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.
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 342 pages; VG/VG; spine black with wgite and orange lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; dust jacket has mild wear to corners, head and tail of spine; INSCRIBED by Theroux on half-title page; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved case 9.
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.
Palmyra, New Jersey: The West Jersey Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, 1994. Hardcover Imperial Octavo; VG/VG; DJ in protective archival cover. Shows general shelf ware. 12 3/4 inch closed tear running from front cover to back cover. Smaller closed tears elsewhere on DJ. Rubbing on corners.otherwise fine; Boards are clean, bumping on corners. Spines slightly cocked; Text block lightly age toned. Clean. Text and photos are legible and clear; pp 488. Additional shipping is needed for expedited / international orders. Book(s) too heavy/ large to ship via economy international shipping methods. For international/expedited orders, please inquire for rates.
London: The Locomotive Publishing Company, Limited, 1930. Octavo; VG-/Hardcover; Light blue spine with gilt text; Moderate shelf wear and age to covers, creasing to front and rear exterior corners, minor rubbing along surfaces, boards are bowed; Binding cocked, publishers insert attached to front free end page, 1930 Times Literary supplement on Historic Railway article attached to end paste down, LMS Station Centenary posting on free end page with previous owner's date inscription, traveling by the railway insert, [SIGNED BY AUTHOR] on title page, heavy age toning to pages; Age toning and light foxing to text block exterior, text block clean, vivid and clear grey-scale and color illustrations; 192 pp See four photos for details.
London: Effingham Wilson, 1872. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 147 pages; VG-; fully bound in red cloth; front cover and spine have gilt lettering; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges and has minor detachment on the first and last endpapers; pages clear; illustrated with several plates with tissue guards; shelved case 12.
Chicago: 1912. Quarto; 2 volumes; Fair condition Hardcovers; Spine, brown with gold print, large portion of vol. 1 torn away; Boards in brown leather with gold print, worn exposed corners, scuffing to edges and boards, vol. I front board detached from volume and spine has large areas torn away, vol. II has tear to front hinge and tattering to spine caps; Text blocks have mild age-toning to paper; vol. I, vii, 201 pages, chiefly text but includes folded plates; vol. II,“Maps, profiles, plats, etc. to accompany Report on Wabash Railroad”, comprised of 36 folded plates. See all six photos for details. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
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.
New York: D. Appleton & Company, Inc., 1871. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 242; VG-; full bound in brown cloth, spine has gilt tooling and lettering; profusely illustrated with several inlaid plates and five large folded plates; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, spine has minor discoloration from sun exposure, has bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have dust build up along the top edge, have tearing and tape on the large folded plates; housed in a dark red slip case; shelved case 12.
Mahomet: Changnon Rails, 1998. First. Small quarto; VG-/VG-; white spine with black text; dustjacket is clean with light edgewear, light creasing along spine; boards are strong and clean with light bumping to corners; textblock is clean; 443pp. [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].
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.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1897. Octavo; pp 86; G/no-DJ; dark green spine without text; cloth shows light sunning to exterior; spine shows slight darkening; some rubbing to corners and spine edges; text block has light wear to exterior edges; dark green endpapers; light toning to interior; frontispiece; illustrated; previous owner's name to verso of ffep; light pencil.
Berkeley, CA: Howell-North, 1958. Limited Edition (497/850). Quarto, 224 pages; VG-; fully bound in black cloth, spine and front cover have gilt lettering; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, has minor rubbing on both boards, has minor detachment at several spots; pages have minor blotching along the top edge; profusely illustrated, illustrated endpapers; housed in black publisher's slipcase; signed by both authors on the limitation page; shelved case 12.
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.
Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, 1855. Quarto; VG-; brown and black spine with gold text; boards are strongly age-toned with rubbing, bumping to the spines, edges and tips. Ex-US War Department Binding; bottom edges of boards are frayed; front free end-paper is slightly gnawed by bookworm to the tip; paste downs, free end papers have wrinkles and stains due to water damage; top, fore and bottom edges of book have foxing and are extremely discolored; pages are tanned, some bookworm damage, otherwise legible; 651p.
Denver, CO: Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, 1955. First/Limited Signed Edition. Quarto: G-/G-: Yellow and white sun faded spine with black text: DJ is in mylar sheath, significant shelfwear, with creasing, chipping at head and tail of spine and corners, 1 inch open tear near head of spine,2 inch closed tear near bottom back corner, dark msudges on backscuffs to front, sun faded spine: Boards are strong and clean, rubbing to edges with some chipping to head and tail of spine and corners, binding solid: Textblock has exterior foxing to tail edge, damp stain along textblock bottom, pages unmarked: Signed limited first edition, hand numbered 700 out of 2750 copies: All original 6 maps included in back envelope: 463 pp.
