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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Lynchburg, VA: Jack M. Jones, 1983. 10mo; pp 250; G/paperback; beige spine with black text; covers have slight wear to exterior; lightly sunned spine; tape mend to chip to front head edge; text block has minimal toning to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; Shelved in the Annex, Aisle B.
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.
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.
Archbold: The Toledo & Indiana Historical Railway, 1981. Quarto; VG/ VG-; hardcover; off-white spine with no text; dust jacket has minor tears at the front, top edge; it also has extreme stains at the rear; boards are solid and clean; rear paste down has a stamp of a book binding company; text block is slightly discolored but clean; 109p. Shelved in the Annex, Aisle B.
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.
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.
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;.
London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1953. Octavo; VG/G-Hardcover; Cream spine with blue text; Heavy shelf wear and age to dust jacket, two inch open tear to corners, chipping along edges and sides, closed two inch tear near spine head, rubbing along surfaces, foxing along flaps; Moderate wear to boards, fading and rubbing along edges, jacket protected in transparent cover; Binding cocked, previous owner's inscription, bookshop price label on front free end page, heavy age toned spotting along paste-downs, free-end pages,title and publisher pages; Heavy spotting along exterior text block and to side edges of all pages, otherwise text block clean; 175 pp; Shelved in the Annex, Aisle B.
Milwaukee: Kalmbach Publishing Co., 1986. Third Edition. Oblong Octavo; pp 240; VG-/paperback; blue spine with off-white text; covers have lightly sunned exterior; intact panels; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; illustrated inside covers; interior clean; profusely illustrated; good overall condition;.
Gwernaffield, UK: Adit Publications, 2003. Small quarto; pp 82; G/paperback; light blue spine with blue text; covers have slight wear to exterior; light toning toward edges; sticker residue to rear; text block has minimal toning to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; Shelved in the Annex, Aisle B.
St. Paul, MN: Grenadier Publications, 2015. 172/250. Small Quarto; pp 315; VG/VG; blue spine with white text; first printing; numbered, limited edition; dust jacket clean; cloth clean; text block clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; signed by the authors; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Canton, OH: Railhead Publications, 1993. Rectangular Octavo: VG/no-DJ wraps: White saddle stitched spine with no text: Covers show minimal shelfwear and some slight scuffing, bump in bottom corner: Textblock is clean and free of markings, tears, folds etc., many black and white photographs of the subject matter: 80 pp.
Indianapolis: Council for Local History, 1959. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, white plastic comb binding; Cover is white, illustrated with blue print, edgewear to oversized cover, some tears to spine comb perforations, smudging, shelfwear; Text block clean and tight; 158 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w), folded map in rear pocket.
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.
Boston: Gambit, 1973. First Edition. Octavo; G Hardcover w/ Fair Dustjacket; White spine with Black text; Dustjacket has large open tears along spine edges, open tear along spine, closed tear along spine, closed tear along head edge of front cover, 3 closed tears along tail edge of front cover, closed tears along head edge of rear cover, open tears along tail edge of rear cover, large closed tear along tail edge of rear cover, small closed tears along tail edge of rear cover, open tear along bottom corner of rear cover, open tears along top corners of both covers, heavy edgewear, moderate shelfwear; Boards strong, bumping to corners, rubbing to corners, stains to both covers, moderate edgewear, moderate shelfwear; Textblock has foxing throughout textblock, brown mark on rear endpaper; 136 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.
Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach Publishing Co., 1996. First Edition. Small Quarto; pp 159; VG-/G; burgundy spine with yellow text; dust jacket has slight shelf wear to exterior; some minor wear to corners; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; cloth has clean exterior; minor rubbing to corners; strong boards; text block edges have minimal wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated; tight binding;.
Auckland, New Zealand: Sean Millar, 2007. Second Edition. Octavo: VG/no-DJ paperback: Saddle stitched white spine with no text, two staples: Covers are clean with some light shelfwear, slight fraying at corners: Textblock is clean, pages are bright and free of markings, folds or tears: Second edition 2007, reprinted 2008 from original edition in 2004: 50 pp.
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1941. Octavo; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, blue with yellow and white print; DJ in mylar, edgewear, smudging, slight surface tears; Boards in tan cloth with gold print on a black ground, slight wear to corners and spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has blue-tinted top edge, mild peripheral tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; xvii, 204 pages, illustrated (including b&w plates).
Milwaukee: A Kalmbach Publication, 1969. Octavo (oblong); G+/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with yellow and black print; DJ has edgewear, one-inch tear at front lower corner, light age-toning; Boards in green cloth with gold print, mild blemishes to lower front edge and spine tail, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight, light age-toning to paper; 127 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
New York: Jas. H. Oliphant & Co., 1908. 10mo; pp 376; G/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; cloth has some soiling to exterior; rubbing wear to corners; sticker residue to spine; strong boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; interior has light stains to first few pages; previous owner's name to ffep;.
National Railways Historical Committee, 1984. 18mo (oblong); G+; Paperback; Spine, white plastic comb binding; Covers are red with white print and illustration, front has slight crease to lower spine corner, rear has slight crease; Text block clean and tight; unpaged, chiefly illustrations (b&w). NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 6, in Netdesk office.
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.
Manchester: Electric Railway Historial Society, No Date Given. Reprint; Quarto; VG/no-DJ (paperback); Spine is thin red and white, no text, held to text block with two staples; Covers are edge worn, yellowing and foxing to spine and back cover; Text block is age toned, general signs of handing, content is clear; pp 63.
Lakewood, Colorado: Western Guideways, 1982. fifteenth printing. Octavo; pp 141; VG-/no-DJ paperback; beige spine without text; covers show minimal wear to exterior and edges, light sun fading to rear, minor rubbing to fore edges, panels are strong and intact; text block shows slight wear to exterior, interior clean; signed by author.
Newton: David & Charles, 1970. Octavo; VG/VG-Hardcover; Sunned spine is cream with railway image; Moderate shelf wear to dust jacket, otherwise intact, jacket now protected in transparent, thin cover; Boards are bowed, clean and strong, minor crease at front tail edge; Age toning to text block exterior, text block clean, grey scale illustrations; 379 pp; Shelved in the Annex, Aisle B.
Mifflintown, PA: Juniata County Historical Society, 1995. Small quarto; pp 124; VG-/paperback; beige spine with brick red text; covers have slight wear to exterior; slight chipping to center fore edge; lightly toning to spine; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; light wear to interior; profusely illustrated with paintings and maps; Shelved in the Annex, Aisle B.
Philadelphia: J.W. Daughaday, Publisher, 1863. 10mo; pp 288; Fair/no-DJ; green spine with gilt text; original publisher's cloth shows some rubbing to exterior; blind-stamped borders to panels; noticeable wear to corners; text block shows slight age darkened exterior edges; cocked spine; frontispiece with tissue guard; newspaper articles adhered to endpapers with offset to facing pages; cracking to gutter at pp 132-133; light moisture staining to ffeps, mostly toward spine, condition noted; some minor smudges to some pages throughout; previous owner's name to front pastedown;.
Omaha: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1982. 12mo; pp 291; G/no-DJ paperback; teal blue spine with white text; covers have slight scratches to panels, two creases to front tail fore edge, minor wear to fore corners; text block shows light wear to exterior edges, brown streaks to first few pages, clean text interior;.