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.
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.
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/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; 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.
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.
California: James E. Beard, 1960. Second limited edition; signed; wood engravings by Mallette Dean. Thin 10mo in burgundy and beige hardcovers with cloth spine; VG; brown letters on spine; front board slightly warped upward; text and parchment paper clean; includes a Kentucky Railway equipment chart on rice paper at the end; pp. 49; author's dedication and signature on special end page; shelved under front counter.
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.
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.
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].
Baltimore, MD: Canton Railroad Company, 1996. First Edition. Large Octavo: VG/no-DJ hardcover: Black spine with no text: Covers are clean with general shelfwear, slight bumping to cover edges, binding solid: Textblock is clean, title page is signed by the author: First Edition: 96 pp. Shelved in the Annex, Aisle B.
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970. Thick Octavo; VG/VG Hardcover; Sunned burgundy trees image on spine; Heavy shelf wear to dust jacket, chipping along spine, 3 inch open tear at base, half inch tear at upper spine corner and 2 inch tear at upper spine side of jacket, dj now protected in mylar cover; Moderate age and wear to burgundy boards, bumping at corners, fraying along sides and edges, minor crease at front corner of board, binding slightly cocked, moisture creasing to corners and edges of pages; Toning to text block exterior, text block clean, vivid and clear grey-scale illustrations; SBN 710066740 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].
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.
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.
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;.
Union Bridge, MD: Western Maryland Railway Historical Society, 2011. First Edition. Octavo: VG/no-DJ hardbacks: One spine red with black text, other spine tan with black text: Boards are strong, light rubbing to edges and some minor scuff marks, both volumes have small bumps to head edges, bindings are tight: Textblock exterior is clean and pages free of markings, folds or tears: First Edition: Vol I-176 pp; Vol II- 208 pp.
Denver: Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, 1965. Quarto; VG/VG; hardcover; 1408th book number out of edition limited to 6000 volumes; red and white spine with black and pink text; book has clear, protective mylar covering; dust jacket has minor creases at the head of the spine and moderate marks and stains at the rear; boards are sturdy, binding is solid; text block is clean; 467p.
Colesville, MD: National Capital Trolley Museum, 2001. First Edition. Small Quarto; pp 444; VG-/G; gray/purple/blue spine with black text; dust jacket shows some shelf wear to exterior; light sunned exterior; cloth has minimal wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has little wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; slight cracking gutter at frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
New York: National Railway Publication Company, 1956. Thick Octavo; pp 1504; G/paperback; ivory/black spine with black text; full title: The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States, Porto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Cuba; covers have some light soiling to exterior; some rubbing to edges and corners; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; slight cracking to front and rear gutters; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
Washington: Thomas H. Ford, Printer, 1860. Quarto; Fair/no DJ; Ex-Library; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown leather, raised bands, faded print on a black banner, debossed volume number; Boards quarter bound with brown leather to spine and corners, marbled paper to boards, top of spine torn and held on by rear hinge, bottom of spine torn away, front hinge torn length of boards so that front board is held in place by binding string, rear hinge partially torn, spine is stained and scuffed, corners worn, edges worn, shelfwear to boards; Text block has library label on front pastedown, foxing and tearing to endpapers, cracked front hinge, speckled edges; “Made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-5, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854”— title page; “36th Congress, 1st session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 56”— title page”; 399 pages, illustrated (b&w and color plates).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Denver, CO: The World Press, 1979. Limited Edition. Hardcover Imperial Octavo; VG/VG; DJ is clean with minimal shelf ware. Sunning on spine. Light age tone; Text block lightly age toned. Clean. Protective tissue on plates; pp 528. 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.
Wilton: Central Railroad Valley Publications, 1992. First. Quarto; VG/VG- Hardcover w/ dustjacket; Orange spine with Black text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, fraying along head edge of spine, closed tear along joint of rear cover, closed tear at front right corner, small black spot on back cover; Boards strong, clean, slight bumping to corners; Textblock clean; 432 pp. 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].
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.
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.
Natrona Heights, PA: Amusement Park Journal, 1984. Booklet [8x10]; pp 38; G-/paperback; covers have slight sunning to exterior; light smudges to exterior; pictorial exterior with red text to front; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs.