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Seafarers: The Windjammers

By Allen, Oliver E.

London: The Caxton Publishing Group, 2004. Hardcover Re-Issue. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 176 pp, The Glorious Age of Tall Ships (essay); 1. Gigantic Descendants of the Lovely Clippers; 2. Lordly Masters of All They Surveyed; Recollections of Youthful fo'cs'le adventure (essay) 3. A Heyday of Proud Ships and Hellships; Girding for the Fight for Survival (essay); 4. Cape Horn: Where the Wild Gales Raged; 5. Captain Sea Devil of the "Seeadler"; A Masterpiece of Disguise for a Weapon of War (essay); 6. Trustee of a Vanishing Way of Life; Of Rocks and Wrecks and "a Gathering of Murderers"; bibliography, picture credits, acknowledgments, index with color and b&w illustrations throughout. @2004 Re-Issue of the original @1978 edition. "Sail in the 1920s and 1930s. Windjammers were fast and daring sail ships that competed with steam passge and freight This book tells the tale of the men and great ships and their amazing passages." Not Priced Clipped. Pristine no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Pictorial laminated boards cloth with map on endpapers.

$17.50

Between the Ocean and The Lakes: The Story of Erie

By Mott, Edward Harold

New York: John S. Collins, Publisher, 1901. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good +/No Jacket. 4to. xii, 524 pp, facsimile, The Reason For It; List of b&w Illustrations; 21 Chapters; Fighting Its Way, 1832-1850; The Building of iIt, 1832-1851; The Turning of Its Wheels, 1841-1898; Under the Legislative Probe; Addenda; Index. First Edition, 1901. "The history of Erie is indirectly the history of the railroads of the country; and as the prosecution of work of building and finishing the Erie between the ocean and the lakes, and the early operations upon it, were fraught with stirring and exciting incident without precedent here or elsewhere; involved so muc of personal sacrifice, and enlisted in it the effors of men so prominent socially and financially; brought into the commercial life of the country so much that was new and of universal benefit; evolved so many ideas in the science of railroading that became the basis of the future great development of that science. Hence, it is not alone the history of a railroad. It is a history of men, and measures, and methods that for two generations were potent in social, financial, and commercial affairs of this country and Euripe." from The Reason For It. In Mylor protector. Inked name on prelim. Light wear to bottom edge spine with only the faintest additional external wear, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown boards with gilt lettering to front board and spine, and gilt text block edges.

$225.00

The Railway Revolution: George and Robert Stephenson

By Rolt, L. T. C.

New York: St Martins Press, 1962. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Kenneth Lindley. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xviii (i), 356 pp, preface, Part I. The Years of Endeavour, 1781-1830; Part II. The Years of Fame, 1830-1859; a note on sources and acknowledgments, bilbiography, index with b&w illustrations. Drawings and maps by Kenneth Lindley. First American Edition, 1962. "During the lifetime of these twon men, England was transformed from a rural land where speed of communications had been determined by the horse, to an industrial complex linked by a network of rails which spanned rivers, burrowed beneath mountains, brought London and Edinburgh within a day's journey of each other." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Minor edge wear to dj. Fainly bumped bottom fore-edge corner tip, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt engine on front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

From the Ground Up

By Simonds, William A.; Black, Fred L.

Garden City, NY: Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.. 1930. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good-Very Good +. (8), 279 pp with lists of b&w illustrations, fictional supplements and line cuts; index. First Editioln, 1930. A fictionalized history of aviation as seen through the eyes of young Pat Callahan. Minor edge wear top and bottom spine edge and fore-edge tips with lightly age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with yellow plane and lettering to front board, and yellow lettering to spine.

