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The Norm Flayderman Collection of Vintage Aviation Memorabilia
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The Norm Flayderman Collection of Vintage Aviation Memorabilia

By Butterfields

San Francisco: Butterfields, 2000. Paperback. VG. Color-illustrated wraps with black lettering. 271 pp. Color illustrations. Date of Sale: Tuesday, November 14, 2000. Sale Code: 7147A.

$30.00

Twilight of the Great Trains
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Twilight of the Great Trains

By Frailey, Fred W.

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. Expanded Edition. Hardcover. VG/VG- light edge wear to dust jacket.. Navy boards with khaki cloth spine. Glossy color-illustrated dust jacket with tan and orange lettering. 211 pp. BW and some color illustrations. "Drawing upon a lifetime of experience as a reporter and editor, Frailey uncovers the reasons behind the disappearance of the great passenger trains, and explains how eleven railroad systems withstood or welcomed, fought or embraced the inevitable decline of their passenger services." -Jacket.

$30.00

Caminos de Hierro
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Caminos de Hierro

By Sacristan, Carlos Ruiz et al.

Mexico D.F.: Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico, 1996. Hardcover. VG/VG-. Light edgewear to dust jacket. Clean and tight contents.. Dark olive cloth over boards. Olive dust jacket with color illustration, pink lettering on spine. xxvii; pp 32-238. Abundant color and BW illustrations. Text in Spanish. Stories and histories of the railways in Hispanoamerica.

$37.00

Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Guide containing a description of the scenery, rivers, towns, villages, and objects of interest along the line of road ; including historical sketches, legends, &c.INCOMPLETE
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Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Guide containing a description of the scenery, rivers, towns, villages, and objects of interest along the line of road ; including historical sketches, legends, &c.INCOMPLETE

By Dare, Charles P.

Philadelphia: T. Fitzgibbon, 1856. Softcover. Fair+, lacking maps and has tattered covers.. Printed sewn wraps, reddish brown covers. [2], 142, [12] pages with 54 (of 60) illustrations LACKING FOUR MAPS and the signature containing pages 51-66. The 60 engravings are by Baxter, from his original photographs. Although there are no maps present, there is no evidence to indicate they were ever in this book to begin with. There are no markings or signs of removal or remnants at the four locations where the list of illustrations places them. Scarce.

$60.00

Canoes : A Natural History in North America
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Canoes : A Natural History in North America

By Neuzil, Mark and Norman Sims

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. Hardcover. VG-/VG (binding lightly cocked). Slate cloth/oblong boards; silver lettering. Color-illus. dj with red lettering. xxxiv, 370 pp., full of color and bw images. With a foreword by John McPhee. Ancient records of canoes are found from the Pacific Northwest to the coast of Maine, in Minnesota and Mexico, in the Southeast and across the Caribbean. Neuzil and Simms tell the story of that singular American artifact, so little changed over time: of canoes, old and new, the people who made them, and the labors and adventures they shared.Transportation.

$25.00

In the Driver's Seat : the automobile in American literature and popular culture
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In the Driver's Seat : the automobile in American literature and popular culture

By Dettelbach, Cynthia Golomb

Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1976. Hardcover. NF/VG but art school ex-lib. with usual marks.. Black cloth/boards; silver lettering. Green dj with yellow/white lettering. Mylar cover. xii, 139 pp. with occasional bw images. "The sometimes ill-defined area of American studies can surely use a book of this content and quality. Dettelbach writes with considerable skill in revealing the ways in which the cultural manifestations of modern American society reflect our fascination for, and relationship with, the automobile.... This is a timely book, with enough substance to recommend it to American studies and popular culture library collections." - Choice.

$25.00

List of Cabin Passengers : S.S. Patricia, H. Magin, Commander (Hamburg-American Line), June 27, 1908

New York: The South Publishing Press (for Hamburg-American Line), 1908. Original Edition. Softcover. Good, tight copy; some light soiling and with notations next to some names. Name of Mary L. Haines (First-Class passenger) on front cover in pencil.. Ivory stapled wraps with embossed blue art nouveau HAPAG insignia. 24 pp. Atlantic route map on back cover. Classic ocean liner memorabilia. This was for the crossing from New York to Hamburg with stops at Plymouth and Cherbourg, sailing Saturday, June 27, 1908 at 10:00 am. Listed are all passengers for first and second cabin classes, sailing schedules and routes with railway connections, summer cruises within Europe, and all the usual information for passengers sailing Trans-Atlantic (baggage, money, music, telegrams, etc.). Much is written in both English and German. Includes brief information about the line's sailings from Hamburg to South America. The Hamburg-American Line (Hamburg Amerikanische Packetfahrt Actien Gesellschaft / HAPAG) later became Hapag-Lloyd. Scarce.

