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The Railway Revolution: George and Robert Stephenson

Rolt, L. T. C.

Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 1962
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-Very Good+. xviii (i), 356 pp, preface, acknowledgments, list of 23 b&w plates, list of drawings and maps in the text, The Stephenson Family Tree, PART I. THE YEARS OF ENDEAVOUS 1781- 1830: 1. Early Days at Killingworth, 2. The Safety-Lamp Controversy, 3. The Birth of the Locomotive, 4. The Stockton & Darlington Railway, 5. A Rift in the Partnership, 6. The Mines of Santa Ana, 7. The First Railwaymen, 8. The Battle for the Locomotive, 9. The Completion of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. PART II. THE YEARS OF FAME 1830-1859: 10. Rails to the South, 11. Building the London & Brimingham Railway, 12. Fame Without Fortune, 13. The Stanhope & Tyne Fiasco, 14. George Stephenson -- The Closing Years, 15. The Great Tubulas Bridges, 16. The End of an Era. An Note on the Sources and Acknowledgments, bibliography, index. First American Edition, 1962. George & Robert Stephenson a largely creditied with the transformation of the English countryside from a rural land of communications where the speed of communications had been determined by the horse, to an industrial complex linked by a network of rails which spanned rivers, burrowed beneath mountains, brought London and Edinburgh within a day's journed of each other. Ralph Waldo Emerson said that just to have talked with George Stephenson was worth crossing the Atlantic. Price clipped with two 1" closed tears to rear panel dj, and light edgewear, mostly to rear panel. Owner's Ex Libris plate on front pastedown with only the faintest edgewear to boards, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with deccorative gilt locomotive in blind, and gilt lettering to spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 002712

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Title: The Railway Revolution: George and Robert ...

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 1962

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Kenneth Lindley

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-Very Good +

Edition: First American Edition.

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