A More Expeditious Conveyance The Story of the Royal Mail Coaches

By: Rider, Bevan

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "In Great Britain, Ireland, and Australia, a mail coach was a stagecoach built to a General Post Office-approved design operated by an independent contractor to carry long-distance mail for the Post Office. Mail was held in a box at the rear where the only Royal Mail employee, an armed guard, stood. Passengers were taken at a premium fare. There was seating for four passengers inside and more outside with the driver. The guard's seat could not be shared. This distribution system began in Britain in 1784. In Ireland the same service began in 1789, and in Australia it began in 1828. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: A More Expeditious Conveyance The Story of the Royal Mail Coaches

Author Name: Rider, Bevan

Categories: Transportation,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: London, England, J. A. Allen: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: A40109

Keywords: Transportation Bevan Rider Royal Mail Coaches Coaches Horses Transportation,