A descriptive and historical account of the Liverpool and Manchester railway.
KIRWAN Joseph (1831.)
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Engraved frontispiece showing the King William Steam carriage, folded along the fore edge, full page plan, one other illustration in the text. Second edition, 8vo., 4pp. publisher's catalogue, frontispiece, (4), 32pp, modern green cloth, lettered in gilt. Glasgow, W.R. M'Phun; and London, Simpkin and Marshall.
Published in the same year as the first edition, an excellent copy. A contemporary reviewer wrote in the Edinburgh Advertiser: 'It contains, in a narration of the rise, progress and completion of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, a host of information on the subject.... The details are ample, the facts numerous, and the calculations are made with the utmost accuracy and precision'. The Imperial Magazine presciently wrote of the book 'time will enhance its value; for when the giant shall have gained maturity and strength to travel throughout the land the history of its infancy and cradle will be of incalculable worth'. Goldsmiths 26835.
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