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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
 

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
 

Torbay Transport. Ref: S7309  

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Barham, F.
Glasney, 1979.
Quarto, 112 pages, photo illustrations throughout, map, red leathercloth binding, lacks jacket otherwise near fine copy. **Pictorial study of road passenger vehicles - trams, buses and the cliff railway - in Torquay & Paignton during the early years of the 20th century.

Price: 16.00

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
 

Steam At Work. Road and farm engines. Ref: S6026  

Beaumont, A.
David & Charles, 1981.
Large octavo, 96 page album with brief essays introducing each chapter, jacket, fine. **Traction engines, steam tractors, ploughing engines, showman's road locomotives, steam wagons and steam rollers.

Price: 16.00
 

Traction Engines Past And Present. Ref: S6343  

Beaumont, A.
Bracken, 1989, 2nd impression.
Small quarto, 96 pages, album, jacket, fine. **The first edition was by D&C in 1974.

Price: 11.00
 

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
 

Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Agricultural Engineers. A history of their products. Ref: S6923  

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Bell, B.
Old Pond, 2001.
Quarto, 192 pages, colour and b/w illustrations, laminated boards, as new.

Price: 19.00

On The Manufacture Of Salt Near Middlesbrough. Ref: S6386  

Bell, Sir L.
Excerpt Proc Inst Civil Engs, 1887.
Octavo, 28 pages and folding plate, disbound and stapled into serviceable card covers with paper backstrip, near fine. **Important for the development of the Teeside chemical industry.

Price: 12.00
 

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
 

Yesterday's Golcondas. Notable British metal mines. Ref: S6377  

Bird, R H.
1977, Moorland.
Quarto, 112 page album, 137 surface and underground views, long captions, jacket, near fine.

Price: 18.00
 

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
 

The Trolleybuses Of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1935-1966. Including details of the proposed trolleybus operations in Gateshead. Ref: S5897  

Canneaux, T P & Hanson, N H.
Trolleybooks, 1974, first edition.
Octavo, 200 pages + folding map, photo illustrations, many appendices (stock lists, routes, etc etc) card covers, near fine.

Price: 18.00
 

Cary's New Itinerary Of The Great Roads Throughout England And Wales. With many of the principal roads in Scotland. Ref: S4474  

Cary, J.
1817, 7th edition.
Crown octavo, 950 pages, general map (torn, without loss), 6 area maps (all Southern England). Rebound in modern cloth, a clean copy. Invaluable for tracing the routes of old highways.

Price: 125.00
 

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  

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
 

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 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
 

Ploughing Engines In Focus. Ref: S6177  

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Crawley, J.
Privately published by the author, 1985.
Quarto, 128-page photo album, jacket, VG. **Over 260 photographs of steam ploughing engines taken during their working days, and knowledgeably captioned.

Price: 16.00

Cynon Coal. History of a mining valley. Ref: S7780  

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Cynon Valley History Society.
2001, by the Society.
Folio, 281 pages, map, many illustrations, some colour, tabulated list of colliery details, jacket, fine. **Closely-researched, well-written, dispassionate history.

Price: 25.00

Industrial Archaeology Of The Lake Counties. Ref: S7277  

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Davies-Shiel, M & Marshall, J D.
1969, D&C.
Octavo, 287 pages, photo illustrations, maps, plans, diagrams, gazetteer, jacket, VG+. **In the D&C blue cover series

Price: 23.00

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
 

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
 

John Scott Russell. A great Victorian engineer and naval architect. Ref: S6919  

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Emmerson, G S.
Murray, 1977.
Octavo, 342 pages + 12 pages of plates: photos and other contemporary illustrations, line drawings in text, copious references, jacket, VG+. **Much associated with Brunel, in particular on the Great Eastern. Also designer of HMS Warrior.

Price: 22.00

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 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 Spas And Health Resorts Of Central Wales And Neighbourhood. Ref: S4904  

Gallichan, W M.
LMS, c1925.
Small octavo, 64 page guide book, folding map, photos, lovely colour card cover, VG+.

Price: 25.00
 

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 Durham Miners 1919-1960. Ref: S6526  

Garside, W R.
Allen & Unwin, 1971.
Octavo, 544 pages, 2 maps, tables, bibliography, some edge wear to jacket, generally VG+. **The official history; a scholarly work.

