I suspect the question as to "takers" was meant to be anyone interested in helping re-print..
IF it is re-printed how many will be sold and at what price? (baed on the "takers" who affect supply and demand)
I have both of the orginals - one bought in the 1960's.. The prices I paid "back then" are sometimes more than on Ebay these days.
I wrongly thought my sons might see some appreciation in their value. <G>
I do watch Ebay and see the occasional copy put up.
There doesn't seem to be a huge demand and bidding is not "wild and crazy" .. so...
(Not even sure what a realistic number of anyone seriously interest in Southern steam is these days.)
So as a suggestion which you can ignore or not even reply to ...
An idea might be to see what a re-print or re-write new print would cost and then see whether there is a demand.
When I "run out steam" there will be one fewer folks interest in Southern steam ... especially old enough to have lived in that period of history.