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1 MANUAL OF MAINTENANCE FOR MECHANICAL VEHICLES (WHEELED). 1937.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1940 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good - 
612 pp + advertisements, 7 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, diagrams (some fold-out). Chapter headings: General Arrangement of a Mechanically Propelled Vehicle; Driving; Mounted Drill and Vehicle Operation; The Driver's Tools and Vehicle Equipment; The Petrol-Engine; The Fuel-Supply System; The Compression-Ignition System; Electrical Ignition Systems; Engine-Cooling Systems; Low-Tension Electrical Components; The Transmission; The Steering; The Brakes; Wheels, Tyres and Tubes; Spring-Suspension and Mounting of Chassis-Assemblies and Body; Maintenance Routine; Minor Repairs and Breakdown Expedients; Training in Driving and Maintenance; Appendices. Light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, darkening to edges of text block, tiny stain at bottom of rear endpapers, a few tiny scuffs on spine, previous owner's name on front pastedown. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MOTORING WITH THE SASKATCHEWAN MOTOR CLUB 1901-1980., Balfour, Marjorie.
2 Balfour, Marjorie. MOTORING WITH THE SASKATCHEWAN MOTOR CLUB 1901-1980.
Saskatchewan Self-published 1980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
110 pp, 10 1/2" H. Faux leather covers with gilt lettring on spine and front board. The story of the Saskatchwan Motor Club told through newspaper articles, letters, b&w photographs, reproductions, etc. Faint erased pencil mark at top of free front endpaper, very minor edge wear, tiny corner bump on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Bonsor, N.R.P. SOUTH ATLANTIC SEAWAY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PASSENGER LINES AND LINERS FROM EUROPE TO BRAZIL, URUGUAY AND ARGENTINA.
Jersey, Channel Islands Brookside Publications 1983 0905824067 / 9780905824062 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
525 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(T)he first comprehensive book devoted to the passenger lines and liners running from Europe to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Seventy-one lines have been deemed to merit a chapter and fleet list, but it is a sad thought that only one of them, the Costa Line, is still running a multi-passenger service between the Old World and these countries of the New, and even their sailings are not very frequent. The reason, of course, is that the steamship and motorship have been eclipsed by the aeroplane. (This book) contains about 150 illustrations of ships, together with indexes of ships and lines, a chronological list of ship losses and a list of the largest ships (14,000 tons and over)." Light waviness to edges of text block, small slight bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
4 Brookes, Ivan S. Foreword by W. Kaye Lamb. THE LOWER ST. LAWRENCE: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF SHIPPING AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.
Cleveland, Ohio Freshwater Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Ivan S. Brookes. Inscribed By Author
361 pp, 11 1/4" H. Light gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings and maps (some fold-out). Inscribed on half title page: "To Edward L. Skelly / with best wishes / Ivan S. Brookes." Chapter headings: The Port of Quebec; The Island of Orleans and the Beaupre Coast; The North Channel; The Saguenay and Lake St. John; The North Shore from Tadoussac to Pointe Des Monts; Pointe des Monts to Sept Iles; Sept Iles to Anticosti; The South Shore: Gaspe to Matane; Matane to Riviere du Loup; Riviere du Loup to Quebec; Appendices: Wooden ship construction in Quebec - 1797 to 1896; Ship construction at the "Big Davie" yard, 1896 to present; Ship construction at the "Little Davie" yard, 1935 to 1968; Wrecks and Casualties on Anticosti Island, 1690 to present; Arrivals from sea at Quebec, navigation season of 1793. Top edge of page leaf 19/20 is lightly browned and wrinkled due to mis-alignment with text block - manufacturing error, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CANAL BUILDERS., Burton, Anthony.
