George and Robert Stephenson: The Railway Revolution (L. T. C. (Lionel Thomas Caswell) Rolt) soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1960, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;
From the cover: The life story of the Stephensons, father and son, is the story of the birth of railways, an historical event of which it would be difficult to exaggerate the importance. This first form of mechanical transport on land was to bring about a profound social revolution indeed, all mans subsequent conquests of space and time can be said to date from the Stephensons famous Rocket.
The railway-building feats of the Stephensons and their contemporaries astonished the world, yet the key to their success lay in the perfection of the steam locomotive. No invention has been the subject of more bitter and protracted contro…
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and somewhat age-toned. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners’ name to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 356 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9″ x 6″.
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