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TRACTION ENGINE SECTION: ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF TRACTION ENGINES, ROAD LOCOMOTIVES, WAGONS, &C.
No author listed.
Stock no. 1820207
Published by The Road Locomotive Society. Nearly fine condition.
Trade catalogue for Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ld. a major agricultural machinery maker of the 19th Century. This is a modern facsimile, Reprint No. 5 - New Series. Red cardwraps with gold coloured title to front and illustration to rear. B/w illustrations. Covers lightly scuffed, contents fine.
The Traction Engine. The Young Engineer's Guide. Red cloth with black and gilt titles and decorations. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Foxing and browning to endpapers, outer page edges and some margins.
Large format. Red glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos. The story of the heavy haulage firm based in South Wales. ISBN: 1872006094. SIGNED by the author (gift dedication) to verso of free front endpaper. Very slight fading to spine.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.