Washington: Beverley Tucker, Printer, 1857. First Edition. 4to., 134p., 85pp., 102pp., 114pp., iv, 64pp,; VG; dark brown blind-embossed boards, faded letters to spine; signs of repair to binding, with spine being rebacked, chipping to spine where rebacking is visible; some shelfwear and rubbing, particularly to corners; bump to middle of upper and lower edges of rear board; title page is misspelled, with the 'he' of 'the' missing; pages 51-54 of the botanical report slightly loose; 13 plates/2 woodcuts [lacking maps], 5 plates [complete], 16 plates [complete], plate XXIIa/b, XXVa/b, XLa, XLVI, LXII, LXVI, LXVIII, LXX, LXXIV, XXVI, XXXIV, I?, III, XXIX [complete]; Signature of former president Millard Filmore on front pastedown, with date of Oct. 25, 1859. Filmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States (1850–53). Fillmore and his cabinet rode the first train from New York City to the shores of Lake Erie, and was a big proponent of a transcontinental railroad, urging Congress to authorize the federal funding for one.; This is the California/Oregon volume, with the report by Lieutenant Henry Abbot on the expedition, under the command of Lieutenant R.S. Williamson. They were attempting to find routes from the Sacramento Valley to the Columbia River. The first section described the routes and terrain, followed by sections on the geology, the botany, and the zoological report which included fishes, birds and mammals of the region.; JC consignment; shelved case 1.
London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1871. First Edition. Octavo, 128 pages; G+; bound in burgundy cloth, rebound with original spine and boards preserved; cloth has some spotting to exterior; strong boards; mylar wraps; text block shows age toned exterior edges; deckled edges; light pencil to ffep; several maps throughout; interior age-toned; with 27 folding plates, diagrams, and schematics; shelved case 12.
Detroit: The Lincoln Highway Association, Inc., 1924. Fifth. Fifth Edition. Octavo; G+/ Hardcover; dark brown spine with light brown text; book has clear, protective plastic covering; boards are shelf- worn along corners, edges front and rear faces, but the cloth bound book is strong; the gutter of pp. 526 and 527 has cracking but binding is in tact; text block is age-toned but clean and legible; 536p.
Denver: The World Press, Inc., 1971. Limited Edition. Large octavo; pp 488; VG-/G+; ivory spine with light brown and black text; number 125 of signed, limited, numbered copy; dust jacket has some light sunning to spine; light soiling to exterior, mostly to rear; mylar wraps; cloth has minimal wear to exterior; minor wear to corners; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; illustrated in black and white and some in color; frontispiece with tissue guard; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Boston: Brandeen Press, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 374 pages; VG/VG; spine white and black with white and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$7.50'; dust jacket has slight chipping to head of spine, mild rubbing to upper half of spine, rear cover; interior clean; shelved case 9.
Philadelphia: Wm. Bromwell and Wm. White Smith, 1855. First Edition. Octavo, 432 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's embossed green leather, gilt lettering and tooling to spine, gilt and blind stamping to boards; some rubbing and wear to boards; marbled endpapers; all edges of text block gilt; with fifteen engraved full-page scenes, numerous smaller engravings; shelved case 12.
Albany, NY: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford, State Printers, 1896. 8vo., 1024 pp., VG-; black cloth boards, copper lettering to spine; overall wear to boards with scattered superficial material loss, bumping to corners; starting hinge between title page and p. 3, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; bumping to head and tail of spine, cloth torn to back towards head, lettering faded yet legible, "VOL. 1 / 1896" stated to tail; age-toning/foxing to text-block, creasing to bottom corners of pp. 41-171 visible from text-block; mild age-toning and scattered foxing/other minor imperfections to interior, text clear and legible; though header of report to p. 3 states State of New York Assembly "No. 53" in session Feb. 11, 1896, no other page other than p. 7 does it also state "No. 53," all other pages state "No. 98"; lacks VOL. 2: text to p. 1024 ends abruptly, pagination likely continuous between the two vols.; shelved Case 1.
