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Everything About a Motor Cycle

By: Brown, E.T.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Morgan & Hoadly, ND (1920 based on advert on ffep)

Edition: First printing


Illustrated paper-covered boards, 11.8 by 17.6 cm, 51 [1] v pp., plus eight pages of ads at the end. Poor with spine-covering gone, front hinge split at the top and bottom, and the back cover detached. Leaves are yellowed. A rare early guide to owning and operating a motorcycle, with sections on all the major components of a bike, tires, lighting, maintenance, petrol, road rules, trouble-shooting, etc. Nice, full-page ad for C.A.V. Magnetos, Volex batteries, the Impe... View more info

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Fay Taylour: Queen of the Speedway

By: Belton, Brian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Buckinghamshire, England, Panther Publishing Ltd, 2006

Edition: First printing


Glossy, illustrated boards, 16.2 by 24 cm, vi 217 pp., illus. Fine, unread copy. “Fay Taylour was the most successful woman speedway rider – ever. Her short but meteoric career spanned just a few years in the mid to late ‘20s: in 1930 women were banned from the speedway and she switched to racing cars. In these few years Fay first made a name for herself in Trials riding, beating many established riders including Marjorie Cottle and won several Gold Medals. Th... View more info

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Gasoline Cowboy, The Sunday Cycles, and Two-wheeled Thunder (Three Volumes) [Motorcycles]

By: Gault, William Campbell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, EP Dutton, 1962-79

Edition: First editions


Three juvenile fiction motorcycle-themed titles from Gault (1910-1995), a writer best known for his sports fiction and mysteries (he won an Edgar Award in 1953 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America in 1984). Included are: Gasoline Cowboy. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1974, first edition. Blue cloth with dark blue spine titles, 14.5 by 21.3 cm, 146 pp. Book has light sun fading on the spine, foxing on the top edge of the textblock and the e... View more info

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Geoff Davison’s T.T. Anecdotes: Racing Tales Told by the Man Who Rode In, or Reported, Over 100 T.T. Races

By: Davison, Geoff S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Birmingham, England, Molly Davison, 1966

Edition: First printing


Wraps, 12.3 by 19 cm, 112 pp., illus. Heavily worn and creased covers, with a tiny pen mark and a few small stains on the back cover, bumped corners, and a 15 mm split of the front hinge at the foot of the spine. Musty. A collection of short pieces by Davison, many humorous, published in his memory by his widow. First Edition. View more info

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Harley-Davidson 125 Promotional Brochure, “Yours for Happy Days” with Promotional Letter and Mailing Envelope - 1951

By: Harley-Davidson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson Motor Co., [1951]


Harley-Davidson 125 Promotional Brochure, “Yours for Happy Days.” Milwaukee: Harley-Davidson Motor Co., [1951]. Six-panel brochure, measures 9.3 by 21.7 cm when folded and 27.7 by 43.4 cm open. Very good with light edge wear. Includes the original graphic mailing envelope and a promotion letter from Arthur Davidson: “Welcome to Motor Wheeling! You are joining thousands of other boys, girls, men and women…” The various panels feature the specs, fun places t... View more info

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Hells Angels on Wheels: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (LP Record)

By: Phillips, Stu; Chuck Sedacca; The Poor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NP, Smash Records, [1967]


SRS 67094/MGS 27094. Vinyl LP record in original sleeve. Very good vinyl with overall good sound, except for a deep scratch that causes a pop during the first few seconds on the first song on the B side. Owner’s name in marker (Huss) on the LP labels and back of the sleeve. The sleeve has a tiny remainder punch in the upper right corner, and some light rubbing and edge wear. Overall good. One of the more infamous of the bikerploitation films that starred Jack Nic... View more info

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High Efficiency: A Handbook for Motorcyclists, 1958 Mobil Oil Motorcycle Booklet

By: [Woods, Stanley, ed.]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Mobil Oil Co. Ltd., [1958]

Edition: 10th ed.


