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Extended title reads; A History of the Growth and Development of One of the Leading Arteries of Transportation in The United States, from Inception to its Present Mammoth Proportions, Together with the Biographies of Many of the Men Who Have Been and Are Identified with the Varied Interests of the Illinois Central Railroad. 802 pages with a history of the railroad by Ackerman, and numerous biographies of employees, such as firemen, road masters, engineers, station agents, corporate officials, etc.. Many of the biographies feature portraits of the individuals. Chapter IV gives data regarding mileage and equipment fo the road. Railroad fraternities are listed. Bound in original full dark brown leather with beveled boards, boarder and design stamped in blind and lettering on the front cover stamped in gilt. All edges of the text block in gilt. Spine rebacked with sturdy library tape with title printed in gilt. Leather rubbed. An about very good minus copy.
HISTORY OF THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY AND REPRESENTATIVE EMPLOYES
Ackerman, W.K.
Chicago: Railroad Historical Company, 1900.

Extended title reads; A History of the Growth and Development of One of the Leading Arteries of Transportation in The United States, from Inception to its Present Mammoth Proportions, Together with the Biographies of Many of the Men Who Have Been and Are Identified with the Varied Interests of the Illinois Central Railroad. 802 pages with a history of the railroad by Ackerman, and numerous biographies of employees, such as firemen, road masters, engineers, station agents, corporate officials, etc.. Many of the biographies feature portraits of the individuals. Chapter IV gives data regarding mileage and equipment fo the road. Railroad fraternities are listed. Bound in original full dark brown leather with beveled boards, boarder and design stamped in blind and lettering on the front cover stamped in gilt. All edges of the text block in gilt. Spine rebacked with sturdy library tape with title printed in gilt. Leather rubbed. An about very good minus copy.


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Limited to 250 copies. 91 pages with full page reproductions of the 33 certificates showing the brands and ear marks. Quarter bound in calf over gray cloth boards. Light rubbing to leather. A near fine copy.
HERALDRY OF NEW HELVETIA, WITH THIRTY-TWO CATTLE BRANDS AND EAR MARKS REPRODUCED FROM THE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES ISSUED AT SUTTER'S FORT 1845 TO 1848
Carroll, D. Hall, foreward and biographical sketches
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1945.

Limited to 250 copies. 91 pages with full page reproductions of the 33 certificates showing the brands and ear marks. Quarter bound in calf over gray cloth boards. Light rubbing to leather. A near fine copy.


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Senate; 50th Congress, Second Session; Executive Document No. 146. Certain documents and maps relating to the undetermined boundary line between Alaska and British Columbia. 40 pages plus all nine of the large foldout maps. Bound in original three quarter red leather with marbled boards and lettering on spine in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All maps near fine with no tears nor seperation at folds. A very good plus copy.
REPORT ON THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN ALASKA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA
Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey/USGS/Government Printing Office/GPO, 1889.

Senate; 50th Congress, Second Session; Executive Document No. 146. Certain documents and maps relating to the undetermined boundary line between Alaska and British Columbia. 40 pages plus all nine of the large foldout maps. Bound in original three quarter red leather with marbled boards and lettering on spine in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All maps near fine with no tears nor seperation at folds. A very good plus copy.


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A narrative of the expedition from Lynn Canal via Lake Bennett and Lewes River to the Yukon's headwaters and down to its mouth, with descriptions of the river and country, the trade and resources, and tables of distances. Includes a description of Indian tribes met and their names. Arctic Bibliography 18259. 121 pages with 37 illustrations, plus 20 folded maps bound in the rear. Bound in original dark gray cloth with border on covers stamped in blind and lettering on spine stamped in gilt, though mostly flaked off. Neat library plate on front paste-down endpaper. No other library pockets or markings were ever present. A near fine copy.
REPORT OF A MILITARY RECONNAISSANCE IN ALASKA, MADE IN 1883
Schwatka, Frederick
Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey/USGS/Government Printing Office/GPO, 1885.

A narrative of the expedition from Lynn Canal via Lake Bennett and Lewes River to the Yukon's headwaters and down to its mouth, with descriptions of the river and country, the trade and resources, and tables of distances. Includes a description of Indian tribes met and their names. Arctic Bibliography 18259. 121 pages with 37 illustrations, plus 20 folded maps bound in the rear. Bound in original dark gray cloth with border on covers stamped in blind and lettering on spine stamped in gilt, though mostly flaked off. Neat library plate on front paste-down endpaper. No other library pockets or markings were ever present. A near fine copy.


