Artesius Publications - books by Roger Street

Between 1979 and 2020, Roger Street at Artesius Publications ( has published five books, a free online biography and his autobiography.

Roger Street Autobiography

Roger Street published (January 2020) his autobiography 'Mostly Fun'.


The Daniel Lambert Picture Book

Daniel Lambert (1770-1809) was, in his time, England's heaviest man at 52 stone 11 pounds. Lambert is remembered for his interests in field sports, his knowledge of breeding dogs and cockerels and for his 'exalted and convivial mind'.

More information. £9.95 plus P&P. Published: 13th March 2019. Buy.

The Daniel Lambert Picture Book


Before the Bicycle - The Regency Hobby-Horse Prints 

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.

More information. Published: 2014. Buy.

Before The Bicycle


Dashing Dandies - The English hobby-horse craze of 1819

"a must for the cycle historian's library" Phil Wray, Editor, Veteran-Cycle Club's magazine 'News & Views'.

More information. Published: 2011. Buy.

Dashing Dandies


The Pedestrian Hobby-Horse - At the Dawn of Cycling

“I am overwhelmed by the richness of material - a fabulous book.” Professor Hans-Erhard Lessing, Cycle Historian, University of Mannheim, Germany.

More information. Published:1998. Buy.

The Pedestrian Hobby-Horse


Victorian High-Wheelers - The social life of the bicycle where Dorset meets Hampshire 

"shows what can be done by a determined trawl through local newspaper archives and contemporary cycling periodicals." Les Bowerman, Editor, 'News & Views'.

More information. Published: 1979. Buy.

Victorian High-Wheelers


A Colossal Achievement - The Life of the Reverend Joseph Coltman M.A. of Beverley. 

After the death of Daniel Lambert in 1809, Revd. Coltman (1776-1837) was, in his time, Englands' heaviest man at 37 stone 8 pounds. He was an avid hobby-horse rider.

Published: 2012. More information. Free Online Biography download.


About Artesius Publications

Artesius Publications is the imprint of Roger Street.  Roger writes for the Veteran-Cycle Club journal The BoneshakerHe regularly gives papers at the annual International Cycling History Conference. Read more about Roger Street and Artesius Publications

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