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MOTORCYCLE CHASSIS DESIGN: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE
Written by Tony Foale; Vic Willoughby.
Stock no. 1818815
Published by Osprey Publishing. 1989. Very good condition.

A graphic description of how a design is created, how a frame is built and how it's made to work. Card wraps. B/w photos and diagrams. ISBN: 085045560X. Fifth reprint. Covers lightly creased at corners, lightly rubbed and slightly grubby. A few foxspots mainly to text block and endpapers.

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WINNING MOTORCYCLE ENGINES: THE HEART OF COMPETITIVE ENGINEERING
Written by Vic Willoughby.
Stock no. 1818811
Published by Osprey Publishing. 1st 1989. Very good condition.

Why the Ducati Panah, Godden GR500, MZ Enduro, Fath Urs and two-stroke, Moto Guzzi V8 and many others emerged as winners. Black pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos and diagrams. ISBN: 0850459265. Small mark from a label to front cover, price label to rear cover. Black covers a little scuffed. Text block browned.

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THE STORY OF ST NICHOLAS WORKS: A HISTORY OF CHARLES BURRELL & SONS LTD. 1803-1928.
Written by Michael R. Lane.
Stock no. 1818757
Published by The Unicorn Press. 1st 1994. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large format. B/w photos. The story of the Burrell engineering works in Thetford and their production of traction engines and road rollers. ISBN: 0906290074.

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HISTORIC STEAM BOILER EXPLOSIONS
Written by Alan McEwen.
Stock no. 1818756
Published by Sledgehammer Engineering Press. 1st 2009. Fine condition.

Includes basic histories of early industrial boilers such as Waggon, Rastick Vertical, Egg-Ended, Cornish, Lancashire, Scotch Marine Return-Tube; unfired pressure vessels called Kiers, as well as Locomotive Boilers and Marine Rectangular or Box Boilers. Large format. Blue pictorial glazed boards with white titles. B/w photos and illustrations. xv and 185 pages. ISBN: 9780953272525.

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APPRENTICESHIP IN STEAM
Written by Jack Hampshire. Illustrated by A. Child; Jack Hampshire.
Stock no. 1818751
Published by Traction Engine Enterprises. 1974. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

B/w photos. The memoirs of a general engineer and the growth of a large haulage business employing steam traction engines and steam wagons. Spine slightly cocked, board edges lightly rubbed. Slight browning to endpapers. Pictorial dustwrapper is heavily faded to spine and browned to rear panel and flaps.

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THE BUILDING AND RUNNING OF STEAM TRACTION ENGINE AND ROLLER MODELS
Written by H.R. Plastow.
Stock no. 1818750
Published by Lion Engineering Company. 1st 1971. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A highly detailed guide to all machining and fitting operations encountered in the building of authentic traction and similar models, with the emphasis on the moderately equipped work-shop. Colour and b/w photos. B/w illustrations. Text block slightly browned. One or two margin marks present. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-rubbed and worn, faded to spine and grubby to rear panel.

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PARACHUTES
Written by W.D. Brown; W.J. Duncan.
Stock no. 2131881
Published by Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1951. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Stone cloth, green title to spine. B/w photos and diagrams, with relevant equations. Spine and cover edges are browned. Corners are bumped. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is creased and worn with tears and some loss.

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RANSOME'S OF IPSWICH
Written by D.R. Grace; D.C. Phillips.
Stock no. 1818621
Published by Institute of Agricultural History. 1st 1975. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A History of the Firm and Guide to its Records. Maker of ploughshares. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0704901447. White pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby.

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THE ENGINES WERE ROLLS-ROYCE
Written by Ronald W. Harker.
Stock no. 2131821
Published by Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc.. 1st USA 1979. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Maroon cloth spine, mustard coloured boards. American edition. B/w photos. An Informal History of That Famous Company. ISBN: 0025481908. Small pieces of tape to pastedowns and wrapper flaps. Wrapper is edge-chipped with a few closed tears; some repaired with sticky tape to verso; minimal loss.

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WALTER WILSON PORTRAIT OF AN INVENTOR
Written by A. Gordon Wilson.
Stock no. 2131745
Published by Duckworth. 1st 1986. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Walter Wilson (1874-1957) lived in that golden age before specialisation, when an inventive engineer could make a significant contribution to anything he touched. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and diagrams. ISBN: 0715621270. A few marks to front cover. Small relevant newspaper cutting stuck to front endpaper. Tape to pastedowns and endpapers. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few nicks; faded to spine.

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B.R.77 MACHINERY HANDBOOK
No author listed.
Stock no. 1818398
Published by HMSO. 1941. Very good condition.

Blue cloth. Red title to front cover. B/w diagrams. A book issued to stokers and others on board naval ships. A few marks to boards. A few foxspots mainly to endpapers.

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A TRADITION OF INTEGRITY
Written by Bruce Leonard.
Stock no. 2131458
Published by University Of New South Wales Press. 1st AUSTRALIA 1994. Very good condition.

Card wraps. B/w photos. The Story of Qantas Engineering & Maintenance. ISBN: 0868401102. SIGNED by author on half-title page. Knock to top of spine; light creasing to corners.

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