The Horse-World of London (Classic Reprint)

The Horse-World of London (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Horse-World of London The omnibuses are the most characteristic feature of London; and they increase, while the cabs decrease. What London would be like Without them a recent strike gave us the opportunity of knowing, and there can be no doubt that from an aesthetic point of view its streets would be considerably improved. But the omnibus is for use, not for beauty; it exists for the convenience of the many. It is a money-making machine, and it looks it, with its crowd of passengers, who pay up amongst them some forty-four shillings a day for its hire, as they sit between screens of patchy advertisements, which add a shilling a day to its takings, and spoil every attempt at improving its form and decoration. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 49 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243268041
  • 9780243268047