English Pleasure Carriages


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English Pleasure Carriages by W Bridges Adams was first published in 1837, this book is a classic guide to the English horse-drawn carriage. William Bridges Adams was himself a coach-builder, and it is with first-hand knowledge that he describes the different kinds of vehicle, discussing the materials with which they were built and the various methods of construction. He also provides a picture of the men who built them, and of their early trade union. He was writing at the moment at which carriages had attained their greatest perfection, and when they were on the point of being superseded, to a great extent, by the railways. 9″ X 6″, 315 pages, illustrated with drawings and plates, a fascinating in-sight to the trade. in vg dust jacket._x000d_