Old Westminster Bridge, by R J B Walker
Old Westminster Bridge, The Bridge of Fools
R J B Walker
From the fly: For centuries there was no bridge over the Thames between London Bridge and Kingston, but with the advance of communications, the need tor another bridge in the heart of London became imperative. Various attempts in the 17th and 18th centuries were frustrated either by the City or the Company of Watermen. This book traces the struggles to overcome these prejudices, the battles in Parliament and the eventual success of a ‘Society of Gentlemen’. It was financed by lottery (hence Fielding’s nickname, ‘Bridge of Fools’)
Hardback with dust jacket in cellophane cover. Small mark on back endpapers where a speck of dust was trapped between the pages. Otherwise in very good condition.
Black and white photographic plates.
165 mm x 240 mm (approx. 6.5 in x 9.5in)
1979, David & Charles, Newton Abbott
|Dimensions||26 × 18 × 4 cm|