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1 Chilton, Irma. STRING OF TIME.
London Pan / Macmillan 1968 330020471 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
111 pp, 7" H. One of the Macmillan Topliners series. "Gill was an ordinary girl - doing her first job - living with her family on a new housing estate. All the things she did were ordinary too - until the day she took a dare to ride a motor-bike - and crashed! Then strange things happen - Gill gets taken on a journey into the savage past. When she recovers consciousness and lands in the hands of a sinister woman doctor, Gill is faced with a life-and-death struggle with the 'String of Time'. The fascination of science fiction, the chilling suspense of a thriller and the human touch of a novel are all here." Interior - very light browning in gutter of pages, very small soft crease at fore-edge of pages 1 to 38. Exterior - minor edge wear, small soft crease at fore-edge of front cover, crease ar top corner of rear cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH MOTORCYCLES SINCE 1900., Collins, Paul.
2 Collins, Paul. BRITISH MOTORCYCLES SINCE 1900.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1998, first edition. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711024901 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "For biking enthusiasts worldwide the names of the great British manufacturers trip off the tongue - BSA, Triumph, Norton, Rudge, Ariel, Greeves, Velocette, Vincent and many more; names that are redolent of the era when British bikes dominated motor sport. Such was the impact of the postwar Japanese competition, however, that the British motorcycle ind u s t r y a l l but died. There have been occasional green shoots of recovery, but these were often ill-funded and doomed to eventual failure. But, like many other industries in Britain, rumours of the final death of the industry have been greatl y ex ag ge ra t ed a nd, as we approach the centenary of the motor industry, there are grounds for optimism that from the ashes of earlier failures a new motorcycle industry is emerging. In (this book), the latest in the highly successful 'Ian All an Tr ans por t L ib rar y' series, Paul Collins examines the history of each of the various manufacturers that gave Britain its pre-eminence. The book is illustrated thoughout with a superb selection of photographs that recall the glory years. W ith its com preh ensi ve A-Z cov erage, (it) provides readers with a concise and readable account of one of the great British industries; an industry that has given employment and pleasure to thousands." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at t op/bo ttom of sp ine a nd flap -fol ds, minor soiling, minor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
[TWO BICYCLE RELATED CATALOGUES.]  1. THE WORLD'S BEST VARIABLE GEAR: CYCLO OF COURSE and 2. BLUEMEL'S: FAMOUS FOR QUALITY., Cyclo / Bluemen's
3 Cyclo / Bluemen's [TWO BICYCLE RELATED CATALOGUES.] 1. THE WORLD'S BEST VARIABLE GEAR: CYCLO OF COURSE and 2. BLUEMEL'S: FAMOUS FOR QUALITY.
Birmingham / Wolston, Coventry Cyclo / Bluemel's Stapled in Wraps Good+ 
1. 'The World's Best Variable Gear - Cyclo of course'. 56 pp, 8 1/2" H, 1937. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings (gears, wheels, chains, clips, etc.). Includes testimonials, race results, "The 'Cyclo' - How It Works and How to Use It"; gears, parts and tools with prices, gear table. 2. 'Bluemel's: Famous for Quality'. 36 pp, 5 3/4" H, 1938. Profusely illustrated with b&w (and some use of red) drawings. Contents include: Celluloid and brass inflators for bicycle and motorcycle tires and footballs, inflator connections, celluloid mudguards, horn, safeguards, "Prismatic" reflectors, "Dualite" combined rear lamps and reflectors, dynamo sets, lamps, celluloid handles and chain covers, etc. Interiors - 1. very small soft crease at page corners. 2. rusty staples, otherwise both books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - 1. very small soft corner creases, some area of light rubbing, rust on staples. 2. rusty staples, rust marks on front cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
O.P.P.:  THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE., Higley, Dahn D.
