Railways and Other Ways: Being Reminiscences of Canal and Railway Life During a Period of Sixty-Seven Years; with Characteristic Sketches of Canal and Railway Men - Early Tram Roads and Railways - Steamboats and Ocean Steamships - The Electric Telegraph and Atlantic Cable - Canada and Its Railways, Trade and Commerce, with Numerous Incidents and Anecdotes, Humorous and Otherwise, of Canal, Coach and Rail.

Toronto: Williamson & Co., 1894.

Price: $250.00

Hardcover. First edition. Small quarto. xix, 407pp. Illustrated with a frontispiece, plates, portraits with signature facsimiles. Decorative salmon cloth stamped in black and gilt, beveled edges, top edge gilt, floral endpapers. Gutter cracked, pages lightly age-toned with foxing on preliminary pages and endpapers, spine lightly toned with short tears on ends, still a very good copy being H.K. Ritchie's copy with his nameplate affixed to the front fly. You can find a short article (marked in the margins with colored pencil) on Mr. Ritchie on page 205. Also, a lengthy gift inscription dated "22/3/37" on the blank page in the rear addressed to a Herb R. Derr[sic] from his father Donald H. Derr[sic]. Herb's signature is on the front pastedown and on a blank preliminary page (under Ritchie's nameplate). Donald worked for the Canadian Railway becoming Master Mechanic of the Dominion Atlantic Ry of Nova Scotia. Newspaper clippings pertaining to the Canadian Railway affixed to the rear pastedown, circa1946. An interesting association copy.

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