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These bound runs cannot be ordered on-line, as their size means that special arrangements will need to be made for delivery.
To order any of these runs please get in touch with us by phone or e-mail. We are happy to reserve any run for a week or so while payment and delivery are arranged.
We can arrange delivery to nearly anywhere in the world, and of course the purchaser may collect in person.
Payment can be made by any of the usual methods, including as a Special Order through this web site.

Buses Illustrated [later 'Buses'] 1967-1971 Ref: Run 129  

A good long run of this highly regarded monthly magazine from volume 17 to volume 51 inclusive, bound as 33 books. Format varies from medium octavo for the early volumes to large quarto for the later volumes, the latter running to about 700 pages per year. Current and historical articles, countless photo illustrations, colour in later years, extensive notes and news, letter, bus preservation. Uniformly bound in dark green cloth with title on spine. Clean and complete throughout.

Price: 495.00

Der Eisenbahner 1956-1969 Ref: Run 109  

German language monthly technical publication describing matters of current interest - probably issued to DB technical staff. Bound in 14 annual volumes (1956 is June-December only). A4 format, up to 500 pages per volume, with illustrations and diagrams. Boards with cloth backstrip, 'dymo' style titling on spine. From the library of the late Eberhard Schweitzer.

Price: 150.00

Locomotives Illustrated 1974-2008 Ref: Run 148  

A complete run from the first issue to the last (#170), bound in 17 volumes. Originally published quarterly, then bi-monthly, latterly reverting to quarterly. A4 format with slight increase in page size from #80. Page count between 40 and 48 pages per copy. Contents are mainly photographic, mainly b/w from archive images, some colour in most issues. Originally published by Ian Allan, then Rail Archive Stephenson under license. Brian Stephenson has been the editor since the early days. Each issue has an introductory article by well-known locomotive men including Derek Cross, Peter Rowledge and Bill Aves. Most include number and statistical lists at the back. Bound in red cloth by D J Bookbinders with gilt titles on the spines and the original colour covers within. We have added a printed title page contents list at the front of each volume.
Locomotives Illustrated is the most sought-after of all the modern railway periodicals. This is a rare opportunity to obtain a complete set in spanking condition.

Price: 930.00

Locomotives Illustrated 1974-2008 Ref: Run 168  

A complete run from the first issue to the last (#170), bound in 28 manageable volumes. Originally published quarterly, then bi-monthly, latterly reverting to quarterly. A4 format with slight increase in page size from #80. Page count between 40 and 48 pages per copy. Contents are mainly photographic, mainly b/w from archive images, some colour in most issues. Originally published by Ian Allan, then Rail Archive Stephenson under license. Brian Stephenson has been the editor since the early days. Each issue has an introductory article by well-known locomotive men including Derek Cross, Peter Rowledge and Bill Aves. Most include number and statistical lists at the back. Bound in red cloth by Chew Valley Bookbinders with silver titles on the spines and the original colour covers within. Locomotives Illustrated is the most sought-after of all the modern railway periodicals. Ron White collection.

Price: 910.00

Railway & Travel Monthly 1917-1920 Ref: Run 190  

A short run of 8 half-year volumes (14-21) from a difficult period in the magazine's history. Large octavo format about 400 pages per volume. Historical and current articles, news, notes, photo illustrations and plates. Bound in dark blue buckram cloth, very good set.

Price: 280.00

Railway Philately 1968-2004 Ref: Run 187  

SOLD

Volumes 3-38 inclusive, published quarterly by the Railway Philatelic Group. First six volumes small quarto, rest standard octavo. Wide range of British and foreign subject matter, numerous illustrations in b/w and latterly in colour. Bound mainly three volumes to a book, nine books in all. Dark blue cloth by the Sullivan bindery, gilt titles on spines. Very fine condition, an unusual series.

Price: 250.00

Railway Reflections 1980-1985 Ref: Run 195  

New in the market
A complete set of issues 1-28 bound a single volume. Oversize A4 format, 32 pages per issue with many fine colour plates and b/w photos, mainly of the post-nationalisation steam era. All the original colour covers have been retained. Dark green cloth by DJ Book Binders, very fine condition. Railway Reflections was an early attempt to produce a wholly pictorial steam nostalgia magazine. Under the editorship of Hugh Ramsay it set a new standard for quality at a time when most other magazines were coming out on inferior inflation-era paper. In the end lack of capital did for it, but it paved the way for later successes such as Back Track and Steam Days.

Price: 95.00

Railway World 1939-2002 Ref: Run 209a  

New in the market
A complete 63-volume set of Railway World and its predecessor "Railways." Format is medium quarto (approx 9" x7") up to volume 42 and A4 thereafter. Page count about 300 pages in the early volumes up to 960 pages latterly. Good, mainly historical, articles and plenty of illustrations, some colour in the middle and later years. Mixed bindings for the first 20 years (some as doubles), the rest bound in uniform tan cloth by Chew Valley Book Binders. From the library of Ron White ("Mr Colour-Rail"). A rare opportunity to acquire a complete set.

Price: 995.00

Railway World 1965-1991 Ref: Run 142  

A substantial run of volumes 26-52 (27 books) of this much-missed historical monthly magazine. Quarto and large quarto format, about 600-700 pages per volume. Detailed articles on most aspects of British railway history, profusely illustrated in b/w (some colour in later years), diagrams, letters, notes and new. Bound in the publisher's standard tan cloth with gilt or silver titling on the spines. In excellent condition throughout.

Price: 495.00

Railway World 1965-1991. Ref: Run 209b  

New in the market
Volumes 26-52 inclusive, 27 volumes in all. Format medium quarto, about 550 to 700 pages per volume. Interesting articles on railway history, well illustrated in monochrome, some colour. Uniformly bound by Chew Valley Book Binders in tan cloth. A neat looking run, fine condition.

Price: 350.00

Trains Illustrated/Modern Railways 1946-1964 Ref: Run 165  

SOLD

An exceptionally fine and complete run of Trains Illustrated 1946-1961 together with the first three volumes of Modern Railways 1962-1964 in the TI format. Crown octavo, medium octavo and large octavo. Volumes 1-20 bound as 16 books. Numbered issues dated irregularly up to November 1949, published monthly from February 1950. Page count varies from 430 pages in 1951 to over 750 pages by 1964. Contains historical and contemporary articles, plentiful high quality photographs from the best practitioners of the art, diagrams, maps and occasional colour plates. Almost all the original covers have been bound in. Uniformly bound in medium blue cloth and silver titles, first two volumes in original Ian Allan bindings, rest done by DJ Bookbinders. A superb set of this much-loved periodical.

Price: 795.00

Trains Illustrated/Modern Railways 1946-1964 Ref: Run 166  

An exceptionally fine and complete run of Trains Illustrated 1946-1961 together with the first six half-year volumes of Modern Railways 1962-1964 in the TI format. Crown octavo, medium octavo and large octavo. Volumes 1-20 bound as 19 books. Numbered issues dated irregularly up to November 1949, published monthly from February 1950 Page count varies from 430 pages in 1951 to over 750 pages by 1964. Packed with historical and contemporary articles, plentiful high quality photographs from the best practitioners of the art, diagrams, maps and occasional colour plates. Formed from the superior art paper copies, together with all indexes once these began to be issued in the early 1950s. This is a single-owner set that looks as if it was bound all at the same time by Ian Allan's nominated binders, medium blue cloth with silver titles One of the most attractive sets we have seen Price: £795.

Price: 795.00

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