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The Discovery of Muscovy

By Richard Hakluyt

London: Cassell, 1893. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 105 12mo. A pocket -sized book, dark blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, blind-stamped titling to front board, 192 pages, four pages of publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition notes: Boards a little bumped, some dust-spotting to external edges of text block, internally clean and bright.

£15.00

John and Sebastian Cabot

By G. Raymond Beazley

London: T.Fisher Unwin, 1898. First edition. Hardback. Good/No jacket. 574 8vo. In the publisher's series Builders of Greater Britain. Pictorial red and black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board, portrait of Sebastian Cabot as frontispiece, illustrative maps. 311 pages Condition notes: Fading or bleaching to the margins of the front board, foxing to the fore-edges, signs of water damage, with the frontispiece stained in the margin, title and front free end paper also stained and pink staining to the fore-edges. Sporadic light foxing throughout.

£10.00

Alexanders Buses Remembered Vol 3.

By Allan T. Condie

Nuneaton, UK: Alan T.Condie Publications, 1998. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 441 4to. Volume 3, Bodywork 1943-1960. Paperback, pictorial covers, large format, 296 mm x 208 mm. There is an introductory chapter, illustrated with coloured drawings, but most of the book comprises (pages 71-95) photographs of buses with descriptive and explanatory captions. Condition notes: In very good condition, just a tiny bit of bumping to the edges of the text block and old price information in pencil to the title page.

£10.00

London Transport Garages

By Ken Glazier

Harrow, UK: Capital Transport Publishing, 2006. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 1258 4to. When published, the only complete history of London Transport garages for both central and country areas. Many illustrations, but much more than a picture book of buses. With appendices that include listings of both central and country bus garages, with details of location and operation dates, a short report on the bombing of Elmers End Garage in 1944 and a list of garages listed for producer gas bus operation during the war. Large format, 282 mm x 220 mm. Condition notes: Perhaps a little age-darkening to the dust jacket, otherwise both jacket and book in excellent condition.

£20.00

British Trolleybuses

By Ken Symons

London: Ian Allan, 1967. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 254 8vo. Co-author P.R.Creswell. This book was published as a reference to the then remaining British trolley bus systems. As well as details of routes, it includes diagrams of wiring arrangements and many illustrations from photographs (pages 33 to 48). Pictorial dust jacket, brown cloth covered boards. Condition notes: Some edge wear and sunning to the dust jacket; book sound, clean and bright.

£12.50

The Story of Rapid Transit

By Beckles Willson

London: George Newnes, 1903. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 191 12mo. Blue decorative cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board, many photographic illustrations, 197 pages, one leaf of publisher's catalogue to rear. Includes canals, sea travel, road travel and railways. Condition notes: Boards faded and worn, but sound. Previous owner's name and address to front free end paper, end papers age-darkened, but otherwise internally clean and unmarked.

£12.50

English Channel Packet Boats
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English Channel Packet Boats

By C. Grasemann

London: Syren & Shipping Limited, 1939. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 473 8vo. Co-author G. W. P. McLachlan. Dark green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, many illustrations from photographs. Related newspaper cuttings left in, including two relating the sinking of the GRW Cross-Channel steamer St Patrick, on Friday 13th (June, 1941, although the clipping is undated and the date of the incident not mentioned in either cutting). Six pages of advertisements at the front, eight (mostly publisher's advertisements) to rear. Condition notes: Boards a little bumped, spine age-darkened, light foxing to free end papers; text pages and illustrations clean and bright.

£12.50

Yatakli Vagon: Turkish Steam Travel
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Yatakli Vagon: Turkish Steam Travel

By George Behrend

Jersey, Channel Islands: Neville Spearman, 1969. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 514 8vo. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board, red deckled edges to text block, 259 pages, many illustrations from photographs. Condition notes: Two small spots to front board, otherwise a clean, bright copy.

£25.00

Marine Steam Boilers
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Marine Steam Boilers

By J H Milton

London: George Newnes, 1955. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 519 8vo. Second printing of first edition. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board, 255 pages, illustrated with diagrams, both full page and in run of text. Condition notes: A little bumping to the boards, old pricing in pencil to front free end paper, some dust darkening to top edges of fore-edges, but overall a clean, sound copy.

£18.00

100 Years of Parkeston Quay and its Ships
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100 Years of Parkeston Quay and its Ships

By Philip J Cone

Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 263 8vo. Includes letter from the author, signed, and dated 1999. Book undated, and with no publisher's information; presumed privately printed. Pictorial dustjacket, black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board, 93 pages, many illustrations from photographs. Condition notes: A little edge wear to the dustjacket, otherwise as new.

£20.00

Travels in the Interior of Africa
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Travels in the Interior of Africa

By Mungo Park

London: Cassell, 1893. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 208 16mo. Two pocket-sized volumes, complete. Dark blue cloth covered boards, gilt titles to spine. Pagination: Volume I 192 plus 4 pages publisher's catalogue. II 192 plus 4 pages publisher's catalogue. Condition notes: Dust spotting to external edges of text blocks, boards somewhat scuffed, dust spotting to external edges of text block, spotting to end papers and half titles.

