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Sale 188P, Closing Date: 13 February 2015
SRA Postal Auction: General Books 1
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Lot 1 BRADSHAW'S HANDBOOK section 3 detailing towns in the English Midlands & North West and various parts of Scotland. 172pp plus several fold out maps, circa 1865. Good for age. - Sold for £75 to bidder number 4743
Lot 2 BRADSHAW'S ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK TO PARIS AND ITS ENVIRONS. Hardback with title in gold on front, 88pp plus adverts. Dated 1875. No map, bindings very loose. - Sold for £18 to bidder number 861
Lot 3 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. - Sold for £130 to bidder number 3451
Lot 4 HARDBACK BOOK "Memoir of the Life of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel" by Richard Beamish. 359pp published by Longman, Green in 1862. Restoration to front end pages, covers bumped. - Sold for £45 to bidder number 599
Lot 5 HARDBACK BOOK "The Life of Joseph Locke Civil Engineer" by Joseph Devey". 365pp published by Richard Bentley in 1862. Restoration to covers and end pages. - Sold for £28 to bidder number 1307
Lot 6 HARDBACK BOOK "The Story of McAlpine Steam Locomotives 1869-1965 with list of contracts" by JB Latham. 310pp, complete with dust jacket, published by the author in 1993. Minor wear to dust jacket. - Sold for £65 to bidder number 3451
Lot 7 DENDY MARSHALL D.F: "A History of The Southern Railway". Hardback with worn dust jacket, 708pp published by the Southern Railway in 1936. Some wear to jacket. Plus complete set of photocopied revisions and corrections by Clinker and Turner. - Sold for £28 to bidder number 1307
Lot 8 HAMILTON-ELLIS C: "Highland Engines and their Work". Hardback, 117pp published by LPC in 1930. Covers bumped, library plate inside cover. - Sold for £28 to bidder number 1307
Lot 9 PAPERBACK BOOKLET "Matthew Murray - Pioneer Engineer - Records from 1765-1826" edited by E. Kilburn Scott. 132pp published by E Jowett in 1928. Good condition. - This item was not sold.
Lot 10 BETT W.H. "The Theory of Fare Collection on Railways and Tramways". Hardback, 64pp plus plates, published by Railway World Ltd in 1945. - Sold for £24 to bidder number 1307
Lot 11 LEWIN H "The Railway Mania and its Aftermath". Hardback, 483pp plus fold-out maps, published by Railway Gazette in 1936. Spine faded, faults to some maps. - Sold for £10 to bidder number 820
Lot 12 AHRONS EL "The British Steam Locomotive 1825-1925". Hardback, 391pp, published by LPC in 1927. Spine faded. - This item was not sold.
Lot 13 COUNTRY LIFE published hardback book "Old Euston". 70pp account of the beginning of the L&BR and Euston station. Published for the LMS in 1938. No dust jacket, covers rubbed. - Sold for £30 to bidder number 298
Lot 14 ALLEN R. published "Nottingham and Derby Railway Companion". Paperback, 140pp including adverts, dated 1839. Bindings poor, detached pages - Sold for £65 to bidder number 1291
Lot 15 ALLEN R. Published "Midland Counties Railway Companion". Worn hardback covers, 300+pp, dated 1840. Spine restoration. - Sold for £140 to bidder number 3771
Lot 16 MEASOM'S OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED GUIDE to the GER. 800+pp in hardback covers with title in gold on front. Dated 1865. Covers detached, spine poor, very worn condition. - Sold for £16 to bidder number 979
Lot 17 MEASOM'S OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED GUIDE to the B&ER, North & South Devon Railway, Cornwall and South Wales Railways. 248pp dated 1860. Bound into later hardback covers. Ex library. - Sold for £60 to bidder number 3451
Lot 18 CASSELL'S OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE GWR dated 1912. Red clothbound hardback covers showing coat of arms, 490pp plus fold-out maps. Spine faded, bindings very loose. - Sold for £24 to bidder number 2276
Lot 19 CASSELL'S OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE LBSCR dated 1893. Red clothbound hardback covers showing coat of arms, 320pp plus adverts and fold-out maps. Spine faded. - Sold for £60 to bidder number 249
