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Image for Map of the New York Central, Michigan Central Railroad :  The New Michigan Joins New York Central's Detroit-Chicago Fleet, 1941

Map of the New York Central, Michigan Central Railroad : The New Michigan Joins New York Central's Detroit-Chicago Fleet, 1941

By: New York Central; Illustrated by L. R.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York Central: 1941

Seller ID: 19880

Condition: Very Good+


54 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Tall narrow softcover, fold-and-staple binding, 28 two-column pages numbered by column as 54 pages, numerous timetables, list of traffic department representatives, index of stations, table of fares, list of dining car services, severall smallads, b/w centerfold map " Water Level Route" showing entire system from Maine to Wisconsin. ; Effective April 27, 1941, stated. Front cover illustrated with popular destinations. Info on famous passenger trains Mercury, Wolverine, Twilight Limited, Motor City Special, James Whitcomb Riley Streamliner (brand new this y... View more info

Image for Mighty Mo :  The U. S. S. Missouri, a Biography of the Last Battleship

Mighty Mo : The U. S. S. Missouri, a Biography of the Last Battleship

By: Newell, Gordon, and Allen E. Smith

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Superior Publishing Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20296

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


190 pages; 4to (10.75") 28 cm; Tall hardcover, black buckram cloth over cushioned boards, gold lettering, 190 glossy pages, over 200 high-quality b/w photos with captions. ; 1st edition, imited edition stated, limited to 2500 units, this unit not numbered. ; No marks. No defects. No jacket, as issued. ; Item laid in: ad with photo of USS Missouri, boasting that ship has two five-ton anchors supplied by Danforth White Company, Portland, Maine. View more info

How to Install and Operate the Copes Flowmatic Regulator with Direct Operated Valve : Feeds Boiler According to Steam Flow Automatically, Booklet Number 44-D

By: Northern Equipment

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Northern Equipment Company: 1950

Seller ID: 15116

Condition: Very Good+


20 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Dark blue softcover booklet, 20 glossy pages, 25 figures and diagrams with captions. ; Operator's manual for the COPES Flowmatic Boiler Feed Water Regulator. Published in 1950 by the Northern Equipment Company, Erie, Pennsylvania. ; Covers are sunned around edges, otherwise little wear. No marks. Binding tight. Scarce. View more info

Image for Construction, Management and Investment Potential of Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Parks

Construction, Management and Investment Potential of Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Parks

By: Nulsen, Robert Hovey

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Trail-R-Club of America: 1970

Seller ID: 21507

ISBN: 0875930956

Condition: Very Good+


221 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Black softcover, 221 + 18 pages, 11 appendixes, 163 b/w photos and diagrams including interiors and exteriors of RVs and mobile homes, floorplans, sewer hookups, layouts of recreational vehicle campgrounds and mobile home parks, much more. ; Book Number 95 stated. ; Covers show light wear. No other defects. View more info

Image for Guardians of the Eighth Sea :  A History of the U. S. Coast Guard on the Great Lakes

Guardians of the Eighth Sea : A History of the U. S. Coast Guard on the Great Lakes

By: O'Brien, T. Michael

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21357

Condition: Very Good+


97 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall red softcover, [xii] + 97 pages, main text in 2 columns, appendix, bibliography, over 100 high-quality b/w photos and illustrations with captions. ; 1st edition, 1976. Forewords by Daniel F. Shotwell, James S. Gracey, Truman R. Strobridge. Great Lakes region, Coast Guard history. Also includes chapters on revenue cutter service, and lighthouses and lighthouse service. ; Almost no wear. One very small chip to heel. No other defects. ; Items laid in: 1) Radiotelephone Equipment on Small Craft, 3 full pages. 2) Modifications for a New Look in US Aids to Navigat... View more info

Image for New York to Florida Ocean Highway :  Fastest and Safest Route from Northern Pines to Southern Palms, 1940

New York to Florida Ocean Highway : Fastest and Safest Route from Northern Pines to Southern Palms, 1940

By: Ocean Highway

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Ocean Highway Association: 1940

Seller ID: 19870

Condition: Very Good


8vo (9") 23 cm; Large. Two-sided, two-color folding road map. Reverse has tourist info, places to see, hotels, small map of Norfolk, Virginia, etc. ; Shows light sunning to edges, otherwise almost no wear. View more info

Image for Lotus Seven and the Independents :  Featuring the Lotus Seven and a History of the World's Independent Builders

Lotus Seven and the Independents : Featuring the Lotus Seven and a History of the World's Independent Builders

By: Ortenburger, Dennis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Coterie Press: 2004

