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Rev W. Awdry Oliver the Western Engine 1969

Rev W. Awdry Oliver the Western Engine 1969


Rev. W. Awdry Oliver The Western Engine Thomas the Tank Book is for sale. Oliver The Western Engine is Number 24 in the Thomas the Tank Railway Series. This is a first edition of Oliver the Western Engine with the rare dust jacket, published by Kaye & Ward Limited. This book has been superbly illustrated throughout by Guvnor and Peter Edwards.


The dust jacket has a colour illustration to the front and advertisements to the back, with the price of “6/-“ to the front flap. The dust jacket is in Very Good condition with slight wear to the edges; minor loss to the back; and rubbing to the back. The inside flap has a Rev W Awdry catalogue list of Thomas the Tank books.


The original publisher’s blue boards bears the title Oliver the Western Engine to the front board in orange, with an illustration of Oliver also in orange above this title. The boards are in Fine condition.


There are 56 numbered pages with text to the left hand side of the page, and colour illustrations to the right.  The pages are very clean with a name in small writing to the top right corner of the blank front free endpaper, otherwise overall in Very Good + condition.


For more information on the collectable Thomas the Tank books visit the Wikipedia page 'List of Railway Series Books'.

Author: Rev W. Awdry

Illustrator: Gunvor and Peter Edwards

Title: Oliver the Western Engine

Publisher: Kaye & Ward Ltd

Date of Publication: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Condition of the Dust Jacket: Very Good

Condition of the Binding: Fine

Condition of the Pages: Very Good +