Manly Ferries of Sydney Harbour by Tom Mead

A history of Manly ferries with spectacular photos. Deeply researched

180 pages. Over 40 photos all B&W.  Many detailed fleet lists

hard cover

Published by C and A 1988

Mint condition


  • 2 kg
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Waiting For the Ferry by Bill Allen and John Mathieson

A beautifully produced and very comprehensive  pictorial history of ferry services on Sydney harbour  from the late 1800s to the latest catamarans Fred Hollows Catherine Hamlin and Victor Chang. 

The book is divided into chapters dealing with destinations such as Manly Hunters Hill North Shore Neutral Bay Taronga Zoo etc with comprehensive captions and some text accompanying every photo.

Soft cover pub. 2017 Transit Australia Publishing

216 pages  well over 500 photos all colour except for historic B%W

An impressive work of value to art, history and research


  • 2 kg
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FERRIES . a Pictorial History of Ferries Sydney and Surrounding Waterways

Hard covers. 120 pages .  Over 200 photographs, all B&W. Published 1982 Reed.

Services covered include hSydney Harbour, Manly,  and Parramatta River

An elegantly produced, deeply researched collection of photos with detailed captions.

The author is a former RAN petty officer and harbour commercial vessel master,  with a commanding understanding of the industry.

The book is in very good condition with a laminated dust cover showing no signs of damage. On the rear hard cover, under the dust cover,  is a mysterious dark smear.


  • 1 kg
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Ford by Robert Lacey (Second Hand)


Fascinating, brilliantly written and researched history of Henry Ford and the Ford Company.

A masterly work on the history of the Ford Motor Company from the Irish family origins of its founder, through the quadricycle, models N,  T, A, V8, ‘49 model, Falcon, Mustang, Lincoln, war production, the Pinto and Edsel disasters. The people; Sorensen, Knudsen, Iacocca, the Dodge brothers, Along with the dramas of the Ford family, Edsel, Henry II, Edsel II. Huge index, text notes and Bibliograpphy.

If you haven't read this book you are probably not a Ford fan.

760 pages 24 pages of B&W photo sections, .  over 100 photos

Good condition. but dust cover is creased


  • 1.5 kg
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Dinky Toys (Second Hand)

by David Cooke


A toy collector takes a trip through  the hundreds of different models made by Meccano Ltd from 1931 on. Many fine colour photos , historical photos, text and lists. Not the whole story but a very full  guide for a Dinky Toy fan.


as new, No scuffing or creasing 40pp mostly colour photos


  • 0.25 kg
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The War Toys. The story of the Hausser / Elastolin war toy range. (Second Hand)

240 pages of detail about the German war toy manufacturer Hausser. The company produced figures, vehicles battle scenes with model figures.  Everything from Roman centurions to WW II German troops.  Remarkable for being in two languages: English and German. One section shows the manufacturing methods used.

Hard cover  over 200 photos B&W, all of company products and battle figures

pub revised edition 1997

as new condition hard cover with dust jacket unmarked.


  • 1.5 kg
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Big Boys' Toys

by Scott McGregor


A fun look at the toys boys play with such as Centurion tanks to a veteran car, a steam tug, and 30-clas steam loco to d/d bus to dragster to replica Wright Flyer, to Doble steam car to English  Electric marine engine to  Murray River steam paddler, etc.


Enough to satisfy every mechanically-minded reader




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