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The Trains We Rode: Volume II -- Northern Pacific-Wabash

by BEEBE. Lucius, and CLEGG, Charles

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Published
1966
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Berkeley: Howell-North Books, 1966. Hardcover. 4to. Black cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. (5pp), pp. 466-976. Color frontispiece, extensive illustrations (some color), pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Light jacket edgewear; bookplate on front flyleaf of jet and automotive engineer and patent holder Robert H. Jespersen. A tight and handsome first edition of the second volume (only) of this… Read more
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Berkeley: Howell-North Books, 1966. Hardcover. 4to. Tan cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 144pp. Frontispiece, extensive illustrations and diagrams, pictorial endpapers, foldout map in rear pocket. Fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear; bookplate on front pastedown of jet and automotive engineer and patent holder Robert H. Jespersen. A handsome, tight first edition of this outstandingly illustrated history.
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Carrollton, OH: The Standard Printing & Publishing Co, 1962. Hardcover. 4to. Burgundy pebble-grained cloth with gilt lettering and medallion, pictorial dust jacket. 320pp. Extensive illustrations. Very good/very good. Jacket a bit edgeworn, with several small edge chips and archivally-closed (on verso) edge tears; front flyleaf ownership signature/address. Tight, nice first edition of the first volume of this highly-regarded and… Read more
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$50.00
image of Wonderland Reached by The Rio Grande "The Scenic Line of the World": A Souvenir Album Containing Forty Views of Colorado and Utah Scenery

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Denver: The Van Noy Inter-State Company, 1922. Paperback. Wide small 4to. Stiff calf-textured wrappers and large ornate gilt lettering, string-tied. (40pp). Numerous large sepia-tone photographs. Very good. Faint wear to outer wrappers (only). Tight and attractive first edition of this oversize promotional vehicle for the storied Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, featuring full-page images of the major tourism sites… Read more
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The Life of George Stephenson, Railway Engineer

by SMILES, Samuel

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Published
1889
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N.p.: The Pioneer Press, 1889. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering and ornate and elaborate spine and front board black decorative stamping. xv, 463pp. Pink floral endpapers. Very good. Faint binding edgewear, else tight and internally bright and fine. A handsome later printing ("From the Fourth English Edition") of this popular 1857 biography of the "Father… Read more
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The Milwaukee Road Revisited

by JOHNSON, Stanley W.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1997
ISBN
9780893011987
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Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press, 1997. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. x, 239pp. Frontispiece, map, illustrations. Fine/fine. A perfectly pristine first edition of this chronicle of the railroad line that traversed Montana, Idaho and Washington. Uncommon.
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Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach Books, 1990. Hardcover. Wide 8vo. Tan cloth with black lettering. 167pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Near fine. Circular blind-embossed ownership imprint on inner flyleaf. A tight, attractive first edition of this well-illustrated history, signed boldly on the title in black fineline by Scribbins, who dates it "3.27.90."
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$35.00
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Highball: A Pageant of Trains

by BEEBE, Lucius

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Published
1945
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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… Read more
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New York: Bonanza Books, n.y.. Hardcover. Small 4to. Yellow and salmon cloth, pictorial dust jacket. 200pp. Extensive illustrations. Near fine/very good. Jacket edgeworn and a tad rubbed, with tiny edge chips. A tight and nice reprint edition of this popular 1956 McGraw-Hill production, which the jacket front cover boasts bears "Over 300 Nostalgic Photographs & Over, 60,000 Words of… Read more
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Trains in Transition

by BEEBE, Lucius

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Published
n.y.
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New York: Bonanza Books, n.y.. Hardcover. 4to. Light brown cloth with brown spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiii, 210pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear and touch of rubbing. A tight and quite attractive reprint edition of this 1941 D. Appleton-Century Company survey by the ever-popular and prolific Beebe.
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Seattle: Superior Publishing Company, 1978. Hardcover. Small 4to. Textured red paper over boards with gilt spine lettering. 175pp. Frontispiece, maps, extensive illustrations. Very good. Bit of edgewear, mainly at head and tail of spine; ownership name/address inked on front pastedown. A tight and nice first edition of this superbly-illustrated study.
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Milwaukee Road Steam Power

by TIGGES, John

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1994
ISBN
9780933449220
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$100.00

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Polo, IL: Transportation Trails, 1994. Hardcover. 4to. Full brown leatherette with gilt lettering, border and decorations, pictorial dust jacket. 208pp. Extensive illustrations, figures. Fine/near fine. A superbly tight and handsome first edition of this well-illustrated study, handsomely inscribed and signed on the front flyleaf in black ballpoint by the prolific writer and railroad specialist (1932-2008): "For a retired Jim,… Read more
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My Life on the Chicago Great Western Railroad

by LINSEY, Bill

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Published
n.y.
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N.p.: N.p., n.y.. Paperback. 4to. Stiff clear (front) and black (rear) wrappers, spiralbound. 17pp (rectos only), (32pp, rectos only). Numerous illustrations (some color). Fine. Surely the sole edition of this homespun, bibliographically cryptic production likely locally produced in Galena, Illinois for friends and family. Informal thoughts about this long-time railroad man's career on the rails, with illustrations highlighting speaking… Read more
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Yonder Comes the Train

by PHILLIPS, Lance

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Published
1965
ISBN
9780498063039
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$30.00

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New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1965. Hardcover. Folio. Green cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 395pp. Extensive illustrations. Very good/very good. Mild jacket edgewear, with several tiny edge chips. Tight, handsome early printing with nonauthorial gift inscription on front flyleaf dated 1973. Subtitled on jacket "The Story of the Iron Horse and Some of the Roads… Read more
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British Railways

by ELTON, Arthur

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Published
1947
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London: Collins, 1947. Hardcover. 8vo. Green pictorial paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 48pp. Numerous illustrations (some color). Very good/very good. Mild jacket edgewear; faint offsetting to endpapers. A lovely and tight volume from the "Britain in Pictures" series edited by W.J. Turner -- revised second printing of this 1945 survey.
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New York: Bonanza Books, 1965. Hardcover. Small 4to. Orange cloth, pictorial dust jacket. 190pp. Extensive illustrations. Near fine/near fine. A wonderfully bright 'n' tight reprint edition of this superbly and extensively illustrated volume first published by Superior -- fifth in the "Old Railroad" series.
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Highball: A Pageant of Trains

by BEEBE, Lucius

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Published
1945
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New York: Bonanza Books, 1945. Hardcover. 4to. Burgundy and black cloth, pictorial dust jacket. xiii, 223pp, (1p). Frontispiece, numerous illustrations. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. A tight, quite nice reprint edition of this unusual survey.
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London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1986. Hardcover. Small 4to. Glossy pictorial paper over boards. 120pp. Frontispiece, extensive illustrations, map. Near fine. Tight and handsome first edition.
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$35.00
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Chicago: Knudsen Publications, 1965. Hardcover. 4to. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. xx, 188pp. Extensive illustrations (one 48" foldout), line drawings, map endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear, more so at head and tail of spine. A handsome, tight and lovely first edition, bearing a choice presentation inscription and signature in blue ballpoint… Read more
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$75.00
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Rails West

by ABDILL, George B.

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Published
1960
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New York: Bonanza Books, 1960. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green cloth, pictorial dust jacket. 191pp. Extensive illustrations. Near fine/near fine. An absolutely superb, tight and bright first reprint edition of this outstandingly-illustrated (to cite front jacket panel) "collectors album of a vanishing era in railroadiana," first published by Superior -- concluding volume in the "Pageant of Railroad History" trilogy.
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