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The Southdown Story. A history of Southdown Motor Services Limited 1915 - 1965. Ref: S7625  

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Southdown Motor Services, 1965.
Octavo, 107 pages, photo illustrations, letter on company letterhead loosely inserted, laminated card covers a little worn and faded on spine, but generally a VG copy. **Celebratory history of Sussex bus company.

Price: 16.00
 

Accidents In Mines part 1. Ref: S6522  

Abel, F A.
Excerpt Proc Inst Civil Engs, 1887.
Octavo, 40 pages, disbound and stapled into serviceable card covers with paper backstrip, VG. **According to Wikipedia*, Sir Frederick Abel was chemist to the War Department and chemical referee to the Government. He was a specialist in the chemistry of explosives, and it is this aspect of mine safety that this part of the paper addresses. (*Who record that he was knighted in 1891: in which case the ICE were embarrassingly prescient.)

Price: 10.00
 

Driven By Steam. Ref: S7465  

Allan, I.
IA, 1992.
Octavo, 160 pages, photo illustrations, jacket, near fine (the endpaper bears the publisher's stamp "Soiled", but this is not truly the case). **Autobiography of Ian Allan, whose career as a distinguished transport publisher began with the first locospotters' ABCs. A very good read, and lacking in the self-indulgence so often associated with modern autobiographies : Allan's loss of a leg at the age of 15 is compressed into two sentences in a paragraph about the OTC.

Price: 12.00
 

The Utility Of Motor Tractors For Tillage Purposes. Ref: S7436  

Amos, A.
1918, excerpt Proc Inst Mech E.
Octavo, 140 pages + 40 pages of photos, many drawings and tables in the text, new dark blue cloth, fine copy. **A matter of crucial importance at the time, with a pressing need to increase land productivity and to counter the shortage of horses.

Price: 40.00
 

Steam : Its Generation And Use. With a catalogue of the manufactures of Babcock & Wilcox Ltd. Ref: S7722  

Babcock & Wilcox Ltd.
London, 1906.
Tall octavo, 182 pages with photo illustrations and diagrams of generating plant for power stations and industry. Original red cloth rebacked in red calf, VG. **Babcock & Wilcox Ltd was the European arm of the American Babcock & Wilcox Company. Originally in Renfrew, but this catalogue gives an address in Farringdon St, London EC; later they had an office (or works?) in Southwark Street, near Borough Market Junction, where dusty pipework was displayed in the windows. The firm still exists as Doosan Babcock.

Price: 40.00
 

A History Of London Transport. Passenger travel and the development of the metropolis. Ref: S6229  

Barker, T C & Robbins, M.
Allen & Unwin 1975/6 revised edition.
Two volumes, large octavo, 414 + 550 pages plus photo plates, maps, appendices, paperback, VG+. ** Volume 1 is The Nineteenth Century, Volume 2 The Twentieth Century To 1970. The official history of London Transport.

Price: 40.00
 

A History Of Tin Mining And Smelting In Cornwall. Ref: S7702  

Barton, D B.
1989, Bradford Barton, 2nd edition, revised.
Octavo, 302 pages, 36 photo illustrations on plates, text diagrams and maps, jacket, near fine copy of a scarce mining history.

Price: 25.00
 

The Cornish Beam Engine. Ref: S6801  

Barton, D B.
Bradford Barton, 1969: 2nd edition.
Octavo, 285 pages, illustrated with photos, engravings and scale drawings, jacket, fine. **Deep mining could not have developed as it did save for the bringing to perfection in Cornwall of the steam engine as a means of raising water. The author goes into every aspect of the beam engine, from early development through its refinement for the purpose of stamping ore, for use underground and for the raising of miners by the celebrated man-engines. (A quote from the jacket blurb: it sounds a bit Brave New World, but means winding engines, of course.)

Price: 22.00
 

The Model Railway Handbook. A practical guide to the installation of a model railway. Ref: S7651  

Bassett-Lowke, W J.
1945, 11th edition reprinted.
Octavo, 152 pages, photo and line illustrations, some discolouration to the printed boards, but generally a VG copy of this famous guide.

Price: 20.00
 

Presidential Address (Public health in large cities worldwide). Ref: S6439  

Bazalgette, J W.
Excerpt Proc Inst Civil Engs, 1884.
Octavo, 70 pages, recent maroon cloth binding, near fine. **Sir Joseph's address compares public health in major foreign cities with the achievements of London. The address comprises 25 pages; the remainder of the work is a table of remarkable statistics. Seventy-nine major cities are compared with London in terms of population, water supply, sewerage, waste collection and disposal, police, abatoirs and tramways. Here are two examples.
Paris, Pekin, Perth (WA) and Philadelphia are consecutive. Their daily water consumption per head was: 36 gals; about a quarter of a bucket; - - (no waterworks); and 54.15 gals, nearly half of which is wasted. (London: 31¼ gals).
Constantinople does not impress Bazalgette: Cost of cleansing the streets - Nil. Cleaned by dogs.

Price: 30.00
 

The Crystal Palace 1851-1936: A portrait of Victorian enterprise. Ref: S7098  

Beaver, P.
Hugh Evelyn, 1970.
Quarto, 151 pages, numerous monochrome photographic illustrations and drawings, jacket, VG+.

Price: 18.00
 

50 Jahre BVG 1929 - 1979. Ein Rückblick auf ein Stück Berliner Verkehrsgeschichte. Ref: S7560  

Berliner Verkehrs-Betriebe.
Berlin, 1979 : BVB.
Square quarto, 140 pages, photos, maps, some colour, white card covers faintly discoloured, VG+. **Commemorative history of Berlin public transport : buses, trams and U-bahn.

Price: 12.00
 

Theory Of Fare Collection On Railways And Tramways. Ref: S4859  

Bett, W H.
Railway World, 1945.
Octavo, 32 pages + 11 plates (tables, ticket photos) and index, green cloth without jacket, VG+. **Study of British and overseas practice.

Price: 10.00
 

Savage Of King's Lynn. Inventor of machines and merry-go-rounds. Ref: S6802  

Braithwaite, D.
1975, PSL.
Quarto, 136 pages, illustrations, engine register, hard back edition, with jacket, near fine.

