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Railways - Antiquarian

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1 Echoes from the Iron Road and Other Poems
Aitken William
John Menzies

1893, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Poems by 'Inspector Aitken' of the G&SWR, many having a Railway connection. 310pp. VG copy in original blue cloth boards, top hlaf of half-title page missing (presumably excised to remove old ownership details). 014364 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Lays of the Line and Other Poems, Aitken William
2 Lays of the Line and Other Poems
Aitken William
John Menzies

1883, 1st: 12mo, Decorative Cloth: VG, 
Poems by 'Inspector Aitken' of the G&SWR, many having a Railway connection. 141pp. VG copy in original blue cloth boards, hinges a little cracked. 014363 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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3 Railways of To-Day
Allen Cecil J
Frederick Warne

1930, 1st (revised) Reprint: 12mo, Cloth: VG, 
Notable as one of Allen's first books. 400pp, illustrated - 1930 revised reprint with 8pp supplement. VG clean copy in original red cloth boards, slight wear to spine ends only. 013750 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Great Western Ports 1929, Appleby H N
4 Great Western Ports 1929
Appleby H N
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY

1929, 1st Thus: 4to, Card: VG, 
A superb copy of the handbook of GWR Ports for 1929 - cover the South Wales Ports of Cardiff, Penarth, Swansea, Newport, Barry, Port Talbot and alos Plymouth. Detailed accounts of the facilities, shipping lines etc with may photos and superb fold out plans of the ports and railway system - all in mint condition. 327pp + 57pp of adverts. A lovely copy in the original decorative card cover - contents 'as new' , just a little creasing to spine. Heavy - UK postage 7.00. 014872 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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5 THE LOCOMOTIVES OF THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY 1847-1902
BIRD GEORGE FREDERICK
LOCOMOTIVE PUBLISHING Co.

1903, 1st: 12mo, Decorative Cloth: Fine, 
Bird's classic account of GNR locos. 203pp with many drawings and a few photos. Original decorative green cloth, an unusually fine copy 008172 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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THE LOCOMOTIVES OF THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY 1847-1910, BIRD GEORGE FREDERICK
6 THE LOCOMOTIVES OF THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY 1847-1910
BIRD GEORGE FREDERICK
LOCOMOTIVE PUBLISHING Co.

1910, 2nd (revised): 12mo, Decorative Cloth: VG, 
Enlarged second edition of Bird's detailed account of GNR locos. 228pp with many drawings and a few photos. Original decorative green cloth, VG copy, just a little foxing, mianly to prelims, in orignal decorative boards. 000329 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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A CATALOGUE DESCRIPTIVE OF SIMPLE AND COMPOUND LOCOMOTIVES BUILT BY BROOKS LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, DUNKIRK, N..Y., BROOKS LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
7 A CATALOGUE DESCRIPTIVE OF SIMPLE AND COMPOUND LOCOMOTIVES BUILT BY BROOKS LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, DUNKIRK, N..Y.
BROOKS LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
BROOKS LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

1899, Large 8vo, Decorative Cloth: Fine, 
An absolutely superb, original, steam locomotive catalogue issued by this well known New York builder in 1899. Includes a history of the firm and then around 250pp of descriptions, technical details and illustrations of locos built by the firm for use around the world. 336pp. Fine condition in original heavy black cloth boards with gold embossing to front - just a little marking to rear of boards. A truely exceptional item.. 012432 
Price: 275.00 GBP
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8 THE TAL-Y-LLYN RAILWAY
COZENS L
COZENS

1948, 1st: 8vo, Card Covers: VG, 
The first of Lewis Cozen's booklets on Welsh minor railways. The first book to cover the Tal -y -LLyn narrow gauge line in detail. 24pp with photos and drawings. VG copy in card covers. 003643 
Price: 11.50 GBP
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THE VAN & KERRY RAILWAYS, COZENS L
9 THE VAN & KERRY RAILWAYS
COZENS L
COZENS

1953, 1st: 8vo, Card Covers: VG, 
Also covers the Kerry narrow gauge forestry tramways, as well as the standard gauge branches to Van & Kerry in Mid-Wales, latterly part of the GWR. 44pp with photos, maps etc. VG copy in card covers, staples rusty as usual. 000046 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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10 DEEDS OF A GREAT RAILWAY
DARROCH G R S
JOHN MURRAY

1920, 1st: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Official history of the operations and productions of the London & North Western Railway during the First World War. Covers Railway operations and the many items of munitions etc. made in the Company's works. 217pp with illustrations. Contents generally VG, foxing to first and last few pages, a little edge spotting, new end-papers.Original cloth covers a little rubbed, small 1cm split to top of spine. Inscribed by the Author to 'the Boss' - Capt H P M Beames (R.E.) with tipped notice of the death of Bowen-Cooke in Oct 1920. Uncommon. 002183 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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WAR ON THE LINE, DARWIN BERNARD
11 WAR ON THE LINE
DARWIN BERNARD
SOUTHERN RAILWAYS