5 Burton, Anthony. THE CANAL BUILDERS.
London Eyre Methuen 1972 413284107 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
230 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of the men who, in little more than half a century from 1760, created a network of canals that revolutionised transport and represent-ed the greatest achievement in civil engineering in Britain since the Romans. In those few years between the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the coming of the railways early in the nine-teenth century, tens of thousands of men were involved in canal construction. They came from all classes of society - from aristocratic promoters like the Duke of Bridgewater to Irish peasants who came to dig. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters." Burton follows the story through the promoters (like Josiah Wedgwood) and the financiers, to the engineers (including Brindley, Telford, Rennie, Jessop & Smeaton) and the 'navvies' who actually did the digging, "from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, a few very light rub lines on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color (title is still dark and legible), two small edge tears archivally taped, minor browning to inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WINGS ACROSS TIME:  THE STORY OF AIR CANADA., Collins, David H.
6 Collins, David H. WINGS ACROSS TIME: THE STORY OF AIR CANADA.
Toronto Griffin House 1978 0887600905 / 9780887600906 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
94 pp, 10 3/8" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Years of Challenge, 1937-1947; Years of Expansion, 1948-1960; The Jet Age, 1960-1977; Bibliography; Appendix A: Air Canada Historical Highlights, 1937-1977; Appendix B: Notable Aircraft. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, one rear corner with tiny area of delamination. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH MOTORCYCLES SINCE 1900., Collins, Paul.
7 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
 
 
STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES., Croil, James.
8 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
381 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Dust jacket has minor edge rubbing, very tiny tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
381 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, one edge tear archivally taped 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
10 Davies, W.W. Foreword by William Littlewood. CARGO AIRCRAFT.
New York Pitman 1946 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
216 pp, 9 3/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, figures, tables. Chapter headings: Early Development; Cargo Aircraft for the Immediate Future; The Air-Cargo Market; Characteristics of Air Cargo; Fundamental Considerations of Cargo-Plane Design; Detail Considerations in Airframe Design; Detail Considerations in Equipment Design; Loading Methods and Equipment; Handling and Stowage Methods and Equipment; The Air Tramp and Charter Plane; Appendices: Requirements for a Combination Cargo-Passenger Plane; Cargo Flow; Development of Cost Formulae; Aircraft and Component Original Cost Values; General Characteristics of Cargo Airplanes; Ground-Loading Equip-ment Costs; Outline Drawings of Representative Air Cargoliners; Index. Light edge rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning - more on spine, flap-foldsand edges; very small chips/tears (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two sticker marks on rear panel and two on front panel, light rubbing on front panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT.  REVISED STATUES OF ONTARIO, 1937.  CHAPTER 288.  AS AMENDED BY 1938, CHAPTER 17 AND 1939, CHAPTER 20., Department of Highways, Motor Vehicles Branch.
11 Department of Highways, Motor Vehicles Branch. THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT. REVISED STATUES OF ONTARIO, 1937. CHAPTER 288. AS AMENDED BY 1938, CHAPTER 17 AND 1939, CHAPTER 20.
T.E. Bowman, Toronto, 1939. 
100 pp, 6 1/2" H, stapled in wraps. Contents: Interpretation; Registration and Permits; Requirement as to Equipment; Chauffeur's Licences; Garage and Storage Licences; Rate of Speed; Weight and Load; Rules of the Road; Prohibitions and Responsibili ty for Accidents; Arrests, Impounding of Motor Vehicles and Rewards; Procedure, Penalties and Conviction; Traction Engines on Highways; Operator's Licence; Financial Responsibility of Owners and Drivers; Accident Reporting, Statistics and R a t i n g ; S c hedule A: Certificate of Justice; Miscellaneous: Criminal Code (Extracts from); Index. Interior - staples slightly rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. V er y Go od 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
12 Dunn, Laurence. MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE WORLD 1910-1929 IN COLOR.
New York Macmillan 1975 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Laurence Dunn. 