$40.00

Marine Art & Antiques: Jack Tar: A Sailor's Life: 1750-1910
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Marine Art & Antiques: Jack Tar: A Sailor's Life: 1750-1910

By Henderson, J. Welles and Rodney P. Carlisle

England: Antique Collectors' Club, 1999. Hardcover. VG/VG-. Some wear to dj. Contents clean and tight except for small inscription on blank page, possibly by author J. Welles Henderson.. Navy blue cloth over boards; gold lettering on front and spine; color pictorial dj. 287 pp. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w plates and figures. A fascinating depiction of the life of a sailor from the time of his going off to sea until his death on board or on shore; foreward by Walter H. Annenberg; preface by John S. Carter, President of the Independence Seaport Museum; includes detailed source notes throughout and an extensive bibliography for those wishing to persue the subject further.

$18.00

La verdadera aportación de México al florecimiento de la industria pesquera de California
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La verdadera aportación de México al florecimiento de la industria pesquera de California

By Cornado, Luis Murillo

Mexico City: Editorial Progreso, 1950. Softcover. VG contents but with very light shelf wear to front cover and age toning inside front cover.. Textured orange, stapled wraps with black lettering. 44 pp. plus fold-out chart. 1 map included. Text in Spanish. "The real contribution of Mexico to the flowering of the fishing industry in California." Looks very interesting! The chart at the back is titled, "Concentracion Pesquera por Bancos, de las Explotaciones hechas por barqos "Via la Pesca" durante los Anos 1943 a 1948 y Desembarcadas en el San Pedro y San Diego, California, E.U. A." (Fishing concentration by banks, the explorations made by boats "Via Fisheries" during the years 1943-1948 and landed in San Pedro and San Diego, California, USA."

$50.00

R.M.S. Mauretania Temporary Plan of First Class Accommodations

New York: Cunard White Star Line, 1947. Ephemera. VG- Clean and tight but with a bit of general use/shelf wear to the "outer covers" when folded. Two pencil notations re: A-Deck accommodations.. Large, oblong, stapled wraps, folded into 9x4 size for pocket carrying. 10 pp. with bw portrait of the ship; numerous deck plans printed in bw. The plan of the (second) RMS Mauretania, launched on 28 July 1938 at the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead, England and completed in May 1939. She was the first ship built for the newly formed Cunard White Star company following the merger in April 1934 of the Cunard and White Star Line. These plans include the Sun Deck, Promenade Deck (with library, writing room, smoking room, lounge, grand hall, etc.), the Main Deck (accommodations, Purser's Office, Beauty Salon, Barber Shop), the A Deck (accommodations), and the B, E, and Sports Decks. The two pencil notations on the A-Deck plan are prices for different cabins. Also included is a brief history of this RMS Mauretania and a stunning bw image of her at sea. This particular brochure was published in anticipation of the ship's first voyage as a passenger ship, after her re-fit from being used as a troop ship. During the Second World War she travelled 540,000 miles in her much-storied adventures and carried over 340,000 troops During this time, on one epic voyage, shealso established a speed record for the crossing time from Fremantle, Australia to Durban, South Africa. This brochure is a wonderful piece of maritime/Cunard, Mauretania history for any collector. Scarce.

$30.00

Marstallmuseum in Schloss Nymphenburg: Collection of Carriages, Sleighs and Harness formerly the Property of the Bavarian Court
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Marstallmuseum in Schloss Nymphenburg: Collection of Carriages, Sleighs and Harness formerly the Property of the Bavarian Court

By Hager, Luisa and Elmar D. Schmid

Munich: Bavarian Administration of State-Owned Castles, Gardens and Lakes, 1974. Softcover. VG, clean and tight contents but with some light foxing to covers.. Color-illus. card wraps with black script lettering. 40 pp. text with bw illus. peppered throughout, followed by 16 bw plates. Text in English. A history of the collection followed by a "tour" of the museum, room by room, with annotations of each item on display. A very thorough catalogue, considering its size. Even without being in the museum itself, it's possible to get a good idea of the contents and imagery.

