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Catechism of the locomotive

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Catechism of the locomotive

by FORNEY, Matthias N

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  • Hardcover
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1879 Catechism of the Locomotive Steam Engine TRAINS Railroad Matthias Forney

A rare, late 19th-century work on trains and locomotives! This book, by Matthias Forney, includes six fascinating folding illustrations depicting locomotives. Forney was an American locomotive designer and builder and was most known for this book, in which he is recognized as the utmost authority on the construction of the steam locomotive.

Item number: #9656

Price: $499

FORNEY, Matthias N

Catechism of the locomotive

New York: The Railroad Gazette, 1879.


· Collation: Complete with all pages

· xvi, 709 [1]

· 488 illustrated figures

· 6 folding plates

· Language: English

· Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure

· Size: ~8in X 6in (20cm x 15cm)

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Catechism of the locomotive
FORNEY, Matthias N
Hardcover; tight & secure
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Used - Near Fine
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The Railroad Gazette
Place of Publication
New York
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1879 Catechism of the Locomotive Steam Engine TRAINS Railroad Matthias Forneyrare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian

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