$20.00

Journal of a Seaplane Cruise Around the World, August 20, 1934 to January 24, 1935

By Light, Richard Upjohn; Wilson, Robert French

Self Published. 1937. F First Edition Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). H Hard Cover. Very Good ++. (3) 269 pp, introduction, I. Atlantic Ocean; Sunday August 19, 1934 - Thursday September 13, 1934. II. Europe; Friday September 14 through Sunday October 14, 1934. III. Asia; Monday October 15, 1934 - Monday, December 10, 1935. IV. North America; Tuesday, January 1, 1935 - Thursday, January 24, 1935; Appendix A Outline of Equipment; B. 1 Glossary of "Q"- signals, 2. Glossary of ordinary abbreviations used in radio telegraphy, 3. List of radio stations contacted. First Edition 1937. A complete record of the radio communmication has been preserved. Ex-Library with usual marks with one inch circular stain to front board, faded spine and top edge front board, else no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$125.00

The History of the Royal Army Service Corps and Royal Corps of Transport Coach, 1920-1971

By Kerr, Reginald; Burgess, J. R., et al.

U.K.: Not Stated. 1972. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good-Very Good +. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. ii (ii), 59 (4) pp, Foreword to History of the Regimental Coach by Major General W.H.D. Ritchie; Acknowledgments by Harold Reginald Kerr; Introduction; 1-3: 1920-1930; Drive to Badminton; 4- 5: 1931-1939; 6. Changes After The War; 7-8 : 1946-1971; Conclusion; Miscellaneous Information; Apendices with b&w plates throughout. First Edition, 1972. Signed by H. Reginald Kerr at bottom of acknowledgments. Tidbit: The motto on the badge of the regiment is 'HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE' which is French in origin and means 'Shame on him who thinks this evil'. It is Incorporated into the badges of the regiment using the emblem of the most noble order of the garter, an ancient order of knighthood of which the Queen is sovereign and dates back to Edward III, it was reputedly to be a revival of the Round Table. Light wear to bottom spine and front fore-edge corner tips, and 3/4" stain to top fore-edge text bock, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue laminated boards with RCT crest and black lettering to front board, and black lettering to spine.

$48.00

Mary Celeste: The Odyssey of an Abandoned Ship

By Fay, Charles Edey

Salem, MA: Peabody Museum. 1942. F Limited First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. xiii, 80 (1) pp, A Foreword To the Friends of the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company by William D. Winter; Chronology; Introduction; List of XIII Plates; List of Text Illustrations; Acknowledgments; I. Early History of the Mary Celeste; II. Master and Crew; III. The Mary Celeste begins Her Voyage; IV. A Startling Cable from Gibraltar; V. The Dei Gratia has an Unexpected Adventure; VI. Difficulties over Vessel's Registry; VII. Oliver Deveau Tetifies; VIII. Proceedings at Gibraltar; IX. Theory of the Cause of Abandonment and Fate of Ship's Company with 4-panel fold-out of chart showing course of the Mary Celeste; Appendix. Limited Edition of 10,500 copies on a special natural laid rag paper: 1942. "The story of the Mary Celeste -- a small, seaworthy, American half-brig found wandering, ghostlike, without master or crew, over the waters between the Azores and the coast of Portugal -- has continued to allure the interest of people all over the world, and to excite seemingly endless speculation on the part of 'those who go down to the sea in ships'. One of the purposes of this volume is to state in orderly fashion the salient facts of the story of the Mary Celeste. These facts have been derived principally from the files of the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company and from the National Archieves at Washington, D. C. There is also the further purpose of suggesting the most probable solution of the most widely known of all marine mysteries which has become the 'cause celebre' in the annals of the sea." from the Introduction. Only the slightest edge wear at corner tips, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$17.50

