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LETTS, Thomas

Letts's Bicycling Map of England and Wales

Letts, Son & Co., 33 King William St. London bridge, E. C., London, 1883
940 x 810 mm., early outline colour, dissected and backed on linen, folding into a blue cloth binding, with blind panelling and ornate gilt title complete with bicycle, in good condition.
This guide to cyclists was published at the peak of the popularity of this pastime. There are adverts pasted to the cover and verso of the map advertising other tourist books sold by Letts and two sheets offering the geological survey. The map highlights ‘Dangerous Hills marked with Red Line across the Road at point of danger’. Provenance: manuscript notation of ‘Oswald Enes, Bridgen Villa, Forty Hill, Enfield; another written below; Fine Art Books 1984; private collection of Rodney Shirley.
Stock number: 9474

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