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Number 891 of a limitation of 1000 copies. 256 pages with extensive bibliography and index, plus LIV [54] plates of maps, photographs and illustrations, and frontis, all present. Smith Supplement; Pacific Northwest Americana 1949-1974; S3761. hBound in original tan and brown cloth with map of Oregon Region printed on the front cover and lettering in gilt on the spine and front cover. A fine copy, without dust jacket as issued.
THE HISTORY OF FORT VANCOUVER AND ITS PHYSICAL STRUCTURE
Hussey, John A.
Washington State Historical Society, 1957.

Number 891 of a limitation of 1000 copies. 256 pages with extensive bibliography and index, plus LIV [54] plates of maps, photographs and illustrations, and frontis, all present. Smith Supplement; Pacific Northwest Americana 1949-1974; S3761. hBound in original tan and brown cloth with map of Oregon Region printed on the front cover and lettering in gilt on the spine and front cover. A fine copy, without dust jacket as issued.


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From the library of George H. Himes with his signature on the front endpaper and his stamps on the half-title page. Himes helped establish in 1873 the Oregon Pioneer Association, which he served for many years as secretary, and in 1898 he was one of the founding members of the Oregon Historical Society. 108 pages of ballads with many illustrations. Bound in original green cloth with illustration and lettering in gilt and border in black. A very good plus copy.
FARM BALLADS
Carleton, Will
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1873.

From the library of George H. Himes with his signature on the front endpaper and his stamps on the half-title page. Himes helped establish in 1873 the Oregon Pioneer Association, which he served for many years as secretary, and in 1898 he was one of the founding members of the Oregon Historical Society. 108 pages of ballads with many illustrations. Bound in original green cloth with illustration and lettering in gilt and border in black. A very good plus copy.


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Trade issue. Collects original stories by Charles L. Grant, Steve Rasnic Tem and Tanith Lee. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy.
NIGHT VISIONS 1
Ryan, Alan, editor. Charles L. Grant, Steve Rasnic Tem, and Tanith Lee
Niles, IL: Dark Harvest, 1984.

Trade issue. Collects original stories by Charles L. Grant, Steve Rasnic Tem and Tanith Lee. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy.


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Translated from the Czech by Lawrence Hyde. "A rich and wildly imagined work..." Bleiler; Science-Fiction, The Early Years, 360. Crawford, "333" pg 18. Barron; Anatomy of Wonder 1987, 2-14. Bound in original orange cloth with lettering on spine in black. Bookplates to the front and rear paste-down endpapers. Owner's signature and contemporary date on the rear endpaper. Except for the fore mentioned, a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with several tiny chips and light edge wear.
AN ATOMIC PHANTASY, KRAKATIT
Capek, Karel
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1948.

Translated from the Czech by Lawrence Hyde. "A rich and wildly imagined work..." Bleiler; Science-Fiction, The Early Years, 360. Crawford, "333" pg 18. Barron; Anatomy of Wonder 1987, 2-14. Bound in original orange cloth with lettering on spine in black. Bookplates to the front and rear paste-down endpapers. Owner's signature and contemporary date on the rear endpaper. Except for the fore mentioned, a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with several tiny chips and light edge wear.


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Translated from the Czech by Lawrence Hyde. "A rich and wildly imagined work..." Bleiler; Science-Fiction, The Early Years, 360. Crawford, "333" pg 18. Barron; Anatomy of Wonder 1987, 2-14. Bound in original orange cloth with lettering on spine in black. Light offsetting to the endpapers, else fine in very good plus dust jacket with a tiny bit of edge wear and one tiny tear.
AN ATOMIC PHANTASY, KRAKATIT
Capek, Karel
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1948.

Translated from the Czech by Lawrence Hyde. "A rich and wildly imagined work..." Bleiler; Science-Fiction, The Early Years, 360. Crawford, "333" pg 18. Barron; Anatomy of Wonder 1987, 2-14. Bound in original orange cloth with lettering on spine in black. Light offsetting to the endpapers, else fine in very good plus dust jacket with a tiny bit of edge wear and one tiny tear.


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Limited to 1500 copies. Bookplate mostly hidden under the front flap. Near fine in near fine, bright dust jacket with tiny mended tear.
SINGERS IN THE SHADOWS
Howard, Robert E.
New York/Chicago: Science Fiction Graphics, 1977.

Limited to 1500 copies. Bookplate mostly hidden under the front flap. Near fine in near fine, bright dust jacket with tiny mended tear.


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Limited to 1500 copies. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.
SINGERS IN THE SHADOWS
Howard, Robert E.
New York/Chicago: Science Fiction Graphics, 1977.

Limited to 1500 copies. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.


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Trade issue. Collects twenty-five stories. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy.
THE DOOR BELOW
Cave, Hugh B.
Minneapolis, MN: Fedogan & Bremer, 1997.

Trade issue. Collects twenty-five stories. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy.


