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AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE 3 & 2.  RATE TRAINING MANUAL AND NONRESIDENT CAREER COURSE.  NAVEDTRA 10323.
1 AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE 3 & 2. RATE TRAINING MANUAL AND NONRESIDENT CAREER COURSE. NAVEDTRA 10323.
Washington Naval Education and Training Support Command 1978 Revised Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
426 pp + iii pp + 113 pp (Assignments), 10 1/4" H. 1978 Revised Edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings/diagrams (some fold-out), photographs. Chapter headings: Aviation Machinist's Mate Rating; Publications; Tools and Hardware; Aircraft Engines; Aircraft Engine Fuel Systems; Aircraft Engine Lubricating Systems; Hydraulic, Electric, and Starting Systems; Aicraft Engine Inspections and Repair; Turbroprop Powerplants and Propellers; Turboshaft Powerplants and Helicopters; Turbofan Powerplants; Ground Handling Equipment and Procedures; Line Operations and Maintenance; Aircraft Engine Corrosion, Preservation, and Pollution Control; Appendix: Glossary; Index; Nonresident Career Course follows the Index. Interior - a few pages with light wrinkles at fore-edge, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine - minor edge wear elsewhere, tiny to small corner creases on covers. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE J 1 & C.  RATE TRAINING MANUAL.  NAVTRA 10343-C.
2 AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE J 1 & C. RATE TRAINING MANUAL. NAVTRA 10343-C.
Naval Training Command 1972 Soft Cover Very Good 
193 pp, 10 1/4" H. 1972 Edition. B&w drawings/diagrams, photographs. Chapter headings: Aviation Machinist's Mate J rating; Aviation supply; Work Center supervision and administration; Jetcal analyzer; Fuel system maintenance; Turbojet powerplant troubleshooting; Turbojet powerplant removal and installation; Turbojet powerplant hot section repair; Turboshaft-powered helicopter maintenance; Turboprop powerplants/propellers; Index. Interior - small soft bump to bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft creases at bottom corner of covers, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
3 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
 
 
4 Gandy, M., editor. (Peter Elliott, Andrea Tanner, Gillian Clark, Margaret Belcher, Merle Grinly, Bernard Aspinwall, Pamela Horn, Else Churchill.) GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. MARCH 2002. VOL. 27 NO. 5. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 2002. 
Paging runs 197 - 244, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Interpreting Records of Service for Great War Airmen; The Best Laid Plans: Peter le Neve and his Misappropriated Manuscripts; Records of Thomas Coram's F oundling Hospital; Transmission of Real Estate by Death in Queensland; North Ayrshire Lithuanians; Migratory Maids and the National Vigilance Association; Library Searches at the SoG; Correspondence; Readers' queries; Deaths; Book reviews. I n t e r i o r - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, tiny bump at bottom of spine, a few soft creases on front cover, minor rubbing on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT LAKES - ST. LAWRENCE DEEP WATERWAY.  WITH THREE ADDITIONAL ITEMS:  TEXT OF A PRESENTATION BY LINDSAY; AN ADDRESS BY HONOURABLE LIONEL CHEVRIER; INFORMATION ON THE BEAUHARNOIS CANAL AND POWER HOUSE., Lindsay, Guy A.  With additional material by Lionel Chevrier.
5 Lindsay, Guy A. With additional material by Lionel Chevrier. THE GREAT LAKES - ST. LAWRENCE DEEP WATERWAY. WITH THREE ADDITIONAL ITEMS: TEXT OF A PRESENTATION BY LINDSAY; AN ADDRESS BY HONOURABLE LIONEL CHEVRIER; INFORMATION ON THE BEAUHARNOIS CANAL AND POWER HOUSE.
