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1 Cotter, Tom The Vincent in the Barn. Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology
Minneapolis Motorbooks, Publisher 2009 0760335354 / 9780760335352 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good 
First edition. Black cloth in unclipped dust jacket. 256 pp. Color photos throughout. Isbn#9780760335352. A collection of anecdotes recalling treasure hunting escapades of motorcycles enthusiasts who track down rumored and forgotten about classic motorcycles in barns, garages, bedrooms, etc. This includes tales of Ducatis, Vincents, Indians, BSA's and other motorcycles. VERY GOOD+ jacket on a NEAR FINE book. Minor scuffing and creasing along the upper jacket extremities. Light fading and rubbing. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Art of the Bobber, Drate, Spencer; Salavetz, Judith; Mardikian, Alex
2 Drate, Spencer; Salavetz, Judith; Mardikian, Alex Art of the Bobber
St. Paul Motorbooks 2006 no First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
First edition. Red paper covered boards in unclipped dust jacket. Square folio. 224 pp. Color photos throughout. A primarily visual look at custom built and modified motorcycles that reflect the bobber style. Most are recently done, featuring work by Orange County Choppers, Covington's Cycle City, Fat City Cycles, Indian Larry, The Rat's Hole, Johnny Chop and many others. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning, soiling, rubbing, wrinkling and edgewear to the jacket. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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3 Faurote, F.L. A Busy Man's Textbook on Automobiles
Lansing, MI R.E. Olds Museum Assn. Inc. Publisher no Wraps Very Good 
Brown printed wraps. 48 pp. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout. A reproduction of the 1907 edition of this work, providing a detailed look at the components and mechanics of 1907 era cars/automobiles. With a section of Oldsmobile cars in the rear, as this was presumably issued to accompany new models from that company. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading. Light curling along the extremities. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Von Dutch. The Art, The Myth, The Legend, Ganahl, Pat; Roth, Ed "Big Daddy" (foreword)
4 Ganahl, Pat; Roth, Ed "Big Daddy" (foreword) Von Dutch. The Art, The Myth, The Legend
North Branch, MN CarTech, Publisher 2005 1884089984 / 9781884089985 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
Glossy paper covered boards in unclipped jacket, with cover and jacket illustrations matching. Small, square folio. 191 pp. Color photos throughout. Isbn# 1884089984. A biography of Kenneth Howard, better known as Von Dutch. Von Dutch was a artist and pinstriper, becoming a cult figure among hot rodders and surfers during the 1950s and 60s, and perhaps best known for his striping and decorating of hot rods. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Jacket torn and creased at the head of the spine, with some minor chipping. Minor soiling, scuffing and fading to the jacket. Minor soiling, fading and edgewear to the book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Motor-Car Touring Society of the City of New York 1907-1919, Hellman, Geoffrey T.
5 Hellman, Geoffrey T. Motor-Car Touring Society of the City of New York 1907-1919
New York Privately Printed at the George Grady Press 1941 no Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
One of 125 copies. Brown paper covered boards. 41 pp., plus four black and white photos in the rear. A short work providing a brief history of the club and its members, as well as providing a chronologically arranged descriptive list of events. This includes menus, actions of members, etc. With a card laid in stating 'With A.E. Gallatin's Compliments,' Gallatin being one of the founders and president of the club. This is presumably Albert Eugene Gallatin, descendent of the founder of New York University and a noted art collector, a painter and enthusiast of modern and avant-garde art, as well as a member of the Societe Anonyme. (see Phillips Collection website for biographical information). VERY GOOD condition. Minor bowing to the covers along the fore edge. Light fading, soiling and scuffing, with two small, superficial indents to the rear cover. Minor soiling and foxing along the page edges. Very light scattered foxing in the fore edge margins of a few pages. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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6 Kettering, Charles F.; Orth, Allen The New Necessity. The Culmination of a Century of Progress in Transportation. A century of progress series.