4 Higley, Dahn D. O.P.P.: THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE.
Toronto Queen's Printer 1984 0774389648 / 9780774389648 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
668 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The OPP came into existence (in 1909) with a total strength of fifty-one men, of whom forty-four were constables deployed across the vast province. By the end of World War I in 1918, only twenty-six constables were still serving with the force, but returning veterans were sought for enlistment with the provincials and the force grew, assuming every-increasing responsibilities for policing the province. Liquor law enforcement during the rumrunning days of the 1920s, and the creation of a highway patrol in 1930 played major parts in the evolution of the provincial police. The story of the OPP includes tales of murder, sabotage, corruption, and political influences. There were relief expeditions to the north in the wake of devastating forest fires, and confrontations with hoboes, harvesters, and loafers. Violent crimes, jail-breaks, war services, and industrial disputes all had to be contended with, and not a few members of the provincial police were killed in the performance of their duties over the years. 'Hepburn's Private Army' and 'Drew's Gestapo' gave rise to much criticism of the provincials, and embarrassing Royal Commissions did little to enhance the image or the morale of Ontario's finest. Despite the challenges to its continued existence, the OPP has emerged today as one of the finest, best equipped, and most brilliantly led police forces in the world." Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
HELL'S ANGELS:  TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS., Lavigne, Yves.
5 Lavigne, Yves. HELL'S ANGELS: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS.
Deneau & Wayne, Toronto, 1987. 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888791623 B&w photographs, maps. "(A) dark and disturbing look at the original outlaw motorcycle gang - and the changes that have reshaped the old-boy network. The Hell's Angels Moto rcycle Club - the most dominant and most feared of all motorcycles gangs - is trading in its bikes, brotherhood and booze for Jaguars, Wittnauers and business suits. The Hell's Angels are now one of the most powerful underground corporate o r g a n i z a t ions - rivalling even the Mafia. But this new direction has come with no small sparing of blood. Territorial wars and retaliatory violence now dominate club activity as chapters vie for the lucrative profits of drug trafficking and p ro st it ut io n. Prolific murder within the club - and the ever-present threat of death - has taken its toll on club morale and camaraderie. Haunted by fear, some members have sought police protection in return for testimony against fellow Ange ls. T he Hel l's An gel s are changing their image. The days of the long-haired, bearded, tattooed biker astride his Harley-Davidson are numbered. Only the future will tell if these new businessmen will take care of buiness or if their busines s wi ll t ake car e of the m." S light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, finger/handling soiling on free rear endpaper and across front of text block, two tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrink ing, 2" t ear o n rea r hin ge a rch ivally taped, rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS AT WAR:  THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES.  (HELL'S ANGELS.), Lavigne, Yves.
6 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS AT WAR: THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES. (HELL'S ANGELS.)
Toronto HarperCollins 1999 0002000245 / 9780002000246 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
466 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Veteran investigative reporter and best-selling author Yves Lavigne exposes the deadly politics and tactics used by outlaw motorcycle gangs as they fight for control of drug territory across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The Hells Angels are the most violent and cunning of them all." Small crease at top corner of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, small crease/wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS:  INTO THE ABYSS.  (HELL'S), Lavigne, Yves.
7 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS: INTO THE ABYSS. (HELL'S)
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002552868 / 9780002552868 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(S)trips away the glamorous image of the notorious gang and reveals its 'brothers' for what they are: murderers, drug dealers and big businessmen with an eye to expanding their territory. (This) is the incredible story of one man, FBI informant Anthony Tait, who accomplished what law enforcement officials had believed was impossible - on a bet with two Alaska police officers for a steak dinner and a bottle of bourbon, he became the only person ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization. After only six years as a Hells Angel, Tait rose up in the ranks to become the right-hand man of Sonny Barger, the famous leader of the Club. By the time the FBI sting operation had reached its conclusion, 42 Hells Angels - including Sonny Barger himself - were jailed on various drug, weapons and murder charges. With the threat of Hells Angels expansion ever-present, and biker wars erupting in cities where the influence of the Hells Angels was once invisible, 'Into the Abyss' is both a chilling true-crime story and a timely warning about the danger in our own backyard." Minor edge rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS:  INTO THE ABYSS.  (HELL'S), Lavigne, Yves.