Ottawa, Ontario General Engineering Branch, Department of Transport 1949 Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket - (as issued) 
12 1/4" H, dark blue faux leather with faded, but legible, gilt lettering on front board. V, 31 pp (text) + 8 fold-out maps/plans (1 b&w, 7 with some colour - blue/red) - 11" H, varying in length from approximately 15 inches to just over 5 feet + 4 b&w graphs (12 plates in total). Section headings: General; The Great Lakes and Connecting Channels; Welland Ship Canal; The St. Lawrence River; Thousand Island Section; International Rapids Section; Lake St. Francis Section; Soulanges Section; Lachine Section; Regulation of Lake Ontario; Estimates of Cost. Plates: General Plan of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River; International Rapids Section. General Plan Controlled Single Stage Project; Lake St. Francis Section. Project Recommended; Soulanges Section. Project Recommended; Lachine Section. Project for Navigation Alone; Lacine Section. Project for Navigation & Power - Scheme II-A; Plan and Profile. Welland Ship Canal; Profile. Lake Ontario to Montreal; Duration Curves of Outflows from Lake Ontario; Duration Curves of Water Levels of Lake Ontario; Regulation of Lake Ontario. Rule Curve; Regulation of Lake Ontario. Correction to be appled to Rule Curve. **PLUS: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Deep Waterway: A Brief Description as Presented by Guy A. Lindsay, Director, Special Projects Branch, Canadian Department of Transport, to the Canada-United States Committee Maintained Jointly by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, Irvington, Virginia, U.S.A., April 28, 1951. 11 1/2" H. stapled in paper covers. 8 pages (text), 1 page Table of estimated cost, 3 fold-out colour maps/plans. Plate A (General Plan of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River) reproduces the first map of the hard cover book but with the addition of colour, Plates B & C (St. Lawrence Waterway - Canadian Section & St. Lawrence Waterway - International Rapids Section) show additional views. Section headings: Present Waterway; Proposed Project; The 1941 Canada-United States Agreement; Cost Estimates; Annual Charges; Material and Labour Requirements; An All Canadian Waterway. **PLUS: Address by Honourable Lionel Chevrier, Minister of Transport on The Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway at the Canadian Exporters Association Dinner given to Members and Visitors to The Canadian International Trade Fair, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, May 30, 1951. 11" H, 12 pages, stapled at top left corner. Section headings: What is the Proposed Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway?; What Does the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway Consist of?; To What Extent Have These Potentialities Been Developed?; Why is the Project Necessary from a Power Standpoint?; Why is the Project Necessary from a Navigational Standpoint?; What is the Cost of the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway Project Covered by the 1941 Agreement?; What, Then, is the Present Position?; How Will the Project Affect the Area in the International Section of the River?; Is the Project Urgent from the Point of View of Defence? **PLUS: Oblong envelope of the Commission Hydroelectrique de Quebec (5" x 11 1/2"), containing 1 page "List of Hydro-Quebec and Beauharnois Light, Heat and Power Company Officials at the Reception Held on Tuesday, June 5th, 1951, at Beauharnois and "Facts on Beauharnois Light, Heat & Power Co. (2 pages stapled at top left corner) - folded in thirds; with a map/plan of the "Beauharnois Development", dated 9/5/51 (8 1/2" H x 11" W), folded in half; plus a folded map "Montreal & Vicinity Showing Hydro-Electric Generating Stations & Transmission System, Also Major Transportation Routes" in black/white/blue & red, dated September 1948 (approx. 16" H x 25 1/2" W). Book - Light browning and/or staining at edges of endpapers, light toning at edges of pages, a series of tiny indentations at fore-edge of front pastedown ( caused by laid-in document staples), faint areas of colour variation on covers, light browning at edges of text block. Address by Honourable Lionel Chevrier - last page (12) is detached, has small edge tears/creases, some staple indentations and some ink notation on rear. Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Deep Waterway... has a soft crease down the centre, some patches of light browning on rear cover. 'Beauharnois Development' has two small corner creases. Documents that have staples have rust on the staples. Envelope has some light wrinkling and light rubbing. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
LONDON BUSES 1929-1939., Martin, Gavin.
