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British Buses

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This page lists books on British buses.  Books dealing with both buses and trams, in particular histories of municipal transport systems, and books dealing with public transport in a particular area, are also listed here.

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Aldridge, John  British Buses Before 1945, IA, 1995, pp128.  F/F.  Ian Allan Transport Library.  "Explores the development of the bus through the many manufacturers - some well known, others almost forgotten - that attempted to produce buses."  5.95

Allen, David W  West Riding 2: South Yorkshire and Bullocks, Venture Publications, 2005, pp96 with pp16 of colour.  Series editor: John Banks.  No.8 in The Super Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG+.  8.50

Appleby, John and Lloyd, Fred  Cheltenham's Trams & Buses 1890 1963, 21 Tram Group, 1964, pp84.  Pb.  VG.  Corner missing from page 83/84, no loss of text.  An illustrated history.  6.95

Appleby, John B  Cheltenham's Trams & Buses Remembered: Their Story 1890-1970, Transport Publishing Company, 2nd edition 1973, pp72.  Pb.  Very Good.  An illustrated history from the era of the horse-bus to the 1970s.  5.95

Aveyard K  West Riding Automobile Co. Ltd: Fleet History July 1981, author, 1981, pp16.  Pb. VG.  Complete fleet list from 1922, with illustrations.  4.95

Baker, Michael H C  London Country Buses: A Colour Portfolio, IA, 2000, pp80.  Large Format Hb.  VG.  An all-colour album.  8.50

Banks, John  East Midland, Venture Publications, 1999, pp64.  Photographs by G. H. F. Atkins. Series editor: John Banks.  No.2 in The Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG.  Address sticker on the title page.  5.95

Banks, John  East Yorkshire, Venture Publications, 1999, pp64.  Photographs by G. H. F. Atkins.  Series editor: John Banks. No.3 in The Prestige Series.  Pb. VG.  Address sticker on the title page.  8.50

Banks, John  Lincolnshire, Venture Publications, 2000, pp64.  Photographs by G. H. F. Atkins. Series editor: John Banks. No.4 in The Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG+.  Address sticker on the title page.  8.50

Banks, John  Yorkshire Traction, Venture Publications, 2000, pp64.  Photographs by G. H. F. Atkins.  Series editor: John Banks.  No.5 in The Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG+.  Address sticker on the title page.  7.50

Banks, John  North Western, Venture Publications, 2001, pp64.  Photographs by G. H. F. Atkins.  Series editor: John Banks. No.10 in The Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG+.  Address sticker on the rear cover.  6.95

Banks, John  The Fifties, Venture Publications, 2001, pp64.  Series editor: John Banks.  No.11 in The Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG+.  Address sticker on the rear cover.  Photographs from the camera of David Burnicle.  4.95

Banks, John  The Thirties, Venture Publications, 2001, pp64.  Photographs by G. H. F. Atkins. Series editor: John Banks.  With additional material from the Senior Transport Archive and the Cull Collection.  No.14 in The Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG+.  Address sticker on the rear cover.  Chapters on Thirties Independence, Municipal Thirties, Thirties Trolleybuses and Company Thirties.  5.95

Banks, John and Atkins G H F  Buses in the Sixties, Venture Publications, 2002, pp80.  An all-colour album.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  All the illustrations are from the camera of Geoffrey Atkins, a faithful recorder of the ever-changing bus scene for over 75 years.  3.95

Banks, John  Midland General: Notts & Derby/Mansfield District, Venture Publications, 2003, pp64.  Photographs by G. H. F. Atkins.  Series editor: John Banks.  No.21 in The Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG+.  Address sticker on the rear cover.  7.50

Banks, John  Yorkshire Traction 2, Venture Publications, 2006, pp64.  Photographs by G. H. F. Atkins.  Series editor: John Banks.  No.36 in The Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG+.  8.50

Bell, Stuart  The MacBraynes Book: Their Highlands and Islands by Bus, Scottish Borders Press, 1999, pp132.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG/VG-.  "A scenic bus trip with MacBraynes round their Highlands and islands."  Small address sticker on the rear dw.  Dw internally repaired at the head of the spine.  28.50

Booth, Gavin  British Bus Fleet Survey: Rear Engined Double-Deckers, IA, 1987, pp80.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  A well-illustrated survey.  3.95

Booth, Gavin  Edinburgh's Trams and Buses, Bus Enthusiast Publishing Company, 1988, pp64.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history providing a flavour of Edinburgh's public transport as it was over the past 50 years.  3.95

Booth, Gavin  The Heyday of the Classic Bus, IA, 1994, pp80.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  A pictorial tribute to British bus services, excluding London, in the 1950s and 60s.  In colour throughout.  3.95

Booth, Gavin  The Heyday of the Bus: 1960s Revisited, IA, 1998, pp80.  Small address sticker on the rear cover.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  An all-colour pictorial tribute.  5.95

Booth, Gavin  Glory Days: Tilling Group, IA, 1998, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  A well-illustrated history of the Tilling Group's bus operations from 1948 until 1968.  8.50

Booth, Gavin  The Heyday of the Bus: Scotland, IA, 1998, pp80.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  An all-colour pictorial survey of Scottish bus services in the 1960s and 70s.  5.95

