Denver, CO: World Press, Inc., 1979. Illustrated by Richard Ward. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, green leatherette over boards, ix, 528pp, epilogue, biblio., index, 925 black & white reproductions, 12 full-color paintings (including dust wrapper front panel), 11 with spider web embossed tissue guards, 22 line drawings. Item #900235
#2144 of a Limited Edition signed by the author. A 150-year history of logging railroads stretching from the Kennebec River in Maine to Puget Sound and from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska and Canada. Part I chronicles tools and techniques of the early logging industry prior to the advent of the steam engine. Part II covers the geography of forest railroads, divided into eight regions encompassing American forests from New England and Eastern Canada to Western Canada and Alaska. A little minor rubbing to extreme edges of boards, very good plus in very good modestly rubbed and spine faded dust wrapper and protective mylar.