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Bradshaw's Illustrated Hand Book to London: And Its Environs 1862

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Journey back to Victorian London via this superbly illustrated handbook, first published in 1862. Originally meant as a guide for visitors, it's now reformatted to preserve the book's historical value, and includes beautiful engravings of London attractions, an overview of the city, and information on London theaters, hackney carriages, omnibuses, churches, and even banks. The main body of the book focuses on a series of walking tours, and some of the advice on coping with London smog, avoiding pickpockets, and more is as useful today as it was back then!

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George Bradshaw (1801-1853) was an English cartographer, printer, and publisher. He is most famous for developing a series of railway timetables and guides. The books became synonymous with its publisher so that, for Victorians and Edwardians alike, a railway timetable was and#8220;a Bradshaw.and#8221; After his death, Punch magazine said of Bradshaw's labors: and#8220;seldom has the gigantic intellect of man been employed upon a work of greater utility.and#8221;

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ISBN:
9781844861828
Author:
Bradshaw, George
Publisher:
Conway Maritime Press
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Travel-Atlases
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 b/w illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.88 x 5.13 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » London
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Travel » Atlases » General
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Journey back to Victorian London via this superbly illustrated handbook, first published in 1862. Originally meant as a guide for visitors, it's now reformatted to preserve the book's historical value, and includes beautiful engravings of London attractions, an overview of the city, and information on London theaters, hackney carriages, omnibuses, churches, and even banks. The main body of the book focuses on a series of walking tours, and some of the advice on coping with London smog, avoiding pickpockets, and more is as useful today as it was back then!
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