Sign In | Register


The Love of Trains

By Victor Hand and Harold Edmonson

London: Octopus Books, 1974, 1974. HC and DJ. Presumed First. 12 3/4 x 9 1/2. ISBN:0 7064 03304. 96 pp. Subtitled: Steam and Diesel Locomotives in Action Around the World. Beautiful full colour photographs of trains from New York, Wyom ing, Rio Grande, Mexico, Argentina, Britain, South Africa, Swaziland, Australia, Japan, and others. Descriptive Text accompanies each railway. DJ has some wear to edges, bumps at corners and tears at bottom spine front (1/2") and back (1"). No creases. New mylar cover. Identification sticker to bottom front endpaper. A bit of hinging near bottom of this endpaper. Text is very clean and bright. Bro wn textured paper on board binding has a neat block print looking photo of close-up train wheels on track. Binding has a bit of rubbing to edges and wear to corners and top and bottom of spine. Overal l cond: good ..


West of the Golden Gate

By Frank Harrison Beckman

Boston: The Stratford Company, 1936. Hard Cover. First Edition. 8 x 5 1/2. 257 pp. The author's memoir of a 20,000 mile journey taken in the mid 1930s, through ASiza and the Pacific. Reads very much like a how-to book for those intrepid but inexperienced Americans who have never travelled "West of the Golden Gate". Filled with interesting details; remarkable sepia-toned photographs. Cover is brown cloth with gilt lettering and v. nic e gilt design on front depicting Golden Gate Bridge and pagoda. Spine is bright and clear; front also in lovely cond. Min wear to edges and corners, otherwise flawless. Endpapers are ivory, pristine. Text is clean.. A good copy of this interesting travel memoir. Note: Pub error in spelling Massachusetts on titile page.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.