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THE CANAL BUILDERS., Burton, Anthony.

Author Name    Burton, Anthony.

Title   THE CANAL BUILDERS.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Good+

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   London Eyre Methuen 1972

ISBN Number    413284107

Seller ID   29407

230 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of the men who, in little more than half a century from 1760, created a network of canals that revolutionised transport and represent-ed the greatest achievement in civil engineering in Britain since the Romans. In those few years between the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the coming of the railways early in the nine-teenth century, tens of thousands of men were involved in canal construction. They came from all classes of society - from aristocratic promoters like the Duke of Bridgewater to Irish peasants who came to dig. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters." Burton follows the story through the promoters (like Josiah Wedgwood) and the financiers, to the engineers (including Brindley, Telford, Rennie, Jessop & Smeaton) and the 'navvies' who actually did the digging, "from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, a few very light rub lines on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color (title is still dark and legible), two small edge tears archivally taped, minor browning to inside top/bottom edges.

Aqueducts,  Embankments,  Ashby-De-la-zouch,  Barton  Aqueduct,  Baskingstoke  Canal,  Canals,  Thomas  Bentley,  Bilston  Canal,  Birmingham,  Bridgewater  Canal,  Duke  Bridgewater,  James  Brindley,  Caledonian  Canal,  Coventry  Canal,  Ellesmere  Canal,  Forth  And  Clyde  Canal,  Gloucester  And  Berkeley  Canal,  Earl  Gower,  Samuel  Gregson,  Harecastle  Tunnel,  Huddersfield  Canal,  William  Jessop,  Kennet  And  Avon  Canal,  Lancaster  Canal,  Leeds  And  Liverpool  Canal,  Lune  Aqueduct,  London,  Mersey  And  Irwell  Navigation,  Archibald  Millar,  John  Murray,  Oxford  Canal,  J.  Philips,  Robert  Pinkerton,  Pontcysyllte  Aqueduct,  John  Rennie,  John  Smeaton,  Samuel  Smiles,  Robert  Southey,  Thomas  Telford,  Thames  And  Severn  Canal,  Trent  And  Mersey  Canal,  Tunnels,  Warwick  And  Birmingham  Canal,  Weaver  Navigation,  Josiah  Wedgwood,  Worcester  And  Birmingham  Canal,  Waterways,  18th  Century,  Transportation,  Commerce,  Promoters,  Irish,  Civil  Engineering. 

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