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An American Four in Hand in Britain by Andrew Carnegie

£199.99

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Andrew Carnegie was a notable industrialist of the nineteenth century. Although born in Scotland he grew up in America where he became a leading figure in iron and steel, finance and railroads. He was for some years the richest man in America. He was a philanthropist with a passionate interest in literacy, endowing libraries across the UK. He returned many times to England and Scotland, and this book is his story of one of those journeys.

In 1881 he travelled around England and Scotland in a coach, the four in hand of the title. He brought his mother and they returned to Dunfermline, the town of his birth, laying the foundation stone of a new library. He met with Gladstone, who became a close friend, and as a result of the trip he bought several English newspapers. He wrote up the story of his trip for the participants, then published it as a book in 1883.

This is the edition of 1885, published by Scribners, bound in green hardback and including a photograph of the coach and passengers. It is in fair condition with some internal splitting, fading and foxing, and a little staining of the outside. Otherwise it is in good reading condition,. It includes a booksellers stamp of Henry March Gilbert and Sons of Southampton.

Hand written inside is "Graham Nivin Esq with best wishes of Mr & Mrs H Phipps of Pittsburgh, Penn US, Christmas 1885". This is possibly Henry Phipps Junior, a long time friend of Carnegie' and a major shareholder in Carnegie Steel.

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Author(s):
Andrew Carnegie
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
6 by 9 inches
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
339
Publisher:
Scribner
Title:
An American Four in Hand in Britain

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Andrew Carnegie was a notable industrialist of the nineteenth century. Although born in Scotland he grew up in America where he became a leading figure in iron and steel, finance and railroads. He was for some years the richest man in America. He was a philanthropist with a passionate interest in literacy, endowing libraries across the UK. He returned many times to England and Scotland, and this book is his story of one of those journeys.

In 1881 he travelled around England and Scotland in a coach, the four in hand of the title. He brought his mother and they returned to Dunfermline, the town of his birth, laying the foundation stone of a new library. He met with Gladstone, who became a close friend, and as a result of the trip he bought several English newspapers. He wrote up the story of his trip for the participants, then published it as a book in 1883.

This is the edition of 1885, published by Scribners, bound in green hardback and including a photograph of the coach and passengers. It is in fair condition with some internal splitting, fading and foxing, and a little staining of the outside. Otherwise it is in good reading condition,. It includes a booksellers stamp of Henry March Gilbert and Sons of Southampton.

Hand written inside is "Graham Nivin Esq with best wishes of Mr & Mrs H Phipps of Pittsburgh, Penn US, Christmas 1885". This is possibly Henry Phipps Junior, a long time friend of Carnegie' and a major shareholder in Carnegie Steel.

Author(s):
Andrew Carnegie
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
6 by 9 inches
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
339
Publisher:
Scribner
Title:
An American Four in Hand in Britain

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