$22.00

The Motoring Annual and Motorist's Year Book (Illustrated) for 1903 (Vol. I)
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The Motoring Annual and Motorist's Year Book (Illustrated) for 1903 (Vol. I)

London: Motoring Illustrated, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. VG- (Binding has average soiling; one small tear to one page; otherwise pages are quite clear with great text and illus.). Beige cloth with orange title block on front cover, 350 pp., BW illus. "Including: World's Motor Records, Who's Who in the Motoring World, Motoring Directory, Dealers in Motor-car Supplies, Laws on Motoring, etc. etc." A terrific dip into early automobile use and fandom. The "who's who" section includes portraits of selected men (mostly). The book includes at least two photographs of women modeling their motor-car wear. A rare find, in any condition and any edition, and this one is quite nice.).

$300.00

American Fishermen
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American Fishermen

By Church, Albert Cook and James B. Connolly

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc, 1961. Reissue of 1940 First Edition. Hardcover. VG+ contents; some spotting to covers (not foxing).. Pale blue cloth/boards. Navy blue lettering and circle of stars. 192 pp. with 261 bw photos and 25 bw line drawings. No dj. Includes a list of illustrations. Contents include American Fishing; From Pinkey to Clipper Fisherman; Building of the Gloucestermen; The Mackerel Fishery; Cod, Haddock, and Halibut; Swordfishing off Nantucket; and Appendix. The American fishing industry in New England, especially centered at Gloucester, on Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Wonderful bw photos.

$32.00

Das Autobuch
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Das Autobuch

By Stuck, Hans and E. G. Burggaller

Berlin: Drei Masken Verlag, 1933. Hardcover. G- (Moderately aged overall; DJ has substantial wear and tear and is folded into book, not placed around it; binding has some soiling around edges; page surfaces are clear.). Light blue-gray decorated cloth, BW illus. dust jacket, 256 pp., BW illus. Text is in German. A collection of articles by experts, explaining everything you needed to know about cars in Germany in 1933. Includes reproductions of photos of contemporary individuals and vehicles. Uncommon.

$40.00

Hand Book of Automobiles
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Hand Book of Automobiles

New York: National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, 1917. Fourteenth Annual. Softcover. VG- (Moderate soiling and aging to covers; spine is torn; average foxing to book block edges; interior is clean.). Black and tan and orange paper wraps with front cover decoration, 208 pp., BW illus. An annual illustrated catalog of automobiles available for purchase this year, 1917. Each page showcases a specific car model, with a detailed illustration and specs like seating capacity, wheel diameter, number of cylinders, etc. Simply amazing entries to page through.

$130.00

Motors and Motor-Driving (The Badminton Library)
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Motors and Motor-Driving (The Badminton Library)

By Northcliffe, Lord et al.

London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1906. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Fair (Front cover has separated and is present; no outer spine material is left; interior is generally clean; a rebinding candidate or reading copy only.). Orange paper boards with navy spine & corners, gilt decoration (coat-of-arms) on front cover, gilt top edges, 528 pp., BW illus. An early motoring manual from England. The 28 chapters were all penned individually by various authors. An appendix offers "The Motor Laws as They Exist." Fun for browsing.

$60.00

Ships and Sailors of Old Salem: The Record of a Brilliant Era of American Achievement
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Ships and Sailors of Old Salem: The Record of a Brilliant Era of American Achievement

By Paine, Ralph D.

Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1912. Second Edition. Hardcover. VG-, clean and tight but with general shelf wear to covers (mostly rubbing to head/tail of spine, corners, and front hinge). Gilt bright.. Maroon cloth/boards; gilt lettering. xvi + 515 pp.; bw frontis and 63 additional bw illus. "From log books, sea journals and other manuscripts hitherto unpublished, most of them written during the years between the Revolution and the War of 1812, are herein gathered such narratives as those of the first American voyages to Japan, Arabia and the South Seas. These and other records, as written by seamen who made Salem the most famous port of the New World a century ago [now two centuries ago!], ar much more than local annals. They comprise a unique and brillian chapter of American history and speak for themselves." - from the preface which also mentions the revived interest in the American merchant marine, because of the Panama Canal (which opened only in 1914), even though, "after digging a ditch between two oceans at a cost of hundres of millions, there are almost no American ships to use it." A immensely interesting book!

