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The Railway Traveller's Handy Book

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Product description

This little book set out to meet the need for a simple guide to the business of railway travelling in the Victorian Age.
First published in 1862, it provided 'Hints, Suggestions and Advice - Before the Journey, On the Journey and After the Journey'. The author shows the reader methodically and without haste how to make the best of his journey; no detail is too minute to escape him, and he gives information on the use of railway guides, the choice of trains, railway signals, branch lines and junctions, even on the best kind of travelling bag.
Informative and absorbing as it is, the author's text also contains snippets of advice for the intrepid passenger, and he introduces us to a remarkable variety of mid-Victorian characters.

An introduction by Professor Jack Simmons places the book is its historical context.

Dedication on first page. Small tear to dust jacket front cover.

Item details

Author(s):
Edited by Jack Simmons
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
116
Publisher:
Adams & Dart, Bath

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This little book set out to meet the need for a simple guide to the business of railway travelling in the Victorian Age.
First published in 1862, it provided 'Hints, Suggestions and Advice - Before the Journey, On the Journey and After the Journey'. The author shows the reader methodically and without haste how to make the best of his journey; no detail is too minute to escape him, and he gives information on the use of railway guides, the choice of trains, railway signals, branch lines and junctions, even on the best kind of travelling bag.
Informative and absorbing as it is, the author's text also contains snippets of advice for the intrepid passenger, and he introduces us to a remarkable variety of mid-Victorian characters.

An introduction by Professor Jack Simmons places the book is its historical context.

Dedication on first page. Small tear to dust jacket front cover.

Author(s):
Edited by Jack Simmons
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
116
Publisher:
Adams & Dart, Bath

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