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Image for First Fifty Years of Clark Equipment, the :  The Story of an American Manufacturing Enterprise, 1953

First Fifty Years of Clark Equipment, the : The Story of an American Manufacturing Enterprise, 1953

By: Spatta, George

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Clark Equipment Company: 1953

Seller ID: 20282

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


76 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, metallic gold gloth, 76 glossy pages, dozens of b/w and monochrome photos and illustrations. ; Biography of Eugene Bradley Clark's company, Clark Equipment, manufacturers of truck and bus transmissions, axles, axle housings, steel wheels, fork lift trucks, drive units for tractors, etc, with plants at Buchanan, Battle Creek, and Jackson, Michigan. ; Light wear to tips. No other defects. Quite scarce. ; Item laid in: small card from publisher announcing this book. View more info

Image for Chesapeake & Ohio Passenger Cars in Color

Chesapeake & Ohio Passenger Cars in Color

By: Stegmaier, Harry

Price: $36.00

Publisher: TLC Publishing: 2001

Seller ID: 20630

ISBN: 1883089573

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


96 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, [vi] + 90 glossy pages, over 150 full-color photos including interiors and exteriors of cars, plus b/w floorplans and diagrams, train consist information, more. ; Spine shows several very small dings. No other defects. No jacket, as issued. View more info

Cruising in the Caribbean with a Camera : Lecture Delivered May 7, 1903, At New York Yacht Club, Including Description of Globular Naval Battery Invented by Author

By: Stokes, Anson Phelps

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Forgotten Books: 2017

Seller ID: 20337

ISBN: 1332320678

Condition: Near Fine


98 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Tan softcover, [iv] + 46 + 21 pages + 19 illustrations on unnumbered plates, 98 total pages, index. Appendix describes the Floating Battery, a type of warship, invented by and with diagrams by author. ; Originally published by Dodd, Mead & Co 1903. This is a facsimile reprint, 2017. ; No defects. However, reproduction quality of photos is poor. ; Classic Reprint Series View more info

Image for Make Em Shout Hooray ! :   (Signed, with Ephemera) Styling, Marketing and Competition in the American Automobile Industry

Make Em Shout Hooray ! : (Signed, with Ephemera) Styling, Marketing and Competition in the American Automobile Industry

By: Stout, Richard H.

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Vantage Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19429

ISBN: 0533077621

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


249 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, [vi] + 249 pages, index, numerous b/w photos and illustrations with captions. ; Includes chapters on Reith program, James J. Nance's marketing strategy, Edsel calamity, 1959 Mercury, more. ; Isbn misprinted on jacket 0533077671. Fascinating insider's view of early days of automotive industry, focusing on major industrial pioneers Ford, Chrysler, Curtice, Cord, and the intense competition between them. Author spent over forty years as automotive designer and product planner at General Motors, Edsel, Lincoln-Mercury and Studebaker-Packard... View more info

So-Cal Speed Shop : More Than Just Hot Rods

By: Thacker, Tony

Price: $17.00

Publisher: So-Cal Speed Shop: 1998

Seller ID: 17267

Condition: Near Fine


46 pages; 24mo (5.5") 14 cm; Oblong softcover, plain unlettered red and black covers, bound with two binder clips as issued, 46 unnumbered pages, 20 full-page full-color photos of custom cars, including Xeno III, Chrysler Prowler, Retro-style Harley, ZZ Top's 1949 Ford Kopperhead, Jimmy Shine's 1934 Ford Pickup, more, with concise captions. ; 1998 promotional item for So-Cal Speed Shop, a company that has been building and restoring hot rods, classic cars, custom cars, race cars and motorcycles since 1946.; Front cover has small crease to lower tip. No other defects. Quite scarce. View more info

Proceedings, Thirty-Fifth Annual Convention, American Road Builders Association : January 17-21, 1938, Cleveland, Ohio

By: Upham, Charles M.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: American Road Builders Association: 1938

