RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE; ITS ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT. Clark E. Carr.

RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE; ITS ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT

Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1909. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Item #42187

48 pages illustrated by photographic portraits including the frontis of George B. Armstrong, the founder of the Postal Railway. Date stamp of the Frisco Lines, March 15, 1913, on the front endpaper. Also on the front endpaper is a complimentary signature of Guy Adams. "Guy Adams was fromerly in the railway mail service in the Post Office department and for 20 years has been connected with railway mail service on roads in almost every part of the country." Quoted from the May 3, 1918, issue of Railway Age magazine. Bound in original gray paper covered boards illustrated with a steam locomotive and an early Chicago & Northwestern Railroad mail car. The merest hint of cover wear, else a fine copy.

Price: $280.00