Price: 18.00
 

The Post Office Railway (London). Ref: S5266  

General Post Office.
GPO, nd.
Octavo, 8 pages, photo illustrations, map, card covers, sewn, owner's name stamp on front cover, VG. **Nice public information booklet giving details of the operation of the post office underground railway between Mount Pleasant, Paddington and the GPO Eastern District Office in Whitechapel Road.

Price: 10.00
 

Railways On Stamps. Ref: S5614  

Goodbody, A M & Hart, C A.
1974-1983 Picton.
Octavo, 7 parts now bound as a single volume. Approx 470 pages with many illustrations, new cloth, fine. ** These seven parts cover Europe and North Africa. If any more were published we are not aware of them.

Price: 35.00
 

+ Mark Huish And The London & North Western Railway. A study of management. Ref: S7839  

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Gourvish, T R.
Leicester Univ Press, 1972.
Octavo, 319 pages + 8 pages of portraits of eminent Victorians, map, statistical tables, jacket faded on spine and slightly worn otherwise VG+. **This a study of the transition of railway management from a haphazard phenomenon on the small lines of the 1830s to the complex administrations of the giant companies that grew up following the railway mania of 1845-6. The author chose Capt Mark Huish as the basis of his study because his career provides an excellent illustration of the problems of nineteenth century railway management.

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
 

GWR Engines. Names, numbers, types & classes. Ref: S6485  

Great Western Railway.
D&C reprint, 1989 (4th impression).
Small octavo, 108 pages, many photos. Glazed boards, fine. **"A reprint of the engine books of 1911, 1928 and 1946 with some pages from that of 1938."

Price: 10.00
 

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
 

Industrial Archaeology Of Dartmoor. Ref: S5915  

Harris, H.
D&C, 1968.
Octavo, 239 pages, photo plates, map, some site plans, drawings, gazetteer of sites, chronology, jacket, VG+. **One of the useful D&C blue jacket series.

Price: 30.00
 

The Quarries. Ironstone, limestone and sand. Ref: S5656  

Hewlett, H B.
Market Overton IRA, 1979.
Quarto, 46 pages, photo illustrations, maps, site plans, card covers, VG+. **A reprint of the 1935 original, which in turn was reprinted from the Stantonian: the magazine of the Stanton Ironworks Co Ltd which was the author's employer. This is a short survey, but a singularly knowledgeable and interesting one.

Price: 18.00
 

London Midland Fireman. Ref: S6257  

Higson, M F.
Ian Allan, 1972.
Octavo, 144 pages + 20 pages of photo plates, jacket, VG. **Mike Higson's detailed account of his experiences stationed at Lancaster, Burton-on-Trent and Crewe. He rose from cleaner to fireman, and fired all sorts of locomotives from shunting tanks to express pacifics.

Price: 16.00
 

The Second Railway King. The life and times of Sir Edward Watkin 1819-1901. Ref: S7206  

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Hodgkins, D.
Merton Priory Press, 2002.
Octavo, 713 pages, 52 photo illustrations, maps, tables, jacket, near fine. **Watkin, who was present at the openings of both the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, and Marylebone Station, was associated with the LNWR, the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire, the SER and the Metropolitan and was president of the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada.

Price: 40.00

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
 

The Lead Miners Of The Northern Pennines. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Ref: S6768  

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Hunt, C J.
Manchester Univ Press, 1970.
Octavo, 282 pages, maps, chapter notes, bibliography, jacket, fine copy.

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
 

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
 

Inchley's Theory Of Heat Engines. Ref: S5473  

Inchley, W.
Longmans, 1944, 6th edition edited and revised by H Wright Baker.
Octavo, 455 pages, text figures, tables, charts, jacket, VG. **A scientific work setting out the principles of hot air engines, reciprocating and turbine steam engines and internal combustion engines. There is also a chapter on mechanical refrigerators and reversed heat engines.