History of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad

By Klein, Maury

New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 1972. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xvii, 572 pp, list of b&w illustrations and tables, Introduction, 1. A Town Grows Legs: The Birth of the L & N, 2. The State Between the War: The L & N in Wartime, 1861-65; 3. The sinews of Transportation, Part I; 4. The Contours of Postwar Strategy; 5. Combinations and Complications, 1865-73; 6. Northern Invaders and Southern Invasions, 1870-73; 7. The Furies Uncaged: Depression and Expansion, 1872-79; 8. "Newcomb's Octopus": The Zenith of Territorial Expansion, 1879-81; 9. The Financiers Take Charge: Interterritorial Expansion, 1880-83; 10.Scandal and Reorganization, 1884; 11. A Curmudgeon for All Seasons: Milton H. Smith and His Adminsitratiosn; 12. In Pursuit of Profits: Financial Policy, 1885-1902; 13. Tracks to the Door: Developmental Extension, 1885-1902; 14. Childhood's End: Interterritorial Expansion, 1885-1902; 15. Sinews of Transportation, Part II; 16. The Great Freight Rate Debate; 17. Through a Glass Darkly: The L & N in Politics, 1880-1920; 18. Gotterdammerung: The Close of an Era, 1902-21; 19. From Riches to Rags: Prosperity and Depression, 1921-40; 20. Ressurection and Redirection: War and Modernization, 1941-59; Epilogue: Into the Maw of Progress; postscript, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. First Edition, 1972. Price clipped. a micro-tear to bottom edge rear panel dj with faint wear to top and bottom edge spine of same.. Lightly dinged front board edge with faintly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with dark black title plate and stamped L&N to front board, and red and yellow title plates with gilt lettering lettering to spine.

$20.00

The American Merchant Marine. This Publication Presents Essential Facts Concerning Our Foreign Trade, Ocean and Coastwise Shipping, Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing.

By editorial Staff

The American Bureau of Shipping. 1933. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. ix, 164 pp, list of b&w illustrations and tables, Opinions of Eminent Statesmen Regarding the American Merchant Marine; Pertinent Information Concerning American Shipping Ligislation; United States Shipping Board; Post Office Department and the Merchant Marine; Merchant Marine and National Defencse; Merchant Marine and Foreign Trade; Manufacture and the American Merchant Marine; Chamber of Commerce of the United States; American Bureau of Shipping; Ocean Shipping; The Shipbuilding Industry; Insurance; Foreign Competition; Appendix: A. Opinions of Eminent Statesmen Other Than Those Quoted on Page 1, Relating to the American Merchant Marine; B. Historical Background of Our Shipping Legislation; C. Definitions of Shipping Terms; sources of information, index. Issued by The American Bureau of Shipping in Cooperation with The American Steamship Owners' Association, The National Council of American Shipbuilders, and The United States Shipping Board: First Edition, April 1933. "This books preparation has been prompted by the belief that there is need for such information in concise form and that it will be of value to those interested in the many phases of Merchant Marine activity" Lightly age- toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. cloth with blind- stamped lettering to front board and spine.

$20.00

The Railway Revolution: George and Robert Stephenson

By Rolt, L. T. C.

New York: St. Martin's Press. 1962. First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-Very Good+. xviii (i), 356 pp, preface, acknowledgments, list of 23 b&w plates, list of drawings and maps in the text, The Stephenson Family Tree, PART I. THE YEARS OF ENDEAVOUS 1781- 1830: 1. Early Days at Killingworth, 2. The Safety-Lamp Controversy, 3. The Birth of the Locomotive, 4. The Stockton & Darlington Railway, 5. A Rift in the Partnership, 6. The Mines of Santa Ana, 7. The First Railwaymen, 8. The Battle for the Locomotive, 9. The Completion of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. PART II. THE YEARS OF FAME 1830-1859: 10. Rails to the South, 11. Building the London & Brimingham Railway, 12. Fame Without Fortune, 13. The Stanhope & Tyne Fiasco, 14. George Stephenson -- The Closing Years, 15. The Great Tubulas Bridges, 16. The End of an Era. An Note on the Sources and Acknowledgments, bibliography, index. First American Edition, 1962. George & Robert Stephenson a largely creditied with the transformation of the English countryside from a rural land of communications where the speed of communications had been determined by the horse, to an industrial complex linked by a network of rails which spanned rivers, burrowed beneath mountains, brought London and Edinburgh within a day's journed of each other. Ralph Waldo Emerson said that just to have talked with George Stephenson was worth crossing the Atlantic. Price clipped with two 1" closed tears to rear panel dj, and light edgewear, mostly to rear panel. Owner's Ex Libris plate on front pastedown with only the faintest edgewear to boards, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with deccorative gilt locomotive in blind, and gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

Das Verworfene Erbe. Chronik Einer Familie

By Faulkner, William

Stuttgart, Germany: Scherz & Goverts Verlag, 1955. German Translation. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo. 360 pp, Vorwart; es War; Das Herdfeuer, Das Alte Volk; Herbst im Delta; Geh Hin, Moses; Genealogie. First German Language edition, 1953. DJ not price clipped; minor wear to top and toom edge spine, else pristine, no wear, clean tight and strong binding, no markings whatseover. Beige cloth with brown and tan lettering to front cover,brown and tan title plate with beige lettering to spine.