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Number 246 of 450 numbered copies signed on special limitation page by Francis M. Nevins, Jr. who wrote the introduction. Collects ten stories. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.
SELLING DEATH SHORT: FREDRIC BROWN IN THE DETECTIVE PULPS, VOLUME 14
Brown, Fredric
Missoula, MT: Dennis McMillan Publications, 1988.

Number 246 of 450 numbered copies signed on special limitation page by Francis M. Nevins, Jr. who wrote the introduction. Collects ten stories. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.


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Number 208 of 450 numbered copies signed on the special limitation page by Max Allan Collins who wrote the introduction. Collects ten stories. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.
THREE-CORPSE PARLAY: FREDRIC BROWN IN THE DETECTIVE PULPS, VOLUME 13
Brown, Fredric
Missoula, MT: Dennis McMillan Publications, 1988.

Number 208 of 450 numbered copies signed on the special limitation page by Max Allan Collins who wrote the introduction. Collects ten stories. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.


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Number 409 of 825 copies of the cloth issue with lettering stamped in red and black. It is signed on the limitation page by Powers, by James P. Blaylock who wrote the afterword, and K.W. Jeter who wrote the introduction. See Chalker; The Science-Fantasy Publishers pg 242 for an explantion of the rather confusing varient issues of this publication. An as new fine copy, issued without dust jacket as issued.
THE DRAWING OF THE DARK
Powers, Tim
Eugene, OR: Hypatia Press, 1991.

Number 409 of 825 copies of the cloth issue with lettering stamped in red and black. It is signed on the limitation page by Powers, by James P. Blaylock who wrote the afterword, and K.W. Jeter who wrote the introduction. See Chalker; The Science-Fantasy Publishers pg 242 for an explantion of the rather confusing varient issues of this publication. An as new fine copy, issued without dust jacket as issued.


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See Barron: Horror Literature 3-200 and 4-311. Very tiny bump to one corner. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light toning to spine panel and edges and tiny dark spot to the front panel.
STRAYERS FROM SHEOL
Wakefield, H.R.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House; Publisher, 1961.

See Barron: Horror Literature 3-200 and 4-311. Very tiny bump to one corner. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light toning to spine panel and edges and tiny dark spot to the front panel.


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Signed by Lansdale on the half title page. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy.
COLD IN JULY
Lansdale, Joe R.
Shingletown, CA: Mark V. Ziesing, 1989.

Signed by Lansdale on the half title page. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy.


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Signed by Lansdale on the half title page. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy.
SAVAGE SEASON
Lansdale, Joe R.
Shingletown, CA: Mark V. Ziesing, 1990.

Signed by Lansdale on the half title page. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy.


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Trade issue. "Of all the Lovecraft pastiches, Strange Eons most emphatically takes the bleak implications of his mythos to their logical conclusion." Barron; Horror Literature 4-48. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy.
STRANGE EONS
Bloch, Robert
Browns Mills, NJ: Whispers Press, 1978.

Trade issue. "Of all the Lovecraft pastiches, Strange Eons most emphatically takes the bleak implications of his mythos to their logical conclusion." Barron; Horror Literature 4-48. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy.


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3118 copies printed. Jaffrey, The Arkham House Companion, #33. Bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper, hidden under the dust jacket flap, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with light fade to the spine panel.
THE FOURTH BOOK OF JORKENS
Dunsany, Lord
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House: Publisher, 1948.

3118 copies printed. Jaffrey, The Arkham House Companion, #33. Bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper, hidden under the dust jacket flap, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with light fade to the spine panel.


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The complete eight volume set uniformly bound olive green cloth with lettering in gilt and illustration and design in brown and black. Deals with all aspects of British railroading; history, administration, track, construction, traction, locomotives, repair, etc. Light spots of foxing throught. Gift inscription in volume 1. A very good complete set.
MODERN RAILWAY WORKING; A PRACTICAL TREATISE BY ENGINEERING AND ADMISTRATIVE EXPERTS; VOLUMES 1 THROUGH 8
Macaulay, John, and Cyril Hall, editors
London: Gresham Publishing Company, 1912 - 1914,

The complete eight volume set uniformly bound olive green cloth with lettering in gilt and illustration and design in brown and black. Deals with all aspects of British railroading; history, administration, track, construction, traction, locomotives, repair, etc. Light spots of foxing throught. Gift inscription in volume 1. A very good complete set.


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A contemporary history of North America up to 1848. A total of 847 pages with numerous woodcut engraved illustrations. Bound in original full leather with border and design on both covers impressed in blind with gilt design and lettering on the spine. Marbled endpapers. Spots of foxing throughout. Penciled notes on the rear endpaper. A very good copy.
A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
Goodrich, S.G.
Hartford, CT: House & Brown, 1848.

