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2020 Winter Railway List

British Railways

Beale, Gerry  The Liskeard and Looe Branch, Wild Swan, 2000, pp218.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Tiny nick in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine; slight loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the Great Western branch line from Liskeard to Looe.  £24.50

Blenkinsop R J  Shadows of the Great Western, OPC, 1972, pp96.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a Near VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine and at the rear top corner.  A high-quality album of Great Western steam in the 1950s and 1960s.  £4.95

Blenkinsop R J  Reflections of the Great Western, OPC, 1974, pp96.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a Near VG dust wrapper.  The spine of dust wrapper is sunned; slight wear to the top edge of the dust wrapper.  A high-quality album of Great Western steam.  £4.95

Bradshaw's Guide Hand Book 1. 2. 3. 4., Middleton Press, 2012, pp624.  First published in 2011.  Inscription.  Card Covers. Very Good.  "Bradshaw's Guide was the title employed on the BBC TV in 2010 for a book containing four issues of Bradshaw's Handbook for Railway Tourists, bound especially for the series.  The book covers Great Britain plus all of Ireland and describes the main features and historic buildings of the principle towns, in the flowery style of a well spoken Victorian person.  The 16 pages of multiple illustrations are shown in a separate section, as are the 18 double-page maps."  £4.95

Bradshaw's July 1922 Railway Guide, A new edition of the July 1922 Bradshaw's General Railway and Steam Navigation Guide for Great Britain and Ireland with enlarged type and an introduction by David St John Thomas, BCA/D&C, 1985, pp1166 with a folding map in the rear. Introduction by David St John Thomas.  Published by Book Club Associates by arrangement with David and Charles.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Complete British railway timetables immediately before the Grouping in 1923.  £12.50

Brodribb, John  Branches & Byways: East Anglia, OPC, 2000, pp256.  Large Format.  Hard Cover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive illustrated account of the branch lines of East Anglia.  £24.50

Bunce, Charlie  Great British Railway Journeys, Collins, 2011, pp272.  Foreword by Michael Portillo.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A substantial record of Michael Portillo's nine television railway journeys: Liverpool to Scarborough, Swindon to Penzance, Buxton to London, Preston to Edinburgh, Ledbury to Holyhead, Ayr to Skye, Newcastle to Melton Mowbray, Brighton to Cromer and London to Hastings.  £4.95

Carpenter, Roger  The Criggion Branch of the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway, Wild Swan, 1990, pp48.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An outline history of the branch is followed by a detailed pictorial study of the line and then by shorter sections on the Breidden Quarry, Locomotive & Train Working, and Branch Train Services.  £9.50

Christiansen, Rex  Forgotten Railways: North and Mid Wales, BCA/David St John Thomas, 2nd revised edition 1984, pp168 with 32 illustrations.  First published by David and Charles in 1976.  Forgotten Railways Series.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Secondary routes and branch lines of the LNWR, GWR and Cambrian plus the Great Central intrusion at Wrexham.  £5.95

Cooke R A  Track Layout Diagrams of the GWR & BR WR: Section 36 Ross, Monmouth and Chepstow, author, 2nd edition 1985, pp34.  Large Format.  Card Covers with plastic ring binding. Very Good.  Slight foxing to the lower vertical page edges.  Comprehensive track plans: Severn Tunnel Jcn (exc) to Over Jcn (exc), Caerwent Branch, Sudbrook Branch, Bullo Pill Docks Branch, Little Mill Jcn (exc) to Ross on Wye Valley Jcn (exc), Rotherwas Jcn (exc) to Grange Court (exc) and Portskewett Pier Branch.  £6.95

Cooke R A  Track Layout Diagrams of the Great Western Railway & BR WR: Section 37 Forest of Dean, Lightmoor Press, 3rd edition 2006, pp50.  Published as a conventional paperback, rather than with the plastic ring binding used in the earlier editions.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  The comprehensive track plans cover: Berkeley Road - Lydney Jcn, Lydney (Old Station) - Cinderford Town, Tufts Jcn - Drybrook Road (Mineral Loop), Mitcheldean Road (exc) - Bullo Pill (exc), and Lydbrook Jcn (exc) - Serridge Jcn.  £7.50

Davies W J K  The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, D&C, 1988, pp218.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper with slight browning of the pages.  A comprehensive history first published in 1975.  £5.95

Ellis, C Hamilton  The Midland Railway, IA, 2nd edition 1955, pp192, a colour frontis and a folding map inside the rear cover.  No dust wrapper.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Slight wear to the covers at the head and base of the spine.  A standard history of the Midland Railway, with a heavy emphasis on locomotive matters.  £3.95

Ellis, C Hamilton  The North British Railway, IA, 1st edition 1955, pp232 with a coloured frontis.  No dust wrapper.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Slight rubbing to the corners of the covers.  An excellent one-volume history.  £6.95

Fenton, Mike  Camp Coach Holidays on the GWR, Wild Swan, 1999, pp218 with a large number of illustrations.  Large Format. Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Post-war developments are not included.  £24.50

Gordon D I  A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Vol.5: The Eastern Counties, D&C/ Augustus M. Kelley, 1968. 1st edition 1968, pp252 with 40 illustrations and a folding map in the rear.  A number of early David and Charles titles, like this one, were also published in the USA under the Kelly imprint.  In the early style dust wrapper.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Fair dust wrapper.  Very Good in a worn dust wrapper with a number of small tears to the edges of the dust wrapper, particularly at the head and base of the spine.  The 5th volume in a definitive series.  £5.95

Gradon, W McGowan  Furness Railway: Its Rise and Development, author, 1946, pp108.  Hb.  No dust wrapper, as published.  Fair.  Slight wear to the corners of the covers, the covers are pulling away from the spine inside the front covers but still holding.  £14.50

