London: Chapman and Hall, 1902. Hardcover. Mild wear to board surfaces and edges. Untrimmed pages, some uncut. Spine leans. Spine caps gently folded under. Light acid transfer to endpapers. Vol. I, bump to front upper corner. 68 illustrations (one map) including frontispiece, The "Wonder," London and Shrewsbury Coach, J. Pollard. Vol. II, two nudged corners. 68 illustrations including frontispiece, Early Days on the London and Birmingham Railway. Black lettering and illustrations on spines and fronts of royal-blue, cloth-covered boards. 314 / 333 pp. Clean, bright, tight. VERY GOOD MINUS. Item #74328
Vol. I, London to Birmingham. Vol II, Birmingham to Holyhead. "It has been left for a later era to discover the charm and rosy glamour of old road - faring days, a charm not greatly insisted upon in the literature of those times, which, instead of being rich in praise of the road, is fruitful in accounts of the miseries of travel," (Preface).