A Newly Invented Travelling Carriage [lithograph]

Ravenscroft, Edward [printer]

Published by Ravenscroft
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Anonymous. A Newly Invented Travelling Carriage. [London]: Edwd. Ravenscroft, printer, n.d. [mid-19th century]. One lithographed sheet, overall 11 x 11 1/4 inches, image 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. Handling wear, but no tears. ** This appealing lithograph shows a sturdy little house-- complete with curtained sash windows, paneled door, and door knocker--atop a carriage underbody. The caption describes in detail its 20-x-9-foot drawing-and-sleeping room, heated and fully furnished "in the most recherche style." There was also a 5-x-9-foot anteroom, but the phrase boasting a water closet has been inked out. On January 26 a party of 13 dined in the car and "travelled 20 miles at the rate of 6 miles an hour," no doubt enjoying the view from the 9 windows. The whole was drawn by just two horses, with no doubt less enjoyment. Edward James Ravenscroft flourished 1854-1884. A very unusual depiction of an early mobile home, and a great conversation piece. Bookseller Inventory # 10775

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Title: A Newly Invented Travelling Carriage [...

Publisher: Ravenscroft

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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