The COMING RAILROAD. The Chase - Kirchner Aerodynamic System of Transportation.

St. Louis, MO: Februrary 1894. 1st, and only, edition. Chase's personal copy, with his signature [dated March 1894] to a preliminary blank & his marginalia throughout. Firm [Chase - Kirchner] stamp under Chase's signature. 50 pages of text, with many charts & tables. Illustrated with a frontis showing an artist's rendition of the C-K aerodynamic system, many internal woodcut figures, and 9 inserted plates at rear. Royal 8vo. 10-3/4" x 7-3/8". Original publisher's deep purple cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to front board. Red edgestain. Green floral patterned-paper eps. A VG+ - Nr Fine copy. Item #30724

A presentient, albeit ultimately impractical, proposal, using an aerodynamic system, to propel the locomotive beyond it's inherent technological speed limitations.... while this particular effort would not succeed, as time would show, other aerodynamic engines would indeed surpass the locomotive in terms of attainable velocity.. many times over.

Price: $1,250.00