Price: 24.00
 

New Training School At Wolverton Carriage & Wagon Works. Ref: S7579  

British Railways London Midland Region.
BR, 1954.
Quarto, 16 pages, illustrated with photos and a plan of the building, card covers, a little edge wear, but a bright copy, VG+. **A descriptive booklet to mark the opening.

Price: 12.00
 

East Cheshire Textile Mills. Ref: S7043  

Calladine, A & Fricker, J.
RCHM,1993.
Large quarto, 181 pages, 175 illustrations and diagrams, map, chapter notes, gazetteer, bibliography, laminated card covers, VG+.

Price: 22.00
 

Cheltenham Flyer. A new railway book for boys of all ages. Ref: S5951  

Chapman, W G
GWR, 1934, 1st edition.
Octavo, 232 pages, many photo and other illustrations, map, card covers, some discolouration and marking to covers and prelims, spine slightly lozenged, generally VG.

Price: 20.00
 

Loco's Of "The Royal Road". A new railway locomotive book for boys of all ages. Ref: S6852  

Chapman, W G.
GWR, 1936.
Small octavo, 232 pages, fold-out coloured frontispiece (cut-away King), map, photos, diagrams, card covers, some browning of prelims and neat tape repair between front cover and endpaper otherwise VG. ** History of locomotive development, working, construction, and the various GW classes of engines, in considerable detail, from the days when the only concession to the junior intellect was the use of a narrative style - 'That is fairly clear, I hope, but you will probably say "What about the effect of steam pressure?" ... '. The title is a reminder that the derided greengrocers' apostrophe was once perfectly acceptable.

Price: 10.00
 

George Parker Bidder. The calculating boy. Ref: S7437  

SOLD

Clark, E F.
1983, KSL.
Large octavo, 518 pages, coloured portrait frontispiece, 90 text illustrations, extensive notes and appendices, jacket, fine copy. **Biography of the eminent civil engineer 1806-1878, responsible for numerous railway contracts at home and abroad, docks, river improvements, etc. In his youth he was celebrated for his powers of mental arithmetic, hence the sub-title of the book.

Price: 28.00

+ The Development Of The English Steam Wagon. Ref: S7846  

Clark, R H.
Goose, 1963.
Large octavo, 236 pages, photographs and other diagrams, no jacket, some edge wear but generally VG+. **The definitive history.

Price: 20.00
 

Chronicles Of A Country Works. Being a history of Messrs Charles Burrell & Sons Ltd of Thetford, the famous traction engine builders. Ref: S6730  

Clark, R H.
Percival Marshall, 1952.
Quarto, 305 pages, 167 illustrations and technical drawings in the text, production list, 27 tables, no jacket, cloth rather dull and rubbed, contents clean and tight. Very scarce.

Price: 100.00
 

The Development Of The English Traction Engine. Ref: S7136  

Clark, R H.
Goose, 1974, 2nd impression.
Large quarto, 390 pages, photographs, large clear drawings, diagrams, no jacket, VG+. **The definitive history, scarce.

Price: 120.00
 

Edison. The man who made the future. Ref: S7078  

Clark, R W.
Macdonald, 1977.
Crown quarto, 256 pages, photo and other illustrations, dense bibliography, notes, jacket, VG+. **Biography; briefly includes Edison's early electric locomotive.

Price: 20.00
 

The Widening Of London Bridge. Ref: S6391  

Cole, W B.
Excerpt Proc Inst Civil Engs, 1904-5.
Octavo, 20 pages + 2 long folding plates of drawings, recent maroon cloth binding, near fine.

Price: 20.00
 

The Trains On Avenue De Rumine. Ref: S7104  

Coluzzi, Count G.
1982, English edition, New Cavendish.
Oblong folio, 256 pages, hundreds of illustrations of locomotive and rolling stock models, nearly all in colour, descriptive text. Elaborate cloth binding in red, black and gilt, slip case, fine copy. **A catalogue of the vast model collection of Count Coluzzi, the founder of the Fulgurex model company. Scarce.

Price: 80.00
 

The Greenwich Footway Tunnel together with Subaqueous Tunnelling Through The Thames Gravel : Baker Street And Waterloo Railway (Haigh, A H). Ref: S7659  

Copperthwaite, W C.
1902, excerpt Proc Inst CE.
Octavo, 84 pages, 3 large folding plates of technical drawings, diagrams and tables in the text, new red cloth, fine. **Mr Haigh's paper in particular provoked an extensive discussion on the problems encountered.

Price: 28.00
 

Official Guide. Summer Tours In Scotland: Glasgow To The Highlands. Ref: S2862  

David MacBrayne Ltd.
1883.
Small octavo, 112 pages + folding map and 16 plates, handsome gilt stamped boards, with paddle steamer, previous owner's initials bold on endpaper, part of title page missing, with loss of first two lines of index on reverse, otherwise a near fine copy. ** Handsome Victorian publicity, factual details of sailings, boats etc, and enticing descriptions of tours available.

Price: 80.00
 

The Industrial Revolution In North Wales. Ref: S7516  

Dodd, A H.
University of Wales Press, 1971, new impression.
Octavo, 439 pages, maps, jacket, old sellotape marks on endpapers, otherwise VG+.

Price: 21.00
 

Derby Trams & Buses. A portrait of public transport in Derby 1880-1985. Ref: S5682  

Doig, A G & Craven, M.
Trent Valley, 1986/7.
Two volume album, large quarto, 96 pages each, some colour, maps and stock lists. Soft back, fine set.

Price: 22.00
 

Tie Hackers To Timber Harvesters. The history of logging in British Columbia's interior. Ref: S7429  

Drushka, K.
Madiera Park, BC, 1998 : Harbour Publishing.
Large quarto, 240 pages, many illustrations, jacket, fine. **Full of interest from the logging and milling point of view; railway content incidental. In BC the logging industry got under way during the mid nineteenth century gold rushes, boomed during the construction of the trans-Canada railway, and continues to play a key part in the economy of the state.

Price: 24.00
 

The Yorkshire Ouse. The history of a river navigation. Ref: S5512  

Duckham, B F.
New York, 1968: Kelley; USA edition of (and identical with) D&C publication 1967.
Octavo, 226 pages + 16 pages of plates, maps, notes, glossary etc, jacket, VG. **Account of the improvement and use of the tideway and upper reaches of one of England's greatest rivers. The Ouse was a vital trading route throughout the middle ages, and subsequently had important ports at Selby and Goole and connected with the Aire & Calder Navigation. Even at the time of writing the Ouse carried a greater quantity of goods further inland than any other British river.

