Berkeley: Howell-North, 1959. Hardcover. A scarce volume, 4to, 382pp, copiously photographed, marred only by a strip of scotch tape which is on the front pastedown and which someone tried to pry up and left a small strip scar. A couple of pages in the book were formerly slightly dog-earred (grrr!) but are pretty well smoothed out. Price clipped. Dust jacket has scuffs, closed tears and chips and a small stain on the back edge, but is okay for age. Gift inscription on verso of ffe. Very Good / fair. Item #15037
The comprehensive history of the amazingly ornate, pretentious railway cars that were owned and used for travel by the wealthiest of the wealthy; i.e. Rockerfellers, Goulds, Vanderbilts, Sewards, Beebe, and many, many more - and of the cars that were less pretentious and used for other reasons. The photographs are fabulous and the text is written in the witty and elegant style of a railroad aficionado in his own right - Lucius Beebe.