Baltimore The Williams and Wilkins Company 1932 no Cloth Good Poor 
Red cloth in dust jacket. 124 pp., plus ads in the rear. A work examining the history and evolution of the automobile as a mode of transportation, looking at its beginnings and its role as perhaps the most vital means of transport, whether people or products. This includes a look at the impact on travel, the economy, the business of auto-making, etc. POOR jacket on a GOOD book. Moderate to heavy darkening, dark scuffs and browning to the jacket. Minor to moderate soiling and some minor staining. Large area of loss along the upper front portion of the jacket, with some chipping, minor tearing and loss along the other extremities. Cloth darkened, with staining/dampstaining along the rear upper edge. Minor to moderate soiling and some staining to the covers. Minor edgewear. Offsetting to the endpapers. Top edge of the text block soiled. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Longe, Al (compiler) Ice Racing in the Monadnock Region in the 1940s
Lower Ashuelot Self Published 1998 no Wraps Good 
Spiral bound with clear covers. 8 by 11 inches. Unpaginated. Reproduced photos throughout, some of poor quality. A collection of articles reproduced from newspapers that covers various auto ice races and news of ice racing in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, spanning the 1940s. With a few reproduced full page photos from a private collection. This assembly mentions notable local racers, races, etc. GOOD+ condition. Some scuffing, soiling and wear to the clear covers, with a few small holes at the upper right corner of the front cover. Very light toning and soiling to the first and last pages. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8 Meredith, Laurence;Hughes, Mark Original Vw Beetle. The Guide to European Models (1945-1978), Mexican Beetles and New Beetle
United Kingdom MBI Publishing 1994 1901432270 / 9781901432275 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Paul Debois 
Expanded and updated edition. Hardcover in unclipped jacket. Isbn#1901432270. A look at the history of the VW Beetle from its inception to the 1990's with in depth data on model specifications, production changes, innovations, options and accessories, information on buying and restoring, Mexican Beetles, etc. Well illustrated with photos. One of the best books on the Beetle. VERY GOOD+ jacket on a NEAR FINE book. Minor soiling to the jacket. Some scuffing and minor wear to the extremities. Light fading to the book covers. Text clean and solid. Nice copy! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The American Pickup Truck, Mueller, Mike
9 Mueller, Mike The American Pickup Truck
Osceola, WI MBI Publishing Company/Easton Press 1999 no Full Leather Near Fine No Jacket 
Green leather with gilt ruling and decorations. Pastedown color photo of a truck on the front cover. Silk endpapers. 160 pp., including index. No publication information from Easton Press on the interior, but their logo is present on the lower spine. With color photos throughout. A history of the production and evolution of the American pickup truck, covering its pre-history, minitrucks, modified pickups of the 1950s, the Ford Ranchero and the Chevrolet El Camino and others. NEAR FINE condition. A hint of rubbing and fading to the covers. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Automobile and Machinery Illustrations. Made by the Caxton Company Designers, Engravers, Printers and Photographers, No Author Given
10 No Author Given Automobile and Machinery Illustrations. Made by the Caxton Company Designers, Engravers, Printers and Photographers
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. William Feathers/ Printers Inc 1975 no Original Wraps Very Good 
Unpaginated. In stiff paper wraps, saddle sewn. A collection of illustrations of automobiles and machinery, originally printed by the Caxton Company in 1907, in an effort to showcase their printing capabilities. In VERY GOOD condition. Upper and lower fore edge corners bumped with diagonal creases. A few faint horizontal creases present emanating from the binding. Some scuffing along the extremities. Very minor soiling. Inner text clean and solid with the lower corner bumped and with a faint crease. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 No author Given Automobile Map of Eastern Massachusetts.
