(COACHING.) TRISTRAM, W. Outram.
Coaching Days and Coaching Ways.
With 214 illustrations by Hugh Thomson and Herbert Railton.
Second edition, scarce with the jacket, of this popular book on the major coaching roads of England. “To Thomson fell the providing of the subject and action pictures, while Railton vignetted old buildings, etc., along the great coaching roads of which the author gossiped… There is no doubt that Coaching Days remains to this day one of the most popular of Hugh’s books” (Spielmann & Jerrold, Hugh Thomson: His Art, His Letters, His Humour and His Charm, 1931, pp. 45–6). Originally published in 1888.
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Octavo. Original dark green cloth, gilt lettered and decorated spine and front cover, all edges gilt, dark green coated endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Black and white frontispiece and illustration in the text by Herbert Railton and Hugh Thomson. Contemporary bookseller’s ticket to front pastedown; small ink stamp to front free endpaper. Occasional light spotting to contents but overall and exceptionally bright copy in a rubbed and slightly chipped jacket with partial splits along joints and small loss of text to head of spine panel.