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FROM REDEX TO REPCO
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FROM REDEX TO REPCO

By Tuckey, Bill, and Floyd, Thomas B.

Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia : Gregory's Publishing Company , 1979. 165pp., plus (iii). Illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plate frontispiece, like intext plates, line-drawn maps, facsimiles and result tables. Book clean. Spine minimally bumped and canted. Illustrated boards worn and damaged on foredge corners, else slightly shelfworn. Textblock trivially flecked on edges, else leaves unmarked. Including some background on Australia's earliest motoring history, 'From Redex to Repco' is a detailed report on each of the Australian reliability trials under various sponsorships, beginning with the 1953 trial through to the 1979 Repco Preview. Including route maps and official results, contents include: Prelims., 12 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 430g. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.87

THE BICYCLE AND THE BUSH: Man and Machine in Rural Australia

By Fitzpatrick, Jim

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Oxford University Press, 1980. 250pp., plus (vi), chronology map printed endpapers. Intext, b/white halftone plates (archival and private sources), line-drawings and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Khaki-coloured boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Sepia, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, else several blind indentations on rear panel. In this most interesting book, the author looks at the nature and widespread use of the bicycle in outback Australia including the first crossing of the continent in 1893 . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Part 1/ The Elements. Part 2/ The Uses. Sources. Index. Book weight approx. 850g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$25.50

BUGATTI BY BORGESON: The Dynamics of Mythology
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BUGATTI BY BORGESON: The Dynamics of Mythology

By Borgeson, Griffith

London: Osprey Publishing , 1981. 223pp., intext illustrations throughout: b/white photographic halftone plates (various sources), line-drawings and sections, plus facsimiles. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over slightly bumped spine. Plain red boards minimally bumped on head. Textblock nominally flecked on edges, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped and edgeworn, with small chips, plus a thumbnail size, wedge-shaped piece excised from head of front panel. This book tells the Bugatti story, including new information and anecdote from the eager lover of the Bugatti marque - Griffith Borgeson . . . Contents include: Prelims., Deus ex Machina, 19 chapters, Refs., Index. Book weight approx. 885g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$28.33

WHERE RAILS MEET THE SEA: America's Connections Between Ships and Trains
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WHERE RAILS MEET THE SEA: America's Connections Between Ships and Trains

By Krieger, Michael

New York: Metro Books (Friedman/Fairfax Publishers), 1998. 176pp., illustrated throughout (including endpapers and frontispiece): colour, duotone, and monochrome halftone plates. Book clean and square. Gilt title over firm backstrip. Plain grey boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Monochrome, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. From the rear panel: "Region by region, 'Where Rails Meet the Sea' chronicles the fascinating history of America's railroad and maritime development through vividly detailed descriptions of the railroads' waterfront operations, buildings, facilities, and majestic sea-faring fleets. In addition, 230 photographs and illustrations bring to life the rich history and lively character of the American port cities that thrived in the years between 1830 and 1960." Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, 1/ The East. 2/ The Great Lakes. 3/ The South. 4/ The West. 5/ Modern Operations. Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.25 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.83

A HISTORY OF THE ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE: Volume 2
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A HISTORY OF THE ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE: Volume 2

By Haut, E.J.G.

La Jolla, California: A.S. Barnes & Co., Inc. , 1981. (xi), + 180pp., unpaginated colour plates, intext b/white halftone plates, schematic and sectional drawings, plus tables throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain brown boards undamaged. Textblock edges flecked, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. 'A History of the Electric Locomotive, Volume 2' is a convincing, colourful and comprehensive examination of the nature and potential of this important form of transportation . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, List of Abbs., Part 1/ History of the Electric Motor Coaches. 2/ History of the Electric Industrial Locomotove. 3/ Biographiies of Important Personalities of the Electric Traction System. Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 906g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$38.96

FLOYD CLYMER'S ALBUM OF HISTORICAL STEAM TRACTION ENGINES AND THRESHING EQUIPMENT No. 1
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FLOYD CLYMER'S ALBUM OF HISTORICAL STEAM TRACTION ENGINES AND THRESHING EQUIPMENT No. 1

By Clymer, Floyd

Lancaster, P.A. 17604, U.S.A.: Stemgas Publishing No publication date (70s facsimile reprint). B/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates, line-drawings, and tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and bumped, with a minor sticker ghost on front. Textblock bumped on foredge corners (upper corner worst), else unmarked. First published by Floyd Clymer (1895-1970) in 1949 as a facsimile album of historical steam traction engines. This edition is a facsimile of the 1949 edition. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Memories of a Bygone Era, Alphabetical List of Manufacturer's Equipment, viz: Acme Wagon . . . to Wood, Taber and Morse. Some lesser known Traction Engines. Book weight approx. 545g. . First Thus. Softcover. Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$24.79

THE UNSTOPPABLE BOOK: BMW MOTORRAD  (English Text)
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THE UNSTOPPABLE BOOK: BMW MOTORRAD (English Text)