Booth, Gavin  Glory Days: Scottish Bus Group, IA, 2000, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  An illustrated history of the Scottish Bus Group from its sale to the state in 1949 through to the major reorganisation in 1985.  7.50

Booth, Gavin  Scottish Buses: A Colour Portfolio, IA, 2003, pp80.  Landscape format.  Near fine in glazed boards.  Scottish bus services in the 80s.  3.95

Booth, Gavin  Bus Operators 1970: Scotland and North-East England, IA, 2005, pp80.  Large Format Glazed Boards.  VG+.  A largely pictorial survey dealing with each region in turn.  5.95

Bowles, Lawrie  London Transport Buses, Capital Transport, 1979, pp88.  Pb.  Very Good.  Incorporating Fleet List at 1st January 1979.  3.95

Brewster D E  London Independent Bus Operators 1922-1933, Oak, 1972, pp44.  Locomotion Papers No.62.  Pb.  G+ with superficial wear to covers and some creasing.  A collection of rare photographs from the pirate bus era of the 20s.  2.95

Brewster D E  London General Buses, Author, 1984, pp36.  Pb.  Very Good.  Illustrations of the buses operated by the London General Omnibus Company with some text.  3.95

Brown, Stewart J  Albion and Crossley Buses in Camera, IA, 1982, pp112.  Hb.  VG+/VG.  Address sticker on the title page.  An album of some 200 well-captioned photographs illustrating the buses produced by two distinct companies, Albion and Crossley.  4.95

Brown, Stewart J  Buses in Britain, Capital Transport, 1993, pp224.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  A tiny repaired triangular flaw to the bottom edge of the cover.  A comprehensive survey of the bus scene in 1993 that examines each region in turn. Well-illustrated in colour throughout.  4.95

Brown, Stewart J  Buses in Britain, Capital Transport, 1996, pp224.  A completely new edition from the 1993 edition.  Large Format Glazed Boards.  VG.  One-inch vertical graze on the back cover.  A comprehensive survey of the bus scene in 1995 which examines each region in turn. Well-illustrated in colour throughout.  5.95

Brown, Stewart J  Buses in Britain 2 The Mid-Nineties, Capital Transport, 1996, pp224.  A completely revised version of the original 1993 edition.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  A comprehensive survey of the bus scene at the end of 1995 that examines each region in turn.  Well-illustrated throughout in colour.  5.95

Brown, Stewart J  Buses in Britain: The Seventies, Capital Transport, 1999, pp200. Large Format. Glazed Boards.  Fine.  A retrospective survey of the bus scene in the 1970s, well-illustrated throughout in colour.  8.50

Brown, Stewart J  Plaxton 100 Years: A Century of Innovation 1907 2007, IA, 2007, pp144.  Large Format with Glazed Boards.  VG-.  Glazed boards slightly bumped at the base of the spine.  A well-illustrated history, with most illustrations in colour.  10.50

Bruce, J Graeme and Curtis, Colin H  The London Motor Bus: Its Origin and Development, London Transport, 1st edition 1973, pp138 with colour frontis.  VG+/VG- with small internally repaired tears in the dw fold.  An illustrated history of every type of motor bus to thread the London streets from the Milnes-Daimler horse-bus-with-an-engine to one-man double-deckers.  4.95

Buses Restored 2006, IA, 2006, pp128.  Pb.  VG+.  Details of UK Bus Museums with complete stock lists.  1.95

Buses Yearbook 1993, IA, pp128.  Editor: Stewart J. Brown.  Glazed Boards. VG+.  An illustrated review of 1993.  3.95

Buses Yearbook 1994, IA, pp128.  Editor: Stewart J. Brown.  Glazed Boards. VG+.  An illustrated review of 1994.  3.95

Buses Yearbook 1996, IA, pp128.  Editor: Stewart J. Brown.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  An illustrated review of 1996.  3.95

Buses Yearbook 1997, IA, pp128.  Editor: Stewart J. Brown.  Glazed Boards.  VG+. An illustrated review of 1997.  3.95

Buses Yearbook 2003, IA, pp128.  Editor: Stewart J. Brown.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  An illustrated review of 2003.  3.95

Cardno, Peter and Harling, Stephen  East from Huddersfield by Bus 1913 1974, Robin Hood Publishing, 2008, pp96.  Huddersfield & District Road Transport History Series No.3.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG+.  An illustrated history.  8.50

Crawley R J and Simpson F D  The Years Between 1909 & 1969: Vol.3 The Story of Western National and Southern National from 1929, Calton Promotions, 1990, pp264.  Small address sticker on the title page.  Large landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  The final volume of a comprehensive illustrated history of the National bus companies.  10.50

Cummings, John  Railway Motor Buses and Bus Services in the British Isles 1902-1933 Vol.1, OPC, 1978, pp136 with numerous illustrations and maps.  Large Format Hb.   VG-/VG-. There is a slight dent across the vertical edges of the covers.  Also superficial wear along the top edge of the dw and a half-inch tear to the bottom edge. A comprehensive history of railway bus operations during the period when the railway companies directly operated bus services. Volume One considers the services operated by Irish Railways, the Scottish pre-grouping companies, some English pre-grouping companies and the LMS.  8.50

