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Image for A Large Helping of Yorkshire Pudding and A Second Helping of Yorkshire Pudding 1937 – 1991

A Large Helping of Yorkshire Pudding and A Second Helping of Yorkshire Pudding 1937 – 1991

By: Green, Wilf

Price: $75.00

Seller ID: 1738

Condition: Near Fine


Vol. 1: Pudsey, England: Roy Tinsley Publishing Co., [1997]. Perfect-bound wraps, 14.8 by 20.9 cm, 320 pp., illus. Vol. 2: Leeds, England: Richardson & Watson, [1998]. Perfect-bound wraps, 14.8 by 21.1 cm, 324 pp., illus. Both volumes appear unread and have only faint signs of shelf wear to the wraps. Green ran a motorcycle shop in Sheffield, starting with a small shop selling Royal Enfields and other British makes for twenty-five years, and importing East German MZ... View more info

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

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]

Seller ID: 2113

Condition: Very Good


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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Motorcycles

By: Hatch, Darwin; Herbert Connell

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Chicago, American School of Correspondence: 1918

Seller ID: 1707

Condition: Very Good +


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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A Bit on the Side: The Stirring Story of Britain’s Multiple World Champion Sidecar Ace Steve Webster MBE

By: Havard, Jan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Croydon, England, Motor Racing Publications Ltd.: 1992

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1744

Condition: Fine


Red cloth with gilt spine titles, dust jacket, 15.5 by 23 cm, 208 pp., illus. Fine, unread copy in fine jacket. “A fascinating story of the rocky road from obscurity to stardom, an inspiration to all budding young riders keen to get out there and do it themselves, and a tribute to the true grit and enormous talent which took a British sportsman to the World Championship four times in five years and gave him the determination to try again for a fifth time.” Dust jac... 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

Seller ID: 1670

Condition: Very Good


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

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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

Seller ID: 1676

Condition: Very Good


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

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

Seller ID: 1677

Condition: Very Good


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

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

Seller ID: 1678

Condition: Very Good


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 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

Seller ID: 1680

Condition: Good


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

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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

Seller ID: 1668

Condition: Near Fine


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

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

Seller ID: 1679

Condition: Very Good


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

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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

Seller ID: 1701

Condition: Fine


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

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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

Seller ID: 1684

Condition: Very Good


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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Black Smoke

By: Irving, Philip E.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Research Publications Pty. Ltd.: 1978

Edition: second printing, revised

Seller ID: 1688

Condition: Fine


Irving, Philip E. Black Smoke. Victoria, Australia: Research Publications Pty. Ltd., 1978, second printing, revised. Black cloth with no titles, dust jacket (which extends past the top of the book by about 5 mm), 14.7 by 21.6 cm, 127 pp., illus. Fine in fine jacket. Phil Irving (1903-1992) was an engineer and author who worked for several factories as a designer and development engineer, his most memorable achievements being the design of the Vincent motorcycle and ... View more info

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Black Smoke

By: Irving, Philip E.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Research Publications Pty. Ltd.: 1978

Edition: second printing, revised

Seller ID: 1858

Condition: Fine


Black cloth with gilt spine titles, dust jacket, 14.3 by 22 cm, 127 pp., illus. Fine in fine jacket. Phil Irving (1903-1992) was an engineer and author who worked for several factories as a designer and development engineer, his most memorable achievements being the design of the Vincent motorcycle and the Repco-Brabham engine that won the World Championship for Formula 1 cars in 1996. Black Smoke is a collection of essays on “engine design, brakes, steering, carbur... 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.

Seller ID: 1739

Condition: Very Good


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

Image for ABC of the Motorcycle: Text and Illustrations that Make the Mechanism and Operation of the Machine Clear to those Directly or Indirectly Interested. A Book for the Use of People who want the “Show How” Features

ABC of the Motorcycle: Text and Illustrations that Make the Mechanism and Operation of the Machine Clear to those Directly or Indirectly Interested. A Book for the Use of People who want the “Show How” Features

By: Jackman, W.J.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chicago, Charles C. Thompson Co.: 1912

Seller ID: 1705

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 14 by 20 cm, 224 pp., illus. Light wear at the corners and head and tail of the spine, dulled spine titles, a previous owner’s name, address, and date (1914) on ffep, and leaves lightly yellowed. There are corner creases on pages 217 – 222, and insect damage to the upper corners of pages 211 – 216 (does not affect text). Part of the Thompson series of home study guides, includes sections on the history and evolution of... 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

Seller ID: 1732

Condition: Fine


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

Seller ID: 1667

Condition: Near Fine


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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Rimettersi in Moto: The History [Mondial Motercycles]

By: Perrone, Gianni; Jolanda Croesi

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Vimodrone, Italy, Giorgio Nada Editore: 2000

Seller ID: 1726

Condition: Fine


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