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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
 
 
SAILING SHIPS:  THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM.  PART I:  HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II:  CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES.  2 VOLUME SET., Clowes, G.S. Laird.
2 Clowes, G.S. Laird. SAILING SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM. PART I: HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II: CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES. 2 VOLUME SET.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1932 Soft Cover Very Good - 
115 pp + 122 pp, 9 9/16" H. Part I is the Third Edition, printed in 1932 and Part II is the Second Edition, printed in 1936. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Part I Contents: Introduction; Early Ships of the Mediterranean Littoral; The Vessels of Greece and Rome; Early Craft of North-Eastern Europe; The English One-Masted Ship; The Introduction of the Three-Masted Ship; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War in the Eighteenth Century; Merchant-Ships in the Eighteenth Century; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Part II Contents: Early Ships, Up to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century; The Introduction of the Three-Master; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War of the Eighteenth Century; "Prisoner-of-War" Models; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Interiors - a few tiny corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light rubbing on covers, a few light wrinkles on spines, surface paper damage (glued) at bottom rear corner of Part II 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CAPSTANS AND WINDLASSES:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR USE AT SEA., Harland, John H.
3 Harland, John H. CAPSTANS AND WINDLASSES: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR USE AT SEA.
Piermont, NY Pier Books 2003 0965720543 / 9780965720540 Soft Cover Very Good 
130 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. Contents: Introduction; The Reel Winch; The Steering-Wheel as Winch; The Brace Winch; The Traction Winch; The Anatomy of the Capstan; The Anatomy of the Windlass; Weighing Anchor; Le 'Cabestan sans Choquer' or Non-surging Capstan; The Norwegian Whale-winch; The Geared Capstan; History of the Modern Sailboat Winch; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, small soft crease at top corner of front cover, slight fading to color on spine and hinges. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
EXTRACTS FROM MANUAL OF DRIVING AND MAINTENANCE FOR MECHANICAL VEHICLES (WHEELED) 1937., N/A.
4 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
 
 
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.
5 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
 
 
THE RED JAGUAR.  (PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND AS 'THE RED ALFA'.), Prince, Alison.  Illustrated by Leonard Shortall.
6 Prince, Alison. Illustrated by Leonard Shortall. THE RED JAGUAR. (PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND AS 'THE RED ALFA'.)
Atheneum, New York, 1972, first American edition. 
126 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Kevin wasn't like anyone else. He was the only one who really shared Robbie's love of cars. Most mornings when the two met and went to school together, Kevin was a red Jaguar and Robbie was a yellow Sting-Ray. They raced through the park and the school yard, braking, steering, and finally switching off the engine at the school door. Because they shared their interest in cars, Robbie was loyal to Kevin no matt e r w h a t . This was not always easy. There were things missing in the schoolroom, and Kevin seemed to blame. Robbie's mother did not really approve of Kevin. And one trouble led to another. Yet Robbie remained faithful to his friend. And in s p it e of f ig h ts and some hard moments, the results were more than worth it." Light edge wear to boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small sticker pull on front panel, several t iny sc uf fs an d t iny ho le on rear panel, two tiny chips and one tiny closed tear. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SAIL AWAY!  A GUIDE TO OUTFITTING AND PROVISIONING FOR CRUISING., Shard, Paul and Shard, Sheryl.
7 Shard, Paul and Shard, Sheryl. SAIL AWAY! A GUIDE TO OUTFITTING AND PROVISIONING FOR CRUISING.
Pelagic Press, Mississauga, Ontario, 1995. 
249 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1896575005 B&w photographs, drawings, tables. "Veteran cruisers Paul and Sheryl Shard have written this in-depth guide on preparing for long-distance cruising. Entertaining personal anedotes on their adve ntures around the Atlantic combined with practical tips for enjoyable and affordable voyaging make this book a 'must-have' for your cruising library. Contains recommendations on selecting a boat and equipment plus suggested maintenance rou t i n e s , s a mple provision lists, templates for setting up an inventory manual and sections on researching destinations and determining expenses." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, very min or e dg e we ar . Ve ry Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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