Coaching Days and Coaching Ways - W. Outram Tristram 1893 - Macmillan and Co., London - Second Edition A well illustrated and detailed record of the history and types of horse drawn transport along the main travel routes of England, with vivid descriptions of many hostelries and their clientele. With 214 illustrations by Hugh Thomson and Herbert Railton. Contents : The Bath Road; The Exeter Road; The Portsmouth Road; The Brighton Road; The Dover Road; The York Road and The Holyhead Road.   Hugh Thomson [1860-1920], born in Ireland, first came to prominence with his drawings in The English Illustrated Magazine. An instinctive artist with little formal training, his name was made with Coaching Days and Coaching Ways. He worked with such classic writers as Jane Austen and J M Barrie.

Herbert Railton [1857-1910] regarded as one of the leading English artists of his day, he had a distinctive style featuring broken lines and ornate detail with areas of white. He created many works for the publisher J.M. Dent, and for authors such Oliver Goldsmith, Henry Fielding and Samuel Johnson.

pp. xv [1] 376. Original pictorial front cover, spine and rear cover bound in at rear
  Bound by Bayntun in full red calf, rebacked using original spine lettered in gilt, green morocco labels, two line panels, tooled bands and edges, one line decorative panel to covers, inner gilt filials, marbled endpapers. Illustrated covers laid in at rear, twin scarlet silk bookmarks. All edges gilt.   Condition: Fine in very good binding, neatly rebacked with original spine, rubbing to edges, abrasion to rear panel. relayed Internally fine, binding with rubbing to spine edges, hinges week.   Ref: 104155   Price: HK$ 1,800