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London: Smith, 1836.. Smith's Railway Map 1836, published by Charles Smith, London 1836. On folding paper size 18 by 14 inches. A key gives information on the Railroads for which Acts of Parliament have been obtained and Projected Railroads. Some hand-colouring. There is a second folding map inside the boards of Railways in London and neighbourhood, size 10 by 6 inches. Folds into stiff boards with the title gold-stamped to front. Good condition with some repairs to the reverse. Images available. (Book ref. 1346)
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London: Mogg, 1839.. Mogg's Handbook for Railway Travellers; or Real Iron-Road Book; being an entirely original and accurate description of all the travellable railways hitherto completed between the Thames and the Tweed with notices of those in progress and projected, together with the stations, principal and intermediate, on all the various lines. To which are added topographical sketches of the several cities, market towns and remarkable villages etc. by Edward Mogg, published by Mogg, London 1839. A 1st edition. In stiff cloth-covered boards size 15 by 10 cm. 232 pages plus index and distance tables. Title gold-stamped to front. Contains a large folding map of the railways of England and Wales, though the title page refers to maps in the plural. Good to VG condition. Images available. (Book ref. 1348)
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London: Mogg, 1841.. Mogg's Great Western Railway, and Windsor, Bath & Bristol Guide accompanied by a large official map of the line, and account of the Bristol and Exeter Railway and notice of the Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway; to which is added the time and fare table etc. Published by Mogg, London May 1st 1841. 48 pages plus advertising. Main map of the GWR is on folding paper size 28 by 10 inches. Scale four miles to the inch. Hand-coloured. Map and text fold into stiff boards with Mogg's title to the front. The detailed timetables are on a folding sheet size 15 by 9 and a half inches dated August 4th 1841 which has been tipped-in to the rear endpapers.VG condition. Images available. (Book ref. 1345)
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London: Harding, Rivington, Longman and Rees, 1802.. An Historic and Picuresque Guide from Clifton, through the counties of Monmouth, Glamorgan and Brecknock by G W Manby, published by Harding, Rivington, Longman and Rees, London and Norton in Bristol, 1802. 1st edition. In a half leather binding with marbled boards, size 21 by 12 inches. The title (shown as Tour Through Monmouthshire) is also on a panel on the spine. 316 pages. Complete with map as called for. Contains several crisp engravings including ones of Tintern Abbey and other ruins in the romantic style. Some rubbing to head and foot of spine, and the leather is creased with age but contents and binding in Vg condition, thus Good overall. Images available. (Book ref. 1347)
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London: Grattan, 1838.. The Railways of England; containing an account of their origin, progress, and present state; a description of the several parts of a railway, and a history of their invention together with a map, by James Gilbert published by Grattan, London 1839. In stiff cloth-covered boards size 6 inches by 4 with 126 pages plus another 10 pp. of publisher's advertising. Title gold-stamped to front. The map is Gilbert's Railway Map of England and Wales, a large folding map in 12 sections laid on linen, size 39 by 33 cm. Some hand-colouring. The map has "all the lines carefully laid down...those already constructed and and those which are projected, or in course of execution." Map publication date is given as November 1838. Apparently this was regarded as the first history of the railways. Good to VG condition with new endpapers. Images available. (Book ref. 1344)
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London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1836.. Map of London 1836 published by Baldwin & Cradock for the Society for the Diffusion of Christian Knowledge, drawn by Clarke and engraved by Henshall. On folding linen in six sections, size 78 by 44 cm. Scale three inches to the mile. With two vignettes of London scenes and 24 smaller engravings of London landmarks beneath the map. Covers an area from Kilburn across to Hackney in the north and from Walham Green and Battersea across to Greenwich Park in the south. Uncoloured. A plain cloth border provides an edge to the linen backing. Vg condition. Images available. (Book ref. 1350)
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London: Jones, 1843.. Albert's British Railways. A New Railway Map of England and Wales showing all the lines. Also containing much important tabular information, pointing out stations, routes, fares, times, distances, length of line etc. Published by Samuel Jones, London 1843. On folding linen size 39 by 32 cm. Folds into stiff boards with the title gold-stamped to front. The map is by Archer and the data, on the front endpaper and to the reverse of the map, mainly concerns the London and Birmingham and Great Western railways. Some primitive early laminate or wrapping protects the covers. Good to VG condition. Images available. (Book ref. 1349)
