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Trains, Planes & Automobiles

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Trains, Planes & Automobiles

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Twelfth Annual report of the Interstate Commerce Commission, January 11, 1899.
1 Twelfth Annual report of the Interstate Commerce Commission, January 11, 1899.
Washington Government Printing Office 1899 Hardcover Near Fine 
Chapters include: Investigation at Portland, Oreg.; Investigation of Coal Rates; Power of Commission over Rates; Unreasonable Rates; Statistics of Railways; Safety Appliances etc. (complete contents at request). 276 pp., indexed. Brown textured buckram with gold lettering on the spine. Board panels are lightly scuffed and the spine ends are soft/bumped; the board edges and corners tips are also lightly shelf worn. Two tiny nicks on the fore edge of the first 5 leaves. Overall an exceptionally nice copy. ; 8vo 
Price: 63.00 USD
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Field and Office Tables: Specially Applicable to Railroads, Allen, C Frank (Calvin Frank)
2 Allen, C Frank (Calvin Frank) Field and Office Tables: Specially Applicable to Railroads
New York & London Mcgraw Hill 1914 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Revised from the 1906 first ed., "...found more complete and perfect than those which have preceded." Included are tables for easement curves and for earthwork computations. Also included are "Acres for Strip 100 Feet Wide, Metric Curves, Velocity Heights and Mean Refractions in Declination, and others. Fold out attached to back pastedown, although it appears that it was intended to be attached to the final free end page as well, it remains secure. Former owner's name neatly penned, hinges beginning to separate, text block binding tight. The author (b1851) was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Professor of Railroad Engineering in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 282 pp. pages 
Price: 22.50 USD
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The History of Railways, Berghaus, Erwin
3 Berghaus, Erwin The History of Railways
London, England Barrie And Rockliff 1964 First English Edition Hardback Good in Good dust jacket 
Clean bright copy. ; First English translation (1964) Originally pub in German in 1960. Formatter including forward (xi) (215) pp, indexed, 25 photos and 12 maps. Ex-lib with stamps etc. , ffep tear prof. , repaired, hinge broke, block solid, 1/2 and title loose. Good reading copy; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.60 USD
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Santa Fe: Steel Rails Through California, Duke, Donald and Stan Kistler
4 Duke, Donald and Stan Kistler Santa Fe: Steel Rails Through California
San Marino, CA Golden West Books 1964 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
[9] 10-184 pages. Navy textured cloth; gold spine lettering. Map three colored endpages. Laid in is a color photograph (1970's). Slanted, else clean solid copy. Dust jacket is worn on the edges and folds. The front flap is completely separated. Now in an archival cover. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 31.50 USD
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The Development of American Industries, Their Economic Significance, Glover, Over and Cornell
5 Glover, Over and Cornell The Development of American Industries, Their Economic Significance
New York Prentice Hall 1951 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cloth HB, light wear to extremities, light tanning, black & white photos, charts, plans, and graphs though out text, FOUR pull outs: #1. Products made from Petroleum Natural Gas; # 2. Processes of Manufacturing Iron and Steel (illustrated diagram) #3. (a line graph diagram) An Automobile Assembly Line; #4. Line drawn map of the United States. 1120 pages including index. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.20 USD
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Harley-Davidson: History & Mystique, Leffingwell, Randy
6 Leffingwell, Randy Harley-Davidson: History & Mystique
Michigan Lowe & B. Hould 1996 0681219246 / 9780681219243 Second Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Lovely red cloth cover, lightly bumped and worn on the ends, in NF DJ not price clipped, shelf edge lightly rolled. Celebrating the motorcycles, events and people that define The Motor Company, the unbeatable Wrecking Crew race team, wartime machines, the Hollister incident, Peter Fonda's Easy Rider, flat-track domination, AMF ownership, the custom craze, and more tell the story of how Harley-Davidson came to be an American icon. ; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 19.35 USD
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7 Portway, Christopher Corner Seat
London The Travel Book Club 1973 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
NF/NF, with just the barest of bump to corner tips, 208 pp. Plus b/w plates. account of four famous international railway journeys: Orient Express, Taurus Express, Moscow Express and Trans-Siberian Express. The author tells of the people he meets and of the incidents that befall him. He dilutes his travelogue with reminiscence of world-shaking events, so that the reader is carried through Europe and Asia on the crest of a wave; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 13.05 USD
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Fundamentals of Aviation, Potter, Norman; William J. Konicek
8 Potter, Norman; William J. Konicek Fundamentals of Aviation
Bringhamton, New York Link Aviation Inc. 1946 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Clean bright copy. ; Early children's aviation text book printed by Link Aviation, this is the third printing (Nov. 1946) first printed in Dec. 1945. A marbled coated board cover w/blue-gray pastedown wrap of various aircraft both whimsical and existing. 107 pg. , illustrated and indexed, toned throughout, loose binding w/library tape reinforcing front and back hinges, edges very worn corners frayed. Neatly written Library reference number on ffep and title, unknown sticker inside back cover (Gaylord patent) . Overall a well written and highly illustrated w diagrams and b/w photos. Chapters include: Air transportation as it was then; History of Flight; Theory of flight; Aircraft -general structure, wings fuselage, etc. ; the aircraft engine, flight technique, civil air regs; an extensive chapter on navigation; Meteorology, air traffic control and communications; questions and appendix.; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 16.65 USD
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His Weird and Wanton Ways : the Secret Life of Howard Hughes, R, Mathison Richard
9 R, Mathison Richard His Weird and Wanton Ways : the Secret Life of Howard Hughes
New York William Morrow & Company Inc 1977 0688031706 / 9780688031701 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
1st printing. Rubbed edges, slightly cocked. Top edge dust soil. ; 8.5 x 5.7 x 1.2 inches 
Price: 10.80 USD
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Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 700 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlor, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More, Stern, Jane; Michael Stern
10 Stern, Jane; Michael Stern Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 700 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlor, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More
Broadway Publishing Company 2001 978076792898 Softcover Near Fine 
Small remainder mark else a fine copy. 573 pp. ; 8vo 
Price: 9.00 USD
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