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    Bradshaw's Handbook to London (Hardback) By (author) George Bradshaw

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    DescriptionConway's latest contribution to the Bradshaw's publishing phenomenon is this superb and wonderfully illustrated guide to Victorian London, dating from 1862. The book was published in a single volume as a handbook for visitors to the capital, and it includes beautiful engravings of London attractions, a historical overview of the city, and lots of other information relating to London theatres, Hackney carriages, omnibuses, London churches and even banks. There is also advice for tourists on coping with London smog, avoiding pickpockets, dealing with London's muddy streets and ferocious din, and many other topics - some just as useful today as they were in 1862! The main body of the book focuses on a series of 'walking tours' radiating outwards from the centre of London, covering the North, East, South and West, The City of London and a tour of the Thames (from Greenwich to Windsor). All major attractions and districts are covered in detailed pages full of picturesque description. This reformatted edition preserves the historical value of this meticulously detailed and comprehensive book, which will appeal to Bradshaw's enthusiasts, local historians, aficionados of Victoriana, tourists and Londoners alike - there really is something for everyone. It will enchant anyone with an interest in the capital and its rich history.


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    Title
    Bradshaw's Handbook to London
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Bradshaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844861828
    ISBN 10: 1844861821
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-RB
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC V2.8: REF002000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1DBKESL
    DC23: 942.1081
    Thema V1.0: WQH, WTLC
    Edition
    Facsimile
    Edition statement
    Facsimile edition
    Illustrations note
    8 black and white engravings
    Publisher
    PAVILION BOOKS
    Imprint name
    Conway
    Publication date
    05 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.'