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Blocton  The History of an Alabama Coal Mining Town, Adams, Charles Edward
1 Adams, Charles Edward Blocton The History of an Alabama Coal Mining Town
Cahaba Trace Commission 2001 0971191301 / 9780971191303 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Red cover with gold lettering. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.The saga begins with two entrepreneurs, Truman Aldrich and Cornelius Cadle, who created the Cahaba Coal Mining Company and pushed a railroad eight miles into the wilderness of Bibb County, Alabama to tap thick veins of coal deep underground. There, they built the town called Blocton. Beside the company town rose West Blocton. The social fabric of the two communities was extraordinary containing a tapestry of nationalities from Italians to Russian Jews, Slavs, and Welsh. Beautiful collectors grade copy of this book. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 339 pages 
Price: 48.95 USD
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2 Authors, Various Manual of the American Railway Engineering Association for 1936 Endorsed and approved by board of directors, American Railway Association
Chicago American Railway Engineering Association 1936 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Reddish brown cover with gold print. Page 3 of Table of contents is 3/4 missing which also includes page 4 on reverse. Title page intact. All fold out specs, diagrams, tables and list are included in book and in very good condition. Foxing to endpapers and former owners name (J.F. Dobson) is stamped on bottom and side of pages with same small rubber stamp name in front. Binding is tight and cover in very good condition. Heavy book. Scarce if not rare book. ; Fold out charts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1085 pages 
Price: 40.48 USD
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Jim Tully  American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler, Bauer, Paul &  Mark Dawidziak &  Ken Burns
3 Bauer, Paul & Mark Dawidziak & Ken Burns Jim Tully American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler
The Kent State University Press 2011 1606350765 / 9781606350768 First Edition; Various Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
Looks new. Signed by both authors. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover . The first biography of the vagabond, hard-boiled writer who rocked Hollywood during the Roaring TwentiesThe son of an Irish ditch-digger, Jim Tully (1886–1947) left his hometown of St. Marys, Ohio, in 1901, spending most of his teenage years in the company of hoboes. Drifting across the country as a “road kid,” he spent those years scrambling into boxcars, sleeping in hobo jungles, avoiding railroad cops, begging meals from back doors, and haunting public libraries. After six years on the road, he jumped off a railroad car in Kent, Ohio, with wild aspirations of becoming a writer. While chasing his dream, Tully worked as a chain maker, boxer, newspaper reporter, and tree surgeon. All the while he was crafting his memories of the road into a dark and astonishing chronicle of the American underclass. Rare.; 9.30 X 6.40 X 1.40 inches; 378 pages; Signed by All Authors 
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4 Beaver, Roy C. The Bessemer and Lake Erie railroad, 1869-1969,
San Marino, CA Golden West Books 1969 0870950339 / 9780870950339 First Edition; Sixth Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
This copy has a dedication page to E.E. Smith (?) on his retirement 6-30-82 and the dedication page is signed by dozens of fellow employees. There are some yellow spots on these signature pages, but remainder of book is clean and tight. This book chronicles the 100-year development of the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad 1869-1969. There are many photographs, a roster of equipment, a fold out map, and a full bibliography and index. The authors meticulous and detailed research is evident in the informative historic narrative details and supporting documents. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. ; Photos and illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 184 pages; Signed by Associated 
Price: 69.97 USD
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History of Sanford; Sanford Centennial 100 Years 1874-1974., Board of Directors of the Railroad House Historical Assn.
