Friday, March 31, 2017

Early American Steam Locomotives 1st Seven Decades 1830-1900 by Reed Kinert

 
Author Name    Reed Kinert 
 
Title   Early American Steam Locomotives 1st Seven Decades 1830-1900

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Bonanza 1962

Seller ID   016495

Hardcover with DJ in mylar. Bonanza, 1962. In very good condition with a good DJ, shows wear. The story in word and picture of the Steam Locomotive from "teakettles" to "Titans", they were the medium that welded together an entire continent with rails of steel.
 
Price = 20.00 USD

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Making Tracks: An American Rail Odyssey by Terry Pindell

 
Author Name    Pindell, Terry 
 
Title   Making Tracks: An American Rail Odyssey

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York, New York, U.S.A. Grove Pr 1990

ISBN Number    080211279X / 9780802112798 

Seller ID   020526

Hardcover. Very good condition. DJ has come light edgewear and a chip at top of spine. "Part history and part travelogue, his chronicle of that journey is a fresh portrait of America and of the 'steel riders' who have seen the country up close."
Price = 15.00 USD

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Railways of Thirty Nations Government Versus Private Ownership by P Harvey Middleton

 
Author Name    P Harvey Middleton 
 
Title   Railways of Thirty Nations Government Versus Private Ownership

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Prentice-Hall 1937

Seller ID   016506

Hardcover, no DJ, in mylar cover. Prentice-Hall, 1937. In very good condition, previous owners name and label on back of front cover, endpapers toning. A detailed study of railroads around the world, both privately owned and government operated, with the purpose of concluding which type of operation is best for railroads in the US.
 
Price = 25.00 USD

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Iron Wheels and Broken Men: The Railroad Barons and the Plunder of the West by Richard O'Connor

 
Author Name    O'Connor, Richard 
 
Title   Iron Wheels and Broken Men: The Railroad Barons and the Plunder of the West

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Putnam 1973

ISBN Number    0399111204 / 9780399111204 

Seller ID   016502

Hardcover with DJ in mylar. Putnam, 1973, first edition. In near fine condition. How and why the transcontinental railroads were built, with cast of players from exploited Chinese and Irish gandy dancers and dance-hall girls to the Wall Street tycoons, land barons, and presidents who conned thousands onto the sterile waterless plains. William F. Cody was paid $500 a month to kill at least twelve buffalo a day for meat. In 18 months he killed 4,280 buffalo to nourish the Kansas Pacific's workmen.
RAILROADS  UNITED  STATES  WEST  U  

Price = 30.00 USD

Monday, March 27, 2017

Railways The Pioneer Years by Malcom Fletcher, John Taylor

 
Author Name    Malcom Fletcher, John Taylor 
 
Title   Railways The Pioneer Years

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Publisher    Chartwell Books 1990

ISBN Number    1555216277 / 9781555216276 

Seller ID   016499

Oversized hardcover with DJ in mylar. Chartwell, 1990. In near fine condition, two pieces of tape on half title page, end papers have some coloration flaws. The first 100 years of railway development, with an authoritative chronology up to 1939 and index of types of locomotive.
 
Price = 30.00 USD

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

Sunday, March 19, 2017

They Built the West An Epic of Rails and Cities by Glenn Chesney Quiett

 
Author Name    Glenn Chesney Quiett 
 
Title   They Built the West An Epic of Rails and Cities

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Seller ID   016607

Hardcover, no DJ. D. Appleton 1934. In very good condition, has minor to moderate bumping to corners and spine ends, light scuffing of coveres, spine panel has severe sun-fading, owner's name on inside front cover and on front endpaper. The history of the great cities and railroads of the American West. B & W frontispiece and numerous additional b & w plates, bibliography, index.
Price = 20.00 USD

Saturday, March 18, 2017

ETE (European Train Enthusiasts) Express Fall 1979 by Geoff Fischer

 
Author Name    Geoff Fischer 
 
Title   ETE (European Train Enthusiasts) Express Fall 1979

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    European Train Enthusiasts 1979

Seller ID   016516

Newsletter, softcover, 8 pages. ETE, 1979. In very good condition. Contents: Editorial, Subscription Information, Postal Car, Gene's Jottings, Prototype Corner - The Rhaetian Railways (Alfred E Hauser). Illlustrations depict railway line developments for Switzerland and the Grisons, Rhaetian Railways, Gerguen-Preda, and Alp Gruem-Poschiavo. Also a detail of the Standard Rhaetian Railway passenger coach - second class for 64 passengers.
Price = 20.00 USD

