The Probable Effects of the Proposed Railway from Birmingham to London Considered.

London Roake and Varty 1831 First edition Thin octavo. Ex-library, pamphlet of 50 p. in a red library binding. Call no sticker on front board, stamp of library on title page, and much smaller on the printer's imprint page. Holes at hinges noting former presence of string binding. First (title) and last pages are foxed. Paages ahve wea and small tears to the edges. 50 p. w. additional page noting two other "important pamphlets on railroads", namely "Remarks on Proposed Railways, More Particularly That Between Birmingham and London" and "Conveyance Upon Canals and Railroads Compared". an uncommon pamphlet making a number of arguments against this particular railroad scheme, noting the over-enthusiastic economic optimism which had caused panics in the past, the potential to depress the prices of agricultural goods, and the probably damage to the success of the canals, many newly made or renovated. The author originally wrote this when the scheme was first proposed, but then did not publish it when the project was withdrawn. When the scheme was revived, the author published this critque. Uncommon Good hardcover (Item ID: 17104)


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