London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Fine in Near Fine dj. 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. [a lovely, crisp copy, which appears to have never been opened, let alone read; jacket shows very faint soiling, still attractive and unworn]. "After a sketch of the origin and growth of railways in Britain, [the author] looks in turn at their impact on society, on the landscape, on the opening-up of the world, and on the conduct of wars; and there are chapters on teh men who made and worked them, on the directors and managers, and on their financial and industrial background. This is an informal essay, designed to throw light on the origins of much that we take for granted today -- such diverse things as national conformity of habits (including time), the grown of suburbia, distribution of mails and the Press, and much besides." . (Inventory #: 15785)
Unusual, Uncommon and Obscure Books in many (but not all) fields, with particular interest in American Culture (Popular and Unpopular), Art, Literature, Life and People from the 1920s through the 1960s.
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