215 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). "The period covered by (this) volume was one of spectacular development and dramatic contrast. The First World War brought to an end a period of intense competition - competition reflected in a rapid increase in the size of individual liners. Later, during the twenties, a more restrained style emerged, less lavishly appointed and more suited to a less-affluent world. The styles of these two eras, separated by the anonymous, camouflage-conscious years of the war, were quite distinct, the post-war years bringing in a range of new shapes and profiles in funnels and sterns." "A special feature is the 80 pages of color plates by the author, which supply a unique coverage of details such as liveries, funnel marks, and houseflags." Light waviness to edges of text block, light browning to edges of text pages. Dust jacket has light browning at edges, some very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, a few tiny dints on panels, two tiny perforations on front flap-fold, several small light liquid marks on bottom inside edge of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Fenton, R.S. MERSEY ROVERS: THE COASTAL TRAMP SHIP OWNERS OF LIVERPOOL AND THE MERSEY.
Gravesend, Kent World Ship Society 1997 0905617843 / 9780905617848 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, b&w profiles on endpapers, colour reproductions of flags & funnels. "In 'Mersey Rovers' will be found many of the owners of bulk-carrying steam and motor coasters which were primarily engaged in, for want of a better word, the tramp trades. All began their shipowning careers at Liverpool or another Mersey port; several migrating from Wales to do this, others succumbing to the lure of Liverpool after a successful start at a minor port on the Mersey. Several important Liverpool owners covered in past or planned World Ship Society publications have been omitted, including the Coe, Kennaugh, Monks and Monroe families. Also left out are owners of craft engaged largely in regular liner services and in river and estuarial trades. As the inclusions and exclusions are likely to become confusing, all the local coastal shipowners of significance have been listed in the Miscellany section. The emphasis in this book is on steam and motor coasters and, for reasons explained in 'Cambrian Coasters', sailing ships will not be found in the fleet lists, although some are referred to in the histories. (I) have attempted to examine common strands in the histories of Mersey coasters and their owners and the Introductory Survey aims to place the ports, trades, owners and ships of the river in an historical and geographical context. Writing this, I have tried to answer the question, 'Why did the Mersey become such a centre for coastal shipowning?'." From the Foreword. Light waviness to edges of text block, book is lightly cocked, slight wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
14 Gibbs-Smith, C.H. Foreword By Sir Geoffrey De Havilland. A HISTORY OF FLYING.
London B. T. Batsford 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "From Icarus to the threshold of the interplanetary rocket is the span covered (in this book). (D)escribes the development of gliding and ballooning, of the airship and the aeroplane, in terms of writers, inventors and airmen such as Leonardo da Vinci, Borelli, De Lana, Cayley, the Montfolfier Brothers, Blanchard, Stringfellow, Lilienthal, the Wright Brothers and Bleriot. The author is equally interested in the 'historical trivia of the air', as he calls them: the romantic fantasies, the eccentric inventions, the reckless adventurers and the senseless tragedies which form a continuing background to his story." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, slight fading to top of text block color near spine, tiny dent to bottom edge of both boards, small shallow bump to fore-edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling with light edge wear - mainly at top edge and bottom of spine, slight soiling and rubbing, light browning to spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN YEARS OF TRUCKING: COMMEMORATING FIFTY YEARS OF SERVICE BY THE ONTARIO TRUCKING ASSOCIATION, 1926-1976., Goodman, J.O., introduction.  Part I by Ron Kenyon.
15 Goodman, J.O., introduction. Part I by Ron Kenyon. THE GOLDEN YEARS OF TRUCKING: COMMEMORATING FIFTY YEARS OF SERVICE BY THE ONTARIO TRUCKING ASSOCIATION, 1926-1976.
Rexdale, Ontario Ontario Trucking Association 1977 0969074816 / 9780969074816 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Inscribed by Contributor
190 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Inscribed at top of half title page: "To George Mills who made a great contribution to the industry's development J.O. Goodman Dec. 1977" - Mr. Goodman appears to have amended his signature, as there is some white-out over "man" and it has been rewritten. Contents: The Vital Link; The Rolling Twenties; An Association is Formed; Trucks in The Depression; The ATA Affected All Canada; The Wheels of War ; Rebuilding With The Peace; One Crisis After Another; Enter The Teamsters; Trucks Remake Ontario; Challenge of the Seventies; Addendum: A Select Committee of The Legistlature examines trucking; OTA Officers and Directors, 1926-1977; Past Presidents; OTA Pioneers Club; Truck Roadeos; "Service to Industry" Award; The "National Truck Hero" Award; Axles, Pistons, Tires and Tears: A tale of truck technology; OTA Officials, 1977. Scattered small and tiny stains on edges of text block, light wrinkling and fading at top/bottom edge of spine, very small dent at bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge browning, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and at top of rear flap-fold - light edge wrinkling elsewhere 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF OUR RAILWAYS., Gordon, W.J.