6 Martin, Gavin. LONDON BUSES 1929-1939.
Ian Allan, London, 1990. 
144 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711018804 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "....1929 was marked by a great leap forward in London bus design which followed the appointment of George John Rackham as Chief Engin eer at AEC. The following year saw the introduction of the Green Line coach services working across London from what were then sleepy country towns 30 or more miles distant from the fringes of the London General Omnibus Co's empire. The y e a r 1 9 3 0 also saw the first hesitant appearance of the diesel engine, quickly to be followed by the fluid flywheel, Wilson gearbox and hydraulic brakes. By the summer of 1932, a year before the formation of London Transport, some of the Ge ne ra l' s f am ou s Bl u ebird buses had these features in combination. London Transport quickly got to work replacing obsolete and non-standard buses and coaches. By the end of 1937 the General's NS type had all gone and by the summer of 1939 on ly a h and fu l of the v ehi cl es inherited from independent operators remained. The famous 10T10 type had replaced the first-generation Green Line coaches. New bus and coach designs of unorthodox layout - the TF type with the engine under the flo or, the CR ty pe with th e en gin e at the rear - were already in service. The side-engined AEC Q-type had come and gone as a production model, even though most of London Transport's 200 examples were to last until the 1950s. The incomparable RT type dou ble -de cke r whi ch w as to dom inate the London bus scene for nearly 40 years also appeared in 1939....takes the reader through these developments as they occurred, explaining their significance in language he or she will understand ." Faint ciga rett e od or, slight wavi ness t o edg es of texblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
EXTRACTS FROM MANUAL OF DRIVING AND MAINTENANCE FOR MECHANICAL VEHICLES (WHEELED) 1937., N/A.
7 N/A. EXTRACTS FROM MANUAL OF DRIVING AND MAINTENANCE FOR MECHANICAL VEHICLES (WHEELED) 1937.
Printed by Edmond Cloutier, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Ottawa, 1940. 
208 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps with cloth tape spine). B&w diagrams, drawings - fold-out at rear. Chapter headings: General Arrangement of a Mechanically Propelled Vehicle; Driving; Mounted Drill and Vehicle Operation; The Driver' s Tools and Vehicle Equipment; Engine Cooling Systems; Wheels, Tires and Tubes; Maintenance Routine; Minor Repairs and Breakdown Expedients; Training in Driving and Maintenance. Interior - minor browning to pages, small corner crease on fold-out illustration, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases - mainly at corners, light edge wear and creases on spine tape - reglued at corners, soiling and darkening to edges of textblock, small stamp mark at top of front cover. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SURVIVALS: ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN ONTARIO., Newell, Dianne and Greenhill, Ralph.
8 Newell, Dianne and Greenhill, Ralph. SURVIVALS: ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN ONTARIO.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1989 1550460005 / 9781550460001 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Ralph Greenhill, photographs. 
234 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 10 7/16" D). Well illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, drawings. "Today there is increasing recognition of the importance of our industrial heritage and its preservation. This book documents some fascinating survivals of this heritage in Ontario by a series of in-depth essays, with historic illustrations and modern photographs." Contents: The Rideau Canal; Early Grand Trunk Railway Bridges and Stations; The Hamilton Pumphouse; Gooderham & Worts Distillery, Toronto; Belt and Line-Shafting Transmission of Power; The Jerker System for Pumping Oil, Lambton County; London and Guelph Soap Works; The Whirlpool Rapids Bridge and its Predecessors; The St. Clair Tunnel; The Peterborough Lift Lock. Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds faint line indentation at top of front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CHEVROLET SIX CAR AND TRUCK.  CONSTRUCTION - OPERATION - REPAIR.  A PRACTICAL TREATISE WRITTEN IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE, EXPLAINING THE FUNCTIONS AND CONSTRUCTION OF ALL PARTS OF CHEVROLET SIX CARS AND TRUCKS, WITH COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPERATION,, Page, Victor W.
