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Here is a mini-section to display some of the more attractive-looking books in our stock. It's very new, and I haven't quite got the hang of editing multiple pages to fit the pop-up box. Not all the images do justice to the originals, yet. I'm working on it...
You have to close the pop-up window before you can open another.

The ABC Of Irish Locomotives. The ABC Of Irish Locomotives. Ref: 1G
Clements, R N & Robbins, J M.
1949, Ian Allan.
Duodecimo, 56 pages including 16 pages of photo plates, and large Wolstenholme drawing on title page. Unmarked but with light foxing on some pages, card covers, VG+. **Contains usual Ian Allan ABC information (numbers, dimensions, running sheds etc) of all Irish engines, both CIE and northern lines. Larger Image

Price: 12.00

An Account Of Chiswick Works Of The London General Omnibus Company. An Account Of Chiswick Works Of The London General Omnibus Company. Ref: S5105G
London General Omnibus Co Ltd.\nLGOC, 1922.\nQuarto, 30 pages + folding illustration in rear pocket, photo illustrations, paper-covered boards, cloth backstrip, paper label on front board with title "The Re-Birth Of The Motor-Omnibus", VG+. **Very nice promotional publication marking the opening of Chiswick Works. The cover title is explained by the opening sentence: "It is only some fifteen years since the motor-bus established itself in London's streets; and of the fifteen nearly five were years of war, in which normal industrial development stood still." With the end of the war LGOC had built themselves a magnificent works which would quarter the time taken to overhaul a bus, and were justifiably proud of it. The reader is taken on a tour of the works and the meticulously synchronised procedures for the separate overhaul of body and chassis are explained. There is a large clear photo on each page. A rear pocket contains a large illustrated plan of the works. See inside

Price: 35.00

Fifty Years Of Western Express Running. Fifty Years Of Western Express Running. Ref: S3440G
Nock, O S.
Edward Everard, 1954.
Quarto, 354 pages, 8 colour plates, 79 b/w illustrations, 107 performance tables, 6 folding gradient plates, some wear to jacket, but generally VG. **Handsomely produced book on Nock's favourite subject. Larger image

Price: 35.00

Forward. The LNER development programme. Forward. The LNER development programme. Ref: 3G
London & North Eastern Railway, 1946.
Quarto, 25 pages, photo illustrations throughout, diagrammatic line maps, paper covers, VG+.
Loosely inserted : The State And The Railways. An alternative to nationalisation.
Memorandum by the Board of the London and North Eastern Railway Company, October 1946.
Octavo, 8 page leaflet, stapled. Staples rusty, otherwise fine.
** The LNER five year plan - a brave rearguard action. It's the photo of the banal "Suggested redesign of King's Cross" that makes one quite pleased that their bid to stave off British Railways was unsuccessful. Larger picture, with cover of insert.

Price: 14.00

Hydraulic Power. Hydraulic Power. Ref: S6627G
McNeil, I.\nLongmans, 1972.\nOctavo, 197 pages + 12 pages of plates, bibliography and extensive list of sources, jacket, near fine. **From the Longmans' Industrial Archaeology series: the development of the theory of hydraulic power in the seventeenth century, its remarkable growth in the nineteenth and the many ingenious uses for it are scientifically documented in this highly readable work. 1 1
See inside

Price: 24.00

London Transport Posters. London Transport Posters. Ref: S7280G
Hutchison, H F.\nLT, 1963.\nQuarto, 24 pages of introductory text, 124 pages of colour reproductions of classic posters, green buckram, some marks and chipping to jacket and slight tear on one page (and priced accordingly), otherwise VG+. **Superbly printed by the Curwen Press. Among the Laura Knights, Hans Ungers and Rex Whistlers, the book unexpectedly includes a 1957 design, "Village Life", by Len Deighton.

The outside is not very enticing. Have a look at some of the contents...

Price: 32.00

Railway Ribaldry being 96 pages of railway humour. Railway Ribaldry being 96 pages of railway humour. Ref: 2G
W Heath Robinson.
Great Western Railway, 1935 : first edition.
Quarto, 96 pages, cartoons and vignettes, oversized card covers, apart from the inevitable wear to the edges of the covers, a near fine copy. **Inspired collection of Heath Robinson's trademark ramshackle contraptions illustrative of the perceived history of the Great Western Railway and published by that concern to mark the hundredtth anniversary of their foundation. Beyond bonkers. See inside...

Price: 35.00

The Railways Of Tottenham. A detailed description and historical survey of their development. The Railways Of Tottenham. A detailed description and historical survey of their development. Ref: S3289G
Lake, G H.
Greenlake, 1945.
Small quarto, 91 pages, photo plates, loose map, jacket, near fine. ** A charming little period piece. One of the first studies of a small locality, a type of railway book that has since proliferated vastly. The Railways Of Tottenham has never been very common.

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Price: 20.00

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