1927 Illustrated "Principles of Railroad Transportation" by Emory R. Johnson, Ph.D.
ARTIFACT: This is a 1927 hardcover copy of "The Principles of Railroad Transportation" by Emory R. Johnson, Ph.D.". Johnson was a professor on this topic at University of Pennsylvania and held various other academic posts. The book is "illustrated with maps, half-tones and diagrams", as stated on the title page. The topics covered range from stagecoaches and the origins of the railway system in America to current issues (the book was originally published in 1903). The first endpaper has the handwritten name and addresses of a previous (and probably original) owner.
VINTAGE: Published 1927 (6th edition).
SIZE: 617 pages; approximately 8-1/4" in height and 6" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Embossed cloth-bound cover, paper.
ATTACHMENT: Glued binding.
MARKINGS: "Please return to: Robert F. Hewitt Burdett College 156 Stuart Street Boston, Mass. Or 312 High Street West Medford, Mass." written on front endpaper.
ITEM NOTES: This is from an antique railroad book collection that we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay VEX05 LCEX1/14 SLBHX7/16
CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The book light wear; appears that a rate pamphlet was removed from inside cover; several pages have pencil handwriting, and a few have red pen. Several pages at the back of the book have had their corners cut off.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.