Title: The Romance of Engineering; Stories of the Highway, the Waterway, the Railway, and the Subway
Author: Henry Frith
Description: No date (published circa 1892). Red cloth boards pictorially stamped in gilt and black. Spine toned; heavy wear at head and foot of spine; exposed corners. A bit spine cocked. Missing ffep. More than 150 illustrations. Index. xii, 364 pp. 7.25 x 5.25 inches.
Henry Frith covers four categories of engineering: Highways (including bridges, roads and traffic in the eighteenth century, old Scotch roads, Macadam and his system, coach and horse sedans of the sixteenth century, toll farmers, turnpikes, mail coaches, hackney coaches, etc.);
Waterways (including the Thames, canals and locks and touching on the Suez, Panama and Manchester canals, the London water supply, the Liverpool water scheme, etc.);
Railways (including the birth of the railway, the Liverpool and Manchester Line, the social aspect of travelling, railway mania, early railroad travelling, tickets: their manufacture and use; punctuality and the public, wide vs. narrow, etc.); and
Subways (including old passages and tunnels, accidents in mining tunnels, coal, the Alps and Mont Cenis, the St. Gothard Tunnel, Severn Tunnel, Kilsby Tunnel, the London underground, secret passages, etc.).
Henry Frith (1840-1917) was an Irish engineer, a prolific author, and translator of the works Jules Verne.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co.
Year: No date (published circa 1892).
Keywords: travel, traveling, railroads, trains, engineering, roadmaking, roads, tunnels, canals, bridges, subways, England, Liverpool, Manchester, Alps, London, Thames, nineteenth century, 19th century,
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