16 Gordon, W.J. THE STORY OF OUR RAILWAYS.
London The Religious Tract Society New Monumental Edition. Hard Cover Good- 
159 pp (17) pp of publisher's advertising, 7 1/2" H. No date. Red cloth with black lettering/banding on spine, black lettering/decoration on front board. 22 b&w illustrations including frontispiece (collated). Contents: The Railway in Its Infancy; The Railroad as It is; The London and North-Western; The Midland; The Great Western; The North-Eastern and Great Northern; The Great Eastern; The Lancashire and Yorkshire; The London and South-Western; Other English Lines; The Scottish Lines; Conclusion. Bookplate on front pastedown, some separation between several page gatherings - pages still firmly held in binding, small areas of light soiling on a few pages, small crease at top corner of approx. pages 24 to 54 - small piece missing at top corner of page leaf 23/24, small ghost sticker mark on front board, light edge wear - more at top/bottom of spine with wrinkling, light fading/darkening to spine color, light soiling/rubbing to boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
17 Gray, Edward. MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL. SUTTON'S PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF TRANSPORT SERIES.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Sutton 1997 0750914599 / 9780750914598 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
126 pp, 9 9/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The building of the Manchester Ship Canal was hailed as the greatest engineering achievement of Victorian times. The dissatisfaction of Manchester merchants with high railway rates and excessive port dues charged on imports and exports passing through Liverpool led to a movement to excavate a waterway as wide and as deep as the Suez Canal, so that ocean-going steamships would be able to load and discharge in the heartland of the south-east Lancashire industrial area. The opening of the canal in 1894 dramatically reduced transport costs for industrialists and transformed an inland city into a major port. This history of its construction and operation is divided into themes. A selection of over 200 photographs covers the whole 36-mile length of the canal, from the Mersey Estuary, through Ellesmere Port and Runcorn, to the terminal docks in Salford. Included are sections on the construction period 1887-94, the early operating practices, major shipping companies, tug-boats, canal railways, special features, and the centenary. The vast majority of illustrations are previously unpublished photographs, many from official sources, charting the progress and development of the canal since its inception. The final chapter bring the story up to date with current plans as the canal moves into its second century of operation. This book will be of interest to local historians, industrial archaeologists, waterway enthusiasts, and ship-lovers everywhere." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to book, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE WELLAND CANALS; HISTORICAL RESOURCE ANALYSIS AND PRESERVATION ALTERNATIVES.  HERITAGE PLANNING STUDY 1.  2d (REV.) ED., Greenwald, Michelle; Levitt, Alan; Peebles, Elaine.
18 Greenwald, Michelle; Levitt, Alan; Peebles, Elaine. THE WELLAND CANALS; HISTORICAL RESOURCE ANALYSIS AND PRESERVATION ALTERNATIVES. HERITAGE PLANNING STUDY 1. 2d (REV.) ED.
Toronto Historical Planning and Research Branch, Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation 1979 0774332387 / 9780774332385 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
175 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w maps, photographs. Contents: The Problem; Objectives of this Report; Summary of Recommendations; Chronology; Historical Themes (Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Shipping Route / Evolution of the Welland Canals / The Canal and the Transportation Network / The Welland and Development of Industry / The Welland and Surrounding Communities); Historical Resources Today; Resource Analysis (Port Dalhousie / Welland Vale - St. Catharines / Second Canal - Centennial Park - Town Line / Thorold / Third Canal at the Escarpment / Summit Level / Deep Cut / Welland / Port Colborne / The Feeder); Recommendations; Three Priority Areas (Port Dalhousie / Second Canal - Centennial Park - Town Line / Third Canal at the Escaprment); Remaining Areas; Programmes; Agencies/ Appendix: Inventory. Interior - soft crease at top and bottom corners of first few pages,small ghost sticker mark at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top and bottom corners of front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS., Guillet, Edwin C.
