Macadam, John. Macadam; The McAdam Family and the Turnpike Roads, 1798-1861 (1980), by WJ Reader.

Macadam, John. Macadam; The McAdam Family and the Turnpike Roads, 1798-1861 (1980), by WJ Reader.

Heineman

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Macadam, John. Macadam; The McAdam Family and the Turnpike Roads, 1798-1861 (1980), by WJ Reader. Heineman, London, 1st edition, 242pp. Hardback with cover. Apart from the neat bookplate of its first owner, in new condition.

McAdam (1756-1836) and his sons introduced efficient paving to make all weather road that were comfortable for the fastest speeds that horses could draw stagecoaches and thereby introduced Macadam to the English of the 19th century which continues to the present as tarmac.