Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): Transport
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ALBION, ROBERT GREENHALGH
Seaports South of Sahara: The Achievements of an American Steamship Service
(New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1959). . 8vo; original blue cloth; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. xii + 316, incl. index; monochrome plates. Dustwrapper rather edgeworn and fishmothed; some pages (pp. 89-92) somewhat creased. Good condition. "This is the story of American maritime relations with South, East, and West Africa, where the unexpected has suddenly become the order of the day. It is there that the trade of the United States has increased at a faster rate during the past four decades than anywhere else in the world. In this book, intertwined with the broad aspects of African trade and national shipping policy, is the specific achievement of the Farrell shipping service in helping to link them together.".
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N° du livre: 884
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: . . History. Ports

 
ANONYMOUS
South African Transport Services: Pictorial Review
(Durban: Vesta-Barclay, [1982]). . Small 4to; original blue rexine, with gilt lettering and crest to upper cover; pp. 199; photographs, maps, adverts, incl. much colour. Trace of foxing to edges and outermost leaves. Very good condition. In this history of the growth and development of the South African Railways and South African Airways, the compilers "provide the reader with a balanced presentation of the various services which make up the vast integrated transport organisation known as the South African Transport Services. Historical photographs have been generously incorporated to illustrate the strides that have been made, not only in the mode of transport since railways were mooted in the mid 1800's, but also to illustrate the scope of the infrastructure which has been provided to keep abreast of the transport demands of South Africa.".
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N° du livre: 7669
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: . . Passenger . Aviation.

 
BERTIERI, CLAUDIO
Truck Story
(Turin: IVECO, no date). . 4to; grey rexine, with red and white lettering to spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 384; profusely illustrated with photographs and facsimiles of contemporary artwork. Dustwrapper sunned and edgeworn, with archival tape repair to upper panel's long tear; some spotting to edges. Very good condition, in a fair to good dustwrapper. Parallel Italian and English text. A celebration of trucks and trucking, with images in colour and monochrome illustrating the place of large haulage vehicles in life and popular culture. 'Despite the recent and widespread interest in what today is commonly called, using an amusing figure of speech, "modern antiques", objects from the early industrial period still make us feel slightly embarrassed. The first machines and the first products of these machines seem to be the fruit of an obscure feeling of guilt. The "industrial civilization" too has its unconscious... The new objects produced by the machines wear a mask to make them look different. The car is a "horseless carriage", the typewriter a "keyboard clerk"... Trucks, right from the beginning, seem to have escaped this neurotic reaction. As children of necessity and labour, trucks have had an easy passage into the world. They can be recognized in their role and take on a functional shape. The right shape. A truck has never been anything other than a truck. That is why it is beautiful.' - from the Preface.
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N° du livre: 4880
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: . . Articulated . Truckers. Drivers. Pop Art

 
BRASH, RONALD W.
The Tramways of Ayr
(Dundee: N.B. Traction, 1983) 0905069196. . 245 x 185 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial card wrappers; pp. 56; profusely illustrated with monochrome photographs; folding map of Ayr Corporation Tramways mounted to inside of lower cover. Very good condition. "The trams served Ayr well and many will welcome Mr Brash's enthusiasm and patient research that has recalled an important part of Ayr's transport history.".
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N° du livre: 7071
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: Scotland. Ayrshire. West Coast. Robert Burns Country

 
CHAPMAN, M.B. (COMPILER)
Preliminary List of the Exhibits in the James Hall Museum of Transport; Pioneers' Park, la Rochelle, Johannesburg
(Johannesburg: Africana Museum, 1968). . Small quarto, original cloth, ll. (i) + vi + 61. A catalogue of historical vehicles of South African interest. The catalogue contains descriptions of the individual exhibits, which ranged from ox-waggons and Cape carts to fire engines, trams and buses, as well as introductory notes on the various types of vehicle and methods of propulsion..
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N° du livre: 2542
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: Africa. . Museums.