A contemporary history of North America up to 1848. A total of 847 pages with numerous woodcut engraved illustrations. Bound in original full leather with border and design on both covers impressed in blind with gilt design and lettering on the spine. Marbled endpapers. Spots of foxing throughout. Penciled notes on the rear endpaper. A very good copy.


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3118 copies printed. Jaffrey, The Arkham House Companion, #33. Fine in fine dust jacket with one tiny chip.
THE FOURTH BOOK OF JORKENS
Dunsany, Lord
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House: Publisher, 1948.

3118 copies printed. Jaffrey, The Arkham House Companion, #33. Fine in fine dust jacket with one tiny chip.


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Number 332 of 500 numbered copies signed by the Powers and by Dean Koontz and James P. Blaylock who wrote the introduction and afterword. Illustrated by Powers. Winner of the 1990 World Fantasy Award. A vampire novel. Bound in full blue denim. A fine copy, issued without dust jacket, in a fine example of the publisher's blue denim slipcase.
THE STRESS OF HER REGARD
Powers, Tim
Lynbrook, NY: Charnel House, 1989.

Number 332 of 500 numbered copies signed by the Powers and by Dean Koontz and James P. Blaylock who wrote the introduction and afterword. Illustrated by Powers. Winner of the 1990 World Fantasy Award. A vampire novel. Bound in full blue denim. A fine copy, issued without dust jacket, in a fine example of the publisher's blue denim slipcase.


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Collects eight stories. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.
EIGHT FANTASMS AND MAGICS; A SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURE
Vance, Jack
New York: Macmillan Company, 1969.

Collects eight stories. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.


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Review copy with eview slip laid in. Hugo nominee, 1965. Nebula nominee, 1964. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 1987, 3-303. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with the lightest of wear at spine panel ends.
DAVY
Pangborn, Edgar
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1964.

Review copy with eview slip laid in. Hugo nominee, 1965. Nebula nominee, 1964. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 1987, 3-303. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with the lightest of wear at spine panel ends.


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Inscribed by Wolf on the front endpaper, "Hop Hop Hooray for Steve. Gary K. Wolf and Roger Rabbit too!" Wolf has drawn in Roger Rabbit's paw print. Basis for the 1988 animated film titled "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" starring Bob Hoskins as Eddie Valiant, Christopher Lloyd as Judge Doom, Joanna Cassidy as Dolores, Charles Fleischer the voice of Roger Rabbit, and Kathleen Turner the voice of Jessica Rabbit. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with only a hint of rubbing and light bump at head of the spine panel.
WHO CENSORED ROGER RABBIT?
Wolf, Gary K.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981.

Inscribed by Wolf on the front endpaper, "Hop Hop Hooray for Steve. Gary K. Wolf and Roger Rabbit too!" Wolf has drawn in Roger Rabbit's paw print. Basis for the 1988 animated film titled "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" starring Bob Hoskins as Eddie Valiant, Christopher Lloyd as Judge Doom, Joanna Cassidy as Dolores, Charles Fleischer the voice of Roger Rabbit, and Kathleen Turner the voice of Jessica Rabbit. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with only a hint of rubbing and light bump at head of the spine panel.


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Signed by Bloch on the title page. The usual tanning to the pages. Very good in near very good dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine panel ends, and mild general edge wear.
THE SCARF
Bloch, Robert
New York: Dial Press, 1947.

Signed by Bloch on the title page. The usual tanning to the pages. Very good in near very good dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine panel ends, and mild general edge wear.


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Small magazine review of the book pressed onto the front paste-down endpaper, hidden under the flap of the dust jacket. Fine in near fine, bright dust jacket with several tiny tears and light toning to the edges. A very attractive copy.
THE MACHINERIES OF JOY
Bradbury, Ray
New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1964.

Small magazine review of the book pressed onto the front paste-down endpaper, hidden under the flap of the dust jacket. Fine in near fine, bright dust jacket with several tiny tears and light toning to the edges. A very attractive copy.


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This photoplay of The 10th Victim has a rather unusual history in that it was written from the screenplay of the Italian movie of the same name starring Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress. The screenplay was pieced together by a number of Italian writers and itself was loosely based on Sheckley's story "The Seventh Victim" which can be found in his famous collection, UNTOUCHED BY HUMAN HANDS. Includes eight pages of film stills. New introduction by Richard Gid Powers. A fine copy, issued without dust jacket.
THE 10TH VICTIM
Sheckley, Robert
Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1978.

This photoplay of The 10th Victim has a rather unusual history in that it was written from the screenplay of the Italian movie of the same name starring Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress. The screenplay was pieced together by a number of Italian writers and itself was loosely based on Sheckley's story "The Seventh Victim" which can be found in his famous collection, UNTOUCHED BY HUMAN HANDS. Includes eight pages of film stills. New introduction by Richard Gid Powers. A fine copy, issued without dust jacket.