Friday, March 17, 2017

Railroad Avenue Great Stories and Legends of American Railroading by Freeman H Hubbard

 
Author Name    Freeman H Hubbard 
 
Title   Railroad Avenue Great Stories and Legends of American Railroading

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    McGraw-Hill 1945

Seller ID   016513

Hardcover, no DJ. McGraw-Hill, 1945, first printing. In very good condition, name on back of front cover, boards show scuffing, edges of boards bumped. Contains many of the great legends associated with railroad. Black & White Illustrations.
Price = 20.00 USD

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cavalcade of the Rails by Frank P Morse

 
Author Name    Frank P Morse 
 
Title   Cavalcade of the Rails

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    E P Dutton 1940

Seller ID   016508

Hardcover, no DJ. E P Dutton, 1940, stated first edition. In very good condition, minor bumping to corners and spine ends, minor foxing to end-papers. Stories, legends, and history of railroading in America.
 
Price = 35.00 USD

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Pictorial Encyclopaedia of Railways by Cuthbert Hamilton Ellis

 
Author Name    Ellis, Cuthbert Hamilton 
 
Title   The Pictorial Encyclopaedia of Railways

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher   London, United Kingdom Hamlyn 1973

ISBN Number    060003075X / 9780600030751 

Seller ID   016503

Hardcover with DJ in mylar. Hamlyn, 1973, fifth impression. In very good condition, front hinge is beginning to separate. DJ is good, has a tear at top of spine, corners show some wear, protected by mylar. Over 800 pictures and 30,000 words of captions that tell the story of railways from the first Babylonian rutways to the 100 MPH monorail.
 
Price = 12.00 USD

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Smoke Over the Divide Union Pacific Wyoming Division by Ehernberger and Gschwind

 
Author Name    Ehernberger and Gschwind 
 
Title   Smoke Over the Divide Union Pacific Wyoming Division

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Seller ID   013866

Hardcover, no DJ, ex-library. E & G Publications, 1965. In very good condition, name on back of front cover, minimal library markings. 64 pages. Follow the history of railroads and locomotives in the Wyoming area.
 
Price = 20.00 USD

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Impossible Railway: The Building of the Canadian Pacific by Pierre Berton

 
Author Name    Berton, Pierre 
 
Title   The Impossible Railway: The Building of the Canadian Pacific

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Thus

Publisher    Knopf 1972

ISBN Number    0394465695 / 9780394465692 

Seller ID   020524


Hardcover. Very good condition, cover has a few light marks, map on front endpaper has minor stain at top of page, pages toning. DJ is good, shows edgewear and has a crease near the price. Illlustrated with 27 maps and 16 pages of halftones. Originally published in Canada in two volumes: The National Dream and The Last Spike. This is the first American edition of the combined volumes.

Price = 25.00 USD

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Westward to Promontory Building the Union Pacific Across the Plains and Mountains by Barry B Combs

 
Author Name    Barry B Combs 
 
Title   Westward to Promontory Building the Union Pacific Across the Plains and Mountains

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Garland Books 1969

Seller ID   016498

Oversized hardcover with DJ in mylar. Garland Books, 1969. In very good condition with a good DJ, has a chip out of top right corner, some minor soiling and wear. A J Russell chronicled the building of the Union Pacific. His pictures are here with Combs knowledge of the history of the UP Railroad.
 
Price = 15.00 USD

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Nothing Like It in the World : The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 by Stephen E Ambrose

 
Author Name    Ambrose, Stephen E. 
 
Title   Nothing Like It in the World : The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Simon & Schuster 2000

ISBN Number    0684846098 / 9780684846095 

Seller ID   018781

Trade paperback. Near fine condition. The story of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads and the men who built them.
Price = 10.00 USD

Friday, March 10, 2017

Union Pacific Railroad Company Form 7171


Title   Union Pacific Railroad Company Form 7171

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Type   Book

Publisher    Union Pacific 1945

Seller ID   016511

Small, stiff orange-brown cloth-covered covers, teal pin binding, black lettering on front cover. Union Pacific, Effective August 1, 1945. In very good condition, edgewear, a spill on front board. Rules and Instructions Governing Maintenance of Air Brakes, Communicating Signal System, Electric Headlights, Heating, Air Conditioning, Water Systems, and Lighting. Definitions, general rules and index.
 
