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Samuel Morton Peto: A Victorian Entrepreneur

By: Adrian Vaughan

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Ian Allan Publishing: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04059

ISBN: 0711033781

Condition: Near Fine


The name of Samuel Morton Peto has been familiar to decades of railway enthusiasts through his involvement in a variety of railway projects in companies such as Peto & Betts or Peto Brassey & Betts, but who was the real man ? His bust at Norwich railway station claim him to be a Baptist, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur'. While this is true, he was also branded a' liar, Cheat and Fraud'. There are two small indents to the front of the D/W. View more info

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A Thing in Disguise: The Visionary Life of Joseph Paxton

By: Colquhoun, Kate

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Fourth Estate: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03474

ISBN: 0007143532

Condition: Fine


Drawing on thousands of Paxton's personal letters. This remarkable biography is a compelling story of a man who typifies the Victorian ideal of self- improvement and a touching portrait of one of that era's great heroes. The D/J shows light wear with markings to the front and rear panel. View more info

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Emma Darwin: The Inspirational Wife of a Genius

By: Edna Healey

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Book Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03844

ISBN: 0747275793

Condition: Near Fine


Although not a scientist herself, Emma understood her husbands Charles work, read his proofs and welcomed his scientific friends warmly to their home in Bloomsbury and subsequently at Downe House in Kent. This beautifully researched and well written nineteenth century history will fascinate everyone interested in the notion of a 'wife of fame' There is light shelf wear to the D/w edges. The price of this book includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

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Nightingales: Florence and Her Family

By: Gillian Gill

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03832

ISBN: 034082302X

Condition: Near Fine


Florence Nightingale is history's most famous nurse, the epitome of nurturing femininity. But behind the image of ' The Lady with the Lamp' was a brilliant , combative, complicated woman, struggling to escape a web of social prejudice and familial expectations. The text block is lightly tanned. View more info