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Bloom, Alan  Your Book of Traction Engines, Faber & Faber, 1975, pp78 with 24 illustrations.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  £4.95

Bloom, Alan  250 Years of Steam, World's Work, 1981, pp195.  "Largish" format Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Considers stationary engines, marine engines, road locomotives, steam carriages and steam wagons.  £3.95

Clark, Ronald H  The Development of the English Steam Wagon, Goose and Son, 1963, pp237 with 314 drawings & illustrations.  Hb.  VG/VG.  Dw internally repaired at the head of the spine.  £60.00

Clark, Ronald H  A Traction Engine Miscellany, Goose & Son, 1975, pp243 with 349 figures & illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG+/VG+.  £48.50

Clymer, Floyd  Album of Historical Steam Traction Engines and Threshing Equipment No.1, Floyd Clymer, 1949, pp160.  Large Format Pb.  VG-.  Slight wear to the top & base of the spine, colour faded on the spine, small internally repaired tear to the top front corner of the cover.  American traction engines from 1855 to 1929 with 470 photos, drawings & charts and 105 different makes.  £7.50

Endacott D L  Steam in the West, D&C, 1974, pp96.  Hb.  VG-/VG.  Wear to the inside of the covers along the bottom edge, dw spine slightly sunned.  A pictorial survey of steam in the West Country with sections on Showman’s Engines, Showman’s Tractors, Agricultural Engines, Rollers, Ploughing Engines, Steam Wagons, Working Outfits, Fair Organs & Rides, Railways, Ships and Models.  £3.95

Hampshire, Jack  I Worked with Traction Engines, J. H. Lake, 1st edition 1967, pp152 plus pp8 of illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  Traction engine stories based upon the author's experiences.  £6.95

Hampshire, Jack  Apprenticeship in Steam: The Memoirs of a General Engineer, Traction Engine Enterprises, 1974, pp182.  Hb.  VG/VG.  A life with steam, first with the family haulage business, which employed steam traction engines, and later with the Royal & Merchant Navy.  £18.50

Hawthorne, Ran  Heavy Haulage, "Steaming" Publication, pp72.  No date.  No.4 in a Series.  Landscape Format Pb. VG.  Illustrates the many & varied jobs carried out by Road Locomotives.  £8.50

Hughes W J and Thomas, Joseph L  The Sentinel: A History of Alley & MacClellan and The Sentinel Waggon Works Vol.1 1875-1930, D&C, 1973, pp320 with 119 illustrations.  Hb.  Fine/VG+.  A comprehensive history.  £42.50

J & H McLaren Catalogue No.32: Traction Engines, Traction Wagons, Steam Road Rollers etc, Midland Engine Works Leeds, Michael Dunkley, pp69.  Large Format Pb.  Fine.  An undated reprint of an illustrated catalogue originally issued in June 1914.  £12.50

Johnson, Brian  Steam Traction Engines, Wagons and Rollers, Blandford, 1971, pp180.  Small format Hb. VG /VG.  One-inch "wear" mark from an old price sticker on the front dw.  A brief history of traction engines followed by 158 coloured plates with separate extended descriptions.  £3.95

Joy, David  Traction Engines in the North, Dalesman, 1970, pp96.  Pb.  VG.  A well-illustrated booklet.  £4.95

Judkins K  More of My Life in Steam, Oakwood, pp55 plus pp16 of illustrations.  No date.  Hb.  VG/Poor.  Triangular pieces missing from both the front & rear top dw edges.  More stories from the author's days as a driver of steam lorries and of demonstrating Sentinel geared railway locomotives.  £16.50

Kelly, Maurice A  The Undertype Steam Road Waggon, Goose & Son, 1975, pp242. Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight loss of colour on the dust wrapper.  Describes in detail most undertype and semi-undertype steam lorries that were manufactured both at home and abroad since World War 1.  £24.50

Lockett, David and Arlett, Mike  Traction Engines: A Colour Portfolio, IA, 2002, pp80.  Landscape format.  Glazed board. VG+ pp80.  A collection of the traction engine photographs taken by Norman Lockett.  £5.95

Love W S  More Working Engines, Road Locomotive Society, 1974, pp50. Landscape format Pb.  VG.  Slight browning to the page edges.  Illustrates the many & varied uses of steam traction engines.  £8.50

Mason L C  Scale Model Traction Engine Building featuring Minnie, Model & Allied Publications, 1971, pp200 with pp32 of illustrations.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper is protected with a clear adhesive covering.  Describes the construction of the freelance one-inch to the foot scale model traction engine, Minnie.  All the drawings and diagrams necessary for the model are included in the text.  £32.50

Middlemiss J L  A Zoo on Wheels: Bostock and Wombwell's Menagerie, Dalebrook, 1987, pp56.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated account of Wombwell's famous travelling menagerie including many interesting photographs and reproductions of contemporary news cuttings.  £24.50

More Engines at Work, National Traction Engine Club, pp48.  No date.  Landscape format Pb.  VG.  Small mark on the cover from an old price sticker.  A selection of illustrations originally published in Steaming.  £5.95

Sawford, Eric  Road Locomotives and Tractors from the Golden Age of Steam Power, Alan Sutton, 1999, pp178.  Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Mark from an old price sticker on the rear page of the dust wrapper.  Over 200 photographs with sections on Showman's Road Locomotives, Showman's Tractors, Road Locomotives and Steam Tractors.  £6.95

Whitehead, Robert A  Age of the Traction Engine, IA, 1st edition 1970, pp96.  Hb. VG+/VG+.  An illustrated account of the work performed by steam traction engines. £5.95

Whitehead R A  Kaleidoscope of Traction Engines, Marshall Harris & Baldwin, 1st edition 1980.  Large Format Hb. Fine/VG. With 147 extensively-captioned illustrations.  £8.50

Whitehead, Robert A  Age of the Traction Engine, Fraser Stewart, 1994, pp96.  First published in 1970 by Ian Allan.  Glazed boards with dw.  VG+/VG+.  An illustrated account of the work performed by steam traction engines.  £4.95

Wilkes, Peter An Illustrated History of Traction Engines, Spurbooks, 1974, pp144 with 76 illustrations.  Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight foxing to the page edges.  £7.50

Wilkes, Peter  Fairground Heritage Vol.1: An Age of Achievement, Trent Valley, 1989, pp72.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  An illustrated history. £8.50

Wilkes, Peter  Fairground Heritage Vol.2: The Steam Age, Trent Valley, 1990, pp72.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  An illustrated history.  £8.50

Wright, Philip  Traction Engines, A & C Black, 1960, pp89 with a colour frontispiece, 40 photographs and 23 drawings.  Hb. VG in a Fair dust wrapper.  Dust wrapper internally repaired at the head of the spine, remains of an old label at the bottom of the front page of the dust wrapper.  A comprehensive account of the Farm Engine, the Road Engine, the Steam Roller and the Steam Wagon, by the then chairman of the National Traction Engine Club.  £4.95

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