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8160. : Railway Returns: Returns of the Capital, Traffic, Receipts, and Working Expenditure of the Railway Companies of the United Kingdom for the years 1900-1910.

London: H.M.S.O. 1901-1911. Ten years bound as one. With a general report thereon and summary tables for a series of years.33.5 by21.5cms.xxi+93+xxiii+94+xlix+98+liii+98+liii+98+liii+98+xlix+98+li+98+li+98+xlix+98. in black cloth, boards a little bit rubbed, spine professionally repaired, otherwise a very tight copy, in very good condition. From the G.N.R. (I) Accountant's Office Dublin. Relatively scarce. This is a very heavy item. 100.00


18157. Ahrons, E. L.: Locomotive and Train Working in the Latter Part of the Nineteenth Century Volume Six.

Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd, 1954. 77 pp. 23 x 15.5 cm. Five articles on Irish railways reprinted from The Railway Magazine. 48 illustrations. Gold-blocked faded green boards. No dw. A classic text by one of the great experts on the subject. Includes GS&WR, WL&WR, DW&WR, MGWR, and GNR(I). 14.50


2094. Allchin, MCV: Locomotives of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway and the Irish Narrow Gauge Railways.

Hants: 1944 12pp. 22 x 14 cm. Illustrated. Types, building dates, etc. in card covers, v.g. 10.00


9003. Allen, C. Edgar: The Modern Locomotive.

Cambridge: University Press 1912. viii+174 pp. illustrated, red covers, minor wear, very good. Written not for specialists but the wider public. 11.00


18893. Anon.: Railroadiana. A New History of England, or Picturesque, Biographical, Historical, Legendary and Antiquarian Sketches Descriptive of The Vicinity of The Railways. First Series London and Birmingham Railway.

London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1838. First Series. 216 pp. 19.5 x 12 cm. 8 illustrations. The called-for railway map is not present: it should have been opposite the title page but an illustration has been bound in there. Perhaps the map was not available at the time of printing? Dark green textured boards with a gilt vignette of a steam locomotive on the front cover. In very good condition. 125.00


19844. Bourne, John C: Bourne's London & Birmingham Railway.

Newton Abbot: David & Charkles Reprints 1970. A Facsimile reprint of the 1839 original publication. Large Folio, 59 x 38 cm. 26 pp. with a frontispiece, two maps and 29 plates of which 24 are full page and 5, two to a page. In gold blocked red boards with a price clipped dustwrapper. There is a narrow strip of sunfading to top and side edges of the front board, as well as the dustwrapper. The dustwrapper was a fairly light production and has some wear and some underside patches. The secondary glassine d.w. is not present. In very good condition, apart from the dustwrapper. This is exceptionally large and fairly heavy, 2.7 kg. Overseas posting would be challenging and will well exceed abebooks quoted shipping.Some destinations may not be viable.Please talk to us before ordering outside the UK and Ireland. 75.00


10001. Bradshaw: Bradshaw's Railway Manual, Shareholders Guide, and Official Directory 1915. Sixty-seventh edition.

London: Henry Blacklock 1915. Edited by H. H. Bassett. Containing the history and financial position of every railway controlled by British capital at home and abroad, also of the principal canal and rolling stock companies, with statistics, powers, and other data; accompanied by a directory of administrative and executive staffs, and of manufacturers of railway supplies. xlviii+675 pp. folding railway maps of, Great Britain, Ireland (coloured), Scotland, (coloured) Europe, Central Europe. Green embossed boards, gilt title to front board and spine. Boards show some wear and fading, but generally are in good condition, internally tight, clean, apart from some wear to pastedowns, maps in very good condition, overall a very good copy. 75.00


9715. Bradshaw: Bradshaw's Railway Manual, Shareholders Guide, and Official Directory 1917. Sixty-ninth edition.

London: Henry Blacklock 1917. edited by E. H. Bassett. Containing the history and financial position of every railway controlled by British capital at home and abroad, also of the principal canal and rolling stock companies, with statistics, powers, and other data; accompanied by a directory of administrative and executive staffs, and of manufacturers of railway supplies. xlviii+680 pp. folding railway maps of, Scotland, (coloured) Central Europe. Green embossed boards, gilt title to front board and spine. Boards in very good condition, internally tight, clean unmarked, maps in very good condition, overall a very good copy. 75.00


