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Robert Humm Bookshop



WE ARE STILL HERE RUNNING OUR MAIL ORDER BUSINESS AS USUAL; YOU ARE WELCOME TO PHONE US DURING OUR NORMAL OPENING HOURS.
HOWEVER AS LOCKDOWN RELAXES WE CAN MANAGE A VERY LIMITED RE-OPENING TO CALLERS, WHICH WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. SEE HERE FOR DETAILS.


Robert Humm & Co specialises in rare and out-of-print books about railways, other transport and industrial history. We also stock a wide selection of new books on railways.
For over a quarter of a century our shop was in the former station master's house at Stamford railway station but we have moved to new premises in Stamford and the shop at the station is closed. We opened at 59 Scotgate, Stamford PE9 2YQ on 15 February 2016.
The new premises are no great distance from Station House and remain convenient for the A1 Great North Road and the railway. Stamford station, with an hourly service on the cross-country Birmingham to East Anglia railway, is ten minutes walk.
Stamford itself is a handsome town with fine architecture, excellent shopping and restaurants - it is well worth a day out in its own right.
We offer, as always, a mail order service and welcome enquiries by phone, post or e-mail. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff are always happy to help.
In addition to the excellent shop stock we issue printed catalogues of our choicest rare and out-of-print books once or twice a year. Exceptionally we are posting a pdf version of Catalogue 107 for downloading to help keep business ticking over while the shop is closed. You can find it under Printed Catalogues. The contents of the catalogues are not listed on this web site - they have to be ordered directly from the shop.
You will have gathered that this is not primarily an on-line business. However most of our new books and a little selection of our second-hand stock are listed on this site; most of the listings can be ordered on-line.

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1. If you have been whizzed back to the Home page while placing an order you'll need to find your way back to the Checkout. To do this use the Checkout link at the top left of this page.
2. To remove an item from your order (or to alter the quantity of any item) you have to leave the Checkout pages. At the top of any other page (including this one) is a link to the View Order page : here you can alter your order. Remember to click Update and Save when it is correct. The View Order page has is a link back to the Checkout.

Best Selling Items

UK Subscription

17.00

This subscription buys catalogue 108 and our following three main catalogues. All subscribers' catalogues will be sent out by first class post; there will be occasional free extra lists; subscribers will be the first to receive our stock clearance lists.
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London Transport Tramways Handbook.

10.00

Willoughby, D W & Oakley, E R.
Hartley, Kent, 1972, published by the authors.
Octavo, 120 pages + large folding map, some photo illustrations, card covers, VG. **History and description of LT tramway and their operation.
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Ron Jarvis.

12.95

From Midland compound to the HST.
Chacksfield, J E.
Medium, 176 pages, photos, drawings, soft back. OL130. **Jarvis was born in 1911, began his career as locomotive engineer at Derby in 1928, saw service in Turkey, Brighton, Derby again as Mechanical Engineer, Design, retired in 1971, devoting his spare time to the Festiniog Railway. He died in 1994. Jarvis's career with locomotives covered the enormous range laconically hinted at in the sub-title; John Chacksfield has described his interesting life with insight of a fellow engineer.
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