The Three Railway Engines by The Rev W Awdry
This is a second or third printing of the first Railway book by The Rev W Awdry. This books is very scarce and has a very good condition wrapper.
It was published in 1946. The book is dated by the name of the man who in 1947 editions and later was known as ‘The Fat Controller’. In this volume he appears as firstly ‘A fat director’ and on later pages ‘The fat director’.
The engines that star in this first story by Awdry are Edward, Henry and Gordon. The more famous Thomas the Tank was still in the pipeline.
This is probably the earliest book by Awdry any of us will ever see and is in truly lovely condition. We are selling it for £750.