The Mad 2265 Mile Dash of the Scott Special

By: Harry I Miller

Price: $50.00

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Skokie, IL: Black Cat Press, [1980].

Miniature Book. 1 13/16 x 1 6/16 inches. Unpaginated. [70] pp. Title page printed in red and black with a small locomotive vignette, frontispiece of locomotive, 1 small train car vignette headpiece, double-page map of the route of the Scott Special; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped maroon morocco, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight. INITIALED by Norman Forgue on the colophon. KGK523-005. Fine.

LIMITED EDITION of 249 copies, design and typography by Norman W. Forgue, bound by Bela Blau. "The Scott Special, also known as the Coyote Special, the Death Valley Coyote or the Death Valley Scotty Social, was a one-time, record-breaking passenger train operated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway from Los Angeles, California, to Chicago, Illinois, at the request of Walter E. Scott, known as "Death Valley Scotty." At the time of its transit in 1905, the Scott Special made the 2, 265-mile trip between the two cities at the fastest speed recorded to date; in doing so, it established the Santa Fe as the leader in high-speed travel between Chicago and the West Coast." Wikipedia. This miniature book is the only item recorded in the Wikipedia article about the Scott Special in the "Further Reading" segment of the Wikipedia article.

REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2087.

Title: The Mad 2265 Mile Dash of the Scott Special

Author Name: Harry I Miller

Edition: LIMITED EDITION of 249 copies

Created: 1980

Country of Origin: United States

Location Published: Skokie, IL, Black Cat Press: 1980

Binding: Gilt-stamped maroon morocco, marbled end-papers

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: None, as issued

Inscription: INITIALED by Norman Forgue on the colophon

Size: Miniature Book. 1 13/16 x 1 6/16 inches

Type: Miniature Book

Categories: History, Miniature Book, California Local History, Fine Press

Seller ID: KGK523-005

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