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4 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.   Kuhler, Otto.
My Iron Journey: An Autobiography of a Life with Steam and Steel [Signed].
Publisher: Denver: Nat. Railway Hist. Soc., 1967.
First Edition Quarto, about 11.25 inches (28.5 cm) tall, in red leather-like cloth. 244 pages illustrated by 100 + pages of drawings, and six color plates. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE, DATED IN 1968, WITH A PERSONAL INSCRIPTION. A very good autobiography of the artist / engineer who designed railroad engines and also painted portraits of them. Lots of Colorado landscapes as well. Laid in is a promotional brochure for the KZ Ranch, a housing development in the mountains west of Denver for which Kuhler was manager / planner. Very nice condition with book bright, crisp and unworn. The jacket has a one-inch tear at the top front panel, light general edge wear, and the spine is very slightly sunned. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 71.43 CAD 70.42 EUR 46.30 GBP 34.97 JPY 5,000.00 MXN 833.33 ZAR 833.33 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 17820.
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2.   Lathrop, Gilbert A.
Whispering Rails.
Publisher: Chicago: Goldsmith, 1936.
No Edition Indicated Hardback 12mo, about 7 inches tall, in red cloth. 252 pages. The first of a series of juvenile railroad mysteries. Note that the jacket lists the second book in the series published in 1937. A very nice copy with just a hint of wear to extremities and the text moderately toned, as usual for this publisher. The colorful jacket is complete but for a tiny chip adjacent to the rear spine fold; a triangular tear has left a piece on top front panel barely holding on; and couple of other tiny edge tears and wear to extremities. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 35.71 CAD 35.21 EUR 23.15 GBP 17.48 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 416.67 ZAR 416.67 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 8520.
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3.   Niemann, Linda Grant; photographs by Joel Jensen.
Railroad Noir: The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century.
Publisher: Bloomington IN: University of Indiana Press, 2010.
First Edition ISBN: 9780253354464 Oblong quarto, about 11.25 inches (28.5 cm) wide, in quarter black cloth on black paper covered boards. 151 pages including a useful glossary of railroad terminology. Illustrated by photographs including a series of 24 color plates. A grim look at the darker side of working on the railroad. Both book and jacket are clean, bright, crisp, unworn, but both have a very light bump to the lower rear tip. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 57.14 CAD 56.34 EUR 37.04 GBP 27.97 JPY 4,000.00 MXN 666.67 ZAR 666.67 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 16687.
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4.   Reed, J. Harvey (Reid).
Forty Years a Locomotive Engineer: Thrilling Tales of the Rail.
Publisher: Prescott WA: Chas. H. O'Neil, Publisher, 1913.
Second Edition Twelvemo, about 7.5 inches tall, in green cloth decorated in black. 148 pages illustrated by photographs. A collection of discreet events in a long career starting on the Wabash and then ending in the state of Washington. This is a "told to" reminiscence, the publisher being the actual writer. There is a signature on the title page, but it is neither the author nor the publisher. The author's name is spelled "Reid" only under his portrait photo. The endpapers are acidic so the adjacent leaves are toned, but otherwise clean and sound. The covers have modes edge wear. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

Appr.: | AUD 135.71 CAD 133.80 EUR 87.96 GBP 66.43 JPY 9,500.00 MXN 1,583.33 ZAR 1,583.33 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 16997.
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