Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Railway Revolution George and Robert Stephenson by L T C Rolt

 
Author Name    L T C Rolt 
 
Title   The Railway Revolution George and Robert Stephenson

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Fair

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    St Martins Press 1962

Seller ID   016512

Hardcover with DJ in mylar. St. Martin's Press, 1962, first edition. In very good condition, name on front endpapers, outside page edges lightly soiled. DJ is fair, has some chips and tears, back cover is soiled and lots of edgewear, now encased in mylar. During the lifetime of the two men, England was transformed from a rural land where speed of communications had been determined by the horse, to an industrial complex linked by a network of rails which spanned rivers, burrowed beneath mountains, brought London and Edinburgh within a day's journey of each other.
 
Price = 35.00 USD

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Steel of Empire The Romantic History of the Canadian Pacific, the Northwest Passage of Today by John Murray Gibbon

 
Author Name    John Murray Gibbon 
 
Title   Steel of Empire The Romantic History of the Canadian Pacific, the Northwest Passage of Today

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Bobbs-Merrill 1935

Seller ID   016507

Hardcover, no DJ, in mylar cover. Bobbs-Merrill, 1935, stated first edition. In very good condition, edges of boards worn and rubbed, a few scratches on the front and back panels. Numerous b & w and color plates, illustrations, and fold-out maps. The Canadian Pacific railway system.
 
Price = 35.00 USD

Friday, March 24, 2017

Narrow Gauge to Silverton The Story of An American Heirloom by John B Hungerford

 
Author Name    John B Hungerford 
 
Title   Narrow Gauge to Silverton The Story of An American Heirloom

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Hungerford Press 1967

Seller ID   016515

Softcover. Hungerford Press, 1967. In good condition, cover wear, soiling and a couple of creases. Interior is clear and bright. B & W photos and illustrations, maps. History and overview of the Silverton Train, which runs between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. Great photos!
 
Price = 8.00 USD

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The World's Rail Way by J G Pangborn

 
Author Name    J G Pangborn 
 
Title   The World's Rail Way

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Fair

Type   Book

Edition   First Thus

Publisher    Bramhall House 1974

Seller ID   016494

Oversized hardcover with DJ in mylar. Bramhall House, 1974, revised edition, fascimile of 1894 edition. In very good condition, inscription and label on front end papers. DJ is fair, lots of wear and a large tear on front cover, encased in mylar. Anecdotes, little-known details that bring into focus the tensions, the frustrations, the disasters, the boundless conifidence and faith that colored the lives of the railroad pioneers.
 
Price = 20.00 USD

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

To The Great Ocean The Taming of Siberia and the Building of the Trans-Siberian Railway by Harmon Tupper

Author Name    Harmon Tupper 
 
Title   To The Great Ocean The Taming of Siberia and the Building of the Trans-Siberian Railway

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Fair

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Little Brown 1965

Seller ID   020525

Hardcover. Very good condition, outside page edges show some foxing. DJ is fair, has scuffing, is torn at the top of the spine and has some soiling. Overcoming the weather of Siberia and spanning 6,000 miles, the Trans-Siberian Railway was put in while the American West was being won.
Price = 30.00 USD

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Steam Locomotive by Edgar A Haine

 
Author Name    Haine, Edgar A. 
 
Title   The Steam Locomotive

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Publisher   Cranbury, New Jersey, U.S.A. Cornwall Books 1990

ISBN Number    0845347632 / 9780845347638 

Seller ID   016500

Oversized hardcover with DJ in mylar. Cornwall Books, 1990. In near fine condition. B & W photos, illustrations, and maps. More than one thousand illustrations which register the evolution, development, and applications of this source of motive power in various parts of the world.
Price = 60.00 USD

Monday, March 20, 2017

A Pathfinder in the Southwest by Grant Foreman

 
Author Name    Grant Foreman 
 
Title   A Pathfinder in the Southwest

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    University of Oklahoma 1968

Seller ID   016824

Hardcover, no DJ, ex-library. University of Oklahoma Press, 1968, second printing. In very good condition, usual library markings, some residual glue from tape on boards and front endpapers. The itinerary of Lieutenant A. W. Whipple during his explorations for a railway route from Fort Smith to Los Angeles in the years 1853 & 1854.
Price = 20.00 USD