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Bradshaw's Handbook

George Bradshaw


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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
    $16.79
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.'

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

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