Landscape with Canals
The second volume of L T C Rolt's autobiography
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 188pp
Landscape with Canals is the second volume of Rolt's autobiography, following on from Landscape with Machines which covered his youth and trainign as an engineer. Landscape with Canals tells of voyages through the secret green water-lanes of England and Wales, and of the beginning of his writing career with the publication of his celebrated first book, Narrow Boat. The underlying theme of Landscape with Machines was the conflict between Rolt’s love for the English landscape and his life-long fascination with machines. In this sequel the same conflict is apparent yet we see how it was at least partly resolved. This is the testament of a man who has given literary shape to the history of the Industrial Revolution and who had a unique gift for imparting to others his knowledge, his enthusiasm and his love of life.
This copy is in very good condition.