Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Vol 1: London and its environs (Kent, Sussex, Hants, Dorset, Devon, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight)

Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Vol 1: London and its environs (Kent, Sussex, Hants, Dorset, Devon, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight)

by George Bradshaw

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Overview

Bradshaw's Railway Handbook was originally published in 1866 under the title Bradshaw's Handbook for Tourists in Great Britain and Ireland. It appeared in four volumes as a comprehensive handbook for domestic tourists, offering a detailed view of English life in the Victorian age. Conway is proud to announce the reissue of the first volume of this series, which purportedly focuses on London and its environs - but actually deals with a broad swathe of English metropolitan, suburban and rural landscape (Kent, Sussex, Hants, Dorset, Devon, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight) full of fascinating period detail. Now available to a new generation of readers, it will appeal to railway, steam and transport enthusiasts, local historians, and anyone with an interest in British heritage, the Victorian period, or the nation's industrial past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844861637
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 01/30/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 482 KB
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

George Bradshaw (1801-1853) was an English cartographer, printer and publisher. He is most famous for developing a series of railway timetables and guides. The books became synonymous with its publisher so that, for Victorians and Edwardians alike, a railway timetable was 'a Bradshaw'. After his death Punch magazine said of Bradshaw's labours: 'seldom has the gigantic intellect of man been employed upon a work of greater utility.'

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