Seller ID: 21268

ISBN: 1902351126

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


208 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Square hardcover, 208 glossy pages, index, 7 appendixes, page-marker ribbon, over 400 photos, most in full color. ; Artworks by Scott Wilson. Foreword by Mike Warner. ; No defects to book. Jacket shows minor edgewear. View more info

Image for World's Work, The, Volume 68, Number 2, June 1924 :  Ford's Story of His Railroad

World's Work, The, Volume 68, Number 2, June 1924 : Ford's Story of His Railroad

By: Page, Arthur W.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1924

Seller ID: 20976

Condition: Very Good+


350 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; White softcover, red eagle on front, about 350 pages, tons of b/w photos, color frontispiece, many ads for automobiles, appliances, etc, including 15 in color. ; Articles include: Ford's Story of his Railroad (the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton) by Samuel Crowther. When the Negro Comes North part 2 by Rollin Lynde Hartt. Corruption in the Veterans Bureau by Carl C. Dickey. More. Plus book reviews, current events, sepia-toned ladies fashion section, presidential election and party conventions, etc. ; Worn at crown. No other defects. Scarce. View more info

Image for Edison Pageant of Light :  1982 Official Souvenir Program

Edison Pageant of Light : 1982 Official Souvenir Program

By: Pageant

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Edison Pageant: 1982

Seller ID: 20841

Condition: Near Fine


4to (11") 28 cm; Tall pale yellow and green softcover, 68 glossy pages, many local ads, schedule of events, 18 feature articles, tons of b/w illustrations, 34 color photos and illustrations. ; 41st annual pageant, ; Only a touch of edgewear. ; Laid in: old clipping about Thomas Edison and his visit to Port Huron, Michigan. View more info

Fighting Fire with Fire : A Pictorial Volume of Steam Fire-Fighting Apparatus and Related Equipment

By: Peckham, John M.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Walter R. Haessner & Associates: 1972

Seller ID: 17095

ISBN: 0877990263

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


231 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Oblong hardcover, red textured boards, 231 pages, main text in 2 columns, index, over 250 high-quality b/w photos and illustrations reproduced from historical sources, with detailed captions, many also with all their original stats. ; A stunning pictorial history of early firefighting equipment, mainly horse-drawn steam-powered fire engines, but also lamps, helmets, hydrants, etc, made in Germany, UK, France, Canada and US from 1830s to 1890s. ; This item is from collection of Peter Foss, founding president, Toy Car Collectors Club and Model Car Collectors Associ... View more info

Train Talks : Pennsylvania Railroad, August, 1950

By: Pennsylvania Railroad

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania Railroad Company: 1950

Seller ID: 20100

Condition: Near Fine


24 pages; 16mo (6") 16 cm; Small softcover, fold-and-staple binding, 24 glossy pages, 8 b/w photos, 3 b/w charts. ; Sub-subtitle: Better Meals and Service For You on Pennsylvania Rail Road Dining Cars. ; Exterior shows only a touch of sunning. Upper left corner hole-punched, apparently as issued. No other defects. Quite scarce in any condition. View more info

Image for Zilwaukee Bridge, the :  From the Beginning

Zilwaukee Bridge, the : From the Beginning

By: Pitz, James P.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Department of Transportation: 1987

Seller ID: 21452

Condition: Near Fine


32 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall gray softcover, 32 pages numbered to 29, 3 appendixes including list of other pre-cast concrete segmental bridges, 16 b/w photos and diagrams. ; Dated May 11, 1987, published May 25, 1987, code indicates 2nd edition. ; Written by director of Michigan Department of Transportation to reassure public that notorious Zilwaukee Bridge (massive concrete bridge near Saginaw) was safe after part of it collapsed during construction. From preface: 'The safety of the Zilwaukee Bridge to carry I-75 over the Saginaw River has been called into question. This report is inte... View more info

Image for Plymouth Fury Operators Manual 1972

Plymouth Fury Operators Manual 1972

By: Plymouth

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Chrysler Corporation: 1972

Seller ID: 20662

Condition: Good+


62 pages; 32mo (4") 10 cm; Blue and white oblong softcover booklet, 8.5 x 4 inches, 62 pages, several lists and tables, 43 b/w and monochrome illustrations. ; This item was in a car and shows rubbing to covers, rust to staples, and moderate foxing here and there. No marks or scribbles. All readable. Binding intact. ; This is an actual owner's manual from 1972, not a reprint. View more info

Image for Ohio Road Map :  The Pure Oil Pathfinder, 1936

Ohio Road Map : The Pure Oil Pathfinder, 1936

By: Pure Oil

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company: 1936

Seller ID: 19868

Condition: Very Good+


8vo (9") 23 cm; Two-sided, three-color folding road map. Reverse side has two-color highway map of US, list of radio stations in and around Ohio, places of interest in Ohio, Ohio motoring laws. ; Map of Ohio. 'Compliments of your friendly neighbor the Pure Oil dealer. Drive Safely and Be Sure with Pure.' ; Exterior shows only very light wear. An unreadable name in faded fountain pen on rear panel. No other defects. View more info

