The Island of Sodor, Its People, History and Railways. Published by Kaye & Ward, London, in 1987 (1st edition).Hardcover, x + 154 pages. Photographic illustrations, several pages of maps, bibliography. Bound in crisp blue cloth, with gold blocked locomotive decoration to front board and bright, gilt title lettering to spine.
Signed by both Rev Awdry and his co-author brother George to special bookplate on front pastedown. The book was written by the Rev Awdry and his brother George, and illustrated by Clive Spong. It is a book about Sodor, dealing with its history, geography and industry in far greater depth than could ever be discussed in the Railway Series books themselves. Most of the background information on the places, people, railways and engines in the Railway Series comes from this book. The book came about as a result of the Reverend W.
Awdry's desire to create a credible and consistent world for his stories. This began with maps of Sodor, and was then expanded upon. Awdry and his brother George, who was the librarian of the National Liberal Club, worked out details of Sodor, producing between them a comprehensive set of notes.
These notes were compiled and published in this book. Copies of the book with its original dust jacket are increasingly hard to find. Light wear to boards & spine. Dust jacket is not price-clipped; light wear.
A very rare and highly collectible book, especially with the signatures and in such very good condition. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "sjc1305" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam.