Author: L.T.C. Rolt
Publisher: London B.T. Batsford, 1962
First edition inscribed “For John and Christian Smith from their friend LTC Rolt October 1962.
8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper, a little light rubbing to edges 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.