19 Guillet, Edwin C. THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
246 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, drawings. "From portage trails snaking their way through the wilderness to superhighways carrying the raw materials and produce of an industrial nation, Canada's roads have had a romantic but long-neglected history. The problems which Canada has faced in seeking to connect two oceans by road would have been formidable even in a land more densely populated. Early builders found their way blocked by forest and swamp, rivers, rocks, vast areas of grassland, mountains, and muskeg. Their gradual success is recounted from the woodland trail cleared by Champlain in Acadia on through the early construction by corvee in New France; the Temiscouta Trail between the Atlantic Provinces and the Canadas; the infamous corduroy roads and bridges which jolted passengers unmercifully and lamed their horses; the plank roads, Canada's first contribution to road-building science; the cart tracks cut into the virgin prairies by Metis buffalo hunters; the Cariboo Road, build through sheer canyons and over mountain passes to the gold fields fo the Upper Fraser; and the vehicles which travelled these routes - the wonderul assortment of sleighs, caleches, buckboards, Red River carts, wagons, and stage-coaches of the nineteenth century. Then came the automobile, and with it an unprecedented personal mobility. Today Canada's roads are one of her principal resources. The Trans-Canada Highway, a dream for most of a century, has forged a new tie of asphalt and concrete, unifying the country." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ARGOSY A. W. 650 SERIES TURBOPROP FREIGHTERCOACH.  (HAWKER SIDDELEY AVIATION LTD. PRESENTS), Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd.
20 Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. THE ARGOSY A. W. 650 SERIES TURBOPROP FREIGHTERCOACH. (HAWKER SIDDELEY AVIATION LTD. PRESENTS)
Coventry Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd. 1960 Revised Edition Card covers in cerlox binding. Fair 
22 pp, oblong (10" H x 13 3/4" D). B&w and coloured photographs, drawings, diagrams, graphs. Index: (Introduction); Facts for General Management; Turnround capabilities, cargo loading; Payload and costs; Facts for Traffic and Sales; Air Ferry; Facts for Flight Operations; Engineering and Maintenance; Systems; Flight Performance; Performance Summary and Weights Breakdown; Basic Data. "The Argosy Turbo-prop Freightercoach is designed to meet the needs for a modern, adaptable transport specially tailored for the growing volume of freight and aircoach traffic in all parts of the world. No other aeroplane, existing or projected, can claim to be so versatile as this multi-purpose transport - the world's first modern pressurised freight and tourist coach aircraft." Interior - soft and hard wrinkles/creases on pages - book has been folded down the middle. Exterior - heavy fold crease and wrinkles on covers, light edge wear, small parts of cirlox binding are damaged. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
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THE 'CONTOUR' ROAD BOOK OF ENGLAND (SOUTH-EAST DIVISION): A SERIES OF ELEVATION PLANS OF THE ROADS, WITH MEASUREMENTS AND DESCRIPTIVE LETTERPRESS + (WESTERN DIVISION) INCLUDING WALES + (NORTHERN DIVISION) + THE 'CONTOUR' ROAD BOOK OF SCOTLAND - 4 VOLUMES., Inglis, Harry R.G.
THE 'CONTOUR' ROAD BOOK OF ENGLAND (SOUTH-EAST DIVISION): A SERIES OF ELEVATION PLANS OF THE ROADS, WITH MEASUREMENTS AND DESCRIPTIVE LETTERPRESS + (WESTERN DIVISION) INCLUDING WALES + (NORTHERN DIVISION) + THE 'CONTOUR' ROAD BOOK OF SCOTLAND - 4 VOLUMES.
Inglis, Harry R.G.
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