Daimler of Coventry, Daimler, 1966, pp20.  Foreword by Sir William Lyons, Chairman of Daimler.   Landscape Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history, with a final section on current products.  2.50

Darling V H  London Bus and Tram Album, IA, Hb. VG/Fair. pp128. The original Ian Allan edition. Bookplate inside the cover. Wear along the top edge of the dust wrapper. An undated album celebrating the wide diversity of buses and trams that operated in the capital before the standardisation of the 1950s. Although some independents are included, the focus is on London Transport and its direct predecessors.  3.95

Davies, Roger  Glory Days: Ribble, IA, 2005, pp112.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  A well-illustrated history of Ribble.  8.50

Dunbar, Chas S  Buses, Trolleybuses & Trams, Bounty Books, 2004, pp139 with numerous illustrations in colour and b/w.  First published in 1967.  Large Format. Glazed boards with dw.  Fine/Fine.  "The story of road transport from the days of the stage and long-distance mail coach to the crowded age of the monorail, the expressway and buses that go by themselves."  3.95

Everitt, Bryan  The Story of Moore Brothers, Kelvedon, Essex: Passenger Carting through Five Generations, author, 2000, pp144.  Hb.  Fine/VG+.  An illustrated history of Moore Brothers.  10.50

Eyre, Michael; Heaps, Chris; and Townsin, Alan  Crossley, OPC, 2002, pp272 with over 500 illustrations.  With specialist material by Brian Kelsall, Colin Spong, Ferry Bosman and Malcolm Hatfield..  Large Format Hb.  VG+/Fine. "The story of a famous engineering business and the cars, buses, lorries, aeroplanes and railway locomotives which it manufactured."  32.50

Farnsworth, Stephen and Glister, Roger  Barnsley Buses, Wharncliffe Books, 2001, pp112. Address label inside the cover.   Pb.  VG.  A pictorial history of Yorkshire Traction in Barnsley and the services that they operated.  5.95

Forbes, Mike  Wynns: Another Perspective, Marquis Models, 2004, pp106.  Large Format Pb. VG.  Pictures from Wynns' promotional calendars from the 1950s and 1960s.  Wynns were haulage contractors specialising in outsized loads. This album shows their vehicles in action during the 1950s & 60s.  6.95

Garvey J  A Guide to the Transport Museums of Great Britain, Pelham, 1982, pp238.  VG+/VG+.   A comprehensive guide to museums dedicated to road, air and sea transport.  Railways are specifically excluded.  3.95

Gillham, John C  London's Double Deck Buses, IA, 1950, pp49.  Landscape format Pb.  VG- with superficial wear to the corners.  Pictures and details of all London double-deckers still in service at the time of publication.  3.95

Gladwin D D  Aspects of Buses, Oakwood, 2003, pp208.  Address sticker on the rear cover.  Portrait Series PS11.  Pb.  VG.  A pictorial history of British bus services.  5.95

Goode C T  The History of the Mexborough & Swinton Traction Company, author, 1982, pp64.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of the company's tram, trolleybus & bus operations in South Yorkshire.  7.50

Gray, John A  London's Classic Buses, Capital Transport Publishing, 1999, pp96.  "Largish" landscape.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  An all-colour tribute to the post-war London bus scene.  5.95

Grieves, Robert  Wheels around Glasgow, Stenlake, 1999, pp48.  Landscape format Pb. VG.  A pictorial celebration of transport on Arran, Bute and Cumbrae.  3.95

Grieves, Robert  Wheels around Paisley, Stenlake, 2000, pp48.   Landscape format Pb.  VG.  A pictorial celebration of transport in Paisley.  3.95

Grieves, Robert  Wheels around Arran, Bute and Cumbrae, Stenlake, 2004, pp48.  Landscape format Pb.  VG.  A pictorial celebration of transport on Arran, Bute and Cumbrae.  3.95

Hannay, Robin and Broatch, Stuart  80 Years of Guy Motors 1914-1994: Cars, Trucks and Buses, Venture, 1994, pp144.  The British Bus and Traction Heritage.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  A well-illustrated history of the famous Wolverhampton company.  16.50

Hannay, Robin  Dennis: Buses in Camera, IA, 1996, pp112.  Address sticker on the title page.  Hb.  VG+/VG.  A comprehensive account of the passenger vehicle products of Dennis Brothers.  Well-illustrated throughout.  4.95

Healey, Keith  Yorkshire Coaching Pools, Venture Publications, 2003, pp64.  Series editor: John Banks.  No.22 in The Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG+.  Address sticker on the rear cover.  5.95

Hemming, Brian and Little, David  Bus Handbook 3: Yorkshire, Capital Transport, 1st edition 1989., pp128.  Pb.  VG.  Fleet details of bus & coach operators.  No underlining.  2.95

Hendry, R. Powell  The Omnibus 1940-1980, Hillside/OPC, nd, pp136.  Large format.  VG/VG.  Traces the development of the omnibus industry and the bus itself over 40 years.  Well-illustrated throughout.  6.95

Hibbs, John  The History of British Bus Services, D&C, 1989, pp303.  VG+/VG+.  A revised edition of a standard work first published in 1968.  6.95

Hibbs, John  The Country Bus, D&C, 1986, pp160.  Hb. VG+/VG.  Spine of dw lightly sunned. Successfully evokes the flavour of the rural and village bus.  4.95