Price: 20.00
 

Buses Illustrated June 1950. Ref: S6659  

Dunbar, C S (editor).
Ian Allan.
Crown octavo, 32 pages, photo illustrations, original blue pictorial paper covers, near fine. ** Volume 1 No 6, in super nick.

Price: 12.00
 

Buses Illustrated Volume 1 Number 7 (July 1950). Ref: S6122  

Dunbar, C S (editor).
Ian Allan.
Small octavo format, 32 pages, VG+. **Commer, Ticket History, The Modern Tram etc etc.

Price: 12.00
 

The Railways Of The South Maitland Coalfields. Ref: S5571  

Eardley, G H.
Sydney, 1969: ARHS.
Quarto, 162 pages, photos, map, track plans, card covers, top corner bumped, otherwise VG. **History of an extensive privately owned railway system serving the numerous collieries and mining properties of the South Mailand coalfield in New South Wales.

Price: 45.00
 

Edinburgh Transport Map. Bus routes and city centre plan 1964-65. Ref: S6438  

Edinburgh Corporation Transport.
Edinburgh Corporation, 1964.
Landscape, 25" x 35", double-sided, stout paper folded to 4¼ x 6¼". Smaller inner city map and Corporation transport information on the reverse, full page city map on the inside. Extends from Corstorphine to Eastfield and from the Forth to Hillend (roughly the area now bordered by the City Bypass) with bus routes and numbers marked in red. VG+.

Price: 8.00
 

Saltley Firing Days. Footplate memories, 1950-59. Ref: S6149  

Essery, T.
Silver Link, 1994, revised, enlarged edition.
Large octavo, 255 pages, photo illustrations, glazed card covers, fine. **Reminiscences of nine years that the author spent in the employ of BR at Saltley mpd in Birmingham, joining as a cleaner in 1950 and departing as a top link fireman in 1959.

Price: 12.00
 

Manchester's Trolleybuses. Ref: S4620  

Eyre, D M, Heaps, C W & Taylor, C.
Manchester Transport Museum, 1967.
Large octavo, 72 pages + large folding route map, photo illustrations, detailed stock lists, card covers, VG. **Useful history.

Price: 12.00
 

Manchester's Buses 1906 - 1945. Ref: S7476  

Eyre, D M.
Manchester Transport Museum, 1971.
Quarto, 112 pages, photo illustrations, detailed stock lists, card covers, VG. **History of the development of the bus fleet up to the end of the second world war.

Price: 12.00
 

+ The Manchester Bus. Ref: S7872  

Eyre, M & Heaps, C.
TPC, 1989.
Large quarto, 383 pages + large folding map, photo illustrations, fleet lists, glazed boards, near fine. ** History of the development of the bus fleet and networks of Manchester Corporation.

Price: 40.00
 

The History Of Scout Motors Limited Of Salisbury. Ref: S6723  

Farrant, J P.
Salisbury & S Wilts IA Group, nd c1970.
Octavo, 24 pages, photo illustrations, ex library: stamps on title page / frontispiece, front endpaper torn out, lacks jacket, remainder VG. **Brief history of short-lived factory producing motor vehicles and marine engines.

Price: 12.00
 

Let Me Drive! Ref: S7842  

Fawcett, B.
Blackie, nd, 1950s.
Small quarto, 64 pages + 13 pages of coloured plates, diagrams and drawings in the text, paper-covered boards with cloth backstrip, VG+. **Juvenile. Our unspeakably fortunate hero appears to have penetrated an engine shed and - far from being chased out by an irate foreman - has been permitted to drive a Coronation, no less, for the asking. The real engine-driver grounds him thoroughly in the working of the machine before they start, and his driving instructions are very detailed, but clear and nicely illustrated.

Price: 12.00
 

The History And Development Of Steam On Common Roads. Ref: S5350  

Fletcher, W.
Spon, 1891.
Octavo, 306 pages, 108 diagrams and engravings, eight of which are on folding plates. Advertising pages. Newly rebound in green cloth, mark across front board. Some marks of usage within, nevertheless a good copy of a road steam rarity.

Price: 80.00
 

Castles To Warships. On the Great Western footplate. Ref: S7787  

Gardner, J.
John Murray, 1986.
Octavo, 245 pages + 16 pages of photo plates, some drawings of diesels, map, jacket, fine. **Autobiography of an engine driver based mainly at Didcot and Reading.

Price: 15.00
 

Garraway Father And Son. Ref: S7660  

Garraway, A.
Middleton, 1985.
Octavo, 158 pages, photo illustrations, glazed boards, fine. **A double biography/autobiography. Garraway senior worked on the Palestine Railway, and the LNER; Allan Garraway's career included railway operation in occupied Germany, Eastern Region breakdowns and locomotive performance, the first few weeks of the Talyllyn revival, the resurrection of the Festiniog Railway and ends with his "retirement" on the Aviemore Railway.

Price: 14.00
 

The Scottish Country Miller. A history of water-powered meal milling in Scotland. Ref: S6158  

SOLD

Gauldie, E.
Donald, 1981.
Octavo, 254 pages, jacket, near fine. ** A scholarly history of the legal, social and technological aspects of mills and milling in Scotland.

Price: 18.00

Hornby Book Of Trains. A reprint of the Hornby Catalogues for 1927-1932. Ref: S6530  

Gorham, F R.
OPC, 1973.
Landscape quarto, about 250 pages, glazed boards slightly bowed, slight split at head of spine, otherwise VG. **Alongside the mouthwatering illustrated lists of clockwork and electric engines and their accessories are quite grown-up articles on railway matters. "Goods Train Control: A Marvel of Organisation" and "Modernising a Locomotive: The Re-built "Claughtons" " would probably tax the comprehension of the modern lad.

Price: 18.00
 

GWR Engines. Ref: S6921  

Great Western Railway.
GWR, 1946, fourth edition.
Small octavo, 108 pages + 8 blank "memoranda" pages, illustrated card covers, photo illustrations (mainly works photos, each with a measured drawing and main dimensions), loco lists, near fine. **A handsome copy of the final edition of this GW publicity item.

