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cover of THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES

THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES

by Robert Tufnell

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Published
1987
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Fine
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First reprint
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9780948872976
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This is a first reprint of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Railway Locomotives, written by the British writer Robert Tufnell and published in 1987. It covers 180 years of worldwide locomotive development, from the first steam engine journey to high-speed French trains. 256 pages, packed with photographs, specs, charts and drawings. It's a big book--9" x 12" and 3… Read more
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cover of IRONHORSE: STEAM TRAINS OF THE WORLD

IRONHORSE: STEAM TRAINS OF THE WORLD

by Peter Lorie, Colin Dennis Garratt

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Published
1987
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780385243032
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This is a stated first edition of Ironhorse: Steam Trains of the World, written by Peter Lorie and locomotive authority and railway photographer Colin Garratt. It is a study of the world of steam trains, tracing their history, country by country, and examining the great trains, railway lines and the ways in which steam trains changed… Read more
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cover of FIRST TO THE FRONT: ADVENTURES 95th AERO SQUADRON (WWI)

FIRST TO THE FRONT: ADVENTURES 95th AERO SQUADRON (WWI)

by Charles Woolley

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Published
1999
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780764307492
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This is a first edition of First to the Front: The Aerial Adventures of 1st Lt. Waldo Heinrichs and the 95th Aero Squadron - 1917-1918. It was written by the journalist Charles Woolley and published in 1999. Publisher's Description: The 95th Aero Squadron was the first American pursuit squadron to fly over the front in March 1918 and 1st Lt. Waldo Heinrichs… Read more
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cover of THE LONG LEFT FLANK: THE HARD-FOUGHT WAY TO THE REICH 1944-45.

THE LONG LEFT FLANK: THE HARD-FOUGHT WAY TO THE REICH 1944-45.

by Jeffery Williams

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Published
1988
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Near Fine
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First
ISBN
9780773721944
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This is a first edition of The Long Left Flank: The Hard Fought Way to the Reich, 1944-1945, by the Canadian Army officer and military historian Jeffery Williams (1920-2011). It is the story of the battle to clear the Channel coast and open the port of Antwerp. The struggle, which saw appalling casualties, is not well-known because… Read more
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cover of CLASSIC AMERICAN AUTOMOBILES

CLASSIC AMERICAN AUTOMOBILES

by David Burgess Wise

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Published
1980
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9780176014483
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This is the soft-cover edition of Classic American Automobiles, a comprehensive survey of American cars, beginning with 1900 and ending at the Tintops c 1950. 9" x 12".191 pages. Packed with photographs. The publisher used high-quality paper, so this book is a little heavy. It weighs about a pound. This book appears to be un-read.Aside from a little strip of missing paper at the… Read more
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cover of A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES, COMPLETE

A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES, COMPLETE

by Winston Churchill

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Published
1965
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Fine
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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is a four-volume history of Britain and its former colonies and possessions throughout the world, written by Winston Churchill. It covers the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain (55 BC) to the end of the Second Boer War (1902). It was started in 1937 but between WWII and Churchill's duties, it… Read more
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cover of INTO THE UNKNOWN: THE STORY OF EXPLORATION

INTO THE UNKNOWN: THE STORY OF EXPLORATION

by Jonathan B. Tourtellot

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Published
1987
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780870446955
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This is an unread stated first edition of National Geographic's 1987 book, Into the Unknown: The Story of Exploration. It chronicles the history of exploration on earth--and beyond--from the recorded travels of explorers from the Phoenicians and Greeks, through the exploration of the North American continent and expeditions to the poles, to the moon landings. It was… Read more
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cover of 25 CENTURIES OF SEA WARFARE

25 CENTURIES OF SEA WARFARE

by Jacques Mordal

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Published
1970
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Near Fine
Edition
First UK
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This is a Twenty-Five Centuries of Sea Warfare, written by the former French Navy officer Jacques Mordal and first published in 1959. It was translated into English in 1965, then re-printed in the UK in 1970. This is one of those copies. From the publisher: "Twenty-Five Centuries of Sea Warfare" includes 45 maps, 54 line-diagrams, and 16 pages… Read more
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cover of CARS OF THE THIRTIES & FORTIES

CARS OF THE THIRTIES & FORTIES

by Michael Sedgwick

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Published
1990
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Fine
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First British
ISBN
9780950962047
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$26.10

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This is the 1990 British printing of Cars of the Thirties and Forties, a comprehensive directory of antique cars written by the British auto expert Michael Sedgwick (1926-1983). It was first published by Nordbok in 1979 and was a best-seller. It is 240 pages of antique cars--and their anatomies. Hundreds of gorgeous color photographs, with accompanying… Read more
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cover of SUN VALLEY: AN EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY.

SUN VALLEY: AN EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY.

by Wendolyn Holland

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Published
1998
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781560445876
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$104.38

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This is a first edition of Sun Valley: An Extraordinary History, written by the American author Wendolyn Spend Holland. She signed the title page. This book, which was published in 1998, is now considered the seminal book on Sun Valley. It captures the glamour of the West's premier ski resort and places its story within the context… Read more
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cover of HELLO DOLLY! BROADWAY CAST RECORDING 1967. PEARL BAILEY, CAB CALLOWAY.

