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Just in case you wondered
on 26 January 2012
According to Robert Humm, the bookseller who sold Mr. Portillo the original book. This is the difference between the facsimiles:
So much for originals. Now for the good news : not one but two reprints of the Portillo set have been produced and both are on offer in our New Books section. You can use the Search Box to find them quickly by entering the reference codes.
Reference : A2855 . Title : Bradshaw's Guide. Hand Book 1. 2. 3. 4. A complete year set of the four regional parts for 1866. Paperback, with an enlarged page size for easier reading. £24.95
Reference : A2893 . Cover title : Bradshaw's Hand Book 1. 2. 3. 4. (from title page : Bradshaw's Descriptive Railway Hand-Book Of Great Britain And Ireland.) A reprint of the actual volume used on the TV programmes. £9.99
And for those of you on the cheap, Michael Portillo's site gives a link to where you can download the book.
I bought the copy of the 1863 version used by Portillo and am happy I made that choice. The quality is super and it is more than just the text of the book (yes, pictures and some adverts).