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The Canals of Eastern England by John Boyes and Ronald Russell, ISBN: 0 7153 7415 X, 368 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1977, Order now from Amazon.

The Canals of the East Midlands by Charles Hadfield, Edition: 3rd impression, ISBN: 0-7153-4871-X, 294 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1981, (including part of London). Order now from Amazon.

The Canals of Yorkshire and North East England (2) by Charles Hadfield, Edition: volume 2, ISBN: 0 7153 5975 4, 252 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1973, Order now from Amazon.

The Canals of South West England by Charles Hadfield, ISBN: 0 7153 4176 6, 206 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1967, Order now from Amazon.

The Canals of the North of Ireland by W A McCutcheon, ISBN: 07153 4028 X, Published by David & Charles, Order now from Amazon.

The Canals of North West England (1) by Charles Hadfield and Gordon Biddle, ISBN: 07153 49562, 236 pages, Published by David & Charles, Volume 1. . Order now from Amazon.

The Canals of North West England (2) by Charles Hadfield and Gordon Biddle, ISBN: 07153 49929, 260 pages, Published by David & Charles, Volume 2.. Order now from Amazon.

The Canals of Scotland by Jean Lindsay, Edition: 1st edition, ISBN: 7153 4240 1, 238 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1968, Order now from Amazon.

The Canals of South and South East England by Charles Hadfield, ISBN: 0 7153 4693 8, 393 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1969, Order now from Amazon.

The Canals of the South of Ireland by V T H Delany and D R Delany, ISBN: 0 7153 4008 5, Published by David & Charles, Order now from Amazon.

The Canals of Yorkshire and North East England (1) by Charles Hadfield, Edition: Volume 1, ISBN: 0 7153 5719 0, 254 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1972, Order now from Amazon.

The Archaeology of Canals by P J G Ransom, ISBN: 0 437 14400 3, Published by World's Work Ltd, in 1979, Written in 1979, General cover of the subject with many good B&W illustrations and some colour.. Order now from Amazon.

The Great Days of the Canals by Anthony Burton, ISBN: 0-7153-9264-6, 224 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1989, Written in 1989, Covers canals past and present. Good illustrations in B&W and colour.. Order now from Amazon.

Thomas Telford's Temptation by Charles Hadfield, ISBN: 0 947712 19 4, 205 pages, Published by M & M Baldwin, in 1993, Written in 1993, Telford and William Jessop,s Reputation. A re-examination of the roles played by Jessop and Telford in the Ellesmere and Caledonian canals, and of Telford's role in writing its history.. Order now from Amazon.

The Canal Age by Charles Hadfield, Edition: 2nd edition, ISBN: 0 7153 4288 6, 233 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1969, Written in 1968, 33 illustrations, 16 plates and 14 maps.. Order now from Amazon.

William Jessop, Engineer by Charles Hadfield and A W Skempton, ISBN: 0-7153-7603-9, 315 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1979, Order now from Amazon.

Canal Inclines and Lifts by David Tew, ISBN: 0 86299 031 9, 135 pages, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, in 1984, 31 plates.. Order now from Amazon.

The Canal Builders by Anthony Burton, Edition: 2nd edition, ISBN: 0 7153 8120 2, 230 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1981, Illustrated. Order now from Amazon.

Thomas Telford's Aqueducts on the Shropshire Union Canal by Ron Quenby, ISBN: 1 85310 246 6, 126 pages, Published by Swan Hill Press, Illustrated.. Order now from Amazon.

Canal Mania by Anthony Burton, ISBN: 1 85410 240 0, 240 pages, Published by Aurum Press Ltd, in 1993, Produced to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the Great Canal Mania of 1793. Very well illustrated with archive and contemporary material.. Order now from Amazon.

The Canal Builders by Anthony Burton, Edition: Revised (3rd ?), ISBN: 0 947712 21 6, 256 pages, Published by M & M Baldwin, in 1993, An updated version of this history of canal building. Illustrated.. Order now from Amazon.

Hadfield's British Canals by Charles Hadfield and Joseph Boughey, Edition: Eigth Edition, ISBN: 0 7509 0017 2, 345 pages, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, in 1994, A new title for the 8th edition of "British Canals" originally written in 1950 by Charles Hadfield now extensively revised by Joseph Boughey.. Order now from Amazon.

Canal Architecture by Peter L Smith, Edition: 2nd edition, ISBN: 0 7478 0169 X, 32 pages, Published by Shire Publications Ltd, in 1992, Written in 1986, Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. A Shire Album (No. 158). Order now from Amazon.

Waterways in the Making by Edward W Paget-Tomlinson, ISBN: 0 947849 03 3, 120 pages, Published by Landscape Press, in 1996, A history of canal construction work and methods.. Order now from Amazon.

Hadfield's British Canals by Charles Hadfield and Joseph Boughey, Edition: Eigth Edition, ISBN: 1 84015 024 6, 350 pages, Published by Budding Books, in 1998, Written in 1994, A new title for the 8th edition of "British Canals" originally written in 1950 by Charles Hadfield now extensively revised by Joseph Boughey.. Order now from Amazon.

