1857 The Euphrates Valley Route to India. An Examination of the Memoir Published by Mr. W. P. Andrew
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William Patrick Andrew was the director of the East Indian Railway and founder of the Scinde, Punjab and Delhi Railway. He was best known for promoting railway and telegraphic communication with India and for his numerous publications on on Indian railways, that allowed his capacities for engineering to become known. The largest scheme of Sir William Andrew's life was the 'Euphrates Valley Railway'; first proposed in the 1830s as a more direct route between Britain and India. Whilst the idea was supported with funding by Sultan Abdulmecid I in 1857 the British government refused to fund the scheme, leading it to be dropped with the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869. This fascinating work, written anonymously by two authors, provides a comprehensive study of the written memoir by Andrew that detailed his plans for the railway through the Euphrates Valley between the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf. A second edition copy.
In a full crushed morocco binding, with gilt title to spine. Externally rubbed with heavy fading to spine and upper extremity of front board. Internally firmly bound. Pages age toned but very bright and clean. Slight offsetting to extremities of endpapers.
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