Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1970, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: In this splendidly illustrated history of industrialisation in and around Bristol, the authors have brought together a series of informative and beautiful photographs, backed up by water-colours, engravings and lithographs, covering a period of over 200 years. Beginning with panoramic views of Bristol at different periods, the book deals successively with the evolution of the port, with its dock facilities and warehouse architecture, and with the great variety of ships which formed the basis of the citys prosperity. Traditional industries such as brass, pottery, tobacco and chocolate are covered, and also the more recent developments of paper and board manufacture and aircraft building. A separate section is devoted to Bristols transport history, including turnpike roads, tramways, railways and the many notable bridges of the region.
The work is in itself an evocative and useful history of a port which has played a major part in British history. It also forms a valuable complement to The Industrial Archaeology of the Bristol Region by the same authors.
In the Industrial History in Pictures series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently faded at the spine. Previous owners’ gift inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 112 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 7¼”.