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The author's first book. Light toning to spine and two tiny brown marks to the leading edge of the text block. Near fine in near fine, bright dust jacket with only a hint of edge rubbing. A superior copy.
THE FURIES
Roberts, Keith
London: Rupart Hart-Davis Inc., 1966.

The author's first book. Light toning to spine and two tiny brown marks to the leading edge of the text block. Near fine in near fine, bright dust jacket with only a hint of edge rubbing. A superior copy.


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Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. A very handsome copy.
THE INNER WHEEL
Roberts, Keith
London: Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd., 1970.

Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. A very handsome copy.


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Expanded from the British edition by adding "The White Boat." "A rich, many-faceted narrative, written with great care and delicacy; one of the finest SF novels of the period." Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 1987, *4-444. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. A beautiful copy.
PAVANE
Roberts, Keith
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1968.

Expanded from the British edition by adding "The White Boat." "A rich, many-faceted narrative, written with great care and delicacy; one of the finest SF novels of the period." Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 1987, *4-444. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. A beautiful copy.


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An anthology collecting 14 classic stories by W.F. Harvey, Saki, John Collier, Arthur Machen, Lafcadio Hearn, Lord Dunsany and others. Near fine in very good dust jacket with several tiny chips and small tears with associated creases. A very nice copy.
TALES TO BE TOLD IN THE DARK: A SELECTION OF STORIES FROM THE GREAT AUTHORS, ARRANGED FOR READING AND TELLING ALOUD
Davenport, Basil
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1953.

An anthology collecting 14 classic stories by W.F. Harvey, Saki, John Collier, Arthur Machen, Lafcadio Hearn, Lord Dunsany and others. Near fine in very good dust jacket with several tiny chips and small tears with associated creases. A very nice copy.


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A subscriber's copy signed by Jones on the front endpaper. In addition, there is a lengthy inscription by the dust jacket designer, Robert Johnson, to his father and dated 1952. Barron: Anatomy of Wonder 1987, 3-222. This book was the basis for the classic science fiction film of the same title with excellent special effects created by Clifford Stine. The merest hint of adhesive to the bottom of the covers from the old style dust jacket protector. Mild toning to the text block edges. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with some toning to reverse and mild fade to the spine panel. A handsome, unique association copy.
THIS ISLAND EARTH
Jones, Raymond F.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1952.

A subscriber's copy signed by Jones on the front endpaper. In addition, there is a lengthy inscription by the dust jacket designer, Robert Johnson, to his father and dated 1952. Barron: Anatomy of Wonder 1987, 3-222. This book was the basis for the classic science fiction film of the same title with excellent special effects created by Clifford Stine. The merest hint of adhesive to the bottom of the covers from the old style dust jacket protector. Mild toning to the text block edges. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with some toning to reverse and mild fade to the spine panel. A handsome, unique association copy.


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Publisher's printed initials on the copyright page. Barron: Horror Literature 3-102. Tape ghosts on the front free endpaper, and toning to the paste-down endpapers. Very good in very good price-clipped later state dust jacket with toning to the spine panel and edges of the front and rear panels.
THE LOTTERY, OR THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES HARRIS
Jackson, Shirley
New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1949.

Publisher's printed initials on the copyright page. Barron: Horror Literature 3-102. Tape ghosts on the front free endpaper, and toning to the paste-down endpapers. Very good in very good price-clipped later state dust jacket with toning to the spine panel and edges of the front and rear panels.


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"A powerful, compassionate, fascinating profile of psychological disintigration laced with Jackson's typical irony and humor." Barron: Horror Literature 4-152. Near fine in near fine, bright dust jacket with small abrasion at the bottom of the front panel.
THE BIRD'S NEST
Jackson, Shirley
New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1954.

"A powerful, compassionate, fascinating profile of psychological disintigration laced with Jackson's typical irony and humor." Barron: Horror Literature 4-152. Near fine in near fine, bright dust jacket with small abrasion at the bottom of the front panel.


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Publisher's printed initials on the copy right page. "Demonstrates Jackson's ability to develop rich, complex, subtle characters in language that is precise, economical and graceful, with a gentle irony that edges into the sinister." Barron: Horror Literature 4-154. Very good in very good price-clipped dust jacket with $3.00 stamped on lower corner of the front flap. The dust jacket has light tape ghost to the reverse, several tiny tears with associated creases, and mild edge wear.
HANGSAMAN
Jackson, Shirley
New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951.

