Artesius Publications

Artesius Publications (website formerly is the imprint of Roger Street. Buy his books.

Before The Bicycle
Rogers' latest book is 'Before the Bicycle' - The Regency Hobby-Horse Prints' (2014). ..."What a wonderful book you have produced, top class illustrations, and the colours are just superb. You are to be congratulated." John Green, Cycle Historian

A Colossal Achievement
Rogers' essay 'A Colossal Achievement - The Life of the Reverend Joseph Coltman M.A. of Beverley' (2012) is available as a free download. Revd. Coltman was Englands' heaviest man and an avid hobby-horse rider.

Dashing Dandies
Roger wrote 'Dashing Dandies - The English hobby-horse craze of 1819' (2011). ..."a must for the cycle historian's library" Phil Wray, Editor, Veteran-Cycle Club's magazine 'News & Views'.

The Pedestrian Hobby-Horse
Rogers' seminal work was 'The Pedestrian Hobby-Horse' - At the Dawn of Cycling (1998). ...“I am overwhelmed by the richness of material - a fabulous book.” Prof. Hans-Erhard Lessing, Mannheim, Germany - cycle historian.

Victorian High-Wheelers
Rogers' first book was 'Victorian High-Wheelers- The social life of the bicycle where Dorset meets Hampshire (1979). ..."shows what can be done by a determined trawl through local newspaper archives and contemporary cycling periodicals." Les Bowerman, Editor, 'News & Views'.

Roger Street writes for the national Veteran-Cycle Club journal The Boneshaker and gives papers at the annual International Cycling History Conference. Read more about Roger Street and Artesius Publications.

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