The Railway Anecdote Book: a collection of the best and newest anecdotes and tales to the present day; selected for the reading of railway passengers

Price: £60.00

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Book Condition: Fair


Not dated (c.1853 ?). Small 8vo, pp 192, a little aged and marked throughout, preceded by seven un-numbered pages with an engraving and quote from a notable person, title page with an engraved portrait frontispiece of Sydney Smith, title page. a bit marked, lacking the front endpaper, rough quarter calf a bit rubbed and worn. Several newspaper clippings tipped-in. [With the tiny book label of Santiago Jose Brinn, his neat name is written on the first few pages, and a note to say that the book was bound in Santiago. The anecdotes are miscellaneous and light, designed no doubt to take the mind off the heady speeds of 20 m.p.h. The other portraits are of Washington Irving, Thomas Hood, Charles Dickens, Justice Halliburton ["Sam Slick"), Mr Hobler, Lord Brougham and Mr J.C. Appleby] VERY SCARCE

Title: The Railway Anecdote Book: a collection of the best and newest anecdotes and tales to the present day; selected for the reading of railway passengers

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Categories: Victorian, Transport, Literature, Travel,

Publisher: 136, The Strand, W.H. Smith & Son:

Binding: Quarter calf and boards

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 008811

Keywords: literature.travel.transport.