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Image for Phil Read: The Real Story [Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing]

Phil Read: The Real Story [Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing]

By: Read, Phil; Graeme Wright

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald and Jane’s, 1977


[Racing] Read, Phil; Graeme Wright. Phil Read: The Real Story. London: Macdonald and Jane’s Publishers Ltd., 1977, first edition. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine titles, 14.5 by 22.2 cm, 192 pp., illus. Very good with light yellowing and foxing on the endpapers and top edge of the textblock. The price-clipped jacket is very good with uneven sun fading on the spine. “Rebel Read” is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road race who won seven World Championships and ... View more info

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Reminiscences of Motor Cycling: Being the Impressions of Thirty Years and 300,000 Miles on the Road

By: Ixion (Cannon B.H. Davies)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Yorkshire, England, EP Publishing Ltd., 1973

Edition: First thus.


Red cloth with gilt spine titles, dust jacket, 13 by 19.3 cm, 143 xv, 116 xiii pp., illus. Very good with light bumping at the head and tail of the spine and a small scratch on the top edge of the textblock. The jacket has light edge wear and yellowing and light foxing on the verso. This is a single-volume reprint of Motor Cycle Reminiscences and Further Motor Cycle Reminiscences, originally published circa 1920-30s. Ixion, a pen name for Cannon B.H. Davies, wrote f... View more info

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Rickman: The Family, The Business and The Brand (The Rickman Story) [Motorcycles]

By: Gittins, Dave

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Powys, Wales, Ariel Publishing, 2002

Edition: second, amended printing


Powys, Wales: Ariel Publishing, 2002. second, amended printing. Very Good. Gittins, Dave. Rickman: The Family, The Business and The Brand (The Rickman Story). Powys, Wales: Ariel Publishing, 2002, second, amended printing. Glossy, illustrated boards, 28.5 by 21.7 cm, 192 pp., illus. Near fine with only faint shelf wear and a ver light bump to the upper corner of the front cover. Rickman was an English manufacturer that specialized in scrambler, road racing and ro... View more info

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Rimettersi in Moto: The History [Mondial Motercycles]

By: Perrone, Gianni; Jolanda Croesi

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Vimodrone, Italy, Giorgio Nada Editore, 2000


Perrone, Gianni; Jolanda Croesi. Rimettersi in Moto: The History. Vimodrone, Italy: Giorgio Nada Editore, 2000, first edition. Illustrated silver paper over boards, dust jacket, 33.6 by 23.5 cm, 176 pp., illus. Fine hardcover in near fine jacket with only the faintest signs of shelf wear. A heavily-illustrated history of the Italian Mondial motorcycle manufacturer. In business from 1948 until 1979, they were best known for their racing machines and numerous world c... View more info

Image for Sixty-Six Issues of Spirit of the Air, Newsletter of the Ariel Motorcycle Club North America, 2001-2014

Sixty-Six Issues of Spirit of the Air, Newsletter of the Ariel Motorcycle Club North America, 2001-2014

By: Ariel Motorcycle Club North America

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden Grove/Huntington Beach/Carlsbad/Stockton, CA, Ariel Motorcycle Club North America, 2001-2014


Included are issue numbers 194, 195 (2001), 198, 201 (2002), 202, 203, 204, 206, 207 (2003), 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213 (2004), 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219 (2005), 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226 (2006), 227, 228, 229, 230 (2007), 231, 232, 233, 235, 236 (2008), 237, 240 (2009), 242, 243, 244, 245, 246 (2010), 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252 (2011), 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258 (2012), 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264 (2013), and 265, 266, 267, 268 (2014). Staple-bound, s... View more info

Image for Souping Two-Stroke Engines for More Power and Speed: How to Get 10 HP from Your 125 [Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson]

Souping Two-Stroke Engines for More Power and Speed: How to Get 10 HP from Your 125 [Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson]

By: Clymer, Floyd, ed.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Floyd Clymer Publications, nd


Not dated (circa late-1960s). Staple-bound wraps, 13.6 by 20.9 cm, 44 pp. plus four pages of ads, illus. very good with light cover wear. Six articles reprinted from Cycle Magazine on powering up small engines. Includes “Dear Editor, how can I make my two-stroke go faster…,” “Souping Tips for the 200 cc. Model Zundapps,” “Six Horses for Six Bucks: Simple ¾ Race Conversion for Harley 125s,” “Two-Cycle Talk: Critical Points of Exhaust and Fuel Mixtures... View more info

Image for The American Motorcycle Girl’s Cannonball Diary: Cris Sommer Simmons Rides Her 1915 Harley-Davidson in the (2010) Pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball Coast to Coast Endurance Run

The American Motorcycle Girl’s Cannonball Diary: Cris Sommer Simmons Rides Her 1915 Harley-Davidson in the (2010) Pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball Coast to Coast Endurance Run

By: Simmons, Cristine Sommer; Michael Lichter, photographs, foreword

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Stillwater, MN, Parker House Publishing, 2012

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


Simmons, Cristine Sommer; Michael Lichter, photographs, foreword. The American Motorcycle Girl’s Cannonball Diary: Cris Sommer Simmons Rides Her 1915 Harley-Davidson in the (2010) Pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball Coast to Coast Endurance Run. Stillwater, MN: Parker House Publishing, 2012, first printing. Glossy, illustrated boards, 21 by 22.2 cm, 191 pp., illus. Fine, unread copy with a tasteful dealership label on the ffep. Signed in silver marker by Simmons on her... View more info

Image for The Book of the Ariel: A Practical Guide for Owners of Single-Cylinder S.V., O.H.V. Four-Stroke Touring Models (1939 to 1959) (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