Green C C  The Coast Lines of the Cambrian Railways Vol.1 Machynlleth to Aberystwyth including a general history of the Aberystwyth & Welsh Coast Railway, Wild Swan, 1993, pp282.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the covers at the head of the spine.  A comprehensive study.  £18.50

Haresnape, Brian  Maunsell Locomotives: A Pictorial History, IA, 1st edition 1977, pp128.  Small inscription, the number "416."  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A class-by-class survey of Maunsell's designs, including his two designs for the Great Southern & Western Railway of Ireland.  £3.95

Haresnape, Brian  British Rail 1948-1978: A Journey by Design, IA, 1st edition 1979, pp176 with 334 illustrations.  Small inscription, the number "60."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Three decades of British Rail design development, preceded by a broad survey of the first 120 years.  £14.50

Hoole, Ken  Stockton and Darlington Railway: Anniversary Celebrations of the World's First Public Railway, Dalesman, 1974, pp96.  Pb.  VG- with superficial wear to the covers.  A brief history of the Stockton & Darlington, followed by details of the 1875 Jubilee and 1925 Centenary celebrations.  £2.95

Household, Humphrey  Narrow Gauge Railways: Wales and the Western Front, PRC, 1996, pp156.  First published by Alan Sutton in 1988.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Slight rubbing to the glazed boards, three-inch grazing mark near the top right hand corner of the dust wrapper.  An evocative book, examining narrow gauge lines visited by the author in the 1920s, with chapters on the Festiniog, the Talyllyn, the Corris, the Glynn Valley and the Ashover Light plus a chapter on the extensive narrow gauge lines built to support the western front in WWI.  £3.95

Hume, John and Duckham, Baron  Steam Entertainment, D&C, 1974, pp96.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A pictorial survey covering: Steamers and Launches, Fairgrounds and Traction Engines, Miniature Railways, Narrow Gauge and Preserved Steam.  £2.95

Jenkins S C and Carpenter R S  The Shipston-on-Stour Branch, Wild Swan, 1997, pp106.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the cover.  A comprehensive history of the Great Western branch from Moreton-in-Marsh to Shipston-on-Stour that started life as a horse tramway.  £18.50

Jenkins, Stanley C and Carpenter, Roger  The Alcester Branch, Wild Swan, 2005, pp100.  Large Format. Card Covers.  Very Good+.  The history of a little-known Great Western branch in Warwickshire, illustrated with photographs collected by local historian Roger Carpenter.  £16.50

Joy, David  Railways of the Lake Counties, Dalesman, 1973, pp80.  A Dalesman Pictorial History.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A largely pictorial historical survey.  £3.95

Joy, David and Mitchell W R  Settle-Carlisle Centenary: 100 Years in Pictures of England's Highest Main Line Railway, Dalesman, 1975, pp96.  Landscape format Pb. Near VG.  With sections on: Construction of the Line, Features of the Railway, Stations, The Golden Age, Accidents, Snow, and Motive Power.  £2.95

Joy, David  Main Line over Shap: The Story of the Lancaster-Carlisle Railway from Construction to Electrification, Dalesman, 1979, pp96.  A reprint of the 3rd edition of 1975.  Card Covers.  Very Good- with superficial wear to covers.  £1.95

Judge, Colin  The Power of the Westerns, OPC, 1st edition 1977, 222 plates including pp8 of colour.  Power Series.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  VG in a Fair dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head and base of the spine, and plastic coating lifting from the dust wrapper down the spine area.  £4.95

Karau, Paul  Great Western Branch Line Termini: Vol.1 and Vol.2 Combined Edition, BCA/OPC, 1985, pp124 and pp128 plus pp23 of additional scale drawings.  Published by Book Club Associates by arrangement with OPC.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  There is a one and a half inch tear in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine that has been internally repaired; loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  Comprehensive studies of Fairford, Lambourn, Tetbury, Wallingford, Watlington, Abbotsbury, Ashburton, Hemyock, Mortonhamstead and Princetown.  £16.50

Keys R and Porter L  The Manifold Valley and its Light Railway, Moorland, 1972, pp58.  Card Covers. VG-.  Some superficial vertical creasing on the front cover.  Eight pages of text plus photos of the narrow gauge Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway.  £2.95

Leigh, Chris  GWR Country Stations, IA, 1982, pp128.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper with slight "browning" of the pages.  A detailed study with many illustrations and drawings.  £5.95

Lewis, John  Great Western Auto Trailers Part Two: Post-Grouping and Absorbed Vehicles, Wild Swan, 1995, p200-p376 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  Large Format Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The second volume of a definitive study.  £32.50

Lloyd, Mike  The Tanat Valley Light Railway, Wild Swan, 1990, pp112 with numerous illustrations and drawings.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Loss of colour down the spine of the covers.  There is also some superficial surface "ceasing" on the front of the covers.  A comprehensive study of the line which briefly became part of the Cambrian Railways before being absorbed into the Great Western Railway at the Grouping.  £12.50

Maggs, Colin G  The Calne Branch, Wild Swan, 1990, pp112.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the Great Western branch from Chippenham to Calne.  £16.50

Morrison, Brian  Profile of the 47s, OPC, 1988, 189 plates.  Profile Series.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  £5.95

Morrison, Gavin  The Power of The 60s, OPC, 2007, pp112.  Power Series.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Most of the illustrations are in colour.  £9.50

Nock O S  Great Locomotives of the GWR, PSL, 1990, pp228 with pp16 of colour illustrations.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Nock's final assessment of Great Western Steam in the 20th century.  £7.50

