Published by David & Charles Reprints, Newton Abbot, 1970,facsimile reprint of 1839 original. Orange cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine under pink, illustrated, priceclipped dustwrapper. Elephant folio, 21ins x 15.25ins, [ii], illustrated title page, 26pp text followed by 31pp plates (37 images). "John C. Bourne's famous series of lithographs of the London and Birmingham railway was first published in 1839, one year after the line was opened. Its 37 plates illustrated, in extraordinary detail, how an early railway in all its aspects really looked". Text by John Britton. Dw has two very short closed tears and is rubbed to base of spine. VG / VG. Nb large, heavy book will incur additional postal costs - overseas postage will be very expensive.
Author Bourne, John C. & Britton, John
Publisher David & Charles reprints
Illustrator Bourne, John C.
Condition VG / VG