Discussion in 'Railwayana' started by bonniville, Oct 15, 2017.
what books produced over the years are sought after now or rare
Depends on which edition. I've a (hardback) first edition history of the Tralee & Dingle from the 50's, the typeface of which looks for all the world as if it was knocked out on an old "Underwood" typewriter! Amazingly, the paper dust jacket has survived intact. Nice scale drawings at the back.
My treasured copy of Henry Greenly's treatise on miniature locos isn't worth too much in itself, but for some reason, contains a separate sheet of foolscap with a typewritten list of names and addresses of some eminent and long departed gentlemen.
I wish I still had my 1913 "Official Guides" to the GNR & LSWR (lost in a move decades ago, dammit!), as I've failed to find that year on bookseller sites. Those available years go for three figure sums!
But that's not why I buy 'em ..... I still actually refer to my collection on a regular basis - even the choicer volumes!
Have a full set of bound Railway Magazines from first issue to 1980.
There are several modern books that appear to be quite sought after.
Dave Brennands book on "Totems" is in demand, "Gaslight and Steam" the history of North Thames gasworks railways seems to command a high price and Vol 5 & 6 of "Steam in South Wales" fetch good money.
An original copy of "Ironstone Railways of the Midlands" gets good money by all accounts as well.
Like all these things when you want one the price is high but when you want to sell no-one is interested. Sod's law?
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