10177. Bradshaw: Bradshaw's Railway Manual, Shareholders Guide,and Official Directory 1918. Seventieth edition.

London: Henry Blacklock 1918. edited by E. H. Bassett. Containing the history and financial position of every railway controlled by British capital at home and abroad, also of the principal canal and rolling stock companies, with statistics, powers, and other data; accompanied by a directory of administrative and executive staffs, and of manufacturers of railway supplies. xlviii+694 pp. folding railway maps of, Ireland, (coloured), Great Britain and Ireland. Green embossed boards, gilt title to front board and spine. Boards rather worn, faded, spine professionally repaired, internally tight, clean unmarked, maps in very good condition, except for pages 669 to the end which have had old damp damage which has caused damage and loss to edges, the last dozen pages being poor. Overall a very good copy except for these last pages- more detail on request. 65.00


18084. Edmonds, Alexander: History of the Metropolitan District Railway Company to June 1908.

London: London Transport, 1973. vii + 243 + (4) pp. 30 x 21 cm. Prepared for publication, with preface, notes and an epilogue, by Charles E. Lee F.C.I.T. Index. Original marbled boards and gold-blocked faux-leather spine. The front pastedown has a neat library withdrawn stamp, there is a neat number stamped on the titlepage, and there is slight wear to the upper front corners. Scarce. 44.50


17929. Ellis, C. Hamilton: The North British Railway.

London: Ian Allan Ltd, 1955. First edition. viii + 232 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 97 plates, coloured frontispiece, and charming drawings in text. Index. Silver-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in dw. The dw is worn. and the top of the spine of the dw has been repaired with peelable tape. 20.00


18928. Freeling, Arthur: The Railway Companion from London to Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester; with guides to the objects worthy of notice in Liverpool, Manchester and Birminhgham. and Freeling's Grand Junction Railway Companion.

London: Whittaker and Company, 1838. xi + 204 + 36 + 192 + 44 pp. 14 x 9.5 cm. Two guides bound together. In dark green boards with faded gilt titling. Showing some wear. The first title page is detaching, and both title pages have a former owner's signature on them. A fair copy of two early and scarce Railway Guides. No maps are included. 100.00


3736. Gourvish, T.R. and Turnbull, G.L. editors: The Journal of Transport History.

Manchester Univ. Press Third Series Vol 2 No. 1 March 1981. 24.5 by 19 cms. 81pp. illustrated. 12.00


3737. Gourvish, T.R. and Turnbull, G.L. editors: The Journal of Transport History.

Manchester Univ. Press Third Series Vol 2 No. 2 September 1981. 24.5 by 19 cm. 82pp. illustrated. 12.00


8147. Gray, Rankine E.: Power Potential Studies of Locomotives at Rest.

Bournemouth: ERG Autumn 1947. A series of pencil drawings by "X". No 0583 from a limited edition of 1000 copies. no. 0581. 20 by 32 cms. 12 superb pencil drawings of locos from, G.W.R. L.M.S.R., L.N.E.R., and S.R. Introduction by Lord Brabazon of Tara, notes by Rankine Gray. 30.00


16156. Great Northern Railway: The Official Guide to the Great Northern Railway and the East Coast Express Route between England and Scotland.

London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1904. iv+420 pp. 17.5 x 12 cm. Profusely illustrated. 38 maps and plans. The general map in the front pocket is absent otherwise all maps listed are present. Illustrated red boards. In good condition. An excellent guide with many folding maps. 95.00


5733. Great Western Railway: Rules and Regulations for the Guidance of the Officers and Men to come into operation on 1st November 1897.

London: Waterlow Bros. & Layton, 1897. xliv+158 pp. 16 x 10 cm. A nice scarce item from this ever popular Railway Company. Company crest blocked in gold on front board. Boards are faded, stained and a bit worn, but still a nice tight clean copy. 150.00


16157. Great Western Railway: The Official Guide to the Great Western Railway and other railways in connection.

London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1905. vi+456 pp. 17.5 x 12 cms. Profusely illustrated. 50 maps and plans. Illustrated red boards. Minor wear, otherwise in very good condition. An excellent guide with many folding maps. The front pocket is empty but there is no map listed for it - all maps listed are present. 75.00


8738. Hendry, Dr. R. Preston and Hendry, R. Powell: Manx Northern Railway.

Rugby: Hillside Publishing 1980. 28 by 22 cms. 136 pp. illustrated, plans, in very good condition, almost as new in an equally v.g. dustwrapper. Surely this has to be the definitive history of this fascinating Manx railway. 20.00


18098. Henthorn, Dr Frank, editor: Letters and Papers concerning the establisment of the Trent, Ancholme and Grimsby Railway, 1860-1862.

