Thomas Talbot Bury's Six Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and Six Coloured Views on the London and Birmingham Railway have sold as a single lot at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury.
They realised a total of £7,000 ($11,880) at the railwayana auction in London on June 12 - up 40% on a £5,000 ($8,486) estimate.
Both books date to the mid-19th century and offer fascinating views of the two lines. They were described as being in particularly good condition, marred only by some light spotting, and are exceptionally rare.
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