Great Central Railwayana Limited
Sheffield Railwayana Postal Auction
   

Sale 174P, Closing Date: 18 April 2014

SRA Postal Auction: General Books 1

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Lot 1 LNWR landscape format, leather bound hardback book "Fifty Years of Successful Railway Enterprise". 280pp illustrated history with title in gold on front. Published circa 1880s. Corners rubbed. - Sold for £130 to bidder number 3953

Lot 2 BARRY RAILWAY COMPANY publication "History of the Barry Railway Company 1884 -1921". Hardback, leather bound covers with title and coat of arms in gold on front, 130pp plus fold-out map, published in 1923. Ex Paul Edwards library. - Sold for £65 to bidder number 3953

Lot 3 POWELL DUFFRYN STEAM COAL COMPANY published history of the company 1864 - 1914. Hardback, 95pp plus fold out map, marking to a few pages otherwise good. - Sold for £60 to bidder number 2923

Lot 4 WALKER T.A: "The Severn Tunnel: Its Construction and Difficulties 1872-1887". Hardback, 188pp plus diagrams, second edition published by Bentley & Son in 1890. Some wear, covers rubbed, bindings loose. - Sold for £80 to bidder number 1010

Lot 5 GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY official hardback publication "Per Rail" published 1913. 238pp plus three fold out maps. Wear to covers, faults to maps. Plus another similar with only one map (poor). (2) - Sold for £10 to bidder number 820

Lot 6 PEACOCK T.B: "PLA Railways". Hardback with dust jacket, 117pp published by LPC in 1952. Fading to spine of dust jacket. - Sold for £22 to bidder number 1293

Lot 7 PEACOCK T.B: "Great Western Suburban Services". Hardback, 51pp plus fold-out map, published by the author in 1948. Fading to edges of covers. - This item was not sold.

Lot 8 PEACOCK T: "Railways to Tintern and Coleford". Hardback, 65pp, published by LPC in 1952. Minor faults to cover. - Sold for £45 to bidder number 1297

Lot 9 CUNEO T: "The Mouse & His Master". Hardback in slipcase, 244pp published by New Cavendish in 1977. Fading and large tear repair to slipcase. - Sold for £80 to bidder number 3953

Lot 10 MEYRICK-JONES L.M: "Steam Road Vehicles". Hardback, 187pp plus adverts, published by Iliffe & Sons circa 1920s. - Sold for £40 to bidder number 453

Lot 11 APPLETON'S "Rail Road and Steam Boat Companion". 313pp guide and fold out map, published 1848. Spine poor, some wear and faults. - Sold for £30 to bidder number 2799

Lot 12 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 £250 to bidder number 4812

Lot 13 RAILWAY GAZETTE published six-part work "Railway Posters and the War". 200+pp illustrated guide to posters published by the wartime Railway Executive 1939-43, bound into hardback covers. VGC. - Sold for £35 to bidder number 3451

Lot 14 AHRONS EL "The British Steam Locomotive 1825-1925". Hardback, 391pp, published by LPC in 1927. VGC. - Sold for £26 to bidder number 4667

Lot 15 FRASER RAE W: "The Business of Travel". Hardback, 318pp history of the first 50 years of Thomas Cook. Published by the company in 1891. - Sold for £26 to bidder number 2799

Lot 16 HARDBACK BOOK "Cable or Rope Traction as applied to the working of Street and Other Railways" by Bucknall Smith. Clothbound covers, published by "Engineering" in 1887. Cover bumped. - Sold for £55 to bidder number 3451

Lot 17 SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE published landscape format hardback book "The Book of the Great Western". 100+pp published in 1970 as number 1207 in a limited edition of 3000. - Sold for £65 to bidder number 3451

Lot 18 HARDBACK BOOKLET "Development of High-Speed Running on Railways" by Sir Nigel Gresley. 24pp Watt Anniversary lecture for 1937. - Sold for £26 to bidder number 1204

Lot 19 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 £35 to bidder number 701

Lot 20 HEALD J.S. "Picturesque Panama. The Panama Railroad. The Panama Canal". Hardback, 126pp published by the author in 1928. Ex library. - Sold for £10 to bidder number 820

Lot 21 BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE CO published hardback book "History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831 to 1923". 210pp illustrated history published in 1923. - Sold for £35 to bidder number 3451

Lot 22 GAIRNS J.E. "Locomotive Compounding and Superheating". Hardback, 189pp plus adverts, published by Griffin in 1907. Covers rubbed. Plus "Bond's model engineering handbook". 151pp wartime edition dated March 1941. (2) - Sold for £14 to bidder number 3953

Lot 23 Souvenir booklet, ticket and ticket holder issued to commemorate the opening of the MANCHESTER AIRPORT RAIL LINK in May 1993. Blue card case with title in silver on front, containing glossy coloured booklet. Good condition. - Sold for £14 to bidder number 652

Lot 24 WIENER L "Passenger Tickets". Hardback, 300+pp published by The Railway Gazette circa 1940s. Some cover wear. - Sold for £35 to bidder number 4731

Lot 25 PAPERBACK BOOKLET "General Description of the Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges of the Chester & Holyhead Railway" by Latimer Clark. 38pp plus 2 plates (one detached), published by Chapman & Hall in 1850. Front cover faded and partially detached. - Sold for £65 to bidder number 4738

Total number of Lots in General Books 1: 25.

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