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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Railwayana, including the Collection of Michael Max
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10th June 2014 9.30am-5.30pm. 11th June 2014 9.30am-7.30pm. Day of Sale from 9.30am.
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Railwayana, including the Collection of Michael Max

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


426 lots | 310 with images

June 12, 2014

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London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

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Ahrons (E.L.) - The British Steam Railway Locomotive 1825-1925,

Lot 1: Ahrons (E.L.) - The British Steam Railway Locomotive 1825-1925,

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Description: Ahrons (E.L.) - The British Steam Railway Locomotive 1825-1925, some light foxing, 1927; Locomotive and Train Working in the latter part of the Nineteenth Century, 6 vol., Cambridge, [1951-54]; The Development of British Locomotive Design, folding plans, light water-staining to lower edge of front endpapers, [c.1914] § Judge (C.) A Collection of Photographs of Locomotives: The Great Western ; LNER ; LMS ; Southern Era, together 4 vol., each one of 1000 copies signed by the author, 1970-72 § Casserley (H.C.) and L.L.Asher. Locomotives of British Railways, second impression, 1963, illustrations, original cloth or boards, the first with faded spine, the second and last with dust-jackets (slightly browned and frayed at edges), all a little rubbed, 4to & 8vo (13)

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Experiments on Rail Roads, in England, illustrative of the Safety, Economy and Speed,

Lot 2: Experiments on Rail Roads, in England, illustrative of the Safety, Economy and Speed,

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Description: Experiments on Rail Roads, in England, illustrative of the Safety, Economy and Speed, of Transportation , which this system, as now improved, is capable of affording , first edition , 20pp., foxed and soiled, frayed at edges (repaired), correspondence with George Ottley concerning the item and its revised entry in his Supplement (with 2 additional leaves plus a blank at end), loosely inserted, modern cloth with slip-case, [Ottley 273], Baltimore, printed by William Wooddy, 1829 § Hungerford (Edward) The Story of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1827-1927, 2 vol., first edition, plates and illustrations, some folding, map endpapers, original cloth, t.e.g., others uncut, New York & London, 1928; and another on the same, 8vo (4) The fame of the experimental work being done by the Liverpool & Manchester Railway was widespread and well in advance of what was being done in France, Germany and America, who were watching progress closely. By 1829, the promoters of the Baltimore and Ohio had started construction but they were desperately short of funds. The successful experiments in England, reported in a number of extracts from English newspapers and journals and in an extract from a private letter, were called in aid in a Memorial to Congress [December 1829] which, unsuccessfully, sought a subscription of capital by the Government.

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Report on Steam Carriages,

Lot 3: Report on Steam Carriages,

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Description: Report on Steam Carriages, by a Select Committee of the House of Commons of Great Britain , first American edition , errata leaf at end, browned, title frayed at edges (partly repaired) modern wrappers, uncut, preserved in modern cloth drop-back box, morocco label on spine, 8vo, Washington, DC., 1832. Comprising an interview with Mr Goldsworthy Gurney , designer and builder of steam-powered road vehicles which were among the first designed with the intent to commercialize a steam road transport business, the Gurney Steam Carriage Company. Also including 'Documents in relation to the Comparative Merits of Canals and Railoads, submitted by Mr. Howard, of Maryland' and other documents.

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Ensamples of Railway Making,

Lot 4: Ensamples of Railway Making,

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Description: Ensamples of Railway Making, first edition , lithographed frontispiece and folding plates, a few marginal stains, ex-Office of Commissioners of Railways library copy with one or two stamps, modern cloth preserving old cloth on boards and spine (faded), 1843 § Baker (J.Allen) The Rapid Transit Subways of New York, foxed, modern cloth, original orange wrappers bound in, panel cut away from upper cover revealing title, London Country Council, 1904 § New York Central Railroad Company. Annual Report 1950: 125 Years of Progress, original pictorial wrappers, New York, 1950 § Marshall (D.) Grand Central, New York & London, 1946 § Middleton (W.D.) Manhattan Gateway: New York's Pennsylvania Station, Waukesha, 1996, illustrations, the last two original cloth or boards, the last with dust-jacket ; and c.15 others on New York railways, stations etc., mostly pamphlets, v.s. (c.20) The first is mostly concerned with the Utica and Syracuse railroad but also includes some information on the railways of Belgium.

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Report to the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade and Foreign...

Lot 5: Report to the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade and Foreign...

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Description: Report to the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade and Foreign... ( Capt. Douglas) Report to the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade and Foreign Plantations, on the Railways of the United States , 2 vol. in 1 including supplement, folding lithographed plates and plans, folding chromolithographed map, folding table, modern cloth-backed boards, folio, 1857. Galton was commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1853 and appointed an inspector of railways in 1854. In 1856 he became Secretary to the railway department of the Board of Trade, and in this capacity visited the United States to prepare this report upon American railways. The report explains the differences between Europe with its existing and fixed populated centres and America, where the need was for communications to be provided in advance of population in order to connect the coastal settlements to the uninhabited inland and still potential sources of crops and natural resources. It goes on to detail the legislative background and the economies, as compared with European practice in the laying out and construction of the lines, differences in management, details of rolling stock, the electric telegraph, luggage and ticketing practice, and the encouragement given to private companies wishing to construct new lines. Several tables of statistics are included in the Report and the numerous drawings provide a mass of information on rolling stock and track details.

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Brown (William H.) - The History of the first Locomotives in America,

Lot 6: Brown (William H.) - The History of the first Locomotives in America,

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Description: Brown (William H.) - The History of the first Locomotives in America, first edition , plates, most folding, illustrations, folding plates with light water-staining to lower margin, modern cloth, New York, 1871 § Larrabee (William) The Railroad Question, first edition , original pictorial blue cloth, rubbed, Chicago, 1893; and 3 others on American railways including a bound volume of pamphlets , 8vo (5)

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Bayley (C.W.) and O.Winder. - Report on a Visit to some American Railroads October & November 1901,

Lot 7: Bayley (C.W.) and O.Winder. - Report on a Visit to some American Railroads October & November 1901,

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Description: Bayley (C.W.) and O.Winder. - Report on a Visit to some American Railroads October & November 1901, 2 vol. in 1, Index at beginning, contemporary calf, gilt, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, 1902 § Yorke ( Lt.-Col. H.A.) Report on a Visit to America, September 19th to October 31st, 1902, original blue wrappers, spine a little frayed, HMSO, 1903 § Hughes (George) Report on some Aspects of Mechanical and Electrical Drilling in the Unites States of America, in 1905, printed on rectos only, presentation copy from the author to A.D.Jones inscribed at head of title, original cloth, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company, 1905 § Sayers (J.) and J.Dalziel. Report to the General Manager on the Visit to United States November 22nd, 1913 to January 20th, 1914, 2 vol. in 1, original cloth-backed wrappers, folding plans in pocket at beginning, together in original folding cloth, worn, faded and stained, 1914, maps, plates and tables, some folding, most rubbed; and 6 other reports on trips to the United States, folio & 4to (10)

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Lot 8: Sherrington (Charles Ely Rose).- - [A collection of papers on American railways],

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Description: Sherrington (Charles Ely Rose).- - [A collection of papers on American railways], 13 vol. in 1, all inscribed at head of upper wrapper by C.E.R.Sherrington, bookplate of C.E.M.Sherrington signed and annotated "Railway Research Service" by C.E.R.Sherrington, contemporary cloth, rubbed, 4to, 1923-28. Sherrington was a lecturer in Transport at the London School of Economics and secretary to with the Railway Information Bureau, later called the Railway Research Service.