Seller ID: 14147

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


918 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Hardcover, dark green cloth over flexible boards, gold lettering, 918 pages, list of officers, list of exhibitors, index of speakers, index of subjects, about 100 papers by various experts, tons of b/w figures, photos, lists, tables, charts, etc, including small portrait photos of contributors, with captions. ; Editor in chief Charles M. Upham. Co-editors Ethel A. Birchland, Dan. R. Lamson, S. S. Steinberg. ; Topics include: Asphalt. Drainage. Safety. Traffic congestion. Beautification. Federal aid. Road maintenance. Use of roads as flight strips for aircraft ... View more info

Think Small : Volkswagen of America

By: Valen, Herb

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Volkswagen of America: 1967

Seller ID: 17933

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


76 pages; 16mo (6.75") 17 cm; White oblong hardcover, pale gray endpapers, 76 unnumbered pages, tons of b/w photos and illustrations. ; Promotional item for Volkswagen. ; Jokes, humorous stories and b/w cartoons celebrating the Volkswagen, by Charles Addams, William Hoest, Anatol Kovarsky, Virgil 'VIP' Partch, Roger Price, William Steig, Herb Valen, Gahan Wilson, many more. ; Several small dings and slight discoloration to edges of boards. Interior clean, binding tight. Scarce. View more info

On the Location of Railroad Curvatures : Being an Investigation of all the Principal Formulas Which Are Required for Field Operations, in Laying Curves and Tangent Lines to Pass through Given Points

By: Van De Graaff, J. S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Railroad Journal: 1836

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18228

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


74 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Small hardcover, tan cloth over spine, gray-blue boards, black lettering on spine band, 74 pages, cotton-fiber paper throughout, footnotes, dozens of mathematical formulas, 1 table, 27 b/w line diagrams. ; Originally published as series of articles in American Railroad Journal, 1835. This is 1st edition in book form, 1836. Complete subtitle: 'Being an Investigation of all the Principal Formulas Which Are Required for Field Operations, in Laying Curves and Tangent Lines to Pass through Given Points.' ; Basic mathematics, geometry, and trigonometry as applied to... View more info

Image for Railroads of Holland, Michigan, The, Volume 2 :  The Twentieth Century (Signed)

Railroads of Holland, Michigan, The, Volume 2 : The Twentieth Century (Signed)

By: Van Reken, Donald L.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Donald L. Van Reken: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20640

Condition: Near Fine


156 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall white softcover, [iv] + 156 pages, index, 2 full-color photos on covers, about 100 historical b/w photos and facsimiles including 6 small maps, with captions. Title page inscribed and SIGNED by author in ballpoint. ; Contents include: Pere Marquette railroad. Grand Rapids, Holland & Chicago railway. Interurbans. Chesapeake & Ohio. Amtrak. CSX. More. Many photos show snow removal teams and other interesting details. ; Upper tip shows a touch of shelfwear. No other defects. ; Railroads of Holland, Michigan Series; Vol. 2 View more info

Waltham Gauge

By: Waltham; Illustrated by Don Wood

Price: $56.00

Publisher: Waltham Gauge Company: 1945

Seller ID: 18005

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


12 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Oblong hardcover, black buckram covers, black plastic comb binding, gilt title on front, 12 unnumbered pages, 11 real photos of Waltham products and Waltham engineers at work. No text other than title and photo credit. ; 1945 promotional publication from Waltham Gauge Company, 9114 E Forest Ave, Detroit, Michigan, makers of precision gears. Photos by Don Wood. ; Boards slightly bowed. Comb a bit misshapen but intact. Quite rare and possibly unique. View more info

Image for Pursuit of Perfection, the :  A History of Lincoln and Continental Fine Motorcars

Pursuit of Perfection, the : A History of Lincoln and Continental Fine Motorcars

By: Watkins, Wally

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Ford Motor Company: 1959

Seller ID: 20817

Condition: Near Fine


18 pages; 4to (10") 27 cm; Large oblong softcover booklet, 12.25 x 10 inches, tan covers, large front inner flap, 18 pages including covers, 5 b/w and 24 full-color photos and illustrations. ; Includes wonderful illustrated chart 'Genealogy of Lincoln and Continental 1921-1959.' ; Covers show a touch of wear. No other defects. Scarce. View more info

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Bridges in History and Legend

