Christie’s Toy Railways (Hugo Marsh with Contributions by Pierce Carlson)

Christie’s Toy Railways (Hugo Marsh with Contributions by Pierce Carlson) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Antiques & Collecting Toys & Dolls shelves. priced at £10.00! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

London: Pavilion, 2002, (First Edition) (Signed Copy) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Signed by the author, dedicated, on the title page unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Colour photographs; Colour drawings; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: Toy railways, whether simple wooden engines or complex networks of track, goods yards and bridges, have captivated children and adults alike almost since Stephensons Rocket steamed into history in 1829. For some, the pleasure is in the intricacies of the engineering, for others it is the nostalgic link with a bygone age, while yet others enjoy collecting a complete railway, from signal box to rakes of coaches or freight wagons.

Early wooden, lead or tinplate trains were endearing in their fantasy forms, but realism soon took over and toys became closer to detailed scale models. Indeed, developments in full-size railways often had miniature counterparts: the Mallard, the Flying Scotsman, the Der Adler and the Riviera Blue are all featured here in their toy fo…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10¼” x 10¼”.

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