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Great Western Railway Company. - Miscellaneous Memoranda, following Visit to the United States and Canada by

Lot 9: Great Western Railway Company. - Miscellaneous Memoranda, following Visit to the United States and Canada by

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Description: Great Western Railway Company. - Miscellaneous Memoranda, following Visit to the United States and Canada by Sir Felix Pole, Mr. Jas. Milne, Mr. J.C.Lloyd and Mr. W.A.Stanier August 5th - 23rd 1927, duplicated typescript printed on rectos only, folding plans, plates, some photographic, some smaller illustrations mounted in text, T.L.s. from Paul Edwards to Michael Max loosely inserted, original cloth-backed wrappers, rubbed, one corner chipped, 1927; Notes on the Railways of the United States of America May 1928, duplicated typescript printed on rectos only, plates, original cloth-backed wrappers, spotted and lightly stained, 1928; and another, similar , folio & 8vo (3) The first records a trip, which included a lot of corporate entertainment, to New York, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Va, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec and Ottowa. Observations on hotel plans suggest that the GWR thinking on the redevelopment of Paddington and its hotel (then under consideration) may have been influenced by the matters noted in this brief selection of notes. The item should be compared with the second rather more technical report prepared by Mr.Carpmael of his visit to the States with Mr. Alexander in May 1928.

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Loewy (Raymond) - The Locomotive,

Lot 10: Loewy (Raymond) - The Locomotive,

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Description: Loewy (Raymond) - The Locomotive, 1937 § Schönberger (A., editor ) Raymond Loewy: Pioneer of American Industrial Design, Munich, 1990 § Phillips (Lance) Yonder Comes the Train, New York & London, 1965 § Garver (T.H.) The Last Steam Railroad in America: Photographs by O.Winston Link, New York, 1995 § Schwantes (C.A.) Railroad Signatures across the Pacific Northwest, Seattle & London, 1993 § Danly (S.) & Leo Marx, editors . The Railroads in American Art, Cambridge & London, 1988 § Ambrose (A.E.) Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869, New York, 2000 § Klein (M.) The Life and Legend of Jay Gould, Baltimore & London, 1986, illustrations, original cloth or boards, all but the first with dust-jackets ; and c.20 others on American railways etc. including a 2 vol. report on the Western Pacific Railroad by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation of Washington DC, some pamphlets, v.s. (c.25)

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Lot 11: Hungerford (Edward) - Transport for War 1942-1943,

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Description: Hungerford (Edward) - Transport for War 1942-1943, signed presentation copy from the author to Sir Felix Pole of the GWR , New York, 1943 § Turner (G.E.) Victory Rode the Rails: The Strategic Place of the Railroads in the Civil War, Indianapolis , 1953 § Johnston, II (A.J.) Virginia Railroads in the Civil War, Chapel Hill, 1961 § Black III (R.C.) The Railroads of the Confederacy, Chapel Hill, 1952, illustrations, original cloth with dust-jackets, a little rubbed ; and 4 others, similar, 8vo & 4to (8)

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Medhurst (George) - Calculations and Remarks, tending to prove the Practicability, Effects and Advantages of a Plan

Lot 12: Medhurst (George) - Calculations and Remarks, tending to prove the Practicability, Effects and Advantages of a Plan

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Description: Medhurst (George) - Calculations and Remarks, tending to prove the Practicability, Effects and Advantages of a Plan for the Rapid Conveyance of Goods and Passengers upon an Iron Road through a Tube of 30 Feet in Area, by the Power and Velocity of Air , first edition , lacking half-title but with advertisement leaf at end, old ink names on verso, title soiled and lightly frayed at lower outer corner, a few small stains, stitched in original blue wrappers, stained, spine worn and frayed, upper wrapper detached, preserved in modern cloth folder, gilt-stamped red roan label on upper cover, [Goldsmiths' 20561; Kress B.6024; Ottley 240; Skempton 921], 8vo, printed by D.N.Shury, 1812. Rare; the first proposal for an atmospheric railway . Medhurst proposed an airtight tube made of "iron, brick, timber, or any material that will confine the air 6 feet high, and 5 wide [which] will admit of the carriage wheels to be 5 feet 10 inches in diameter, which must turn four times round in a second to go fifty miles per hour". The carriage was to be only slightly smaller than the tunnel. Although his scheme was never built he foreshadows the system developed by Samuda and I.K.Brunel which involved "a tube made of iron twelve inches in diameter, having a moving box or piston to fit and move freely within side"' and which had the advantage that the passengers would be "unconfined, and in view of the country". It was a large scale version of the pneumatic tube systems later used over many years for cash transportation in large retail stores.

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Samuda (Joseph d'A.) - A Treatise on the Adaptation of Atmospheric Pressure to the Purposes of Locomotion on Railways,

Lot 13: Samuda (Joseph d'A.) - A Treatise on the Adaptation of Atmospheric Pressure to the Purposes of Locomotion on Railways,

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Description: Samuda (Joseph d'A.) - A Treatise on the Adaptation of Atmospheric Pressure to the Purposes of Locomotion on Railways, second edition, 2 folding engraved plates, advertisement leaf at end, light browning to text, upper hinge reinforced, original green printed wrappers, rubbed and soiled, spine worn and defective, small repairs to upper wrapper, preserved in modern cloth drop-back box by A.D.Estill, [Haskell 2637; Ottley 337; Skempton 1273], 8vo, 1844. The brothers Joseph and Jacob Samuda and Samual Clegg patented the atmospheric system and first tried it out on a short length of line at Wormwood Scrubs in 1840. It was adopted by the Dublin & Kingstown Railway in 1843 for its Dalkey extension; the London & Croydon in 1845; and the South Devon, and at St. Germain in France in 1847. It was a clever idea and provoked passionate champions (Charle Vignoles, William Cubbitt and I. K. Brunel) and opponents such as Stephenson. Even if the system failed as a railway, it led directly to the Post Office underground pneumatic railway in London and pneumatic message and cash tubes in offices and stores. In this work, first published in 1841, the younger of the two brothers describes the system and the Wormwood Scrub trials (with tables of runs, numbers of passengers, weights, maximum speeds etc), answers criticisms and describes safety and economic advantages and other matters. The first edition was published as representatives of the Dublin & Kingstown and the London & Croydon were looking at the Wormwood Scrubs demonstration, and this second edition in 1844 as proposals were launched for the London & Croydon extension to Portsmouth. After the failure of the system was finally accepted, the Samudas resumed their successful marine engineering and shipbuilding business.

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Stephenson (Robert) - Report on the Atmospheric Railway System,

Lot 14: Stephenson (Robert) - Report on the Atmospheric Railway System,

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Description: Stephenson (Robert) - Report on the Atmospheric Railway System, first edition , large folding table of experiments on velocity (one or two small tears at folds), 27 lithographed plates of graphs, later half morocco over old marbled boards, preserving part of old calf label, [Haskell 2653-54; Ottley 338], 4to, 1844. In 1844 the directors of the Chester & Holyhead, at the suggestion of the Samuda Brothers, instructed Stephenson, their engineer, to report on the newly constructed Kingstown & Dalkey atmospheric railway. Stephenson carried out a thorough investigation and these are his findings, based on numerous measurements, observations and comparisons with his own cable-hauled Euston - Camden Town and locomotive haulage. He calculated that in the most extreme examples the loss of power on the atmospheric system equated to 53% of the power created by a locomotive. He consequently advised the Chester & Holyhead directors against the system. Despite the strong objections the atmospheric system was adopted for the London & Croydon and by Brunel on the South Devon between Exeter and Newton Abbot, but in both cases quickly abandoned.

