Collector's item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s - Bradshaw's Handbook deserves a place on the bookshelf of any traveller, railway enthusiast, historian or anglophile.
Produced as the British railway network was reaching its zenith, and as tourism by rail became a serious pastime for the better off, it was the first national tourist guide specifically organized around railway journeys, and to this day offers a glimpse through the carriage window at a Britain long past.
This is a facsimile of the actual book - often referred to as 'Bradshaw's Guide' - that inspired the 'Great British Railway Journeys' television series, possibly the only surviving example of the 1863 edition.
It is an exact copy with a removable belly-band.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 16/12/2011
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781908402028