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The Book of the Villiers Engine: On the Construction, Running, and Repair of Villiers Engines, with a Chapter on the Bond Minicar (Pitman’s Motor Cyclists’ Library)

By: Grange, Cyril

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1954

Edition: Ninth Edition


Paper-covered boards over cloth spine, dust jacket, 12.3 by 17.4 cm, vii 110 pp. plus two pages of ads, illus. Very good with some light edge wear, foxing and yellowing on the endpapers, and some light spotting on the front cover. The jacket is very good with some light edge wear, chips, and foxing. (case) Dust jacket present. View more info

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The Dealer and Repairman, April 1902: Motor Cycle Number [Motorcycles]

By: Perry, H.W.; E.H. Cave; E. Ralph Estep, eds.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Floyd Clymer Publications,


Los Angeles: Fair. Not dated (circa 1940s or ‘50s). Staple-bound wraps, 13.6 by 21.4 cm, 128 pp., illus. Fair with edge chips and tears to the covers; the spine has tears at the staples and is split lengthwise, but still intact. The interior is good with a closed tear on the top edge of the first two leaves. A scarce reprint of a rare issue of The Dealer and Repairman, originally published in April 1902. This is a motorcycle special issue that deals with a tim... View more info

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The Death Cycle

By: Runyon, Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Greenwich, CT, Gold Medal Books (Fawcett), 1963

Edition: first printing (PBO)


Wraps, 11 by 17.8 cm, 159 pp. Very good with only light cover wear and yellowing. “Brett was the kind of a guy who always raced – away from danger, headlong into disaster. Jeanne was Brett’s wife, and she learned how to loathe him first and then how to stop caring. Doris was the party girl who spilled out of her tight blue jeans, all over any man who smiled. Carl led them on their runaway ride while a crime and a bundle of money held them together – until th... View more info

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The Motor Cycling Manual: The Complete Book of Motorcycling

By: Clymer, Floyd, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Floyd Clymer Publications, 1944

Edition: 11th edition


Wraps, 12.3 by 18.7 cm, 136 pp. plus index and ads, illus. Very good with light wear and creases to the wraps. 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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The Power & Pedal Cyclemotor and Autocycle Handbook [Mopeds]

By: Denton, G.M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Power & Pedal Ltd., 1955

Edition: First printing


Illustrated paper boards over brown cloth spine, 12.2 by 17.6 cm, 93 pp. plus three pages of ads, illus. Very good with light wear to the covers, corners and edges. Faint yellowing of the leaves. A scarce early book on mopeds, with chapters on history, choosing a ride, licenses, fit, comfort, riding, maintenance, electrics, roadside troubles, clothing, touring, and reference publications. First Edition. View more info

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The Ultimate Racers

By: Cathcart, Alan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Middlesex, England, Guinness Publishing Co., 1990

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Signed


Blue cloth with silver spine titles, 23.2 by 30.5 cm, 240 pp., illus. Near fine in like jacket. Inscribed and signed on the ffep: “To Mike – thanks for all your good work with AHRMA [American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association] over the years, and all your help at Daytona. / Alan Cathcart / March ’95.” Also included is an Alan Cathcart/With Compliments slip. This volume “explores the development of one of the most action-packed sports of our time, as se... View more info

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The Ultimate Racers

By: Cathcart, Alan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Osceola, WI, Motorbooks International, 1990

Edition: first U.S. edition

Inscription: Signed


Blue cloth with silver spine titles, 23.2 by 30.5 cm, 240 pp., illus. Fine in near fine jacket with “autographed copy” sticker on front panel of jacket, and a tasteful dealership label on the title page. Signed by the author on the ffep. This volume “explores the development of one of the most action-packed sports of our time, as seen through the evolution of the machines on which motorcycle racing is based … Each chapter deals with a particular type of bike ... View more info

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The Unapproachable Norton

By: Holliday, Bob

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Beaulieu Books (Dalton Watson Ltd. With the National Motor Museum Trust), 1979

Edition: First edition


Blue cloth with gilt spine titles, 17 by 24 cm, 104 pp., illus. The hardcover has light sun fading along the top and bottom edges and a small dent on the bottom edges of the front and rear covers. The jacket is very good with light edge wear and yellowing. From the jacket: “Bob Holliday … starts his pictorial history with the 1902 motor cycle that first carried Norton’s name, utilising the French-built Clement engine, and as the name Norton is so closely linked ... View more info