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Lot 15: [Mallet (Charles François)] - Report on the Railroad constructed from Kingstown to Dalkey, in Ireland, upon the Atmospheric System

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Description: [Mallet (Charles François)] - Report on the Railroad constructed from Kingstown to Dalkey, in Ireland, upon the Atmospheric System and upon the Application of this System to Railroads in General, first edition , 3 double-page engraved plates, illustrations , [1844] bound with Gill (Joseph) Sketch of a Novel Method of Applying the Atmospheric Pressure to Railways by means of Pneumatic Locomotive Engines, [1844], together 2 works in 1 vol., offprints from Weale's 'Quarterly Papers in Engineering' Part III, Eng. I & II, light foxing and soiling, modern cloth, [Ottley 1831 & 4312] § [Pim, Jun. (James) Letter to the Right Hon. the Earl of Ripon], lacking title, with 4 folding lithographed plates, 40pp. catalogue at end, modern cloth, [Haskell 1806; Ottley 324], [1841] § Jones (William) A Popular Sketch of the Various Proposed Systems of Atmospheric Railway, second printing, frontispiece, illustrations, light water-staining to lower margin, original cloth, [Haskell 2895; Ottley 342], recased, 1845; and 10 others on atmostpheric railways including some contemporary issues of periodicals especially The Railway Times, v.s . (13) Mallet's paper originally appeared in French in Annales des Ponts et Chaussées ; Gill's paper concerns a proposal to replace the leading piston carriage with a pneumatic locomotive. Pim, the treasurer of the Dublin & Kingstown Railway in the early 1840s, visited London at the time an extension was proposed to that railway, and was so impressed by Samuda's experiments in west London with the atmospheric system that he persuaded his directors to install the system between Kingstown and Dalkey. The Parliamentary process required proposals for new lines to be submitted to the Board of Trade for scrutiny and was only allowed to proceed if approved by the Board. Pim wrote this letter to Ripon as the then President of the Board to ensure that the Board was fully aware of the atmospheric system as a cheaper and safer system taking up less land and needing smaller bridges, tunnels, embankments and cuttings. The short extension was, in due course, approved and the line operated on the atmospheric system from 1843-55 using Samuda's "weather valve" to protect the leather valve.

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House of Commons. - Report from the Select Committee on Atmospheric Railways,

Lot 16: House of Commons. - Report from the Select Committee on Atmospheric Railways,

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Description: House of Commons. - Report from the Select Committee on Atmospheric Railways, some light browning, original blue printed wrappers, uncut, rubbed, spine worn, wrappers laid down and repaired, damp-staining to foot of rear wrapper, preserved in modern cloth drop-back box, [Not in Ottley], folio, 1845. Very rare . Short experimental lengths of line using Clegg and Samuda's system were laid in West London at Wormwood Scrubs and as part of the London & Croydon, Dublin & Kingstown and the South Devon Railway. Clegg and Samuda petitioned Parliament to appoint a Select Committee to examine the comparative merits of the atmospheric system and the numerous locomotive-hauled schemes then proposed. The Committee heard evidence from Brunel, Cubitt and Vignoles, engineers already engaged on three lines then being constructed, and Joseph Samuda, Joshua Field and Thomas Bergin (Secretary of the Dublin and Kingstown), who all supported the atmospheric system, and from Robert Stephenson, Thomas Bidder and Joseph Locke, who opposed its adoption. The Committee, whilst it would have preferred to see further legislation authorizing new lines suspended pending observation of the success or otherwise of the Devon & Cornwall and the Epsom & Croydon lines, recognized that delay was not a realistic alternative, so came down cautiously in favour of the atmospheric system. Its fear to go out on a limb with unqualified approval was soon to be proved justified and the use of atmospheric traction was virtually abandoned in 1848.

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Jones (William) - A Popular Sketch of the Various Proposed Systems of Atmospheric Railway,

Lot 17: Jones (William) - A Popular Sketch of the Various Proposed Systems of Atmospheric Railway,

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Description: Jones (William) - A Popular Sketch of the Various Proposed Systems of Atmospheric Railway, first edition , frontispiece, illustrations, frontispiece very lightly offset on title, original cloth, very slightly marked but a very good copy, preserved in modern cloth drop-back box, [Haskell 2895; Ottley 342], 12mo, 1845. The substance of a series of lectures on the atmospheric railway delivered in February 1845 with additions and corrections. It was published shortly after the publication, in April 1845, of the Parliamentary Select Committee whose report is included as an Appendix (at pp. 101 - 108). Whilst the Committee expressed "a strong opinion in favour of the general merits of the system" it concluded that "experience can alone determine the preference to either system" i.e.locomotive traction or atmospheric propulsion. Jones had no such doubts and was convinced that "all apparent defects will readily be remedied by practice and experience".

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Maus (H.) and Alf.Belpaire. - Rapport...sur le Chemin de Fer Atmostphérique de Kingstown a Dalkey,

Lot 18: Maus (H.) and Alf.Belpaire. - Rapport...sur le Chemin de Fer Atmostphérique de Kingstown a Dalkey,

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Description: Maus (H.) and Alf.Belpaire. - Rapport...sur le Chemin de Fer Atmostphérique de Kingstown a Dalkey, signed presentation copy from Maus inscribed at head of title (partly erased), stitched in original printed wrappers, uncut, a little soiled, spine frayed, preserved in modern cloth portfolio, 8vo, Brussels, 1846. The Kingstown to Dalkey was, perhaps, the most successful of the atmospheric railways and attracted considerable international interest. This rare report by two Belgian engineers' for the Ministry of Public Works in Brussels' compares the atmospheric railway with a cable-hauled rather than a locomotive-powered system. After exhaustive enquiries and experiments into speed and power, the effect of distance between pumps and tube, construction of tubes and valves and a comparison with the cable-hauled railway at Liège they recommended against the atmospheric railway.

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Lot 19: Auction Catalogues.- - A small collection of railwayana auction catalogues,

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Description: Auction Catalogues.- - A small collection of railwayana auction catalogues, including the Henri Petiet, Sir William McAlpine, Coluzzi, Salem and Sheppard collections, most original wrappers, v.s. , v.d. ( c.25)

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Lot 20: Back Track: Recording Britain's Railway History,

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Description: Back Track: Recording Britain's Railway History, vol.1-25 including Introductory Issue and Index vol.1-20 in 31 only (lacking only vol.25 no.9) and Special Issues 1 & 2, illustrations, many colour, vol.1-24 bound in green cloth with original pictorial wrappers bound in, vol.25 and Special Issues loose in original wrappers, 4to, Truro and York, 1987-2011. (33) An almost complete run to date and including the scarce Introductory Issue which was not on general sale. The Special Issues concern the LMS and the LNER respectively.

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Badnall (Richard) - A Treatise on Railway Improvements...,

Lot 21: Badnall (Richard) - A Treatise on Railway Improvements...,

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Description: Badnall (Richard) - A Treatise on Railway Improvements..., first edition, presentation copy from the author to his brother inscribed at head of half-title, illustrations and diagrams, advertisement leaf at end, spotted, modern half calf, spine gilt with red morocco label, uncut, [Haskell 147; Ottley 289; Not in Skempton], 8vo, 1833. Concerned with construction of railways and the problems of inclined planes, friction on rails etc.