$30.00

Auto-Cars: Cars, Tramcars, and Small Cars
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Auto-Cars: Cars, Tramcars, and Small Cars

By Farman, D.

London: Whittaker & Co, 1896. Hardcover. VG- (Binding has moderate wear to edges; outer spine is somewhat mottled; flyleaves and first adjacent page are slightly aged or lightly foxed; remainder of pages are lightly aged but very nice.). Red cloth, gilt letters on spine and front cover, 249 pp. plus 48 pp. of ads at rear, BW illus. Translated from the French by Lucien Serraillier, with preface by Baron de Zuylen de Nyevelt. Covers everything you needed to know about automobiles at the time. The Baron says in his preface: "Theorists and scientists will find in the first part scientific information, technical details, and the laws that govern this new industry." Many nice detailed illustrations of all sorts of mechanical parts. Includes as appendices: Sir David Salmons' letter to the press on the passing of the 'Locomotives on Highways Bill" ; The Locomotives on Highways Bill ; The Paris-Marseilles race, Sept. 1896 ; Table of French and English equivalents. Please note that this is an original printed copy of this book, and not an ebook, paperback reprint, or print-on-demand copy. As such, it is a rare find.

$1000.00

Prisoner-of-War Ship Models: 1775-1825
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Prisoner-of-War Ship Models: 1775-1825

By Freeston, Ewart C.

Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1973. Hardcover. VG (Slight aging and scuffs to dj, otherwise nice.). Olive cloth, gilt letters on spine, black & illus. dust jacket, 174 pp., bw plates. "Everyone has heard something about the bone ship models which were made by French and American prisoners during the Napoleonic wars and after. ... A great deal of the popular knowledge is false or biased, whereas the ship models themselves have never been adequately covered. This work is an illustrated survey of the prisoners and their motives and methods in making these remarkable ship models which are quite unique both as an art form and as a record of ships of the period." (dj).

$30.00

The Sea, the Ship and the Sailor: Tales of Adventure from Log Books and Original Narratives
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The Sea, the Ship and the Sailor: Tales of Adventure from Log Books and Original Narratives

By Snow, Elliot

Salem, Massachusetts: Marine Research Society, 1925. Hardcover. G+ (Binding has very slight rubbing to corners and head and heel of spine; flyleaves and book block edges have slight foxing or tanning; page margins may have slight foxing; illus. plate pages are generally clear; bookplate of Richard Warren Hatch on fep and pencil name of another former owner, M.E. Dodd on ffep - see further notes on each.). Blue cloth, gilt letters and decoration on spine; illus. flyleaves, 354 pp., 33 BW illus. Vintage postcard addressed to the book's owner (1926) laid in. This particular copy is quite special. Richard Warren Hatch was a Massachusetts author from Marshfield, whose bookplate is inside the front cover. The original owner's name, M E Dodd, is noted elsewhere. The postcard laid in is addressed to her at The Hampshire Book Shop. Smith College alumna Marion E. Dodd was one of the founders of The Hampshire Bookshop in 1916; this year marks the centennial of its start. The Bookshop sold books both to Smith College students and faculty and the wider community, but also was the core of the literary life of Northampton and the region. Marion Dodd piloted this remarkable store for nearly 55 years and offered a very large assortment of new and rare books, gifts, and stationery. There were frequent readings and book signings by authors-just as in today's independent bookstores-and occasional book festivals. The Bookshop was well-known nationally as a notable business founded and run by women. Marion Dodd was known as a savvy businesswoman, active in professional bookselling associations, who also wrote about writers in New England for Yankee Magazine and about bookselling and publishing for Publishers' Weekly. The postcard addressed to Dodd, laid into the book, mailed from France in 1926, is of a 4-masted sailboat, which brings us back to the actual book an its synopsis "Many passages in the true tales preserved in the following pages, will disclose to the thoughtful reader, the real sources of our early maritime strength. These are none other than the bold, fearbless, resourceful, fair-dealing sea captains and their well-disciplined crews. More than once, too, the reader will have opportunity to note the humane consideration of these shipmasters for the men beholden to them and also their frankly acknowledged dependence on Our Maker who rules the land and the sea. ... By reading the following narratives one can learn much of the history and the ways of primitve man and easily perceive the benefits science has derived from the life-work of those who 'go down to the sea in ships.'" (intro) Ahoy!

$50.00

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