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  1. A Practical Treatise on Rail-Roads,

    A Practical Treatise on Rail-Roads,

    and interior communications in general; with original experiments, and tables of the comparative value of canals and rail-roads.
    First edition of this foundation work on railways, scarce in the original boards and in such exemplary condition. Nicholas Wood (1795-1865) was a civil and mining engineer who was a colliery manager at Killingworth, Northumberland, when his book was published, which coincided with the opening of the Stockton and Darlington railway. "George Stephenson was also at Killingworth at that time. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1825

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 111980

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