HELLO DOLLY! BROADWAY CAST RECORDING 1967. PEARL BAILEY, CAB CALLOWAY.

by Jerry Herman

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Published
1967
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Fine
Edition
First
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This is a 1967 original copy of Hello, Dolly! - The New Broadway Cast Recording, starring Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway, and Gower Champion. It was produced by David Merrick; music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. There are no scratches to the LP; there is minor wear to the edges of the cover. Otherwise perfect condition.
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cover of CONSTITUTION OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN & ENGINEMEN 1931

CONSTITUTION OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN & ENGINEMEN 1931

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Published
1931
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Near Fine
Edition
First
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This is a copy of Constitution of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Revised and Amended at the Thirty-Second Convention Held in Columbus, Ohio, June and July, 1931. The brotherhood was a fraternal benefit society and trade union founded in Port Jervis NY in 1873; in 1969, it became part of the United Transportation… Read more
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cover of ART OF THE GOLDEN WEST

ART OF THE GOLDEN WEST

by Alan Axelrod

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Published
1990
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781558591035
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$93.20

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This is a stated first edition of The Art of the Golden West, a presentation of American art from the 16th century to the 1980s. It covers the entire Western saga, including Spanish, English and French explorations, the Gold Rush, the fur trade, the great migrations etc. There are hundreds of very high-quality images, many of which… Read more
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cover of WHITE PASS: GATEWAY TO THE KLONDIKE

WHITE PASS: GATEWAY TO THE KLONDIKE

by ROY MINTER

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Published
1988
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Fine
Edition
First Trade
ISBN
9780771060564
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This is the first trade paperback printing of The White Pass: Gateway to the Klondike, by Roy Minter. Minter (1917-1996) was a Canadian Army officer who was posted to Whitehorse in 1955. He stayed, and became a well-known conservationist, author, filmmaker and expert on the history of the Canadian north. From the publisher: Synopsis: … Read more
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cover of THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN RAILWAYS

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN RAILWAYS

by Derek Avery

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Published
1989
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781555213756
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This is a first edition of The Complete History of North American Railways, published in 1989. It covers the 150-year history of the North American rail system, from the pioneering days of the 19th century to the age of Amtrak, with special chapters covering the individual railroads and the major steam locomotives. It is a high-quality book,… Read more
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cover of HARPER'S: SEX ON CAMPUS, DID GEORGE BUSH STRAFE A LIFEBOAT?

HARPER'S: SEX ON CAMPUS, DID GEORGE BUSH STRAFE A LIFEBOAT?

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Published
1993
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Very Good+
Edition
First
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This is the September 1993 issue of Harper's Magazine. See Table of Contents Scan New Rules About Sex on Campus The End of Jobs in the Global Economy Did George Bush Strafe a Lifeboat? 90 Pages The original mailing label is on the cover. The Double Acrostic was completed. The paper has yellowed. But this magazine was not read; all of the subscription covers are still in… Read more
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cover of Combat Fleets of the World 1984/85

Combat Fleets of the World 1984/85

by Jean Labayle Couhat, A.D. Baker III

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Published
1984
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Very Good+
Edition
Fifth
ISBN
9780870211362
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$37.28

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This is Combat Fleets of the World, Their Their Ships, Aircraft, and Armament, published by the United States Naval Institute Press. It is current for 1984 and 1985. It is the naval inventory of every country in the world. It includes planes, missiles, and every type of combat ship, including fishing boats that serve as protection ships (Ireland), water lighters and… Read more
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cover of EPIC SEA BATTLES 1798-1944

EPIC SEA BATTLES 1798-1944

by WILLIAM KOENIG

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Published
1975
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780706404456
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This is a first edition (UK/original) of Epic Sea Battles, published in 1975. It was written by the British naval historian William J. Koenig and contains hundreds of photographs, drawings and maps. In discusses 12 battles, beginning with the Battle of the Nile in 1798 and finishing with the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944 (see… Read more
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cover of WOODEN SHIP: THE ART, HISTORY & REVIVAL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING

WOODEN SHIP: THE ART, HISTORY & REVIVAL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING

by Peter H. Spectre, David Larkin

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Published
1991
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780395566923
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$29.82

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This is an unread copy of Wooden Ship: The Art, History and Revival of Wooden Boatbuilding, written by the American maritime expert Peter Spectre and the designer/editor David Larkin. It covers simple craft to schooners to motor boats (see contents photo) and is packed with gorgeous photographs and illustrations. It is a big heavy book--9 1/2" x… Read more
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cover of WHO'S WHO IN MILITARY HISTORY: 1453-1975

WHO'S WHO IN MILITARY HISTORY: 1453-1975

by John Keegan, Andrew Wheatcroft

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Published
1975
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780688029562
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This is a first edition of Who's Who in Military History: 1453 to the Present Day, written by the military historians John Keegan and Andrew Wheatcroft and published in 1975. It is an alphabetical listing of hundreds of prominent military figures--the good, the bad, and the ugly. Everyone has a biography, some short, some quite long. Every… Read more
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