Price: 18.00
 

The Engine Book. Ref: S3221  

Great Western Railway.
GWR, 1935.
Small octavo, 80 pages, card covers, photo illustrations (mainly works photos, with main dimensions added), loco lists, some marks on last page, VG. **Nice GW publicity item.

Price: 19.00
 

Underground Art. London Transport posters 1908 to the present. Ref: S7481  

Green, O.
Studio Vista,1990.
Folio, 144 pages, 214 illustrations nearly all in colour, jacket, fine. **A handsome book. A twelve-page introduction is followed by excellent reproductions of old favourites and many you may have forgotten about.

Price: 22.00
 

The Canals Of The East Midlands (including part of London). Ref: S7208  

Hadfield, C.
D&C, 1970 (2nd edition).
Octavo, 294 pages + photo plates, map, references, tabulated factual summary, jacket, near fine.

Price: 24.00
 

Apprenticeship In Steam. The memoirs of a general engineer. Ref: S6721  

Hampshire, J.
Falmouth, 1969: Lake.
Octavo, 152 pages, photo illustrations, card covers a little worn and marked, contents VG. **Scarce. Sequel to I Worked With Traction Engines. The author's father ran a large haulage business using steam traction engines; on leaving school the author entered into an apprenticeship in steam engineering before joining the family firm. His subsequent career included the RN, the merchant navy, and operation Pluto; during the war he erected steam sawmills.

Price: 18.00
 

Railways In The Blood. Ref: S7469  

Hardy, R H N.
Ian Allan, 1985.
Small quarto, 128 pages, illustrated, signed on title page by author, dust jacket, VG+. **Sequel to the author's autobiography "Steam In The Blood", covering the last 20 years of his service on BR.

Price: 16.00
 

Memories Of Birmingham's Transport. Part Two. Ref: S4628  

Harvey (compiler); Glover & Perkins (photographers).
BTHG, 1988.
Octavo, 72 page album, card covers, fine. **West Midlands Transport In Pictures series. Some nice street scenes in this booklet in which tram pictures predominate. There are also buses, trolley buses and a strange lorry converted from a bus body. Plenty of information in the captions.

Price: 8.00
 

Railway Ribaldry. Being 96 pages of railway humour. Ref: S5560  

Heath Robinson, W.
Ian Allan reprint, nd.
Quarto, 96 pages, card covers, VG+. **Originally published by the Great Western Railway in 1935, to mark the company's centenary. An inspired collection of WHR's trademark ramshackle contraptions in railway vein.

Price: 12.00
 

The Traveller's Guide To India, Australia, China And The Far East. Ref: S5421  

Henry King & Co.
London, 1899.
Duodecimo, 128 pages, with several maps tipped in, light card covers, some wear but generally in very good condition. **Henry King & Co were travel agents in London. Their guide offers quantities of practical information for the traveller, including details of the overland route to Bridisi for onward travel through the Suez canal.

Price: 20.00
 

The Armstrongs Of The Great Western. Their times, surroundings and contemporaries. Ref: S5960  

Holcroft, H.
Railway World, 1953.
Octavo, 140 pages + photo plates (incl one colour plate by F Moore), line illustrations in the text, including locomotive drawings, track plans etc, no jacket, otherwise very good.. **The Armstrong family served the GWR for three generations. Joseph Armstrong (1816-77), the locomotive engineer, is perhaps best known. The book studies the family and its background, the locomotive works where they worked, at Wolverhampton, Swindon and elsewhere, and the locomotives they designed and worked with.

Price: 18.00
 

The Long Haul. The life and times of the railway horse. Ref: S4220  

Holden, B.
J A Allen, 1985.
Octavo, 174 pages, photos and line drawings, glazed boards. **Horses were used as drawers of vehicles on rails, and of railway-owned road vehicles: there is a dearth of archive material on both aspects. The author took some six years to gather the information herein; much of it came orally from carters and others who worked with the railway horses.

Price: 14.00
 

The Prestige Series. Doncaster. Ref: S7606  

Holmes, R & Banks, J.
Venture, 2005.
Three volumes large octavo, each 64 pages, maps, many photos, card covers, fine set. ** Buses in Doncaster. The volumes are titled 1: Independents - the first 30 years; 2 : Independents - from 1950; 3 : The Corporation. Essentially fleet histories, copiously illustrated.

Price: 18.00
 

Liverpool Transport. Ref: S7154  

Horne, J B & Maund, T B.
LRTL, 1975 - 1989.
Four volumes, folio, 153 / 359 / 216 / 257 pages, maps, route maps and photo illustrations, laminated boards, VG+. **Volume 1: 1930 - 1900; Volume 2 : 1900 -1930; Volume 3 : 1931 - 1939; Volume 4 : 1939 - 1957. The set is a very detailed history of bus and tram services in Liverpool. A fifth volume to "describe transport in the city after the demise of the tram system and up to deregulation" is advertised on Volume 4, but is not included; we are not aware whether it was ever published.

Price: 100.00
 

A Century Of Traction Engines. Ref: S5352  

Hughes, W J.
Percival Marshall, 1959.
Octavo, 262 pages, 181 illustrations (drawings and photographs) in text, some wear to jacket, VG. **Subtitled "Being an historical account of the rise and decline of an industry whose benefits to mankind were and are incalculable."

Price: 20.00
 

A Historical Sketch Of British Mining. Ref: S6992  

Hunt, R.
EP, 1978: reprint of 1887 edition.
Quarto, 186 pages + 40 page appendix, tables, text figures, jacket, fine. **"Being Book 1 and the Appendix to British Mining by Robert Hunt (1887)." The latter portions of the book concerned technical , particularly geological, information. It is Book 1 which remains of interest today.

Price: 20.00
 

Railways On The Screen. Ref: S5570  

Huntley, John.
Ian Allan, 1993.
Small quarto, 205 pages, plus illustrations. Jacket. Near fine. **The most comprehensive catalogue of pre-1993 railway films available and greatly sought-after by enthusiasts of films with railway content; Huntley lists not only all films with railway scenes but also many of the commercially available videos, giving date, stars, director, and an outline of the plot or topic. Both documentary and commercial movies are included and each film is rated for the amount of railway coverage. Illustrated with some memorable stills.

