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Fine/Near Fine. 2nd Impression. 8vo. A sparkling and original story of one of the greatest achievements of man. Over 100 specially compiled photographs and engravings. The story originates in the remote mists of antiquity with the colossal road tunnels of the Romans, the gold mines of Egypt and the ancient mythology of the Underworld. An epic sweep of heroic adventures, spectacular engineering feats, disappointments, intrigue and death. Richly diversified by research and previously ungathered information, author traces this history into some unique area: the subway's relation to art, its use in wartime, and fascinating archaeological discoveries its builders unearthed. Two tone cloth bound boards with gilt titling to spine. Pictorial dustwrap. 352 pp. In protective plastic film.; 000428
Title: Labyrinths of Iron. a History of the World's Subways.
Publisher: New York, Newsweek Books: 1982
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Seller ID: 000428
Keywords: Gold Mines EGYPT ROMANS Road Tunnels SUBWAYS Ancient Mythology UNDERWORLD 0-88225-299-2 Jo