We are away until early October. One activity is the Attingham Trust tour of country houses, stables, and other equestrian-related sites in and around Newmarket and York, England. We're looking forward to it!

Concise History of English Carriages, (From Reliable Authorities)
Smith, Geo

Concise History of English Carriages, (From Reliable Authorities)

1896. Smith, Geo. Concise History of English Carriages, (From Reliable Authorities) Past and Present. Tunbridge Wells: "Courier" Printing Co. 1896. 100p, 49 line ills. (1 folding) + photogaphic portrait of the author. Very good hardcover (gilt-stamped red leather, some staining). Nice presentation copy: "Special Copy. Presented to Sir David Salomons by Messrs. George Smith May 11th 1896." With armorial Salomons bookplate, also bookplate of Fairfield G. Coogan, York, Maine. ** Smith was a Tunbridge Wells carriage maker. Following the carriage history, a closing chapter tells us that Salomons was an avid promoter of motorcars (he was president of the Self-Propelled Traffic Association, as well as mayor of Tunbridge Wells). In 1895 he organized a display of motorcars, reportedly the first ever held in England. Unusual. [Attingham]. (Item ID: 16323)

$300.00

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