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Sale 165P, Closing Date: 18 October 2013
SRA Postal Auction: General Books 1
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Lot 1 MERRELL published two volume production detailing the building of the Channel Tunnel high speed rail link. Each volume in photo illustrated hardback covers, one dealing with the people involved in the construction and the other dealing with the work. Each volume 200+pp published 2007, both contained in black cloth slipcase. Perhaps the definitive work on the subject. - Sold for £120 to bidder number 3451
Lot 2 TWO VOLUME work "The Railways of Great Britain - A Historical Atlas" by Colonel Michael H.Cobb. Green hardback covers in green slipcase, 600+pp, first edition published by Ian Allan in 2003. VGC. - Sold for £370 to bidder number 4169
Lot 3 CHAKRA N: "Terence Cuneo - The Railway Painter of The Century". Hardback with dust jacket and in slipcase. Limited edition No.721 of 850, signed by Cuneo. 160pp published by New Cavendish Books in 1990. - Sold for £65 to bidder number 3451
Lot 4 HARDBACK BOOK "Indian Railways as connected with British Empire in the East" by Sir William P. Andrew. 296pp plus map in front pocket, published by WH Allen & Co in 1884. Slight cover wear otherwise OK. - Sold for £65 to bidder number 414
Lot 5 HARDBACK BOOK "Euphrates Valley Railway - A Lecture by Sir William Andrew". 95pp plus maps, published by WH Allen & Co in 1882. Some cover wear. - Sold for £45 to bidder number 4743
Lot 6 STEEL W.L "The History of the London & North Western Railway". Hardback, 502pp published by the Railway & Travel Monthly in 1914. Covers rubbed and worn, especially spine. - Sold for £12 to bidder number 874
Lot 7 GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY official hardback publication "Per Rail" published 1913. 238pp plus fold out maps. Some wear to covers, one map missing. - Sold for £14 to bidder number 4739
Lot 8 ROSCOE T "The Book of the Grand Junction Railway". 154pp plus plates and fold out map, bound into modern hardback covers. Published by Orr & Co in 1839. - Sold for £65 to bidder number 1138
Lot 9 JEANS JS. "Jubilee Memorial of the Railway System - A History of the Stockton & Darlington Railway". Hardback, 315pp cloth bound with title and loco in gold on front, published in 1875 by Longmans, Green & Co. Cover wear, foxing throughout. - Sold for £18 to bidder number 2799
Lot 10 TOMLINSON J "Railway Locomotion". Hardback with title in gold on front containing 40+ plates and 42pp address by the president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in May 1890. Minor wear, annotation to title page. - Sold for £45 to bidder number 1291
Lot 11 HARDBACK BOOK "Railroadiana". Guide to areas in the vicinity of the London & Birmingham Railway. Published by Simpkin Marshall in 1838. 216pp plus map in front pocket. Covers bumped but OK. - Sold for £60 to bidder number 4743
Lot 12 THE RAILWAY ENGINEER published hardback book "Reorganisation of Crewe Locomotive Works - LMS". 118pp plus diagrams, dated 1929. Covers worn. - Sold for £28 to bidder number 657
Lot 13 RICHARDSON S.T. "The World's First Railway Jubilee". Card covers, 50+pp, published by Bailey and Simpkin Marshall in 1876 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. Bindings loose, foxing throughout. - Sold for £28 to bidder number 2799
Lot 14 HARDBACK BOOK "REPTA Records - a brief history of the Railway Employees' Privilege Ticket Association" by Walter Sime". 120pp plus plates, published by REPTA in 1926. - Sold for £12 to bidder number 421
Lot 15 HARDBACK BOOK "The Iron Roads Dictionary and Travellers' Route Charts" by JR Somers Vine containing the three volumes covering the SECR, SER and LBSCR bound into modern hardback covers. 300+pp with fold out maps, published by Waterlow & Sons in 1881. - Sold for £60 to bidder number 249
Lot 16 ICS REFERENCE LIBRARY published hardback book "Construction and equipment of electric tramways and railways, electric signalling on railways". 500+pp published 1914. - This item was not sold.
Lot 17 FREELING'S London and Birmingham Railway Companion. Pocket sized, 202pp plus adverts and fold out map. Published by Whittaker and Co circa 1830s. Covers poor and stained. - Sold for £45 to bidder number 4743
Lot 18 WYLD'S LONDON AND BIRMINGHAM RAILROAD GUIDE dated 1838. Pocket sized hardback book, 179pp plus map. Front end plate missing, covers faded. - Sold for £26 to bidder number 1143
Lot 19 OSBORNE'S LONDON & BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY GUIDE. 270pp plus adverts, dated January 1840. No map, rebound into modern hardback covers. - Sold for £22 to bidder number 1143
Lot 20 R GROOMBRIDGE published "Handbook for Travellers Along The London and Birmingham Railway with 25 Wood Engravings". 152pp in clothbound covers, title plate attached to front. Book based on the work by Roscoe. Undated, but appears to be circa 1838. Some restoration, faults to label on front. - Sold for £35 to bidder number 1143
Lot 21 GNR booklet "Itinerary of the Great Northern Railway from London to York" by Charles Mackie. Illustrated paperback covers showing drawing of King's Cross station, 122pp plus adverts and fold out map, published by Truscott circa 1850s. Covers dusty. - Sold for £75 to bidder number 4738
Total number of Lots in General Books 1: 21.
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