The Channel Railway Concerning England and France illustrated by Chart of Surroundings and Lithographed Plans
The Channel Railway Concerning England and France illustrated by Chart of Surroundings and Lithographed Plans by James Chalmers, published by Spon, London 1867. 2nd edition. In blue card covers size 21 by 14 cm. 50 pages. Includes the set of folding plans and a map to show soundings along the proposed line of Channel railway from the Admiralty chart, opening to 83 by 56 cm. Chalmers explains the practicalities of the project, makes the economic and political case for the tunnel and refutes the critics who argue that it would weaken Britain’s defences. Rare. Private collector’s bookplate to front endpaper. VG condition.