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Baker (Edward) - A Handbook to various Publications, Documents, and Charts connected with the

Lot 22: Baker (Edward) - A Handbook to various Publications, Documents, and Charts connected with the

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Description: Baker (Edward) - A Handbook to various Publications, Documents, and Charts connected with the Rise and Development of the Railway System , 2 vol. in 1 including Supplement, first edition , advertisement leaf printed on blue paper bound in at beginning, original pictorial brown cloth, gilt, original printed brown or blue wrappers bound in, a little rubbed, corners bumped, [Ottley 48], Birmingham, 1893; and another copy in green cloth (with 2 carriages on upper cover), Baker's catalogue No.23 'Railroadiana' and 2 Norman Kerr catalogues, 12mo & 8vo (5) Scarce and important early bookseller's catalogue, rarely found in this condition and including the flyer advertising the Handbook and Supplement. It gives a wealth of information with descriptions of several early Bradshaws.

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Lot 23: Barman (Christian) - An Introduction to Railway Architecture,

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Description: Barman (Christian) - An Introduction to Railway Architecture, bookplate of Paul Edwards, 1950 § Meeks (Carroll L.V.) The Railroad Station, reprint, Secaucus, N.J., 1978 Biddle (Gordon) Victorian Stations, 1973; Britain's Historic Railway Buildings, 2003 § Minnis (John) Britain's Lost Railways, 2011 § Binney (Marcus) Architecture of Rail: The Way Ahead, 1995; Great Railway Stations of Europe, 1984 § Parissien (S.) Station to Station, 1997, illustrations, original cloth or boards with dust-jackets, the first two slightly rubbed, the first also faded ; and c.40 others on railway stations and architecture, some pamphlets, v.s. (c.50)

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Jun. The Locomotive Engine illustrated on stone, second edition

Lot 24: Jun. The Locomotive Engine illustrated on stone, second edition

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Description: Jun. The Locomotive Engine illustrated on stone, second edition Jun. (James) The Locomotive Engine illustrated on stone, second edition, 4 double-page lithographed plates by Basire, a little foxed, all sheets mounted on linen stubs, small marginal tear to title and tear to central fold of first plate repaired, bookplate of J.J.Haut, modern half calf preserving part of original upper wrapper with lithographed cartouche incorporating title on upper cover, [Haskell 2346; Ottley 2937], folio, George Herbert, 1844. Extremely scarce work, first published in 1843. The plates depict elevations and sections of Hurricane , a 2-2-2 standard gauge locomotive, and are technically accurate as well as very decorative. Both Ottley and Haskell mention only this edition; COPAC lists only one copy of this second edition (British Library) and two of the first edition (Oxford and Cambridge). Only one copy, a first edition, appears to have sold at auction, for $145.60 in 1965.

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Belcher (Henry) - Illustrations of the Scenery on the Line of the Whitby and Pickering Railway...,

Lot 25: Belcher (Henry) - Illustrations of the Scenery on the Line of the Whitby and Pickering Railway...,

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Description: Belcher (Henry) - Illustrations of the Scenery on the Line of the Whitby and Pickering Railway..., additional engraved vignette title and engraved plates after G.Dodgson, errata slip at end, light foxing, original cloth, rebacked, new endpapers, modern cloth slip-case, [Haskell 478; Ottley 7085; Skempton 393], 1836 § Normington (Thomas) The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, plates, errata slip, original cloth, spine faded, [Ottley 6184], Manchester, 1898 § Jefferson (J.C.) & J.T.Pullon. A Description of the Proposed Elevated Single Rail Railway to Roundhay Park, 23pp., folding chromolithographed plate, original printed wrappers, name in ink at head, frayed and repaired, spine reinforced, Leeds, 1887, first editions , a little rubbed ; and 2 others on the Whitby & Pickering Railway, 8vo & small 4to (5)

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Bermuda Railway.- - A unique and important collection of Bermuda Railway memorabilia,

Lot 26: Bermuda Railway.- - A unique and important collection of Bermuda Railway memorabilia,

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Description: Bermuda Railway.- - A unique and important collection of Bermuda Railway memorabilia, collected by Gladys Eva Kitchen, wife of Harold Jennings Kitchen who was Chief Engineer for the short-lived Bermuda Railway. The collection mainly comprises: 1. Seven issues of The Bermuda Railway Magazine for September, October, November and December 1932; February, March and April 1933. The first three numbers each bear the signature 'H.J.Kitchen' at the top of the front wrapper and the December issue lacks wrappers. All bear evidence of the original staples, now removed and replaced by stitching and still show some age marking. 2. Recent enlarged prints of photos of GEK at the controls of the last train in 1947 and HJK & GEK and Driver Virgil with hand propelled inspection trolley. 3. A coloured postcard (c. 1938) titled Bermuda's Transportation showing a mixed 1st / 2nd class carriage on Front Street, Hamilton, in front of the Cabinet Building and two modern maps. 4. A small photograph album (110 x 157mm.) with limp brown leather wrappers tied with leather cord and stamped "Alaska" and a totem monument with 16 thick black leaves bearing 15 photographs with brief notes taken Sunday July 6th 1947 on a trip forming part of the final dismantling of the line plus one (faded) colour photo of a 7 carriage train in Front Street, Hamilton in April 1943. 5. Two public timetables - Somerset to St. George's and St. George's to Somerset - both effective from 7thDecember, 1936, 430 x 355 mm., printed on orange paper. The Somerset to St. George's table only includes a map showing the route of the railway on the reverse and both bear several advertisements (none of which are duplicated on the other). The whole journey took about 1h 50m. The layout of the adverts on the reverse suggests that they were intended to be folded to fit into a pocket or handbag. Both have been cleaned and repaired. 6. GEK's sketch book (275 x 185 mm.), blue wrappers recently sewn, the 28 pages mixed black brown & blue, loosely inserted into simulated leather aquamarine, edge stitched wrap with picture of stern of [18thc.] ship . Upper wrapper with original illustration and mounted title Folk I have Met with GEK's name in full on additional mount, with list of the characters portrayed on verso under 3 headings: 1930 London, 1931 and 1932 Bermuda with a list of 21 cartoons (all present but not in the order listed); 2 further cartoons dated 1935 and 1947 are also inserted. The subtitle suggests that the drawings were from memory; several are autographed by the subect, most include a depiction of GEK and almost all a dedicatory comment by the subject. She did not get on with F.R. Stemp, the general manager of the Railway, ("Women on a railway are a damned nuisance"), did not flatter the Chief of Police, Major Bettington (with the way she showed his left hand as if held out for a backhander) or Mr. Curtis, the Railway's Chief Accountant (who refused to be interviewed) but she appears to have been treated with unfailing courtesy by diplomats (Mr. Clay, acting Colonial Secretary) and publishers (Mr. Rice of John Murray's). 7. GEK's scrap book now preserved in a blue cloth covered 4-hole post binder with a title label 'Gladys Eva Kitchen / Bermuda / 1932 - 1937' pasted on spine. 437 x 340 x 70 mm. The original front wrapper and 120 pp displayed in 61 individual melinex pockets. Bottom outer corners of the first seven leaves missing with some losses and, despite sizing, the scrap book pages and some insertions are fragile. The contents include many original drawings for The Bermuda Railway Magazine , contributions (e.g. a letter dated 4/8/32 with a poem by Lord Carew which was published in the September 1932 issue of the magazine), linocut designs and pulls, newspaper cuttings, invitations and acceptances, letters fom well wishers and others from whom GEK had sought help and what we would now call "sponsorship" (e.g. The Parsons Oil Engine Co. Ltd.), the manuscript composition of The Bermuda Railway Song written by Sydney Schiff (a cartoon of whom is in the sketch book), letter from London sympathising with GEK over interference by F. R. Stemp with the Magazine, a collection of cuttings on and transcript of a then recently discovered story about Christ by Charles Dickens, Annual Reports of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. 8. A varied collection of photographs, newspaper cuttings, articles etc relating to The Bermuda Railway, in ring binder and large scrap album. Several items bear the rubber stamp of Wm. H.J. Kitchen (son of H.J. Kitchen) and some his manuscript notes. Alongside a tourist map [c. 1933], time-tables (09/1945 and 09/1946), a single issue of the April 1933 Bermuda Railway Magazine, of which Mrs. Kitchen was the editor, a letter dated 23rd March 1961 by The Drewry Car Company Ltd to a Mr. Robertson of W.H.Miner Inc, an American company concerned with railroads, which sets out details of the original rolling stock and was accompanied by prints of two ¾ inch to 1 foot plans - 1st class trailer cars drawing 16712 and composite motor cars drawing 16711. The collection also includes press cuttings, photographs two postcards and some photographs relating to the final sale of the track and rolling stock to British Guiana and an article which appeared in The Canadian Rail Digest [1962]. 9. A small collection of postcards of Bermuda (including several of Bermuda Railway interest) and Railway Trail Guides. 10. Pettit (Anthony) Souvenir Catalogue for the Millennium, original pictorial wrappers, Bermuda, 1999 + supplement. 11. Raine (David F.) "Rattle and Shake": The Story of the Bermuda Railway, signed presentation copy from the author, maps and illustrations, original cloth, Bermuda [ ], 1992; and the wrappered edition of the same. 12. Pomeroy (Colin A.) The Bermuda Railway: Gone - But Not Forgotten, illustrations, original wrappers, [Bermuda] , 1993 [x2]. The railway officially opened on the 31st of October 1931; by 1947 services had ceased; in 1948 it was taken up and the track and rolling stock was shipped to British Guiana. Gladys Eva Kitchen, obviously a loyal colonial wife, thought she could best help the struggling railway by promoting and publishing the Bermuda Railway Magazine ; t he first two issues, July and August 1932 were 'mimeographed'; the third and subsequent issues were printed and published by The Mid-Ocean and later The Bermuda Press. Gladys remained the editor throughout its brief life of 12 or so issues. At first the cover price was 1/- but even a 50% reduction from the May 1933 issue to 6d failed to save the magazine and the last issue was that of June 1933. She was a talented cartoonist and an energetic letter writer, as shown by her sketch and scrap books which form part of this collection.