Washingtonville, OH: M2FQ Publications, 2007. First Edition, Second Printing. Small quarto; pp 72; G+/paperback; covers have moderate wear to exterior; light sticker residue to front; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; light wear to interior; profusely illustrated; Shelved in the Annex, Aisle B.
Roanoke: Norfolk and Western Historical Society, 2005. Revised Edition. Quarto; VG-/G+ Hardcover w/ Dustjacket; White spine with Red text; Dustjacket has slight edgewear, slight shelfwear, bending to interior flaps; Boards strong, slight edgewear, slight shelfwear, bumping to top corner of rear cover, otherwise clean; Textblock clean; 350 pp Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s).
Edmonds, WA: Pacific Fast Rail, 1975. Oblong Octavo; pp 248; G/G; light blue pictorial spine with red and black text; slipcase with toning toward edges; intact panels; some wear to corners; dust jacket has light toning toward edges; lightly sunned spine; price clipped front flap; cloth has some sunning to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin; Riverside Press, 1922. Second impression. Octavo; vg/none; dark blue cloth spine with gilt lettering; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; light age-toning; spine, sunned; chipping; boards, rubbed; corners, wear; front boards, raised blind seal; else very good. shelve Railroads.
Westmoreland: R.W. Nimke, 1990. Small Quarto; G+/no-DJ; Black spine with white text; Boards are slightly sunned on exterior with moderately rubbed and scratched exterior with wear at edges & corners, otherwise panels are sturdy & intact; Text block shows minor age toning with unmarked pages and good, tight binding; pp 200. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders. Signed by author.
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.
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.
New York: The Railroad Gazette, 1878. 12mo; pp 277; G-; darkened red spine with gilt text; no jacket; original publisher's cloth has noticeable soiling to exterior, as is; blind-stamped decorations to panels; sturdy boards; text block has age toned exterior edges; slight foxing toward edges to endpapers; tight binding;.
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.
Washingtonville, OH: M2FQ Publications, 2003. First Edition. Small Quarto; pp 114; G/paperback; yellowish brown spine with brown text; this volume only; covers show noticeable wear to spine, as is; light curled fore corners; some general rubbing wear to rear panel, as is; intact panels; text block has mild wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
Connecticut: Cedar Hill Productions, 1986. Reprint. Three Volume Set; Reprint; Quarto; VG-/no-DJ (paperback); Spines are thin and yellow with black text; Covers have general edge wear, some small marks, rubbing to corners, several hinges are cracked, some creases; Text blocks has general signs of handling, some loose gutters, content is clear; Each Volume is 100 pages; Additional shipping cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Redwood City, CA: Fred A. Stindt, 1978. Third Edition. Quarto: G/G: Yellow spine with white text with a black shadow: DJ is in mylar sheath, some age toning, general shelfwear, significant chipping to head and tail of spine, chipping to bottom corners: Boards are strong with chipping apparent at head and tail of spine and corners, rubbing to edges, clean, spine slightly cocked but binding solid: Textblock has some age toning else clean, musty age related smell when flipping pages: Third Edition: 304 pp.
Uniontown, PA: John K. Gates, 1990. Quarto: G+/no-DJ paperback: Off white spine with black text: Covers have general shelfwear, some soiling, some foxing to fore edge, age toning, slight fraying to corners: Textblock exterior has stain to fore edge, slight ripplr from storage other wise pages clean and unmarked: 128 pp.
Reading, PA: The Historical Society of Berks County, 1983. Small quarto; pp 271; G/no-DJ; light magenta pink spine with gilt text; this volume only; cloth shows light sunning to spine; some slight scratches to front; minor wear to edges; slightly bowed boards; text block shows light foxing to head exterior edge; small smudge to ffep; interior clean; frontispiece; illustrated.
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.
Brookfield, IL: John Szwajkart, 1991. Oblong Octavo; pp 184; G+/paperback; ivory spine with black text; covers have some light toning to exterior; intact edges and panels; text block only light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; slight cracking to front gutter; frontispiece; illustrated with numerous photographs and drawn maps; large map laid in; signed by author;.
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.
Quincy: Granite Railway Company, 1926. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown without print; Boards in grey paper and brown cloth, wear to corners and spine caps, slight smudging to front; Text block has owner label on front pastedown, spine break at page 11, else clean interior; 29 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).