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The Railway Magazine

By Various

1897-2011 - London - Temple Chambers


 

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A collection of magazines regarding locomotive history.

This set comprises of volumes 1-67, 76-77 and 86-157 and covers the time period of 1897-2011.

The Railway Magazine is still Britain's best-selling rail title. It was first published in 1897 and has been published continuously since.

The work was launched by Joseph Lawrence and ex-railwayman Frank E Cornwall who believed there to be an amateur enthusiast market for material they were publishing in railway staff magazines.

The first editor of the work was George Augustus Nokes who wrote under the pseudonym G A Sekton.

Notable photographic contributors of the interwar period included Maurice W Earley, W Leslie Good, Frank R Hebron, O J Morris and H Gordon Tidey .

Volumes I-IV (July-Dec 1897 - Jan-June 1899) are in the original Green Cloth bindings. Volumes IV- XIII are in uniform half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Bound by J Falconer, with the binder's stamp to the rear pastedowns. Volumes XIV-XV are in full burgundy cloth bindings. XVI-XXI are in half calf bindings with cloth covered boards by J Falconer. XXII to 157 are in mixed cloth bindings.

Volumes I-LXVII  and LXXVI-LXXVII have Roman Numerals to spines whereas all runs onwards (86-157) have arabic numerals to spine.

Volume XLIII (1918) has original frontispieces from the parts and backstrips from the parts bound in to the rear.

With the indexes of volumes 131-159 kept in a separate plastic-wallet folder.

With two volume IV (Jan-June 1899), one in original cloth and one in half calf.

This collection covers a wide range of locomotive history.

CONDITION

In mixed bindings. Majority of bindings are cloth. Others are in half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Volumes IV-XIII  in half calf and cloth covered boards are heavily rubbed to the spines.  Loss to head and tail of spines to volumes IX-XIII due to heavy rubbing. Small losses to the head and tail of spines to volumes XXX and XXXI. Small losses to head and tail of spines to volumes XXXIV-XLV due to bumping. Several further volumes between XLVI and LXVII have small losses to the head and tail due to bumping on the cloth.  Front hinge to volumes II (1898), XI and XII is strained but firm. Both hinges to volumes III (1898), XIII and XLV are strained but firm. Tape repair to the front hinge of volume LXIV.  Loss to the head and tail of spine to clothbound volume IV (1899). Split to rear joint of volume XXXI resulting in the backstrip to lift slightly. Backstrip to both  volume IVs (1899) are lifting. Backstrip to volume LI is lifting at the   Rear hinge and joint to clothbound volume IV are weak and may detach with further handling. Backstrip to volume XIII has suffered large loss to the head and backstrip is lifting to the rear. Backstrip to XXXV is lifting slightly at the tail of rear joint.  A few small ink spills to the tail of spine to volume XXII. Some minor light tidemarks to the spine of volumes XXIX, XLIX, . Damp staining to the spines of volumes 122, 124, 126. Prior owners' inscriptions to the recto of front endpaper to volumes XXXIV, XLIX, L. Stamp to the recto of front endpaper to volume L.  Prior owner's inscription to the front pastedown of volume XLVI. Damp staining to front pastedown of volume XL, does not affect rest of volume. Prior owner's notations to the front pastedown and recto of front endpaper to volumes LII, LXVII.    Frontispiece to volume IV is detached but present. Small amount of offsetting from binding staples to volume XXVIII. Advertisement removed neatly with scissors to verso of 'Contents for July and August' leaf to volume 89. Internally, all volumes are otherwise firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to the older volumes due to paper used. Just the occasional light spots. Overall: Both volume IVs GOOD ONLY due to binding. Volumes I-XIII, LXIV, XXXI, 122, 124 and 126 GOOD, volumes XXIV-LXVII, LXXVI-LXXVII, 86-132 VERY GOOD, volumes 133-157 NEAR FINE. 


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