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THE CANALS OF THE EAST MIDLANDS (including part of London). by  CHARLES: HADFIELD - Hardcover - UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,2nd edn,3rd imp. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja824718)

THE CANALS OF THE EAST MIDLANDS (including part of London).

THE CANALS OF THE EAST MIDLANDS (including part of London). by  CHARLES: HADFIELD - Hardcover - UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,2nd edn,3rd imp. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja824718)
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THE CANALS OF THE EAST MIDLANDS (including part of London).


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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,2nd edn,3rd imp.[First published 1966 - so the true 1st edn,a 2nd edn in 1970 and this 3rd imp of that 2nd edn in 1981.] FINE/VG.No owner inscrptn but price-clipped dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated,b/w photographic illustrated front panel of dw/dj with blue,black and white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Head of spine/backstrip of dw/dj with miniscule tear and reciprocal loss,rear panel with abrasions and indentations affecting the boards beneath in commensurate spots.Top+fore- edges genrally bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain navy blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain white eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,2nd edn,3rd imp,9-294pp [paginated] includes illustrations list/table, author's preface,Pts 1-3 comprising 2,6 and 3 chapters respectively,a conclusion,author's notes + acknowledgements, notes,profusely iIlustrated with facsimile b/w illustration reproductions and contemporary b/w photographs+b/w maps, diagrams,appendices (I+II) and an index,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,contents list/table,Pts separator pages,and 2pp blanks at the rear of the book.
This volume,and 'The Canals of the West Midlands',together cover the waterway history of an area that stretches from the Thames to the Mersey and Derbyshire, and from the Severn to Market Harborough,Oakham and Grantham.These two volumes are part of a series which will eventually cover all the British Isles: four volumes have previously been published.
Here is the history - nearly two hundred years of it - of London canals such as the Regent's,the Kensington and the Isle of Dogs; of the Grand Junction and the Warwick line of canal to Birmingham; of the Oxford and the Coventry Canals; the Leicester line to the Trent; the Trent Navigation itself and the canals depending upon it,such as the Chesterfield,Grantham,Nottingham and Erewash; and of the other canals of Derbyshire - the Cromford,the Derby,the Nutbrook.
Charles Hadfield,who has spent many years in research for these two Midland volumes,takes his story from the early days to 1947.Here is a full history of the waterways of an important region in England in the days when canal transport was vital to prosperity. Here is also an account of the Grand Junction's later efforts to construct a broad waterway to the Derbyshire coalfield - which included the building of the Foxton inclined plane - the modernisation of the Trent in this century and the formation and subsequent career of the Grand Union.
This book is not only for enthusiasts,but for all interested in the contribution canals have made to the Britain we know - and have yet to make to the future. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too!
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THE CANALS OF THE EAST MIDLANDS (including part of London).
iIlus with facsimile b/w illustration reproductions and contemporary b/w photographs+b/w maps,diagrams.
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,2nd edn,3rd imp.
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