8 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS: INTO THE ABYSS. (HELL'S)
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002552868 / 9780002552868 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(S)trips away the glamorous image of the notorious gang and reveals its 'brothers' for what they are: murderers, drug dealers and big businessmen with an eye to expanding their territory. (This) is the incredible story of one man, FBI informant Anthony Tait, who accomplished what law enforcement officials had believed was impossible - on a bet with two Alaska police officers for a steak dinner and a bottle of bourbon, he became the only person ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization. After only six years as a Hells Angel, Tait rose up in the ranks to become the right-hand man of Sonny Barger, the famous leader of the Club. By the time the FBI sting operation had reached its conclusion, 42 Hells Angels - including Sonny Barger himself - were jailed on various drug, weapons and murder charges. With the threat of Hells Angels expansion ever-present, and biker wars erupting in cities where the influence of the Hells Angels was once invisible, 'Into the Abyss' is both a chilling true-crime story and a timely warning about the danger in our own backyard." Minor wear on bottom of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, soft creases at top of front flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SALTY DIPS.  VOL. 3.  "DID WE SAY ALL?", Lych, Mack, ed.  (W.B. Creery, Mildred Bailey Blais, R.W. Timbrell, O.C.S. Robertson, R.L. Lane, E.S. Brand, J.M. Robertson, T.W. Watson, L.M. Langstaff, R. Campbell, L.M. Patterson, G.A. Olmstead, G.F. McElroy, B.R. Burrows, E.W. McLeod, et al.)
9 Lych, Mack, ed. (W.B. Creery, Mildred Bailey Blais, R.W. Timbrell, O.C.S. Robertson, R.L. Lane, E.S. Brand, J.M. Robertson, T.W. Watson, L.M. Langstaff, R. Campbell, L.M. Patterson, G.A. Olmstead, G.F. McElroy, B.R. Burrows, E.W. McLeod, et al.) SALTY DIPS. VOL. 3. "DID WE SAY ALL?"
Ottawa Branch, Naval Officers' Associations of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., 1988, first printing. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969134231 Contents: From the Beginning to the first Disaster; Everyone was "Tea-ing" and then the War came; There, but for the Flip of a Coin; Big Robbie's War; To the Engineroom by Motorcycle; Not all the Work was done at Sea; Saga of a Four-Stacker; Hurricanes at Singapore - Liberator over Burma; What the Captain's Writer saw; Those daring young Men in their fast MTBs; Of Brigs and Barracudas; Prisoners of War: 1. Milag - Four Long Years - 2 . Stalag - Tail Gunner - 3. Marlag - Athabaskan Survivor; There I Was, upside-down, two Fathoms on the Clock; "You'll get used to it"; Now it can all be told. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine sl i g h t l y twisted, minor edge wear, minor soiling on rear cover, spine slightly faded. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ANGELS OF DEATH:  INSIDE THE BIKERS' GLOBAL CRIME EMPIRE., Marsden, William and Sher, Julian.
10 Marsden, William and Sher, Julian. ANGELS OF DEATH: INSIDE THE BIKERS' GLOBAL CRIME EMPIRE.
Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2006, first edition. 
464 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0676977308 B&w photographs. "While the media has continued to toast the world's most famous Hells Angel, Sonny Barger, as an American legend, the facts tell another story - the Hells A ngels are America's major crime export. (The authors) investigate how - with an estimated 2,500 full-patch members in twenty-five countries, including the UK, Australia and Holland - the Hells Angels have inspired a global sub-culture of bi k e r g a n g s that are among the most feared and violent underworld players. 'Angels of Death' takes readers to Arizona, Nevada and California, inside the biggest American police undercover operation to infiltrate the bikers; to British Columbia , wh er e w ea lt hy bikers dominate the organized crime pyramid; to Australia, where the 'bikies' shoot it out with police; to Curacao, where terrorist organizations funnel drugs to Dutch bikers; and to the streets of Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsink i, wh ere a mu rde rou s b iker war involved rocket attacks and bombs. For the first time, police officers who have infiltrated biker gangs, reveal their secrets - and the challenges, fears and horrors they experienced in their undercover roles. S her and Mar sden tak e th e re ader behind the latest headlines to tell the inside story of how the Hells Angels became so powerful, and how the police - with only a few successes - have tried to stop them." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Du st j acke t ha s ver y lig ht wr inkli ng at top of spine and front flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s:  MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW.  MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1., Walker, Mick.
