First edition, first printing of the first complete English railway timetable. Original purple cloth with green and gold title label to the upper board (priced 1/-). Illustrated with a front fold-out map of the railways of England and Wales, 4 double page maps showing different lines (one with the lines hand-coloured yellow and pink), and 4 double page maps of Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Leeds. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little rubbing to the boards and a minor wear to the top right corner of the title label. The contents with one gathering standing slightly proud are otherwise in good order and clean throughout. The folding map is in exemplary condition and remains free from any damage. An excellent example.
The third of Bradshaw's famous railway timetables, the first of which had appeared on 19th October 1839, restricted to northern railways, with a second for southern railways on 25th October. This third issue, a combination of the the two and also published on 25th October, is the first to the cover the whole of England. The fold-out map it contains is also considered to be the first national railway map in the world. A lovely copy of the first edition of this important, pioneering publication in the history of Britain's railways.
Stock code: 18005