Author: L.T.C. Rolt
Publisher: Chester, BC Enterprises, 1974
First separate edition. Illustrated by Dallas Goffin. The two stories “The Shouting” and “The House of Vengeance” had first appeared in anthologies by Hugh Lamb. This is their first separate publication.
8vo., original printed card wrappers
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.