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Lot 27: Betjeman (John) - First and Last Loves,

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Description: Betjeman (John) - First and Last Loves, folding plate, illustrations and dust-jacket by John Piper, 1952; London's Historic Railway Stations Photographed by John Gay, 1972 § Smithson (Alison & Peter) The Euston Arch and the Growth of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway, 1968 § Simmons (Jack) St Pancras Station, 1968 § Hunter (M.) & Robert Thorne, editors. Change at King's Cross, 1990 § Stamp (Gavin) The Changing Metropolis: Earliest Photographs of London 1839-1879, 1984, first editions , plates and illustrations, original cloth or boards with dust-jackets, the first slightly soiled and frayed at edges ; and 12 others on London stations, some pamphlets, v.s. (18) The first includes a chapter on London railway stations; the second is an architectural record of old Euston station and a protest against its destruction (eloquently supported by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner in his Foreword).

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Blackmore (John) and J.W.Carmichael. - Views on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway,

Lot 28: Blackmore (John) and J.W.Carmichael. - Views on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway,

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Description: Blackmore (John) and J.W.Carmichael. - Views on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, first edition, large paper copy with plates in proof state , additional engraved vignette title and 23 plates after J.W.Carmichael, all proofs before letters printed on india paper and mounted, tissue guards, both titles foxed, some other light foxing, mostly to plate mounts and guards, half blue morocco, g.e., slightly rubbed and marked, recased, morocco spine and corners renewed, new endpapers, [Haskell 1237; Ottley 7096; Skempton 98], folio, Newcastle, Carlisle & London, 1839. Originally published in parts from 1836-38. The Newcastle and Carlisle was the first railway across England. The plates illustrate the major engineering works on the line including the Scotswood and Warden bridges with their stone piers and timber superstructures designed by Blackmore, who wrote the descriptions of the plates. Carmichael was a local topographical artist.

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A Treatise on the Steam Engine in its Application to Mines, Mills

Lot 29: A Treatise on the Steam Engine in its Application to Mines, Mills

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Description: A Treatise on the Steam Engine in its Application to Mines, Mills (John, editor ) A Treatise on the Steam Engine in its Application to Mines, Mills, Steam Navigation, and Railways , second edition, 30 engraved plates, 9 folding, wood-engraved illustrations, frontispiece torn and repaired, original blind-stamped cloth, rubbed, slight wear to blind-stamped locomotive on upper cover (repaired), recased, new endpapers, 4to, 1847.

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Brees (Samuel Charles) - Railway Practice.

Lot 30: Brees (Samuel Charles) - Railway Practice.

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Description: Brees (Samuel Charles) - Railway Practice. First [-Fourth] Series, 4 vol., tinted lithographed frontispiece in vol.1 (North Church Tunnel, L & B) and engraved frontispiece in vol.2 (Brunel's bridge at Maidenhead), both after Brees and double-page, list of subscribers, 77 lithographed plates and 198 engraved plates, all double-page and many also folding, vol.4 with signature of G.A.Nokes (aka G.A.Sekon) at head of title and with 4 sheets of a draft article in his hand on 'Railway Magazine' notepaper loosely inserted, and a few plates hand-coloured, light foxing, vol.4 with some soiling and water-staining, vol.1-3 original cloth, rubbed, rebacked and recornered, vol.4 later cloth, 1837-47; Appendix to Railway Practice , containing a copious Abstract of the whole of the Evidence given upon the London and Birmingham, and Great Western Railway Bills to which is added a Glossary of Technical Terms, 6 engraved plates, 3 double-page or folding, errata leaf, publisher's catalogue bound in at beginning, a little spotted, a few leaves torn at fore-edge and repaired, original cloth, worn at edges, rebacked preserving old spine, 1839, together 5 vol., first editions , [Haskell 764-766, 3673; Ottley 2554; Skempton 131, 133 & 134], 4to Scarce complete set , one of the foremost sources of contemporary information on the civil engineering issues relating to early railways and rolling stock. The First Series mostly concerns the London & Birmingham Railway; the Second includes aspects of the Great Western, the London & Croydon, and specifications and contracts for works on the Birmingham & Gloucester; the Third and Fourth are mostly devoted to French railways.

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Brees (Samuel Charles) - Railway Practice.

Lot 31: Brees (Samuel Charles) - Railway Practice.

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Description: Brees (Samuel Charles) - Railway Practice. A Collection of Working Plans and Practical Details of Construction in the Public of the Most Celebrated Engineers, first edition , double-page tinted lithographed frontispiece of North Church Tunnel, London & Birmingham Railway after Brees, list of subscribers, 77 hand-coloured double-page lithographed plates mounted on stubs, some also folding, one becoming loose, frontispiece lightly spotted and soiled and shaved at foot affecting caption, some other light spotting or soiling, contemporary half morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g., a little rubbed, [Haskell 764; Ottley 2554; Skempton 131], 4to, 1837. Issued with coloured or plain plates, this is the rarer coloured version . The first of four series (but complete in itself) this mainly covers the construction of the London & Birmingham Railway but also includes items on the Great Western, London & Greenwich, Midland Counties, North Union, Leeds & Selby, Grand Junction and Slamannan Railways and the Lancaster Canal. The final 12 plates of designs by Brees of bridges, arches, tunnels etc. incorporate many different architectural styles (egyptian, gothic, classical etc.); these were dropped from later editions.