Price = 50.00 USD

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Vocabulary of Colloquial Navaho by Robert W Young and William Morgan

 
Author Name    Young and Morgan 
 
Title   A Vocabulary of Colloquial Navaho

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Seller ID   006976

Hardcover, no DJ. United States Indian Service, January, 1951, 3200 copies. In very good condition, pages slightly yellowing, some discoloraton on the spine. A nice copy of an unusual book. By Robert W. Young and William Morgan. Deals largely with extended word meanings used in colloquial Navaho.
Price = 20.00 USD

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Stolen Continents: The Americas Through Indian Eyes Since 1492 by Ronald Wright

 
Author Name    Wright, Ronald 
 
Title   Stolen Continents: The Americas Through Indian Eyes Since 1492

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Good

Type   Book

Edition   1st Edition

Publisher   Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Houghton Mifflin 1992

ISBN Number    0395565006 / 9780395565001 

Seller ID   021610

Hardcover. DJ is price clipped. Consists of three sections: Part One: Invasion; Part Two: Resistance; Part Three: Rebirth
 
Price = 12.00 USD

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Bright Eyes: The Story of Susette La Flesche, an Omaha Indian by Dorothy Clarke Wilson

 
Author Name    Wilson, Dorothy Clarke 
 
Title   Bright Eyes: The Story of Susette La Flesche, an Omaha Indian

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Blacklick, Ohio, U.S.A. McGraw-Hill 1974

ISBN Number    0070707529 / 9780070707528 

Seller ID   016398

Hardcover. McGraw-Hill, 1974, first edition. In very good condition, some board wear on bottom spine, owner's name on front end paper, pages toning a bit. DJ is good, has some chips and tears, protected in mylar wrapper. Her name in the Omaha language was Inshta Theamba, Bright Eyes. She got an education and came home to be a teacher, but instead became a proponent of Indian rights - and won!
Price = 20.00 USD

Monday, March 6, 2017

Navajo Rugs by Wilma Elmer

 
Author Name    Wilma Elmer 
 
Title   Navajo Rugs

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Self Published 1980

Seller ID   019873

Oversized softcover. Very good condition, light cover wear. How to display Navajo rugs in your home, how to care for your rugs, how to repair Navajo rugs. Also includes a laid in article from The Phoenix Gazette with various regional rug styles, along with more info on the history of the rugs and a small buying guide, also from 1980.
Price = 15.00 USD

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Indians of the Southern Plains by William K Powers

 
Author Name    William K Powers 
 
Title   Indians of the Southern Plains

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Publisher    Capricorn Books 1972

ISBN Number    0399502777 / 9780399502774 

Seller ID   017364

Trade paperback. Capricorn Books, 1972. In very good condition. A fully illustrated and comprehensive view of the American Indian - his culture, art, and experience.
Price = 10.00 USD

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Indians of the Northern Plains by William K Powers

 
Author Name    William K Powers 
 
Title   Indians of the Northern Plains

Binding   Soft cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Publisher    Capricorn Books 1973

ISBN Number    0399502777 / 9780399502774

Seller ID   017361

Trade paperback. Capricorn Books, 1973. In near fine condition, light edgewear. A fully illustrated and comprehensive view of the American Indian - his culture, art, and experience.
INDIAN  TRIBAL  LIFE  

Price = 10.00 USD

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Indian in America by Wilcomb E Washburn

 
Author Name    Wilcomb E Washburn 
 
Title   The Indian in America

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

ISBN Number    006014534X / 9780060145347 

Seller ID   016409

Hardcover, no DJ. Harper & Row, 1975. In very good condition, address stamp on back of front cover, embossed private library stamp on contents page.cover shows light wear. Part of The New American Nation series. Includes a bibliographical essay and index. All about Indians, their traits and their life.
 
Price = 15.00 USD

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Everyday Life of the North American Indian by Jon Manchip White

 
Author Name    White, Jon Manchip 
 
Title   Everyday Life of the North American Indian

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Publisher   Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.A. Holmes & Meier Pub 1979

ISBN Number    084190488X / 9780841904880 

Seller ID   016389

Hardcover, ex-library. Holmes & Meier, second printing, 1980. In near fine condition, usual library markings. This is the story of the North American Indian from his earliest beginnings as an emigrant from the Asian mainland. As nomad and hunter and farmer. A separate chapter to each of the Indian's leading activities: hunter and farmer, athlete and warrior, spouse and parent, witchdoctor and worshipper, and artist and craftsman.
Price = 15.00 USD