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A Guide to London 1908 Featured 2021 Image

A Guide to London 1908

ISBN - - Hardcover - A4 (297 mm x 210 mm)
This book is a nostalgic visitors guide to Edwardian London when Britain welcomed with open arms Olympians from around the World, staging Londons first Olympic Games in 1908. This commemorative book features memorabilia from the games including a plan of the route of Londons first marathon that would set in time the official distance of 26 miles, 385 yards, and the entire collection of letters, event programmes, and entry tickets to the games compiled by William Barnard, official timekeeper for the games. It is enriched with rare photos from the games, however most poignant are the letters written by Lord Desborough appealing for donations from the public for the games to go-ahead, and then thanking them in supporting one of the most iconic Olympics ever staged. The book is divided into 4 sections, 1 is London 1908 The Rise of Olympism, 2 is The 1908 London Olympic Marathon, 3 is the Guide and Gazetteer of London 1908 and 4 is the Atlas and Street Guide of London 1908

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The New Edinburgh Academy , 1831 Featured 2021 Image

The New Edinburgh Academy , 1831

This is an engraving published in 1831 of the "The New Edinburgh Academy" that was opened in 1824, the building, on Henderson Row in the city's New Town, is now part of the Independent Senior School that will be celebrating its bi-centenary in 2024. This is a reproduction of an original placed in surround border that holds the title of the work along with the year

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From Canals to Early Steam Railways - A History In Maps Featured 2021 Image

From Canals to Early Steam Railways - A History In Maps

ISBN - - Hardcover - A4 (297 mm x 210 mm)
By the time George Bradshaw published his first iconic railway map in May 1839, Britain's major industrial towns of Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester were already connected to London. Such was the pace of railway building during the period, with new railway companies emerging across the country, that by the time many maps were published they were already outdated. In deciding to chronicle these early, steam powered railways to display the sheer pace of change we have created seven maps clearly showing each that was opened, along with summary narratives, for the years 1836, 1839, 1842, 1845, 1846, 1847 and 1848. The first section of the atlas presents a detailed look at the lay of the land at the time of the golden age of canals that had begun in the 1770's. The detailed map published in 1809 shows the established canal network, along with some of the early horse drawn Iron Railways, or "wagonways" as they were known. The building of such wagonways, like that at Ashby-de-la-Zouch connected to the Ashby Canal, was a major engineering achievement and became a model for future railways - with the harnessing of steam, most of the towns in the country wanted a railway connection within 30 years. Following the atlas pages of 1809 we present no less than 25 colour town plans prior to the arrival of the railways and the dramatic changes that ensued. They therefore offer a rare rural insight to the past. The atlas is lavishly illustrated with many thought provoking views and vistas from this bygone age that capture one of the most monumental periods of change in British history

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