1894. Item #16496
Blew, William C.A. Brighton and Its Coaches: A History of the London and Brighton Road. London: Nimmo 1894. xxi, 354p + 20 hand-colored pls. from watercolors by J. and G. Temple. Good hardcover (gilt-stamped pictorial blue cloth); a little shaken but overall a nice copy. One sheet of publisher's ads tipped in. Bookplate of Willard S. Martin. ** The title page continues: "With some account of the provincial coaches that have run from Brighton." "The first book to give a complete history of one great English coach road from its earliest days to the time of its decay. Has an excellent chapter on the history of coachmanship" (Rittenhouse, Carriage Hundred 12).