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Grosmont Station: A Brief History, Levisham Station Group, 2007, pp28.  Card Covers.  VG+.  An illustrated booklet that examines all aspects of Grosmont station on the preserved North Yorkshire Moors Railway.  £1.95

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Levisham Station: A Brief History, Levisham Station Group, 2002, pp16.  Card covers.  VG.  Price sticker on the front cover.  An illustrated  study of Levisham station on the preserved North Yorkshire Moors Railway.  £0.95

Severn & Wye Railway

Pope, Ian; How, Bob; and Karau, Paul  An Illustrated History of the Severn & Wye Railway Forest of Dean Vol.1, Wild Swan, 1983, pp158.   Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the mylar covering of the dust wrapper at the rear bottom corner.  A history of the line followed by a detailed study of the section from Lydney Junction to Parkend.  £16.50

Pope, Ian; How, Bob; and Karau, Paul  An Illustrated History of the Severn & Wye Railway Forest of Dean Vol.2, Wild Swan, 1985, p161-p362.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Fair dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine, and there is also wear at the four corners and at the base of the spine.  A detailed history of the line from Coleford Junction to Cinderford.  £16.50

Pope, Ian and Karau, Paul  An Illustrated History of the Severn & Wye Railway Forest of Dean Vol.4, Wild Swan, 2009, pp581-755.  Large Format.  Hard Cover. Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper. The fourth volume covers the Mineral Loop.  £24.50

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Forest of Dean Branch

Pope, Ian and Karau, Paul  The Forest of Dean Branch Vol.1 Newham to Cinderford, Wild Swan, 1992, pp234.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper; slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine, and a tiny nick at the top of the front dust wrapper fold.  An outline history followed by a survey of the line from Newham to Cinderford.  £18.50

Pope, Ian and Karau, Paul  The Forest of Dean Branch Vol.2 The Churchway and Whimsey Branches, Wild Swan, 1997, p235-p430.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated survey of the branches to Churchway and Whimsey.  £24.50

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Railway Bylines Vol.12, pp598. Large Format.  Hard Cover. Very Good+.  Professionally bound in a maroon cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Vol.12 consists of twelve issues from Dec 2006 until Nov 2007.  £24.50

Railway Magazine Vol.140: 1994, around pp1086 with an index.  Hard Cover. Very Good+.  In the publisher's style maroon bindings with gold lettering on the spine and covers.  £14.50

Russell J H  An Illustrated History of Great Western Diesel Railcars, Wild Swan, 1985, pp148. Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A definitive study.

Karau, Paul and Copsey, John  Great Western Diesel Railcars Supplement, Wild Swan, pp24.  No date.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  The supplement contains additional information on the development, maintenance, allocation and operation of the GWR railcars which was submitted by a former AEC employee.  Both volumes for £34.50

Russell J H  An Illustrated History of Great Western Diesel Railcars, Wild Swan, 1985, pp148.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A definitive study.  £28.50

Rutherford, Michael  'Halls', 'Granges' & 'Manors' at Work, IA, 1985, pp128 with numerous photographs and drawings.  At Work Series.  Large Format. Hard Cover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper. pp128 with numerous photographs and drawings. At Work Series. An illustrated history of three famous classes of Great Western two-cylinder 4-6-0s.  £4.95

Rutherford, Michael  'Castles' & 'Kings' at Work, Guild/IA, 1986, pp144.  At Work Series.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of the Great Western Railway's Castles and Kings.  £4.95

Sibley, Brian  The Thomas the Tank Engine Man: The Story of the Reverend W. Awdry and his Really Useful Engines, Heinemann, 1995, pp336.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Internally repaired tear in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  A biography of the man behind the Thomas the Tank Engine books.  £8.50

Siviter, Roger  Scottish Steam Routes, Baton Transport, 199 plates with pp8 of colour.  No date.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Preserved Scottish steam with the following sections: Carlisle - Kilmarnock - Ayr - Waterside - Glasgow, Glasgow - Falkirk - Edinburgh - Edinburgh Circle, Glasgow - Stirling - Perth - Dundee - Aberdeen, Perth - Aviemore - Inverness, Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, Fort William to Mallaig.  £3.95

Smith, William H  The Golden Valley Railway, Wild Swan, 1993, pp136.  Large Format. Card Covers. Very Good.  The mylar coating on the dust wrapper has lifted along the base of both the front and rear covers, otherwise VG.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the Great Western branch from Pontrilas to Hay on Wye.  £8.50

Stephens, Robert  Diesel Pioneers: The British Rail Diesel Loco Fleet up to 1970, Atlantic, 1992, pp48.  The Colour of British Rail Vol.1.  Small inscription, the number "7."   Card Covers.  Very Good+.  A extensively-captioned all-colour album of early diesels.  £1.95

Townley C H A, Appleton C A, Smith F D, and Peden J A  The Industrial Railways of Bolton, Bury and the Manchester Coalfield Part 1: Bolton and Bury, Runpast, 1994, pp206.  Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  Traces the development of the private railway systems in Bolton, Bury, Radcliffe, Clifton and Kearsley.  £20.50

Twells H N  LMS Miscellany Vol.2: A Pictorial Record of the Company's Activities in the Public Eye and Behind the Scenes, OPC, 1984, 243 plates.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  The second volume of Harold Twells' superb pictorial study of the LMS.  £5.95

Vallance H A  The Great North of Scotland Railway, D&C, 1st edition 1965, pp192 with colour frontis plus 58 illustrations.  Hb.  Very Good in a Fair dust wrapper.  Very Good in a worn dust wrapper, particularly along the top edge.  A first edition of a standard history of the Great North of Scotland Railway.  £3.95

