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Bradshaw's Illustrated Hand Book to London: And Its Environs 1862by George Bradshaw
Synopses & Reviews
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!
About the Author
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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