Thomas Telford - A New Persective by Anthony Burton, ISBN: 1 85410 652 X, 232 pages, Published by Aurum Press Ltd, in 1999, A new look at this great civil engineer, subject of several previous books.. Order now from Amazon.

British Canals by Charles Hadfield, ISBN: 0 7509 1840 3, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, in 1994, Later edition of "the standard book" first published by Pheonix in 1950.. Order now from Amazon.

James Brindley and the Early Engineers by Samuel Smiles, Edition: softback, ISBN: 1 85761 1101, 320 pages, Published by Tee Publishing, in 1999, Facsimile reprint from Smiles 1864 edition.. Order now from Amazon.

Hadfield's British Canals by Charles Hadfield, Edition: Softback, ISBN: 07509 1840 3, 352 pages, Published by Sutton Publishing, in 1998, A new title for the 8th edition of "British Canals" originally written in 1950 by Charles Hadfield now extensively revised by Joseph Boughey.. Order now from Amazon.

Benjamin Outram by R B Schofield, ISBN: 1 898937 42 7, 340 pages, Published by Merton Priory Press, in 2000, A major biography of this leading waterways engineer.. Order now from Amazon.

Canal Inclines and Lifts by David Tew, Edition: Paperback, ISBN: 086299344X, Published by Sutton Publishing, Order now from Amazon.

The Anatomy of Canals - The Early Years by Anthony Burton and Derek Pratt, ISBN: 0 7524 2137 9, 160 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2001, A detailed study of how canals developed from the 1790s.. Order now from Amazon.

The Anatomy of Canals - The Mania Years by Anthony Burton and Derek Pratt, ISBN: 0 7524 2385 1, 160 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2003, The second book in a trilogy studying of how canals developed from the 1790s.. Order now from Amazon.

Ireland's Waterways : Celebrating 300 Years by Ruth Delany, ISBN: 0 86281824 9, 224 pages, Published by Apple Tree Press, in 2005, An expanded version of a book first published in 1986.. Order now from Amazon.

James Brindley - The First Canal Builder by Nick Corble, Edition: Paperback, ISBN: 0 7524 3259 1, 160 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2005, Part biography, part thriller, this book tells how in a dozen short years one man defied 18th century society, scientific thinking and even accepted religious belief to realise his dream.. Order now from Amazon.

On Tour with Thomas Telford by Chris Morris, ISBN: 0 9542096 3 X, 112 pages, Published by Tanners Yard Press, in 2005, A photographic tour of Telford's works.. Order now from Amazon.

The History of Chichester's Canal by Alan H J Green, ISBN: 0 9512036 1 4, Published by Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society, in 2005, A canal history from its origins to the present day.. Order now from Amazon.

London's Lost Route to Portsmouth by P A L Vine, ISBN: 1 86077 283 8, 186 pages, Published by Phillimore & Co., in 2005, The history of the Portsmouth and Arundel Canal, Chichester Ship Canal and the Portsea Ship Canal that formed the southernmost part of the route from London.. Order now from Amazon.

The Worcester & Birmingham Canal - Chronicles of the Cut by Alan White, ISBN: 1 85858 261 X, 392 pages, Published by 20/21 Publications, in 2006, An illustrated definitive history of the canal.. Order now from Amazon.

Waterways & Canal-Building in Medieval England by John Blair, Edition: first, ISBN: 978-0-19-921715-1, Published by Oxford University Press, in 2007, Canal building between 950 and 1250 described in a series of academic articles edited by John Blair. Order now from Amazon.

British Canals: The Standard History by Joseph Boughey and Charles Hadfield, ISBN: 978-0-7524-4667-7, 250 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2008, Written in 1950, An updated version of Hadield's British Canals first published in 1950 and regarded as the standard text book of canal history ever since.. Order now from Amazon.

Gloucester Docks: An Historical Guide by Hugh Conway-Jones, ISBN: 978-1903599-15-0, Published by Black Dwarf, in 2009, A history of the Docks with photographs.. Order now from Amazon.

The Thames & Severn Canal by Humphrey Household, Edition: Third, ISBN: 978-1-84868-035-7, Published by Amberley, in 2009, Written in 1969, A reprint of this classic canal history.. Order now from Amazon.

The Kennet and Avon Navigation: A History by Warren Berry, Edition: First, ISBN: 978-1-86077-564-2, Published by Phillimore & Co., in 2009, A well illustrated history of the canal.. Order now from Amazon.

The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal by Hugh Conway-Jones, Edition: Update of the Tempus 2003 edition, ISBN: 978-1-84868-601-4, Published by Amberley, in 2010, An illustrated history of the canal.. Order now from Amazon.

Norwood Tunnel: Four Centuries of Challenge by Christine Richardson, ISBN: 978-0-9552609-6-4, Published by Richlow, in 2010, The history of Norwood Tunnel on the Chesterfield Canal.. Order now from Amazon.

The Royal Military Canal by P A L Vine, Edition: New publishers edition., ISBN: 978 1 84868 450 8, Published by Amberley, in 2010, Written in 1972, The history of the canal from its conception in the early 19th century to 1990.. Order now from Amazon.

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