Publisher's printed initials on the copy right page. "Demonstrates Jackson's ability to develop rich, complex, subtle characters in language that is precise, economical and graceful, with a gentle irony that edges into the sinister." Barron: Horror Literature 4-154. Very good in very good price-clipped dust jacket with $3.00 stamped on lower corner of the front flap. The dust jacket has light tape ghost to the reverse, several tiny tears with associated creases, and mild edge wear.


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Inscribed by Bloch on the title page, "All good wishes to Mark - Robert Bloch." Originally published in the US as a Pyramid paperback in 1965. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with just a hint of rubbing.
THE SKULL OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE
Bloch, Robert
London: Robert Hale, 1975.

Inscribed by Bloch on the title page, "All good wishes to Mark - Robert Bloch." Originally published in the US as a Pyramid paperback in 1965. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with just a hint of rubbing.


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Presents what was known about the steam engine in 1830 with theories of the expansive action of the steam engine. 328 pages with illustrations and index plus nine folded engravings of early steam engines and an early locomotive, the first as a frontis. Bound in, probably original, blue paper covered boards with brown cloth spine and paper title label. Page edges untrimmed. Neat owner's signature on title page. Two columes of a discussion on boilers and hydrogen and oxygen gas affixed to front paste-down endpaper. Only a few spots of light foxing throughout. A very good copy.
TREATISE ON THE STEAM ENGINE
Renwick, James
New York: G.&C.&H. Carvill, 1830.

Presents what was known about the steam engine in 1830 with theories of the expansive action of the steam engine. 328 pages with illustrations and index plus nine folded engravings of early steam engines and an early locomotive, the first as a frontis. Bound in, probably original, blue paper covered boards with brown cloth spine and paper title label. Page edges untrimmed. Neat owner's signature on title page. Two columes of a discussion on boilers and hydrogen and oxygen gas affixed to front paste-down endpaper. Only a few spots of light foxing throughout. A very good copy.


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In three parts: the first is Senate Document No. 93, 22 pages; the second is Report...Troy and Greenfield Railroad and Hoosac Tunnel..., (viii), 100 pages with five foldout plates: and three, Appendix, reports on European tunnels, the Hoosac Tunnel, and the T&G RR and Hoosac Tunnel, 229 pages with illustrations and 3 foldout plates. Rear cover missing. Spine well worn and cracked. Front cover mildly worn. Text and foldouts are in very good condition though the book as a whole is good. Laid within new custom tan buckram hardcover shell with title labels on spine and front.
REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS UPON THE TROY AND GREENFIELD RAILROAD AND HOOSAC TUNNEL, TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR, AND THE HONORABLE THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS, FEBRUARY 28, 1863
Boston, MA: Wright & Potter, State Printers, 1863.

In three parts: the first is Senate Document No. 93, 22 pages; the second is Report...Troy and Greenfield Railroad and Hoosac Tunnel..., (viii), 100 pages with five foldout plates: and three, Appendix, reports on European tunnels, the Hoosac Tunnel, and the T&G RR and Hoosac Tunnel, 229 pages with illustrations and 3 foldout plates. Rear cover missing. Spine well worn and cracked. Front cover mildly worn. Text and foldouts are in very good condition though the book as a whole is good. Laid within new custom tan buckram hardcover shell with title labels on spine and front.


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665 pages. Financial status and physical description and characteristics of each railroad, canal and telegraph company in the state of Pennsylvania. Railroad listings feature data on number of bridges, other railroads crossed, number and type of cars, number of stations, length of main line, gauge, number of engines, etc.. The same type of information is listed for canal and telegraph companies. Large fold out map, torn along tipped in edge. The tear does not affect the map at all. Offsetting to endpapers. Heavy wear and tears at spine ends. Text fine. Over all, a very good copy.
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA AND OF THE TABULATIONS AND DEDUCTIONS FROM THE REPORTS OF THE RAIL ROAD, CANAL & TELEGRAPH COMPANIES FOR THE YEAR 1869
Harrisburg, PA: Benj. Singerly, 1870.

665 pages. Financial status and physical description and characteristics of each railroad, canal and telegraph company in the state of Pennsylvania. Railroad listings feature data on number of bridges, other railroads crossed, number and type of cars, number of stations, length of main line, gauge, number of engines, etc.. The same type of information is listed for canal and telegraph companies. Large fold out map, torn along tipped in edge. The tear does not affect the map at all. Offsetting to endpapers. Heavy wear and tears at spine ends. Text fine. Over all, a very good copy.


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Information relating to the construction, operation and maintenance of electric railways as they existed in the US in 1907. 403 pages with photographs and diagrams, plus two foldout electrical diagrams and index. Bound in original brown cloth with lettering in gilt. Very light wear at extremities. A very good plus copy.
AMERICAN ELECTRIC RAILWAY PRACTICE
Herrick, Albert B., and Edward C. Boynton
New York: McGraw Publishing, 1907.