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Lot 32: British Railway Journal,

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Description: British Railway Journal, no.1-77 in 12 and 6 Special Issues (GWR 2 vol, LMS, L & B, GER & NER), illustrations, no.1-73 bound in modern green cloth with indices and original wrappers bound in, no.74-77 and special issues in original pictorial wrappers, Upper Bucklebury & Didcot, 1983-[2013] § Railway Archive, No.1-23, illustrations, original pictorial wrappers, Lydney, 2002-2009; and a box of 20 odd issues of Locomotives Illustrated and Trains Illustrated (mostly GWR interest) from 1975-1990, 4to (c.60)

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Brunel (Marc Isambard & Isambard Kingdom).- - Description of the Wrought-Iron Tubular Suspension Bridge on the South Wales Railway,

Lot 33: Brunel (Marc Isambard & Isambard Kingdom).- - Description of the Wrought-Iron Tubular Suspension Bridge on the South Wales Railway,

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Description: Brunel (Marc Isambard & Isambard Kingdom).- - Description of the Wrought-Iron Tubular Suspension Bridge on the South Wales Railway, over the River Wye, at Chepstow; from the Designs of I.K.Brunel Constructed by Edward Finch, Bridge Works, Chepstow, folding wood-engraved frontispiece (lightly spotted), original printed green wrappers, old signature at head, spotted and with small tears repaired, loose in modern cloth folder, [Ottley 9659], 1856 § Beamish (Richard) Memoir of the Life of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, engraved portrait (lightly spotted), 1862 § Brunel (Isambard) The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer, one or two leaves becoming loose, hinges weak, 1870 § Lampe (David) The Tunnel, 1963 § Noble (Celia Brunel) The Brunels: Father and Son, 1938 § Rolt (L.T.C.) Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1957 § Pugsley (S ir Alfred, editor ) The Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel: An Engineering Appreciation, Bristol, 1976, first editions , plates and illustrations, all but the first original cloth or boards, the second rebacked preserving original spine, the last four with dust-jackets, some rubbed ; and c.45 others on the Brunels and their work (mostly Isambard Kingdom Brunel), some pamphlets, 8vo & 4to (c.50)

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Buckle (Claude H.) and Kenneth Steel. - [Railway Architecture Series],

Lot 34: Buckle (Claude H.) and Kenneth Steel. - [Railway Architecture Series],

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Description: Buckle (Claude H.) and Kenneth Steel. - [Railway Architecture Series], the set of 16 colour plates by Claude H.Buckle and Kenneth Steel (8 by each), c.250 x 630mm., all mounted on guards, a few with minor marginal tears or creases (repaired), modern cloth, [Ottley 2688, mistakenly calling for only 15 plates], narrow oblong folio, [British Railways, London Midland Region], [1951]. Scarce set of prints commissioned by George Dow, intended to be displayed in railway carriages below the luggage racks . In a note in Railway Collectors' Journal no.110 p.991 of June 2001, Greg Norden states that he believes "(but has no written evidence) that the stock of the Monsal Dale print was completely used up in the stores (i.e. they put all of the stock that had been printed of this subject in the carriages themselves). Therefore few in good condition survived afterwards. I suspect that this is the reason for some prints being very scarce ". The example in this set was the last of the 16 prints to be obtained and was found, after a long search, only through the good offices of Greg Norden. Its height (at 247 mm) is 5mm less than the others and its overall greenish hue suggests that it may have been affected by exposure to light. This may also explain why Ottley incorrectly calls for 15 plates. As far as we know no complete bound set has ever been offered at auction.

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Burgess (H.G.) - [Centenary of Railways 1825-1925]

Lot 35: Burgess (H.G.) - [Centenary of Railways 1825-1925]

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Description: Burgess (H.G.) - [Centenary of Railways 1825-1925] Historical Sketch showing the evolution of the London Midland and Scottish Railway, with a track mileage of upwards of 20,000 miles, from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, with a track of 31½ miles, [2 copies], one in de luxe binding of original morocco-backed pictorial vellum, gilt , the other original wrappers, 1925 § Punch, vol.CLXVIII: Railway Centenary, original wrappers, 1925 § Northern Echo (The). Railway Centenary Supplement 1825-1925, browned, later cloth, wrappers bound in, Darlington, 1925 § Railway Gazette (The). Special British Railway Centenary Number, original wrappers, Glasgow, 1925, plates and illustrations, most a little rubbed ; and 9 others, centenary items , v.s. (14)

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Bury (Thomas Talbot) - Six Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway

Lot 36: Bury (Thomas Talbot) - Six Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway

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Description: Bury (Thomas Talbot) - Six Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway [and] Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, Parts I & II, early issue with most plates in first state (plates I, VI & XIII in second: 'The Tunnel' with wagon and hauling ropes but wagon altered by hand into locomotive; title 'Entrance into Manchester across Water-Street' rather than "Bridge Street; title altered to 'Taking in Water at Parkside'), 13 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates by S.G.Hughes and H.Pyall after Bury including the plate of rolling stock at the end of Part I, 1831; Six Coloured Views on the London and Birmingham Railway , Part I [all published], 6 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates by J.Harris and others after Bury, 1837, together 3 parts, first editions , some light marginal spotting or soiling, final part a little browned, original pale brown or pale green printed wrappers, uncut, resewn, a little spotted and soiled, Part II of the first stained and with tears and defects repaired, others reinforced at edges where a little frayed, together in modern dark blue morocco drop-back box, [cf.Abbey Life 400-401; Dendy Marshall p.127-133; Haskell 6,8 & 769; Ottley 6420, L & M only; Ray 45, L & M only; Skempton 211, L & M only; Tooley 120-122, most later editions], 4to, Ackermann A good set including the particularly scarce part on the London & Birmingham railway, "one of the rarest of English colour plate books". Tooley Whilst Bury's Liverpool & Manchester was completed as intended, and was also published in Spanish and Italian versions, only the first part of his London and Birmingham was published. Ackermann had persisted with aquatints for many years but finally realized that aquatint illustration could not compete with the much greater detail, or the monumental size, of Bourne's work with its more naturalistic lithographs.

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Lot 37: Bury (Thomas Talbot) - Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway,

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Description: Bury (Thomas Talbot) - Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, number 171 of 250 facsimile reprints, colour plates, original pictorial crimson morocco, gilt, g.e., cloth slip-case, Oldham, 1977 § Hill (David Octavius) Views of the Opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway, number 59 of 250 facsimile reprints signed by the publisher and printer, plates, original rexine-backed boards, gilt, cloth slip-case, Towie Barclay Castle , 1981; and 5 others including facsimiles of Bourne's L & B and GWR and Tait's Manchester & Leeds volumes, 4to & folio (7)

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Butterworth (Edwin) and A.F.Tait. - Views on the Manchester & Leeds Railway,

Lot 38: Butterworth (Edwin) and A.F.Tait. - Views on the Manchester & Leeds Railway,

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Description: Butterworth (Edwin) and A.F.Tait. - Views on the Manchester & Leeds Railway, first edition , additional tinted lithographed vignette title and 19 fine tinted lithographed plates by A.F.Tait, paper guards, most with marginal foxing, text and guards a little soiled and frayed at edges (repaired), additional title amd a few other plates loose, original cloth with arms of the Manchester and Leeds Railway in gilt on upper cover, a little rubbed and marked, corners bumped, recased, preserved in modern cloth slip-case, [Abbey, Life 411; Haskell 3088; Ottley 6197], folio, London and Manchester, 1845. The line was authorized in 1836 and opened in stages, from Manchester to Normanton, between July 1839 and March 1841. George Stephenson was the engineer, but Thomas Gooch, brother of Daniel Gooch, as joint principal engineer, actually planned and was in day to day charge of the work. Following later extensions and several absorbtions the Manchester & Leeds became the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway in 1847. The M & L was the first line to cross the Pennines and its Summit Tunnel at Littleborough, 289½ yards long, became the then longest tunnel in Great Britain. Tait's views may lack the brightness and detail of Bourne's London & Birmingham and GWR volumes but show the railway in its urban and rural settings and vividly record the difficult terrain through which the M & L was constructed. The work is rarely found complete or in good condition due to the deterioration of the gutta percha binding.