Vaughan, Adrian  A Pictorial Record of Great Western Architecture, OPC, 1st edition 1977, pp442.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head and base of the spine, some loss of colour down the spine.  All types of Great Western buildings are covered.  £20.50

Vaughan, John  The Power of the 50s, OPC, 1979, 239 plates.  Power Series.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Dust wrapper internally repaired at the head of the spine.  £5.95

Vaughan, John  The Power of the HSTs, OPC, 1983, 242 plates.  Power Series.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  One-inch internally repaired tear in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine; three-inch graze on the front page of the dust wrapper.  £4.95

Whittle, G  The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, D&C, 1979, pp208.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A very readable modern history.  £8.50

Williams, Glyn  The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Wild Swan, 2010, pp282. Large Format. Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of this Welsh narrow gauge line, well-illustrated throughout.  Note that the preservation era is not covered.  £32.50

There are over 4000 additional titles on British railways in the main British Railways Section of the web site.

Overseas Railways

Allen V C K  Austrian Steam from Lineside, Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96.  An original Bradford Barton. Inscription.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The spine of the dust wrapper is sunned.  An album devoted to Austrian steam, including pictures of narrow gauge and rack railways.  £4.95

Durrant A E  The Steam Locomotives of Eastern Europe, D&C, 1st edition 1966, pp160.  Locomotive Studies Series.  Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Superficial wear along the edges of the dust wrapper.  A comprehensive review of steam engines of Eastern Europe including Austria, The Prussian State Railways, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Jugoslavia, East Germany and the Baltic States.  £12.50

Durrant A E, Lewis C P and Jorgensen A A  Steam in Africa, Hamlyn, 1981, pp207.  Large Format Hb. VG in a Fair dust wrapper.  A VG book in a repaired dust wrapper. A comprehensive survey of steam throughout the African continent, well-illustrated throughout in both colour and black & white.  £6.95

Fawcett, Brian  Railways of the Andes, Plateway, 2nd edition 1997, pp224.  First published in 1963.  There is an address label inside the front cover.  Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  The first major English-language account of the planning, construction and operation of the major Andean railways.  £16.50

Hollingsworth, Brian  The Illustrated Directory of Trains of the World, Greenwich Editions, 2001, pp490.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  "Illustrated details of the world's major steam, electric and diesel locomotives from 1830 to the present day.  More than 175 locomotives described in detail with over 360 illustrations, including 108 colour profiles."  £2.95

Kalla-Bishop P M  Railway Holiday in Italy, D&C, 1967, pp158 plus pp16 of illustrations.  Railway Holiday Series No.8.  Hard Cover.  VG in a Fair+ dust wrapper.  Slight wear and small tears to the top edge of the dust wrapper.  A very readable introduction to the Italian railway system.  £4.95

Nock O S  Railway Holiday in Austria, D&C, 1965, pp158, 48 illustrations & 2 maps.  Railway Holiday Series No.3.   Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A highly readable introduction to Austrian railways.  £5.95

Norwood, John B  Rio Grande Memories: Operations & Stories of the Rio Grande, Heimburger House, 1991, pp192 with several hundred illustrations.  Large format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  John Norwood's third book on the Rio Grande considers both the standard and narrow gauge lines.  £24.50

Westwood J N  Railways of India, D&C, 1974, pp192.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  An excellent one-volume introduction to India's railways.  £6.95

For further books on Overseas Railways see the extensive Overseas Railways Section.

