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Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway

Clayton, A. B.

Published by Frank Graham
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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. Hardcover. "Frank Graham, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1970, 1st edn. facsimile reprint of an 1831 original, with an intro by C. R. Clinker; landscape-format trade paperback in glazed card covers near mint condition; 10pp with the three original three lithographs - Under the Moorish Arch, The Derp Cutting at Olive Mount, and Crossing the Duke of Bridgewater's Canal, facing the contemporary description--all in mint condition. The Liverpool & Manchester Railway was formally opened with rather more than the customary eclat on Wednesday 15 September, 1830; a regular service of public trains started two days later. The monopoly of the road coaches and canal owners was broken; passengers and goods could be carried between these important commercial centres in much less time and at far cheaper rates. Thus was brought to fruition the first railway in the modern understanding of that term. It is hardly surprising that the great event should have engendered a spate of books, the majority describing the line in every detail and treating the civil engineering and methods of operation at length. It is fortunate for us, too, that a number of artists felt it worth-while to record the scenes on opening day and, within a year or so, many of the more interesting views along the line. Among these views is a set of three lithographed from drawings made on the spot by Alfred Clayton and published, with a page of descriptive text to each, by J. F. Cannell, Liverpool, in 1831. These rare lithographs are reproduced from a set in the collection of the late John Phillimore, and now owned by the Science Museum, South Kensington. 8x11in". . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KEB0001790

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Title: Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway

Publisher: Frank Graham

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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