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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
 
 
AIRLINES & AIRLINERS.  SPRING 94.  ISSUE No. 3.  VANGUARD., Bao, Phil Lo, editor.
3 Bao, Phil Lo, editor. AIRLINES & AIRLINERS. SPRING 94. ISSUE No. 3. VANGUARD.
Feltham, Middlesex Aviation Data Centre 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
32 pp, 11 5/8" H. B&w and colour photographs, b&w seating plans. Contents: History; Vanguard Production; Technical Summary. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor toning at top edge of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 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
 
 
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
 
 
BRITISH MOTORCYCLES SINCE 1900., Collins, Paul.
6 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.
7 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
 
 
8 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
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  SUMMER 1965.  VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1., Dean, Donald W., editor.
9 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. SUMMER 1965. VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1965 Soft Cover Very Good 
1154 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 1, but on spine is printed "No. 51". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmark advertising Curtiss Wright, six page black/white/blue advertisement for Allen Aircraft Radio, Inc. (AAR), including fold-out. 3-fold pamphlet "Corrected Pages for Index of Companies and Organizations" laid in. Contents include: U.S. Air Carriers; U.S. Interstate & Other Scheduled Carriers; Air Freight Forwarders; Air Taxi Operators; Foreign Manufacturers' Offices in North America; Foreign Offices of U.S. Manufacturers; Primary Aircraft Manufacturers; Simulator & Trainer Manufacturers; Manufacturers & Distributors of Equipment; Buyers Guide; Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; Aviation Insurance, Credit & Financing; U.S. Army Contract Flight Schools; Airline Training Schools; Aviation Organizations, Associations & Nonprofit Groups; Aviation Labor Organizations; U.S. Government Agencies; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Index of Personnel; Index of Advertisers, etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wrinkling on spine, minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one very small corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 145 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1966-67.  VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2., Dean, Donald W., editor.
10 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 145 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. WINTER 1966-67. VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1967 Soft Cover Very Good 
1318 pp, 7 5/8" H. Title page states: Volume 27, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 54". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc.". Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmarks advertising Curtiss Wright and U.S. Gear, advertisement for Airwork has slim fold-out section. Covers: Air Carriers, Aircraft-Engines-Systems Manufacturers; Buyers Guide, Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; U.S. Terminal Airports/Non-Terminal Airports; Airline Training Schools; U.S. Government Agencies; Airport Commissions; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Personnel; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light rubbing and a few soft creases on rear cover, light wrinkling at top of spine, spine is concave. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 147 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1967-68.  VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2., Dean, Donald W., editor.
11 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 147 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. WINTER 1967-68. VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1968 Soft Cover Very Good 
1322 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 56". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the some touches of color, two attached bookmarks advertising: 1. Curtiss Wright and 2. Trodyne Corporation. Advertisement for Airwork has slim fold-out section. Covers: Air Carriers, Aircraft-Engines-Systems Manufacturers; Buyers Guide, Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; U.S. Terminal Airports/Non-Terminal Airports; Airline Training Schols; U.S. Government Agencies; Airport Commissions; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Personnel; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, very minor edge wear, large corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT.  REVISED STATUTES OF ONTARIO, 1937.  CHAPTER 288.  AS AMENDED BY 1938, CHAPTER 17 AND 1939, CHAPTER 20., Department of Highways, Motor Vehicles Branch.
12 Department of Highways, Motor Vehicles Branch. THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT. REVISED STATUTES OF ONTARIO, 1937. CHAPTER 288. AS AMENDED BY 1938, CHAPTER 17 AND 1939, CHAPTER 20.
Toronto T.E. Bowman 1939 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
100 pp, 6 1/2" H. 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 Responsibility 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 Rating; Schedule 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. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
13 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
 
 
14 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
 
 
A TOUR THROUGH FORD WORKS DAGENHAM ESSEX.  PREPARED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF VISITORS., Ford Motor Company.
15 Ford Motor Company. A TOUR THROUGH FORD WORKS DAGENHAM ESSEX. PREPARED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF VISITORS.
Dagenham, Essex Ford Motor Company Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
Unpaginated (32 pp excluding covers), 8 1/2" H, undated, circa 1937. Plan of tour, plus many b&w photographs. Contents: The Ford Organization; Plan of Tour; Important Notes; The Boys' Trade School; The Ford Jetty; The Electric Power House; The Blast Furnace; The Coke Ovens; By-Products Plant; The Foundry; Treatment of Castings; In the Machine Shop; The Works Hospital; Engine Assembly; Radiator Making; Final Assembly; Aks About These. Interior - rust on staples and rust staining to centre page gutter, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 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.
16 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.
17 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
 
 
18 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.
19 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.
20 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
 
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WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 147 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1967-68.  VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2., Dean, Donald W., editor.
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 147 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. WINTER 1967-68. VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2.
Dean, Donald W., editor.
25.00 USD
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WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  SUMMER 1965.  VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1., Dean, Donald W., editor.
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. SUMMER 1965. VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1.
Dean, Donald W., editor.
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AIRLINES & AIRLINERS.  SPRING 94.  ISSUE No. 3.  VANGUARD., Bao, Phil Lo, editor.
AIRLINES & AIRLINERS. SPRING 94. ISSUE No. 3. VANGUARD.
Bao, Phil Lo, editor.
15.00 USD
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CLASSIC TRAINS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING.  WORLD WAR II: RAILROADING'S FINEST HOUR.  WINTER 2001.  VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4., McGonigal, Robert S.; Withers, Bob; Zega, Michael; Hansen, Peter A.; Houser, Fred N.; Middleton, William D.; Wider, Patrick C.; King, Ed.
CLASSIC TRAINS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING. WORLD WAR II: RAILROADING'S FINEST HOUR. WINTER 2001. VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4.
McGonigal, Robert S.; Withers, Bob; Zega, Michael; Hansen, Peter A.; Houser, Fred N.; Middleton, William D.; Wider, Patrick C.; King, Ed.
20.00 USD
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PANAMA AND THE CANAL TO-DAY: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL PROJECT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ENTERPRISES OF THE FRENCH COMPANY AND THE UNITED STATES., Lindsay, Forbes.
PANAMA AND THE CANAL TO-DAY: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL PROJECT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ENTERPRISES OF THE FRENCH COMPANY AND THE UNITED STATES.
Lindsay, Forbes.
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THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY PROJECT:  THE STORY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AS AN INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY FOR WATER-BORNE COMMERCE., Stephens, George Washington.
THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY PROJECT: THE STORY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AS AN INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY FOR WATER-BORNE COMMERCE.
Stephens, George Washington.
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BRITISH AVIATION.  BRITISH LIFE AND THOUGH SERIES NO. 8., Robertson, F.A. de V., Major.
BRITISH AVIATION. BRITISH LIFE AND THOUGH SERIES NO. 8.
Robertson, F.A. de V., Major.
22.00 USD
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