Price: 18.00
 

Photo Pictures In East Anglia. Ref: S5684  

Jennings, P & Berlyn, A.
Payne Jennings, nd c1905.
Octavo, 134 pages, topographical guide with photo illustrations, green cloth with gilt art nouveau decoration, all edges gilt, VG. **This does not seem to have been produced by the GER directly, but there is a GE crest on the front and some of the pictures look as if they have been taken from official postcards. East Anglia is taken to include Lincolnshire, or at least Lincoln. The author/publisher offers to supply list of photographs of places of interest on the GER.

Price: 25.00
 

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

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
 

My Life In Steam. Ref: S5295  

Judkins, K.
Oakwood, 1970.
Octavo, 71 pages + 12 pages photo plates, hardback, jacket, fine. **The author's experience encompassed road vehicles and industrial railways and Foden Works in its steam heyday. A lively read.

Price: 20.00
 

The Steam Lorry. Ref: S6286  

Kidner, R W.
Oakwood, 1956, 2nd (revised) edition.
Octavo, 28 pages, photo illustrations, diagrams, card covers, near fine. **Locomotion Papers No 3.

Price: 8.00
 

+ Bradford Corporation Trolleybuses. The story of Britain's longest-lived trolleybus undertaking. Ref: S7843  

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King, J S.
Venture, 1994.
Folio, 120 pages, many photos, map and sketch plans, glazed boards, fine. **Detailed history of this system, which opened in 1911 and lasted until 1972.

Price: 18.00

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 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
 

Fifty Years Of Motorbuses 1924 - 1974. Ref: S5485  

Leicester City Transport.
1974.
Folio, 42 pages, photo illustrations, card covers, VG. **A brief introductory history is followed by photographs, technical details number listings and disposals of all bus types run by the undertaking from the six 1924 Tilling Stevens TS6s to the 8 Scania BR111DHs so far delivered in 1974.

Price: 10.00
 

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
 

An Account Of Chiswick Works Of The London General Omnibus Company. Ref: S5105  

London General Omnibus Co Ltd.
LGOC, 1922.
Quarto, 30 pages + folding illustration in rear pocket, photo illustrations, paper-covered boards, cloth backstrip, paper label on front board with title "The Re-Birth Of The Motor-Omnibus", VG+. **Very nice promotional publication marking the opening of Chiswick Works. The cover title is explained by the opening sentence: "It is only some fifteen years since the motor-bus established itself in London's streets; and of the fifteen nearly five were years of war, in which normal industrial development stood still." With the end of the war LGOC had built themselves a magnificent works which would quarter the time taken to overhaul a bus, and were justifiably proud of it. The reader is taken on a tour of the works and the meticulously synchronised procedures for the separate overhaul of body and chassis are explained. There is a large clear photo on each page. A rear pocket contains a large illustrated plan of the works.

Price: 35.00
 

The Track Of The Peak Expresses. (St Pancras to Manchester). LMS Route Book No 5. Ref: S6285  

London Midland & Scottish Railway.
LMS, 1947.
Octavo, 52 pages, illustrated with line drawings and diagrammatic maps of the line, card covers, VG. **The entire route from St Pancras to Manchester Central. A charming publicity booklet for travellers, offering a wealth of history and anecdote to enliven the passing scene.

Price: 10.00
 

Tours In Lakeland. 3rd July to 24th September 1939. Ref: S3955  

London Midland & Scottish Railway.
Crown octavo, 60 pages, maps, light card covers, small piece missing from back cover, else VG+..

Price: 14.00
 

London Travel Survey 1949. Ref: S3923  

London Transport.
London Transport Executive, 1950.
Large octavo, 48 pages, map, 19 tables, paper covered boards (light wear) and cloth backstrip, some light annotations but generally VG. **The survey was carried out by LT from 3000 sample households within an extended Greater London area together with three 'country towns' - St Albans, Dartford and Reigate.

Price: 20.00
 

London's Country. Guide No 1: By road, stream and fieldpath north of the Thames. Ref: S4384  

London's Underground.
London's Underground, 5th edition, nd (1920s).
Octavo, 104 pages, many good maps, photos, heavy card covers, VG. **Charming guide to pretty places around London, with travel directions etc. "This guide is designed especially to be of service to travellers by motor-bus through London's beautiful countryside... The experienced motor-bus traveller knows that the cost of travelling is less than a shilling for ten miles, and reckons on a motor-bus running about ten miles an hour". There is a companion volume for south of the Thames, which is listed here at #S5822.