Price: 17.00
 

London Transport Posters. Ref: S7280  

Hutchison, H F.
LT, 1963.
Quarto, 24 pages of introductory text, 124 pages of colour reproductions of classic posters, green buckram, some marks and chipping to jacket and slight tear on one page (and priced accordingly), otherwise VG+. **Superbly printed by the Curwen Press. Among the Laura Knights, Hans Ungers and Rex Whistlers, the book unexpectedly includes a 1957 design, "Village Life", by Len Deighton.

Price: 32.00
 

+ The Story Of Pickfords. Ref: S7879  

Ingram, A.
Roundoak Publishing, 1994.
Quarto, 111 pages, photos, jacket, near fine. **Generously-illustrated history of the well-known carriers founded some time around the middle of the 17th century and continuing to thrive.

Price: 16.00
 

+ Dynamometers. Ref: S7861  

Jervis-Smith, F J.
Constable, 1915.
Octavo, 267 pages, illustrated with diagrams, drawings and photographs, green cloth binding, ex school reference library, RAF Halton, with stamps and labels but no signs of use, otherwise a VG+ copy. ** The author writes : "It has been my aim to place before the reader an account of some of the machines which have from time to time been invented with a view to estimate the output of prime-movers, and the power absorbed by machines when driven by engines or motors." It is not a book for the non-technically minded and I grieve to note that the withdrawal record at the back of the book does not record a single borrowing.

Price: 18.00
 

Paris Is Well Worth A Bus. Paris vaut bien un autobus. Ref: S7844  

SOLD

Jowitt, P & R E.
Jersey Artists, 1970
Quarto, 208 page photo album, text and captions in English and French, jacket, VG+. **A 11 page introduction (or, rather, two, as it is followed by its French translation) preceeds a collection of Jowitt's photographs of Paris, all of which contain an open-platform bus, and many of which sport at least one young parisienne as well.

Price: 25.00

Great Western Road Vehicles. Ref: S6669  

Kelley, P J.
OPC, 2002.
Large quarto, 256 pages, copiously illustrated with photos, also some line drawings, jacket, fine. **The definitive guide to the subject, this volume draws on the information in the author's earlier two works, but uses his more recent research to expand and reinterpret his original data.

Price: 25.00
 

The Overtype Steam Road Waggon; The Undertype Steam Road Waggon. Ref: S6302  

Kelly, M A.
Goose, 1971; 1975.
Two volumes, large quarto, 147 + 242 pages, photos and line drawings, works lists, jackets, some discolouration of prelims and edges, generally VG+. **Survey of British wagons, by manufacturer, includes sections on on foreign manufacturers, and a substantial appendix on management and operation of overtype wagons.

Price: 65.00
 

Roads And Rails Of London 1900-1933. Ref: S7466  

Klapper, C F.
Ian Allan, 1976.
Quarto, 192 pages, many photo illustrations, 4 pages colour illustrations, jacket protected by heavy clear film, near fine. **Knowledgeable study of London transport in the days of independent bus and tram companies, horse-drawn goods vehicles and little local steam trains; excellent selection of period illustrations.

Price: 14.00
 

The Iron & Steel Industry Of West Cumberland. An historical survey. Ref: S6372  

Lancaster, J Y & Wattleworth, D R.
Workington Haematite Iron Co, 1960.
Octavo, 196 pages + folding map & folding plan, photo illustrations and diagrams, 15 appendices, jacket rubbed, book VG+. **Fairly scarce. Largely a history of the iron and steel works of Workington and district. Much of the output was of rails and track components.

Price: 30.00
 

The Story Of St Nicholas Works. A history of Charles Burrell & Sons Ltd 1803-1928. Ref: S7222  

Lane, M R.
Unicorn Press, 1994.
Large quarto, 304 pages, 317 illustrations, production list, jacket, fine copy. **Founded in Thetford in 1803 and became one of the most famous manufacturers of steam traction engines in the world, Burrells was closed down in 1928 after an ill-fated takeover.

Price: 35.00
 

On The Steam Engines In Cornwall. Ref: S7004  

Lean, T.
Bradford Barton, 1969 : reprint of 1st edn of 1839.
1969 reprint of 1st edn of 1839. 8vo, 152pp, tables, cloth, dw, F. **Performance and efficiency of pumping engines. £18

Price: 18.00
 

An Index To Railway Model Drawings. Ref: S5098  

Leleux, S.
Oakwood Press, 1972.
Octavo, 126 pages of duplicated typescript listing, card covers. With Supplement 1973-4, 37 pages, card covers. Both items.near fine. **A combined index to the drawings in Model Railway Constructor, Railway Modeller and Model Railways.

Price: 14.00
 

The Trent & Mersey Canal. Ref: S7616  

Lindsay, J.
David & Charles, 1979.
Octavo, 182 pages, photo and line illustrations, maps, jacket, near fine. ** One of the Canals Of The British Isles series.

Price: 20.00
 

The First Sixty Years. A pictorial record of the Liverpool Corporation Passenger Transport undertaking issued on the occasion of the last tramcar running in Liverpool on the 14th September, 1957. Ref: S7334  

Liverpool Corporation Passenger Transport.
LCPT, 1957.
Tall octavo, 40 pages, 30 of which are of photographs, short historical introduction, three pages of statistical and other information, cream card covers slightly browned otherwise near fine. ** A nice commemorative item, the covers have an understated design in green and cream

Price: 8.00
 

The Railway Man. Ref: S7840  

Lomax, E.
Cape, 1995 (1st edition).
Octavo, 278 pages, map, jacket, VG. **Autobiographical account of a soldier who was taken prisoner at the fall of Singapore, put to work building the Burma-Siam railway, brutally punished for his involvement with an illicit radio and, much later, re-united and reconciled with the most hated of his torturers. This powerful story is not essentially a railway book but as Lomax was keenly interested in railways throughout his life (and a customer of ours), starting with his boyhood fascination with trains in Edinburgh, railways run as a recurrent theme through the book.
Filmed in 2013, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman; we supplied a Bradshaw for the production. Eric Lomax died in 2012, during the filming.

