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Horse-Drawn Omnibuses (No 11. In a Series of Sourcebooks) (1986 Paperback)


£30.00

Almost new condition Paperback Book.

1986 First Edition Published by
John Thompson, Hampshire, London.
Compiled and Introduced by John Thompson.
Approx dims: 250mm h x 185mm w x 5mm d.
ISBN: 0906922119.

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Horse-Drawn Omnibuses (No 11. In a Series of Sourcebooks)

Condition and Description:

Almost new condition Paperback Book.

1986 First Edition Published by John Thompson, Hampshire, London.
Compiled and Introduced by John Thompson.
Approx dims: 250mm h x 185mm w x 5mm d.
ISBN: 0906922119.

Intact clean glossy condition orange card pictorial covers with slight creasing and signs of handling. Intact spine. 80 clean inside pages of English text with b&w photo plates, illustrations and line drawings. No inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Horse-Drawn Omnibuses:

”The horse omnibus had a fairly short history starting a few years before the accession of Queen Victoria and succumbing to the motor omnibus shortly after her death. In Britain it is generally accepted that the story began with the vehicles introduced to London by Shillibeer in 1829, although the author suggests it was not so much the form of the new omnibus, which started the revolution in urban transport, as the method of operation.

No 11. In a Series of Sourcebooks containing archive photographs, contemporary trade catalogue illustrations, and line drawings and contemporary articles on vehicle building in the 1800’s.

For the model maker the plans in conjunction with the catalogue engravings should prove particularly useful. The dimensions and other data given with the plans indicate the size and construction of typical vehicles and should enable you to prepare scale plans of the vehicles.”