By Staff Writers

Munich, Germany : BMW MOTORRAD, 2011. 95pp. Illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates. Patterned, step and repeat printed endpapers. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head. Montage-style, photographically-illustrated gloss boards bumped on lower foredge corner, else undamaged. No dustjacket (as issued). Textblock pristine. A BMW Motorrad production featuring the best that BMW motorcycles have to offer . . .Contents include: Prelims., Riding, Styles, Brand, Technology, Models, People, Events. Book weight approx. 525g. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.17

FARES PLEASE! The Horse, Steam and Cable Trams of New Zealand
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FARES PLEASE! The Horse, Steam and Cable Trams of New Zealand

By Stewart, Graham

Wellington, New Zealand: Grantham House Publishing, 1997. 216pp., illustrated endpapers. Intext illustrations throughout: b/white halftone plates, line-drawings, and facsimiles (sources: archival and private). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Montage style, colour photographic, French-fold dustjacket trivially bumped only. The author, one of New Zealand's foremost urban transport historians, has produced a superb, comprehensive book, the first of its scope to describe the horse, steam and cable trams of New Zealand . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Auckland, Thames, Paeroa, Wanganui, Wellington, Nelson, Westland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, Bibliography, Appendices. Book weight approx. 1.18 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$46.04

WHO WANTS TO LIVE?
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WHO WANTS TO LIVE?

By Burge, Neil

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: The Campion Press, 1969. 80pp., two unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections containing some very confronting vehicle accident scenes. Intext sketch-illustrations by Ken Maynard. Book clean and square. Graphically-illustrated, montage-style card wrapper slightly edgeworn and bumped, else very good. Textblock unmarked. The aim of the author of this book is to clearly remind us of our obligations as drivers to fully understand and at all times obey road rules. " . . . the majority of accidents can be avoided . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, 11 chapters, Appendix. Book weight approx. 150g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition.. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.17

THE SAAB-SCANIA STORY
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THE SAAB-SCANIA STORY

By Olson, Bjorn, et al (English Translation by Tom Byrne)

Stockholm, Sweden: Strieffert & Co. Bokforlag HB., 1987. 167pp., plus (ii). Illustrated throughout: colour plates (including endpapers), both photographic and art, together with numerous b/white halftone plates and drawings. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped spine. Like silver emblem over mildly bumped black boards. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. This book chronicles the history of the Saab-Scania company and the vehicles and aircraft they have produced up until 1986 . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Prologue, Chronology of Events 1937-1986. The Future of Motoring. The Future of Aviation. Book weight approx. 815g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First English Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.75

BRITISH MOTORCYCLES OF THE 60's: A Detailed History of 50 Marques - From AJS to Wasp
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BRITISH MOTORCYCLES OF THE 60's: A Detailed History of 50 Marques - From AJS to Wasp

By Bacon, Roy

U.K. and Australia : Promotional Reprint Co., For Bookmart Ltd. and Treasure Press, 1995. 237pp., b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout, including frontispiece (archival and other sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Pictorially-illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Identically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Listed alphabetically, this book is a fantastic reference to fifty British motorcycle brands (some long-forgotten) that graced British roads and race-tracks during the 1960's . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Pendulum Swings, (Alphabetically) AJS and Matchless . . . to Wasp. Model charts, Acks. Book weight approx. 950g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.83

AUSTRALIA ON WHEELS: Early Beginnings to the Present Day
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AUSTRALIA ON WHEELS: Early Beginnings to the Present Day

By Birney, Shane

Silverwater, NSW, Australia: Bullion Books, 1989. 239pp., illustrated throughout: several colour plates, but mostly b/white halftone plates (archival and other sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped on head and heel. Buff coloured boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. First published as 'A Nation on Wheels', 1984. Reprinted in 1986 by Dreamweaver Books. This retitled edition published in 1989. " . . . is the story of Australia's great love affair with the motor car . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Beginnings, In the Club, The Car and the Law, Ford in Australia, Holden's and The General, Standards to Toyotas, Dealers and Fixers, British in Australia, Chrysler Valiant Effort, Driving Style since the War, Index. Book weight approx. 1.31 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.67

YAMAHA OWNER'S MANUAL: Mini Enduro 80 GT MX
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YAMAHA OWNER'S MANUAL: Mini Enduro 80 GT MX

By Staff Writers

Japan: Yamaha Motor Co., 1972. 54pp. (last 10 blank). B/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates (mostly detail), line-drawings and sketch illustrations. Saddle-stitched, staplebound booklet. Staples firm, slightly rusted. Printed card wrapper mildly edgeworn and soiled. Textblock clean. Contents include: Foreword, Service Notes, Tools, Features, Autolube, Control Functions, Basic Instructions, Inspection and Service. Booklet weight approx: 70g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Softcover (Staplebound). Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$21.25

YAMAHA MX 250/360. SC500 Owner's Manual
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YAMAHA MX 250/360. SC500 Owner's Manual