 
CLARKE, GEORGE T. (EDITOR)
Motor Car Maintenance (5-Volume Set)
(London: George Newnes, no date [ca 1930]). . Five 8vo volumes, each of brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pp. viii + 308, viii + [309-612] + 16, vii + (i) + [613-884], viii + [885-1172], incl. index, viii + 280, incl. index. Each volume liberally illustrated with diagrams, photographs and charts, including fold-outs. Four of the books have colour layered diagrams to the front endpapers, illustrating components in detail (Stromberg Pump Type Carburetter, Rotax Cut-Out, Lucas Magneto, B.T.-H. Magneto, Talbot Facia Board, Austin Twelve Transmission). Light wear to extremities; occasional fox spots. Very good condition. "A Comprehensive, Practical and Authoritative Guide for the Owner-Driver, Mechanic and Garage Proprietor." Date of publication undetermined, but various examples of completed garage forms in the final volume offer dates in 1930..
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N° du livre: 11141
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50 | CHF 53.5]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: Early Motoring. Engineering. Classic Textbooks

 
THE RHODESIA RAILWAYS HISTORICAL COMMITTEE
Rhodesia Railways Museum
(Bulawayo: The Rhodesia Railways Historical Committee, 1975). . Catalogue title from cover. 242 x 164 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial card wrappers; unpaginated (pp. 9); photographs; map. Faint trace of spotting. Near fine condition. A short history of rail transport in the territory now known as Zimbabwe, along with information on railway lines to its neighbours..
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N° du livre: 6247
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: . . Mozambique. Zambia. Beira . Steam Trains

 
HARRIS, GIDEON, AND ASSOCIATES
Audels Automobile Guide with Questions, Answers and Illustrations for Owners, Operators, Repairmen
(New York: Theo. Audel, 1930). . 8vo; original black cloth over limp boards, lettered in gilt on spine; tinted edges; pp. (xiv) + 476 + (vi) + 48 + (iv); numerous illustrations in text. Light wear to cover; endpapers rather fishmothed; scattered foxing. Good condition, endpapers notwithstanding. "A man who is a first class horseman will usually make a first class driver of an automobile, or, in other words, the man who shows mercy to his beast will show mercy to his car. This type of driver does not belong to that class generally found at the side of the road with something broken or out of order.".
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N° du livre: 11140
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: Early Motoring. Engineering. Classic Textbooks

 
HAWS, DUNCAN
Triumph of a Great Tradition. Official Souvenir History of the Cunard Line
(London: Cunard Line, 1990). . 297 x 210 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 80; profusely illustrated with reproductions of contemporary photographs and artwork and some modern full-colour photographs; advertisements. Very good condition. The official souvenir history of the Cunard Line, published to coincide with one hundred and fifty years of its existence..
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N° du livre: 7072
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: . Shipping. Ocean Liners

 
JEX, R M
Vw Polo Service and Repair Manual
(Yeovil: Haynes Publishing, 1999) 1859605982. . Cover title reads: "VW Polo 1994 to 1999 (M to S registration) Petrol & Diesel. Includes Roadside Repairs and MOT Test Checks." 4to; laminated pictorial boards; profusely illustrated with detailed technical drawings, photographs and circuit diagrams. Very slightly rubbed; earlier owner's name signed on title page; trace of foxing. Very good condition. "Models covered: VW Polo models with four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, including special/limited editions; 3- and 5-door Hatchbacks. 1.0 litre (999 cc), 1.05 litre (1043 cc), 1.3 litre (1296 cc), 1.4 litre (1390 cc) and 1.6 litre (1598 cc) SOHC engines. 1.7 litre (1716 cc) and 1.9 litre (1896 cc) diesel engines.".
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N° du livre: 10049
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: Volkswagen. . Workshop Manuals