British Railway Journal

British Railway Journal No.8, Wild Swan, Summer 1985.  Very Good.  With articles on: The 'Standard' Buildings of William Clarke by Gerry Beale, The LMS 'Jinties' by R. J. Essery and G. Toms, Watford Tunnel North End in 1886 by Richard D. Foster, LSWR Staff Portraits by D. L. Bradley, Brockenhurst LSWR by Ian Harrison, and The Turnberry Road by David McConnell.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.11, Wild Swan, Spring 1986. Very Good.  With articles on: The Birmingham & Gloucester Railway & the Lickey Incline by Peter Truman, The Locomotive Livery of the LNWR - Some Problems by Edward Talbot, Wagon Turntables by Richard Foster, Handcross - A 'D' Tank Saga by Klaus Marx, GER Carriages in Crimson Lake by John Watling, and SR Weed-Killing Trains by Kevin Robertson.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.14, Wild Swan, Christmas 1986. Very Good.  With articles on: The Nottingham Suburban Railway by John Marshall, Working on the Lickey by R. J. Essery, Fittleworth - A Sentimental Journey by Brian Hart, Three Great Northern Footbridges by George Dow, GWR Christmas Parcel Trains by John Copsey, Auchlochan by David S. G. Stirling, The First Webb 2-4-2 Tank Engines by Edward Talbot, and An Abominable Intrusion by Chris Hawkins and George Reeve.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.20, Wild Swan, Winter 1988. Very Good.  With articles on: The Wingham Extension of the East Kent Railway by Roger Carpenter, No.36 The GWR's First 4-4-0 by B. Arman, Carlisle in 1926 by J. E. Kite, The Changing Face of No.777 by R. J. Essery, Liverpool Conveyor by Mike Christensen, and Ordsall Lane Salford by John Hooper.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.22, Wild Swan, Summer 1988. Very Good with slight wear to the corners of the covers. With articles on: Dorchester - A Unique Station by Brian L. Jackson, The LSWR Ilfracombe Goods 0-6-0s by P. H. Swift, and Metropolitan Railway Locomotive-Hauled Coaching Stock by James R. Snowdon.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.24, Wild Swan, Christmas 1988. Very Good-.  The front cover is a bit grubby down the vertical edge. With articles on: Festiniog Gravity Train by Adrian Gray, The Ivatt 4-4-0s of the GNR by Charles Bayes, The Spithead Naval Review of 1902 by J. N. Faulkner, Brecon & Merthyr Railway Goods Brake Van by John F. C. Johnson; Stockton & Darlington Railway Photographs, Pontrilas by William H. Smith, The GWR Ninety-Six Years Ago by A. E. Smith , and Dorking Town in the 1960s by J. L. Cox.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.25, Wild Swan, Winter 1989. Very Good.  With articles on: Filey Station by John Farline, Midland Railway 0-4-4 Tanks and the Tewkesbury Branch by Peter Webber, Manchester Ancoats by R. J. Essery, Falmer LB & SCR by John Minnis, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway in the '30s and '40s by Mike Christensen, and Last GWR Painting Specification.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.26, Wild Swan, Spring 1989. Very Good.  With articles on: Johnson Goods Engines by R. J. Essery, A Trip on the Great Western in 1942 by Charles Bayes, Challoch Junction by David Stirling, Danzey for Tamworth by R. S. Carpenter and The Lancaster Extension of the Knott End Railway by H. L. Holland.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.30, Wild Swan, Winter 1990. Very Good.  With articles on: The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Light Railway by Alan Earnshaw, All Stations to Bath via Mangotsfield by Neil Burgess, The Mowat Collection, More About the Aylesbury Branch by Richard Foster and Reg Instone, and The 'Krugers' by Brian Arman.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.34, Wild Swan, Christmas 1990. Very Good.  With articles on: King's Norton by Roger Carpenter, NER Gangwayed Coaches by C. S. Carter, The NRM Photograph Collection by Christine Heap, Buying Wagons for the GCR by J. E. C. Martin, and Staff and Token Exchanges on the GWR and Western Region by Mike Christensen.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.35, Wild Swan, Winter 1991. Very Good.  With articles on: The West Norfolk Branch of the GER by Stanley Jenkins, Mendelssohn: The Liverpool & Manchester's First Passenger? by Rhodri Clark, Gloucester in the Snows of 1947 by Mike Christensen and Peter Copeland, An Early View of Torre Station by Peter Kay, Sold Out of Service: MSWJ 2-6-0 No. 14 by Peter Lee, and 'Are These of Interest to You?' by Mike Fenton.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.37, Wild Swan, Summer 1991. Very Good.  With articles on: Tottenham & Forest Gate by Don Rowland, Lode Star by John Copsey, Lost Termini - Rhyd-Ddu Nwngr by Adrian Gray, The Stocksbridge Railway Company by M. E. J. Deane, S. R. Goods Yards by R. C. Riley, and Seaton New by Gerry Beale.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.38, Wild Swan, Autumn 1991. Very Good.  With articles on: Bishop's Castle Station by Roger Carpenter, Single Line Working on the Anglesey Central Railway by Mike Christensen, and LNER Suburban Articulated Stock of the Southern Scottish Area by A. A. Maclean.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.40, Wild Swan, Winter 1992.  Very Good.  With articles on: Holywell Town: An Unusual Terminus by Mike Christensen, Accident at Bassaleg by R. J. Caston, H. C. Casserley by R. C. Riley, The Tewkesbury Quay Branch by Roger Carpenter, and Walter Easterbrook: Signalling Contractor by John Dixon and Peter Kay.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.41, Wild Swan, Spring 1992. Very Good.  With articles on: Blairgowrie by Tony Brenchley, The North Eastern Railway BTPs and Their Derivatives by Steve Barnfield, Crossing the Narrow Gauge by Adrian Gray, On the South Eastern in the 1890s by John Minnis.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.42, Wild Swan, Summer 1992. Very Good.  With articles on: The Lymington Branch by Stanley Jenkins, The Oakhill Brewery Railway by M. E. J. Deane, Near Lea Wood by R. J. Essery, From a Family Album by Adrian Gray, and The Filey Holiday Camp Branch by John Farline.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.43, Wild Swan, Autumn 1992. Very Good.  With articles on: The Railway to Faslane: Military Port No.1 by Mike Christensen, Consignment of Locomotives, Shiplake Goods Yard, Crossing the Narrow Gauge - 2 by Adrian Gray, and The Lymington Branch Part 2 by Stanley Jenkins.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.44, Wild Swan, Christmas 1992. Very Good.  With articles on: The Elliott Junction Accident by Niall Ferguson, The Old 'Ratty,' by Gerry Beale, A Chalford Miscellany by Mike Fenton, The Railway to Faslane : Military Port No.1 Part 2 by Mike Christensen, and A New Bridge for the Wantage Tramway by Nicholas de Courtais.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.47, Wild Swan, Summer 1993. Very Good.  With articles on: The Weymouth & Portland Railway by Gerry Beale, North Eastern Railway '398' Class 0-6-0s by Michael Denholm, Charwelton Ironstone by Mike Christensen, The Diaries of V. R. Webster, and M&GN 4-4-0s by R. J. Essery.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.48, Wild Swan, Autumn 1993. Very Good.  With articles on: The Yarnfield Spur Railway by Mike Christensen, A Spot of Bother at Earswick by C. R. Irwin, Railway Clocks by Ian Lyman, Victoria in 1867 by Peter Kay, Balquidder by David Stirling, Brighton Cameo by John Cox, and the Diaries of V. R. Webster.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.50, Wild Swan, Very Good Winter 1994. Very Good.  With articles on: 'M' and 'Q' Class 4-4-0s of the North Eastern Railway by Stephen Barnfield, GWR Slate Transporter Wagons by Adrian Gray, The Train Services of the Anglesey Central Line by Richard Foster, and Snow in the Highland Part 2 by Niall Ferguson.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.53, Wild Swan, Very Good Autumn 1994. Very Good.  With articles on: Marple: One-Time Traffic Centre of the Midland Railway by Warwick Burton, Memories of the Jersey Railways by M. E. J. Deane, Eardisley by Roger Carpenter, Kingsbury Branch Trip Workings by Bob Essery, and The Diaries of V. R. Webster Part 7.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.54, Wild Swan, Very Good Winter 1995. Very Good.  With articles on: The Cairnryan Military Railway by Mike Christensen, Tender Plates on 'Queen Empress' by Edward Talbot, The Diaries of V. R. Webster Part 8, John E. Kite, A North Eastern Well Tank by Michael Denholm, Henstridge S&DJR by Roger Carpenter, and Dulcote - A Tale of Two Quarries by Ian Harrison.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.55, Wild Swan, Very Good Spring 1995. Very Good.  With articles on: Eastleigh Works by John Minnis, The Diaries of V. R. Webster Part 9, The Cairnryan Military Railway Part 2 by Mike Christensen, and Motor Trains to Wickwar by Neil Burgess.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.56, Wild Swan, Very Good Summer 1995. Very Good.  With articles on: Locomotive Liveries of the GWR Northern Division by Brian Arman, Glenfield by Peter Lee, More M&GN Detail by R. J. Essery, Crossing the Narrow Gauge - 3 by Adrian Gray, Tanat Valley by Mike Lloyd, Eastleigh Works Part 2 by John Minnis, and The Diaries of V. R. Webster Part 10.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.57, Wild Swan, Very Good Autumn 1995. Very Good.  With articles on: Locomotive & General Railway Photographs by John Minnis, Diaries of V. R. Webster Part 11, LNER 4419 at King's Cross by Bob How, Locomotive Liveries of the GWR Northern Division Part 2 by Brian Arman.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.59, Wild Swan.  Very Good.  With articles on: Georges Hughes of Horwich by John Marshall, Winchester City Station by Gerry Beale, The Diaries of V. R. Webster Part 12, Woodhay Station, Dunford Bridge, and Great Central Railway Signal Boxes by Anthony West.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.62, Wild Swan.  Very Good.  With articles on: The 'Real Photographs' Story by Stanley Rhodes, Wenford Bridge by Gerry Beale, Saltash, Lesser-Known Termini - Bo'ness by Gerry Beale, and The LNER Camping Coach Scheme Part 2 by Mike Fenton.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.63, Wild Swan.  Very Good.  With articles on: Talywain and Its Mineral Lines by Desmond Coakham, Petroleum Storage Depot by Norman Simmons, The S&M Ford Railcar by R. S. Carpenter, Wenford Bridge Part 2 by Gerry Beale, and The Diaries of V. R. Webster Part 14.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.66, Wild Swan.  Very Good.  With articles on: Alcester by Roger Carpenter, W. A. Camwell - A Tribute by John Minnis, Thorp Arch and the Circular Railway Part 2 by Mike Christensen, and Destination Scotland by Cyril Golding.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.70, Wild Swan.  Very Good.  With articles on: Banbury Merton Street by Chris Turner, The Oil Depot at Wantage - a Sequel by Jack Meatcher, and The Hayle Wharves Branch by Gerry Beale.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.71, Wild Swan.  Very Good.  There is a faint circular stain on the cover from a coffee mug, otherwise VG. With articles on: Forest Hill by John Minnis, Interlude at Staithes by Tim Shackleton, Steam around Tonbridge by Reg Batten, and The Diaries of V. R. Webster Part 16.  £1.95