$25.00

An American Journey by Rail

By Jacobson, Timothy

New York: Mallard Press. 1991. First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 384 pp, Introduction, The Eastern Seaboard; The Trunk Lines; The Transcontinentals; The West Coast with more than100 full-color photographs and over forty historical images. Photographs by Dudley Witney. Mallard Press an Imprint of BDD Promotional Book Company, Inc. First American Edition, 1991. "This evocative travelogue combines with Dudley Witney's stunning photographs to capture the fascination, the sleek beauty, and the fierce strength of the American railroad. Traveling the historic routes from New York's Pennsylvania Station to the resorts of Miami and the Deep South, from Chicago's Union Station to the far Pacific coast -- and miles of lines in between -- they look back on a grand past and explain how it ha shaped things today." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with blind-stamped gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

The Last Steam Locomotves of British Railways
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The Last Steam Locomotves of British Railways

By Ransome-Wallis, P.

Wigston, Leicester: Magna Books. 1987. Reprint. H Hard Cover. As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 189 (2) pp, preface, Locomotive Types; Experimental 4-6-4; Tank Locomotives; Beyer Garratt Locomotives; addenda, tables of dimensions, locomotive classifications, locommotive superintendents and c.m.e's, acknowledgments with b&w illustrations throughout. Third Impression, 1987. "The author presents well-illustrated survey of those locomotives which were operating British Railways' trains during the final years of steam. A concise history and description of each class is given in the captions, and a table of dimensions, together with an informative appendix on steam locomotive classification, help to make this book a valuable work of reference for the specialist and enthusiast alike." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Color pictorial laminated boards.

$17.50

Down At The Depot: American Railroad Stations from 1831 to 1920

By Alexander, Edwin P.

New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publisher. 1970. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 320 pp, preface, introduction, The Country Stations; The Suburban Stations; Smaller- and Medium-Size City Stations; Stations and Terminals of the Large Cities; The Stations That Used to Be; index with over 400 b&w illustrations. Stated First Edition, 1970. Price clipped. Inked name on ffep. Only the slightest edge wear to dj. Lightly foxed top text block edge, else, Pritine, no wear. Clean and bright, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and illustrated endpapers.

$17.50

Gales of November: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald [Signed By the Author]

By Hemming, Robert J.

Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, Inc.. 1981. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xxiv, 248 pp, preface, acknowledgments, author's note, The Crew of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerals, 16 Chapters; bibliography, index with b&w illustrations. First Edition, 1981. Inscribed by the Author on ffep. "The author takes the reader dramatically through a total 'you are there' experience as the great ore boat and its crew battle the treacherous elements and plunge wildly and disastraously to the depths. He builds up to his definitive account of the lake, the storm, and the tragedy by examining the lives of each of the crew members, their immediate families, and their goals and plans before the fateful November '75 day, and follows through with the official investigations and thoughtfully treats the grief and disbelief of the crew's families." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black shiny- pebbled faux-leather boards with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Tall Ships on the High Seas. With a Foreword By HRH The Prince of Wales

By Beken of Cowes

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1986. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 220 (2) pp, foreword, Beken of Cowes: A History, Introduction; The Text with color photographs throughout. Text by Kenneth John Beken. Photographs by Frank William Beken, Alfred Keith Beken, and Kenneth John Beken. First American Edition, 1986. "Presenting one hundred large, full-color photographs of Tall Ships on the seas toda (plus many in black and white) taken by the famous English family of marine photographers, the Bekens of Cowes. Each of these majestic modern sailing vessels has its own story to tell, and a fascinating history and description of each ship accompany its photograph." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. 1/4" closed tear to top edge front panel dj. A small stain on bottom edgee front board with a light rose tinted spot to top text block edge, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light-tan cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and illustrated end-papers.

