London. London & North Eastern Railway. 1939.
Folded travel guide 8 ¾ x 4 inches unfolding to 8 ¾ x 8 inches; 72 numbered pages plus three advert pages at rear. Full title: "On Either Side Depicting & Describing Features of Interest To Be Seen From The Train Between London (King’s Cross) & Edinburgh (Waverley) Fort William Inverness & Aberdeen." Booklet, with color lithographed covers, features four pages of Introduction followed by 67 full-page detailed color maps depicting travel between London and Edinburgh, with ancillary routes shown departing from the main North/South rail line. Folded color map at rear, 14 x 8 ¼ inches, depicting the complete London /Edinburgh route. Loose covers, very light creasing at bottom edge of guide’s front and rear covers, light bumps to corners of covers and top and bottom of folded guide’s spine. Several very short tears to bottom edge of covers. Overall good clean condition. An uncommon item: WorldCat shows just one library holding for this edition, the National Library of Scotland. Other editions of this travel guide are listed in WorldCat, the chief difference being the phrase used on these versions, specifically "Seen From the Carriage Windows" as opposed to this edition’s phrasing, "Seen from the Train." Item #54172