British Railway Journal No.74, Wild Swan.  Very Good.  There is a one-inch crease across the top front corner.  The first issue with the enlarged format.  With articles on: Postwar Operations at Reading South by John Copsey and Chris Turner, The Bristol Pugs by Robin Whittle, Railway Bookstalls and Their Impact on Reading in Great Britain by Colin Maggs, and Mr T. R. Perkins - Track-Basher Extraordinary by R. Tourret.  £4.95

British Railway Journal No.75, Wild Swan.  Very Good.  The second issue with the enlarged format. With articles on: The Aldeburgh Branch by Stanley Jenkins and Chris Turner, The Tylwch Accident by Mike Christensen, Destination Shelton Again by Cyril Golding, An 'Uplifting' Incident by Derek Mutton, and Forgotten Journey - Quainton Road to Wotton by Paul Karau.  £4.95

British Railway Journal No.76, Wild Swan.  Very Good.  With the enlarged format. With articles on: Towcester in the Late 1930s by Bill Kendall and Chris Turner, Forgotten Journey Part 2 - Wotton to Brill by Paul Karau, The Aldeburgh Branch Part 2 by Stanley Jenkins and Chris Turner, The Super 'D's by Derek Mutton, and Elmers End by Brian Hart.  £4.95

Model Railways

Ahern, John H  Miniature Landscape Modelling, Model & Allied Publishing, 1st edition 1951, pp133 with 56 figs.  Hard Cover.  Near VG.  Loss of colour down the spine, otherwise VG.  A best-selling guide to scenic modelling.  £3.95

Barlow, Bob (Editor)  Model Railway Journal Compendium [No.1], Wild Swan, pp76.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A selection of articles along the same lines as the Model Railway Journal.  Contents include: Whetstone by Andy Gibbs, Great Western Square Post Signals in 4mm Scale by Peter Squibb, From "Polly" to P4 in 5 Years by Andy Farquarson, A Scratchbuilder's Workshop  by Rod Neep, Resurrecting a Dinosaur by Tony Wilson, Cotswold Stone by Gerry Hull, 'Aldwyth' The Manning in a Time Lock by Don Townsley, Exebridge Quay by Dave Rowe, Creating 'Havoc' by Philip Hall, Building a Better 'Britannia' by Allan Sibley, The Bucolic Silo by Martin Pitt, and Okeminster by Trevor James.  £6.95