Lincoln: The Lincoln Record Society, Volume 70, 1975. lv + 130 pp. 25.5 x 15.5 cm. 4 illustrations. 1 map. 5 plans. Index. Black-blocked yellow boards, in very good condition. No dw, as published. Amost as new. A schorarly assessment of nineteenth-century railway promotion in Britain. 10.00


15277. Jackson, G. Gibbard: The Railway Book.

London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd, 1925. 160 pp. 24 x 20 cm. Five of six coloured plates present. Lots of really good illustrations in text. Pictorial boards, no dw. Belfast Royal Academy bookplate - awarded to Wilbur Hunter 1925. Spine faded, slight wear to corners, and occasional discolouration of paper. 20.00


18917. Measom, George: The Official Illustrated Guide to the Great Western Railway including the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton and Chester and Holyhead Lines and Isle of Man.

London: Published under the Authority of the Directors, 1860. 872 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. Embellished with 350 engravings. Full leather boards, six-panelled spine with raised bands and original black and gilt spine label, marbled endpapers and foreedges. The spine has been professionally relaid but marks of former tape repair are visible on front and rear boards. Internally in good clean fresh condition. A scarce guide. Excellent topographical information, describing important manufacturies in the towns on the lines. Many illustrations of now-lost buildings. This edition was not published with a map. 150.00


18916. Measom, George: The Official Illustrated Guide to the North-Western Railway and All Its Branches.

London: Published under the Authority of the Directors, 1861. 533 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. Embellished with 360 engravings. Half-leather and marbled boards, and marbled foreedges. Some edgewear and rubbing to the boards, and upper spine extremity worn. A small light stain on the title page and a couple of following pages, otherwise internally in good clean fresh condition. A scarce guide. Excellent topographical information, describing important manufacturies in the towns on the lines. Many illustrations of now lost buildings. This edition was not published with a map. 150.00


18915. Measom, George: The Official Illustrated Guide to the South-Eastern Railway and Its Branches: Including the North Kent and Greenwich Lines.

London: Published under the Authority of the Directors, 1858. 324 + 110 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Embellished with 200 engravings and a map. Blue textured cloth boards with faded gilt spine title. Some edgewear and rubbing to the boards, but internally in very good fresh condition with excellent illustrations and pages of advertisements. The bottom margin of the title page has been neatly removed. The folding map is in lovely condition. A scarce guide. 150.00


16771. Murray, J.: H.Rly. Railways to Strathpeffer Spa Skye and Tir nan Og 1885-1985.

Strathpeffer: J. Murray, 1985. 20.5 x 28.5 cm. Five modern reduced facsimiles of Scottish Railway Parliamentary Plans produced to commemorate the centenary of the opening of the branch line to Strathpeffer Spa, 3rd June1885. They include: Plans and Sections of the Dingwall & Skye Railway, extending from the Town of Dingwall to Kyleakin Ferry 1864, 66 pp. Dingwall and Skye Railway Plans and Sections of Proposed Deviations and of Proposed Pier at Attadale November 1867, 23 pp. The Highland Railway Company Plans and Sections of a proposed branch Railway from the Dingwall & Skye Section at Fodderty to Strathpeffer Spa Session 1884, 9pp. Garve and Ullapool Railway Plans and Sections Session 1890, 6 pp. Loch Maree and Aultbea Railway Plans and Sections of Proposed Railways Session 1893, 14 pp. These are contained in a light card envelope but there is no information about them or when they were republished. A n introductory leaflet by J. Murray, which was part of the publication, is missing. Obviously they are much smaller than the originals but they are useful to anyone interested in the original plans of these particular lines. The card envelope is a litle worn but the 5 books are in mint condition. Copac only list 2 copies of this publication. 75.00


2866. Murray, KA: Ireland's First Railway.

Dublin: Irish Railway Record Society, 1981. 236 pp. 22 x 15 cm. The story of the Dublin & Kingstown Railway, the first public railway to be constructed in Ireland. 46 illustrations and 17 maps and diagrams. Mint in d.w. 10.00