£20.00

Das Grosse TEE-Buch 50 Jahre Trans-Europ-Express
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Das Grosse TEE-Buch 50 Jahre Trans-Europ-Express

By Jorg Hajt

Cobham, Surrey UK: Heel, 2007. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/As new. 1202 Folio. Pictorial dustjacket, black cloth-covered boards, 151 pages, copious illustrations, mostly in colour. Landscape format, 300 mm by 246 mm. Condition notes: A very little shelf wear to the dust jacket, otherwise immaculate.

£25.00

Sleepers, Diners and Pullmans, Trains and Vehicles of the International Sleeping Car Company
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Sleepers, Diners and Pullmans, Trains and Vehicles of the International Sleeping Car Company

By Robert Spark

Cobham, Surrey UK: Trafton Publishing, 1995. First edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 288 4to. A pictorial history of the company's trains, with scale drawings of many of them as well as the photographs throughout. Dark blue and yellow card covers, 64 pages landscape orientation 298 mm by 209 mm. Condition notes: A little wear and creasing to the covers; internally, clean and bright.

£50.00

Der Rheingold-Express: Eine Fahrt mit dem Salonwagenzug der Deutschen Reichsbahn
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Der Rheingold-Express: Eine Fahrt mit dem Salonwagenzug der Deutschen Reichsbahn

By Alfred B Gottwaldt

Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, 1997. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 1191 4to. Landscape format (266 mm by 224 mm), pictorial dustjacket, dark blue cloth-covered boards with gold motif, gilt titles to spine, decorative end papers, generously illustrated from photographs, 222 pages. Condition notes: A little wear to the dustjacket, paper showing slight age-tanning to margins, otherwise an excellent copy.

£12.00

Sleepers, Diners and Pullmans, Trains and Vehicles of the International Sleeping Car Company
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Sleepers, Diners and Pullmans, Trains and Vehicles of the International Sleeping Car Company

By Robert Spark

Cobham, Surrey UK: Trafton Publishing, 1995. First edition. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 288 4to. Believed signed by the author: the inscription is "To Henry with all good wishes Bob", and a pencil note says "[to Henry Maxwell from Spark]". A pictorial history of the company's trains, with scale drawings of many of them as well as the photographs throughout. Dark blue and yellow card covers, 64 pages landscape orientation 298 mm by 209 mm. Condition notes: Wear and creasing to the covers; internally, clean and bright.

£50.00

Speisewagen 100 Jahre Gastronomie auf der Schiene
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Speisewagen 100 Jahre Gastronomie auf der Schiene

By Fritz Stöckl

Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, 1987. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 872 4to. Pictorial board covers, 239 pages, may illustrations, diagrams etc. Dining on trains. Condition notes: Almost as new.

£16.00

Rollende Hotels Teil 1 Die Internationale Schlafwagengesellschaft
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Rollende Hotels Teil 1 Die Internationale Schlafwagengesellschaft

By Fritz Stöckl

Wien: Dipl.-Ing. Rudolf Bohmann Industrie- und Fachverlag, 1967. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 665 4to. Generously illustrated from photographs and diagrams. Pictorial paper-covered boards, 136 pages. Condition notes: Edges of boards rubbed and nibbled, corners bumped and worn, gift inscription to front free end paper, otherwise unmarked, and internally clean and sound.

£40.00

Chronology of London Railways
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Chronology of London Railways

By H V Borley

Oakham, Leics. UK: Railway and Canal Historical Society, 1982. First edition. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 282 Folio. Soft covers, 94 pages. Condition notes: Age-darkening and a little wear to the covers, age-darkening to the pages, but clean and sound.

£35.00

Das Schweizerland in Bild und Wort
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Das Schweizerland in Bild und Wort

By Jakob Frey

Basel: Chr. Krüsi. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 1600 4to. Sub-title: "Dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten und von verschiedenen Künstlern in Stahl gestochen. Mit geschichtlich-, topo- und orographisch-physikalisch- und ethnographisch-erläuterndem." Undated. Brown cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board. Text in German, views with titles in French, German and English. 300 columns of text, two columns per page, 52 steel engravings. Most, but not all, engravings have engraver's and/or original artist's name (C Hüber, Geisser among others). Text block 301mm by 222mm, each engraving (not counting caption etc) 173 mm by 118 mm. Condition notes: Spine strip splitting away, boards 'nibbled' around the edges. Most tissue guards missing. Some foxing, including occasional spots to plates.

£200.00

Ansichten aus Griechenland (Vues de la Grece)
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Ansichten aus Griechenland (Vues de la Grece)

By C Frommel

Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 792 4to. Undated, but believed c 1830. Engravings 'under the direction of C Frommel' depicting views of Ancient Greece, each preceded by a page with few relevant paragraphs of text, in German and French. The engravings appear to be engraved copies from various earlier publications, with in some cases contemporary additions (human figures). Subjects include Thebes, Parnassos, the Temple of Olympian Zeus at Athens, and the Temple of Apollo Epicurios (near modern Andhritsena). While the book is quarto in format, with each page 315 mm by 241 mm, the engravings themselves (I think india-proof, tipped in) are only 148 by 108 mm, including a generous margin. An item of social history rather than archaeological or topographical record. While not telling us what Greece in the 1830s was like, they do give us some idea of what 1830s man thought Greece ought to look like. Mottled paper-covered boards, paper spine strip, engraved title page, 30 text-plate pairs of pages. Condition notes: Externally tatty, with paper wearing away from boards and spine strip crumbling. Internally, text block pulling away from casing, sporadic foxing, some of it severe, mostly but not exclusively to text pages.

£150.00

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