Information relating to the construction, operation and maintenance of electric railways as they existed in the US in 1907. 403 pages with photographs and diagrams, plus two foldout electrical diagrams and index. Bound in original brown cloth with lettering in gilt. Very light wear at extremities. A very good plus copy.


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A report of the general character of the country, the climate, soils, minerals, timber, and water power to be found along this branch. Graff, 4043. Folded map and elevation of the South-Western Branch bound in. Seventeen pages of Pacific Railroad history plus 93 pages of the geological report with two engravings. Bound in original green cloth with design and border in blind and lettering in gilt, which has dulled. Rebacked with new cloth spine with gilt lettering. Wear at cover corners. Pages mildy  toned. 1.5 inch tear to map. A very good copy.
GEOLOGICAL REPORT OF THE COUNTRY ALONG THE LINE OF THE SOUTH-WESTERN BRANCH OF THE PACIFIC RAILROAD, STATE OF MISSOURI
Swallow, G.C.
St. Louis, MO: George Knapp & Co., 1859.

A report of the general character of the country, the climate, soils, minerals, timber, and water power to be found along this branch. Graff, 4043. Folded map and elevation of the South-Western Branch bound in. Seventeen pages of Pacific Railroad history plus 93 pages of the geological report with two engravings. Bound in original green cloth with design and border in blind and lettering in gilt, which has dulled. Rebacked with new cloth spine with gilt lettering. Wear at cover corners. Pages mildy toned. 1.5 inch tear to map. A very good copy.


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Report to the Governor, Luzon B. Morris, for the year terminating Dec. 31, 1892. 358 pages with financial tables for the various railroads. Also bound in are 96 pages of Laws Related Specially to Railroads. Large folded map of Connecticut affixed to pre-lim page. Bound in original black cloth with lettering and seal in gilt and border front and rear in blind. Light wear to corners. A very good copy. Digital photograph upon request.
40th ANNUAL REPORT OF THE RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, TO WHICH ARE ADDED STATISTICAL TABLES COMPILED FROM THE ANNUAL RETURNS OF THE RAILROAD COMPANIES OF THE STATE FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1892
Hartford, CT: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1892.

Report to the Governor, Luzon B. Morris, for the year terminating Dec. 31, 1892. 358 pages with financial tables for the various railroads. Also bound in are 96 pages of Laws Related Specially to Railroads. Large folded map of Connecticut affixed to pre-lim page. Bound in original black cloth with lettering and seal in gilt and border front and rear in blind. Light wear to corners. A very good copy. Digital photograph upon request.


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A book extolling the uses of electric locomotives for passenger and freight transportation, and mining. Topics include express, freight, switching and wrecking lomotives, suburban and elevated locomotives, mining locomotives, characteristics charts, and ending with a glossary of terms. 123 pages with diagrams and photographs. Bound in original dark green cloth with lettering in gilt. Only a crease along bottom of the front endpaper, else a fine and bright copy. This early work/catalog on traction is seldom found in such superior condition.
ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES
Barnes, David Leonard
Philadelphia, PA/Pittsburg, PA: J.B. Lippincott Compan/Baldwin Locomotive Works/Burnham, Williams & Co./Westinghouse Electric, 1896.

A book extolling the uses of electric locomotives for passenger and freight transportation, and mining. Topics include express, freight, switching and wrecking lomotives, suburban and elevated locomotives, mining locomotives, characteristics charts, and ending with a glossary of terms. 123 pages with diagrams and photographs. Bound in original dark green cloth with lettering in gilt. Only a crease along bottom of the front endpaper, else a fine and bright copy. This early work/catalog on traction is seldom found in such superior condition.


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The lengthy title is continued: "And Inquireies as to Their Value for Investment; Including Copies of Municipal Ordinances Relating Thereto." A very early and important book on street railways when the construction of such was in its infancy in the US. 148 pages including 24 engravings of horse drawn rail cars, street rail cross sections, accessories and track laying details, and nine pages of ads in the rear. Bound in original brown cloth with lettering stamped in gilt and border and design stamped in blind. Light foxing throughout. Light staining between first few pages, text not affected. Spine professionally replaced with old cloth laid on. Hinges professionally repaired. A very good copy.
A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON STREET OR HORSE-POWER RAILWAYS: THEIR LOCATION, CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT; WITH GENERAL PLANS AND RULES FOR THEIR ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION; TOGETHER WITH EXAMINATIONS AS TO THEIR COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OVER THE OMNIBUS SYSTEM;
Easton, Alexander
Philadelphia, PA: Crissy & Markley, Printers, 1859.

