The Story Of The King’s Highway.
Frank Cass and Co. Ltd.
8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. [viii] + 279 pp. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in price clipped dust wrapper. A very good copy. Bookplate of Gerald J. Davey. A history of roads in England and Wales and the legal, financial and administrative machinery for their maintenance and repair. It is largely concerned with the period since statutory road maintenance began under the Act of 1555. Each chapter has an appendix with detailed notes and bibliographical references and the index includes a chronological list of relevant Acts of Parliament. The title, first published in 1913, is a particularly useful source for the development of turnpike roads.
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