Lot 20 J.MEAD published "Illustrated Guide to the London and Dover Railway". Card covers, 100+pp published 1844. Spine missing, covers detached, some detached pages. Would benefit from rebinding. - Sold for £16 to bidder number 1143
Lot 21 HARDBACK BOOK "A Guide to the Newcastle and Berwick Railway" by George Bouchier Richardson. 84pp plus fold out map, published by M.A. Richardson circa 1840. Rebound into modern thick card covers. - Sold for £95 to bidder number 2861
Lot 22 BELCHER H. "Whitby & Pickering Railway - The Stranger's Guide for a Summer Day's Excursion from Scarborough to Pickering and thence by the Railway to Whitby". Plain card covers, 30pp, published by Theakston in 1843. - Sold for £70 to bidder number 2028
Lot 23 LUMSDEN & SONS "Steam Boat Companion or Stranger's Guide to the Western Isles & Highlands of Scotland". Leather bound hardback covers with title in gold on front, 114pp plus fold out maps, published 1820. Covers rubbed, good for age. - Sold for £50 to bidder number 1409
Lot 24 R GROOMBRIDGE published "Handbook for Travellers Along The London and Birmingham Railway with 25 Wood Engravings". 152pp in clothbound covers with title plate attached to front. Book based on the work by Roscoe. Dated 1840. Worn, rear end pages replaced, title plate rubbed. - Sold for £24 to bidder number 1143
Lot 25 R GROOMBRIDGE published "Handbook for Travellers Along The Grand Junction Railway from London to Birmingham, Liverpool & Manchester". 84pp plus cab fares section and fold out map. Undated, circa 1830s. Bindings loose. - Sold for £70 to bidder number 3156
Lot 26 COGHLAN'S IRON ROAD BOOK AND LONDON, BIRMINGHAM & LIVERPOOL RAILWAY COMPANION. Pocket sized, 180pp published by Baily in 1838. Covers bumped but generally good condition. - Sold for £28 to bidder number 1143
Lot 27 WYLD'S "South Western London And Southampton Railway Guide" circa 1840s. Pocket sized hardback book, 200pp, most maps missing. Cover wear. - This item was not sold.
Lot 28 INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY CONGRESS bound volume of paper by J.A.F.Aspinall "Express Locomotives". Leather bound hardback covers with title in gold on the front, 100+pp plus fold out diagrams and plates. Dated 1895. Covers rubbed. - This item was not sold.
Lot 29 LNWR "Roll of Honour" book of "Company Servants who Lost Their Lives During The Great War". Hardback, landscape format with title and coat of arms on front in gold. 60+pp listing those lost in the war and those awarded gallantry medals. Cover bumped, library label inside front cover. Plus SLS published booklet "Highland Railway and its Constituents and Successors 1855 - 1955". (2) - Sold for £40 to bidder number 376
Lot 30 NER publication "The Road to the North: Halts by the Wayside" by Frank Nash. Hardback, 152pp plus adverts and fold out map. Dated May 1903. Covers worn, bindings very loose with detached pages, tear to map. - Sold for £22 to bidder number 2276
Lot 31 RAILWAY TIMES. Bound volume of The Railway Times, volume 17 dated 1854. 1000+pp in modern hardback covers. Restoration to a few pages at the front. - Sold for £210 to bidder number 1291
Lot 32 RAILWAY TIMES. Bound volume of The Railway Times, volume 26 dated 1863. 1000+pp in modern hardback covers. - Sold for £210 to bidder number 1291
Lot 33 ORIENT LINE hardback book "Illustrated & Descriptive Guide to the Great Railways of England". Red clothbound covers with title in ornate gold design on front. 390pp Morton's guide to the major railway companies. Dated 1887-8 edition. Covers faded and worn, contents OK. - Sold for £35 to bidder number 4743
Lot 34 ENGLISH ELECTRIC COMPANY official publication "War Diary of the English Electric Company Ltd March 1938 - August 1945". Illustrated hardback covers, 255pp, covers dusty. - Sold for £45 to bidder number 4283
Lot 35 RAILWAY GAZETTE published paperback booklet "Building the Inner Circle Railway". 32pp photo illustrated history, published 1946. - This item was not sold.
Total number of Lots in General Books 1: 35.
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