By Staff Writers

Hamamatsu, Japan : Yamaha Motor Co., 1973. 28pp., b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates (mostly details), line-drawings, and wiring diagrams. Saddle-stitched, staplebound booklet. Staples firm, slightly rusted. Printed card wrapper mildly soiled only. Textblock unmarked. Contents of this owner's manual include: Prelims., Introduction, Profile, Stop-Start, Break-in, Checking and Service Racing, Race Circuit, Settings, Tire Pressure/Rear Cushion Adjustment, Wiring Diagrams, more. Booklet weight approx. 50g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Softcover (Staplebound). Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$17.71

V8
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V8

By Frostick, Michael

London: Beaulieu Books (Dalton Watson, in Association with the National Motor Museum Trust) , 1979. 112pp., illustrated throughout: numerous b/white halftone plates (archival and private sources), and facsimile advertisements. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn only. This is not a technical book about the V8 engine, rather, "it is a nostalgic survey of those cars which have employed engines of that configuration, with, hopefully, enough information for us to see in retrospect where they fit into the scheme of things in the motoring world . . ." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Early Days, Workhorse Extraordinary, As a Matter of Course, Ford V8 - The Second Coming, Index. Book weight approx. 495g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.50

A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN RAILWAYS 1854-1970
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A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN RAILWAYS 1854-1970

By Testro, Ron

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Lansdowne Press, 1971. 106pp., plus (14), b/white photographic illustrations throughout, b/white maps at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards very good, front panel mildly splayed. Some foxing spots to textblock head, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a 2.5 cm closed tear to lower front panel, mildly sunned spine (title clearly legible), minor edge-creasing. From the jacket flap: "For nearly a century the railway was the unchallenged king of transport . . . This book has captured and preserved the colourful decades when the railway was supreme, and the collection of pictures is an historical treasure in itself." Book weight approx. 940g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.17

LAMBORGHINI
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LAMBORGHINI

By Bonsall, Thomas E.

New York: Gallery Books, 1988. 61pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Green textured boards lightly edge-bumped only. Several small, faint foxing spots to title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a short. closed tear, minor tanning to reverse (inner) surface. Of the three greatest names in European sports/GT cars, Lamborghini has produced the fewest in number and created the most exciting. This book covers the entire history of Lamborghini from the very first production cars to the current (1980's) Portofino show car. Book weight approx. 570g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.33

ONE COMMON ENEMY. The Laconia Incident: A Survivor's Memoir
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ONE COMMON ENEMY. The Laconia Incident: A Survivor's Memoir

By McLoughlin, Jim (with Gibb, David)

Kent Town, SA, Australia: Wakefield Press, 2006. 200pp., plus 1 x 12 page b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "Jim McLoughlin recounts how the chaos and carnage of war at sea in the Norwegian and Mediterranean campaigns led him to a fateful rendezvous with a much-loved ship from his boyhood, the passenger liner 'Laconia'. Nostalgia turned to disaster when 'Laconia' was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the South Atlantic. Despite a remarkable rescue attempt by a courageous, compassionate foe, Jim was condemned to a drifting lifeboat and a harrowing voyage of death and madness . . . " Book weight approx. 315g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.33

INSTRUCTIONS TO MOTORMEN, GUARDS, SHUNTERS AND OTHER EMPLOYE[E]S ENGAGED IN THE OPERATION OF ELECTRIC TRAINS. December, 1924
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INSTRUCTIONS TO MOTORMEN, GUARDS, SHUNTERS AND OTHER EMPLOYE[E]S ENGAGED IN THE OPERATION OF ELECTRIC TRAINS. December, 1924

By [Victorian Railways] Staff Writers

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: H.J.Green, Government Printer, 1924. Original brown cloth. 147pp., intext, b/white schematic line-drawings throughout, plus an intricate series of fold-out diagrams affixed in rear [all extant]. Book clean and 'square' [distortion from fold-outs excepted]. Spine firm. Tanned endpapers, minor biopredation on rear fep, and margin of Index, an important errata label affixed to plain verso of Contents page, otherwise leaves clean. Printed cloth boards nominally bumped only. Issued in 1924, for motormen and guards working with electric trains in the Victorian Railway System, numerous contents include: Definitions, Descriptions [Systems, Equipment], Circuits: Main, Compressor, Protective Relay, Dynamotor, Master Controller, Panograph, Traction Motor, Testing, Stabling, General instructions, more. This volume was published just five years after the first electric trains ran in Melbourne in 1919 . . . Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Hardcover, 12mo. Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$70.83

AUSTRALIAN ROAD PRACTICE: An Introduction to Highway Engineering
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AUSTRALIAN ROAD PRACTICE: An Introduction to Highway Engineering

By Sherrard, H.M

Carlton, Victoria, Australia: Melbourne University Press, 1965. xxiii, + 407pp., unpaginated [48 pages] b/white halftone plate section, plus numerous intext line-drawn diagrams, with tables, graphs and formulae. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over mildly bumped spine. Plain brown boards lightly bumped and frayed on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. Printed, loose-plastic dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn with jagged, closed tears and light soiling. Written primarily for Australian highway engineers and students, this revised edition will, however, prove interesting in other countries with highways of a like nature. Including information on history, drainage, soils, designs, road surfaces, maintenance, administration and finance, contents include: Prelims., Foreword, 20 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 900g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . Second (Revised). Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.75

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