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London: Cheffins, 1835.. London and Birmingham Railway. Plan of the line and adjacent country by George Stephenson. Published by C Cheffins, London September 1835. On folding linen in 30 sections, size 80 by 76 cm. Scale 2 miles to the inch. Includes a section along the line from Birmingham to Blisworth. Covers an area from Rugely to Leicester and Northampton in the north and east and from Bewdley to Woodstock in the south. Shows parts of the Birmingham and Derby, the Birmingham and Gloucester, the Midland Counties and the Grand Junction lines in addition to the midlands section of the London & Birmingham railway. Hand-coloured. Folds into cloth covers. VG condition. Images available. (Book ref. 1341)
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London: ILN, 1906.. The Illustrated News Election Map 1906, published by the ILN, London January 13th 1906. On folding linen in 9 sections, size 32 by 23 inches. A map of Britain with the various parliamentary constituencies shown as small circles containing details of the size of their electorate, the candidates and the majority of the victors at the previous election. The seats in London, Lancashire, Yorkshire and some of the other urban areas are shown in inset sections outside the main map. Two columns run down the sides of the map and are intended to show the support in terms of seats for the two major parties. Home Rulers, Unionists, Labour, Tariff Reformers and various independents are also included in a key to the chart. A section of text gives an explanation of the map. A fascinating early piece of British electoral history. VG condition. Images available. (Book ref. 1340)
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London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1865.. Map of Middlesex by B R Davies published by Cassell Petter and Galpin, London circa 1865. On stiff paper size 45 by 33 cm. Scale two miles to the inch. Uncoloured. Heights shown by shading or hachuring. Includes railways and stations. With a section of text in the top left of the map on population, births, deaths and marriages from the 1861 census, geography, criminal statistics, education and parliamentary representation. London north of the Thames is shown in some detail. It appears to have been printed as a part of a monthly supplement to Cassell's Folio Atlas. Flat and unfolded. Outside the margins the map is dull and faded but the map itself is in Good condition. Images available. (Book ref. 1343)
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Augsburg: Seutter, 1730.. Map of the Upper Palatinate and northern Bavaria (Palatinat Superior sive Bavariae) by M Seutter, published by Seutter, Augsburg circa 1730. On folding linen in 16 sections size 60 by 51 cm. Scales in German and French miles. Hand-coloured. Covers an area from Culmbach across to Konigsberg and Schonfeld in the north and from Weissenberg across to Cham and Viechtach in the south. Includes Nurnberg (Nuremburg) and most of the Oberpflatz region. A key provides information on towns, states, administrative boundaries, schools, bishoprics etc. The title and the key are contained in decorative cartouches and the engraving and colouring shows particular attention to detail. VG condition. Images available. (Book ref. 1335)
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Paris: Bourdin, 1851.. Guide Illustre du Voyageur a Londres et aux environs by Daubigny and Freemann, published by Bourdin, Paris and Thomas and Churchill, London circa 1851. In soft blue boards and gold-stamped title to front and spine. Size 18.5 by 12 cm. 239 pages. Over 100 small engravings plus several folding maps by Tardieu and Erhard. These include a large folding map of London in colour, engraved by Erhard opening to 52 by 43 cm. The map covers an area from Regents Park to Homerton and Victoria Park in the north and from Battersea Bridge to an undeveloped area towards in the south. Almost all streets named, and railways, docks, parks, canals and public building are all shown, including the Exposition Universel in Hyde Park. Map detached but Good condition with repairs to reverse and minor foxing. Book also contains town plans of several cities en route and a folding plan of the Great Exhibition. The front hinge of the book has been strengthened with a paper repair. Book Good to VG condition, map Good. Images available. (Book ref. 1339)
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London: Cruchley, 1866.. Cruchley's Reduced Ordnance Map of England and Wales: sheet 18 Wiltshire. Published by Cruchley, London 1866. On folding paper size 26 by 21 inches. Scale two miles to the inch. Covers an area from Wickwar to Lambourne in the north and from Bruton to Salisbury Plain in the south. Some hand-colouring. Shows all the railways in the area south and east of Bristol to Salisbury. Folds into stiff card covers which have the original owner's name and date in ink above the title. Some wear to spine but overall Good condition. Images available. (Book ref. 1336)
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London: Bowles and Carver, 1800.. Bowles's Reduced New Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster with the Borough of Southwark exhibiting the New Buildings to 1800 published by Bowles and Carver, London 1800. On folding linen in 16 sections size 56 by 395 cm. Scale 2 furlongs to the inch or...Symbols in a key below the maps provide information to the location of 99 churches and chapels and 50 major public buildings and other features. Some hand-colouring. A detailed map in Good to VG condition. Title in ink to reverse. Images available. (Book ref. 1338)
