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The Romance of the Rails. The Story of the American Railroads.
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The Romance of the Rails. The Story of the American Railroads.

By Laut, Agnes C.

New York: Tudor Publishing Company, 1936. Second printing, October 1936, of the 1936 New Edition. VERY GOOD+ hardcover, lacking dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and well-bound copy. Pages fresh and near fine with bit of toning to outside edges (red top stain) but no soiling, tearing, creasing or chips. Bound in blue cloth with titles gilt-stamped on spine and front. Spine gilt dulled and tips of corners lightly rubbed. Hinges and book block secure, intact and straight. 15 pages with black & white halftone reproductions (including frontispiece) plus several line illustrations throughout text. An entertaining history of the development of American railroads from the earliest days of conception through the first quarter of the twentieth century. 6 x 9-1/4". [xx] + 550 text pages (including Index) plus the 15 illustration pages. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket.

$18.95

The World's Railways
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The World's Railways

By Jackson, G. Gibbard

London & New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd./David McKay Company Date unstated, circa 1930s. The book was printed in Great Britain for both British and American editions. VERY GOOD in GOOD- dust jacket. A clean, well-bound copy. The only marking is an owner name and address stamped in red on front free endpaper. Pages are near fine, including the color plates. The book is bound in a red cloth hardcover with a full page printed color pastedown on front cover. Titles stamped in black on spine. Cover is near fine; very slightly edge rubbed; no soiling, no scuffs, bumps or tears. Color pastedown bright. Binding and hinges straight and intact. The color jacket carries the same artwork as the cloth cover. Jacket is moderately dust soiled and edges along the front jacket panel are chipped and worn; spine ends are chipped with 1" chip from top of spine. Color art remains bright and attractive. The jacket is in a clear archival protector. Beautifully illustrated with many black & white line drawings as well as 6 full color plates and 7 two-color plates. The emphasis is on the history of British railways but Europe, the U.S. and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Africa and South America are all covered. 8 x 10-1/2". 267 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good-. Illus. by Way, Barnard.

$46.55

The Art of the Motorcycle (with ephemera)
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The Art of the Motorcycle (with ephemera)

By Krens, Thomas

New York: Guggenheim Museum / Harry N. Abrams, 1998. 1998 First Edition, with exhibit ephemera included (read on). NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket (the scarce variant jacket with a photo of the 1965 49 cc Kreidler Florett on front; a detail photo of the Triumph X75 Hurricane on the rear.) Selling with the book are the following ephemeral items: an admission ticket to the Guggenheim Museum's exhibition (for which this book was published), ticket dated Sunday, July 26 (1998); two copies of the Museum Guide booklet for Summer 1998 (for which this motorcycle exhibit is the cover story); two copies of 4-page leaflet, printed on card stock, titled "Family Activity Guide: The Art of the Motorcycle." This is a clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages and silver endpapers are fresh and clean; faint toning along top page margins, otherwise fine. The dove gray silken cloth hardcover, titled in silver on front and spine is fresh and clean, three tiny shelf bumps to board edges, otherwise fine. Binding and hinges are firm, intact and straight. Colorful dust jacket is complete, clean and bright. Slight shelf rub and a few light surface scratches to rear panel; no tears, creases or chips. The jacket is in a clear archival protector. The extraordinary 1998 exhibit included over 100 motorcycles chosen for their historic importance and design excellence. The display was designed by Frank Gehry and ran from June 26 to September 20 in New York City (later in Chicago and the Guggenheim in Bilbao). The book is a beautifully designed, sumptuously illustrated history of the motorcycle and its culture. A detailed description of each selected bike is provided. There are 16 essays by 15 contributors, including Hunter S. Thompson (Song of the Sausage Creature) and Dennis Hopper (Bikes Were Always Work for Me). A Bibliography by and other reference source information are included. A ground-breaking classic, now scarce in the original edition. 10 x 12-1/4"; 432 pages. A heavy volume (7 lbs) that will require additional postage for overseas or priority mailing.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$308.75

The Imperial Japanese Navy
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The Imperial Japanese Navy

By Watts, Anthony J.; Gordon, Brian G

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1971. 1971 First Edition. FINE in NEAR FINE price-intact dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages fresh and fine. Black hardcover, title stamped in silver on spine, slightly crimped at spine ends. no other wear. Binding and hinges tight and straight. Color pictorial jacket is clean and complete. Slight edge rub. Two thin light blue horizontal lines paralleling top and bottom edges of jacket, visible on inside, flaps and rear cover. Jacket otherwise fine and in a new clear archival protector. "The first extensively detailed and accurate survey of the Imperial Japanese Navy from its inception to its destruction in 1945, spanning a period of some 70 years...." Hundreds of illustrations, both black & white photographs and line renderings. 7-1/2 x 10". xiv + 529 pages, including detailed index. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$52.25