$20.00

Gold Rush Narrow Gauge: The Story of the White Pass and the Yukon Route

By Martin, Cy

Corona del Mar, CA: Trans-Anglo Books. 1974. Revised Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 96 pp, introduction; 1. Hell Train to Gold; 2. Rails over White Pass; 3. Fifty Years of Railroading; 4. Modern Narrow Gauge; Roster; bibliography, index. Revised Second Edition, 1974. "This volume details the problems of building the White Pass and Yukon Route over the rugged mountains where temperatures frequently drop to below zero. Its 25,000-word text is supplemented by more than one hundred b&w pictures. These illustrations include photos of early and modern locomotives and cars as well as maps. There are also photos of the river boars the railroad once operated and of the ocean-going ships that link the narrow-gauge to Vancouver, B.C. Other aspects covered include the mountainous engineering feats, the gold rush, the Skagway crime syndicate, and the White Pass's importance as a vital link in Allied defenses during WWII." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Small chip to top edge spine dj with a pair of closed tears to top edge rear panel, lightly rubbed edges of front panel and lightly soiled rear panel of same. Only the faintest wear to bottom edge front board, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and pictorial endpapers.

$22.50

Spell of Steam

By Treacy, Eric

Wigston, Leicester: Magna Books. 1982. Reprint. H Hard Cover. As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 208 pp, Railway Atmosphere; The Great 20th Century CMEs; Famous Expresses; The Waverley Route; Weekend in Paris; 'Golden Arrow'; BR Standard Locomotives; Hills of the North; Freight/1; Glasgow and South Western; Sheds; Stations; Freight/2; Changing Scene at Edinburgh Waverley; Some Tank Engines; Castles and Kings; Some 4-4-Os; Up the Hill from Kings Cross; Loverpool; Streamline Era; Carlisle: Border City; Leeds: Railway Capital of West Riding; Over the Border; Private Enterprise; Keighley and Worth Valley; The Flying Scontman; Bluebell Railway; North Yorkshire Moors; Severn Valley; Tyseley; King George V at Hereford; Steamtown, Carnforth; Bahamas Society, Dinting; A4 Society with b&w illustrations throughout. Reprinted, 1982. "Written and photographed by a bishop of the Church of England, hailed as the master of railway photographers, this volume assembles Treacy's personal selection of his finest photographs. Including the preserved railways, providing living memory of the spell which steam exerted until its demise and photographs from all over England, an age that the preservation moment is trying to keep alive lives on" from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or Marginalia. Color pictorial lamenated boards.

$15.00

Rail Across India: A Photographic Journey

By Pet, Paul C.; Moorhouse, Geoffrey; Hollingsworth, Brian

New York: Abbeville Press. 1986. First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 140 (1) pp, India -- Prologue by Geoffrey Moorhouse. Rail Across India by Brian Hollingsworth: History; Indian Tracks; Hill Railways of India; Travel in India with mostly color illustrations throughout. Photographic Commentary by Paul C. Pet First American Edition, 1986. "India operates the second largest unified train system in the world and is a living museum for railroad buffs. As of 1986, fully one-third of the world's remaining steam locomotives still function daily on Indian Trackage, with gauges that range from 2 1/2 feet to 5 1/1 feet including a system of slightly less than the British gauge of 3 1/2 feet (1067 mm) -- because the British viceroy, Lord Mayo, preferred 1000 mm, a nice round number in metrics. The introduction provides the groundwork for an understanding of the visual and textual material that follows by relating the fascinating story of a 3000-year cultural and religious tradition; all the details on locomotive wheel arrangements, cylinder placement, gauges, signals, bridges, and system interchanges that so delight the rail buff." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Only the faintest wear to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with blind-stamped black lettering to front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$44.00

Das Automobil und die Mode

By Liska, Hans und Walther Kiaulehn

Stuttgart: Daimler-Benz AG, 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Oblong Quarto. Unpaginated, Vorwort: Walther Kiaulehn Herausgegeben von der Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft Stuttgart-Untertürkheim with color and b&w illustrations. Light bumped fore-edge corners with only the faintest wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth with white logo and authors name in black lettering on front board, and light-grey satin ribbons.

$37.50

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