Lot 649

Victorian British Railway Publications to include Birmingham &...

Auction Date: 23/06/2022 at 09:30 am

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Victorian British Railway Publications to include Birmingham & Gloucester Railway Act. 1836 Publication. An extensive 164 page separately printed Act of Parliament for making a railway from Birmingham to Gloucester and Branches (not disbound) Being of particular interest as this has the name of Mr George Whateley in gold tooling of front cover who was the Lawyer for the Birmingham & Gloucester Railway Company, thus negotiated this Act through Parliament. In brown leather cover, The Official Illustrated Guide to The Northern Railway of France with Six Days In Paris by George Meason, 1860 An interesting 164 page publication detailing all the stations and places of interest along its lines and the then present operations of the railway. Also as mentioned on the title page "Embellished with 100 engravings and Map|, some of which are full page panoramic views of factories plus 2 pages of passport information, The Official Holiday Guide to The North Staffordshire Railway, 1891, a 171-page book with 37 illustrations of places of interest the visit and detailing text, also useful cross referencing index. Recently rebound in cloth boards, Our Iron Roads by Frederick S Williams 1886 Book a fine impressive 514-page book with over 140 illustrations. Interesting chapters regarding Construction of railways, tunnels and bridges, Locomotives, carriages and goods, Working of trains on various railways, financial aspects of railway etc. In cloth boards with gold tooling, speckled foxing internally, otherwise light wear and a good example overall. Railway - A Treatise on The Principle and Practice of Levelling etc, by Frederick W Simms 1856 Book a 159-page book with 6 fold out plans for the construction of Railways of the period. In original Cloth Board binding and gold tooling, (5)

Guide Price: £90.00 - £110.00

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