Ship Identification. Part One. Merchant Ships
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Ship Identification. Part One. Merchant Ships

By Talbot-Booth, E.C.; Greenman, David G. (Compiled and Edited by)

Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1969. 1969 Edition. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Dark blue cloth hardcover, titled in silver on spine, is bright with only slight shelf wear, tiny bumps to corners. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Jacket is clean, wavy across the front panel, moderate edge wear but no significant chips or tears. Bottom front flap corner has been clipped. Information on nearly 10,000 vessels with over 4000 accurately rendered ship silhouettes. 9 x 11-1/2". 333 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$28.50

Queens of the Western Ocean. The Story of America's Mail and Passenger Sailing Lines
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Queens of the Western Ocean. The Story of America's Mail and Passenger Sailing Lines

By Cutler, Carl C.; Nimitz, Chester W

Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1961. 1967 reprint of 1961 edition. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages and map endpapers are fine; handsomely bound in ivory cloth hardcover, title gilt stamped on navy blue panels on spine. Cover is fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges firm and straight. Unclipped pictorial jacket is clean and complete - paper a bit wavy along spine but no scuffs, no tears, chips or creases. A history of American packet ships, the men who conceived and made them. the captains and seamen who sailed them, and "an account of how the American merchant marine, paced by passenger liners, in the first half of the nineteenth century climaxed two centuries of unparalleled progress with a prodigious burst of speed , to overtake and by-pass the greatest sea power in history." Foreword by Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz. Illustrated with black & white reproductions as well as several ship and sail plans. 7-1/4 x 10-1/2". xxi + 672 pages, including detailed Index. A heavy volume that may require additional postage for overseas or priority mailing.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$33.25

Greyhounds of the Sea: The Story of the American Clipper Ship
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Greyhounds of the Sea: The Story of the American Clipper Ship

By Cutler, Carl C.; Adams, Charles Francis (Foreword)

Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute, 1967. 1967 printing of 1930 edition. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages and map endpapers are fine; handsomely bound in ivory cloth hardcover, title gilt stamped on navy blue panels on spine. Cover is fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges firm and straight. Unclipped pictorial jacket is clean and complete - paper a bit wavy along spine but no scuffs, no tears, chips or creases. 8 full-page color plates plus several black & white reproductions. "They were more than things of wood and hemp-those old ships. They were at once the flower and symbol of all that was true and great and fine in a passing civilization." 7-1/4 x 10-1/2".xxvii + 592 pages, including detailed index. A heavy volume that may require additional postage for overseas or priority mailing.. Reissue. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$33.25

The Good Ship. Ships, Shipbuilding and Technology in England 1200-1520
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The Good Ship. Ships, Shipbuilding and Technology in England 1200-1520

By Friel, Ian

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. 1995 First U.S. Edition, printing unstated. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Red hardcover, title gilt-stamped on spine is fresh and unworn. Hinges a bit "creaky" but firm and intact, binding solid. Color pictorial jacket clean and bright, lightly edge rubbed with a few tiny closed tears. Innovations in shipbuilding during the Middle Ages in England with special attention to two important improvements - the lateen rig and the change from clinker to carvel (or skeleton) construction. Illustrated with black and white reproductions of medieval manuscript illuminations, seals, tapestries and carvings as well as modern diagrams, drawings and photographs useful to model-makers as well as naval historians. Bibliography, and detailed index included. 7-3/4 x 10". 208 pages. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$26.60

Ganger, Guard and Signalman: Working Memories of the Settle and Carlisle
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Ganger, Guard and Signalman: Working Memories of the Settle and Carlisle

By Fawcett, Dick

Truro, U.K.: Bradford Barton, 1981. 1981 First Edition. NEAR FINE softcover. A clean, unmarked and solidly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Cover printed on heavy paper in orange, green, grey and black is clean with only light shelf wear. Binding firm - no creasing to cover spine, no splits. A fascinating account of the author's career on England's famed Settle and Carlisle railroad. Fawcett's more than 30 years of service began in 1932 as a mason working on a viaduct near the high summit of the Settle & Carlisle, he worked as a ganger and progressed to the ranks of the local goods guards and then on to become a signalman at Bolton Abbey, Skipton, Ribblehead and along the "Old "Road" from Settle Junction to Clapham and Lancaster. Illustrated with black & white photos. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4". 112 pages. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$18.95

