** Rare ** Samuel Morton Peto Great Railway Developer 1st/1st 2008


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Author: John Garth CoxTitle: Samuel Morton Peto (1809-1889) The Achievements and Failings of a Great Railway DeveloperPublication: First Edition 1st Impression Published By Railway & Canal Historical Society 2008………………………….. (See Pictures)Condition Of Book and Dust-Jacket: This is a Fine Copy of this book in green cloth with gilt title lettering to spine in a Fine Dust-Jacket that has NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-wrapper.Not price clipped.This copy has NO previous names or inscriptions present.The book has a firm binding with NO hinge weakness and there is NO leaning or rolling to spine,no loose pages.A definitive biography of a formidable businessman and transport developer,as prominent a figure as Richard Branson is today.He built stations and viaducts worked in Denmark and Sweden and played a significant part in the War.In addition he was for more than 20 years, a Member of Parliament and a Partner in the firm of Grissell and Peto.He managed construction firms that built many major buildings and monuments in London, including the Reform Club, The Lyceum, Nelson’s Column and the new Houses of Parliament; which made him a millionaire. As a partner in Peto and Betts, he then became one of the major contractors in the building of the rapidly expanding railways of the time. Along with a small group of other Master Builders in London he is credited as a founding member of the Chartered Institute of Building in 1834. Rare title in great collectable condition,8vo 128pp First Edition 1st Impression [2008] UK Postage: Free Sent Royal Mail 24 Tracked 1-2 Working Days Air-Mail Tracked Europe Air-Mail Tracked Rest of World Air-Mail Tracked Zone 3  

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