First published in 1839, this entertaining dictionary of provincial language aimed to record and preserve the array of England's local dialects. The perfect guide to yaping-about with sosse-brangles and swobbling like a true Victorian trubagully.
Railway Maps of Great Britain 1924: the "Big Four" Box Set from The Old Book House combining the publishers’ four separate maps, each presenting the main route run by Britain’s four leading railway companies:
Bradshaw's Canals and Navigable Rivers of England and Wales is a facsimile of the first guide to planning journeys on the inland waterways published in 1904 when the name Bradshaw became synonymous with reliable information on travelling the nation’s blossoming network of railways.
By the 1920s, the Great Western Railway had established its reputation as the 'Holiday Line' stretching from the bustling city of London to the beautiful coastline of the South West. The only company to survive the Grouping Act of 1921 with its identity intact, it boasted one of the country's most celebrated express trains: the Cornish Riviera Express, popularly known as the '10.30 Limited'. Published in 19...
The Southern Railway Map 1924: Waterloo to Padstow and Ilfracombe from The Old Book House presents the whole route divided into six separate panels: from Waterloo past Exeter’s St David’s station to Colebrooke Junction and then either northwards to Ilfracombe via Barnstaple, or westwards to Padstow. Unlike its companion maps presenting other famous railway routes, this title is printed on a 62 x 90cm sheet....
Lancashire and Yorkshire in a series of nine sheets from Old House Books covering England and Wales and reproducing mapping originally published in 1897 in The Royal English Atlas to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Each map comes with a small booklet describing Victorian Britain and is presented in a protective envelope.
East Anglia in a series of nine sheets from Old House Books covering England and Wales and reproducing mapping originally published in 1897 in The Royal English Atlas to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Each map comes with a small booklet describing Victorian Britain and is presented in a protective envelope.
Bradshaw’s Handbook or to give it its full title “Bradshaw’s Descriptive Railway Handbook of Great Britain & Ireland” - the book that inspired the TV series Great British Railway Journeys, reproduced in a special collector’s leather-bound edition.
Reproduction by the Old House Book of a lovely official souvenir map originally produced for the New York World's Fair in1939, with street plans, a panorama of the Fair’s main exhibit area, beautiful drawings of the city’s famous buildings, lists of important sights and various other facilities – everything visitors needed to know to get the best from their visit to the Fair.
This 'hip pocket guide to Britain's swinging fashion scene', gives a charming and now quite humorous look back at the emergence of London as a major player in the world of style during the 1960s. Opening with an informative and entertaining chapter exploring how the trend began and developed, it lists the most with-it Carnaby St boutiques and looks forward to the fashions of the future.
Bradshaw's International Air Guide, the very first edition published in November 1934, in a facsimile reproduction from the Old House Books, with a pull-out map showing air routes in Britain, Europe and worldwide.
A comprehensive travel guide to England, Wales and Scotland in the interwar period, this edition is distinguished for its reported association with the Luftwaffe attacks known as the 'Baedeker Blitz' in 1942, during which Exeter, Bath, Norwich, York and Canterbury in particular were targeted. It also includes hints for travellers, English etiquette and 'must-see' places and events.
A guide to all aspects of cycling and holidaying in Britain during the 1920s, including learning to ride, traps for the unwary and laws and customs of the road. The second section takes a tour of the roads and lodging houses of Britain and Northern France - including hints on the most scenic routes, how to avoid the busy and rather baffling town of Bristol, and understanding the local customs of the French.
Renowned American artist Ernest Dudley Chase used cartographical techniques dating back to the Renaissance to create this pictorial map's unique vision of America in 1941. 'America the Wonderland' is a whimsical and quaint picture of every state and the landmarks and features that make each unique: from famous must-see destinations including the Grand Canyon, Empire State Building and Lincoln Memorial to th...