5 Board of Directors of the Railroad House Historical Assn. History of Sanford; Sanford Centennial 100 Years 1874-1974.
John-Beverly Printers 1974 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Library discard stamp in front. No other library evidence. Cover shows some soiling. Contains history, photographs, and illustrations of area. Many names included. ; Photos, Illustrations 
Price: 18.97 USD
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The Heritage of Choctaw County, Alabama, Committee
6 Committee The Heritage of Choctaw County, Alabama
Clanton, Al Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc. 2001 Limited Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Blue leatherlike cover with gilt print. Looks new. Extensive index. The county seat is Butler. The county was established on December 29, 1847 and named for the Choctaw tribe of American Indians. Most of the early pioneers of Choctaw County were farmers from North and South Carolina. In 1912 the Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad was completed through the county from north to south, connecting the area to the Port of Mobile and northern Alabama. It induced a population shift from areas near the Tombigbee River to the central part of the county. ; The Alabama Heritage Series; Vol. 12; Photographs, Maps, Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 292 pages 
Price: 149.97 USD
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Story of Old Allegheny City, Committee, Allegheny Centennial
7 Committee, Allegheny Centennial Story of Old Allegheny City
Allegheny Centennial Committee 1941 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Signed by A.T. Kirschler Jr. the son of the last Mayor of Old Allegheny City who in 1907 became deputy Mayor of Pittsburg after Allegheny City was consolidated with Pittsburg, Pa. Allegheny City, known today as Pittsburgh’s North Side, was the third-largest city in Pennsylvania when it was controversially annexed by the City of Pittsburgh in 1907. Founded in 1787 as a reserve land tract for Revolutionary War veterans in compensation for their service, it quickly evolved into a thriving urban center with its own character, industry, and accomplished residents. Among those to inhabit the area, which came to be known affectionately as “The Ward,” were Andrew Carnegie, Mary Cassatt, Gertrude Stein, Stephen Foster, and Martha Graham. Once a station along the underground railroad, home to the first wire suspension bridge, and host to the first World Series, the North Side is now the site of Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Andy Warhol Museum, the National Aviary, and world headquarters for corporations such as Alcoa and the H. J. Heinz Company. Letter laid in from Joseph C. Clark to Victor M. Matz thanking him for loaning the book to him for research. Fully indexed with many surnames. Rare. ; American Guide Series; Photographs, Maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 235 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Related 
Price: 59.97 USD
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Pacific Slope Reference Library, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Company, Southern Pacific
8 Company, Southern Pacific Pacific Slope Reference Library, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico
Southern Pacific Railroad 1908 First Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Green cloth binding of several regional railroad resource guides. Hinges weak and cover worn. Fantastic and unique reference of railroading in this era. Cover shows wear and hinge has been reinforced with hinge tape. Scarce if not rare compilation. Includes California and Oregon Klamath Country, California Sacramento Valley, California's Coast Country, California San Joaquin Valley, California South of Tehachapi, Imperial Valley California, New Nevada, The New Arizonia, Wayside notes on the Sunset Route, The Inside Track, California Fruit by one of the eaters, and California Fishing. Each of these booklets have been compiled into one edition retaining the colorful coves. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Rare.; Maps, Photos, ilustrations; p 
Price: 79.97 USD
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Post War Letter to H.N. Comey (Civil War Captain) Verification of information Comey included in article about Dodge in Danvers , MA. Historical Collection (Book signed by Comey and Letter signed by Dodge included), Dodge, Grenville M. (Civil War General)
9 Dodge, Grenville M. (Civil War General) Post War Letter to H.N. Comey (Civil War Captain) Verification of information Comey included in article about Dodge in Danvers , MA. Historical Collection (Book signed by Comey and Letter signed by Dodge included)
Bristol, Ct Author 1914 First Edition; First Edition Ephemera Very Good Signed by Author
Letter is part of a two part offering that includes a signed copy of the Danvers (MA) Historical Collection Vol. II signed by Captain Comey. Comey wrote an article entitled "General Grenville M. Dodge, Danvers' Most Distinguished Living Son". The article follows the career of Dodge who was a General under General Sherman in the Civil War and then went on to design the route and build the Transcontinental Railroad. Dodge is confirming the information that Comey was to include in the article and also sent a donation of $100 to the Historical Society. Letter has handwritten note by Gen. Dodge in corner about the donation. There are two ink spots on letter and creases from being folded and placed in the book. The stationary for the letter has Baldwin Block, Council Bluffs, Iowa where General Dodge moved after completing the Transcontiential Railroad. Under Sherman General Dodge as an engineer built and rebuilt many roads and bridges to enable Sherman and his troops to move rapidly to the front lines. Rare items. ; 8 1/2 x 11; 1 pages; Signed by Author 
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Post War Letter to H.N. Comey (Civil War Captain), verifying information Comey included in article about General Dodge in Historical Collection book about  Danvers, MA. Book is from the Historical Collection.  (Author Signed), Dodge, Grenville M. , Comey H.N.
