The Story of Railways, 1964, Series 601 (DJ)


The Story of Railways was first published in 1961 and was the 3rd title in the long-running Achievements series, 601.  It was illustrated by the brilliant visual-storyteller Robert Ayton and written by  Richard Bowood.

You get the feeling from the illustrations that Ayton had particular fun with these early titles – there are coming scenes to spot in so many of the pictures and this is perfect to attract and hold the attention of children.  How many school projects did these books underpin in the 1960s and 1970s I wonder?

This book was originally issued with a dustwrapper.  As with so many of the technology-focused books, it was revised a few years after publication to reflect the fast-changing pace of technological change.  This is the original version.

This copy:

This copy will has its original dustwrapper (price-clipped).  It is in good condition but with wear to all edges and particularly head and foot of spine panel.  The book itself is in good condition but it has  a couple of ticks agaings titles on the back DJ flap.  Last title listed.

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Weight 0.11 kg