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SUMMERSIDE, ThomasAnecdotes, reminiscences, and conversations, of and with the late George Stephenson, father of railways, characteristically illustrative of his adroitness, sarcasm, benevolence, and intrepidity. By Thomas Summerside who knew him when he was poor, served him when he was rich, and assisted to carry him to his final resting place.
London, Bemrose and Sons (1878)
Summerside was a close friend of George Stephenson and his book is written in an informal and charmingly anecdotal way, portraing both George and Robert more intimately than the official biographies.
Collation8vo. xi + (i) + 116pp, 2 tinted litho portraits and 1 wood-engraved plate. Publisher's cloth, gilt. Binding a little shaky but otherwise in almost perfect condition. Bookplate of R.W.Martin.
Catalogue No: 6397