Hilditch G G  Looking at Buses, IA, 1980, pp128.  Hb.  Fine/Fine.  A lively series of articles based on the author's experience as a bus engineer and manager.  Well-illustrated throughout.  4.95

Hillier, John and Sherwin, John  Glory Days: Aldershot & District, IA, 2004, pp96.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  A well-illustrated history of The Aldershot & District Traction Company's bus operations in the post-war years.  8.50

Hillmer, John  Exploring Crosville Country Part 1: England, Past & Present Publishing, 2005, pp96.  Pb.  VG+.  A pictorial survey of Crosville buses operating in Chester & Wirral, Liverpool, Cheshire, Manchester & Lancashire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Yorkshire.  5.95

Hillmer, John  Exploring Crosville Country Part 2: Wales, Past & Present Publishing, 2005, pp96.  Pb.  VG+.  Although there is a "slightly damaged in transit" stamp inside, I was unable to locate any problems.  A pictorial survey of Crosville buses operating in Wales.  5.95

Hirst, Henry  Buses and Trams, Instinctive Product Development, 2010, pp96.  Pocket Series.  Small format Pb.  VG+.  "A nostalgic look at the heritage and story of buses and trams."  Well-illustrated throughout.  0.95

Holding, David  A History of British Bus Services: The North East, D&C, 1979, pp184.  Hb. VG+/VG.  Superficial sellotape damage inside the front cover.  A major study of the area served by United, Northern General and East Yorkshire along with small independent operators and the Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Executive.  5.95

Holding, David and Moyes, Tony  History of British Bus Services: South Wales, IA, 1986, pp128.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  An illustrated history.  4.95

Holmes, Roger  Doncaster 1: Independents - The First 30 Years, Venture Publications, 2005, pp64.  No.31 in The Prestige Series.  Series editor: John Banks.  Pb.  VG+.  4.95

Holmes, Roger  Doncaster 2: Independents - From 1950, Venture Publications, 2006, pp64.  No.32 in The Prestige Series.  Series editor: John Banks.  Pb.  VG+.  6.95

Hoole, Ken  North Eastern Railway Buses, Lorries & Autocars, Nidd Valley Narrow Gauge Railways, 1969, pp79 plus pp20 of illustrations.  Pb.  VG- with superficial wear to the covers.  4.95

Horse Tram to Metro: One Hundred Years of Local Public Transport in Tyne and Wear, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, 1978, pp44.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  Published to commemorate the centenary of the first horse-drawn tramway system in Newcastle. An illustrated booklet.  3.95

Howie, John and Mercer, Neville  Sentinel, Venture Publications, 2005, pp160.  Series editor: John Banks.  No.9 in The Super Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG.  8.50

Hughes, Mark  75 Years of Maynes Buses and Coaches, Venture, 1995, pp96.  Large format Pb.  VG+.  An illustrated history of this family owned independent.  5.95

Hutchinson, G Eric  40 Years of Buses in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Venture Publications, 1996, pp80.  Colour Album No.5.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  6.95

Hutchinson G E  Venture Transport of Consett, Venture Publications, 2003, pp64. Series editor: John Banks.  No.19 in The Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG+.  Address sticker on the rear cover.  6.95

Hypher, John  Glory Days: Bristol VR, IA, 2002, pp96.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine. Recalls the development & operational history of the Bristol VR, over 4500 of which were produced between 1966 and 1981.  Well illustrated throughout in colour & b/w.  7.50

Hypher, John  Glory Days: Eastern Counties, IA, 2005, pp96.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  A well-illustrated history of Eastern Counties, the dominant bus and coach operator in East Anglia, from the formation of the company in the 1930s until privatisation in the 1980s.  3.95

Jack, Doug, Leyland Bus Mk2, PRC, 1992, pp524 with around 1000 illustrations.  A reprint of the second edition that takes the story up to 1984.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with dw.  VG+/VG+.  Tiny wear mark to the bottom rear corner of the covers. A huge tome providing a comprehensive illustrated history.  16.50

James, Laurie  Somerset's Buses: The Story of Hutchings & Cornelius and Safeway Services, Tempus, 2004, pp128.  Pb.  VG.  Address sticker on the rear cover.  An illustrated history.  3.95

Jenkinson, Keith A  Ledgard Way: The History of Samuel Ledgard, Autobus Review, 1981, pp112.  Inscription.  Pb.  Fair.  Creasing to the lower corner of the front cover.  An illustrated history of this independent operator in Yorkshire.  5.95

John, Malcolm  Bygone Buses of Kent & Sussex Vol.1, Rochester Press, 1980, pp64.  Pb.  Landscape Format. Very Good.  An album covering the Maidstone & District and East Kent Companies, together with some independent operators.  3.95

Jones, Robin  London's Transport: A Popular History, IA, 2008, pp130.  Produced for W. H. Smith.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of all forms of public transport in London.  3.95

Joyce J  The Story of Passenger Transport in Britain, IA, 1967, pp208.  VG/VG.  An informal history of the development of public passenger transport in Britain, dealing with the coaching era, railways, town transport and buses.  4.95

Joyce, J  Provincial Bus & Tram Album, IA, 1968, pp128.  Hb.  No dw.  VG.  Address label inside the front cover.  2.95