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London: Bowen, 1764.. An Accurate Map of the County of Suffolk divided into its Hundreds drawn from surveys, with various additional improvements. Illustrated with historical extracts related to its Trade, Manufacture, Natural Produce etc. by Emanuel Bowen, published by Bowen, London 1764. On folding linen in 16 sections size 72 by 53 cm. Hand-coloured. With two decorative cartouches, one containing the title, the other the dedication to the Duke of Grafton. A map that manages to combine a wealth of local detail with decoration. A key provides information on mills, churches, schools, abbeys, rectories and vicarages, market days, distances between towns etc. Various panels of text around the margins of the map give information of the main towns, commerce, agriculture etc. Complete with original slipcase. Some wear to the reverse of the folds so that occasionally a glimpse of light shows through and two small folds have been strengthened with archival standard linen tape. With these qualifications Good condition in Good slipcase. Images available. (Book ref. 1333)
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London: Wyld, 1834.. A New Plan of London and Westminster with the Borough of Southwark 1834, published by Wyld, London. On folding linen in 12 sections. Size 67 by 42 cm. Scale four inches to the mile. Hand-coloured. Covers an area from St. Johns Wood and Regents Park across to Sir George Ducket's Canal in the north and from Chelsea to Rotherhithe and the Surrey docks in the south. The title beneath the map has Wyld as "the successor to Mr Faden". Folds into origin red slipcase. Above the margins of the both of the top corners of the map is the stamp of a Calais bookshop. Good condition with some wear to the slipcase. Images available. (Book ref. 1331)
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London: Weale, 1851.. Weale's Map of London and its Vicinity 1851. Published by Weale, London 1851. On folding paper size 94 by 52 cm. Scale approximately 4 inches to the mile. A detailed map which includes all streets and features from Primrose Hill across to Stratford in the north and from Battersea Bridge across to Greenwich Park in the south. Uncoloured. Published to accompany Weale's book London and its Vicinity: London Exhibited in 1851, the map clearly shows the site of the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. Battersea Park is shown in its planned but not completed form. Folds have been strengthened to the reverse in several places with clear archival standard tape. Some creasing to one section. Overall in good condition with these qualifications. Images available. (Book ref. 1332)
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London: Dickens, 1881.. Dickens's Dictionary of London: An Unconventional Handbook published by Charles Dickens All the Year Round Office, London 1881. 3rd edition. In stiff decorated cloth-covered boards size 16.5 by 12 cm. 346 pages. With 15 section maps that make up a miniature street atlas. A combination of guide, directory, early A to Z and encyclopaedia of London. Includes a detailed 10-page summary of omnibus routes, times and fares and a detailed series of appendices on distances of the various London landmarks from stations and other locations. Includes fascinating contemporary advertisements. Contents slightly shaken but binding sound. Spine faded. Good condition with these reservations. Images available. (Book ref. 1329)
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London: Dickens, 1879.. Dickens's Dictionary of London published by Charles Dickens All the Year Round Office, London 1879. 1st edition. In stiff decorated boards size 16.5 by 12 cm. 352 pages. With several maps, including maps of the London postal districts, the Thames and the underground railway network. A combination of guide, directory, street atlas, early A to Z and encyclopaedia of London. Includes a detailed 20-page summary of omnibus routes, times and fares and a detailed series of appendices on distances of the various London landmarks from stations and other locations. Includes fascinating contemporary advertisements .Original owner's name in ink to front endpaper and above title page. Good condition with some rubbing to head and foot of spine and occasional marks to the back board. Images available. (Book ref. 1328)
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Llangollen: Darlington, 1897.. London in the Time of the Golden Jubilee by Emily Constance Cook and E T Cook, edited by Ralph Darlington and published by Darlington, Llangollen and Simkin Marshall, London 1897. In a full red leather binding size 16 by 10 cm. Title gold-stamped to front. Top edge gilt. 480 pages. Illustrated with many line drawings and plans. With 2 railway maps, a bird's eye-view and 3 large folding street maps of London in full colour. A detailed guide to London complete with a potted history, information on shops, restaurants, entertainments, public buildings etc. Includes suggestions for walks around the city and excursions further afield. Dedication in ink above title page by the editor. Original spine relaid. Good to Vg condition. Images available. (Book ref. 1330)