Author: L.T.C. Rolt
Publisher: London Longmans 1960
First edition inscribed “For John and Christian Smith. The further exercises in industrial archaeology. LTC Rolt May 1960”.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper, a little browning to lower panel of wrapper, otherwise very good copy.
Lionel Thomas Caswall Rolt (usually abbreviated to Tom Rolt or L. T. C. Rolt) (11 February 1910 – 9 May 1974) was a prolific English writer and the biographer of major civil engineering figures including Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Thomas Telford. He is also regarded as one of the pioneers of the leisure cruising industry on Britain's inland waterways, and as an enthusiast for both vintage cars and heritage railways. This volume came from the library of Sir John Smith, founder of the Landmark Trust, a fellow waterways enthusiast and close friend of L.T.C. Rolt and his family.