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Das Grosse TEE-Buch 50 Jahre Trans-Europ-Express
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Das Grosse TEE-Buch 50 Jahre Trans-Europ-Express

By Jorg Hajt

Cobham, Surrey UK: Heel, 2007. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/As new. 1202 Folio. Pictorial dustjacket, black cloth-covered boards, 151 pages, copious illustrations, mostly in colour. Landscape format, 300 mm by 246 mm. Condition notes: A very little shelf wear to the dust jacket, otherwise immaculate.

£25.00

Sleepers, Diners and Pullmans, Trains and Vehicles of the International Sleeping Car Company
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Sleepers, Diners and Pullmans, Trains and Vehicles of the International Sleeping Car Company

By Robert Spark

Cobham, Surrey UK: Trafton Publishing, 1995. First edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 288 4to. A pictorial history of the company's trains, with scale drawings of many of them as well as the photographs throughout. Dark blue and yellow card covers, 64 pages landscape orientation 298 mm by 209 mm. Condition notes: A little wear and creasing to the covers; internally, clean and bright.

£50.00

Der Rheingold-Express: Eine Fahrt mit dem Salonwagenzug der Deutschen Reichsbahn
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Der Rheingold-Express: Eine Fahrt mit dem Salonwagenzug der Deutschen Reichsbahn

By Alfred B Gottwaldt

Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, 1997. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 1191 4to. Landscape format (266 mm by 224 mm), pictorial dustjacket, dark blue cloth-covered boards with gold motif, gilt titles to spine, decorative end papers, generously illustrated from photographs, 222 pages. Condition notes: A little wear to the dustjacket, paper showing slight age-tanning to margins, otherwise an excellent copy.

£12.00

Sleepers, Diners and Pullmans, Trains and Vehicles of the International Sleeping Car Company
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Sleepers, Diners and Pullmans, Trains and Vehicles of the International Sleeping Car Company

By Robert Spark

Cobham, Surrey UK: Trafton Publishing, 1995. First edition. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 288 4to. Believed signed by the author: the inscription is "To Henry with all good wishes Bob", and a pencil note says "[to Henry Maxwell from Spark]". A pictorial history of the company's trains, with scale drawings of many of them as well as the photographs throughout. Dark blue and yellow card covers, 64 pages landscape orientation 298 mm by 209 mm. Condition notes: Wear and creasing to the covers; internally, clean and bright.

£50.00

Speisewagen 100 Jahre Gastronomie auf der Schiene
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Speisewagen 100 Jahre Gastronomie auf der Schiene

By Fritz Stöckl

Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag, 1987. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 872 4to. Pictorial board covers, 239 pages, may illustrations, diagrams etc. Dining on trains. Condition notes: Almost as new.

£16.00

Rollende Hotels Teil 1 Die Internationale Schlafwagengesellschaft
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Rollende Hotels Teil 1 Die Internationale Schlafwagengesellschaft

By Fritz Stöckl

Wien: Dipl.-Ing. Rudolf Bohmann Industrie- und Fachverlag, 1967. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 665 4to. Generously illustrated from photographs and diagrams. Pictorial paper-covered boards, 136 pages. Condition notes: Edges of boards rubbed and nibbled, corners bumped and worn, gift inscription to front free end paper, otherwise unmarked, and internally clean and sound.

£40.00

Chronology of London Railways
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Chronology of London Railways

By H V Borley

Oakham, Leics. UK: Railway and Canal Historical Society, 1982. First edition. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 282 Folio. Soft covers, 94 pages. Condition notes: Age-darkening and a little wear to the covers, age-darkening to the pages, but clean and sound.

£35.00

Das Schweizerland in Bild und Wort
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Das Schweizerland in Bild und Wort

By Jakob Frey

Basel: Chr. Krüsi. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 1600 4to. Sub-title: "Dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten und von verschiedenen Künstlern in Stahl gestochen. Mit geschichtlich-, topo- und orographisch-physikalisch- und ethnographisch-erläuterndem." Undated. Brown cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board. Text in German, views with titles in French, German and English. 300 columns of text, two columns per page, 52 steel engravings. Most, but not all, engravings have engraver's and/or original artist's name (C Hüber, Geisser among others). Text block 301mm by 222mm, each engraving (not counting caption etc) 173 mm by 118 mm. Condition notes: Spine strip splitting away, boards 'nibbled' around the edges. Most tissue guards missing. Some foxing, including occasional spots to plates.