1946, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, Good
Official account of the Southern Railway during the Second World War, the best of the Big Four histories. 215pp, folding map, illustrations, some colour. VG copy in the rarely seen pictorial dw - worn on edges and with small area of loss to rear corner. 002490 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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12 A HISTORY OF THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY
DENDY MARSHALL C F
THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY

1936, 1st: 4to, Cloth: VG, VG-
The standard, officially sanctioned, history of the Southern railway and its constituents. 708pp with many photos, maps and drawings. Original green cloth binding with only slight signs of wear (no dw as usual!). Very heavy - UK postage 8.00. 002203 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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13 TWO ESSAYS IN EARLY LOCOMOTIVE HISTORY
DENDY MARSHALL C F
LOCOMOTIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY

1928, 1st: 4to, Cloth: VG-, 
The first of Marshall's seminal works on early locomotives - the two essays are 'The First Hundred Railway Engines' and 'British Locomotives in North America'. 120pp with many plates and drawings. Near VG, orginal decorative cloth binding just a little edge worn, top corners slightly bumped. Scarce. 003654 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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14 THE STEPHENSON CENTENARY, Containing The Proceedings of the Day, The Procesions and Decorations with the Speeches Delivered Upon the Occasion
DUNCAN Wm
ALLEN, London & LAMBERT, Newcastle

1881, 1st: 8vo, Paper Wrapper: Good+, 
The official account of the 'Stephenson Centenary' celebrations of 1881 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of George Stephenson - a series of extensive meetings, rallies and celebrations mainly around Newcastle. 118pp with woodcuts as called for. Contents VG with only a hint of spotting to a few edges, in the original decorative paper wraps, but worn on spine and with the rear cover loose and some minor loss. An extremely rare original copy - usually only seen as the modern 1970s reprint. 008420 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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SPEEDING NORTH WITH THE ROYAL SCOT, EARL L A
15 SPEEDING NORTH WITH THE ROYAL SCOT
EARL L A
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

1939, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
An original copy of this famous first hand account of a top-link LMS engine driver on the Royal Scot from London to Carlisle. 143pp, illustrated. Contents generally VG, slight browning and spotting as usual. Original red pictorial cloth boards just a little age toned on edges, otherwsie VG. Old ownership details to front end-paper. An above average copy of this scarce title. 011895 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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16 TRACTION AND TRANSMISSION - Volume I
ENGINEERING MAGAZINE
ENGINEERING

1901, 1st: 4to, Cloth: VG-, 
Bound set of Volume One of this supplement to the 'Engineering' Magazine - April to August 1901. Shorter articles and news items covering European and American Tramway practice, many fine illustrations. 304pp with index. Newly rebound in grey cloth boards with the original front cover laid down. Contents generally VG, slight spotting to edges, a few small library stamps to margins. Scarce. 004910 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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17 PEEPS AT GREAT RAILWAYS - THE LONDON MIDLAND & SCOTTISH RAILWAY
EYRE-TODD GEORGE
A & C BLACK

1926, 1st: 8vo, Decorative Cloth: VG-, 
Well known Blacks 'Peeps at Great Railways' series. 91pp, 8 colour plates This is a revised edition of the title originally published as L&NWR in 1911. generally a VG copy in the blue patterned cloth boards, just a little faded to spine. 001483 
Price: 18.75 GBP
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RAILWAYS OR NO RAILWAYS : THE BATTLE OF THE GAUGES RENEWED, FAIRLIE ROBERT F
18 RAILWAYS OR NO RAILWAYS : THE BATTLE OF THE GAUGES RENEWED
FAIRLIE ROBERT F
EFFINGHAM WILSON

1872, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, 
An original copy of Fairlie's classic book of 1872 in which he defends the economic advantages of narrow gauge railways and promotes his articulated locomotives. 147pp with illustrations and fold outs. VG copy with all plates and fold outs in nice clean condition with glassine overlays intact. Blue cloth, gilt titling to spine - possibly an old rebinding, old ownership stamp to front end-papers, all in VG condition. A very nice original copy of this very scarce work. 004579 
Price: 145.00 GBP
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A ROYAL ROAD : Being The History of the London & South Western Railway, FAY SAM
19 A ROYAL ROAD : Being The History of the London & South Western Railway
FAY SAM
AUTHOR

1883, 1st: 8vo, Decorative Cloth: VG-, 
An original copy of Sir Sam Fay's important history of the early years of the London & South Western Railway, written when he was a clerk at the Company. The writing of this book brought him to the attention of the Directors and started his rise to fame - latterly as General Manager of the Great Central Railway. 138pp. 4 plates. Contents VG, in the original decorative blue/gilt cloth, spine rebacked with orignal (worn) cloth laid down, some wear to edges and corners. Scarce original edition. 001961 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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HISTORY OF THE CANTERBURY AND WHITSTABLE RAILWAY, FELLOWS REGINALD B
20 HISTORY OF THE CANTERBURY AND WHITSTABLE RAILWAY
FELLOWS REGINALD B
JENNINGS

