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Soaring on the Wind : A Photographic Essay on Silent Flight

By: Lincoln, Joseph Colville; Illustrated by George Uveges

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Northland Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21345

ISBN: 0873581008

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


105 pages; Folio (13.25") 34 cm; Tall hardcover, black and gray cloth, black endpapers, [xxii] + 105 glossy pages, about 100 spectacular b/w photos with captions. ; Magnificent photos of sailplanes in flight and heady quotations from great pilots. Many references to Torrey Pines Gliderport. Photos by George Uveges, Sandor A. Aldott, Allan A. Dutton, John Armitage, more. ; Book shows only a touch of shelfwear. Jacket has two small closed tears. View more info

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How to Double the Performance of Your Car : Now Get 32 Miles Per Gallon !

By: Lombardi, Vincent

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Executive Research Institute: 1963

Seller ID: 18286

Condition: Very Good+


94 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, fold-and-staple binding, 94 pages, index, over 70 b/w photos and diagrams. ; Copyright 1954 by Edgar Almquist. This edition 1963 by Vincent Lombardi. ; Topics include: 13 mechanical thieves in your car. How to get 2 to 10 more miles per gallon without touching a tool. Simple ajustments that will save you 1 to 4 miles per gallon. Prevent the 10 most costly breakdowns. Preserving your car's appearance. Customizing your car. More. ; Very minor thumb creases to covers. No marks, no major defects. Appears unread. View more info

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Cruising and Ocean Racing

By: Martin, Edward George, and John Irving

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Seeley Service & Company: 1948

Seller ID: 19224

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


592 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, tan buckram cloth over spine, plain tan cloth over boards, top edge tan, green illustrated endpapers, 592 pages, index, bibliography, glossary, footnotes, 49 chapters by various experts, 415 b/w line diagrams in text, 63 high-quality b/w photos on glossy plates. ; Everything you need to know to operate a large sailboat or fast cruiser on the open ocean. ; Series editors Earl of Lonsdale and Eric Parker. Book written by Edward George Martin, John Irving, J. R. Barnett, George Corderoy, W. Lyall, J. B. Kirkpatrick, J. Maclean-Buckley, W. McC. Meek, L.... View more info

Role of the Auto Mechanic in Early Auto History, The

By: Mattson, Edward H.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Minnie Ida Mattson: 1970

Seller ID: 17621

Condition: Very Good+


46 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Orange softcover booklet, [iii] + 46 pages. ; Author died 1949. Book published by and Foreword by Minnie Ida Mattson, his wife, 1970. Title on front cover: 'The Role of the Auto Mechanic in Early History of Auto.' Part 1, as titled, describes author's first days as an auto mechanic in 1914. Part 2, Did Your Car's Generator Give You Trouble, describes early advancements in automotive generators and electronics. Part 3, Did the Old Car Let You Down, describes author's troubles with dead battery in the wilderness of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. ; Covers show a touch... View more info

Ricardo Sulle Macchine : Ricardo on Machinery

By: McKinley, Erskine

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Padova: 1966

Seller ID: 18229

Condition: Very Good+


8 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; ITALIAN and ENGLISH parallel text. Softcover booklet, gray covers, 8 pages numbered 569-576, footnotes, 2 b/w diagrams. ; Commentary on the famous Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, 3rd edition, 1821, by David Ricardo, in which the author added a chapter on machinery which shocked and dismayed his readers. ; Minor wear visible. No rips, no tears, no marks. Scarce. View more info

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Isle of Wight Buses

By: Mead, Andrew

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Amberley Publishing: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21254

ISBN: 1445669080

Condition: Near Fine


96 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Softcover, 96 glossy pages, bibliography, 170 photos with detailed captions, most in full color. ; History of buses, coaches, bus tour companies and coach operators on Isle of Wight, one of England's largest islands and popular resort area. ; No marks, no defects. View more info

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Chrysler Motors Magazine : November 1948

By: Meagher, John B.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chrysler Corporation: 1948

Seller ID: 20102

Condition: Very Good+


20 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Tall softcover, black and green covers, 20 glossy pages, a few b/w drawings, over 70 high-quality b/w photos with captions. ; Volume 15, Number 6, November 1948. ; Articles include: How Did It Happen, history of early motorcars and invention of mass production. Who Put It There, how auto factories are designed and built. Television technology and technique. Machinist Curt Fitch turns hobby into business. Ice Skating photo array featuring line workers Billie Sadoway and Charlotte Stepniak. Tips on Winter Driving. More. ; Old mailing address imprinted on blank ar... View more info

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Ohio Highway Map : Official Road Map, Ohio, Nation Wide Map Service, 1935

