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The Modern Diesel: High-speed compression-ignition oil engines and their fuel-injection systems

By SMITH, G. Geoffrey

Los Angeles: Floyd Clymer, 1952. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff blue pictorial wrappers. 277pp, (2pp ads). Numerous illustrations, line drawings. Very good. Mild edgewear, mainly along spine. A tight, attractive 11th edition of this popular 1932 study -- "a survey," notes the front wrapper, "of all modern diesel engines and installations."

$20.00

San Sylmar: A Treasure House of Functional Fine Art

By O'KELLEY, Connie

Los Angeles: Merle Norman Cosmetics, 1978. Hardcover. Photographs by Dennis R. Millard. 4to. Red pebble-grained cloth with copper embossed lettering and decorations, pictorial dust jacket. 277pp. Extensive color illustrations. Fine/very good. Mild bit of jacket edgewear; ownership signature on front flyleaf. First, unspecified limited edition of this sumptuous production, with "The Sounds of San Sylmar" 45prm record in sleeve housed in rear pastedown pocket. Heavily pictorial tribute to the "Merle Norman Tower of Beauty in Southern California," the Nethercutt Collection of vintage automobiles (one of the finest collections in the U.S.), automated musical instruments and antiques, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Sylmar.

$65.00

The Ford 1956 Almanac

By STROHM, John (editor)

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. Paperback. Small 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 208pp. Extensive illustrations (many color or partly color). Very good. A bit rubbed; Ford Tractor dealership name/address inkstamped inside front wrapper. Bright, tight and attractive first edition of this annual compilation of (to cite front wrapper) "Practical * Scientific * Up-to-the-Minute" advice meant for "Farm * Ranch * Home" -- presumably a promotional publication to boost Ford Motor Company's tractor division.

$10.00

The Ford 1956 Almanac

By STROHM, John (editor)

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. Paperback. Small 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 208pp. Extensive illustrations (many color or partly color). Very good. Ford Tractor dealership name/address inkstamped inside front wrapper. Bright, tight and attractive first edition of this annual compilation of (to cite front wrapper) "Practical * Scientific * Up-to-the-Minute" advice meant for "Farm * Ranch * Home" -- presumably a promotional publication to boost Ford Motor Company's tractor division.

$12.50

The Ford 1957 Almanac

By STROHM, John (editor)

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. Paperback. Small 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 176pp. Extensive illustrations (many color or partly color), maps. Very good. Mild wear to outer wrappers. Tight and nice first edition of this annual compilation of farming advice "For Farm Ranch and Home" -- presumably a promotional publication to boost Ford Motor Company's tractor division.

$10.00

Ford Diamond Jubilee Recipe Collection: Favorite Recipes and Selected Food Articles from Thirty Years of Ford Publications

By KENNEDY, Nancy (compiler)

Dearborn: Ford Motor Company, 1977. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown paper over board with gilt lettering and pictorial giltstamping, pictorial dust jacket. 176pp. Numerous small graphics. Fine/fine. First edition -- tight, handsome -- of one of the few automotive-related cookbooks you'll find! A sharp, lovely copy.

$20.00

Guts: The Seven Laws of Business That Made Chrysler the World's Hottest Car Company
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Guts: The Seven Laws of Business That Made Chrysler the World's Hottest Car Company

By LUTZ, Robert A.

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998. Hardcover. Small 4to. Red paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 226pp. Illustrations, tables. Fine/near fine. Tight, handsome second printing -- boldly signed by Lutz in black fineline on the front flyleaf. Copies of this title signed by the legendary Swiss American auto executive (born 1932) are surprisingly scarce.

$55.00

The Operation, Care, and Repair of Farm Machinery

Moline, IL: John Deere, 1930. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey-blue cloth with black lettering. 250pp. Numerous illustrations, line drawings, diagrams, etc. Very good. Nonauthorial gift inscription ("This Book Presented to Wes. Brower on the Fine Work He Has Done in Agriculture at Worthington High School") on front flyleaf and ownership signature of same on inner flyleaf. Exceptionally tight, clean and attractive twelfth printing of this 1927 classic. Seldom seen in such bright, sharp condition.

$40.00

Model 'A' Old Time Auto Parts

By (MODEL A -- PARTS CATALOGUE)

Oregon, WI: Old Time Auto Parts, Inc, 1974. Paperback. 4to. Pictorial wrappers, stapled. 17pp. Near fine. Outer wrappers (only) a tad age toned, else internally fine. Rather crude, homespun mimeographed production, a parts catalogue for Model A restorers -- with prices that bring a tear to one's eye. Interesting.