Joyce J  Roads and Rails of Manchester 1900 1950, IA, 1982, pp143.  Hb.  VG+/VG with a tiny nick in the fold of the dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated history of public transport in the Manchester conurbation.  5.95

Kaye, A Roger  An Album of South Yorkshire P.T.E. Buses, Turntable, 1981, pp48.  Pb.  VG+.  A pictorial survey from the formation of the South Yorkshire P.T.E. in 1974 until the publication date in 1981.  3.95

Kaye, David  Veteran and Vintage Public Service Vehicles, Ian Allan, [1962], pp64.  Pb. VG-.  Some 46 buses, trams and trolley buses are illustrated and described.  3.95

Kaye, David  Buses and Trolleybuses Before 1919, Blandford, 1972, pp149.  A Blandford Pocket Encyclopaedia in Colour.  Small format Hb. VG+/VG-, 1972, pp149.  Slight wear to the top edge of the dw.  120 colour illustrations followed by a brief history of each type.  2.95

Kaye, David  The British Bus Scene in the 1930s, IA, 1981, pp112.  F/F.  The story of the decade during which bus services came of age.  Well-illustrated throughout.  5.95

Kaye, David  Lincolnshire Buses In Camera, Quotes, 1987, pp80.  Brief inscription.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  4.95

Kaye, David and Surfleet, Eric  Southdown Buses In Camera, Quotes, 1990, pp80. Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  4.95

Keeley, Malcolm  Buses in Camera: Mercian & Welsh, IA, 1974, pp132.  Hb. VG/VG.  Dw spine slightly faded. Address label inside the front cover.  4.95

Kell R L  Glory Days: Northern General, IA, 2002, pp96.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards. VG+.  "Slightly "damaged in transit" stamped on the title page, but I was unable to locate any problems.  A well-illustrated history of Northern General.  4.95

Kidner R W  The London Motor Bus 1896-1949, Oakwood, 1st edition 1950, pp44.  Locomotion Papers No.5.  Pb.  Fair+.  Slight creasing and wear to covers.  "A short history of the 136 different bus fleets that have served London and which have finally become merged in one vast organisation."  2.95

Kidner R W  Motor Buses in London 1904-8, Oak, 1975, pp46.  Locomotion Papers No.85.  Pb.  VG with superficial wear to the top corners.  The establishment of bus services in London.  3.95

King, Nicholas  Bus Handbook 7: South East England, Capital Transport, 1990, pp128.  Pb.   VG.  Fleet details of the bus & coach operators.  No underlining.  2.95

Kraemer-Johnson, Glyn and Bishop, John  Southdown Days, IA, 2006, pp96.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  A well-illustrated celebration of Southdown operations in the twenty-five years immediately after the war.  4.95

Leyland Passenger Models: Foremost in Fuel Economy, Leyland Motors, 1964, pp28. Pb. Landscape Format.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet giving details of Leyland's current products.  2.50

Lockyer, Mike and Banks, John  Samuel Ledgard: A Reminiscence, Venture Publications, 2004, pp64.  Series editor: John Banks.  No.26 in The Prestige Series.  Pb.  VG+.  6.95

London Transport 1980: Annual report and accounts for year ending 31 December 1980, London Transport Executive, pp40.  Large Format Pb.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet giving details of London Transport's operations in 1980.  3.50

Lumb, Geoff  Charles H. Roe (Includes Optare), IA, 1999, pp128.  Ian Allan Transport Library.  Address label inside the front cover.  Hb.  VG+/VG+.  A well-illustrated history of Charles H. Roe, the Leeds-based bodybuilding company.  8.50

MacDonald, Neil  Midland Red North, Venture Publications, 1995, pp128.  Large Format. Glazed Boards.  Fine.  The story of how Midland Red North, one of the successors to the old Midland Red Company, faced up to the challenges of deregulation and privatisation.  Lavishly illustrated in colour.  6.95

Macfarline, Allan  A Pictorial Tribute to the Bristol Omnibus Company and Associated Fleets 1936 1983, OPC, 1985, 279 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG+/VG. One-cm internally repaired tear to the top rear edge of the dw, near the head of the spine.  Address sticker on the rear cover.  A substantial pictorial album.  8.50

MacGregor, Iain  Bus Handbook 10: Scotland, Capital Transport, 1992, pp160.  Pb. VG.  Fleet details of bus & coach operators.  No underlining.  2.95

Mack, Robert F  Historic Commercial Vehicles, Turntable, 1972, pp40.  Title page clipped.  Pb.  Very Good.  An album of commercial vehicles, including buses, from the first half of the 20th century.  3.95

Mack, Robert F  Buses in Leeds: Past., Present & Future, Turntable, 1974, pp40.  Pb. VG.   Slight creasing to the covers.  Pictorial.  3.95

Martin, Colin  Cheltenham's Buses 1939 1980, Tempus, 2001, pp128.  Images of England Series.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history.  3.95

Martin, Gavin  Development of the London Bus 1929-1933, Transport Surveys & Research, 1974, pp52.  Pb.  Very Good.  One inch crease to the bottom rear corner of the covers.  A study of the developments introduced by the London General Omnibus Company during its last years, a period of remarkably rapid development in bus design.  4.95