By: Mid West Map

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Mid West Map Company: 1935

Seller ID: 19866

Condition: Good+


8vo (9") 23 cm; Two-sided, one-color folding road map. Reverse side lists MWM Guide and Map Stations of Ohio and has large ad for the massive Richardson Garage, Toledo, Ohio, with a 400-car capacity. ; Map of Ohio. 'See America first. MWM Service. When traveling follow this sign.' ; Moderately sunned, with small closed tears at ends of folds, but all readable. One side has four blank panels and in one panel there are several old sums penciled in. View more info

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Ford Motor Company Presents : The Ford Family of Fine Cars for 1965

By: Miller, Arjay

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ford Motor Company: 1964

Seller ID: 21451

Condition: Good+


32 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Softcover booklet, 32 glossy pages plus glossy covers, 8 tables of specs and options, 32 full-color photos. ; Published in 1964 for 1965 model year. Includes: Ford. Mustang. Falcon. Fairlane. Lincoln Continental. Mercury. Mercury Comet. ; Light wear, several small thumb creases, two very small spots to front cover. Interior clean, binding tight. Scarce. View more info

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Transatlantic Liners : 1945-1980

By: Miller, William H.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Arco Publishing Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21418

ISBN: 0668052678

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


222 pages; 4to (10") 27 cm; Hardcover, heavy green boards, tan endpapers, pages, index, appendix, 46 ship companies profiled, over 200 ships shown in 225 high-quality b/w photos, with concise histories, chronologies and stats. ; Main text covers major liners of the Atlnatic Ocean. Other sections cover steamboat companies and transatlantic ports. ; No defects to book. Jacket shows slight fading on spine, a touch of edgwear. ; Items laid in: 1) passenger tag from R. M. S. Queen Mary dated 1983, tan cardstock, small loop of string attached. 2) Welcome to the Queen Mary Experience, 8-panel glo... View more info

Pere Marquette Revenue Freight Cars

By: Million, Arthur B., and John C. Paton

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Hundman Publishing: 2001

Seller ID: 20546

ISBN: 0945434715

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


171 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Oblong hardcover, dark blue boards, [vi] + 171 glossy pages, about 300 high-quality b/w photos, diagrams, elevations, tables, etc, with detailed captions. ; The Pere Marquette Railway covered all parts of Michigan with lines extending to Buffalo, Chicago, and other parts of the Midwest. It was founded in 1857 and was absorbed by the C&O Railway 1947. ; No defects to book. Jacket shows only a touch of shelfwear. View more info

Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road Company : 3 Blueprints of Locomotives and One of Tender, 1946

By: Mills, T. E. Jr.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road Company: 1946

Seller ID: 7739

Condition: Very Good+


4 pages; ; 3 architectural-style blueprints of B & O locomotives plus one blueprint of a tender, numbered on reverse, as described. ; #3) Locomotive class Q-4, 2-8-2, with table of specs, drawn by G.F.N., 24 x 16 inches. #5) Locomotive 2-10-2 Class S-1 and S-1A, with table of specs, drawn by G.F.N., 27 x 18 inches. #16) Locomotive, class EM-1 7600, drawn by T. E. Mills Jr., 13 February 1946, 32 x 15 inches. #17) Tender, class EM-1 7600, drawn by T. E. Mills Jr., 15 February 1946, 22 x 13 inches. This lot also includes 8-pg article on diesel locomotives, possibly from Time magazine, date unkno... View more info

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Why Don't You Sing ? : American Oil Corporation Songbook

By: Mister Slippery and William Tyler Page

Price: $20.00

Publisher: American Oil Corporation: 1922

Seller ID: 21534

Condition: Fair


28 pages; 24mo (5.5") 13 cm; Small softcover, rounded corners, manila covers, 28 pages, index, lyrics to 77 popular old songs. No tunes. Also includes 'American's Creed' (a recitation or pledge) by William Tyler Page. ; Centerfold features bald mascot "Mr. Slippery." American Oil Corporation, Jackson, Michigan, existed 1917-1929. 'Jaxonoil, the superlubricant.' ; We have graded this item Fair. Visibly worn. Several small spots. Partly split at heel but binding intact. Interior unmarked. Quite scarce in any condition. View more info

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Michigan Road Map, Mobil Oil, Mobilgas : Michigan and Adjoining States, 1941

By: Mobil Oil

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company: 1941

Seller ID: 19862

Condition: Very Good


8vo (9") 23 cm; Two-sided, two-color folding road map. Reverse shows another, small highway map of Michigan with parts of adjoining states and parts of Canada. ; Map of Michigan. 'Mobil Oil Company. Mobiloil. Mobilgas. Pegasus the winged horse. Travel the route of friendly service. Socony-Vacuum Oil Company.' ; Light wear, no major defects. View more info

