Burgess, Anthony (Historical Commentary).
"Coaching Days of England Containing an Account of whatever was most remarkable for Grandeur, Elegance and Curiosity in the time of the Coaches of England, comprehending the years 1750 until 1850. Together with an Historical Commentary by Anthony Burgess. And in addition decorated and illustrated with a great Number of drawings, prints and Views in Perspective gathered on purpose for this Work. London. Printed for Paul Elek in All Saints Street, Islington. MCMLXVI." "Includes 24 colour plates accurately reproduced in six-colour lithography, from original 18th and 19th century engravings, prints, and paintings, and 96 pages with 196 duotone illustrations and text." At almost 16 inches by 20 inches, and weighing around 9 pounds, this impressive book is more than a beautiful presentation. It's also packed full of history and information, maps and documents, fashion illustrations, newspaper stories, coach designs, mail coaches and private coaches, information about travel, inns and taverns. A plethora of information and images from the great days when coaches thundered down highways, byways, turnpikes, and through towns. Gorgeous jacket is enclosed in plastic. Green cloth with embossed gold medallion. Paul Elek. London. 1966. Hb, Dj. USED. $75.00