Barlow, Bob (Editor)  Model Railway Journal Compendium No.2, Wild Swan, pp96.  No date.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Contents include: Inkerman Street by Bob Barlow, Rattlesnake by Paul 

Berntsen, Soldering: A Black Art by Dave Cox & Dave Holland, The Steelworks which Forged Borchester by Frank Dyer, A GWR Saddle Tank in 4mm by Andy Wiles, Large Diameter Turntable Well by Norman Dale, The Finescale Chronicles by Bob Barlow, The North Devonshire by Ken Northwood, A 150 Class for Dewsbury by Geoff Holt, and The End of the Line by Jas Millham.  £7.50

Booth, Trevor  Locomotive and Rolling-Stock Construction: Choosing Suitable Stock, Building Kits, Planning & Detailing, Realistic Operation, SLP, 1995, pp96.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  £3.95

Gravett, Gordon  Modelling Trees Part One: Broadleaf Trees, Wild Swan, 2011, pp92.  Illustrated in colour throughout.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  £16.50

Gravett, Gordon  Modelling Grassland and Landscape Detailing: Featuring Weeds & Flowers; Hedges, Roads & Pavements; and Mud, Puddles & Rivers, Wild Swan, 2013, pp108.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  Illustrated in colour throughout.  £16.50

Hill, Tony  Simply Scenery: An Insight into the Art of Landscape Modelling, Irwell Press, 1995, pp72 with numerous illustrations.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £6.95

Jenkinson, David  Carriage Modelling Made Easy, Wild Swan, 1996, pp131 with numerous illustrations and figs.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £20.50

Norman, Barry  Landscape Modelling, Wild Swan, 1986, pp66 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  Large Format Pb.  Very Good.  £5.95

Norman, Barry  Building a Model Railway: Designing a Layout, Wild Swan, 1997, pp106 with numerous illustrations & figures.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £8.50

Pilton, Chris  Cottage Modelling for Pendon, Wild Swan, 1987, pp92 with numerous illustrations & line drawings.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An exposition of the modelling techniques used at The Pendon Museum.  £12.50

RailModel Digest: No.4, Hawkshill, pp96.  Editors: Iain Rice and Mike Peascod.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  Contents include: Q1 in EM, Tim Shackleton on Chapels, Colonel Stephens in 7mm, Card Modelling Basics, Eye Care for Modellers, 4mm Wagon Running Gear: Springing, 3mm Models Under the Lens, LNWR Bushey Troughs, S&DJR in 4mm, Control Panels, Denaby PO Wagons, Finishing Off the 2251, The DG Coupling, Layout Design: Garliestown, and PCB's & Reed Switches.  £4.95

Rice, Iain  Whitemetal Locos: A Kitbuilder's Guide, Wild Swan, 1989, pp62 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £8.50

Rice, Iain  An Approach to Model Railway Layout Design: Finescale in Small Places, Wild Swan, 1990, pp64.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £12.50

Rice, Iain  Light Railway Layout Designs, Wild Swan, 1991, pp72 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight creasing at the top front corner of the covers.  £16.50

Rice, Iain  Etched Loco Construction, Wild Swan, 1993, pp78 with numerous illustrations and diagrams.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £12.50

Rice, Iain (Editor)  An Introduction to 4mm Fine Scale Railway Modelling, Railmodel, 1995, pp64.  Large Format Pb.  A RailMODEL handbook.  Very Good+.  Contributors: Mike Ainsworth, Gordon Ashton, Eddie Bourne, Chris Challis, Mike Peascod and Frank Watts.  £7.50

Shackleton, Tim  Plastic-Bodied Locos, Wild Swan, 1999, pp164.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  There is a vertical crease in the title page, otherwise VG+.  After an introductory chapter, each chapter is devoted to a major project: A "4F", A "B1", A Brighton Terrier, A Hawksworth County, A West Country Pacific, and a "9F".  £14.50

Tustin R E  Garden Railways, Percival Marshall, 1949, pp110 including numerous illustrations and figures.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good- with loss of colour down the spine of the covers.  A "classic" modelling text.  £3.95

Williams, R Guy  The 4mm Engine: A Scratchbuilder's Guide, Wild Swan, 1988, pp110 with numerous diagrams and illustrations.  Large Format Pb.  Very Good.  Scratch building with a distinct Great Western flavour.  £6.95

Williams, Stephen  Great Western Branch Line Modelling Part.1: Prototype Layouts, Track and Signalling, Wild Swan, 1991, pp110.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £12.50

Williams, Stephen  Great Western Branch Line Modelling Part.2: Prototype Buildings, Fittings and Traffic Operation, Wild Swan, 1991, pp110.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £12.50

Williams, Stephen  Great Western Branch Line Modelling Part.3: Creating a Model, Wild Swan, 1993, pp96.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A detailed description of the construction of the author's own layout which is based on the Faringdon line.  £16.50

Williams, Stephen  The 4mm Coach Part One: First Principles and Basic Projects, Wild Swan, 1994, pp100.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £16.50

Williams, Stephen  The 4mm Coach Part Two: Working with Metal Kits, Wild Swan, 2000, pp108.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  £18.50

For further books on model railways see the main Model Railways Section.