Canal and River Craft in Pictures
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Canal and River Craft in Pictures

By McKnight, Hugh

New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1969. 1969 U.S. Edition. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A fresh, clean, unmarked copy firmly bound in black cloth hardcover, title gilt stamped on spine. Pages and cover fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Color pictorial jacket lightly edge worn, otherwise fine. Jacket is in a removable clear archival protector. A fascinating illustrated history of Britain's canal craft; narrow boats, short boats, wide boats, keels, trows and flats from the early 19th century onward. Illustrated throughout with well-captioned black and white archival photos plus color title page and introduction photos. Index Included. 7-/14 x 9-1/2"; 112 pages . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$32.30

The Search for Speed Under Sail 1700-1855
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The Search for Speed Under Sail 1700-1855

By Chapelle, Howard L

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1967. 1967 First Edition (stated). FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A crisp, clean, unmarked copy, Pages, including foldouts, are fresh and fine, firmly bound in black cloth hardcover, title gilt-stamped on spine. Cover is clean and unworn. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Pictorial jacket is clean, lightly toned, light creasing near top of front panel, a bit of edgewear (2 small tears at top of spine neatly repaired with tape to unprinted side of jacket). Bottom corner of front flap clipped, price intact on top of flap. The author applied "dimensionless" analysis in order to arrive at accurate evaluations when comparing speeds of sailing vessels that varied widely in size and time of construction. Chapelle applied elementary principles of naval architecture and hydrodynamics to the plans of 103 American-built sailing vessels. 132 detailed and clearly rendered plans are included, including several large fold-outs. 7-3/4 x 10-1/8"; xviii + 453 pages (including Index) plus 16 folding plates. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

$33.25

Battleships and Battle Cruisers 1905-1970: Historical Development of the Capital Ship
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Battleships and Battle Cruisers 1905-1970: Historical Development of the Capital Ship

By Breyer, Siegfried; Kurti, Alfred (Translator)

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1974. 1974 reprint of the 1973 Edition. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages and illustrated endpapers fresh and fine. Navy hardcover is clean and unworn, Title stamped in silver on spine; title and outlines of cruisers stamped in silver on front cover. Binding and hinges tight, intact and straight. Jacket is clean and complete. Faintly visible thin band of blue runs horizontally near top of jacket. It appears the book was thinner than anticipated as a bit of the rear panel wraps into the spine area. Jacket is otherwise fine. Laid into the book is a letter from the United States Naval Institute, dated August 21, 1974, apologizing to the buyer for the delay in fulfilling his order and advising him that it was shipping on that day. The book includes 922 side elevations, deck plans, cross sections and detail sketches. Translated from German by Alfred Kurti. 8-3/8 x 10-1/4"; 480 pages, including detailed index.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Thick 4to.

$56.05

Jane's Fighting Ships 1906-7
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Jane's Fighting Ships 1906-7

By Jane, Fred T

New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., 1970. 1970 facsimile of the 1906/7 edition of Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. complete with ads. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD price intact dust jacket. A clean, well bound copy. The only marking is a remainder mark (a light red "X") on bottom page edge, near spine. Pages clean and fine. Green cloth hardcover, title gilt-stamped on spine, is lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips but otherwise fine, no bumps, frays or stains. Binding and hinges firm and straight. Unclipped jacket is clean and bright, lightly shelf rubbed. There is a vertical crease to middle of front panel, no tears or chips. Illustrated with black & white photos, plans and drawings. 12-1/2 x 8-3/8"; iv + 481 pages (including essay "A New Ideal Ship" by Col. Vittorio E. Cuniberti and the Silhouette Index. ). First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - Oblong.

$47.50

Atlantic Highway
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Atlantic Highway

By Armstrong, Warren

New York: The John Day Company, 1962. 1962 stated First American Edition. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Light blue hardcover, titled in black on spine, illustrations stamped in black on front, is lightly edge toned, otherwise fine. . Jacket, has been price clipped but has very little other wear. There are two thin bands of blue on the unprinted side of the jacket, left from an old archival protector. visible on flaps and rear of jacket. Otherwise jacket is fine.Very interesting history of cross-Atlantic voyages from Samuel Cunard's "Britannia" into the twentieth century. It is the author's opinion that the "jet-plane" will not oust the Big Ship, ships provide amenities that air travel can't. Illustrated with 8 pages of black & white photos. Includes an Index of Ships from 1838 to 1960. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"; 239 pages plus photo pages.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$17.10

Atlantic Highway
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Atlantic Highway