10 Dodge, Grenville M. , Comey H.N. Post War Letter to H.N. Comey (Civil War Captain), verifying information Comey included in article about General Dodge in Historical Collection book about Danvers, MA. Book is from the Historical Collection. (Author Signed)
Author 1914 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Letter part of a two part offering that includes a signed copy of the Danvers (MA) Historical Collection boo, Vol II that is signed by Captain H.N. Comey. Comey warte an article entitled "General Grenville M. Dodge, Danvers' Most Distinguished Living Son". The article follows the career of Dodge who was a Civil War General under General Sherman. Dodge then went on to design the route and build the Transcontinental Railroad. Dodge is confirming the information that Comey was to include in the article and also sent Comey a donation of $100 to the Historical Society. Letter has a handwritten note by Gen. Dodge in corner about the donation. There are two ink spots on letter and creases from being folded and placed in the book. The stationary for the letter has "Baldwin Block, Council Bluffs, Iowa" where General Dodge moved after completing the Transcontiential RR. Under Sherman General Dodge as engineer built and rebuilt many roads and bridges to enable Sherman and his troops to move rapidly to the front lines. Rare unique items. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 879.97 USD
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Sherman's Mississippi Campaign, Foster, Buck T.
11 Foster, Buck T. Sherman's Mississippi Campaign
University Alabama Press 2006 0817315195 / 9780817315191 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Looks new unread. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.With the fall of Vicksburg to Union forces in mid-1863, the Federals began work to extend and consolidate their hold on the lower Mississippi Valley. As a part of this plan, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman set out from Vicksburg on February 3, 1864, with an army of some 25,000 infantry and a battalion of cavalry. They expected to be joined by another Union force moving south from Memphis and supported themselves off the land as they traveled due east across Mississippi. Sherman entered Meridian on February 14 and thoroughly destroyed its railroad facilities, munitions plants, and cotton stores, before returning to Vicksburg. Though not a particularly effective campaign in terms of enemy soldiers captured or killed, it offers a rich opportunity to observe how this large-scale raid presaged Sherman’s Atlanta and Carolina campaigns, revealing the transformation of Sherman’s strategic thinking. ; 1.1 x 9.1 x 6.1 Inches; 232 pages;
The rehearsal for the March to the Sea. 
 
 
With the fall of Vicksburg to Union forces in mid-1863, the Federals began work to extend and consolidate their hold on the lower Mississippi Valley. As a part of this plan, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman set out from Vicksburg on February 3, 1864, with an army of some 25,000 infantry and a battalion of cavalry. They expected to be joined by another Union force moving south from Memphis and supported themselves off the land as they traveled due east across Mississippi.
 
Sherman entered Meridian on February 14 and thoroughly destroyed its railroad facilities, munitions plants, and cotton stores, before returning to Vicksburg. Though not a particularly effective campaign in terms of enemy soldiers captured or killed, it offers a rich opportunity to observe how this large-scale raid presaged Sherman’s Atlanta and Carolina campaigns, revealing the transformation of Sherman’s strategic thinking.
