and facsimiles. ; Many photos of vintage locomotives, vintage trains, terminals, stations, freight cars, route maps, more. History of numerous regional railroads (Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee ; Central Vermont ; Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific ; Detroit and Toledo Shore Line, many others) which were consolidated in 1971 as the famous Grank Trunk Railroad. ; No d... View more info

Self Propelled Vehicles, 5e : (5th Edition, 1907) a Practical Treatise on the Theory, Construction, Operation, Care and Management of all Forms of Automobiles

By: Homans, James E.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Theodore Audel & Company: 1907

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 14830

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


598 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Red cloth, black and gilt spine lettering, glossy red endpapers, 399 b/w illustrations (mostly diagrams, a few photos) including three very nice tipped-in diagrams, including one gatefold. ; Very early book on automotive maintenance, published in the days when there were still steam and electric, as well as gasoline cars on the road. ; Copyright 1902. This is 5th Edition, Revised and Enlarged, 1907. Full sub-subtitle: 'With upwards of 500 illustrations and diagrams, giving the essential details of construction and many important points on the successful operati... View more info

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Shenandoah Saga : A Narrative of the U. S. Navy's Pioneering Large Rigid Airships

By: Hook, Thom; Illustrated by Merv Corning

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Airsho Publishers: 1989

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 20927

Condition: Very Good+


208 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, [xiv] + 208 pages, bibliography, main text in 2 columns, map of flight routes of USS Shenandoah, 155 b/w photos with captions. ; Fascinating history of USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) the first rigid airship of US Navy, from its construction in 1922 to destruction in 1925 and aftermath. ; Copyright 1973. This is 4th printing, 1989. Front cover blurb: 'Spellbinding Drama for Motion Pictures / Television! Spectacular 20th Century Stand-up Aviation Adventure.' Foreword by Lt. Cdr. Frederick J. Tobin. Photos by Betsy Ross Lansdowne Caswell, J. Conway Hunt, aut... View more info