H U E Y,  T H E   E N G I N E E R
James E. Beard, St. Helene, California, 1960.  50 pp.
With wood engravings by Mallette Dean
  Huey the Engineer  
  Jesse Stuartís  Huey, the Engineer, the fifth of his books for young readers, was originally published in Esquire Magazine in 1937. The book, written in Stuartís typical colloquial narrative, provides a glimpse of the heyday and gradual disappearance of a local short-line railway.

The book was issued in a limited edition of 585 copies with a plain brown-paper dust jacket. It also included a folded facsimile from The Official Railway Equipment Register of 1925. The book has become quite a collector’s item, because of its small edition; copies with Stuart’s autograph can fetch over $500. The copy in the Jesse Stuart Collection, was signed by Jesse Stuart during Marshall University Libraries’ Jesse Stuart Day on February 18, 1975.


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