The Book of the Ariel: A Practical Guide for Owners of Single-Cylinder S.V., O.H.V. Four-Stroke Touring Models (1939 to 1959) (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

By: Haycraft, W.C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1963

Edition: tenth ed., reprinted


Wraps, dust jacket, 12.5 by 17.5 cm, vii 145 pp. plus two pages of ads, illus. Very good with some light edge wear and a previous owner’s name on the inside of the front cover. The jacket is very good with light edge wear. (case) Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for The Book of the B.S.A.: A Complete Guide for Owners and Prospective Purchasers of 1936-9 B.S.A. Machines (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

The Book of the B.S.A.: A Complete Guide for Owners and Prospective Purchasers of 1936-9 B.S.A. Machines (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

By: Haycraft, W.C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1943

Edition: ninth ed., reprinted


Paper-covered boards over cloth spine, dust jacket, 12.3 by 17.4 cm, vii 94 pp., illus. Very good with some light edge wear and a previous owner’s name and address on the ffep. The jacket has edge wear, chipping, rubbing, and one old tape repair on the top edge of the spine. (case) Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for The Book of the Douglas: A Complete Guide for Owners and Prospective Purchasers of Douglas Motor-Cycles, Dealing with Every Phase of the Subject, Including Chapters on Driving, Touring, Legal Matters, Insurance, Tracing Faults and Overhauling (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

The Book of the Douglas: A Complete Guide for Owners and Prospective Purchasers of Douglas Motor-Cycles, Dealing with Every Phase of the Subject, Including Chapters on Driving, Touring, Legal Matters, Insurance, Tracing Faults and Overhauling (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

By: Heathcote, Leslie K.

Price: $40.00

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

Edition: 1942, sixth ed., reprinted


Paper-covered boards over cloth spine, dust jacket, 12.5 by 17.5 cm, viii 80 pp., illus. Very good with name and address on ffep. The jacket is good with rubbing, edge wear, and chips. (case) Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for The Book of the J.A.P.: Practical Maintenance of Four-Stroke J.A.P. Engines (1927 Onwards).  Deals with 1934-52 A.J.W. and Cotton Motor-Cycles. Chapters on 500 c.c. S.V. Vertical Twin J.A.P. Engine and the A.J.W. “Grey Fox” (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

The Book of the J.A.P.: Practical Maintenance of Four-Stroke J.A.P. Engines (1927 Onwards). Deals with 1934-52 A.J.W. and Cotton Motor-Cycles. Chapters on 500 c.c. S.V. Vertical Twin J.A.P. Engine and the A.J.W. “Grey Fox” (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

By: Haycraft, W.C.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1952

Edition: third ed., revised and reprinted


Paper-covered boards over cloth spine, dust jacket, 12.3 by 17.5 cm, v 146 pp., illus. Very good with some light creases on the front cover. The jacket is very good with a faint, shot glass-sized ring stain on the front panels and small chips at the head and tail of the spine panel. J.A.P. stands for John Alfred Prestwich Industries, the London-based engineering firm in business from 1895 to 1964. (case) Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for The Book of the New Imperial: A Practical Guide for Owners of New Imperial Motor-Cycles (Covers S.V. and O.H.V. Models from 1935 Onwards) (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

The Book of the New Imperial: A Practical Guide for Owners of New Imperial Motor-Cycles (Covers S.V. and O.H.V. Models from 1935 Onwards) (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

By: Haycraft, W.C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1950

Edition: sixth ed., reprinted


Paper-covered boards over cloth spine, dust jacket, 12.3 by 17.4 cm, vii 111 pp., illus. Near fine in very good jacket with light edge wear and rubbing. (case) Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for The Book of the Panther (Lightweight Models): A Practical and Comprehensive Guide for Owners of 250 c.c. and 350 c.c. Panther Motor-Cycles (Covers Models from 1932 to 1955) (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

The Book of the Panther (Lightweight Models): A Practical and Comprehensive Guide for Owners of 250 c.c. and 350 c.c. Panther Motor-Cycles (Covers Models from 1932 to 1955) (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

By: Haycraft, W.C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1956

Edition: fifth edition


Thin paper-covered boards over cloth spine, dust jacket, 12.3 by 17.2 cm, vii 135 pp., illus. Light damp stains along the top edge and lower corner of the front and back covers (the interior is unharmed) and some light creases on the front cover. The price-clipped jacket has the corresponding damp stains, as well as large chips and tears. (case) Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for The Book of the Red Panther: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide for All Owners of P.&C. Red Panther Motor-Cycles (Covers Models from 1932 Onwards) (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

The Book of the Red Panther: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide for All Owners of P.&C. Red Panther Motor-Cycles (Covers Models from 1932 Onwards) (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

By: Haycraft, W.C.

Price: $40.00

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

Edition: Second edition, Reprinted


Paper-covered boards over cloth spine, dust jacket, 12.3 by 17.4 cm, vii 86 pp., illus. Near fine book in fair jacket with edge wear, chipping, and small tears; there is a small spot of skinning on the front panel, and some larger tears and a dime-sized hole on the back panel. (case) Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for The Book of the Sunbeam: A C Completely Illustrated and Practical Guide for Present and Future Sunbeam Owners (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

The Book of the Sunbeam: A C Completely Illustrated and Practical Guide for Present and Future Sunbeam Owners (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

By: Heathcote, Leslie K.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1941

Edition: Fourth Printing


Paper-covered boards over cloth spine, dust jacket, 12.2 by 17.5 cm, vii 126 pp., illus., with a fold-out chart of the electrical system. Near fine book in fair jacket with rubbing, edge wear, chipping, and a 2 by 3 cm spot of loss on the top edge of the rear panel. (case) Dust jacket present. View more info