Staple-bound wraps, 12 by 17.7 cm, 48 pp., illus. Light edge and cover wear. Mobil promotional booklet with chapters on petrol quality, oil stability, motorcycle engines, lubricating systems and chart, how to lubricate your machine, troubleshooting, etc. Illustrated with line drawings. View more info

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How to Ride a Motorcycle: Including Trouble Tracing [BSA, Triumph, and Harley-Davidson]

By: Clymer, Floyd, ed.; J.B.N.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Floyd Clymer Publications,


not dated (circa late-1950s, early-60s). Staple-bound wraps, 14 by 21.5 cm, 56 pp., illus. Very good with minor wear to the covers. Includes sections on rider responsibility, motorcycle operation, maintenance, and trouble shooting and eliminating. Includes four line drawings of typical control layouts for English singles, BSA, Triumph, and Harley-Davidson. View more info

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It’s Easy on a Triumph

By: Davies, Ivor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Somerset, England, Haynes Publishing Group (Foulis), 1990

Edition: First printing


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Let’s Ride: Sonny Barger’s Guide to Motorcycling [Hell's Angels] - Signed

By: Barger, Sonny

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper, 2011

Edition: Later printing

Inscription: Signed


Wraps, 12.5 by 22.9 cm, xi 268 pp. Fine, unread copy. Signed by Barger on the verso of the front cover. Not a book about the Angels, but Sonny’s take on motorcycling and “how to ride the right way – for life.” Includes chapters on the anatomy of motorcycles and engine types, types of bikes (what to ride), the fundamentals of riding, gearing up, evaluating used bikes, buying a bike, advanced riding techniques, maintenance, etc. Clear and concise, this guide i... View more info

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Modern Auto-Cycles: Their Care and Maintenance

By: Chadwick, B.G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1947

Edition: First printing


Paper-covered boards over cloth spine, dust jacket, 12.3 by 18.2 cm, x 68 pp., plus two pages of ads, illus. Light edge and corner wear, some foxing on the endpapers, and a previous owner’s name and phone number on the ffep. The jacket is poor with rubbing, stains, chips and tears, and extensive old tape repairs – some of which have left light stains on the boards. While technically not part of Pitman’s “Motor Cyclists’ Library,” it is similar in size and ... View more info

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Motor Cycle Overhaul: A Practical and Complete Guide to Motor Cycle Maintenance and Overhaul (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

By: Haycraft, W.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1942

Edition: Third printing


Paper-covered boards over cloth spine, dust jacket, 12.1 by 17.4 cm, vii 111 pp., illus. Very good with shop stamp on front pastedown. The jacket is poor with rubbing, edge wear, and loss at the head and tail of the spine panel and the lower corner of the front panel. (case) Dust jacket present. View more info

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Motor Cycling Manual: The Complete Book of Motorcycling

By: Clymer, Floyd, ed.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Floyd Clymer Publications, nd

Edition: 11th edition


Wraps, 12.3 by 18.7 cm, 136 pp. plus index and ads, illus. Fair with edge and corner wear and light creases to the wraps, and a previous owner’s name in pen on the title page twice and once on the inside back cover. An American edition of the English Motorcycling Manual issues by Temple Press, this volume includes chapters on all mechanical aspects of the motorcycle, including sidecars, as well as choosing and operating a bike. View more info

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Motorcycles

By: Hatch, Darwin; Herbert Connell

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Chicago, American School of Correspondence, 1918


Red cloth with black spine and cover titles, 14.2 by 21.3 cm, 74 pp. plus one-page “examination paper,” illus. Very good with only minor corner bumping and only the faintest sign of sunning on the spine. A correspondence school “instruction paper” on motorcycles with sections on types of bikes, principles of engine operation, construction details, lubrication, maintenance, overhaul, and repair. Well illustrated with line drawings and photographs, including ima... View more info

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Not So Innocent Abroad [Motorcycle Touring]

By: Archbold, George

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Jarrolds Publishers, 1957

Edition: First edition


Red cloth with black spine titles, dust jacket, 14 by 21.6 cm, 183 pp., illus. Light bumping to the lower corners of the boards, faint yellowing of the textblock, and foxing on the top edge of the text block; the jacket has light wear and some small tears at the head of the spine panel. From the front flap: “This is the personal story of one man’s outward journey by motor cycle through Switzerland and Italy to the continent of Africa. Mr. Archbold visits Paris and... View more info