Image for Reed Service Manual of Starting, Lighting, Ignition :  Edited and Compiled by Service Engineering Company, Automotive Engineers and Publishers

Reed Service Manual of Starting, Lighting, Ignition : Edited and Compiled by Service Engineering Company, Automotive Engineers and Publishers

By: Reed, Samuel Payne

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Service Engineering Company: 1920

Seller ID: 21327

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


617 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Large thick oblong hardcover, black blindstamped buckram cloth, [xxvii] + 617 pages printed one side only, plus many supplemental pages, with each page having 1 to 6 b/w circuit diagrams and instructional text. Covers starters, generators, regulators, ignitions, relays, lamps, etc, for every early American car you ever heard of and then some. ; Published 1920. From foreword: 'This manual contains the starting, lighting and ignition wiring diagrams of all American cars built since 1912; explanations of these diagrams; and the necessary instructions for the care... View more info

Image for Was Your Grandfather a Railway Man ? :  A Directory of Railway Archive Sources for Family Historians

Was Your Grandfather a Railway Man ? : A Directory of Railway Archive Sources for Family Historians

By: Richards, Tom

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Federation of Family History Societies: 1997

Edition: Third Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 20850

Condition: Near Fine


102 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Tan softcover, [vi] + 102 pages, main text in 2 columns, 3 appendixes, 12 b/w illustrations reproduced from old sources, about 500 archives and repositories listed. ; Isbn 1860060145. Originally published 1988. This is 3rd edition, 1995, 2nd printing, 1997. Sub-subtitle: 'A Directory of Records Relating to Staff Employed by Railways in the Following Countries with Details of Material and Repositories, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Erie, india, New Zealand, South Africa, United States of America.' ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Appears unused. Quite scarce. View more info

Servicing Superheterodynes : Revised Edition

By: Rider, John Francis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: John F. Rider Publisher: 1936

Edition: Revised Edition; Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 20401

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


278 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, red cloth, [xiv] + 278 pages, appendix, several lists and tables, 94 b/w line diagrams ; Fascinating old book on vacuum-tube radios. Quite technical. Originally published 1931. This is revised edition, 4th printing, January, 1936. ; Topics include: Principles of the superheterodyne receiver. Different types of heterodyne circuits. Radio frequency amplifiers. Mixer tubes. Single envelope dual tube oscillators and mixers. Intermediate frequency amplifiers. Special circuits. Troubleshooting. Much more. ; Very light wear to cloth. No marks. Main defect... View more info

Legend of Con-Way, the : A History of Service, Reliability, Innovation and Growth (Trucking Industry)

By: Rodengen, Jeffrey L., and Heather Lewin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Write Stuff Enterprises: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13856

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


208 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Tall hardcover, black boards, silver spine lettering, speckled endpapers, 208 glossy pages, main text in 2 columns, index, endnotes, about 250 high-quality photos with captions, most in full color. ; Isbn 1932022325. Edited by Heathern Lewin. Designed by Sandy Cruz. Foreword by Raymond O'Brien. ; Highly detailed and well written history of Consolidated Truck Lines, later known as Con-Way Central Express or CCX, one of America's oldest and largest freight haulers, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. One of the best trucking books published in recent memory. ;... View more info

Trailer Ways and Daze : Stop, Look, Laugh

By: Roesler, Hank; Illustrated by Hank Roesler

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Trail-R-Club of America: 1955

Seller ID: 17009

Condition: Very Good


80 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Tan softcover booklet, 80 unnumbered pages, tons of b/w single-panel cartoons featuring trailers and motor homes. ; Transportation humor. ; Covers show light wear. Former owner penned their last name on front cover. Several cartoons have a small star in red pencil in margin. No other defects. Quite scarce. View more info

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Inventions

By: Roesler, Jenny

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Murray Books: 2013

Seller ID: 20400

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


164 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Possibly the most spectacular coffee-table book we have ever seen. Round hardcover, shiny brass-and-bronze-like front board built up into three layers, with two interlocking working gears, 164 glossy pages, illustrated throughout with full-color photos. ; Copyright 2007 by Peter Murray, Murray Books, Syndey, Australia. This edition 2013, distributed in North America by Pavilion Gift. ; Fascinating concise history of major inventions from paper to air conditioning to MRI scanner and more. ; Only a touch of wear. No jacket, as issued. ; Toots Gift Books Series View more info