Lot 238 of 627:
Ledger for Philadelphia, Germantown, & Norristown RR Company  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$600
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Original manuscript ledger book recording land purchases and related legal proceedings of the Philadelphia, Germantown, & Norristown Railroad Company

Author:

Place:
Pennsylvania

Publisher:

Date:
c.1896-1917

Description:

600 pp., The index and first approximately 140 pages in neat manuscript, the remaining pages typewritten. Several inserted blue-print maps. 45x29 cm (17¾x11½"), original canvas over boards with three wrap-around leather straps, black leather spine labels lettered in gilt.

Massive original ledger of significance to the understanding of railroad expansion in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs at the end of the 19th century, prime source material. Recorded at length are the numerous land transactions as rights of way were acquired, with the property and boundaries described in great detail, the amount paid, and various legal details. A number of interesting blueprint plans of rights of way and proposed crossings of private property are laid in, some with hand coloring. The ledger presents as important body of information worthy of study.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Leather straps a bit dry and brittle; else very good or better, internally clean.


 
Item number:
281348
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