 

 

 
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The Story of Plymouth, Michigan  A Midwest Microcosm, Hudson, Sam
12 Hudson, Sam The Story of Plymouth, Michigan A Midwest Microcosm
Plymouth Historical Society 1973 Second Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Tan cover with dark tan print. Dust has rubs and minor tears at edges otherwise excellent condition. Fully indexed with bibliography. Excellent history of this area of Michigan from 1824. Role in the underground railway. Scarce. ; Photos; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 240 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Lake, D. J Atlas of Washington County, Ohio. From actual surveys ... To which is added a township map of the state of Ohio also an outline & railroad map of the United States
Knightstown, Ind. Titus, Simmons & Titus 1875 Reprint; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Reprint of 1875 edition. Engravings. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Maps; 99 pages 
Price: 59.97 USD
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Occams Razor  (Author Signed), Mayor, Archer
14 Mayor, Archer Occams Razor (Author Signed)
Mysterious Press 1999 0892966823 / 9780892966820 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book.A man dressed in rags is found lying on the railroad tracks. A few days later, an abandoned truck is found with traces of illegal toxic waste in its bed. Then, a woman is found dead in her home, the victim of a savage knife attack. As the three murders are reconstructed, a connection slowly materializes between an ambitious state senator and his rival, the Speaker of the House.; A Joe Gunther Mystery; 1.3 x 9 x 6 Inches; 352 pages; Signed by Author 
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History of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen With Special Reference to the Life of Alexander F. Whitney, McCaleb, Walter F.
15 McCaleb, Walter F. History of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen With Special Reference to the Life of Alexander F. Whitney
New York , NY Albert & Charles Boni 1936 Various Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Blue cloth cover with gold lettering. Very clean contents. Tight binding. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Dust jacket lightly soiled. Scarce. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 273 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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A STORY-TELLER'S HOLIDAY. 2 VOLUME SET, MOORE, GEORGE
16 MOORE, GEORGE A STORY-TELLER'S HOLIDAY. 2 VOLUME SET
London HEINEMANN 1928 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
Two Volume set. Both are signed by Bartlett Cormack, New York, 1928. Edward Bartlett Cormack (March 19, 1898 - September 26, 1942) was an American actor, playwright, screenwriter, and producer best known for his 1927 Broadway play The Racket, and for working with Howard Hughes and Cecil B. DeMille on several films. In 1923, he married Adelaide Maurine Bledsoe (1901–1999), the daughter of Samuel T. Bledsoe, who was a president and board chairman of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad.[4] They would have a son, Thomas Bledsoe Cormack,[5] and a daughter, Adelaide Kilbee Cormack.[6] Soon after the wedding, he accepted a position as a press agent for a theater production and the couple moved to New York City. Rare. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated 
Price: 89.97 USD
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Ireland Today   April, 1921 (Vol. 9 #3), Newman, E. M.
17 Newman, E. M. Ireland Today April, 1921 (Vol. 9 #3)
The Crowell Publishing Company 1921 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Magazine may have some minor tears or soiling otherwise fine condition. The Irish in American History, Irish songs mccormack sings, The worlds funniest railroad, millions and miles of seed, puppets and puppetering. Scarce if not rare.; The Mentor; 40 pages 
Price: 18.97 USD
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Annotated Time Table of the Transcontinental Lines of the Great Northern Railway Across the Great Northwest, 1914, No Author Listed
18 No Author Listed Annotated Time Table of the Transcontinental Lines of the Great Northern Railway Across the Great Northwest, 1914
Passenger Traffic Department, Great Northern Railway 1914 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Full of routes. timetables and photographs. Scarce. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. ; Photographs, illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 168 pages 
Price: 16.97 USD
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German Railroad Guns in Action. Armor #15., No Author Listed
19 No Author Listed German Railroad Guns in Action. Armor #15.
Squadron/Signal Publications 1976 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Oblong magazine in archival sleeve for protection. We ship within 24 hours. Scarce in this condition. See scan of actual book being offered. ; Photographs, Drawings 
Price: 12.97 USD
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Southwest Virginia's Railroad   Modernization and the Sectional Crisis in the Civil War Era, Noe, Kenneth
20 Noe, Kenneth Southwest Virginia's Railroad Modernization and the Sectional Crisis in the Civil War Era
University Alabama Press 2003 0817350640 / 9780817350642 Second Edition; Various Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
As New condition never read. Reprint of the 1994 edition. We provide delivery tracking.; 0.73 x 9.04 x 6 Inches; 232 pages 
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