The Kent Coalfield

RITCHIE, A. E.

£250.00

Publisher

The Iron and Coal Trades Review, Bessemer House, Adelphi, Strand WC2

Place

London

Date

1919

Item Description

7.5 x 5.25 inches. Frontispiece and title page + [x] + 309pp + [i] Bound in original dark navy cloth with gilt lettering. Spine slightly faded. Light wear to extremities. Frontispiece portrait and numerous illustrations together with maps, plans and sections. Important summation of the conception of the exploitation of Kent Coalfield which had been initially discovered as early as 1826 and had gone forward in fits and starts until the early borings for the Channel Tunnel finally confirmed that substantial quantities of coal could be exploited in the area. The book further details the progress of the various mines to date of publication. The Kent Coalfield was rapidly expanded in the 1920s and 1930s and this detailed work was probably responsible for a great deal of its success. Very rare - no copies on the web - modern reprints only.

[Stock No. 25898]

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