This lovely book, by the well-known writer on railways and engineering of the time, was aimed at children and is an informative exposition of feats of railway engineering of the day with ‘over 60 half-tone illustrations and coloured frontispiece’. Set out in clear, direct language in a very readable but not patronising way.
46 pages plus card covers
Collins’ Clear-Type Press, London & Glasgow – thought to be 1928 but undated.
Pictorial board front cover, plain blue/grey back cover with red cloth spine.
Condition fair/good. – Covers have some edgewear and some scuffs and handling marks.
Inside front cover is a Sunday School presentation sticker dated 1938.
Some tanning and thumb prints to opposite page (endpaper).
Frontis has small tear at bottom (c 2″) and is beginning to come adrift from hinge at top (c2.5″). Front title page has light evidence of handling and some small pencil marks. Some pages inside have light evidence of handling but are generally good. Binding is a little loose in places but all present and intact. Last page of photos and opposite page (publisher details) has some light pencil marks. Beginning to split from hinge top of rear endpaper but only for about 3″ – endpapers tanning.