Lengths and Levels to Bradshaw's Maps of the Canals
1832 & 1833, three booklets bound as one, with fold-out map
E Ruff, London, 1833, and T G White, London, 1832. First edition, rebound in plain binder's cloth. Three booklets bound as one, 15pp, 5–20pp & [title] 15pp + map.
Full title: Lengths and Levels to Bradshaw's Maps of the Canals, Navigable Rivers, and Railways, in the Principal Part of England [Northern and Midland], dedicated to Thomas Telford, F.R.S. L.&E., President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Datum, Six Feet Ten Inches under the Sill of the Old Dock Gates at Liverpool. Bound with: The equivalent title for the Southern map.
This collection of guides were published to accompany Bradshaw's maps of canals, navigable rivers and railways, which were first printed 1829 to 1832. The third title has a fold-out map (detached) which shows "the Continuation of the Lea Navigation and River Stort, and the Continuation of the Grand Junction Canal and the proposed London & Birmingham Rail Way".
The cloth binding is in poor condition, shattered to the spine but no pages of text are loose. The map is in good order with the usual browning around the folds and one small tear along one of the folds. The pages are lightly foxed throughout. Previous owner's name to front pastedown and the first title page. Minor pencil annotation to the reverse of the second title. A scarce title in any condition.Sold