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A lucid and entertaining book where the author takes the history of fire fighting equipment from the gleaming steam pumpers of the industrial revolution to the automated specialised machines of our time. Large format. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w & colour photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0748100636. Inscription in ink to verso of free front endpaper. Blue pictorial dustwrapper is slightly grubby and has a small damp stain to lower edge.
Amazing giant pop-ups burst from the page, offering detailed and dazzling view of the inner workings of each subject (Fire Engine, Rescue Helicopter and Space Shuttle). Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. ISBN: 0751353426. Spine slightly bumped with small nick at top front edge. Corners slightly rubbed. Tab for space shuttle doesn't work (expect it could be easily repaired).
FIRE ENGINES & FIRE-FIGHTING
Written by David Burgess-Wise.
Stock no. 2129136
Published by Bounty Books. 2007. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9780753714744.
B/w photos. 128 pages. ISBN: 0948699094.
Pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Corners rubbed & worn, 2" split to bottom front edge of spine. Light corner crease to first few pages else contents clean.
A comparison of today's methods with yesterday's muddles. Entertaining and informative for the young reader. Peach boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. Very faint marks to covers otherwise a fine copy in price-cut wrapper which is slightly foxed and grubby.