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The Vintage Years at Brooklands

By: Bayley, Joseph

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Norwich, England, Goose and Son Publishers, 1968


Red cloth with silver spine titles, 25.2 by 19.6 cm, vii 13 pp. (since only the text pages are numbered, the actual page count is 261), illus. The textblock droops a bit in the spine and has a light musty odor. The dust jacket has edge wear and chips, uneven sun fading on the front and rear panels, and two small holes in the back panel near the center of the spine panel. A photographic record from the “golden age” of motorcycle racing – the 1920s – at the Broo... View more info

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The Wild Angels Vol. II: More music composed for the Original Sound Track of the American International Picture (LP Record)

By: Curb, Mike; David Allan and the Arrows

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hollywood, Capitol Records, Inc., [1967]


T 5056. Vinyl LP record in original sleeve. The vinyl is very good with only minor scratches – the audio sounds good. The sleeve is good with light wear, a scribbled-out name on the back cover, a remainder punch in the upper right corner, and some glue residue in the same corner. Despite 1953s The Wild Ones, Roger Corman’s 1966 The Wild Angels was the spark that ignited a rash of biker films—both good and bad—and altered Peter Fonda’s career from the straigh... View more info

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The Winged Wheel Patch: A History of The Canadian Military Motorcycle and Rider

By: Burns, Max; Ken Messenger

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ontario, Vanwell Publishing Ltd., 1993

Edition: First edition


Yellow paper-covered boards with red spine titles, dust jacket, 22 by 28.5 cm, 159 pp., illus. Fine in near fine jacket. From the preface: “Not long into the 1900s, the motorcycle and its rider became an integral part of Canada's military establishment. This fact has largely been overlooked by both motorcycle buffs and historians. Dedicated bike enthusiasts tend to focus solely on the machine, forgetting that the motorcycle more than any other vehicle is inseparable ... View more info

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Twistgrip: A Motorcycle Anthology

By: Setright, L.J.K.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1969

Edition: First edition


Setright, L.J.K. Twistgrip: A Motorcycle Anthology. London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1969, first edition. Blue cloth with silver spine titles, dust jacket, 16 by 24 cm, 150 pp., illus. Near fine book in very good, price-clipped jacket with light edge wear and rubbing. A collection of essays on the two-wheeled sport from authors as varied as T.E. Lawrence and Vic Willoughby, and topics ranging from racing, the hour record, bike-mounted police, motorcycle design a... View more info

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Two Weeks in June: A Photographic Essay of Honda’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations at the 1998 Isle of Man T.T. Festival

By: Kawashima, Kiyoshi; Peter Kneale; Steve Booth, et al.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Lincolnshire, England, The Original Double Red Limited/Honda, 1998

Edition: First edition


Black cloth with silver spine and cover titles, dust jacket, 25.5 by 35 cm, 200 pp., illus. Fine in near fine jacket. A beautifully illustrated record of the 50th celebrations, with an emphasis on the racing. (os) Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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We Went Racing: The Griff Jenkins Story

By: Mortimer, Charles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Peterborough, England, Motor Cycle News Ltd., 1966

Edition: First printing


Red cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, dust jacket, 12.7 by 19 cm, 112 pp., illus. Near fine but for a name/address stamp on the ffep. Jacket is very good with light edge wear and a few small tears. From the front flap: “Griff Jenkins, although well-known and popular with many thousands of motor cycle road racing fans at the start of the 1963 season, had not, at that time ever won a race. In 1963 he became, under the sponsorship of Charles Mortimer (himself an... View more info

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Women and Motorcycling: The Early Years - Special Edition with Pin, Signed

By: Hollern, Susie

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Locke, New York, Pink Rose Publications, 1999

Edition: Special Edition


First special (numbered and signed) edition (issued simultaneously as a softcover, hardcover, and signed, numbered hardcover). Black cloth over padded boards with gilt cover titles and paper label depicting a group of women motorcyclists on the upper board, 18.5 by 19.4 cm, iv 81 pp., illus. Fine. Signed, dated (7/27/99), and numbered (26/50) on the title page. This “special” edition included a 2.5 cm gold-colored pin featuring the silhouette of a woman on a moto... View more info