Price: 14.00
 

Rambles In Buckinghamshire. Ref: S6770  

London & North Eastern Railway.
LNER, 1933.
Small octavo, 72 pages, drawings, maps, pictorial colour card covers (leafy lane, thatched cottages), slight rusting to staples, few spots to rear cover, otherwise an excellent bright copy. **Delightful publicity booklet, well looked after.

Price: 11.00
 

The Holiday Handbook [1932]. Ref: S6049  

London & North Eastern Railway.
Octavo, 1000 pages (at least), photos, town plans, reams of holiday accommodation, yellow and black card covers. Some marks on cover and minor wear, generally VG.

Price: 29.00
 

LMS Route Books No 3 & No 4. The track of the Royal Scot parts 1 & 2. Ref: S2780  

London Midland & Scottish Railway.
LMS, 1947.
2 volumes, octavo, 76 & 40 pages, illustrated with line drawings and diagrammatic maps of the line, card covers, a VG+ set. **The set covers the entire route from Euston to Glasgow Central. A delightful publicity item for travellers, showing interesting sights along the way.

Price: 24.00
 

Locomotives Of The LMS Past And Present. Ref: S4018  

London Midland & Scottish Railway.
Undated c1932.
Quarto, 51 pages, text + 24 pages photos and 8 pages colour plates, lists, card covers.** A decent copy of an attractive publication often seen in shabby state.

Price: 18.00
 

The Track Of The Coronation Scot. A running commentary on the journey from London to Glasgow by the west coast route. Ref: S5510  

London Midland & Scottish Railway.
LMS, nd c1938.
Booklet, similar in shape to triple-fold A4 leaflet, but taller, 32 pages, illustrated with diagrammatic maps of the line, blue art deco card covers (6220 at speed), staples slightly rusty, part of menu inscribed inside front cover in an unsteady hand (done in the train?) otherwise VG+. **Number 3 in the LMS Book Of The Train series. Two pages extolling the new locomotives and carriages are followed by a milage table and a two-page introduction. The remainder of the book is a series of diagrammatic maps of the route from Euston to Glasgow Central showing bridges, junctions, rivers, towns and other sights of interest on either side. There is a full map of the route on the centre spread.

Price: 12.00
 

London's Country. Guide No 2: By road, stream and fieldpath south of the Thames. Ref: S5822  

London's Underground.
London's Underground, 5th edition, nd (1920s).
Octavo, 106 pages, many good maps, photos, heavy card covers, pictorial, depicting ancient buildings, VG. **Charming guide to pretty places around London, with travel directions etc. There is a companion volume for north of the Thames, which may be listed here at #S4384.

Price: 16.00
 

Coach Work By Charles H Roe Limited Leeds. Volume One 1920-1942. Ref: S7088  

Marshall, R.
TPC, nd c1970.
Large landscape octavo, 196 pages, 7-page introduction followed by captioned photos, pictorial glazed cloth boards, possibly not issued with jacket, VG. **A pictorial survey of bus building from the twenties to the forties with a brief history.

Price: 20.00
 

Hydraulic Power. Ref: S6627  

McNeil, I.
Longmans, 1972.
Octavo, 197 pages + 12 pages of plates, bibliography and extensive list of sources, jacket, near fine. **From the Longmans' Industrial Archaeology series: the development of the theory of hydraulic power in the seventeenth century, its remarkable growth in the nineteenth and the many ingenious uses for it are scientifically documented in this highly readable work.

Price: 24.00
 

Trolleybus Electrical Equipment. Ref: S7484  

Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co Ltd.
1956.
Large quarto, 28 pages, photo illustrations, technical data and charts, fine colour cover. **Some photos are of equipment, others of trolleybuses at work in Britain and New Zealand.

Price: 16.00
 

Steam Road Vehicles. The underlying elements of theory and practice in the use of the steam waggon. Ref: S6170  

Meyrick-Jones, L M.
Iliffe, undated (1920 according to Kidner: The Steam Lorry).
Octavo, 190 pages + xxxv pages of adverts, many clear diagrams, some photos, inferior paper browned throughout, fawn cloth stained on back and somewhat worn, but a good serviceable copy, G+.

Price: 30.00
 

Devon At Work. Past and present. Ref: S7721  

Minchinton, W.
David & Charles, 1974.
Quarto, 112 page photo album with extensive captions and brief notes on each industry, map, jacket, fine. **An intelligent selection of images of the main industries of the county. In the same format as the publisher's various "In Pictures" series.

Price: 18.00
 

+ Steam Engines And Boilers. Ref: S7865  

Molloy, E.
Newnes, 1941.
Octavo, 112 pages, drawings, diagrams, some photo illustrations, jacket, near fine. **Volume 13 of Newnes "Complete Engineer" series. 'Specially compiled for boiler-house engineers, and all concerned with the operation and maintenance of steam-raising plant. With chapters on pulverised fuel, and oil burning.'

Price: 12.00
 

The Eveleigh Railway Workshops. Ref: S5178  

Moore, D.
Sydney, 1996: Simpson.
Large square quarto, 120 pages, 51 photo plates, some colour, plus some portraits of former staff, jacket, fine. **Moore was commissioned to photograph the Eveleigh railway yards "before it was too late". So far as I can tell it was already too late, as the pictures seem to be of a closed works, although there are one or two with locomotives, perhaps brought in for the picture. However that may be, there are many interesting views of abandoned machinery, interspersed with shots of tools, and heaps of bogies etc, with pithy comments by former workers. The photos, of a high professional standard, are the point of the book, but there is also a seven-page history of the works.

Price: 15.00
 

The St Just Mining District. Ref: S7214  

Noall, C.
Bradford Barton, 1973.
Octavo, 179 pages, map, photo illustrations, diagrams, plans, jacket, fine copy. **Volume in the series Monographs on Mining History.

Price: 21.00
 

Castles. Ref: S5752  

Oman, Sir C.
GWR, 1926, sole edition.
Quarto, 230 pages + 94 pages photo plates/map, coloured frontispiece and 1 other coloured plate, 67 line drawings, red boards, cloth back strip, folding GW map in pocket, a little cockled, both endpapers split at spine, front hinges a little weak but holding, otherwise a very good copy. **Note for beginners, this book is about fortifications, not locomotives. It is a guide book, albeit a scholarly one, on a grand scale, and describes castles reachable by the GWR.

