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The Art of the Streamliner

Johnston, Bob; Joe Welsh; Mike Schafer

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ISBN 10: 1586631462 / ISBN 13: 9781586631468
Published by Metro Books, New York, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First edition, second printing. Written and researched by a team of veteran transportation historians and illustrated with more than 175 black-and-white and full-color pictures, this tribute presents the promotional brochures and posters used to entice passengers. Book and unpriced dust jacket are in fine condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Square 4to. 144 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 83274

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Title: The Art of the Streamliner

Publisher: Metro Books, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, Second printing.

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By the early 20th century, as the railroad became a vital means of moving people and goods, trains and locomotives became the focus of some of the world's finest mechanical engineers and industrial designers. From this increased attention arose perhaps the most elegant land-based form of transportation in human history: the streamlined train. Relive their glory through magnificent photographs of these cars, which show both their elegant interiors and their graceful shapes speeding across the countryside. Here are the ever-more luxurious rolling accommodations for the discriminating traveler, with increasingly spacious sleeper cars and dining rooms that came to resemble those in four-star restaurants. Written and researched by a team of veteran transportation historians and illustrated with more than 175 black-and-white and full-color pictures, this tribute honors not only the dazzling passenger cars, but also the legendary designers, and presents the gorgeous promotional brochures and posters used to entice passengers.

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Warwick Books, is an Internet-only bookseller that specializes in hard-to-find books for avid readers and collectors. Many of our books are out of print. Specialties include literature, signed firsts, art and photography, design, illustrated books, cookbooks, field guides, children's books, needlecraft books, and Americana. We recently acquired a large private collection of books on military history. The focus is on World War II as well as aviation history. Warwick Books is a member of IOBA, the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

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