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Book Description
Half leather red morocco bindings by Morrell over red cloth with, to spines, five gilt-ruled raised bands, gilt titles, & gilt coaching vignettes with double fillet gilt outer borders to panels; double fillet gilt border where leather meets cloth; marbled end-papers; integral red silk bookmarks; tissue-guarded frontis. plates; title pages in red & black with b/w. vignettes; preface (vol.1.); Contents & Lists of Plates. A detailed history of all aspects of coaching with chapters covering: The Introduction of Carriages; The Horsemen; Dawn of the Coaching Age; Growth of Coaching in the Eighteenth Century; The Stage-Waggons and what they Carried: How the Poor Travelled; The Early Mail Coaches; The Nineteenth Century; Coach Legislation; Coachmen; Mail & Stage-Coach Guards; How the Coaches were Named; How the Coach Passengers Fared: Booking Offices; Manners and Customs Down the Road; The Later Mails; Several Journeys; Accidents; The Story of Pickford and Co.; Robbery and Adventure; Snow and Floods; The Golden Age (1824-1848); Coach-Proprietors; The Amateurs; End of The Coaching Age; What Became of The Coachmen; & The Old England of Coaching Days. "Illustrated from Old-time Prints & Pictures" by 63 plates plus illustrations in the text.
Dealer Notes
First Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; top edges gilt - bright, rich condition; in volume two a small closed tear at the bottom edge of page 137/8 has been repaired with archive tape as has a cut across the top outer corner of page 209/210; Includes appendix (vol.1) chronological summary & index (vol.2)
Author Harper, Charles G.
Date 1903
Binding Hardcover (Half Leather)
Publisher Chapman and Hall Ltd.; London
Condition Very Good Condition
Pages xii + 360 & xi + 368

Price: £225.00

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