Price: 16.00
 

Footplate And Signal Cabin. Ref: S7788  

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Marlow, N.
1956, Unwin.
Octavo, 222 pages, photo plates, some wear to jacket but generally VG. **An old favourite: student experiences in the Kettering district.

Price: 20.00

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
 

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
 

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
 

Centenary Of The Opening Of The Belfast & Ballymena Railway. Ref: S6406  

Northern Counties Committee.
NCC, 1948.
Duodecimo, 72 pages + folding sheet of company seal drawings, photo and line illustrations, map, ex BR (ER) Staff Railway Society library with neat ink and embossed stamps, a little wear to card covers, VG. **Nice commemorative booklet, with a 35 page NCC chronology, a handsome centre spread map and a description of the journey from Belfast to Londonderry and the towns along the route.

Price: 20.00
 

Rambles In Shakespeare Land And The Cotswolds. Ref: S2974  

Page, H E.
GWR, 1938, 2nd edition.
Small octavo, 119 pages with general and walk maps, drawings by Mayo, card covers showing cottages in a hilly landscape, VG.

Price: 14.00
 

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 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
 

Priestley's Navigable Rivers And Canals. Ref: S6364  

Priestley.
D&C reprint, 1969.
Octavo, 710 pages + folding map, hard back, jacket, near fine. **Facsimile reprint of the 1831 (second) edition; canal descriptions and tabulated list.

Price: 45.00
 

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
 

Best Railway Stories. Ref: S6003  

Rolt, L T C (ed).
Faber, 1969.
Octavo, 256 pages, some wear to jacket which has been reinforced internally with white paper tape, VG. **16 classic short stories: Dickens, Trollope, Kipling, Rolt himself and twelve others more or less well-known.

Price: 15.00
 

From Sea To Sea. The Canal du Midi. Ref: S6483  

Rolt, L T C.
Allen Lane, 1973; sole edition.
Octavo, 198 pages, 44 photo plates, appendices, jacket, VG+. **Very scarce. Rolt's final book during his lifetime. And a fascinating subject : the canal was built between 1666 and 1681, the greatest work of engineering in the world at the time, to provide an inland route for shipping between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. It was the first ever major summit canal climbing to a height of 600 ft. The problem of water supply was solved by a forty-mile system of feeder canals and the construction of the mighty St Ferreol Dam.

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  

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
 

Thomas Telford. Ref: S6858  

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Rolt, L T C.
Longmans, 1958 : first edition.
Octavo, 211 pages, 23 plates, maps, bibliography, jacket, a very fine and bright copy of the second of Rolt's engineering biographies.

Price: 30.00

Locomotion In Victorian London. Ref: S3777  

Sekon, G.A.
Oxford Univ Press, 1938.
Octavo, 212 pages, well illus on plates and in text. Some spotting of foredge and prelims but a good and sound copy. VG. **Pioneering study with wide coverage.

Price: 40.00
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

The Industrial Revolution In Shropshire. Ref: S7326  

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Trinder, B.
Phillimore, 1981 (2nd edition).
Royal octavo, 308 pages, photo plates and text illustrations, appendices, extensive reference sources and bibliography, jacket, VG+. **One of the cradles of the industrial revolution, the principal industry being ironworking. Studies the development of this and other industries, and the social and economic effects.

Price: 28.00

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
 

The Textile Mill Engine. Ref: S5665  

Watkins, G.
David & Charles, 1970-71.
2 volumes quarto, 120 pages + 112 pages with about 150 photographs and matching descriptive text, jackets, VG+. **Pictures from the Watkins archive of stationary steam engines. Watkins was the foremost authority in this subject.

Price: 50.00
 

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
 

+ Steam Engines And Waterwheels. A pictorial study of some early mining machines. Ref: S7845  

SOLD

Woodall, F D.
Frazer Stewart, 1991, 2nd edition.
Quarto, 96 pages, many photo illustrations, jacket, near fine. **Water and steam power as applied to pumping, winding and crushing machinery, and to a scary "man-engine" - a very primitive type of vertical escalator for getting the miners up and down the shaft.

Price: 14.00

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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