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Bradshaw's Handbook

by George Bradshaw

  • Hardcover
    $15.79
PUBLISHED: 16th December 2011
ISBN: 9781908402028
ANNOTATION:
Collector's item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s - Bradshaw's Handbook deserves a place on the bookshelf of any traveller, railway enthusiast, historian or anglophile.
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  • Hardcover
    $15.79
PUBLISHED: 16th December 2011
ISBN: 9781908402028
ANNOTATION:
Collector's item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s - Bradshaw's Handbook deserves a place on the bookshelf of any traveller, railway enthusiast, historian or anglophile.

Annotation

Collector's item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s - Bradshaw's Handbook deserves a place on the bookshelf of any traveller, railway enthusiast, historian or anglophile.

Publisher Description

Collector's item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s - Bradshaw's Handbook deserves a place on the bookshelf of any traveller, railway enthusiast, historian or anglophile. Produced as the British railway network was reaching its zenith, and as tourism by rail became a serious pastime for the better off, it was the first national tourist guide specifically organized around railway journeys, and to this day offers a glimpse through the carriage window at a Britain long past. This is a facsimile of the actual book - often referred to as 'Bradshaw's Guide' - that inspired the 'Great British Railway Journeys' television series, possibly the only surviving example of the 1863 edition.

Author Biography

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.'

Long Description

Collector's item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s - Bradshaw's Handbook deserves a place on the bookshelf of any traveller, railway enthusiast, historian or anglophile.

Product Details

Author
George Bradshaw
ISBN-10
1908402024
ISBN-13
9781908402028
Media
Book
Year
2011
Publication Date
2011-12-16
Pages
512
Series
Old House
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
BRADSHAWS HANDBK
Language
English
Edition
Facsimile edition
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format
Hardcover
Audience
General/Trade

Product Reviews

16 Sep, 2017
very good and interesting
By cathrine
26 Aug, 2017
I like the Show and the book very much its my favourite show on telly
By Malcolm
25 Jul, 2017
Very pleased with details of areas in the book.
By Alan