THE ALASKA RAILROAD. In Pictures 1914-1964. In Two Volumes

Anchorage: Ken Wray's Print Shop, 1964. First editions. Hardcover. Signed by the author on the title page below her printed name, also inscribed (looks to be by the author) on the front endpaper "To Our Dear Friends / Eda & / Muriel". The following text is from the rear panel of Volume one's dust jacket. "Why and How the Book Was Written and Published". "The publisher and the author on The Alaska Railroad in Pictures first met when Ken Wray, the publisher, was with the Anchorage Daily News. The News had the contract for printing the Railbelt Reporter, and Bernadine LeMay Prince, as editor of the ARR house organ delivered copy to and discussed printing of the paper with him. Ken Wray and his wife, Phyllis, are confirmed railroad buffs, and when they established their own printing firm, Ken Wrap's Print Shop Inc., Ken soon conceived the idea of a history of the Alaska Railroad done in pictures and agreed that Bernadine would author the history and the Wray's would print it. Envisioned was a one-volume, paperback book which grew and grew the more research Bernadine did until finally the project grew into two volumes containing almost 1700 pictures, plus line drawings and graphs, charts, etc., hardbound in bright blue cloth with gold stamping to front cover and spine with dust jackets. Volume 1 has 466 pages, 1, Vol 2 625 pages for a total of 1092. Near fine copies in very good dust jackets (complete). The bottom spine of each dust jacket has a pink post-a-note with Vol 1 and Vol 2 marked. Some browning under the post-a-note. Item #14729

Price: $750.00

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