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THE CAR-BUILDER'S DICTIONARY: AN ILLUSTRATED - WAIT, M. C. E., PROFESSOR JOHN C - 1895. 
The Railroad Gazette, 1895., New York - First edition. Quarto. Original dark green cloth with illustration and titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, and design on front and rear covers stamped in blind, , 394 numbered pages of dictionary of car-builders' terms, plus 5683 illustrations of cars and their parts, plus 51 numbered pages of advertisements in the rear to include the rear fly leaf and pastedown sheet. Preface, directions for using the car-builder's dictionary, double column, illustrated, with 5683 illustrations. The numbers of illustrations in the three editions of the Car Builder's Dictionary issued in 1879, 1884, and 1895 are respectively 811, 2188, and 5683. This book is divided into essentially nine classifications including: Cars, Car-Bodies, Car-Body Details, Car-Furnishings, Trucks, Truck Details, Master Car-Builder's Standards and Recommended Practice, Hand-Cars, and Street-Cars. The book was published to provide Mechanical Engineers and train manufacturing workers with invaluable information for each train car and its components. Professionally rebacked with original spine laid-down, front endpapers replaced else a very good, tight copy of a very desirable and elusive manual. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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