BookLovers of Bath

Beautiful books… for beautiful people…

Ephemera of Travel & Transport - Janice Anderson; Edmund Swinglehurst;

New Cavendish, 1981, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “The full story of travel and transport is preserved in histories on library bookshelves. It is also conveyed, less formally but often more graphically, in the transient paper oddments which it has generated. Here, in tickets, notices, leaflets, labels, folders, billheads and other throwaways, is an epitome of Mankind’s love affair with the way from A to B. By pack-horse, stagecoach, clipper ship, steamer, penny-farthing, rail, motor and flying machine — not to mention shanks’s pony — man has been on the move for as long as he can remember. These fragments are his souvenirs. Many items in this book were selected from a recent exhibition ‘Going Places’ organised by The Ephemera Society. And the book includes an introductory chapter by the Founder of this Society on how to collect and conserve ephemera. Over 200 full colour and 80 black and white illustrations.”

Foreword or introduction by Maurice Rickards. Size: 11½" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 96 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.