The lengthy title is continued: "And Inquireies as to Their Value for Investment; Including Copies of Municipal Ordinances Relating Thereto." A very early and important book on street railways when the construction of such was in its infancy in the US. 148 pages including 24 engravings of horse drawn rail cars, street rail cross sections, accessories and track laying details, and nine pages of ads in the rear. Bound in original brown cloth with lettering stamped in gilt and border and design stamped in blind. Light foxing throughout. Light staining between first few pages, text not affected. Spine professionally replaced with old cloth laid on. Hinges professionally repaired. A very good copy.


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A collation of existing infromation concerning the several isthmuses of Central America through or over which it was proposed to open a route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. 37 pages plus 14 folded maps. None of the maps exhibit tears. Bound in original dark brown cloth. Signature of Mrs E.H. Meacham on the front endpaper. Occassional light spots of foxing. Some offsetting to endpapers. An about fine copy.
REPORT ON INTEROCEANIC CANALS AND RAILROADS BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS
Davis, Rear-Admiral Charles H.
Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey/USGS/Government Printing Office/GPO, 1867.

A collation of existing infromation concerning the several isthmuses of Central America through or over which it was proposed to open a route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. 37 pages plus 14 folded maps. None of the maps exhibit tears. Bound in original dark brown cloth. Signature of Mrs E.H. Meacham on the front endpaper. Occassional light spots of foxing. Some offsetting to endpapers. An about fine copy.


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A foretelling of the new and useful purposes of the transportation to the seaboard by the Philadelphia and Pottsville Railroad of the coal and iron trades down the valley of the Schuylkill by which a considerable reduction will be effected in the prices of those comodities. Inscribed by Geo. C. Schaeffer on the title page, "Persented to the MLA by Geo. C. Schaeffer. Oct 15, 1842." Old Merrcantile Library (MLA) rubber stamps on some of the pages. Schaeffer was an examiner at the Patent Office and worked at the Bureau of Navigation. He probably was the author of this anonymous book. 125 pages with financial information for railroads and canals, plus two foldout maps. Bound in black cloth with lettering and border on front cover stamped in gilt. Spine rebacked. Corners built up. New endpapers. Mild foxing on front foldout map and preliminary and final pages. A very good copy.
SKETCH OF A RAILWAY JUDICIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED BETWEEN DISRABLE POINTS. EXEMPLIFIED BY A MAP AND AN APPENDIX OF FACTS
New York: Egbert Hedge, Railroad Journal Office, 1841.

A foretelling of the new and useful purposes of the transportation to the seaboard by the Philadelphia and Pottsville Railroad of the coal and iron trades down the valley of the Schuylkill by which a considerable reduction will be effected in the prices of those comodities. Inscribed by Geo. C. Schaeffer on the title page, "Persented to the MLA by Geo. C. Schaeffer. Oct 15, 1842." Old Merrcantile Library (MLA) rubber stamps on some of the pages. Schaeffer was an examiner at the Patent Office and worked at the Bureau of Navigation. He probably was the author of this anonymous book. 125 pages with financial information for railroads and canals, plus two foldout maps. Bound in black cloth with lettering and border on front cover stamped in gilt. Spine rebacked. Corners built up. New endpapers. Mild foxing on front foldout map and preliminary and final pages. A very good copy.


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The duty of the commission was to examine the assets and liabilities of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Co. for the purpose of ascertaining whether and to what extent the aggregate corporate assets of said corporation were sufficient to secure its outstanding capital stock and indebtedness. 581 pages. Report (chapter) titles are; Report of the Commission; The Validation of Assests and Liabilities; Valuation; Return; History (which includes short histories of all railroads merged into the NY,NH&HRR), Miscellaneous Data. Two large foldout maps, financial chart [financial chart separated at folds in several large sections], and corporate chart. Numerous tables. Attractive bookplate of American Society of Civil Engineers. Two library stamps. Call number removed from spine. Rear hinge professionally repaired. Very good.
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS, THE TAX COMMISSIONER AND THE BANK COMMISSIONER, SITTING AS A COMMISSION, RELATIVE TO THE ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY, FEB. 15, 1911
Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 1911.

The duty of the commission was to examine the assets and liabilities of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Co. for the purpose of ascertaining whether and to what extent the aggregate corporate assets of said corporation were sufficient to secure its outstanding capital stock and indebtedness. 581 pages. Report (chapter) titles are; Report of the Commission; The Validation of Assests and Liabilities; Valuation; Return; History (which includes short histories of all railroads merged into the NY,NH&HRR), Miscellaneous Data. Two large foldout maps, financial chart [financial chart separated at folds in several large sections], and corporate chart. Numerous tables. Attractive bookplate of American Society of Civil Engineers. Two library stamps. Call number removed from spine. Rear hinge professionally repaired. Very good.


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