McCormack, Kevin  London Buses in Colour: 1960s, IA, 2000, pp80.  Inscription.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  An all-colour album.  5.95

McCormack, Kevin  London Transport Buses 1955-1969, IA, 1st edition 2002, pp80.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  An all-colour pictorial tribute to London buses.  5.95

McCormack, Kevin  The Heyday of the Half-Cab, IA, 2002, pp80.  Large Format. Glazed Boards. Fine.  An all-colour album focusing on buses in the 1955-66 period.  London buses are excluded.  6.95

McCormack, Kevin  London Transport in Exile: 1950s and 1960s, IA, 2004, pp80.  Landscape format. Glazed Boards.  Fine.  An all-colour album covering LT buses withdrawn before 1970 and put to further use.  6.95

McCormack, Kevin  Streets of London, IA, 2006, pp80.  Landscape format. Glazed Boards.  Fine.  An evocative all-colour album portraying the trams, buses and trolleybuses of London between 1945 and 1962.  4.95

McKinstry, Sam  Sure as the Sunrise: A History of Albion Motors, John Donald, 1977, pp222.  "Largish" format Hb.  VG/VG.  A comprehensive history of Scotland's most-successful motor-manufacturing company.  24.50

McLachlan, Tom  London Buses 1985-1995: Managing the Change, Venture Publications, 1996, pp127.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  A comprehensive study of a turbulent decade.  7.50

Millar, Alan  The Great British Bus, IA, 2010, pp130.  Large Format Pb.  VG. Produced for W. H. Smith.  A well-illustrated celebration of British buses through the years.  2.95

Mills, Alan and Bennett, John  Interesting Independents: The Midlands, Capital Transport, 1985, pp104.  Pb.  VG-.  Superficial rubbing to the spine of the covers. Background notes and details of independent operators who provide stage carriage services.  2.95

Mills, Alan and Bennett, John  Interesting Independents: The Midlands, Capital Transport, 1988, pp128.  Pb. VG+.  Background notes and details of independent operators who provide stage carriage services.  2.95

Mills, Geoff R  Gone but not Forgotten: East Anglia's Lost Double Deckers - Operators that have disappeared since Word War II, MW Transport Publications, 2006, pp62.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  An illustrated booklet with fleet lists.  5.95

Milne W J  Highland, Venture Publications, 2005, pp128.  Edited by Ian Stubbs.  No.15 in The Super Prestige Collection.  Pb.  Horizontal scratch across the front cover, else VG.  7.50

Model Bus Monthly Vol.1 No.1 May 1977, Busline Models, pp30.  Fair.  Some rubbing and loss of colour to the covers.  The very first issue.  Were there any further issues?  0.95

Moore, Peter  The Delaine: Celebrating 120 Years of Service, Venture, 2010, pp80.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  A pictorial tribute focusing on the previous 20 years.  6.95

Morris, Stephen  Buses At Work, IA, 1982, pp128.  VG/VG.  A nation wide selection of photographs from the late 70s and early 80s.  4.95

Morris, Stephen  Bus Scene in Colour: Ten Years of Deregulation, IA, 1996, pp80.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  An all-colour pictorial survey of bus services in the late 80s and early 90s.  4.95

Newman, Stanley  Overground: Review of London's Transport 1900 1947, IA, 1st edition 1947, pp40.  Pb.  Very Good.  Slight wear to the corners of the covers.  An illustrated survey of the trams and buses used in London in the first half of the 20th century.  4.95

Nicholas, Simon and Donati, David  The South West Bus Handbook, British Bus Publishing, 2nd edition 2001, pp160 with colour illustrations.  Series editor: Bill Potter.  Pb.  Generally VG but with some wear to the rear cover.  Details of bus fleets in the South West.  2.95

Ogden, Eric  Northern Counties of Wigan: A Pictorial Survey of their Bus Building Activities from the 'Twenties with a Brief History, Transport Publishing Company, 1976, pp116.  Large landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Fair.  Small address sticker on the title page. Some loss of colour on the glazed boards, and slight rubbing on the spine.  5.95

Omnibus Magazine Vol.1 No.1 January 1930, Omnibus Society, p16.  Pb.  VG.  Reproduced typescript.  With short articles and news items.  2.95

Pennington, Roger  British Fire Engine Heritage, Osprey Automotive, 1994, pp128.  Pb.  VG.  An all-colour illustrated history of British fire service vehicles.  4.95

Porter A F  Midlands Buses 1950 1969, IA, 1985, pp112.  Glazed Boards. VG. Black & white illustrations with extended captions.  5.95

Postlethwaite, Harry  East Lancashire Coachbuilders, Venture Publications, 2000, pp160.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with dw.  VG/VG.  A well-illustrated history of the East Lancashire Coachbuilders from its start in the 1930's to the present day.  12.50

Ransom P J G  The Archaeology of the Transport Revolution 1750-1850, BCA/World's Work, 1984, p208.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG.  An illustrated study with chapters on: One Transport Revolution or Two; Road, River and Sea down to 1800; Canals & Tramroads; Steam Carriages, Boats & Locomotives: the First Pioneers; Roads & Coaching: the Heyday; Steam Boats & Locomotives in Commercial Use; Trunk Railways, Late Canals & Transatlantic Steamers; The Transport Revolution Completed.  5.95

