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Highball: A Pageant of Trains

by BEEBE, Lucius

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New York: Bonanza Books, 1945. Hardcover. 4to. Salmon and black cloth, pictorial dust jacket. xiii, 223pp, (1p). Frontispiece, numerous illustrations. Very good/very good. Mild jacket edgewear, with small chip at head and tail of spine. Tight, quite nice reprint edition of this broad and well-illustrated survey. Interestingly, tipped to front flyleaf is a 4" X 7" "Illinois Central Railroad Register Ticket" from 1961, while front pastedown, rear pastedown and rear flyleaf each bear a 3½" X 2¼" heavy stock membership pass for Arnold Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar) for Rutger University Library's "American History Workshop" (2nd Annual, 3rd Annual and 4th Annual).


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