By: Watson, Wilbur J, and Sarah Ruth Watson; Illustrated by Emily Maria Watson

Price: $11.00

Publisher: J. H. Jansen: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20645

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


248 pages; 4to (10.75") 28 cm; Tall hardcover, tan cloth, orange lettering, [xvi] + 248 pages, index, bibliography, footnotes, about 90 original b/w drawings and illustrations of bridges, some full page. ; Introduction by William E. Wickenden. Authors, a doctor of engineering and a doctor of philosophy, describe all manner of bridges of the world (rainbow, devils, saints, war, peace, draw, toll, covered, etc) plus bridge builders, bridge legends, bridge metaphors, bridge lit, much more. ; Very little wear. Small old b/w bookplate on front endpaper. Slight yellowing to page edges. Lacks jac... View more info

Image for Port Huron Farm Power Machinery, Catalogue 69 :  Steam Engines, Gas Tractors, Threshing Machinery, Corn Machinery, Plowing Machinery, Road Making Machinery, Sawing Machinery

Port Huron Farm Power Machinery, Catalogue 69 : Steam Engines, Gas Tractors, Threshing Machinery, Corn Machinery, Plowing Machinery, Road Making Machinery, Sawing Machinery

By: West, L. J.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Port Huron Engine & Thresher Company: 1919

Seller ID: 21111

Condition: Near Fine


40 pages; Tall glossy white softcover, 40 pages, 88 b/w photos of tractors, threshers, boilers, parts, attachments, etc, plus info on company's superior gears, valves, feeders, drive wheels, etc, and several testimonials. ; Massive steam-powered tractors with wide metal wheels (not tires) and other large machines for farming. Two short articles by L. J. West. Item dated 1919 but this appears to be reprint circa 1985. ; No defects apart from, on lower rear, two small pricestickers inked out. View more info

Farm Tractors in Color

By: Williams, Michael; Illustrated by John W. Wood

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company: 1974

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19747

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


183 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Small hardcover, brown boards, 183 pages, index, several b/w diagrams in text, 118 tractors from the 1890s to the 1970s shown in full color on glossy plates, with captions in rear. Errata slip bound in, as issued. ; First American Edition, 1974, stated. Illustrations by John W. Wood, Brian Hiley, W. Hobson. History of the motorized tractor in the UK and US. ; No defects to book. Jacket shows a touch of wear at heel and crown. ; Macmillan Color Series View more info

Image for Grand Union Depot Cafe :  Portland, Maine

Grand Union Depot Cafe : Portland, Maine

By: Woodbury, George E.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: George E. Woodbury & Son: 1867

Seller ID: 17923

Condition: Near Fine


Small (3.2 x 5.5 inches) 81 x 139 mm, white light-weight leaflet printed on both sides, small b/w illustration of Union Depot, marketing verbiage for 'the most elegantly appointed place of its kind in New England' as well as Estabrook & Eaton's Celebrated Marguerite fine cigars which can be had there. ; Promotional item for Grand Central Depot, Portland, Maine, and three restaurants situated along Maine Central Railroad, all owned by George E. Woodbury & Son. They are: Grand Union Depot Cafe, Portland; M. C. Cafe, Brunswick; and M. C. Cafe, Bangor. ; No visible wear. No creases, no rips, no te... View more info

Image for American Motors Family Album :  Rambler, Jeffery, Nash, Ajax, Lafayette, Hudson, Essex, Terraplane, Ambassador, Marlin, Metropolitan, Rebel, AMX, Javelin

American Motors Family Album : Rambler, Jeffery, Nash, Ajax, Lafayette, Hudson, Essex, Terraplane, Ambassador, Marlin, Metropolitan, Rebel, AMX, Javelin

By: Yost, Stanley K.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: American Motors Corporation: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21126

Condition: Very Good+


146 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Large oblong softcover, brown leatherette covers, 146 pages, 563 high-quality b/w photos showing every model from 1902 to 1969, including 74 photos of prototypes, concept cars, etc. Detailed captions throughout. ; 1st edition, February 1969, stated. Published by Public Relations Department, American Motors Corporation. Tons of info about sales figures, body colors, engine specs, more. ; A touch of edgewear only. No marks or major defects. Scarce. View more info