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Robert Humm Bookshop

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.
We look forward to seeing all our loyal customers, and maybe some new ones, now we have finally opened the doors at the new shop.
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. 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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Best Selling Items

Bradshaw's Continental Guide, For Travellers Through Europe,


with an epitomized description of each country, and maps of Europe, showing the lines of railways opened.
Small, xvi + 1106 pages, plus 2 folding maps and a third loose in a pocket, heavy paper, silk headband and footband, bookmark with ribbon, paper-covered hard covers in facsimile to the original, in clear plastic jacket. **The title above is that given on the title page; the cover bears the title Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide And General Handbook Illustrated With Local And Other Maps Special Edition.
A reproduction of the European guide book used on Michael Portillo's BBC TV programmes. Bradshaw's Continental Guides were issued in two formats, plain and special. This handsome volume mimics the splendid red leather special edition, and although the cover is really paper-covered boards it looks pretty good and is fantastic value. Unlike the very rare British Tourist handbooks the Continental Guides are occasionally available in the original editions. They may have been more popular due to containing railway time tables for the whole continent, as well as tourist information, which was a secondary matter.
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Illustrated History Of The Port Of Goole And Its Railways.


Fell, M.G.
Very large, 120 pages, photo illustrations, some colour, dock plans, track layout, soft back. **The author was Port Manager at Goole and Hull between 1998 and 2003. As with his book on King's Lynn, he does not claim this as a definitive history but an informative and graphic portrayal of the port from its inception until the present day, including its railway connections past and present. The port thrives, and this record of it does it ample justice.
We were privileged to be shown over the port by the author, an unforgettable experience, the fascination intensified by the sight of more timber than one could have imagined possible.
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APT The Untold Story.


Very large, 144 pages, photo illustrations (many in colour), vehicle drawings, glazed boards. **The first major study of the APT for over 30 years provides much new information about the project and finds poor project management at BR chiefly to blame for its eventual demise.
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