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Michigan Road Map, Mobil Oil : White Star Road Map of South Eastern Michigan, Zone 1, 1946

By: Mobil Oil

Price: $12.00

Publisher: White Star: 1946

Seller ID: 19864

Condition: Very Good+


8vo (9") 23 cm; Two-sided, three-color folding road map of Detroit and southeastern Michigan. Reverse side has two-color road map of entire state including Northern Peninsula [sic]; Map of Michigan. 'Mobil Oil Company. Mobiloil. Mobilgas. Pegasus the winged horse. Gargoyle. Stop at the sign of friendly service. White Star Division. Socony-Vacuum Oil Company.' ; Almost no wear. View more info

Railroad Maps of North America : The First Hundred Years

By: Modelski, Andrew M.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Library of Congress: 1984

Seller ID: 19567

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


186 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Large oblong hardcover (14 x 11.25 inches) 36 x 29 cm, brown cloth, [xxiv] + 186 glossy pages, main text in 3 columns, over 90 full-page historic b/w railroad maps, at least 3 maps in color, plus vintage b/w photos, train schedules, promotional materials, etc. ; Compiled and edited by Andrew M. Modelski, geography and map division, Library of Congress. ; Book shows no major defects, only minor edgewear. Jacket is rough around edges with four small closed tears. View more info

Letters from and to the Ford Motor Company : Limited Edition

By: Moore, Marianne, and David Wallace; Illustrated by Leonard Baskin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Pierpont Morgan Library: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19430

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


34 pages; 4to (10") 27 cm; Slim hardcover, red cloth, gold lettering, gray boards, matching slipcase, 34 unnnumbered pages, 1 monochrome illustration: wood engraving of a branch of silver sword (native to Hawaii) by Leonard Baskin printed directly from original block. ; Limited edition of 550 units stated, of which 150 were offered for sale. Foreword by F. B. A. Jr. ; A series of letters (1955) between famed poet Marianne Moore and two Ford Motor Company execs hunting for 'an appropriate name for a new automobile.' The recently successful Thunderbird is discussed, with desire to produce a ... View more info

Cars of the Nuffield Organization, the : Morris, Wolseley, Riley, MG

By: Morris, William

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Nuffield Organization: 1952

Seller ID: 16666

Condition: Very Good


28 pages; 64mo (3") 8 cm; Very small, 4.25 x 2.9 inches, 109 x 75 mm, oblong softcover booklet, 28 unnumbered pages including covers, 14 b/w photos including 10 new (1952) British automobiles and 4 photos of auto stress tests. Glossy throughout. ; Photos show: Morris Minor 2-door saloon [sedan], Morris Minor convertible, Morris Minor 4-door saloon, Morris Oxford saloon, Morris Six saloon, Wolseley Four-Fortyfour saloon, Wolseley Six-Eighty saloon, Riley 1 1/2-Litre saloon, Riley 2 1/2-Litre saloon, MG TD. ; This is the smallest catalog for new cars this dealer has ever seen. ; Small chip t... View more info

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Hogheads and Highballs : Railroad Lore and Humor

By: Murdock, Dick; Illustrated by Charles Endom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: May Murdock Publications: 1980

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 17668

ISBN: 093291604X

Condition: Very Good+


64 pages; 24mo (5.5") 14 cm; Oblong softcover, orange covers, 64 pages, b/w line illustrations throughout. A cornucopia of old and obscure railroad lore. ; Copyright 1979. This is 2nd printing, March, 1980. Drawings by Charles Endom. Foreword by John F. Cody. Additional material contributed by Jerry Buchanan, Merna Hutton, Bill Knapke, Ty Price, Jayne Murdock. ; Small splatter mark to lower left corner of front cover. Otherwise no defects. View more info

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1952 Nash Statesman Owner's Manual : Information about Your 1952 Nash Statesman Golden Airflyte

By: Nash

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Nash Kelvinator Corporation: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18022

Condition: Fair


48 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Softcover booklet, metallic gold covers, 48 glossy pages, index, table of specs, 33 b/w photos and diagrams. ; 1st printing stated. Nash Statesman Golden Airflyte owner's manual. Published by Nash Motors Division of Nash Kelvinator Corporation, Detroit, Michigan, March 1952, and noting this was the 50th anniversary of the Nash automotive company. ; We have graded this item Fair. Front cover is worn, rubbed, scarred, chipped along lower edge, and not pretty. One small smudge on lower margin page 1. No other marks or defects. Everything is readable except the wor... View more info