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A1: Portrait of a Road
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A1: Portrait of a Road

By Nicholson, Jon [introduction by Nigel Richardson

London: HarperCollinsIllustrated, 2000. Running the 400-odd miles between London and Edinburgh, the A1 is Britain's backbone. This book is a photographic portrait of life on the road. Jon Nicholson's mission is to find out what makes the people living and travelling along Britain's oldest and longest highway tick. Fuelled by a combination of petrol and all-day breakfasts, his journey takes him through a land of extremes, in both culture and terrain, from the genteel to the gritty and from the rolling to the rugged. The text by acclaimed travel writer Nigel Richardson captures the road spot-on, and is the ideal introduction to Nicholson's pictures. Jon Nicholson is a documentary photographer best known for his motorsport work, most notably with Damon Hill. His pictures have been in many publications around the world, including National Geographic and the Sunday Times magazine. Writer and journalist Nigel Richardson is the author of Breakfast in Brighton and Dog Days in Soho. Since 1992 he has been on the staff of the Daily Telegraph. He lives in London and grew up just off the Great North Road in South Yorkshire. 160p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 19x23 cm. Lovely copy. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Landscape.

$9.47

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.

$10.83

The High-Roads of the Alps: a motoring guide to one hundred mountain passes ... With 106 itineraries, 102 photographic illustrations, and 11 maps and diagrams.
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The High-Roads of the Alps: a motoring guide to one hundred mountain passes ... With 106 itineraries, 102 photographic illustrations, and 11 maps and diagrams.

By FREESTON, Charles Lincoln.

London: K. Paul, Trench Tru¨bner & co., ltd., 1910. The charming first edition copy from 1910, [ undated ] but preface dated 1910 as called for. The delightful snow capped Alps, with a Motor Car ascending towards the Mountain range, as illustrated to the front boards, epitomises the period and pupose of this book. xv, 388 p. incl. front., illus., diagrs : 8 maps (partly fold.) ; 22 cm. The copy itself is very good, light rubs to cloth extremities, a minor nick to cloth spine head, light surface rubs to rear cloth. Binding is tight and secure, and contents very good indeed. { representative images will soon follow } . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$60.90

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.

$40.60

Scientific instruments, model steam engines and locomotives, talking machines, toys, automata, advertising material, postcards and other collectors' items ... which will be sold by auction on Wednesday, 4th December, 1974
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Scientific instruments, model steam engines and locomotives, talking machines, toys, automata, advertising material, postcards and other collectors' items ... which will be sold by auction on Wednesday, 4th December, 1974

By Sotheby's Belgravia (Firm)

London: Sotheby's Belgravia (Firm), 1974. p.69, illustrated -37 lots. Pencil pricingt [ Location: BOX 3 ]. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$6.43

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.

$9.47

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.

$9.47

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.

$304.49

Beetling : Official Publication of the Volkswagen Owners Club ( Great Britain } NO: 92, AUGUST 1965
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Beetling : Official Publication of the Volkswagen Owners Club ( Great Britain } NO: 92, AUGUST 1965

By Volkswagen Owners Club ( Great Britain ) { Editor P. Haris }

United Kingdom: Volkswagen Owners Club ( Great Britain ), 1965. A rare item, in exceptional condition. A useful resource, and for the VW collector. Includes a DIY section, Letters and Questions p.32. Excellent [ Location: BOX 2 ]. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$6.77