Red for Danger (L. T. C. Rolt)

Red for Danger (L. T. C. Rolt) soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1966, Hardback in dust wrapper.

First in this edition, first: 1955, John Lane. Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables [1]; Appendices [2]; Signed, with dedication, by the author on the first blank unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: The fate of the Flying Scotsman in a blizzard at Abbots Ripton and the frantic but fruitless efforts of the railway staff to avert a second catastrophe; the sequence of trivial but fateful mistakes which ended in the terrible head-on collisions at Norwich and Abermule; the disasters in the high Pennines at Hawes Junction and Ais Gill; the structural defects of the first Tay bridge which led to its fall one wild December night in 1879; the packed runaway coaches of the Warren Point excursion rushing headlong down the Armagh incline; these are only a few of…

Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier wear to the spine ends, tanned on verso. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I woo you with the cream of the crop in my Transport Rail catalogue?


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