9 Page, Victor W. THE CHEVROLET SIX CAR AND TRUCK. CONSTRUCTION - OPERATION - REPAIR. A PRACTICAL TREATISE WRITTEN IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE, EXPLAINING THE FUNCTIONS AND CONSTRUCTION OF ALL PARTS OF CHEVROLET SIX CARS AND TRUCKS, WITH COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPERATION,
Norman W. Henley, New York, 1948, new, revised and greatly enlarged edition. (also stamped at bottom of t.p. General Publishing Co. Limited, Toronto, Canada.) 
896 pp (collated), small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (medium blue cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w technical drawings, photographs. Title page continues: "Maintenance an d Lubrication. Includes Up-to-date, Thorough and Easily Understood Instructions on Chevrolet Servicing and Repair, Prepared by Factory Service Experts and Suggestions for Tuning, Inspection and Trouble Shooting...This Book Includes the Compl e t e R a n ge of Models from 1931 to 1940 Inclusive. Illustrated by Over Three Hundred Specially made Diagrams and Authoritative Photographs. A New, Revised and Greatly Enlarged Edition." Previous owner's name in ink and two "whited out" number s on f r ee f ro nt endpaper, moderate browning to pages, heavy browning to edges of text block, two small corner bumps, light wear at edges and corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, fraying of cloth at bottom of spine, very light rubbi ng on bo ar ds, sp ine is slightly concave and has slight fading to color. Good 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
EARLY MADHYAMIKA IN INDIA AND CHINA., Robinson, Richard H.
10 Robinson, Richard H. EARLY MADHYAMIKA IN INDIA AND CHINA.
Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, reprint. 
347 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0896840387 "The book gives a descriptive analysis of specific Madhyamika texts. It compares the ideology of Kumarajiva (a translator of the four Madhyamika treatises 400 A.D.) with the ideol ogies of the three Chinese contemporaries - Hui-Yuan, Seng-Jui and Seng-Chao. It envisages an intercultural transmission of religious and philosophical ideas from India to China. In eight chapters along with 10 documents it details the phi l o s o p h y , ideology, comparison, 'the Lineage of the old Treatise Sect' and 'the Chief Idea of the Mahayana'." Light soiling to half-title page, small price label on title page, first 18 pages (signature) have been individually tipped in as b in di ng w as l oo se , areas of slight darkening of cloth on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling along top edge, one very small edge chip and tiny te ar, ve ry lig ht rub bin g, minor edge wear, small blank label on front flap. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
11 Surgeoner, D. Hay. FIRST PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT / AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTION / NAVIGATION AND METEOROLOGY / AERO-ENGINES / RADIO FOR AEROPLANES. 5 VOLUMES FROM THE "AIR TRAINING SERIES".
London Longmans, Green Hard Cover Good+ E. Jeffrey, cover art. 
