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Labyrinths of Iron. a History of the World's Subways.

By: Bobrick, Benson

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, Newsweek Books: 1982

Seller ID: 000428


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 i... View more info

East of the Sun The Conquest and Settlement of Siberia

By: Bobrick, Benson

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110815

ISBN: 0434928895

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped and has slight fading to the base colour of the spine although the lettering is still bright and clear. The paper is uniformly cream and the page fore-edges are slightly tanned, otherwise there are no Inscriptions or other Marks. 542 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and b/w maps. Source Notes; Bibliograpy; Index. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This narrative covers four ce... View more info