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    DescriptionCollector's item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s - Bradshaw's Handbook deserves a place on the bookshelf of any traveller, railway enthusiast, historian or anglophile. Produced as the British railway network was reaching its zenith, and as tourism by rail became a serious pastime for the better off, it was the first national tourist guide specifically organized around railway journeys, and to this day offers a glimpse through the carriage window at a Britain long past. This is a facsimile of the actual book - often referred to as 'Bradshaw's Guide' - that inspired the 'Great British Railway Journeys' television series, possibly the only surviving example of the 1863 edition. It is an exact copy with a removable belly-band.


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    Title
    Bradshaw's Handbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Bradshaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781908402028
    ISBN 10: 1908402024
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, TRV009070
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14350
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    B&T General Subject: 790
    LC classification: HE
    Abridged Dewey: 385
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1DBK
    DC23: 914.10481
    Thema V1.0: WGF, NHD, WTLC
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Edition
    Facsimile
    Edition statement
    Facsimile edition
    Publisher
    Old House Books
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    24 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    George Bradshaw became famous for producing the world's most successful and longest running combined railway timetable -- a publication to be found in the library of every Victorian traveller. But in the middle of the 19th century, with the railway network reaching its peak, his company shifted focus to tourist guides, such as this one, designed for the rail traveller.