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History of the Old Colony Railroad: A Complete History of the Old Colony Railroad from 1844 to the Present Time (1893)

by Louis P. Hager; Albert D. Handy

Subtitle: In Two Parts

  • History of the Old Colony Railroad
  • History of the Towns and Cities on the Old Colony Railroad

Also, a Review and Trade Directory of the Prominent Houses located in the Towns and Cities of the Lines Comprising the Old Colony Railroad. Also, List of the Steam Railroads of the United States and Canada.

A scarce publication by: Hager & Handy, Boston, MA. 1893.

Hardback is overall in GOOD- condition.

  • Book exhibits wear and marks commensurate with age and much use.
  • Classic 19th century binding has rounded spine.
  • Original brown cloth over boards has some faded gilt on front and spine.
  • Covers have significant edgewear, with varying amounts of exposed board, especially at corners and front head edge.
  • Shoulders are rubbed, with a half-inch chip near front foot.
  • Spine ends are tattered.
  • Covers have some dirt and stains and rubbing.
  • Binding is shaken and fragile, and cocked with front overhang.
  • Front and back hinges are cracked, with binding fabric still intact.
  • Inside pages are tanned, with some scattered foxing, smudges, and stains.
  • Interior is free of marginalia and highlighting, but does have a few childish scribbles, mostly on plate backs and a couple ads.
  • Several pages are separating from their signatures and starting to detach from binding.
  • Owner's sig on contents page.
  • Pages 309-328 were bound in upside down and backward.
  • Text block edges are darkened and dusty.
  • Photos try to offer a sample of what to expect. Not all damage could be captured.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20160104

In addition to being chock-full of information on this New England rail line and the areas it serves, It includes quite a number of B&W illustrated plates of train car interiors, train stations, photos, etc. There are also many vintage advertisements. 512 pages. 7 x 9.5 inches.

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Binding: Hardcover
Subject: Exploration & Travel
Topic: Travel
Year Printed: 18930000
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Origin: American
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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