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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: RAILWAYS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: TRANSPORT, RAILWAYS
22 volumes large folio. This set contains the reports of the Royal Commissions and Select Committees whose thorough investigations of the economic, social and technical repercussions of railway development provided the information necessary for the formulation of government policy. The railway boom was over in the eighteen seventies and was followed by a period of amalgamations. During this period the level of railway rates and charges was under sustained attack by manufacturing and agricultural interests and several Select Committees were appointed to examine railway finances. The recommendations of these committees led to a complete reversal of government railway policy. Railway rates were brought under strict government control and remained frozen for nearly thirty years. While this benefited manufacturers and farmers initially, it prevented the railway companies from investing in new equipment and resulted in a deterioration in the quality of the service provided by the rail transport system. The set also includes papers dealing with railway accidents and accident prevention. Of particular interest are the reports of the Select Committees which investigated Goldsworthy Gurney's steam engines. Comprising: Reports.. on Steam Carriages and Mr Goldsworthy Gurney's Case, 1831-5; Reports.. on the State of Communication by Railways, 1840; Report.. on Railways, 1841; Reports.. on Railway Bills, 1844; Reports.. on Railway and Canal Amalgamations and Railway Acts, 1845-7; Report.. on Broad and Narrow Gauge Railways, 1846; Reports.. on Railway and Canal Amalgamations Bills and on Railway and Canal Legislation, 1852-8; Report of the Royal Commission on the Railways of Great Britain and Ireland, 1867; Report.. on the Amalgamation of Railway Companies, 1872; Report.. on Railway Accidents, 1877; Report on the Select Committee on Charges for the Conveyance of Goods on Railways and Canals, 1881; Report.. on Railways (Rates and Fares) and Reports of the Board of Trade of Proceedings under the Railway and Canal traffic Acts, 1882-9Report.. on Railway Rates and Charges Provisional Order Bills, 1890-4. Of the 22 volumes, one is on steam carriages (turnpike tolls &c), one is on steam vessels (accidents, explosions) and 20 are on the railways (accidents, communication, amalgamation, gauges, rates and charges, fares &c). * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather with the exception of 1 volume which is bound in the publisher's matching green buckram. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20109)   £1100.00
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NORMANVILLE (E. de): National Benzole, The British Motor Spirit,
First Edition, 35pp pamphlet 8vo, disbound, good copy, National Benzole Association, c.1918 (Book ref. 19521)   £12.00
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ALDCROFT (Derek H.): British Transport since 1914, An Economic History
First Edition, 336pp royal octavo, a few library stamps, a very good copy in original cloth with dustwrapper, Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1975. (Book ref. 18254)   £8.00
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HABRON (John D.): Communist Ships and Shipping,
First Edition, 262pp small folio, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Adlard Coles, 1962. (Book ref. 18194)   £10.00
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BRADFIELD, John Edwin.: Observations on the injustice, inequalities and anomalies
of the present system of taxation of stage carriages in England, Scotland and Wales. Second edition. Good clean copy, disbound. London: Committee for the Abolition of Taxation on Stage Carriages in Great Britain, 1853. 28p. 8vo.. Not in NUC. Written on behalf of the campaign for the abolition of the stage carriage duty. Quotes McCulloch in Treatise on Taxation on the unjust nature of this tax. (Book ref. 17999)   £180.00
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VANDERVEEN (Bart H.): Buses and Coaches from 1940,
First Edition, 64pp, landscape thin folio, a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, with numerous plates and illustrations, London, Warne, 1974. (Book ref. 8284)   £8.00
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THOMS (David); DONNELLY (Tom): The Motor Car Industry In Coventry Since The 1890's,
First Edition, 243pp, tall octavo, library bookplate and a few other marks but title page clean, a very good copy in original cloth, with dustwrapper, London, Helm, 1985. (Book ref. 9047)   £10.00
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TARR (L.): The History of the Carriage,
First Edition, 331pp quarto, with numerous plates and illustrations, top edge slightly affected by damp but a good copy in original cloth, library stamp on title page, with dust-wrapper, London, Vision, 1969. (Book ref. 7891)   £10.00
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SIDNEY (Samuel): Gauge Evidence. The History and Prospects of the Railway System,
illustrated by the Evidence given before The Gauge Commission.., First Edition, xxxix, 400pp small folio, folding coloured map, tiny library stamp on title occasionally repeated in text, modern cloth, good copy, London, Edmonds, 1846. Includes evidence given by Brunel. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 9953)   £90.00
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RITTER (Paul): Planning for Man and Motor,
First Edition, 384pp folio, with numerous plates and illustrations, large library cancel on title page, but otherwise a very good copy in original cloth, free front endpaper removed, Oxford, Pergamon, 1964. (Book ref. 1443)   £15.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: RAILWAYS,: Report upon the Railway, Canal, Tramway, Gas and Water Bills..,
46pp 1874; together with Railway Returns for England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland for the year 1873, 91pp and other railway bills and technical reports of the same date. Large folio, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine worn and hinges weak, front board detatched, London, Parliament, 1874. (Book ref. 7609)   £60.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: RAILWAYS: Report upon the Railway, Canal, Tramway, Gas and Water Bills of the Present Session,
with a Map of the Metropolitan Tramways, 55pp bound with Southern Railway Act, 24pp and other railway bills and technical reports of the same date, with some manuscript interleaved notes and amendments. Large folio, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, hinges rubbed, London, Parliament, 1873-4 (Book ref. 7610)   £60.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: RAILWAYS: Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway,
Parliamentary Act, and other railway Acts, Bills and technical reports of the same date, (roads, water, tramways &c). Large folio, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, boards detached, London, Parliament, 1872 (Book ref. 7616)   £40.00
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RAE (John B.): The American Automobile, A Brief History,
First Edition, 265pp, large octavo, library bookplate and a few other marks including library stamp on title page, a very good copy in original cloth, with dustwrapper, with numerous plates and illustrations, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1965. (Book ref. 9011)   £12.00
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PETTIFER (Julian): Automania, Man and the Motor Car,
First Edition, 286pp folio, with numerous plates and illustrations, a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth with dustwrapper, London, Collins, 1984. (Book ref. 5659)   £12.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: REPORTS: REPORTS of the Civil Aerial Transport Committee with appendices,
First Edition, 83pp folio, library cloth, good, London, HMSO, 1918. From the old Air Ministry Library (Defence, London) with library marks and with a modern cancel stamp. (Book ref. 3457)   £24.00
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NOCK (O. S.): Railways of Canada,
First Edition, 343pp small thick quarto, a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a good copy in original cloth with dustwrapper, with numerous plates and illustrations, London, Black, 1973. (Book ref. 3840)   £12.00
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NOCK (O. S.): North Western, A Saga of the Premier Line of Great Britain 1846-1922,
First Edition, 311pp royal octavo, with numerous plates and illustrations, a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth with dustwrapper, London, Allan, 1968. (Book ref. 5771)   £15.00
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MOLLOY (E. editor): Motor Repair And Overhauling,
ninth edition, 5 volumes, 624pp; 815pp; 672pp; 648pp; 45 data sheets, tall octavo, a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth, with numerous plates and illustrations, London, Newnes, c. 1946 - 50. (Book ref. 11512)   £30.00
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LEIGHTON (Albert C.): Transport & Communication in Early Medieval Europe, AD 500-100,
First Edition, 257pp, tall octavo, numerous plates and illustrations, a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, with dustwrapper, Devon, David & Charles. (Book ref. 15456)   £10.00
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