The features, directions and topography of principal roads in England, Wales & Scotland recorded at the time when the railway was just starting to evolve, but the horse drawn coach or carriage was the only viable method of cross country passenger transport. First published 1785. Distances between Towns and Cities and between cross-roads are shown, so are population figures, rates of postage, Stage Coach times of arrival/departure. A full index of the towns and even some significant villages. By this edition the book had grown to over 700 pages .A most quaint turn of phrase in the introductory pages all from another time of long ago makes this book a most pleasing period-piece. This wonderful book, near 200 years of age, is in reasonably sound condition but with the front hinge is pulling away somewhat as you open the cover and there is the inevitable foxing and tanning of old age present on the paper.