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English local Government:The story of the King's Highway
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English local Government:The story of the King's Highway

By Webb, Sidney 1859-1947.; Webb, Beatrice 1858-1943.

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1913. Seemingly Vol 5 of a Series of Local Government books, but not noted as such on title page. A very clean and square copy. With SM neatly to front boards and ffep. x, 279 p. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good ( See Comments). 8vo.

$20.05

The history of Kilmarnock
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The history of Kilmarnock

By M'Kay, Archibald 1801-1883.

Kilmarnock: Archibald M'Kay, 1880. 4th Edition, Revised and Enlarged: xi, 399 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 20 cm. Includes index. A very pleasant looking book and copy. Retains the original embossed boards, with gilt motif to centre of the upper board. Gilt title to spine. Dark ep's, tissued guarded frontis. Tight binding, clean pages, no inscriptions. [ Loaction: BR2 / 1 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$66.83

Victorian Railway
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Victorian Railway

By Simmons, Jack 1915-2000.

London: Thames and Hudson , 1995. Copy 7509349563 is the 1995 paperback edition with corrections, it has the same isbn as the original book. Contents - Images; structures; plates 1-32; machinery; practitioners; the artist's eye; plates 33-60; the railway's vandalism; language and literacy; literature; mails and telecommunications; the press and the book trade; publicity and public relations; leisure (i) - the excursion train and the railway Sunday; leisure (ii) - tourism and family holidays; mobility; uniformity and difference; loss and gain. The railway was the creation of the Victorian age. It transformed the whole social and intellectual fabric of Britain, affected Victorian thought and language, figured in the literature of the age, inspired artists, changed communications and expanded horizons. This book examines every aspect of the railway in Victorian times, from the origins and initial construction to the spreading impact on the nation, and from engineers and financiers to the affect on leisure and the environment. This text should contribute to an understanding of British history and the nature of Britain today.416 p, [32]p of plates : ill, ports. A fine copy. [ Loaction: Landing Case ]. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.36

The Magic of a Name: The Rolls-Royce Story (3 Volume Set)
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The Magic of a Name: The Rolls-Royce Story (3 Volume Set)

By PUGH Peter

Cambridge, England: Icon Books , 2000. Here we have 3 Matching Volumes in Dust Jackets. Volume 1 is Very good and the dust Jacket is a bit creased. and so is Good only. The other two editions are Fine in like Dust Jackets. Therefore I have graded the set as Very Good overall. Priced to sell. Heavy item, but with Free p+p within the Uk. 1.The Magic of a Name The Rolls-Royce Story The First 40 Years ISBN 1840461519 (2000) 2.The Magic of a Name The Rolls-Royce Story Part Two The Power Behind the Jets ISBN 1840462841 (2001) and 3 . The Magic of a Name The Rolls-Royce Story Part Three A Family of Engines ISBN 1840464054 (2002) { images to follow } [ Location: BR2]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$33.41

No need to ask! : early maps of London's underground railways
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No need to ask! : early maps of London's underground railways

By Leboff, David. [ and Tim Demuth.

Harrow Weald, Middlesex: Capitol Transport, 1999. Published in association with London Transport Museum. 78 p. : ill. (chiefly col., maps (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Lovely Copy. [ Location: BR4/Top ]. Hard Cover. Fine. Landscape.

$9.36

Niagara : a history of the Falls
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Niagara : a history of the Falls

By Berton, Pierre 1920-2004

New York: Kodansha International , 1997. Second Impression: a lovely copy in a like Dust Jacket - xiii, 371. [ Location: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.69

The Highway and It's Vehicles [ Limited Edition: 407/1250]
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The Highway and It's Vehicles [ Limited Edition: 407/1250]

By BELLOC, Hilaire

London: The Studio, 1926. Limited/Numbered Edition Hard Cover 131 B&W and Color plates. This copy is number 407 of 1250 ; B&W and Color Plates; 4to ; xvi, 40,131 pages. This is a very decent copy, here is slight foxing to the blank free end papers )half title);and page edge spine; cvrs clean, limited edge bmps, internally a tight clean copy, in the ever so SCARCE WRAPPER: is very edge worn, chipped and torn, with some missing, but nevertheless welcome.The illustrations are mainly of carts and stagecoaches with a few of bicycles, early cars etc. ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL LAID IN: a n adv for the forthcoming Yachts & Yachting in Contemporary Art by B.Heckst All-Smith, as issued with this Volume. [Location: BR 2 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$40.10

The MG Log
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The MG Log

By Edited By Haining, Peter

London: Greenwich Editions, 1997. 176 Pages. This book is a celebration of the world's favourite sports car and about the people who have made and driven the various models. BOOK: a clean and tight copy, in JACKET: clean, one minor nick to bottom ( r ) corner. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [ Location: A7 ] [ Location: BR1]. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo.

$9.36

Thrust : Through the Sound Barrier.
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Thrust : Through the Sound Barrier.

By Noble, Richard; Tremayne, David; Green, Andy.

London: Partridge Press, 1998. The remarkable story of one man`s quest for speed; They said it couldn`t be done; Sceptics warned that as the car approached 750 mph, the shock waves generated when it hit the sound barrier would either force it off the ground like an aeroplane, or tear it apart; The author created the world`s first supersonic car and the driver, Andy Green, drove it at 763 mph., in a triumph for British engineering, technology and derring-do; 320pp Lovely copy in like Dust Jacket. [ Location: BR1 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$9.36

The Magic of a Name [ " Signed and gifted by Roy W. A. Robotham who was a Director of Rolls-Royce, and presented to Ray Armington who was the President of the Euclid Road Machinery Company."
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The Magic of a Name [ " Signed and gifted by Roy W. A. Robotham who was a Director of Rolls-Royce, and presented to Ray Armington who was the President of the Euclid Road Machinery Company."

By Nockolds, Harold

London: : G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd.,, 1950. A Specially Signed Presentation Copy. - ( Leather-Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe ) - This is a very rare and desirable leatherbound limited edition history of Rolls-Royce automobiles and aviation. Approxiametly 240 of these special editions were created at the personal commission of Lord Hives, the then Chairman Of Rolls-Royce. The books were then to be gifted to dignataries, and special Rolls Royce customers. No expense was spared and the High quality bindings by Sangorski are a testament to that, being hand tooled in Dark Red Morocco Leather, with gilt titles, 5 raised bands and the high quality paper all further edged in gilt and with highly decorative endpapers. This specific book was signed and gifted by Roy W. A. Robotham who was a Director of Rolls-Royce, and presented to Ray Armington who was the President of the Euclid Road Machinery Company. It was Robotham's idea that the company should manufacture 'diesel engines', or oil engines as he preferred to call them. Reducing weight was high on the agenda also, and it was his idea to produce oil engines using light alloys where possible. Armington was a founder and Chairman of the Webb-Triax co; and headed numerous business, educational and civic organisations. Euclid was acquired by General Motors in 1953, but Armington remained the general manager of the Euclid Division. 283 pages with a wonderful Roy Nockolds colour tipped-in frontispiece illustration showing The Rolls-Royce Battle Of Britain Memorial Window, with other similar quality illustrations throughout the book. This copy is in fine clean, crisp and fresh condition, but does have a light fade to to spine. One for a Collector of Motoring and Fine books. [ Location: Display Lothlorien ]. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Illus. by by Roy Nockolds. 8vo.

$400.95