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Lot 39: Caledonian Railway. - [Proceedings before the Railway Commissioners],

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Description: Caledonian Railway. - [Proceedings before the Railway Commissioners], A bound volume of material concerning North British Running Power Trains on Scottish Central and Scottish North Eastern Railways via Tay Bridge, contemporary roan, rubbed, 1878 § Geddie (John) Souvenir of the Opening of the North British Station Hotel Edinburgh 15th October 1902, Edinburgh, [c.1902] § Reid (George) and W.Ferguson. Twelve Sketches of Scenery & Antiquities on the line of the Great North of Scotland Railway, Edinburgh, 1933 § Barclay-Harvey ( Sir Malcolm) A History of the Great North of Scotland Railway, 1940 § Thomas (John) The North British Railway, 2 vol., Newton Abbot, 1969-75, some plates and illustrations, all but the first original cloth or boards, the last two with dust-jackets, some spines faded or browned, some rubbed ; and 16 others on Scotland and Scottish railways, v.s. (22)

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Chaix (Napoléon) - Atlas des Chemins de Fer,

Lot 40: Chaix (Napoléon) - Atlas des Chemins de Fer,

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Description: Chaix (Napoléon) - Atlas des Chemins de Fer, title with small wood-engraved vignette of an early locomotive, 17 double-page hand-coloured lithographed maps mounted on stubs, gilt-stamped red index tabs at fore-edge (not bound in order of list of maps), some very light browning but generally clean and bright, map of Environs de Paris with unobtrusive tear neatly repaired, endpapers and first and last few leaves repaired at corners, original morocco-backed red cloth, gilt, with brass cornerpieces, slightly rubbed, gouge to lower cover, spine repaired at foot, recased, preserved in modern cloth drop-back box, large folio, Paris, 1862. Rare atlas of railways across the world, covering mostly Europe (including Russia and a plan of Paris) but also America and Algeria.

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Chalmers (James) - The Channel Railway, connecting England & France,

Lot 41: Chalmers (James) - The Channel Railway, connecting England & France,

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Description: Chalmers (James) - The Channel Railway, connecting England & France, first edition, lithographed title with vignette of tunnel, lithographed map and plate, both folding, advertisement leaf at end, occasional light spotting, plates torn and neatly repaired, original cloth, rubbed, corners and spine ends a little worn, recased, [Ottley 1933], E. & F.N.Spon, 1861; and a folding prospectus for the work containing calculations of possible revenue and cost by the author (with a few small holes), 8vo & 4to (2) Serious proposals for a fixed cross-Channel communication were first broached at the end of the 18th century but were deferred because of the Napoleonic wars. Several different proposals were made throughout the remainder of the 19th century for tunnels, submerged tubes, an isthmus made up of concrete blocks and a train ferry. Chalmers' childhood home was "at the end of 'the great tubular bridge of Canada'" the construction of which he was able to observe. Influenced by this, he conceived "the idea of a Submarine Tunnel at the Straits of Dover" and in this book describes and illustrates his first proposal, which was a single-tubed tunnel with with two tracks and three ventilation shafts to be laid on the sea floor and protected by an overlaying embankment.

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Chalmers (James) - The Channel Railway connecting England and France,

Lot 42: Chalmers (James) - The Channel Railway connecting England and France,

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Description: Chalmers (James) - The Channel Railway connecting England and France, second edition, folding lithographed plate, old ink signature at head of title, bookplate of Paul Edwards, original blue printed wrappers, spine a little worn and repaired, preserved in modern cloth slip-case, [Ottley 1933], 8vo , 1867. Revised proposal for a twin-tubed tunnel with three ventilation shafts to be laid in 400 ft lengths on the sea floor and protected by an overlaying embankment. It was a more feasible scheme than others being proposed at the time and a considerable advance on the single-tunnel dual track described in the first edition (see previous lot).

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Julian John Rèvy. Channel Railway. Description of a Proposed Cast-Iron Tube...

Lot 43: Julian John Rèvy. Channel Railway. Description of a Proposed Cast-Iron Tube...

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Description: Julian John Rèvy. Channel Railway. Description of a Proposed Cast-Iron Tube... Julian John Rèvy. Channel Railway. Description of a Proposed Cast-Iron Tube for Carrying a Railway across the Channel between the Coasts of England and France, first edition , large folding lithographed plate signed by the engineers/authors at foot (torn at folds and laid down), original printed wrappers, presentation inscription "Robert Mallett Esq. FRS from Mr. Bateman" in ink at head of upper wrapper, rubbed and soiled, resewn and spine reinforced, [Ottley 1934], Vacher & Sons, 1869; with an offprint of an address 'On the Subway to France' given to the Royal Institution by Bateman in March 1870, 8vo (2) Proposal for a submerged cast-iron tube containing a single track, to be constructed on the bed of the Channel inside a submerged bell that would be propelled forward as each section was completed. The trains were to be propelled by pneumatic pressure to reduce the ventilation problems.

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Channel Tunnel Company. - The Channel Tunnel: or, submarine Railway between England and France,

Lot 44: Channel Tunnel Company. - The Channel Tunnel: or, submarine Railway between England and France,

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Description: Channel Tunnel Company. - The Channel Tunnel: or, submarine Railway between England and France, folding lithographed plan after John Hawkshaw, James Brunlees and Thomé de Gamond, original printed wrappers, slightly browned, 1874 § [Watkin ( Sir Edwin)] Channel Tunnel. Minutes, Correspondence, and Chairman's Observations, original cloth-backed wrappers , March 1875 § Houses of Parliament. Correspondence respecting the Proposed Channel Tunnel and Railway, lacking final few leaves of text after p.72 (Report of proceedings in National Assembly respecting Channel Tunnel Projet de Loi; Proclamation of Law sanctioning Submarine Railway), 2 folding chromolithographed geological cross-sections and folding map, 2 folding hand-coloured lithographed maps, the latter spotted and soiled, one creased and laid down, title soiled, modern cloth, 1875 § Bishop (P.J.) The Channel Railway: Tube or Tunnel; the advantages considered of constructing and laying a submarine tube , original limp cloth, gilt, initials in ink on title and upper cover, slighl cockling, [Ottley 1943], 1876, 8vo & folio (4) Various proposals from the mid-1870s. The Channel Tunnel Company proposed a route between St. Margaret's Bay and La Chaussée (south of Calais and near Sangatte). Following the end of the Franco-Prussian war, discussion resumed on the proposal for a tunnel and Gladstone's government encouraged the project. The first report describes Hawkshaw's proposals, which were supported on the French side by de Gamond, who had been working on his Tunnel proposals for several years. The Channel Tunnel Company that had obtained statutory authority in 1875 to proceed with trial works had been unable to obtain the capital it needed to proceed with the works. Sir Edwin Watkin, chairman of the South Eastern and Metropolitan railway companies decided that the South Eastern should become involved to progress his dream of a railway from Manchester to the Continent. The papers in the second item throw a fascinating light on the jostling for position between the various interests, the relationships with the French railways and banks and how Watkin, who was desperate to secure that the main connection to the Tunnel using the SER rather than the Chatham route, worked to secure the backing of his board to regain for the SER the position of influence it formerly enjoyed.

