Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 259 pages University of London Institute of Latin American Studies Monograph. The period 1852 to 1916 saw the formation of the modern Argentine republic, largely financed by external sources. The expanding railway network epitomized the country's growth, representing in microcosm the positive and negative aspects of the wider development programme. This book explores the role played by British capital and expertise in this transformation.