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The Boys' Book of Railways

£14.99

Product description

Blue cloth boards with illustrations in three colours on the front cover and spine.
Cover is age worn with some fading to edges; areas of white blotching to top half of back. Corners, also top and bottom of spine bumped. Soiling to text block edges; fore edge is rough-cut. Block partly broken between front end papers; end papers are discoloured and browned.
Front free end paper has inscription: "To William Reginald Robinson From Auntie. Xmas 1918."

Contains over one hundred illustrations from b/w photographs. Some plates have become detached and their edges are damaged. At some time the colour frontispiece has become detached and has been roughly glued back into position with the damaged protective tissue. The bottom right corner of the preface page has torn away and is glued to the tissue.

The flaws of this well-loved and, clearly, often-read book do not detract from its appeal and rarity value; it is remarkable for its age.
It is fun for all ages, providing an excellent guide to British and American engines, carriages and trucks at the beginning of the 20th Century. Covers in great detail different types of passenger coaches, plus a wide assortment of freight and box cars, plus carriages for special loads.

Item details

Author(s):
J R Howden
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
14.5 x 21 cms
Edition:
1909
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
242
Publisher:
Grant Richards
Title:
The Boys' Book of Railways

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About this item

Blue cloth boards with illustrations in three colours on the front cover and spine.
Cover is age worn with some fading to edges; areas of white blotching to top half of back. Corners, also top and bottom of spine bumped. Soiling to text block edges; fore edge is rough-cut. Block partly broken between front end papers; end papers are discoloured and browned.
Front free end paper has inscription: "To William Reginald Robinson From Auntie. Xmas 1918."

Contains over one hundred illustrations from b/w photographs. Some plates have become detached and their edges are damaged. At some time the colour frontispiece has become detached and has been roughly glued back into position with the damaged protective tissue. The bottom right corner of the preface page has torn away and is glued to the tissue.

The flaws of this well-loved and, clearly, often-read book do not detract from its appeal and rarity value; it is remarkable for its age.
It is fun for all ages, providing an excellent guide to British and American engines, carriages and trucks at the beginning of the 20th Century. Covers in great detail different types of passenger coaches, plus a wide assortment of freight and box cars, plus carriages for special loads.

Author(s):
J R Howden
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
14.5 x 21 cms
Edition:
1909
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
242
Publisher:
Grant Richards
Title:
The Boys' Book of Railways

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