Price: 35.00
 

Rambles Around The Cambrian Coast. Ref: S3121  

Page, H E.
GWR, 1936.
Crown octavo, 127 pages, with photo plates and walking routes, decorative card covers, some spotting to cover, otherwise a very good copy.

Price: 15.00
 

History Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers. Ref: S7555  

Parsons, R H.
IMechE, 1947.
Large octavo, 299 pages, portrait and other plates, text diagrams, jacket, near fine. **A readable history describing the formation and development of the institution, many of the subjects discussed and some of its famous men. Much of railway interest, of course, but I cannot resist mentioning Mr E Perrett's 1875 floating swimming bath (with changing rooms). It measured 177 x 25 feet and was moored under Charing Cross railway bridge. It was filled with Thames water rendered potable by being passed through 300 filter bags and warmed by the exhaust steam of the pumping machinery. Truly one learns something new every day.

Price: 20.00
 

Road Passenger Transport. Survey and development. Ref: S7558  

Pilcher, R S.
Pitman, 1937.
Octavo, 393 pages + 16 pages of photographic plates (the latest buses and tramcars), original cloth, slight fading to spine, otherwise VG+. **A textbook on managing a tram and/or bus network. No aspect is overlooked, from the latest technology (heavy oil buses) to traffic congestion, from re-training tram drivers to work buses to complaints about conductors whistling at their work ("it is difficult to know how to deal with this kind of criticism...").

Price: 15.00
 

The Life And Times Of Daniel Gooch. Ref: S6398  

Platt, A.
Sutton, 1987.
Large octavo, 217 pages, illustrated from contemporary sources, bibliography, jacket, fine. **The GWR's first locomotive engineer was a man of many parts: he was awarded a baronetcy for his part in the laying of the first Atlantic cable, became chairman of the GWR, oversaw the construction of the Severn tunnel and served as an MP for twenty years.

Price: 17.00
 

The Copper And Lead Mines Around The Manifold Valley, North Staffordshire. Ref: S7577  

Porter, L & Robey, J.
Landmark Publishing, 2000.
Quarto, 269 pages, photo illustrations, line diagrams and maps, jacket, near fine. **The story of the Ecton copper mine and other mining ventures for copper, lead and zinc ores in North Staffordshire. Ecton mine developed into a fabulously wealthy enterprise, becoming the richest and deepest mine in the country.

Price: 20.00
 

A Century Of Progress. A centenary brochure of Derby Carriage and Wagon Works. Ref: S6162  

Radford, J B.
BR, 1974.
Octavo, 56 pages, many photos, site plan, signed by author, pictorial card covers (Cuneo painting on front), VG+. **A very nice publicity booklet.

Price: 12.00
 

The Business Of Travel. A fifty years' record of progress. Ref: S1438  

Rae, W F.
1891, Thomas Cook.
Crown octavo, 318 pages, brown cloth, gilt decoration, VG/F. **The early history of the Cook travel business. Inevitably self-congratulatory in tone, nevertheless an interesting read.

Price: 30.00
 

Clockwork, Steam And Electric. The history of model railways to 1939. Ref: S6863  

Reder, G.
Ian Allan,1972.
Square octavo, 216 pages, 490 photo and other illustrations, jacket, near fine. **English language edition of a history first published in Germany. The lively translation was made by C Hamilton Ellis. The history covers model railways worldwide, not just German and English.

Price: 18.00
 

Sir Richard Tangye. Ref: S7720  

Reid, S J.
Duckworth, 1909.
Octavo, 270 pages, frontispiece portrait, top edge gilt, rest uncut. Limited edition of 50 copies on hand made paper, dark blue buckram cloth and gilt, rubbed at extremities, frontispiece and its tissue guard browned, otherwise contents clean and tight, VG. **Rare. Biography of the founder of Tangye Brothers, Hydraulic Engineers of Birmingham, manufacturers of hydraulic jacks and presses: the launch of the "Great Eastern" was an early success.

Price: 100.00
 

The Steam Engine Of Thomas Newcomen. Ref: S5611  

Rolt, L T C & Allen, J S.
1977, Moorland.
Quarto, 160 pages, photos, tables, diagrams, drawings, jacket, near fine. **A very readable history of Newcomen's development of the steam engine.

Price: 30.00
 

Isambard Kingdom Brunel. A biography. Ref: S7518  

Rolt, L T C.
Longmans, 1958, 2nd impression.
Octavo, 345 pages, photo plates, dust jacket, VG. **Highly regarded classic engineering biography.

Price: 23.00
 

James Watt. Ref: S7706  

SOLD

Rolt, L T C.
Batsford, 1962.
Octavo, 144 pages + frontispiece & 6 pages of plates, line illustrations in text, jacket, VG. **Classic biography.

Price: 18.00

Sleep No More. Twelve stories of the supernatural. Ref: S7658  

Rolt, L T C.
Ash-Tree Press, 1996, limited edition reprint 387/400.
Octavo, 168 pages, jacket, fine. **Four hundred copies only with a new introduction by Christopher Roden. Includes the first appearance of 'The Garside Fell Disaster.'

Price: 18.00
 

Industrial Biography. Iron workers and tool makers. Ref: S6823  

Smiles, S.
D&C, 1967 : reprint with additional illustrations.
Octavo, 342 pages, illustrated, jacket, VG+. **Includes Dud Dudley, Yarranton, the Darbys, Huntsman, Cort, Mushet, Neilson, Bramah, Maudslay, Matthew Murray, Nasmyth, Fairbairn.

Price: 24.00
 

Lives Of The Engineers. With an account of their principal works. Ref: S7235  

Smiles, S.
David & Charles, 1968 : reprint of the 1862 edition.
Three volumes octavo, 484 pages + 502 pages + 512 pages, a little edge fading to jackets, slight spotting to prelims, volume 1, otherwise a fine set. **The classic biographies. A brief forward by L T C Rolt to each volume.

Price: 75.00
 

The BR Mechanised Iron Foundry, Horwich. Ref: S7841  

Smith, S A S.
Institution Of Locomotive Engineers, 1955.
Octavo, 57 pages, photos, plans, diagrams, new cloth binding, fine. **Technical paper abstracted from the journal of the ILE and nicely bound in black cloth. Describes the largest continuous casting plant on BR, with much information on the operation for the production of chairs, base plates and brake blocks.

Price: 20.00
 

+ Some Early Robey Steam Engines. Ref: S7878  

Southworth, P J M.
Chesterfield, 1986 : published by the author.
Folio, 43 page album : photos, some diagrams, card covers. **Robey's were a builder of engines in Lincoln founded in 1854 and working into the early C20. These photographs are from two albums of Robey's own albumen prints dating between 1874 - 1886 and show stationary, portable and locomotive engines in and around the works.

Price: 12.00
 

Light Commercial Vehicles. Ref: S6765  

Stevens-Stratten, S W.
Ian Allan, 1991.
Quarto, 96 pages, mainly photos, jacket, fine. **Survey starting with the first commercial vehicles, around 1904 and continuing up to the date of publication (C reg), showing the advances made in appearance, carrying capacity and technical progress. The illustrations are arranged by manufacturer, with a brief history of the firm and its products at the start of each section. The author is particularly keen on traditional sign-painting, includes some fine examples and deplores the loss of this art.

Price: 14.00
 

Some Aspects Of Brinsley Colliery And The Lawrence Connection. Ref: S7493  

Storer, R W.
Privately published, 1985.
Large octavo, 109 pages, photo and line illustations, map, diagrams, tables, leathercloth and gilt, fine. Limited edition 250 copies. **Published to mark the centenary of D H Lawrence's birth. Lawrence's father and the author's father both worked in this colliery. The book is more about the colliery than the Lawrences.

Price: 20.00
 

A Descriptive History Of The Steam Engine. Ref: S4968  

Stuart, R.
Knight & Lacy, 1824, 2nd edn.
Octavo, 228 pages, 47 illustrations on plates, uncut edges, modern cloth, VG+. **From Hero of Alexandria through to the new high pressure engines. The work is sufficiently late to include mentions of steam boats and portable engines, including Messrs Trevithick and Vivian's successful locomotive Engine at Merthyr Tidvil. Stuart does not forsee the steam engine hauled passenger train and comments "All the American steam boats (except one or two) are propelled by high-pressure engines, ... yet, from the operation of a vulgar prejudice, he would be a bold speculator who should use them in an English Steam Boat." Rather, he believed that the crowning achievement of the steam engine (he does not say whether stationary or locomotive) would be in the mechanisation of agriculture. Includes a useful list of patents from Savery (1698) to 1823.

Price: 125.00
 

Scotland For The Holidays. Ref: S5872  

Sutton, G.
LNER / LMS, 1939.
Octavo, 48 pages plus folding map backed with ticket rates, photo illustrations, enticing text, contemporary illustrated coloured card covers, slightly marked, otherwise a VG+ booklet.

Price: 16.00
 

The Main Drainage Of Towns. Ref: S7377  

Taylor, F N.
Griffin, 1927, 2nd edition, revised.
Octavo, 297 pages, 6 folding plates and 351 other illustrations, publisher's red cloth, VG+. **Comprehensive reference for drainage engineers.

Price: 30.00
 

The Oakham Canal. Ref: S1588  

Tew, D.
Wymondham: Brewhouse Press, 1968.
Large quarto, 116 pages, illustrated, decorated green cloth (not issued with jacket), slight edge wear otherwise near fine. **This book is a piece of fine printing and binding and the text is a work of excellent local history, witness the foreword by Charles Hadfield. The artwork includes one photograph, and many art drawings by Rigby Graham, some printed in colour. Copy 123/450.

Price: 95.00
 

An Album Of Sentinel Works Photographs. No 1 Standards & Supers. Ref: S7781  

Thomas, A R & Thomas, J L.
Woodpecker, 1992.
Folio, 155 pages, of official works photos, extensive production list, laminated boards and jacket, fine.

Price: 20.00
 

The Best Of British Buses. No 1 - Leyland Titans 1927 - 1942. Ref: S7762  

Townsin, A.
TPC, 1981.
Folio, 96 pages, album, card covers, near fine. **Survey of the seven types in the Titan series, with chapters on each type and introductory notes to each chapter.

Price: 14.00
 

Black Clouds & White Feathers. Southern steam from the footplate. Ref: S6028  

Turner, R C.
OPC, 1990.
Octavo, 206 pages, photo illustrations, track plan, jacket, VG+. **Reminiscences of a Bricklayer's Arms footplateman.

Price: 14.00
 

Signalman's Morning. Ref: S7132  

Vaughan, A.
Murray, 1981, first edition.
Octavo, 177 pages + 12 pages of photo plates, slight wear to jacket, otherwise near fine. **Evocative memoir of the last days of steam on Brunel's line.

Price: 16.00
 

Signalman's Twilight. Ref: S7077  

Vaughan, A.
Murray, 1983.
Octavo, 196 pages + 16 pages of photo plates, jacket, near fine.

Price: 15.00
 

Magnus Volk Of Brighton. Ref: S7194  

Volk, C.
Phillimore, 1971.
Octavo, 240 pages + portrait frontispiece and 16 pages of plates, jacket faded on spine, otherwise VG+. **Biography, by his son, of the remarkable pioneer electrical engineer who built the electric railway along the front at Brighton.

Price: 20.00
 

A History Of Wolverhampton Transport. Volume One 1833 - 1930. Ref: S7219  

Webb, S & Addenbrooke, P.
Birmingham Transport Historical Group & Uralia Press, nd.
Folio, 128 pages, map, photo illustrations, card covers, near fine.

Price: 12.00
 

+ Joseph Locke: Railway Revolutionary. Ref: S7873  

Webster, N W.
Allen & Unwin, 1970.
Octavo, 218 pages + 16 pages of plates, jacket, VG+. ** Biography of a great railway engineer, pupil of George Stephenson, friend of Robert Stephenson, builder of many great lines in this country and in Europe. He was privileged to drive the Rocket at the grand opening of the L&M and thus had the great misfortune to run down Mr Huskisson.

Price: 15.00
 

The Yorkshire Traction Company Limited Jubilee 7th November 1952. Ref: S7345  

Yorkshire Traction Co Ltd.
Octavo, 29 pages, some photo illustrations, card covers, slight bump on one coner, otherwise near fine. **Nicely produced commemorative booklet : glossy paper, two colour printing, with a brief history of the undertaking.

Price: 12.00
 

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