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MANUSCRIPT Account of Cycling Holidays around - Partly Inspired By H. G. Wells - 1916. 
England 1916 - This is a charming Manuscript account of a number of Cycling Holidays and Walks round England & Wales between the years 1916-1918, kept in an old Midland Railway Company record book, and illustrated with many original photographs and other relevant pictures cut from papers of the day. The book opens with an account of a Walk to Barnet on Boxing day 1916, followed by an account of an Easter tour through east England in 1917. Then an account of the year 1917 described as a wonderful year. Then the First Tour of the Year in 1918 is titled "The Wheels of Chance, A Literary Pilgrimage" taking a trip round Surrey and Sussex following in the footsteps of "Mr Hoopdriver", a trip inspired by the H. G Wells novel "The Wheels of Chance", which was loved by the author of this work and his friends. The next trip is titled "A Ride to Reading", The Next "A Scorch to Stratford-Upon-Avon" Whitsun 1918, and finishing with the longest account titled "A Sentimental Journey to Wales 1918, The Diary of The Pilgrim of Love", a few of the names mentioned in the account are Robert Kenny, Reg. G Hyett, Private Jaggers, Ashbbe & Earle, a more thorough reading may identify the author. The book is a folio format measuring 13.5 inches by 11 inches approx., running to fifty two used pages. This is a large format book, overseas shipping may cost more than the basic standard quote, please enquire for the rates to your country Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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