Bradshaw's Railway Handbook, 1866: Tours in North and South Wales (Plus Western and Southwestern England and Parts of Ireland) Volume 2

Bradshaw's Railway Handbook, 1866: Tours in North and South Wales (Plus Western and Southwestern England and Parts of Ireland) Volume 2

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By (author) George Bradshaw

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  • Publisher: Conway
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 192mm
  • Publication date: 20 June 2015
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844861589
  • ISBN 13: 9781844861583
  • Illustrations note: 40 black and white line engravings
  • Sales rank: 1,849,071

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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, 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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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.'