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THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH TRACTION ENGINE
Written by Ronald H. Clark.
Stock no. 1818844
Published by Goose and Son. 1st 1960. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Large format. B/w photos. B/w illustrations. A serious engineering study tracing every aspect of the development of the traction engine. A few marks to board (minor). Text block browned. Price-cut yellow pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn with some loss and tape repairs, fading to spine.

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THE HISTORY OF MANN'S PATENT STEAM CART AND WAGON COMPANY
Written by Eur Ing John Pease.
Stock no. 1818843
Published by Landmark Publishing. 1st 2005. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

A history of this well known, but little documented, steam engine builder. Landmark Collector's Library series. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations and diagrams. ISBN: 1843062054.

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CONTRACTOR AND FACTOR
Written by Pat Freeman.
Stock no. 1818841
Published by East Anglian Traction Engine Club. 1st 2000. Fine condition.

Covering aspects of the work undertaken by early road making and steam ploughing contractors and firms supplying and maintaining all aspects of farm equipment. Two specific companies are W.G. Smoothy of Rochford, Essex and M. Bloomfield & Sons Ltd. of Debenham, Suffolk. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 0952311151. SIGNED by the author (Best wishes) to inside front cover, and also by John Smoothy of W.G. Smoothy below his photo on page 42 (name only, no dedication).

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A TRACTION ENGINE MISCELLANY
Written by Ronald H. Clark.
Stock no. 1818840
Published by Goose and Son. 1st 1975. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and diagrams. ISBN: 0900404132. Corners bumped, spine lightly faded. Contents lightly browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-creased and slightly faded to spine.

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THE AGRICULTURAL TRACTOR 1855-1950
Written by R.B. Gray.
Stock no. 1818839
Published by American Society Of Agricultural Engineers. 1st thus 1975. Very good condition.

Revised edition. A historic work if the success of American agriculture as attributed to the development of the agricultural tractor. Large format. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w illustrations and photos. 60 pages including index. Spine faded, corners of covers lightly creased.

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FLOYD CLYMER'S ALBUM OF HISTORICAL STEAM TRACTION ENGINES AND THRESHING EQUIPMENT No. 1
Written by Floyd Clymer.
Stock no. 1818838
Published by Stemgas Publishing Co.. 1st 1949. Very good condition.

Large format. Pictorial card wraps. B/w photos. 105 different makes illustrated, American and Foreign Engines. From 1855-1929. Covers a little grubby and scuffed with some surface paper loss. Text block browned.

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THE AGE OF THE TRACTION ENGINE
Written by Robert A. Whitehead.
Stock no. 1818835
Published by Fraser Stewart. 1st thus 1994. Very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

This book is not about the technicalities of Traction Engines but about the work they did. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 1856481891. Hinges pulled but binding is tight and firm. Pictorial dustwrapper is rubbed at corners.

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ENGLISH AND AMERICAN STEAM CARRIAGES AND TRACTION ENGINES
Written by William Fletcher.
Stock no. 1818833
Published by David & Charles. 1st thus 1973. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A facsimile of the 1904 edition. With a new introduction by W.J. Hughes. Mustard boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations and diagrams. ISBN: 0715362321. Spine cocked. Light browning to text block. Orange pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and top edge of front panel.

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SAGA OF THE STEAM PLOUGH
Written by Harold Bonnett.
Stock no. 1818758
Published by David & Charles. 1st thus 1972. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

B/w photos. A general historical view of steam ploughing and lively accounts of the author's own experiences working in the fields with the steam plough. ISBN: 0715357425. SIGNED by the author to half-title page with place and date. Spine slightly cocked. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly faded at spine and just a little grubby.

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FARM TRACTOR COLOR HISTORY: STEAM TRACTORS
Written by Hans Halberstadt.
Stock no. 1818753
Published by Motorbooks International. 1st 1996. Very good condition.

A glimpse of the past, of the days when you could hear the rattling and squeaking of the steam tractor approaching from miles away, making its way into town for threshing day. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour & b/w photos and illustrations. 128 pages including index. ISBN: 0760301409. Light rubbing to front cover corners. Slight fading to front spine edge.

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THE STEAM ENGINE BUILDERS OF NORFOLK
Written by Ronald H. Clark.
Stock no. 1818752
Published by Foulis; Haynes. 1st 1988. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large format. B/w photos. Norfolk engine builders and their products (mainly traction engines). ISBN: 0854296786. Spine slightly cocked. Contents clean. Green pictorial dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine and slightly creased.

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TRACTION ENGINE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION 1900-1930
Written by G.F.A. Gilbert.
Stock no. 1818688
Published by Geoffrey Gilbert. 1st 2000. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

All aspects of the design and construction of British traction engines of all types, and road rollers, built in the 20th century. Large format. B/w photos. B/w diagrams. Black boards, gilt title to spine. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to lower half of free front endpaper. Black dustwrapper is a little scuffed.

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