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TOLKIEN: THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien; David Day. Illustrated by Ivan Allen; Sarah Ball; Liz Pyle; et al..
Stock no. 1820628
Published by BCA. 1st thus 1991. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. The historical, geographical, sociological and biological evolution of Tolkien's world. Top edge of text block browned. A few minor marks to dustwrapper. Cigarette odour present.
AUTOMOBILES OF THE WORLD: AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE CAR 1921
Written by W.E. De B. Whittaker; P.A. Barron.
Stock no. 2133936
Published by The Aeroplane And General Publishing Co. Limited. 1921. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Blue cloth with gilt titles. B/w illustrations. Uneven fading - possible even damp marking. Nicks to corners; a little fraying to cloth. Page edge browning, with some foxing.
Green cloth, gilt titles. B/w diagrams. Spine has been replaced with new green cloth; new endpapers. Corners are bumped. Browning to outer page edges. Some foxing. Last page has top half cut off it.
DYKE'S AUTOMOBILE AND GASOLINE ENGINE ENCYCLOPEDIA
Written by A.L. Dyke.
Stock no. 2133871
Published by The Goodheart-Willcox Company Inc.. 13th 1924. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Thirteenth Edition. The elementary principles, construction, operation and repair of automobiles, gasoline engines and automobile electric systems; including trucks, tractors and motorcycles. Simple, Thorough and Practical. Blue cloth with white titles. B/w diagrams. Chipping, with some fraying and wear at edges. Page edges are browned. Some foxing. Wrapper has been covered with clear adhesive film and cut down to edges; some chipping and loss.
THE RAND MCNALLY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MILITARY AIRCRAFT 1914-1980
Written by Enzo Angelucci; Paolo Matricardi.
Stock no. 2133766
Published by The Military Press. 1983. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Large format. Reprint edition. Dark blue cloth with silver titles and vignettes. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0517410214. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few knocks to cover edges. Page edge browning. Wrapper is browned with large closed tears and chips, with minimal loss.
An illustrated guide to an iconic motorcycle with 600 colour photographs. Pictorial cardwraps. Oblong format. ISBN: 9781846817779. A few minor corner creases.
Pocket Encyclopedia. Includes: The Supermarine Spitfire, The Avro Lancaster, The Messerschmitt 109, The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Small format. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos throughout. Cutaway Diagrams. 192 pages. ISBN: 9781861473004.
The definitive reference to the lives and achievements of 2,500 international racing drivers. Black cloth covered boards, gilt titles to spines. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 9781844254330. Wrappers have some light edge-creasing. Contained in original slip case that has a few scuffs and marks, but is very good.
Over 1500 military and civilian ships from 5000 BC to the present day. Large format. Pictorial glazed boards. Colour & b/w illustrations throughout. 544 pages including index. ISBN: 1856055914. Small nick to top of spine also follows through dustwrapper which has been repaired with tape to top of spine. Base of spine shelf worn. A few minor marks to text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-rubbed and a little scuffed.
Complete in 34 weekly parts and bound as one large volume. Instant reference to every detail of motor practice, the care and maintenance of all types of modern cards, how to locate faults, repairs, touring, law for motorists. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Text block speckled. B/w photos and illustrations. Large-scale road map of the British Isles published in sections every week. Boards scuffed. Text block lightly browned. Endpapers browned. Newspaper snippets taped to endpapers. Contents are clean. Previous owner's address label to rear pastedown. Last page has largish chip to last page, affecting two lines of text.
THE OSPREY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT 1875-1995
Written by Bill Gunston.
Stock no. 1318751
Published by Osprey Aerospace. 1996. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. 526 pages. B/w diagrams and photos. ISBN: 1855324059. Light browning and a few marks to top edge of text block. Some light browning to page edges. Corners lightly bumped. Black pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
Over 2500 motorcycles from around the world from 1885 to the present day. General Editor: Roger Hicks. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour & b/w photos. 544 pages. ISBN: 1856055922. Matching pictorial dustwrapper is edge-rubbed and has remains of a small label to lower edge of front panel.