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The Railway Magazine, Volumes I–IV.

Published: London: [Railway Publishing Ltd,] 1897–9

Stock code: 98261

Price: £750

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A run of the first four volumes of this notable magazine for railway enthusiasts, which is still published today, covering the periods from July to December 1897 to January to June 1899. The early volumes are inevitably uncommon, particularly so well-preserved in the cloth. With a loosely inserted timetable for services between Manchester and Stockport “via Manchester South District Line, May 1st to June 30th, 1900”, torn but with only minor losses.

4 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, bevelled boards, title gilt to the spines, title in display types with illustration within decorative panel in black to the front boards. Each issue with portrait frontispiece related to the “Illustrated Interviews” series, two folding plates, including a chromolithograph of Great Northern Railway Express Locomotive No. 990; profusely illustrated throughout, many full-page illustrations and maps. A little rubbed, a few minor edge-knocks, some light browning, but overall very good.

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