Rixon, Geoff and Fennell, Steve  Routemaster: Bus Portfolio No.1, World of Transport, 1987, pp104.  Pb.  VG.  A pictorial history of London's Routemasters.  4.95

Rixon, Geoff  Bus Scene in Colour: London Buses 2000, IA, 2000, pp80.  Landscape format. Glazed Boards.  Fine.  A pictorial tribute.  5.95

Rixon, Geoff  Routemasters in Colour, IA, 1999, pp80.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards. VG+.  Bottom corners slightly bumped.  A pictorial tribute covering the years 1979-99.  5.95

Root, Malcolm  Malcolm Root's Pageant of Transport: A Treasury of Transport Paintings from Times Past, Halsgrove, 2006, pp140.  Text by Tom Tyler.  Large Format Hb.  Fine/Fine.  A collection of Malcolm Root's paintings depicting the development of transport over the last one hundred years.  All modes of transport are included.  10.50

Rowe, Bob  Northern Counties of Wigan: A History of the Company and its Products from 1919 to 2005, Venture Publications, 2006, pp192.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  Well-illustrated throughout.  12.50

Rowe, Lyndon W  Municipal Buses of the 1960s, Enterprise Transport Books/BB, pp96.  Hb.  Fine / Fine.  A pictorial album.  3.95

Scottish Transport No.45 December 1989, Scottish Tramway and Transport Society, pp56.  Pb.  VG.  Contents include: Penny Flies to Horse Trams: Glasgow's Early Horse Buses, Entente Cordial for Light Rail, More Discoveries about Edinburgh's Horse Trams, From Holiday Home to Skelton (The restoration of Edinburgh cable car 226), An Old Kilmarnock Character, and Glasgow Museum Transport Notes.  1.50

Senior, John A; Townsin, Alan and Banks, John  The Weymann Story Part 1 - 1923 1945, Venture Publications, 2002, pp176. The British Bus and Truck Heritage.  Title page: Weymann's of Addlestone: A History of the Company and its products from 1923 to 1945.  Large Format. Glazed Boards.  VG.  Small address sticker on the rear cover.  16.50

Soper J  Leeds Transport Vol.1 1830-1902, Leeds Transport Historical Society, 1985, pp252. Large Format Hb.  VG/VG- with slight wear to the dw at the head & base of the spine. A comprehensive four-volume history of road passenger transport in Leeds.  16.50

Soper J  Leeds Transport Vol.2 1902-1931, Leeds Transport Historical Society, 1996, p252-p746 with folding map in rear pocket.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG-.  Vertical crease to the front dw.  A comprehensive four-volume history of road passenger transport in Leeds.  24.50

Soper J  Leeds Transport Vol.4 1953-1974, Leeds Transport Historical Society, 2007, p1189-p1630.  Large Format Hb.  VG+/VG+.  A comprehensive four-volume history of road passenger transport in Leeds.  26.50

Sykes J A  Yorkshire Traction: Early Development, Yorkshire Traction Company Limited, 1982, pp68.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  Small address sticker on the rear cover.  An illustrated history.  5.95

Taylor, Sheila   The Moving Metropolis: A History of London's Transport since 1800, Lawrence King, 2001, pp400.  In association with London's Transport Museum.  Introductions by Oliver Green.  Hb.  VG/Fair.  Damaged in transit stamp inside.  The torn dust wrapper, while complete, has been extensively repaired.  A largely pictorial history, mainly in colour.  10.50

Taylor, Sheila  The Moving Metropolis: A History of London's Transport since 1800, Lawrence King, 2002, pp400.  In association with London's Transport Museum.  Introductions by Oliver Green.  Pb.  Very Good.  A largely pictorial history, mainly in colour.  8.50

Townsin, Alan  The Best of British Buses No.1 Leyland Titans 1927-1942, Booklaw, 1993, pp96.  Address label inside the front cover.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  An illustrated history.  5.95

Townsin, Alan  The Best of British Buses No.3 Leyland Tigers 1927-1981, Booklaw, 1994, pp96.  Address label inside the front cover.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  An illustrated history. 5.95

Townsin, Alan  The Best of British Buses No. 6 AEC Regals, Transport Publishing Company, 1982, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  An illustrated history.  6.95

Townsin, Alan  The Best of British Buses No. 7 AEC Regents, Book Law, 1993, pp96.  Address sticker inside the front cover.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG-.  Slight rubbing to the glazed boards at the corners and at the head & base of the spine else VG.  An illustrated history. 4.95

Townsin, Alan  The Best of British Buses No. 8 The Utilities, Transport Publishing Company, 1983, pp96.  Address sticker inside the front cover.  Large Format Pb.  VG-.  Superficial rubbing to the spine of the covers else VG.  An illustrated history.  3.95

Townsin, Alan  Park Royal Vehicles Ltd Vol.1 1924-1944, Transport Publishing Company, 1979, pp184.  Large landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  Small address sticker on the title page.  "A pictorial survey of bus building from the twenties to the forties with a brief history."  10.50

Townsin, Alan  Park Royal Vehicles Ltd Vol.2 1942-1980, Transport Publishing Company, 1980, pp192.  "Largish" landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  Small address sticker on the title page.  A pictorial survey of the post-war years.  10.50

