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 Diesel Odyssey of Clessie Cummins
Engineer and historian Cummins' third book is about his father Clessie (1888-1968), a pioneer of the American diesel truck. He combines company records and other documents with Clessie's memoirs and his own memory both of his childhood and of working with and for his dad as an adult. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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 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.