This large "coffee table size" book on the history of trains and railroads world wide was published in 1976 by Chartwell Books, Inc. Secaucuc, New Jersey was edited by E.L. Cornwell.
The hardcover green cloth boards show no wear and are in Excellent Condition. The dust jacket is present and glossy but has curled outward on the top of the front and has minor to moderate wear to the edges. The inside of the large book is in Very Good, near Excellent Condition. Minor foxing is noted on two inner pages but otherwise no issues are found. No rips tears or marks noted. The pages are secure and clean. The boards are secure, the body is solid.
The book measures 13 3/4 inches X 9 3/4 inches with 510 pages including a thorough index. There are multiple gorgeous double page photographs and single page photos. The front DJ flap reports that; "General History is followed from infant railroads ..." all the way to the modern. "Throughout [the book] the emphasis is on trains and locomotives ...from International Expresses to Local Freights, on busy urban systems and rural branch lines, from Streamlined high-speed efficiency to the charm of the narrow gauge."
The book is over 5 pounds and more than 6 pounds packaged weight. Shipping via Media Mail or Book Rate is the most economical way to ship.
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