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1 Anonymous. [By Captain Irving B. Cook] THE "CITY GUARD": A History of Company B, First Regiment Infantry, N.G.C., During the Sacramento Campaign, July 3 to 26, 1894: Including a Brief History of the Company...
San Francisco: Filmer-Rollins Electrotype Co., (1895). First edition. Attractive bookplate of Norris King Davis to the front pastedown endpaper and his pencil signature and date (1895) to the title-page. Hardcover. A few minor scattered marks to the covers, mild rubbing to the corner tips and spine ends, else a very nearly fine copy in bright blue beveled cloth decorated in the blind, with gilt regimental emblem embossed to the front cover, and spine titles gilt. 
A history of the San Francisco National Guard's participation in the American Railway Union strike of 1894 that affected the whole Santa Fe railway system. 263 pages; all printed on coated stock. Illustrated with many contemporary photographs. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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2 Bedford, John MOMENT IN TIME
London: Robert Hale, (1983). First edition. Hardcover. Pale splashes of stain to upper page edges, else this would be a sharp, near fine copy; in a lightly edge-worn color photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows some traces of dampstain to the upper extremities and rear panel. 
In the winter of 1938, against the backdrop of the gathering storm in Europe, young Detective Constable George Turner of the Railway police pursues the disfigured, masked killer dubbed by the newspapers, "The Phantom of the Railways." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Rubberstamp on the front endpaper, very faint spottting to the front panel otherwise a fine copy without dust jacket. 
Contains five fold-out maps of railways, canals and fur trade routes. 475 pages of a comprehensive work with all modes of transportation and their consequences explored. Includes an index. An interesting pioneer history. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Hitchens, Dolores and Bert ONE-WAY TICKET
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a dust jacket with light chipping to spine edge, light rubbing to edges, else very good. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Knight, Ruth Adams CERTAIN HARVEST
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Top edge lightly dust-soiled, else a fine copy in canary yellow cloth-backed green boards; in pictorial dust jacket that shows evidence of age-toning (particularly to spine panel) and one very small light stain to rear panel. 
Biographical novel of Peter Cooper--"patron saint" of nineteenth-century New York, founder of Cooper Union, and creator of the "Tom Thumb" locomotive which spurred the success of the biggest railroad of his day, the Baltimore and Ohio. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Marshall, John RAIL: The Records
Middlesex, England: Guinness Books, (1985). First Edition: Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine in pictorial stiff wraps. 
A large format trade paperback. Profusely illustrated. Many color plates. A fascinating study including tunnels, bridges, carriages and wrecks. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Masterton, Graham A MAN OF DESTINY
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1981). 0671420542 / 9780671420543 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of soiling to the page edges, else a fine copy in an age-toned, otherwise fine pictorial dust jacket. 
Historical epic based upon the real-life exploits of Collis Edmunds, dashing New York society lad, railroad entrepeneur, gambler, drinker, chauvinist and womanizer. Known in the U.K. as RAILROAD. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Mayer, Lynne Rhodes & Kenneth E. Vose MAKIN' TRACKS: The Story Of The Transcontinental Railroad In The Pictures And Words Of The Men Who Were There
New York: Praeger Publishers, (1975). First edition. Hardcover. Minor stain on the top page edge else near fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 35.00 USD
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9 McKee, Bill & Klassen, Georgeen TRAIL OF IRON: The CPR and the Birth of the West, 1880-1930
Vancouver & Toronto: The Glenbow-Alberta Institute/Douglas & McIntyre, (1983). 0888943997 / 9780888943996 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in tan cloth with gilt titles to the spine, and full color map-illustrated endsheets; in a fine dust jacket featuring train artwork by Dennis Budgen. Includes b&w photographs throughout as well as 14 pages in full color. Quarto. 
A wonderfully illustrated history of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which played a pivotal role in shaping the economic and social landscape of Canada; 192 pages; notes, bibliography. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Rance, Joseph and Arei Kato BULLET TRAIN
New York: William Morrow, 1980. 068803702X / 9780688037024 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Shaw, T.P.G. THE HANDBOOK AND CATALOGUE OF CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION POSTMARKS: Their Identification And Classification With Historical Notes
Canada: Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, 1963. First edition. Hardcover. A very good plus copy without dust jacket. 
Blue cloth with gold stamped lettering. Illustrated. 197 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Terhune, Albert Payson CALEB CONOVER, RAILROADER
New York and London: The Authors and Newspapers Association, 1907. First edition with title-page imprint: ''Joel Gutman & Co./Special Edition/For Sale exclusively by us in Baltimore, Md.'' Publisher's tipped-in notic Hardcover. Modest wear to spine ends and corner tips, mild soiling to the covers, bookseller's neat rubber-stamped address to front free endpaper, coffee-colored staining to pages 286-294, else very good in gilt-titled, blind-stamped olive cloth; no dust jacket. 
Tissue-guarded watercolor frontispiece and three additional color plates by Frank Parker. Facsimile manuscript page. Early book from Terhune, author of LAD: A DOG and LAD OF SUNNYBANK, relates the fictional adventures of a railroad man. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Theroux, Paul MY OTHER LIFE
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1996). 039582527X / 9780395825273 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
In the spirit of his MY SECRET HISTORY, Theroux spins more tales from his alternate "autobiography." Theroux is the acclaimed author of THE MOSQUITO COAST and THE OLD PATAGONIAN EXPRESS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Williams, Brett JOHN HENRY: A Bio-Bibliography
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, (1983). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in black-lettered red cloth; no dust jacket. 
Fascinating study of the legendary (or real?) hero of American ballad, with an analysis of the character's appearances in song, tale, history, fiction, and film. Checklist of printed materials and films, discography, index. With four b&w illustrations. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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