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ABC or Alphabetical Railway Guide.


  • Publisher: no publisher
  • Published: 1929
Hampton's railway guide of the 1850's reproduced as miniature facsimile in January 1929. 62 printed pages (a few leaves with corner tips creased; printing quality is not sharp). Includes advertisements for Hotels Cecil, Great Northern Hotel, Liverpool Street Station, Belgravia, Metropole, Grand, Majestic, &c. On the inside rear cover is an ad for the National Provincial Union Bank. On the inside front, ads for Aertex Cellular and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. Along the spine it advertises Schweppes Table Waters. 12 x 20 mm. 0.5 x 0.75". Original tan card cover (slightly rubbed). Replica copy of one specially produced for Queen Mary's Doll's House. Photographic reproduction. Bondy calls it scarce in 1981. Spielmann says it is "a curiosity, of considerable rarity" (1961). Bondy, 153. Bromer, 114(photo). Spielmann, 1. Welsh, 8. WorldCat locates just 2 copies worldwide (Pierpont Morgan and University of Virginia).

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