London: MacMillan and Co., 1893. Large Paper Edition. Quarto. Hardcover in dustjacket; VG harcover with Fair dustjacket; Spine pink faded to tan with black lettering; dust jacket has significant wear along entire upper edge, including missing pieces, lower edge has some minor chips, rear board has 3 inch tear, various other minor tears present; dust jacket now protected in a mylar covering; text clean with little to no foxing; There were 250 copies of this Large Paper Edition, of which this is copy no. 33; 214 illustrations; 376pp. Shelved upstairs, on bookshelf next to copier [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Covina, CA: Alice Huyler Ramsey, 1961. First Edition. Octavo; pp 104; G/no-DJ; grayish brown spine with black text; cloth has some sunning to exterior; slight chipping to spine and fore edges; mylar wraps; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name and label to ffep; interior ivory toned; profusely illustrated; signed by author.
Edmonds, WA: Pacific Fail Mail, 1982. Small quarto; pp 272; VG/G-; light blue spine with red text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior; some chipping to head edge; light toning to flaps; minor wear to corners; cloth has slightly bumped corners; lightly sunned boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; interior clean; profusely illustrated with may photographs and drawings.
Vermilion, Ohio: Great Lakes Historical Society, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, viii, 229 pages; VG-/VG; spine blue with black lettering; dust jacket protected in mylar covering, price uncut; interior has red underlining beneath all 32 passenger vessel ship names in the Ship Histories section; shelved Nautical.
Mechanicsburg, PA: The Rolls-Royce Owners' Club Inc., 1980; [issue 1980-1984, in 1986]. US Edition. Qto(s). VG/ - no DJ. slate gray HC, glossy coated fabric solidly shades the HB spines, each stamped with silver capitals and with date range beneath truncated silver bar. front board of each thick sturdy panel has uppercase silver title of the periodical of the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club, Inc. each volume contains subject index to articles, index to car photos by chassis number and an index of the cars advertised in the Bazaar. each of the volumes in this 6 volume set include the year ranges 1951-1969, 1960-1964, 1965-1969, 1970-1974, 1975-1979, 1980-1984. minimal shelfwear, just at spine ends or corners on individual volumes. unmarked ivory endsheets, and within b/w text and images printed on unmarked glossy stock. some numbered figures, small to large photos, some in color. no discoloration or marks show within the interior. separate pagination for each volume. some blemishes and shelfwear to exterior gray boards evident on volumes 1951-1959, 1965-1969, 1970-1974, 1975-1979, and 1980-1984, mainly as the result of handling and age. each volume has sealed and intact hinges, each sheet in the volumes has been 3-hole punched but securely bound throughout. interior condition above average without interior wear nor markings, barely skimmed. SIX VOLUME SET.
Edison, NJ: John Brinckmann/privately printed, 1992. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 209; VG-/no-DJ; teal green spine with gilt text; cloth has mild wear to exterior; light sunning to spine; strong boards; text block has minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; frontispiece; railroad tables tipped in at rear pastedown; signed by author.
Golden, CO: Colorado Railroad Museum, 1971. Small quarto; pp 160; G/Fair; dark green spine with ivory text; ex-library; dust jacket has slight rubbing to spine; some chipping to edges; taped ex-library sticker to spine tail edge; cloth has tape residue to head and tail edges; minor wear to corners; strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; ex-library pouch to verso of ffep; ex-library writing and stamps copyright page; some soiling to endpapers; illustrated with many photographs and maps; lightly toned interior; sticker to rear pastedown.
New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1942. Octavo; pp 502; VG/no-DJ; black spine with gilt text; dark green slipcase has wear to edges, cracking to front tail edge, light sunning to exterior; leather covered boards have minimal wear to exterior or edges, previous owner's name to front; text block has gilt edged pages, interior clean; inscribed by author;.
Chicago: Central Electric Railfans' Association, 1958. Small quarto; pp 174; G/paperback; dark blue spine with ivory text; spiral binding under spine exterior; this part only; black and white pictorial covers; slight age toning to cover exteriors; minor chipping to corners; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; intact binding; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings.
London, Great Britain: Rolls-Royce Limited, 1964. Second Edition. slim 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. slim plum HC, spine has imprinted silver titling upon a thick textured cloth spine, its adjacent covers are solid and the original plum hue, with larger stamped silver lettering. rounded corners, the endpages are a clear basic ivory, rear ffep has a built-in sleeve. thick semi-glossy stock is used for this detailed publication on the care of the vehicle. textblock has 69 figures in b/w and some accented in color throughout the chapters. a tinge of yellowing affects the marginal area of the textblock interior. as is. occasional foxing, mainly to slim head-edge, initial and final sheets, but clear otherwise. 119 pp.
Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1971. First edition. Quarto; pp 626; G+/Fair; Brown spine with white text; dust jacket shows heavy fraying and chipping to edges, rubbing and scratches to exterior, price clipped front flap;cloth shows slight wear to exterior, slight rubbing to edges; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges, remainder mark to head edge; interior clean; Arts - Impressionist; Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Dallas: Southwest Railroad Historical Society, Inc., 1983. Reprinted. Large Oblong Octavo; pp 476; G/G-; red spine with yellow text; dust jacket has minor chipping to edges; light sunning to exterior; moderate rubbing to exterior; cloth has slight shelf wear to exterior; slightly splayed boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs.
Dallas: George W. Cearley, Jr., 1991. Large octavo; pp 136; G/paperback; ivory spine with red and blue text; covers show slight toning toward edges; slight rubbing to edges; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings; inscribed by author.
Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 2003. First Edition. Small quarto; pp 120; VG-/VG-; grayish tan spine with yellow text; full title: Tennessee Coal Mining, Railroading and Logging in Cumberland, Fentress, Overton and Putnam Counties; dust jacket has slight soiling toward tail edge; light sunning to spine; cloth has minor spotting to tail edges; clean and strong boards; text block has light spotting toward tail edges of first few pages; illustrated with many photographs.
Lancaster, PA: Benjamin F.G. Kline, Jr., 1982. Small quarto; pp 199; VG-/G-; white spine with black text; dust jacket has slight soiling to exterior; light sunning to spine; mylar wraps; cloth has light sunning to spine; clean and strong boards; text block shows minor wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; previous owner's name to verso of ffep; illustrated with many photographs,charts and scale drawings.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., Publishers, 1953. Limited Collector's Edition. Large octavo; pp 367; G/G-; black spine with yellow text; dust jacket has some rubbing to exterior; some chipping to edges; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; strong boards; mylar wraps; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; previous owner's name to front pastedown; illustrated with numerous photographs; signed by author and photographer.
Coos Bay, Oregon: Gorst Publications, 1979. US Printing. Qto. VG/ - no DJ. navy blue leatherette HB spine with stamped gold capitals for centered titling. b/w pictorial left fep and right ffep. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. clear and neat ivory textblock, with b/w pictorial frontispiece and filled with b/w photos and images throughout the interior. a solidly bound, gentlry read copy. smooth ivory outer edges, unblemished. fine line and superficial impressions to solid navy rear. 346 pp.
Tokyo, Japan: Bunrin-Do, Co., Ltd., 1982. Koku-Fan Illustrated Special. Oblong 8vo. VG+/VG. In slipcase. Black boards with silver text on spine. Dustjacket is gray with black and white text (English and Japanese). DJ spine is same. Slipcase is gray with white english text and black area with white and gray text in Japanese; slipcase spine is same. Boards show light shelfwear along edges and at corners. DJ shows very light shelfwear along edges. Slipcase shows some wear at edges and corners and in VG condition. Interior text in English and Japanese. Many b&w photos and color illustrations. 271pp. Shelve Front Table.
Ontario, Canada: Canadian Branchline Miniatures, 2008. Small quarto; pp 192; VG/G+; black spine with dark yellow text; dust jacket has minor rubbing to exterior; cloth has light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; illustrated with many photographs, maps; interior clean.
St. Louis, MO: National Chemigraph Company, n.d. Reprinted. Booklet [8x10]; pp 721; VG-/paperback; black spine without text; originally published in 1895, this edition is not dated; full title: The St. Louis Union Station: A Monograph by the Architect and Officers of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis; covers have slight wear to exterior, light crease to front; gilt text and border to front; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; previous owner's name to inside front cover; interior clean; profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings.
New York: Angus Sinclair Co., Publishers, 1912. Octavo; pp 157; G/no-DJ; dark brown spine with gilt text; cloth shows some scratches to exterior; rubbing to corners and edges; strong boards; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; dark brown endpapers; light toning to interior; illustrated; good condition.
Tucson, AZ: The Patrice Press, 2003. Third Edition. Small quarto; pp 51; VG-/no-DJ; yellow spine with gilt text; cloth shows slight rubbing to exterior; lightly sunned boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; many maps and line drawings; some photographs; pictorial endpapers.