1930, 1st: Small 4to, Cloth: VG, 
Detailed account of the planing, construction and early years of the first passenger railway in Southern England, opened 1830. Covers the history until the line was purchased by the SER in1853. 94pp with illustrations and 2 fold out plans. A nice period history of an early railway. A VG clean copy in original blue cloth boards. Scarce. 000903 
Price: 59.00 GBP
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Locomotive Dictionary, Fowler George L
21 Locomotive Dictionary
Fowler George L
The Railraod Gazette

1906, 1st: Folio, Leather: VG, 
Illustrated vocabulary of Terms which designate American Railraod Locomotives, their parts attachments and setails of construction with definitions of typical British Locomotive Practice. A nice copy of the original ediiton of this monumental work with over 5100 illsutrations (drawings, photos diagrams etc). 523pp + adverts. Stamps of Robert Stephenson & Co to front, otherwise a clean copy, just a little wear to edges. Original black leather boards, worn on edges, rebacked with modern replacement leather spine with gilt title label. Rare. Very Heavy - UK postage 8.95 015117 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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22 FURNESS RAILWAY - ITS RISE & DEVELOPMENT 1846 - 1923
GRADON W McGOWAN
GRADON

1946, 1st: Small 4to, Cloth: VG, 
The first history of these lines in South & West Cumbria. 109pp with photos, maps, gradients etc. VG copy in original red cloth boards. Not issued with dw. Scarce. 000042 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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THE TRACK OF THE IRONMASTERS, GRADON W McGOWAN
23 THE TRACK OF THE IRONMASTERS
GRADON W McGOWAN
GRADON

1952, 1st: 8vo, Card Covers: VG-, 
The history of the Cleator & Workington Junction Railway in Cumbria built to serve the ironworks and mines in the area. 70pp, maps and photos. Contents VG, original pictorial card covers a little edge worn and soiled as usual. 000035 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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24 LOCOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT: CLEANING - DRIVING - MAINTENANCE
HODGSON Jas T & WILLIAMS JOHN
RAILWAY ENGINEER

1920, 4th Edition: 8vo, Decorative Cloth: VG-, 
4th edition of the standard British reference work on the engineering and operation of steam locomotives. 446pp, with hundreds of photos and drawings. Contents VG copy in original cloth/gilt, spine rather faded. 001790 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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25 LOCOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT: CLEANING - DRIVING - MAINTENANCE
HODGSON Jas T & WILLIAMS JOHN
RAILWAY ENGINEER

1924, 5th: 8vo, Decorative Cloth: VG-, 
5th edition of the standard British reference work on the engineering and operation of steam locomotives. 421pp, with hundreds of photos and drawings. Contents VG, in original cloth/gilt boards, spine slightly faded and some slight wear and marking to covers.. 004482 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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THE RAILWAYS OF TOTTENHAM, LAKE G H
26 THE RAILWAYS OF TOTTENHAM
LAKE G H
GREENLAKE

1946, 1st: Small 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG
One of the first railway books to cover a geographic area rather than a particular company. 91pp with photos and fold out map. VG copy in dw, slightly browned as usual. Scarce 1st edition (much superior to the later reprint) 000249 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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EARLY RAILWAYS IN SURREY, LEE CHARLES E
27 EARLY RAILWAYS IN SURREY
LEE CHARLES E
RAILWAY GAZETTE

1944, 1st: Large 8vo, Paper Covers: VG-, 
Account of the world's first public railway, The Surrey Iron Railway and its continuation as the Croydon, Merstham & Godstone Iron Railway. 40pp, illustrated. VG copy in slightly worn paper covers. 007028 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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NARROW GAUGE RAILWAYS IN NORTH WALES, LEE CHARLES E
28 NARROW GAUGE RAILWAYS IN NORTH WALES
LEE CHARLES E
RAILWAY PUBLISHING Co.

1945, 1st: 8vo, Paper Covered Boards: VG-, 
Important as the first modern work to cover the 2' gauge lines in North Wales, mainly quarry lines although the Festiniog and Welsh Highland were passenger lines as well. The only single volume work to cover all these lines in reasonable detail and written when many were still in use. 136pp with many maps and illustrations. A VG copy in the original grey paper covered boards bright, just a little rubbed. old tape markings to end-papers 000706 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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29 THE EVOLUTION OF PERMANENT WAY
LEE CHARLES E
RAILWAY GAZETTE

1937, 1st: 8vo, Paper Wrapper: VG, 
One of the first studies of this aspect of early Railways - the evolution of wooden and iron rails and plateways. 64pp with photos and drawings. VG copy in original paper wrappers. Uncommon. 014164 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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30 THE EVOLUTION OF RAILWAYS
LEE CHARLES E
RAILWAY GAZETTE

1943, 2nd (revised): 8vo, Paper Covered Boards: VG, 
One of the earliest studies of the pre-history of Railways - the evolution of the idea of wagons runnings on rails or plateways. and in particular as it evolved in the early British mining industry. This is the much enlarged 2nd edition. 108pp with photos and drawings. VG copy in original paper covered boards. Uncommon. 002688 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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