Great Western Progress 1835 - 1935 - Anon.David & Charles, 1972, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed, with a little loss to the top corner of the upper panel and a heavy crease alongside a 4" closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Boards slightly bowed with fading to the upper one. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. Portraiture frontispiece. From the cover: “The Great Western Railway was more than a mere means of transport: it was a way of life. And never was this more clearly demonstrated than at the centenary in 1935. Only twelve years earlier all of Britain’s other main lines had been absorbed in the three new groups, the Great Western alone retaining its identity. By the mid-1930s, helped by skilful publicity and also by better financial results than those being obtained by the other three ‘groups’, the Great Western was truly in front. The GWR Centenary issue of The Times rapidly became a collectors’ piece and was soon reprinted in book form and published by the Great Western itself. Here, then, is a new impression of the book. It tells of the railway’b history and achievements, of its social altitude and future plans. Some of its illustrations are tantalisingly familiar; much of it appears as remote from us today as the age of the Romans.”