[The Royal Scot, London Midland and Scottish Railway, North American Tour 1933; Driver William Gilbertson]
London Midland & Scottish Railway. 1933.
36pp., 12mo, including 15 full pages of photographic illustrations and maps. Stapled, in brown printed wraps. In good condition, on aged and worn paper, with rusting staples. The front cover carries the signatures of the driver William Gilbertson and firemen John Jackson and Tom Blackett, all three men from Carlisle, as well as the fitter William Clifford Woods, of Crewe (as per the section on 'Personnel', p.8), reading: 'Driver W. Gilbertson | Royal Scot Train | T<?> Canada & USA 1933 | S on Sea 4/2/34 | Fireman T Blackett | J Jackson | Fitter W C Woods'.
Published by George Lewis, Printer and Bookseller, Selkirk, 1863
138pp., 12mo, blue cover, corner bumped , some damage to spine, worn edges, but attractive, foxing throughout, slight hinge strain. Author's Preface gives the background to the publication including experiences at the Crimea and his daily round as Post Runner to Yair [Postman, I suppose]. Much includes dialect words, and many are based on personal experiences or current events. He includes a Burns' Centenary Song. COPAC lists copies at NLS, Glasgow and BL. WorldCat adds the University of Guelph.
Archibald Francis Steuart (1872-1942), Scottish advocate, genealogist and historian [AUTOGRAPH COLLECTING]
Hotel Grande Bretagne, Florence; 11 March 1923.
Two pages, octavo. Good, with traces of stub adhering to one uneven edge. He feels there is 'surely telepathy in the world' as, 'only last night tired of the dull inaction after a bout of 'flu', he was assembling autographs for his correspondent. '[T]hey all explain themselves except perhaps Boardman Robinson the American cartoonist and Rose Bradley the writer on teh 19th. Century. I send one too from Lord Seaforth who only died last week.
The photographs vary in size from 24 x 18.5 cm to 8 x 6.5 cm. The overall condition is good, with one chipped along the edges. 13 have been touched up for publication, a few quite heavily. Annotated, with dimensions, on backs.