The Jet As Art
Each plane is shown by itself on a white page, most from below; a few images occupy multiple pages afforded by foldouts, and a few are shown from the side. These color photos by Milstein, showcased in an oversize format (12.5x12.5"), are motivated by his love of their design. A two-page chart identifies each craft and some of its specifications. Walter J. Boyne, former director of the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. wrote the foreword, and that's the only text. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Building Guide for Basic Hot Rods
Affordable And Affunable
Le Roi Tex Smith. This book is a guide, intended solely to give you ideas for your own basic hot rod design, including a few interesting building scenarios. Recently rediscovered by rodders intent on regaining the roots of the hobby, these cars are known as retro-rods, rat rods, nostalgia rods . . . The description that has come to the fore within the ranks of experienced rodders today is to call these cars "Scrappers". As in cars that are made up of scrap parts from various vehicles. Contains photographs featuring hot rods from the annual Bonneville Salt Flats Speedweek event.
The Directory of Railway Stations
Details Every Public and Private Passenger Station, Halt, Platform and Stopping Place, Past and Present
1903, 4to, 319 pgs + index. First edition. Full bound green cloth with gilt decoration on front and back boards. Text includes numerous illustration and photograph plates illustrating the history of horse and buggy carriages. Title pg printed in black and red. Front and back hinges starting to crack. Light dust soil on front endpaper and first few pgs of text, rest of text clean with the occasional finger smudge. Gilt on top edge block lightly rubbed, as are the boards, otherwise gilt still legible. Corners and spine ends lightly frayed, light edgewear to boards. Otherwise a very good copy of this interesting piece of transportaion history.
Electric Railways , Parts I and Ii (2 Volumes)
Sm4to, 2 volume set. Full bound in red cloth with black stamped titling and emblem on front board. Both volumes are illustrated throughout, several being wiring diagrams. Part II is missing a front free endpaper and perhaps the title page, the rest is complete. Interiors of both volumes are clean, though slightly toned. Wear and fraying to edges of spine ends and light wear to extremities. Light rubbing and spots of discoloring to boards on both volumes.
First Century : Portraits in Celebration of the Daimler-benz Centennial 1886-1986
"CELEBRATION OF THE DAIMLER-BENZ CENTENNIAL 1886-1986. Limited 1596/2000, Signed by Ken Dallison. Folio oblong, 127pgs. Full bound in black leather with the Mercedes-Benz logo blind stamped on front board and beveled board edges. Book is a collection of full color illustrations by Ken Dallison, a handsome pictorial survey of automobile history. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright, only a hint of dust soiling on tail corner edge of text block. Signed and numbered by Dallison on the limitation page.
The Heyday of Sail
The Merchant Sailing Ship 1650-1830
By the middle of the seventeenth century a recognisable division had arisen between ships built for war and those intended for trade. Although many merchant vessels, like East Indiamen, continued to make useful naval auxiliaries in times of conflict, this division was a highly significant step for ship design, and between this final divergence of warship and merchantman around about 1650 and the triumph of steam from 1830 onwards, there were no comparable revolutions in ship design. Nevertheless, the merchant sailing ship was subject to almost continuous improvement and diversification, in both hull form and rig, and the result was an ever expanding spectrum of local types and specialised variants.
Taking this variety as its central theme, The Heyday of Sail departs somewhat from the pattern of the series to concentrate on developments at regional and local levels, emphasising the influence of trading conditions on the history of each type. Despite the importance of the subject - the prime vehicle of European economic and colonial expansion - this is probably the first book to attempt a detailed survey of the merchant sailing vessel in its heyday.
"SHIP 1650 - 1830. 4to, 175pgs. Solid, clean and bright.
The History of the First Locomotives in America
Inside IMSA's Legendary GTP Race Cars
The Prototype Experience
1st Edition Hardcover
A close-up look at 18 of the amazing machines that competed in the IMSA’s Grand Touring Prototypes race series, which threw out the rules and let differing ideas about race cars compete.