Strasburg, PA: The Baggage Car, 1974. Small quarto; pp 131; G-/paperback; sunned yellow spine with red text; spiral binding under spine exterior; full title: Vermont's Covered Bridge Road: The Story of the St. Johnsbury and Lamoille County Railroad; covers show moderate wear to exterior; slight rubbing to edges; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings.
Frankfort, KY: State Tax Commision, 1923. (first edition). 8vo in wraps. VG. large crease across back of front cover, open tear in paper on top of spine, closed tear on bottom of spine, spine heavilt creased, corners bent, top outer corner of front cover bent and frayed, old ink writing on front cover of manual indicating a correction also in ink on page 14, book is in very good shape for it's age. 173pp. Shelve in front glass cases. Spine is gray with no text.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1953. Octavo; pp 311; G/Fair; blue spine with black text; dust jacket has moderate rubbing to exterior; closed tear to head edge; some chipping to edges; slight sunning to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth has slight sunning to spine; slight cracking toward head edge at front joint; moderate rubbing to edges; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; lightly toned interior edges; illustrated end papers; photographs and illustrations throughout.
Berkeley: Howell-North Books, 1962. 22/1250. Small quarto; pp 380; VG-/no-DJ; gray spine with gilt text; orange pictorial slipcase has moderately worn edges; signed, limited Timberline Edition; slightly sunned exterior; cloth shows slight wear to exterior; light rubbing to edges; strong boards; mylar wraps; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; map in pouch at rear; profusely illustrated; signed by authors.
Rio de Janeiro: AA Cohen Editora, 2007. Second Edition. Quarto; pp 132; VG-/no-DJ; black spine with white text; boards show only slight shelf wear; lightly bumped fore corners; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; slight writing to verso off ffep; profusely illustrated with many black and white photographs; Portuguese and English texts.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1886. First edition. Fat octavo rebound; VG-/no-DJ; Leather spine with red leather band/label and gilded letters on the label; Original leather boards heavily rubbed and scraped, top layer of leather worn off near edges of boards, corners bumped and leather worn off entirely at corners and along bottom edges, spine is new brown leather with red leather spine label affixed, pastedowns have occasional light scuff, binding intact and strong; Marbled text block is faded and lightly soiled on head edge, textblock is age toned, the book's first two pages (which are blank) have very small pieces at upper right hand corner missing, first four pages have thin, faint damp stain at bottom, pages 15-16 and 81-82 are torn and missing approx. 25% of text, interior clean. 1478 Pages.
R.H. Steinmetz & F.A. Kramer, 1974. Small quarto; pp 110; VG-/G; ivory spine with brown text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior; some rubbing to edges; mylar wraps; cloth has lightly sunned exterior; minor wear to edges; strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; illustrated with many photographs; interior clean; signed by Frederick Kramer.
Polo, IL: Transportation Trails, 1994. First Printing. Small quarto; pp 230; VG/G; yellow spine with red text; full title: When Eastern Michigan Rode the Rails, Book 4: Detroit to Wyandotte, Monroe and Toledo, Including the Windsor, Canada Area; dust jacket has light sunning to spine; minimal wear to exterior; cloth has light rubbing to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; map illustrated endpapers; illustrated with many photographs; lightly toned interior.
Chicago: De Leuw, Cather & Company, Engineers, 1945. Large Octavo; pp 52; Fair/paperback; greenish gray spine without text; binding has 3 fasteners between covers; covers have noticeable rubbing to exterior; some chipping to edges; moderate rubbing to corners; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; profusely illustrated; association stamp to title page.
Washington, D.C. American Automobile Association; National Highways Association, 1920. Thin quarto; pp 104; G-/no-DJ; 1/4 bound blue spine without text; full title: The Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania: Old Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Pike, or Pennsylvania State Road, incorporating the Lancaster Turnpike and Part of the Route of the Forbes Road; black text to front; gray boards show lightly sunned spine; lightly bumped corners; some foxing toward edges; text block has darkened slightly due to age; cracking to pp 2-3; lightly toned first and last few pages; profusely illustrated with photographs and maps.
Dallas: George W. Cearley, Jr., 1987. Large octavo; pp 136; G-/paperback; ivory spine with red and blue text; covers show slight toning toward edges; slight rubbing to edges; chipping towards spine head edge; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings; cracking to gutter at pp 30-31 impacting spine; inscribed by author.