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The Automobile Club of Egypt: A novel, Alaa Al Aswany
1 The Automobile Club of Egypt: A novel
Alaa Al Aswany
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2015 0307957217 / 9780307957214 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition in brand new condition. Very clean yellow boards with deeper yellow cloth spine bright gold lettering on spine. No wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. 475 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026206

Price: 20.00 USD
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Birth of a Giant, Crabb, Richard
2 Birth of a Giant
Crabb, Richard
Chilton 1970 0801955076 / 9780801955075 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated first edition (second printing) in clean dust jacket, SIGNED by author Richard Crabb. Clean turquoise cloth boards with orange lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Decorated endpapers - signed by author on front free endpaper: "Richard Crabb." Illustrated throughout with photographs. 468 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap, wear and small closed tear at upper left spine corner, small closed tear at top edge of front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The men and incidents that gave America the automobile, and how it changed history. 026566

Price: 30.00 USD
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My Father Mr. Mercedes, Jellinek-Mercedes, Guy
3 My Father Mr. Mercedes
Jellinek-Mercedes, Guy
Philadelphia Chilton Books 1961 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 319 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A vivid portrayal of a most colorful, eccentric, and forceful character and the important role he played in the development of the automobile. A detailed analysis, not only of Emil Jellinek-Mercedes' life, but also of automotive history on the continent. 026324

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Changing Years, Merrill, Arch
4 The Changing Years
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1967 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white plates. 195 pages. Dust jacket is clean (with exception of price on inner flap being inked out), has a few tiny edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Arch Merrill, in his 22nd book, tells how the automobile, after the coming of paved roads, combined with the development of aviation, virtually remade our world. 025171

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Get A Horse! The Story of the Automobile in America, Musselman, M. M.
5 Get A Horse! The Story of the Automobile in America
Musselman, M. M.
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1950 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped dustjacket. Clean beige cloth boards with small early automobile illustration on cover, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner inscription and name on front fixed endpaper. 304 pp. with index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very tiny edge chips at top and bottom spine edges. Charming photo of author on rear panel as he sits at the wheel of a 1909 Fiat racing car, Series 90. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020259

Price: 20.00 USD
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Around the World in 50 Years, Podell, Albert
6 Around the World in 50 Years
Podell, Albert
New York St. Martin's Press (Thomas Dunne Books) 2015 1250051983 / 9781250051981 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Very clean red boards with crisp black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Frank - Whose friendship over the decades has been very meaningful and special to me. - Al Podell." Illustrated with black and white photographs. 354 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (26.99/31.50 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Collectible quality signed first edition. Inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achievedtwo great goals that others told him were impossible. He sest a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, and visited every country on earth. A remarkable and meaningful tale of quiet courage, dogged persistence, undying determination, and an uncanny ability to escape from one perilous situation after another. 023534

Price: 35.00 USD
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Stormy Genius: The Life of Aviation's Maverick Bill Lear, Rashke, Richard L.
7 Stormy Genius: The Life of Aviation's Maverick Bill Lear
Rashke, Richard L.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1985 0395353726 / 9780395353721 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue paper covered boards with dark blue cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Pat with my best wishes - Richard Rashke - 12/13/85". Illustrated with black and white plates. 401 pages with index. Clean jacket is not price clipped (19.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, a few tiny closed edge tears and tiny rubs. Photo of Bill Lear on rear panel with his automobile steam turbine engine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The life story of Bill Lear, an irascible, eccentric, outrageous aviation genius. A poor boy who made and lost millions four times over, he patented more than 150 designs and inventions in electronics and aerodynamics including the first automatic pilot for jets, an automatic landing system for jets, and the eight-track tape, not to mention an automobile steam turbine engine. 022317

Price: 200.00 USD
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Things Used to be Different, Robinson, Alonzo Clark
8 Things Used to be Different
Robinson, Alonzo Clark
New York Longmans, Green & Co. 1939 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 274 pgs. Dustjacket is quite clean, has a few small edge chips and short closed edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. History of an earlier era, consisting of five parts: Yale 1898, undergraduate life in New Haven before the automobile; Round-the-World, the experiences of two young men in many countries over a hundred years ago; When Frohman was in Flower, the world of the theatre circa 1900; On Board the Niagara, 20,000 miles with Howard Gould on his yacht (five passengers and eighty crew); and Paris Before the War, the artistic life and celebrities of Paris when Rodin and Debussy reigned. 018792

Price: 25.00 USD
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No Excuses, Van Damm, Sheila
9 No Excuses
Van Damm, Sheila
London Putnam 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped original jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 238 pp. Illustrated with black and white photograph (glossy plates). Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (16s net on lower inside front flap corner), several small edge chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sheila Van Damm's story of her life as a champion woman car rally driver in Europe and management of the Windmill, London's famous revue theatre. 020869

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Lightning Conductor - The Strange Adventures of A Motor-Car, Williamson, C. N. and A. M.
10 The Lightning Conductor - The Strange Adventures of A Motor-Car
Williamson, C. N. and A. M.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1905 Revised Hardcover Very Good 
Grosset & Dunlap edition, Revised, Enlarged and Illustrated. Decorated American trade binding - clean green cloth boards with lighter green decoration, line border and lettering on cover, light green lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Slight browning to endpapers. Front panel of dust jacket laid in. Two small previous owner names on front free endpaper, and in very tiny but very legible print, a short synopsis of the book on front free endpaper. "A detailed tour through the monuments and villages of central & southern Europe before any world wars - soon after cars were invented, all in a verneer of romance & upperclass optimism." 023996

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Lightning Conductor Discovers America, Williamson, C. N. and A. M.
11 The Lightning Conductor Discovers America
Williamson, C. N. and A. M.
Garden City, NY Doubleday Page & Company 1916 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Blue-gray cloth boards with white, red, light and dark green and white decoration on cover, stamped white lettering on cover and spine; white and green decoration on spine. Very light overall soiling from handling; no fraying. Decorations are crisp and unrubbed. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with beautifully decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Liberally illustrated with photographs and maps, including color frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 384 pages. A wonderful road trip through New York State and New England (including Hudson Valley, Long Island) the Delaware Water Gap, Maine, White Mountains, Green Mountains and more. 025501

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