"The boats on these machines are
faithful reproductions of the gondolas used by the Doges of Venice
in their grand procession as immortalised by Shakespeare and Byron.
The costly, artistic carvings, and the magnificent paintings,
executed by the Italian artists, excel all ever seen in this way and
are worth a fortune in themselves." (Pat Collins, 1899).
Comprehensive history of these
remarkable rides, now out of print and rare.
Condition: Near fine.