Canals and Rivers

Martinez, Orlando  Panama Canal, Gordon & Cremonesi, 1978, pp154.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good.  The top and bottom of the spine are slightly bumped.  The financial scandal, political subterfuge, imperialism and entrepreneurial daring behind the construction of the Panama Canal.  £2.95  

McKnight, Hugh  Cruising French Waterways, Stanford Maritime, 1984, pp288.  VG+ in VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive introduction to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France.  £4.95

Moorehead, Alan  The White Nile, Reprint Society, 1962, pp390.  First published by Hamish Hamilton in 1960.  Hard Cover.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Inscription clipped from front page.  The dramatic story of the expeditions undertaken to discover the source of the Nile.  £3.95

Moorehead, Alan  The Blue Nile, Reprint Society, 1963, pp304.  First published by Hamish Hamilton in 1962.  Hard Cover.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Inscription clipped from front page.  This book, together with the author’s White Nile, completes a study of the history of the Nile in the 19th century.  While complementary, the two books are intended to be read separately.  £3.95  

Oliver, John  Holiday Cruising in the Netherlands, D&C, 1974, pp151 with coloured frontis, 32 plates and 8 maps.  Hard Cover.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive introduction to the great commercial canals and numerous lesser waterways of Holland.  £3.95

Pudney, John  Suez: De Lesseps’ Canal, J M Dent & Sons/Readers Union, 1969, pp242 with a map and 39 contemporary engravings of the construction of the canal.  Hard Cover.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Flyleaf clipped.  The construction of the canal and its subsequent history until the Egyptian takeover in the 1950s.  £2.95

Reber, James Q  Potomac Portrait, Liveright, New York, 1974, pp95. Large format.  Hard Cover.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Spectacular series of pictures of the Great Falls and Mather Gorge on the Potomac river just a few miles upstream from Washington.  £3.95

Snailham, Richard  A Giant Among Rivers: The Story of the Zaire River Expedition 1974-75, Readers Union, 1977, pp294.  Hard Cover.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  An expedition to navigate the rapid-strewn length of the river Zaire, the seventh longest river in the world, formerly known as the Congo.  £3.95  

Stevenson, Robert Louis  An Inland Voyage, Chatto & Windus, 1919, pp196.   In a prize binding with the St Olave’s Grammar School crest in gold on the front cover and a bookmark giving details of prize inside the cover.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  VG with minor wear at the top and bottom of the spine.  An account of Stevenson’s voyage through Belgium and France by canoe in 1876.  £4.95

Weil, Tom  The Mississippi River  Nature, Culture and Travel Sites along the “Mighty Mississip”, Hippocrene, 1992, pp513 plus 25 illustrations.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  “A heady mixture of sightseeing, travel, myth and history.”  £4.95

Wilson, John  Canoeing Down the Rhone, Chapman & Hall, 1957, pp157.  Hard Cover.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A journey by four amateur canoeists from Lyons through Provence to the Mediterranean coast.  £5.95

For further books on canals and waterways see the main Canal & Maritime Section.

Industrial History

Astbury, Raymond (Editor)  Libraries and the Book Trade, Clive Bingley, London, 1967, pp194.  Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A symposium held at the Liverpool School of Librarianship, May 1967 with sessions on publishing, censorship and book selling.  Papers by John Boon, Hans Schmoller, Maurice Smith, Charles Skilton, Terence Jones, Michael Wace, John Calder, Robert Fordham, James Carter, F T Bell, Alan Watson, Michael Parnell and Edward Roberts.  £3.95

Barker T C  The Glassmakers Pilkington: the Rise of an International Company 1826-1976,  Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977, pp557.  Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  There is a one-cm internally-repaired tear at top right corner of dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of Pilkington written by a Professor of Economic History at the University of London.  £5.95

Fry’s Metals  Printing Metals,  Fry’s, 1972, pp93.  Hb.  Very Good in a Fair dust wrapper.  There are several small tears to the edges of the dust wrapper.  Presents an outline of the characteristics and working properties of Printing Alloys used in printing works.  A standard reference on the subject, first published in 1936.  £2.95

Glynn, Jenifer  Prince of Publishers: A Biography of the Great Victorian Publisher, George Smith, Allison & Busby, 1986, pp232.  Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  George Smith founded the publishing house of Smith & Elder.  He was a self-made millionaire and a friend of Bronte, Thackeray, Mrs Gaskell, George Eliot, John Ruskin and Leslie Stephen.  £4.95

Hatcher, John and Barker T C  A History of British Pewter, Longman, 1974, pp363.  Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  An economic and social history of the pewter industry.  £5.95

McArthur, Brian  Eddy Shah:  Today and the Newspaper Revolution, 1988, David & Charles, pp216.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Brian McArthur was the first editor of Today.  £3.95

Maher, Terry  Against My Better Judgement: Adventures in the City and in the Book Trade, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994, pp223.  Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Terry Maher founded Pentos in 1972 and was responsible for establishing the Dillons chain of bookstores.  £2.95

Unwin, Sir Stanley  The Truth about a Publisher: An Autobiographical Record, Allen & Unwin, 1960, pp465.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The memoirs of Stanley Unwin of Allen & Unwin.  £3.95

Woodward H W  “Art, Feat and Mystery”  The Story of Thomas Webb & Sons, Glassmakers, Mark + Moody, 1978, pp61.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A centenary history followed by a “dictionary” of the more notable types of Webb glass, illustrated with colour plates.  £2.95

Young, John L  Books from Manuscript to the Bookseller, Pitman, 2nd edition 1929, pp121 plus 23 page publisher’s list at end.  Pitman’s Common Commodities and Industries Series.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good.  Slight rubbing at the top and bottom of spine otherwise VG.   A fascinating insight into publishing and book production before the war.  £4.95

For further industrial history books see the main Industrial History Section.

 

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