1.'First Principles of Flight' - 108 pp, 7 1/2" H, new impression September 1941 - b&w illustrations, including sectional diagram of Spitfire on front endpapers. Contents: Introduction; The Atmosphere; Fluid Motion; Aerodynamics; Practical Considerations; Stability; Control; Airscrews; Index. 2. 'Aircraft Construction' - 116 pp, 7 1/2" H, first edition 1942 - many b&w illustrations including double page sectional diagrams of Hurricane (front endpapers), Wellington (rear endpapers) and Spitfire (in main text). Contents: General Considerations; The Aeroplane Structure; The Flying Control System; Materials of Construction; Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems; Index. 3. 'Navigation and Meteorology' - 108 pp, 7 1/2" H, no date - b&w illustrations. Contents: Preparation; Maps and Charts; Problems of Navigation; Position Fixing; D.R. Navigation; Navigation in Practice; Some Navigational Problems; Instruments; Magnetism and Compasses; Meteorology; Index; Appendix: International Maps Signs. 4. 'Aero Engines' - 110 pp, 7 1/2" H, first edition 1942 - b&w illustrations. Contents: Introductory; The Internal Combustion Engine; Carburation; Supercharging; Ignition; Fuels and Fuel Systems; Lubrication; Engine Construction; Index. 5. 'Radio for Aeroplanes' - 122 pp, 7 1/2" H, no date - b&w illustrations. Contents: Electricity; Magnetism; Alternating Currents; The Alternating Current Circuit; Electromagnetic Waves; The Thermionic Valve; Principles of Transmission; Principles of Reception; Principles of Direction-Finding; Beam Approach; Aircraft Radio Equipment; Index. Each volume has a different colour scheme for the covers, but incorporate the same motif of the side profile of an eagle with wings spread and silhouettes of four airplanes in the background. A sixth book is mentioned on the back of four of these volumes ('How to Fly'), but is not included here. Books are lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text blocks, light edge wear, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block of 'Radio for Aeroplanes', tiny bump and tear at bottom of spine of 'Aircraft Construction' 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
12 Tuchman, Barbara. Introduced by Margaret MacMillan. THE ZIMMERMANN TELEGRAM.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
225 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), bound in cloth and pictorial boards - in slipcase. B&w photographs. "In January 1917 the German Foreign Minister, Arthur Zimmermann, sent a cable to his Ambassador in Washington for transmission to the German Ambassador in Mexico. In it, (he) announced that Germany was going to start unrestricted submarine warfare against all shipping, Allied or neutral, in the Atlantic. He then made a startling and audacious proposal: the German Ambassador was to offer the Mexican government an alliance directed against the United States and, furthermore, to ask the Mexicans to contact the Japanese to see if they could be persuaded to switch sides (Japan was on the Allied side in the First World War). British Intelligence decoded the telegram and passed it on to the Americans, with momentous consquences." Very small printing ink mark on plain page 2. Small minor bump on slipcase. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
COMBUSTION ENGINE, FUELS, AND HEAT.  HEAT / COMBUSTION FUELS / PRINCIPLES OF THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE.  349D., Vanderdoes, J. And Wintersteen, H.G.
13 Vanderdoes, J. And Wintersteen, H.G. COMBUSTION ENGINE, FUELS, AND HEAT. HEAT / COMBUSTION FUELS / PRINCIPLES OF THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE. 349D.
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1946 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
78 pp + 65 pp + 66 pp (three sections, individually paged), 7 3/4" H. Black simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped lettering, borders on front board, all edges blue. Marbled endpapers, b&w drawings/diagrams, formulae, tables, graphs. Contents: Heat - Theory of Heat; Measurement of Heat; Nature and Sources of Heat; Measurement of Temperature; Heat Transmission; Effects of Heat; Thermodynamics; Heat and Work; Expansion and Compression of Gases; Vaporization of Liquids. Combustion and Fuels - Combustion; Elements and Their Combinations; Chemistry of Combustion; Explanation of Combustion; Air Required for Combustion; Heat of Combustion; Fuels; Petroleum and Its Products; Origin and Occurrence; Production of Petroleum; Transporation and Distribution; Distillation and Refining; Properties of Fuel Oil; Alcohol; Gaseous Fuels; Liquefied Petroleum Gases. Principles of the Internal Combustion Engine - Otto- and Diesel-Cycle Engines; Fuels; Single- and Double-Acting Engines; Indicator Diagrams; Cycles of Operation; Comparison of Two- and Four-Cycle Gas Engines; Operation of Diesel Cycle; Valve Operation; Power Development; Effect of Connecting-Rod Angularity; Power and Efficiency; Gas Turbines. Previous owner's name in ink at top of free front endpaper, light toning to pages, minor wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, very slight bump at bottom of rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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