London: Ian Allan, 1967. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations throughout. Red, white, and black illustrated price clipped dust jacket with black title to red spine. Minor yellowing to white parts of dust jacket. 249 pages. Railroads. RAI1/3112. Fine / Very Good.
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London: London Passenger Transport Board, 1934. Paperback. Very good in red paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Previous owner's name in pen to front cover. Includes several pages of photographic illustrations of rails, Underground stations, and buses. Also includes frontispiece map printed in red, green, and black showing the area of operation in London. Slight wear to edges of wrappers, but clean and bright overall. Oversized. 64 pages. RAIL/091015. Very Good.
London: London Passenger Transport Board, 1935. Paperback. Very good in red paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Previous owner's name in pen to front cover. Includes several pages of photographic illustrations of training school for bus drivers / trams / Underground, King and Queen driving during the Silver Jubilee, children at the St. James Underground station, and more. Also includes four fold-out maps: Underground, Bus, Coach, and Tram. Slight wear to edges of wrappers, but clean and bright overall. Oversized. 65 pages. RAIL/091015. Very Good.
London: London Passenger Transport Board, 1936. Paperback. Very good in red paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Previous owner's name in pen to front cover. Includes several pages of photographic illustrations of buses, Leicester Square station, Derby Day bus queue, Sutton Trollybus Depot, and more. Also includes four fold-out maps: Underground, Bus, Coach, and Tram. Slight wear to edges of wrappers, but clean and bright overall. Oversized. 65 pages. RAIL/091015. Very Good.
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1906. Hardcover. Thick 8vo. Good+ full brown leather covered boards. Black, brown, and red labels w/gilt to spine. Both hinges are cracked through and loose, though boards are still attached. Peeling to leather at head and foot of spine. leather has been treated and polished. Interior is in lovely condition, tightly bound and clean w/bright text. Ex libris. American Railroad History. RAIL/4253. Good +.
Chicago: F.T. Neely, 1889. Hardcover. A collection of poetry and humorous short stories compiled for the amusement of railway passengers to read on the train. "They [the authors] have decided to issue a guide which will be good for one to read after one has missed one's train by reason of one's faith in otehr guides which we may have in one's luggage. Let it be understood, then, that we are wholly irresponsible, and we are glad of it ... Our plan is to issue a book worth about $9 charging only fifty cents for it and then see to it that no time tables or maps which will never return after they have been pulled out once, shall creep in among its pages" (introduction). Bound in mustard yellow cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine. Black and gilt illustration to front cover. Fraying, rubbing, and wear to edges, hinges, and corners. Filled with illustrations. Pages are a little brittle. Browning to margins of pages and penned signature of previous owner (from Indiana), but clean otherwise. 203 pages. HUM/102518. Very Good.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997. Hardcover. 4to. SIGNED BY ONE OF THE AUTHORS, RICHARD SIMONS. Black cloth boards with red title to spine. Clean, bright interior with many illustrations. Blue illustrated dust jacket with dark blue spine panel and red title to spine. Minor rubbing to jacket. Index, 297 pages. STATE/010507. Fine / Fine.
Baltimore: Passenger Department, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1908. Paperback. 8vo. Very good- in white side stapled paper wrappers with blue and gold illustrations and gilt title to front wrapper. Minor edgewear to exterior. Wraps were detached at one point but have been expertly re-attached. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Periodicals Periodicals. PER205090. Very Good.
Baltimore: Passenger Department, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1910. Paperback. 8vo. Very good in white side stapled paper wrappers with blue and gold illustrations and gilt title to front wrapper. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Periodicals. Periodicals. RAIL505090. Very Good.
Compliments of Passenger Department, Southern Railway Company, 1913. Paperback. Small side-stapled illustrated paper wrappers with "Inauguration March 4, 1913" in red to front wrapper. Minor rubbing to spine and minor rusting to staples. Minor soiling to title page. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 40 pages. Presidential histoyr. PRES2/3222. Very Good.
New York: Autoprints, (1950). Paperback. Includes 8 color prints. Small light blue portfolio with plastic covered window to show prints inside. Minor wear and soiling to envelope. Slight yellowing to edges of prints though the illustrations remain clean and bright. Prints are 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches. Railroad. RAIL/083013. Very Good.
Hannover-Linden: Hawa Hannoversche Waggonfabrik, No date. Circa 1927. Paperback. SCARCE. Very good in brown paper wrappers with dark green title and illustration to front wrapper. Previous owner's stamp to front wrapper. Minor edgewear to exterior. Small closed tear to foot of spine. Light foxing to last page. Else is clean and bright with two beautiful Art Deco plates and many black and white illustrations throughout. Railroads. RAI111021. Very Good.
Bruxelles: P. Weissenbruch, 1905. Hardcover. Cloth Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo. Blue cloth soft trifold boards with gilt title and emblem to front panel. Edges are worn and boards have minor scuffing. When unfolded, the insides of both right and left panels have pastedown pockets. The left pocket houses a large color fold out map of Washington D.C. The right pocket houses a large, color, fold-out map of New York City with an index including street names, places of amusement, asylums, steamboat lines, etc. Signatures are not sewn in; they are held in place by loose cording which wraps around both hinges. The signatures bound on the right are printed on pink paper and the signatures bound on the left are printed on white paper. Twelve signatures are present containing topics such as: List of Members, Questions for Discussion, Constitution of the Railway Congress, Instructions Concerning the Procedure to be Followed in Sectional Meetings, and various travel information. Pages are very clean with bright text; some have minor browning. Several pages of one signature are present but not attached. It appears that at least one signature may be missing. Closed tears to maps along fold lines. Text is in English and French. RAIL/062904. Very Good.
Saratoga Springs, NY: Geroge Foster Peabody, (1931). Hardcover. A compilation of addresses at presentations of bronze bas reliefs and equestrian statue commemorating his life and work. SCARCE. 8vo. Light blue cloth covered boards with gilt tilte to front board. Wear to edges and spine ends. Minor soiling and rubbing to boards. Inscription to front free end page. Slight foxing throughout though text remains clean and bright. Illustrations throughout. 78 pages. Trains. RAIL/082913. Very Good.
New York: Bonanza Books, 1967. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 4to. In blue linen covered boards with black title stamp to spine. Minor rubbing to boards. Interior is clean and bright with black and white illustrations throughout. Black and white illustrated dust jacket with slight aging toning and a crease to foot of spine panel. 192pp. RAIL/092904. Very Good Plus in Very Good dj.