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    Bradshaw's Railway Handbook, 1866: Tours in North and South Wales (plus Western and Southwestern England and Parts of Ireland) v. 2 (Hardback) By (author) George Bradshaw

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    DescriptionBradshaw'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, and includes beautiful engravings of English cathedrals, castles and other views along with maps, period advertisements and nostalgic descriptions of English life, all set in charming Victorian typefaces. As a companion to the first volume (London ands its environs), Conway is proud to announce the reissue of the second volume of this series, which purportedly focuses on 'Tours in North and South Wales' - but actually deals with a broad swathe of Welsh, English and Irish metropolitan, suburban and rural landscape (including Western and Southwestern England, Wales and parts of Ireland) full of fascinating period detail. This rare and much-sought-after tome is the very same book that Michael Portillo carried and referred to throughout his 'Great British Railway Journeys' series. 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.


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    Title
    Bradshaw's Railway Handbook, 1866: Tours in North and South Wales (plus Western and Southwestern England and Parts of Ireland) v. 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Bradshaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844861583
    ISBN 10: 1844861589
    Classifications

    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004000
    DC23: 385.2094109034
    Illustrations note
    40 black and white line engravings
    Publisher
    ANOVA Books
    Imprint name
    Conway
    Publication date
    20 June 2015
    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.'