11 Walker, Mick. CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s: MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW. MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1.
London Windrow & Greene 1994 1872004199 / 9781872004198 Soft Cover Near Fine 
96 pp, 10 3/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Various events contrived to bring about the cafe racer era, together with the advent of the rocker - and subsequently mod - cults. New motorcycles such a s the BSA Gold Star singles and Star twins, Norton Dominator, Royal Enfield Meteor and Constellation, Triumph Tiger 110 and Thunderbird and Velocette Venom created a new breed of enthusiast, while films such as Marlon Brando's 'The Wild One' expressed, albeit in somewhat extreme form, the biker-as-rebel philosophy. Add to this the potency of that biggest of all pop music phenomena, rock'n'roll, an increasing affluence and the mushrooming 'youth culture', and the ingredients were all in place. Famed motorcycle author Mick Walker provides a fascinating re-creation of the era, packed with period photos of the machines and their riders, with information on technical and design features, clothing and accessories, and the cafe racer lifestyle which aroused fervent enthusiasm and stern disapproval in equal measure. To read this book is to enter a period which has become part of motorcycle folklore." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny laminate scuff on rear cover, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s:  MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW.  MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1., Walker, Mick.
12 Walker, Mick. CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s: MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW. MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1.
London Windrow & Greene 1994 1872004199 / 9781872004198 Soft Cover Fine 
96 pp, 10 3/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Various events contrived to bring about the cafe racer era, together with the advent of the rocker - and subsequently mod - cults. New motorcycles such a s the BSA Gold Star singles and Star twins, Norton Dominator, Royal Enfield Meteor and Constellation, Triumph Tiger 110 and Thunderbird and Velocette Venom created a new breed of enthusiast, while films such as Marlon Brando's 'The Wild One' expressed, albeit in somewhat extreme form, the biker-as-rebel philosophy. Add to this the potency of that biggest of all pop music phenomena, rock'n'roll, an increasing affluence and the mushrooming 'youth culture', and the ingredients were all in place. Famed motorcycle author Mick Walker provides a fascinating re-creation of the era, packed with period photos of the machines and their riders, with information on technical and design features, clothing and accessories, and the cafe racer lifestyle which aroused fervent enthusiasm and stern disapproval in equal measure. To read this book is to enter a period which has become part of motorcycle folklore." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DUCATI 2-VALVE V-TWINS:  THE COMPLETE STORY., Walker, Mick.
13 Walker, Mick. DUCATI 2-VALVE V-TWINS: THE COMPLETE STORY.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2000, first edition. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861263090 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The first Ducati V-twin, the prototype 750 GT, appeared in the summer of 1970. Since then the type has carved itself a special p lace in motorcycle history, on both the road and track....although majoring on models built from 1985 onwards, (this book) effectively charts the rise of the famous 90-degree V-twin from its earliest days to its current cult status. The ori g i n a l e n gine featured bevel-driven overhead camshafts, with or without the marque's legendary Desmo valve operation. Currently all Ducati V-twins employ both belt-driven overhead cams (pioneered by the Pantah series introduced at the end of th e 19 70 s) an d Desmo valve gear. The 2-valve family, which includes such well-known models as the F1/F3, Paso, Monster, Super Sport and ST2, is very much the affordable face of Ducati. Here, top-selling author and Italian bike specialist Mick Wa lk er cha rts the f ull story of these charismatic machines, including their design and development. Besides the technical detail, Mick Walker also introduces the personalities involved in the evolution of the Ducati 2-valve V-twin story, men suc h a s M assi mo B o rdi, Pi erre Terblanche, Fabio Taglioni, Paul Smart and Tony Rutter, to name but a few." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, very light rubbing . Ne ar F ine/ Very Good 
Price: 40.00 USD
 


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