$10.00

Model T Times: November-December 1992 -- May-June 1996 (13 issues)

By GUSTAVSON, Howard (editor)

Chicago: The Model T Ford Club International, 1992. Paperback. 13 issues, running from 1992 (November-December), 1994 (full year, lacking July-August), 1995 (January-February, July-August, September-October, November-December) and 1996 (January through June). 4to. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers, all but one with stiff yellow decorative outer mailing wrappers still present. 48pp, 48pp, 48pp, 48pp, 52pp, 48pp, 48pp, 48pp, 56pp, 48pp, 48pp, 48pp, 48pp. Extensive illustrations. Fine. Outer wrappers range in condition from near fine to good and show varying rubbing, minor edgewear and such, as expected, but they served their purpose and kept the publication pristine. Nice baker's dozen of this Model T aficionados bi-monthly publication, featuring articles on restoration techniques, rendezvous, etc. -- anything and everything Model T related. The outer mailing wrappers were meant to be removed, of course, but in addition to keeping each issue immaculate most of them contain content not found in the magazine itself: An original Model T-related poem, illustration or anecdote graces the rear wrapper of each issue.

$45.00

Model A's & Things

By (MODEL A -- PARTS CATALOGUE)

Port Washington, WI: Model A's & Things, n.y.. Paperback. 4to. Pictorial wrappers. (14pp). Illustrations. Very good. Outer wrappers (only) lightly age toned and worn, though internally near fine. Catalogue No. 273 of this Model A parts catalogue for restorers, undated but circa 1972. Accompanied by a seconds, similar item: "Rick's 1973-1974 Model A Catalog #210," a 67-page small 4to parts catalogue with glossy pictorial wrappers -- wrappers soiled, though internally very good. Interesting pair.

$12.50

The Vintage Ford: September-October 1987 (Volume 22, Number 5)

By McCALLEY, Bruce (editor)

Burbank: The Model T Ford Club of America, 1987. Paperback. 4to. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. 57pp. Numerous illustrations. Near fine. Tight, nice issue of this bi-monthly publication for vintage Ford aficionados -- restoration tips, how-to, adventures, anecdotes, etc.

$7.50

The First Book of Automobiles
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The First Book of Automobiles

By BENDICK, Jeanne

New York: Franklin Watts, Inc, 1955. Hardcover. 8vo. Yellow paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 65pp. Extensive partly-colored line drawings, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Chip at head of spine of otherwise bright and handsome jacket. Tight and handsome later (7th) printing of the 5th title in the popular "First Book of" series, an impressive list of which is printed on the dust jacket verso. Laid in is a pristine issue of the four-page "The First Book Club Announcer" newsletter. A charming piece.

$20.00

The Pictorial History of Motorcycling

By MIDDLEHURST, Tony

Greenwich, CT: Bison Books Corp, 1988. Hardcover. Folio. Grey cloth, pictorial dust jacket. 208pp. Numerous illustrations (many color). Near fine/near fine. First edition of this superbly illustrated overview, tight and nice.

$30.00

Autumn Leaves: Reflections of an Industrial Lieutenant

By LITCHFIELD, P.W.

Cleveland: Corday & Gross Co, 1945. Hardcover. Illustrations by Rockwell Kent. Foreword by Jerome C. Hunsaker. Small 4to. Blue cloth, pictorial dust jacket. 125pp. Frontispiece, line drawings, color charts, hand tipped illustration, decorations. Near fine/very good. Jacket slightly edgeworn, with small edge chips (mainly along top) and somewhat sunned spine. First edition, tight and decent. Goodyear Tire business history.

$50.00

Antique Automobile Prints (4)

By BIEDERMAN, Jerome D. (artist)

Elk Grove Village, IL: Bruce Offset Company, n.y. [1973]. 4 full-color prints (16" X 12") with accompanying promotional handbill and "spec sheet." Fine. Handsome, pristine prints by this noted transportation artist, created as a promotional gimmick for this printing firm. Depicted are the 1906 Autocar (Runabout), 1904 Franklin (5 Passenger Touring), 1909 Lozier (Type H -- Briarcliff Touring) and 1909 Peerless (7 Passenger Touring). Stiff 8½" X 11½" promotional handbill and 7" X 5" informational sheet also present.

$45.00

The Caterpillar Story

Peoria, IL: Caterpillar Inc, 1990. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. 80pp. Extensive illustrations (some color). Near fine. Edition not ascertainable, but a thorough self-published business history of this famed builder of tractors and other farm and construction equipment.

$25.00

Illustrated History of Ford, 1903-1970

By DAMMANN, George H.

Glen Ellyn, IL: Crestline Publishing, 1971. Hardcover. 4to. Blue paper over boards. 320pp. Numerous illustrations. Near fine. Revised edition.

$35.00

The Ford Story: A Pictorial History of the Ford Tri-Motor 1927-1957
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The Ford Story: A Pictorial History of the Ford Tri-Motor 1927-1957

By LARKINS, William T.

Wichita: The Robert R. Longo Company, 1958. Hardcover. 4to. Blue cloth. 178pp. Numerous illustrations, 2 foldout blueprints. Near fine. Second printing of this scarce history of Ford Tri-Motors. Tight, clean, handsome.

$150.00

The Story of the Automobile Industry: A History of the Development of the Automobile, Together with a Survey of the Industry as It Is Today, and Its Trends and Opportunities as a Profession

By RICHARDSON, Ralph, and LEECH, Harper

Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1940. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth. 96pp. Illustrations, diagrams. Very good. First edition of this "Britannica Vocational Guidebook."

$20.00

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