Boston Walker Lith and Pub. Co 1909 no Unbound Good 
Single sheet, folded, about 27 by 34 inches unfolded. Paper mounted on linen. A color road map of Eastern Massachusetts, depicting the Boston area, as well as parts of the North and South Shore. GOOD condition. Heavy browning, with moderate to heavy scattered soiling and staining to the map and linen. Ink stain to the Lynn area. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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12 No Author Given Corvette 1966-72 Shop Manual. Tune-up and Maintenance Guide
Brooklyn Carbooks Inc. no Soft Cover Good 
Un-paginated. With black and white photos and illustrations throughout. A manual to basic repairs, tune-ups, and maintenance for the 1966 to 1972 Corvette. GOOD condition with moderate soiling, minor staining and writing to the covers. General fading, scuffing and edgewear. Minor foxing and soiling to the page edges. Interior solid with minor scattered soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 No author Given Owner Manual 1951 Chevrolet
Detroit General Motors Corporation, Publisher no Wraps Good 
No date, presumed circa 1951. Stated third edition. Wraps. 32 pp. Illustrations throughout. A general guide to the operation and maintenance of Chevrolet cars, providing a basic overview of driving the car and the various features. Maine state inspection sticker from 1951 laid in. GOOD condition. Several bank stamps on the rear cover. Some staining to the wraps, with mostly minor soiling, some fading, scuffing and edgewear. Upper rear corner clipped on the diagonal. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Studebaker Motoring Accessories Catalog, No author Given
14 No author Given Studebaker Motoring Accessories Catalog
No Place Studebaker Corporation, Publisher no Wraps Good 
No place, perhaps 1946 based on the code on the rear cover '5-15-46.' Blue and brown wraps, with hood ornaments on the front. Small folio, oblong format. 20 pp., including covers. Black and white illustrations throughout. A catalog of various accessories available for the Studebaker cars, including electronic turn signals, hood ornaments and winguards, automatic windshield washer, new innovations in radio, locking gas cap, etc. GOOD condition. Faint business stamp on the front cover. Moderate creasing and wrinkling to the piece. Some scuffing, heavier along the extremities. Some tearing to the top and bottom of the spine. Vertical fold crease present. Very light soiling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15 No author given Superfinish: The Mark of Modernism. Developed by Chrysler
No Place Chrysler, Presumed Publisher no Wraps Very Good 
No place or date, circa 1941. Wraps. 7 by 5 inches. 16 pp., including covers. Tan, black and white illustrations throughout, some cartoon style. A promotional booklet discussing the benefits and technical aspects of a new innovation in joining metal parts of a car, termed superfinish by Chrysler. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling. Small crease to the upper rear corners. Minor finger smudges to the rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 No author given Why Shift Gears? Drive in "High" all the time With Chrysler Fluid Drive
No Place Chrysler, Presumed Publisher no Wraps Very Good 
No place or date, circa 1941. Wraps. 12 pp., including covers. A promotional booklet discussing fluid drive by Chrysler, apparently an automatic transmission that eliminates the need for shifting gears. VERY GOOD condition. Light toning and edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 No author given. 1982 Ford Mustang Promotional Sales Booklet
No Place Ford, presumed Publisher no Wraps Very Good 
No place or date, presumed circa 1982. Color photo illustrated wraps. Square quarto. 19 pp. Color photos throughout. A promotional sales booklet advertising the various models of the 1982 Ford Mustang, including the GLX series, and providing a look at the technical aspects and features of the various modes. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading, rubbing and edgewear. A hint of a musty odor when opened. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Robinson, James The Scrapbook Series I. Triumph
Horncastle, UK Mortons Media Group, Publisher 2008 no Wraps Very Good 
Glossy color wraps. Small folio. A magazine style book. Approximately 130 pp. Color and black and white photos throughout. A primarily visual look at the Triumph motorcyles , providing many photos accompanied by short descriptive captions and specifications. Interspersed throughout are lengthier sections giving the history and evolution of the Triumph motorcycle models and their designs. VERY GOOD condition. Price sticker on the lower front cover and rear cover. Light scuffing, creasing and bumping along the extremities. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Robinson, James The Scrapbook Series IV AMC. A.J.S. and Matchless
Horncastle, UK Mortons Media Group, Publisher 2011 no Soft Cover Very Good 
Glossy color wraps. Small folio. A magazine style book. Approximately 130 pp. Color and black and white photos throughout. A primarily visual look at the AJS and Matchless motorcycles produced by AMC, providing many photos accompanied by short descriptive captions and specifications. Interspersed throughout are lengthier sections giving the history and evolution of the motorcycles and their designs. VERY GOOD condition. Remains of a price sticker on the lower front cover. Light scuffing and bumping along the extremities. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Enthusiast. A Magazine for Motorcyclists. August, 1949, Various Authors
20 Various Authors The Enthusiast. A Magazine for Motorcyclists. August, 1949
Milwaukee Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company, Publisher 1949 no Wraps Very Good 
Black and white photo illustrated wraps. 24 pp., including covers. Black and white photos throughout. A single issue of this magazine devoted to motorcycles and motorcycling, mostly as relating to Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This issue contains a few articles on races and tours, including racing at Laconia, New Hampshire and Reading, PA; many pages of news from various motorcycle clubs, etc. All with photos of cyclists, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading, soiling to the covers. Minor toning in the interior. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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