Philadelphia: Press of J.B. Lippincott/M. Baird & Co./Baldwin Locomotive Works [about 1871-1872]. First edition. Hardcover. Item #44770

134 pages with pages 5 through 45 a history of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. The rest of the pages feature sixteen builder's rod's down locomotive photographs with backgrounds of the buildings of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Each full page photograph is mounted on heavy stock paper followed by one to three pages of data specifications for the locomotive type. All the photographs are sharp and clear. Romaine; American Trade Catalogues, pg 301. Bound in original brown pebbled cloth with lettering on the front cover and spine stamped in gilt and border on the covers stamped in blind. This is an obvious ex-library copy with all library markings cut away by a previous owner. Repairs have been made by a professional book binder: corner of the title page replaced; page 5, small piece replaced at the bottom; pages 25/26 and 129/130 with tipped in sheets providing the text which had been removed. All sixteen locomotive photographs are present. Foldout locomtive diagram fixed to the front paste-down endpaper. Owner's signature on the first preliminary page. An about very good copy.

Price: $550.00