OLD WESTMINSTER BRIDGE: The Bridge Of Fools

By: Walker, R.J.B.

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319pp., green cloth boards, 48 b/w plates.Book has negligible shelf wear. Pictorial d/jacket, minor scuffing only. For centuries, there was no bridge over the Thames, between London Bridge and Kingston. Various attempts to build frustrated either by the City, jealous of it's privileges and commercial monopolies, or by the company of Waterman, fearful for the livelihood of it's members, who operated ferries and river traffic generally. This book traces the struggle to overcome these prejudices, and the eventual success of a "Society of Gentlemen", determined to force the issue through. Weight approx. 800g.

Title: OLD WESTMINSTER BRIDGE: The Bridge Of Fools

Author Name: Walker, R.J.B.

Categories: History - General,

Publisher: London, David and Charles: 1979

ISBN Number: 0 7153 78376

ISBN Number 13: 9780715378373

Binding: Hard Cover + D/J

Book Condition: Very Good +

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 000161

Keywords: London, Bridges, Westminster Bridge, English History,history of London