18918. Osborne, E. C. and W.: Osborne's London & Birmingham Railway Guide.

Birmingham: E.C.& W. Osborne. London: Simkin, Marshall & Co., (1840). (4) + viii + 270 + 44 pp. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. Engraved frontispiece and title page Folding map of the route of the railway. Folded timetables. Folded table of passenger fares. 40 principal engravings, including: plan of Birmingham, and plan of Euston Station. Blindstamped maroon/brown boards with faded gilt spine titling. Upper spine extremity worn, and some rubbing to boards. Map with a couple of old neat repairs to the rear of a few folds. One page of fares with damage/tears. Very attractive advertising pages. Overall in good condition and complete despite its 179 years. 100.00


6335. Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway: A Visitor's Guide to the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway.

Paignton: 1992. 24.5 by 16.5 cms. illustrated, paper covers, very good. A guide to one of the most attractive preserved railways in the country. 5.00


15380. Perl, Anthony: New Departures Rethinking Rail Passenger Policy in the Twenty-First Century.

Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2002. viii+334 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Twenty-three photographs, Tables, Graphs, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Silver-blocked red boards. Very good in a very good dustwrapper 15.00


5706. Ratcliffe, A.R.L: Bygone South Eastern Steam Volume 1

Chatham Kent: John Hallewell Publications 1980. 15.5 by 21 cm. 55 pp. illustrated, paper covers, very good. 8.00


11044. Stormont, Wm.: The Golden Sands of Picardy A Complete Guide to the North Coast of France.

London: London Bridge Station The South Eastern and Chatham Railway 1913. An official publication of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway. 183+xxi pp. illustrated, maps, timetables. Card covers. Includes "principal events at Boulogne Season 1914." Sadly they didn't account for the outbreak of World War 1 in July/Aug. that year. This guide reflects the end of that long Edwardian summer as seen in Picardy. The covers are a little worn otherwise good. 45.00


5958. Swiss Federal Railways: The Electric Simplon Line.

Berne: Swiss Federal Railways Publicity Office 1936. 20.5 by 13.5 cms. 48 pp. illustrated, folding map,paper covers, nice decorative covers. English text. Contains as loose insert a folding map panorama of the Bern, Lotschberg Simplon line,14 by 10 cms. 15.00


16151. W. H. Smith and Son: The Railway Anecdote Book: A Collection of the best and newest anecdotes and tales, to the present day, selected for the reading of Railway Passengers.

London: W. H. Smith and Son, c1850. 21.5 x 14 cm. 192 pp. preceded by title-page and seven unnumbered pages each with an engraving and quote from a notable person: Washington Irving, Thomas Hood, Charles Dickens, Justice Halliburton ("Sam Slick"), Mr Hobler, Lord Brougham, and Mr J.C. Appleby. The title page has an engraved portrait of Sydney Smith. Gold-blocked faded blue boards, no dw. Boards a little rubbed, and some wear to spine extremities. There is a crested bookplate "H.M." on the front pastedown. Overall in good condition. A nice example of the sort of book produced for reading on early trains. The anecdotes are varied and light. A scarce item. 30.00


5039. Wall, Thomas F: An Index to the Journal of The Irish Railway Record Society, Volumes 10 - 12.

Dublin: Irish Railway Record Society, 1977. Occasional Publications of the Irish Railway Record Society, No 5. vii + 81 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Card covers. 5.00


8308. Wilson, B. G.: Miniature Railways.

London: Ian Allan Ltd. n.d. c.1961. 15 by 10 cms. 64 pp. illustrated, card covers, a little wear to covers otherwise in very good condition. 5.50


11708. Wynter, Andrew: Subtle Brains and Lissom Fingers. Being some of the Chisel-Marks of our Industrial and Scientific Progress. And other Papers.

London: Robert Hardwicke Third Edition 1869. viii+446 pp. with a few illustrations, green boards, blind stamped decoration to boards, gilt spine title. Containing 39 articles, including, Fradulent Trade Marks, A day with the Coroner, Undersea Railroad, Vivesection, Restoration of our soil, Railways the great civilisers, Mudies Circulating Library, Railways and City population, Messages under the sea, the effects of railway travelling upon health, Physical Education, Clerk of the weather, Photographic portraiture, Village Hospitals, Air Traction, Illuminations, Boat building by machinery, Doctors stuff, SmallPox in London, Excursion trains, poems, etc etc. 42.00

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