SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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BLEW, William C. A.
Brighton and Its Coaches - a History of the Brighton Road. With some account of professional coaches that have run from Brighton.

This well-presented work sought to preserve an essential part of British life before it entirely faded from memory. Evoking wonderful scenes from long ago.

London: John C. Nimmo, Strand, 1894.
London: John C. Nimmo, Strand, 1894.

360pp small quarto with 20 hand-coloured plates of coaching scenes & inns by J & G Temple. Gilt embossed illustrated to upper board, Ruled in black, bound in full buckram, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, edges uncut, coloured endpapers. In good condition. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. Kings Road, Brighton. 2. The Old Styne. 3. The White Hart, Reigate. 4. From the White Hart, Cuckfield. 5. Behind Time, Reigate Toll Gate. 6. White Horse Cellars. 7. Mail Coach leaving the Post Office. 8. Racing. 9. Pease Pottage. 10. The Tap, Pease Pottage. 11. Kings Head, Cuckfield. 12. Junction of the Two Roads at Hands Cross. 13. Crawley. 14. Off the Road Earlswood Common. 15. Friars Oak. 16. Stage Coachmen at the Golden Fleece, Brighton. 17. The Chequers, Horley. 18. The Old Stables, Chequers, Horley. 19. Castle Square, Brighton. 20. A Close Shave.