£200.00

Ansichten aus Griechenland (Vues de la Grece)
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Ansichten aus Griechenland (Vues de la Grece)

By C Frommel

Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 792 4to. Undated, but believed c 1830. Engravings 'under the direction of C Frommel' depicting views of Ancient Greece, each preceded by a page with few relevant paragraphs of text, in German and French. The engravings appear to be engraved copies from various earlier publications, with in some cases contemporary additions (human figures). Subjects include Thebes, Parnassos, the Temple of Olympian Zeus at Athens, and the Temple of Apollo Epicurios (near modern Andhritsena). While the book is quarto in format, with each page 315 mm by 241 mm, the engravings themselves (I think india-proof, tipped in) are only 148 by 108 mm, including a generous margin. An item of social history rather than archaeological or topographical record. While not telling us what Greece in the 1830s was like, they do give us some idea of what 1830s man thought Greece ought to look like. Mottled paper-covered boards, paper spine strip, engraved title page, 30 text-plate pairs of pages. Condition notes: Externally tatty, with paper wearing away from boards and spine strip crumbling. Internally, text block pulling away from casing, sporadic foxing, some of it severe, mostly but not exclusively to text pages.

£150.00

Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa
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Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa

By Frederick Courtney Selous

London: Rowland Ward and Co Limited, 1893. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 1580 8vo. Subtitle: "Being the Narrative of the Last Eleven Years Spent by the Author on the Zambesi and its Tributaries; With an Account of the Colonisation of Mashunaland and the Progress of the Gold Industry in That Country". Light brown cloth-covered boards, gilt motif (lions) to front board, brown titles to spine, 503 pages, 4 pages publisher's advertisment to rear. Frontispiece portrait of author, all plates as called for (mostly illustrations of anaimals), coloured folding map bound in at rear. Related newspaper cuttings left laid in. Condition notes: Binding strained at half-title, and at one other place, small translucent tape repairs to top margins of front free end paper and half-title, hence Good rather than Very Good. The map has a tear into its margin but is otherwise undamaged, and clean and bright.

£220.00

A Life of John Davis, The Navigator, 1550 - 1605
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A Life of John Davis, The Navigator, 1550 - 1605

By Clements R Markham

London: George Philip and Son Ltd, 1889. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 587 8vo. In the series The World's Great Explorers. Brown cloth-covered boards, black titles to front board and spine, five full-page illustrations, other illustrations in run of text (most from sketches), four fold-out maps, other maps in run of text, 301 pages plus publisher's advertisement/catalogue (unpaginated, 5 leaves). Condition notes: Boards worn along joints, foxing to prelims and thereafter spotting here and there, dust soiling to external edges of text block. All maps as called for, one coming away from the binding but itself intact.

£20.00

The Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide Section E Ben Nevis Vol 1. April 1920
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The Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide Section E Ben Nevis Vol 1. April 1920

Edinburgh: The Scottish Mountaineering Club, 1920. Paperback. Fair/No Jacket. 169 8vo. Original paper covers, several plates including fold-out panorama of Ben Nevis and Carn Dearg, with sketch map; 42 pages. Condition notes: Fragile but complete. The sewn binding is holding but the front cover is coming away, there has been an amateur repair across the top and bottom of the spine and most of the spine strip has been lost. Some offsetting from tissue guards, especially to text page margins.

£40.00

The Quest for Cathay
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The Quest for Cathay

By Percy Sykes

London: A & C Black, 1936. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 896 . Light red cloth-covered boards, black titles to spine, coloured frontispiece, 16 other plates including some from photographs; fold-out maps. Front half of dustjacket laid in. Condition notes: Spine faded, otherwise a clean, bright copy.