Townsin, Alan  The British Bus Story 1946 - 1950: A Golden Age, Transport Publishing Company, 1983, pp96.  Large Format Pb.  Fair.  Superficial rubbing to the covers; contents VG.  Small address sticker on the title page.  An illustrated history of the immediate post-war years.  5.95

Townsin, Alan  Blue Triangle - Alan Townsin looks at AEC buses, Venture Publications, 2nd edition 1994, pp260.  "Largish" format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  A well-illustrated history of AEC and the buses that it produced.  10.50

Townsin, Alan  AEC, IA, 1998, pp128.  Ian Allan Transport Library.  Address label inside the front cover.  Hb.  Fine/VG+.  A well-illustrated history of AEC, one of the most famous names in British bus and lorry manufacturing.  12.50

Townsin, Alan  Daimler, IA, 2000, pp128. Ian Allan Transport Library.  Hb.  Fine/VG+.  Outline of an old price sticker on the cover.  A well-illustrated history of the Daimler Company, its buses and related products from the earliest days of motor vehicles until bus production ceased in 1980.  7.50

Transport and Distribution, Mercury Books, 1990, pp182.  Inscription recording my own purchase in 1992.  Hb.  VG+/VG.  One-inch tear in the rear dw fold.  A CBI study of the impact of the single European market on Road, Rail, Inland Waterway, Sea and Air Transport.  3.95

Wagstaff J S  The London Country Bus, Oak, 1968, pp70 plus pp16 of plates.  Locomotion Papers No.42.  Pb.  VG- with some creasing on covers.  3.95

Waller, Peter  Classic Bus Tests, IA, 1997, pp112.  Hb. Fine/Fine.  In the 30s, 40s and 50s most new bus & coach models were extensively tested for the trade magazines. This collection of articles reporting the results of these tests were originally published in Modern Transport and Passenger Transport.  8.50

Wallis, Philip  Bus Kaleidoscope 1967, IA, 1997, pp112.  Glazed Boards. VG+.  A well-illustrated review of the rapidly changing bus scene in 1967.  4.95

Warburton, Steve and Little, David  Bus Handbook 1: North East England, Capital Transport, 2nd edition 1990, pp128.  Pb.  VG.  Details of the fleets of the bus & coach operators.  No underlining.  2.95

Warn C R  Buses in Northumberland & Durham Part 1: 1900-1930, Frank Graham, 1978, pp64 with pp36 of illustrations.  Northern History Booklets No.82.  Pb.  VG.  2.95

Watts, Gordon  Major Bus Operators: Eastern England, Capital Transport, 1st edition 1982, pp96.  Pb.  VG.  Minor wear at the head of the spine.  Background notes and details of the major companies.  3.95

Watts, Gordon  Interesting Independents: Southern England, Capital Transport, 1984, pp96.  Pb.  VG.  Background notes and details of independent operators who provide stage carriage services.  2.95

Watts, Gordon  Major Bus Operators: Eastern England, Capital Transport, 1985, pp104.  Pb.  VG.  Minor wear at the head & base of the spine.  Background notes and details of the major companies.  3.95

Watts, Gordon  Major Bus Operators: Eastern England, Capital Transport, 1987, pp128.  Pb. VG.  Superficial creasing to the rear cover.  Background notes and details of the major companies.  3.95

Watts, Gordon  Interesting Independents: The South & East Anglia, Capital Transport, 1988, pp128. Pb. VG+.  Background notes and details of independent operators who provide stage carriage services.  2.95

The Welsh Bus Handbook, Capital Transport, 1989, pp136 with numerous illustrations.  Pb.  VG+.  Details of the fleets of bus operators in Wales.  No underlining.  2.95

White, Malcolm R  Coachwork by Eastern Coach Works, author, 2007, pp176.  Sea & Land Heritage Research Series.  "Largish" format. Glazed Boards.  VG.  A largely pictorial tribute, generally focusing on the later years.  16.50

White, Peter R  Planning for Public Transport, Hutchison, 1976, pp224.  VG/VG.  A comprehensive account of public transport in Britain.  4.95

Whitmarsh, Ian and Robertson, Kevin  London Memories, IA, 2007, pp80.  An all-colour album.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  A pictorial tribute to London, and her buses, tube lines and trains, covering a 25-year period from the mid-1960s.  Most of the illustrations come from the Ian Whitmarsh collection.  4.95

Wilson, Tony  The All-Over Advert Bus Handbook - Vol.1, British Bus Publishing, 2000, pp96.  Pb.  VG-.  With superficial wear to the corners of the covers.  A pictorial tribute in both colour & b/w to the advertising bus.  3.95

The Yorkshire Bus Handbook, British Bus Publishing, 1993, pp144 with numerous illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  Details of the fleets of stage carriage and express coach operators in Yorkshire.  Livery and depot details are included.  No underlining.  2.95

The Yorkshire Bus Handbook, British Bus Publishing, 1995, pp144 with numerous illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  Gives details of the fleets of stage carriage and express coach operators in Yorkshire.  No underlining.  2.95

The Yorkshire Traction Company Limited Jubilee 1902-1952, 1952, pp32.  Pb. VG.  An illustrated booklet published by the company.  8.50

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