 
JOHNSTON, R.H.
Early Motoring in South Africa
(Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 1987) 0869775596. . 280 x 215 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 224 (including index); numerous black-and-white photographs. Sunned on spine and adjacent portion of wrappers; bottom fore-corner of lower cover slightly creased; faint trace of foxing to edges and inside of wrappers. Very good condition. "This is intended to be a human story about motorists and the cars they bought, drove, raced, crashed, cursed, scrapped, hated - and loved. Early Motoring in South Africa is a nostalgic and informative look at the first 40 years of the motor-car in Southern Africa - the good years before the servant became the master, but also the years of frustration and disappointment, bad roads, rough terrain and economic depression. Spanning the period 1897 to 1939 there are over 425 photographs, most of which are unique, and an authoritative yet entertaining text.".
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N° du livre: 7735
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 | CHF 15]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: . History. . Vintage

 
VAN LINGEN, A.
A Century of Transport. A Record of Achievement of the Ministry of Transport of the Union of South Africa
(Johannesburg: Da Gama Publications, 1960). . 4to; original green rexine, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. xiii + (iii) + 263; line drawings; photographs; graphs; some advertisements. Extremities slightly rubbed; some foxing, especially to outer leaves. Good condition. "Railways in South Africa will celebrate 100 years of almost uninterrupted progress on June 26, 1960. It is a story of resolution, of skill and enterprise in planning and execution, of endurance in the face of topographical, climatic and financial obstacles, of human achievement of a high order and of faith in the country and its destiny." The volume covers not only rail transport, but also the harbours, tramways and airways of the Union of South Africa.
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N° du livre: 6241
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 | CHF 15]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: . . . . . Public

 
MOIR, SYDNEY M.
Twenty-Four Inches Apart. The Two-Foot Gauge Railways of the Cape of Good Hope
(Kempton Park: Janus Publishing, 1981) 0620054603. . 8vo; original brown rexine, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp.182, incl. index; plates; plates; excellent technical drawings of locomotives and rolling stock, plus maps of the railway lines. Dustwrapper a little rippled, with damp-stain to lower panel; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper; trace of foxing to top edge, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Very good condition. First published in 1961, this book is especially uncommon in this more recent edition. "This is the interesting story of a group of two-foot gauge railways which helped to open up the south-west tip of Africa. Some grew up to become broad-gauge lines; the longest, the Avontuur, is still in full commercial operation as a narrow-gauge railway, with the magnificent 2-8-2 Class 15 hauling heavy trains over 177 miles of heavily graded route. Mr. Moir has provided a stirring narrative which combines information on the sources of traffic and methods of operation with accurate techical information, and the 79 maps and drawings complete the most carefully documented history that enthusiast or layman could desire.".
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N° du livre: 7930
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.5 | CHF 36]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: Narrow . . Trainspotting

 
UITENHAGE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Sas-Sar Uitenhage 1876-1976
(Uitenhage: Uitenhage Historical Museum, 1976). . 297 x 210 mm; colour pictorial wrappers; pp. 63; photographs and reproductions of contemporary artwork in colour and monochrome; advertisements. Faint trace of spotting. Near fine condition. Text in both English and Afrikaans. A centenary history of the Uitenhage railway line, described as "the firm and unyielding backbone" of the town. Included is an illustrated account, in Afrikaans, of the famous baboon Jack, trained as a signalman in the late 1800s by James Wide..
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N° du livre: 6238
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: . African Railways. Port Elizabeth. . Steam. Locomotives. Trainspotting. South Africa.

 
NOCK, O.S.
Railways of Canada
(London, Adam and Charles Black, 1973). . Number 3 in the Series "Railways of the World". 8vo, laminated pictorial dustwrapper (clipped), original orange cloth, pp. 343, incl. index. 105 photographs, 8 colour plates, maps, plans and a colour frontispiece. Lower corners of boards very slightly bumped, backstrip of dw a little sunned. Very good condition. "This series has been planned to give an account of the major railways, past and present, the world over. Written by the well-known railway historian, who is a professional engineer having personal connections with many of the railways concerned, each volume will deal with the historical origins, constructional features, locomotive and train working.".
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N° du livre: 2068
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Transport
Mots-clés: . Engineering. . Canadian Pacific.

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