A supplement to The General Turnpike Road Act, of 3 GEO. IV. CAP. 126...
London. Printed for the Associated Law Booksellers, and sold by A. Maxwell et al., 1823. First edition.
8vo. , 126pp, . With an engraved frontispiece and two final advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Lightly marked, head of spine worn, slight splitting to upper joint. Internally clean and crisp.
The supplement to Lincoln's Inn lawyer Joseph Bateman's (1797- 1863) The General Turnpike Road Act (London, 1822), comprising the three amended acts issued under the reign of George IV with additional material on the correct maintenance and repair of roads. Turnpike roads were those highways on which tollgates were placed to charge road-users in order to defray maintenance expenses. The collection of these tolls was overseen by numerous 'turnpike trusts', each established by an individual act of parliament. Universally despised, and frequently corrupt, the turnpike system was eventually rendered obsolete by the rise of the railways.£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 20418