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M Richardson Rare Books

With the future of fairs uncertain at the moment, you can see a handful of our many books on this site. Better still, you can search most of the books we have in stock on our Abebooks storefront. We are constantly adding new stock online so do also contact us if you don't find what you want there. Copy this link: If there are any of these that you'd like to see photos of or ask for more information on then please do get in touch. M. Richardson Rare Books was formerly known as Mr. Books Bookshop and located on Tonbridge High Street in Kent, England for over 12 years up until July 2017. The shop is still there under new owners so, due to the sale of the bricks and mortar side of the business, it made sense to change our name to reflect this change of direction. (And we had to because the new owner liked the name so much it went with the business sale!) We now trade mainly online and at PBFA fairs up and down the country from our new base nestling in the foothills of the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds. We also exhibit at Bloomsbury Book Fairs in London a few times a year, and occasionally have a small selection of fine books for sale at select antique centres, such as Hemswell, in Lincolnshire. Whilst we don't specialise in anything in particular we do lean towards certain subjects such as collectable modern fiction and children's books, and also have many fishing books and topographical books & ephemera. But really we just sell rare and fine books on many subjects. The stock is being constantly replenished so it's always worth visiting us at one of the fairs. We travel far and wide to purchase quality collections so please feel free to call us.

Railway Machinery: A Treatise on the Mechanical Engineering of Railways: Embracing The Principles and Construction of Rolling and Fixed Plant


This is a beautiful two volume set of this highly sort after title. Quarter leather binding having evidently been recently rebound (tan leather corners and spine with brown cloth.) Two inscriptions: one on title page of volume 1 neatly in top RH corner; the other a 1992 gift inscription on front end paper. Foxing to prelims and a little throughout. Small Institute of Transport Library Stamp at foot of Vol. 1 title page dated 1854. No further evidence of library markings in either volume. Volume two is more heavily foxed on some plates throughout probably due to the paper stock. Despite these few flaws these are a wonderful collectable set of this rare masterpiece.