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Annotated time table descriptive of the journey of His Royal Highness, Prince Arthur of Connaught over the Canadian Northern Railway: Through a Thousand Miles of Wheatfields, Canadian Northern Railway Company
1 Canadian Northern Railway Company Annotated time table descriptive of the journey of His Royal Highness, Prince Arthur of Connaught over the Canadian Northern Railway: Through a Thousand Miles of Wheatfields
Canada Canadian Northern Railway Co. 1906 First Edition; First Printing Leather Good with no dust jacket 
48 pages, 9 leaves of plate, including large folding map as well as small map of CNR lines. . Tall octavo in original limp black leather with gilt stamping, dated April 1906. Leather is quite worn, chipped away at top and bottom, spine covering coming away at front hinge and spine tips. Leather of the front cover is loose from the underlying paper board, blank at the title is loose. Text and illustrations are clean and unmarked. The text section is set off in columns with small red illustrative text cuts. The illustrated section is printed on heavy smooth paper and the photos are sepia toned and quite lovely. Folding map on India paper is in good condition. Purple moire end papers. A lovely item, binding a little rough. Extremely scarce -- we could find only one copy anywhere, that one at the Univ. of Alberta. OCLC 461764557. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 48 pages 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Electric Railway Dictionary Definitions and Illustrations of the Parts and Equipment of Electric Railway Cars and Trucks, Hitt, Rodney
2 Hitt, Rodney Electric Railway Dictionary Definitions and Illustrations of the Parts and Equipment of Electric Railway Cars and Trucks
New York McGraw Hill 1911 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
292 unnumbered pages and 55 unnumbered pages of ads at the rear. The first 63 pages (which ARE numbered) are dictionary definitions, the balance are illustrations of everything from body frames to basket racks to storage batteries to trolley harps. Original dark brown leather binding with gilt is quite worn, edges rubbed with loss of leather, spine covering is gone but book is still holding together. Interior end papers are browned, some foxing near the end papers and edges of first and last pages are crispy, first blank separating at the bottom gutter, general toning throughout and some small page turning marks here and there, but otherwise clean and unmarked. The first and only edition and a remarkable documentary work on the electric railway in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century. Aged and priced to reflect condition, but still usable and respectable. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 292 pages 
Price: 325.00 USD
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