By Armstrong, Warren

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1961. 1961 First Edition. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Red hardcover fresh and unworn. Jacket, with striking color artwork on front is complete with price on front flap. Very little wear - colors bright and unfaded. There are two thin bands of blue on the unprinted side of the jacket, left from an old archival protector. visible on flaps and rear of jacket. Otherwise jacket is fine and in a new clear archival protector. Very interesting history of cross-Atlantic voyages from Samuel Cunard's "Britannia" into the twentieth century. It is the author's opinion that the "jet-plane" will not oust the Big Ship, ships provide amenities that air travel cannot. "The 3,000-mile North Atlantic ocean route was always of great human interest, and it always will be." Illustrated with 20 pages of black & white photos. Includes an Index of Ships. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"; 239 pages plus photo pages.. First British Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$24.70

Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1963-1964
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Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1963-1964

By Taylor, John W. R. (Editor)

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1963. 1967 American Edition. NEAR FINE. No dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Faint toning to page edges, pages otherwise fine; tightly bound in blue cloth hardcover, title gilt-stamped on front and spine. Cover is fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Scarce in such fine condition. 8-1/2 x 12-3/4." 75 ad pages plus ad on rear pasted endpaper, 2-page Preface, 509 page reference section (with information, specs and black & white photos of the 'aeroplanes', drones, sailplanes, air cushion vehicles, guided missiles, rockets and space vehicles as well as aero engines of the world) plus 25-page Index.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$71.25

Jane's Fighting Ships 1977-78
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Jane's Fighting Ships 1977-78

By Moore, Captain John (Editor)

New York: Franklin Watts Inc., 1977. Copyright 1977, First American Edition of the Eightieth volume in the Fighting Ships series. Introduction by HRH, the Prince of Wales, Foreword by John E. Moore. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and solidly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine, tightly bound in dark blue cloth hardcover, titles stamped in silver on front and spine. Slight rubbing to titles on front, but cover is otherwise fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Unclipped jacket is clean, back slightly toned and a few light rubs; no tears or chips. 8-3/4 x 12-5/8". 160 preliminary pages (including ad pages) and 829 pages of reference. A heavy volume requiring additional postage for Priority or International mailing.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Thick 4to.

$60.80

Venetian Ships and Shipbuilders of the Renaissance
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Venetian Ships and Shipbuilders of the Renaissance

By Lane, Frederic Chapin

Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. 1992 Softcover reissue of the 1934 study tracking the rise and decline of the great shipbuilding industry of Renaissance Venice. This is a VERY GOOD copy. Gift inscription neatly penned on half-title page, no other markings. Pages clean and supple, firmly bound in illustrated paper cover. Cover is clean, lightly shelf worn - no tears, chips or creases. Binding is tight, no cracks, no creasing to cover spine. 6 x 9-1/4"; x + 285 pages, including index. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$22.80

The Coolie Ships and Oil Sailers
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The Coolie Ships and Oil Sailers

By Lubbock, Basil

Glasgow, Scotland: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., 1955. 1955 reprint (stated). FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked copy. Pages fine, firmly bound in bright blue hardcover with title gilt-stamped on spine and front. Cover is fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Unclipped pictorial dust jacket is clean and complete with British price on front flap (30s). Slight edge rub and two faint horizontal blue lines caused by an old jacket protector - otherwise jacket is fine and is in a new clear archival protector. A vivid description of two specialized phases of the old sea life in sailing ships, illustrated with 37 pages of black & white photographs and reproductions. 7-1/4 x 9-5/8"; x + 180 text pages, including index. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$45.60

Sail Training and Cadet Ships
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Sail Training and Cadet Ships

By Underhill, Harold A

Glasgow, Scotland: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., 1956. 1956 Stated First Printing. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE price-intact dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages, including foldouts and illustrated endpapers, are fine. Green hardcover, title gilt-stamped on spine and blind-stamped on front, is fresh with only slight edge wear. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Illustrated jacket is clean and complete with British price (60s) on front flap. Lightly edge worn with one short tear to top edge of front (with old tape repair on reverse side of jacket). There are 2 faint blue horizontal stripes caused by an old archival protector, visible on reverse of jacket but difficult to see on printed side. Jacket is in a new archival protector. A thorough and beautifully illustrated treatise on cadet ships from the 1838 Swedish brig "Magnus Stenbock" to ships launched in the mid-20th century. Bound into the back of the book are 45 fold-out plates with ship plans. Plates are printed on light-weight paper and are in pristine condition. There are several pages of black & white photographs. 16-page chronological appendix provides essential dates, dimensions and brief outlines of working lives of 200+ vessels of various types. 7-1/4 x 9-3/4"; xiv + 373 text pages (including index) plus folded plates. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$90.25

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