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Lot 45: Railway Company, Limited . Memorandum of Association

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Description: Railway Company, Limited . Memorandum of Association Railway Company, Limited . Memorandum of Association , original cloth-backed wrappers, a little soiled and stained, [1881]; Channel Tunnel. Report of a Meeting of the Members held on Friday, the 20th January, 1882, modern cloth, 1882 § Dawkins (Prof. Boyd) The Channel Tunnel, modern cloth, original wrappers bound in, [Ottley 1954], Salford, 1882 § Hawkshaw (J.Clarke) The Channel Tunnel. A Paper read before the Mechanical Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science , 2 large folding lithographed plates, small tears at folds repaired, original cloth-backed wrappers, [Ottley 1957], 1882, some spotting and soiling ; and 4 others of the 1880s concerning the Channel Tunnel, v.s. (8)

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House of Commons. - Report from the Joint Select Committee of

Lot 46: House of Commons. - Report from the Joint Select Committee of

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Description: House of Commons. - Report from the Joint Select Committee of Lords and the House of Commons on the Channel Tunnel, folding lithographed plate, lightly browned, contemporary half roan, rubbed, head of spine worn, 1883. Work on the tunnel had commenced in France and England following the passing of authorizing legislation by both countries in 1875. English public opinion swung against the scheme owing to fears of an invasion through the Tunnel stirred up by military and naval influence. The Board of Trade ordered a halt to all operations on the English end in April 1882. In May 1882 the Allson technical commission reported to Parliament that it might be difficult to prevent enemy use of the Tunnel. In July The Submarine Continental Railway Company, chaired by Sir Edward Watkin, ceased work at the Dover end leaving the French not knowing how they stood. Both the British Channel Tunnel companies needed to apply to Parliament in 1883 for renewal of their powers. In all this uncertainty, the Joint Select Committee comprising five members of each House was appointed to examine and report on the whole question as to whether there should be a Tunnel and, if so, on what terms. The Committee was equally divided on three of the draft reports prepared for it so that the rule that the negative prevails where there is an equality of votes applied and the recommendation was therefore against authorization of a tunnel. Witnesses included Sir Edward Watkin, Sir Frederick Bramwell (consulting engineer to the Channel Tunnel Co) and Lord Richard Grosvenor (its Chairman), Sir John Hawkshaw (its engineer), James Allport ( Gen. Manager of the Midland Railway), James Forbes (London, Chatham & Dover Rly), the engineer John Fowler, H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge and other military officers and Board of Trade inspectors.

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and Railway Company Ltd. Pont sur la Manche

Lot 47: and Railway Company Ltd. Pont sur la Manche

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Description: and Railway Company Ltd. Pont sur la Manche and Railway Company Ltd. (The) Pont sur la Manche. Mémoire [ & Second] Justificatif de la Demande en Concession déposée avec les pièces à l'appui au Ministère des Travaux Publics, 2 vol., vol.1 with double-page heliogravure frontispice of the proposed bridge, vol.2 with 4 folding lithographed plans and a cross-section, most chromolithographed, original printed wrappers, rubbed and frayed at edges, repaired, the second laid down, preserved together in modern card portfolio, 1890-91; Le Pont sur la Manche. Exposé Complet de la Question , double-page heliogravure map with view below, chromolithographed folding plan with cross-section and 11 lithographed plates, most folding, text browned, contemporary half calf-backed marbled boards, rubbed, rebacked in morocco preserving old spine, [Ottley 1980], 1892, first editions , 4to & 8vo, Paris (3) The first proposal for a bridge emerged in 1857 but it attracted little support and the majority of the attempts to get matters moving thereafter were based on tunnels dug through or tubes to be laid on the sea bed. The major exception to this pattern of proposals was by The Channel Bridge and Railway Company which had its registered office in London and its administrative office in Paris. It proposed a bridge designed by Sir John Fowler and Benjamin Baker, who had designed the Forth Bridge which was then nearing completion. The French text analyses the need for a fixed link, traces the history of the bridge proposal and refutes a variety of objections. It explains the technical proposals and forecasts the returns with forecasts of possible traffic, tariffs and receipts. The first volume constituted the preliminary submission and was followed in 1892 by a more detailed proposal which regarded the possible routes and describes the hydrographic and geological features of the relevant areas of the Channel, as well as dealing specifically with the two undersea peaks (Varne and Colbert) in the middle of the Channel. The Éxposé summarises the final details and specified a bridge that would carry two railway lines providing a navigable clearance for ships of 177 feet (54m.) above the high water mark and was to be 24 miles (38.6 km) long running between South Foreland and a point between Sangatte and Cap Blanc Nez and comprising 73 spans suppported by 72 piers (as compared with 340 and 121 piers respectively proposed in earlier proposals in 1870 and 1889. The proposals came to nothing. The three related items are rarely found together.

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and Railway Company Ltd. Pont sur la Manche

Lot 48: and Railway Company Ltd. Pont sur la Manche

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Description: and Railway Company Ltd. Pont sur la Manche and Railway Company Ltd. (The) Pont sur la Manche. Mémoire Justificatif de la Demande en Concession déposée avec les pièces à l'appui au Ministère des Travaux Publics, first edition , double-page heliogravure frontispice of the proposed bridge, some light marginal spotting, modern cloth, original printed wrappers bound in (a little soiled and frayed at edges), 1890; and a photocopy of the second Mémoire of 1891 with accompanying maps and plans, 4to and roll of maps (3)

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Lot 49: & others. Channel Tunnel. Reports by British and French Engineers

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Description: & others. Channel Tunnel. Reports by British and French Engineers ( Gen. Sir William) & others. Channel Tunnel. Reports by British and French Engineers. Papers on National Defence, [Ottley 1992], 1907 § Fox ( Sir Douglas) & others. Channel Tunnel. Report , 1907 § Channel Tunnel (The). Preliminary Report on the Volume of Passenger and Goods Traffic , 1907 § Sartiaux (Albert) Note a propos du Tunnel sous la Manche, Paris, 1906, some plates and tables, original printed wappers, some cloth-backed, rubbed and soiled, the third with upper cover detached, the last frayed and repaired ; and another on the tunnel of 1907, v.s. (5)

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Channel Tunnel Company Ltd - Proposed Channel Tunnel.

Lot 50: Channel Tunnel Company Ltd - Proposed Channel Tunnel.

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Description: Channel Tunnel Company Ltd - Proposed Channel Tunnel. Deputation to Prime Minister, Tuesday, August 5th, 1913, Verbatim Report of Proceedings, printed on rectos only, modern cloth, 1913; Deputation to the Prime Minister. Full Details of the Present Scheme - Military, Engineering, Financial, folding table, original printed wrappers, a little rubbed, 1913 § Channel Tunnel (The) and the World War. Deputation to Mr Asquith, browned, modern wrappers preserving original wrappers, 1917, some plates and illustrations ; and a bundle of others on various Channel Tunnel proposals from the 20th century, reports, pamphlets, ephemera etc. including a folder of large mounted colour photographs of the works issued by Eurotunnel (mostly aerial views), v.s. (c.40)

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