£20.00

The Life of Sir Clements R Markham KCB, FRS
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The Life of Sir Clements R Markham KCB, FRS

By Albert H Markham

London: John Murray, 1917. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 717 8vo. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt motif to front board, gilt titles to spine, prelims to xi then 384 pages. All plates as called for. Condition notes: A 'Very Good' copy until the very end- where there are two torn pages- the last leaf of the index and the very rear free end paper. Some light wear to the extremities of the spine strip, which is faded, a little rubbing to the boards, light spotting to the prelims, age toning to the paper. The bottom edges of the text block, being untrimmed and of uneven size, are soiled.

£100.00

The Great Age of Discovery
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The Great Age of Discovery

By Arthur Percival Newton

London: University of London Press Ltd, 1932. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 832 8vo. With 8 collotype and 23 other plates. Dark blue cloth-covered boards, gilt motif to front board, gilt titles to spine, 230 pages. Condition notes: Front board bumped, soiling and foxing to external page edges, internally clean and bright other than a little spotting to half title and index.

£10.00

Further India, being the story of exploration from the earliest times in Burma, Malaya, Siam, and Indo-China
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Further India, being the story of exploration from the earliest times in Burma, Malaya, Siam, and Indo-China

By Hugh Clifford

London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1904. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 952 8vo. Green cloth-covered boards, gilt decoration and titles to front board, gilt titles to spine. Pagination -xi, then 1-378, then one leaf of publisher's advertisements. With some restoration, as there are new end papers, although no sign of rebacking. There are two coloured maps by Bartholomew laid in, 25 cm by 37 cm- 'Orographical Map of Farther India' and 'Political Map of Farther India'. The brightness of the paper suggests these are modern copies, possibly high quality coloured photocopies. Condition notes: Spine faded, board rubbed and bumped, restoration as detailed above and with translucent reinforcement to two pages (List of Illustrations) and to half title. Illustrations all present as called for, maps laid in as detailed above, pages bright, binding sound.

£50.00

Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies.
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Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies.

By Captain F J N Wedge

Glasgow: Brown, Son and Ferguson, 1951. 5th. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 351 8vo. Ex-library (Cheltenham Public Library). Landscape format (225 mm by 135 mm), blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to front board and spine,48 pages of coloured illustrations of the flags and funnel markings followed by an alphabetical list. Condition notes: Library mark to spine and small round ownership stamp to title page and randomly, to top right hand corner of page, throughout book. Binding a little slack, and strained just before the first page of illustrations. Overall, a clean, sound copy with some signs of wear.

£20.00

A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to Liverpool and Its Environs
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A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to Liverpool and Its Environs

London: Ward Lock and Co. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 253 12mo. Eight edition (c 1900). Soft red cloth-covered boards, unpaginated prelims (including advertisements) 18 pages, then pp [1]-184, then Advertisements i-xvi (with a ferry timetable pasted in to one advertisement) and a small railway map (Lancashire, Cheshire, North Wales) bound in among the advertisements, then 32 pages of more advertisements on green paper (bicycles, toothpaste, hotels etc etc) paginated 1-32, then more advertisements, paginated 1-50. Illustrations from photographs throughout. Condition notes: Covers worn, binding strained across rear endpapers, age-toning to prelims, otherwise pages bright.

£20.00

Control on the Railways, a Study in Methods
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Control on the Railways, a Study in Methods

By Philipp Burtt

London: George Allen and Unwin, 1926. First edition. Hardback. Good/No dustjacket. 751 8vo. A book that considers problems of control on the railways at all levels, from control of railways as systems down to control of the individual pieces of rolling stock. Ex-library. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, fore-edges uncut (untrimmed), illustrations from diagrams, charts, maps et cetera and from photographs, some foldout charts, 255 pages. Condition notes: Boards worn, bumped, stained and faded. Untrimmed edges inevitably rather grubby. Light age-tanning to prelims. Pages clean and unmarked, and binding sound.

£24.00

A History of Exploration from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
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A History of Exploration from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

By Percy Sykes

Norwich: Jarrold and Sons, 1949. Third edition. Hardback. Very good/No dustjacket. 1082 4to. Third edition, which is enlarged compared to previous editions by the addition of a 50 page appendix, Exploration in Recent Times. Red-brown cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, many illustrations from photographs, foldout maps. Condition notes: Spine somewhat faded, boards and spine showing a little wear, some age-tanning to pages, photographs bright and maps sound and clean.

£25.00

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