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A View of the Mouth of a Coal Pit near Broseley, in Shropshire.
A View of the Mouth of a Coal Pit near Broseley, in Shropshire.
Robert [illegible-Pollard?, pinxit] Francis Ches[ham] sculpsit
Published Feb.y 1st 1788 by John & Josiah Boydell, No 90, Cheapside, London.
Engraving, open letter proof; platemark 415 x 550mm (16¼ x 21½") very large margins. Creasing; messy.
Landscape from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, combining industrial and pastoral elements.
[Ref: 45136]   £450.00  
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Church Stretton.
Church Stretton.
[n.d. c.1832.]
Lithograph on india with very large margins. Sheet 279 x 380mm (11 x 15"). Some creasing.
A view of Church Stretton, in the Shropshire Hills. The town was nicknamed Little Switzerland in the late-Victorian and Edwardian period, due to its landscape and development as a health resort. The local geology is complex and incorporates some of the oldest rocks in England.
[Ref: 34741]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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To George III King of Great Britain &c. This View of the Cast-Iron Bridge, near Coalbrook-Dale, in the County of Salop,
To George III King of Great Britain &c. This View of the Cast-Iron Bridge, near Coalbrook-Dale, in the County of Salop, Is by Permission most respectfully inscribed by his faithful and dutiful Subjects the Coalbrook Dale Company.
Drawn by M.A. Rooker. Engraved by W.m Ellis.
London: Published as the Act directs, 4th June 1782, by Ja.s Phillips, George Yard, Lombard Street.
Engraving in original frame. 440 x 635mm, 17½ x 25". On stretcher. Some surface wear and toning.
The first iron bridge in the world, designed by T.M. Pritchard and built by Abraham Darby III between 1777-9. Cast in the Darby Ironworks, its single span covered over 100 feet, high enough not to inhibit the river traffic.
[Ref: 13273]   £850.00  

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Elevation of Bridgwater Bridge.
Elevation of Bridgwater Bridge.
Deeble Sculp.t Bristol.
Published as the Act directs by Tho.s Gregory, July 8th, 1797.
Engraving. 220 x 460mm. On Russell & Co paper, watermarked 1798.
An iron bridge, 'Cast Anno 1795 at Coalbrook Dale'.
[Ref: 1710]   £360.00  
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Broad Street, Ludlow. [pencil.]
Broad Street, Ludlow. [pencil.]
Samuel Chamberlain [signed in pencil.]
[n.d., c.1930s.]
Drypoint etching, 200 x 255mm. 8 x 10".
By Samuel Chamberlain (1895 - 1975), American artist, architect, etcher, lecturer; born Cresco, Iowa, USA.
[Ref: 11949]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ludlow Castle with the Rising of the Water Nymphs.]
[Ludlow Castle with the Rising of the Water Nymphs.]
J.M.W. Turner R.A. E. Goodall., J. Yates, Printer.
London John Macrone St James Square & E. Graves, King William Street.
Etching on chine collé. 215 x 155mm (8½ x 6¼"). Foxing & dusty.
Ludlow Castle, with the full moon seen through the battlements, water nymphs holding lights aloft. It was published as the title-page vignette to 'Comus', in 'The Poetical Works of John Milton'.
[Ref: 44287]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Ludlow Castle, & the Steeple of St Lawrence, with a distant View of the Clee Hills.
Ludlow Castle, & the Steeple of St Lawrence, with a distant View of the Clee Hills. Proof.
Drawn by W. Gwynn. J.W. Wright sc.t.
London. Published April 10th 1807 by W. Gwynn and Sold by Tomkins, 49 New Bond Street.
A scarce proof aquatint. 420 x 495mm (16½ x 19½"). Narrow margins. surface abrasion in sky.
A view of Ludlow Castle at the time it was becoming a tourist attraction.
[Ref: 45788]   £420.00  
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Entrance of Ludlow Castle, Shropshire.
Entrance of Ludlow Castle, Shropshire. Antiquities No.1.
Painted by W. Hodges. Engraved by V. Green and F. Jukes.
[n.d., c.1778.]
Very rare aquatint. Printed in sepia. Open letter proof impression. Rare. Sheet size: 490 x 340mm (19¼ x 13¼") Trimmed inside plate. Creases to sheet.
A proof impression of plate 1 from Valentine Green's 'Antiquities', published 1778. The ruins of the castle gate of Ludlow Castle, with rustic figures and a horse-drawn cart at the entrance. After landscape painter William Hodges (1744-1797), who had sailed with Captain James Cook and recorded his discoveries, returning to Britain in 1775.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christoper Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37813]   £240.00  
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near Shiffnal [ms]
near Shiffnal [ms]
[Anon., c.1830]
Lithograph, scarce, printed area 180 x 280mm (7 x 11").
Evocative industrial scene near Shifnal in Shropshire.
[Ref: 43618]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Welch Bridge at Shrewsbury.
The Welch Bridge at Shrewsbury.
P. Sandby Fecit.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by P. Sandby St Georges Row Nov.r 1 1788.
Aquatint with etching, print in brown. 370 x 545mm (14½ x 21½"). A few repairs in sky, some surface abrasion, backed with restorer's paper.
A view of the old Welsh Bridge with a battlemented gatehouse, shortly before it was demolished to make way for a replacement by Thomas Telford, completed 1795. Paul Sandby (1731-1809) popularised landscape painting in watercolour in England and also improved the aquatint technique,.
[Ref: 45782]   £290.00  
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Part of the Old Bridge at Shrewsbury with two Arches of the New one 1770.
Part of the Old Bridge at Shrewsbury with two Arches of the New one 1770.
P. Sandby fecit.
Published according to Act of Parliament by P. Sandby, St. Georges Row Nov.r 1st 1778.
Tinted aquatint printed in brown, fine, 18th century watermark. 365 x 540mm, large margins. A few repaired tears.
A large separately-issued print, centred on a water mill, showing the new 'English Bridge' over the Severn, designed by John Gwynn and completed 1774. Among the staffage is an angler.
BM: 1904,0819.744.
[Ref: 45224]   £450.00  
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The South West Prospect of Shrewsbury.
The South West Prospect of Shrewsbury.
S. & N. Buck delin. et Sculp.t 1732.
Engraving. Plate: 305 x 800mm (12 x 31½"). Central fold as issued, old ink mss. plate number.
A detailed prospect of Shrewsbury, with a descriptive text below and a key to the right. From the series 'Buck's Perspective Views of Cities and Chief Towns in England and Wales'; an early printing, before the addition of a plate number top right.
[Ref: 46967]   £390.00  
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Pride Hill, Shrewsbury.
Pride Hill, Shrewsbury.
Lithographed by Newman & C.o. 48, Watling St. London.
Pub. by P. Wilde, Shrewsbury. [n.d., c.1840].
Coloured lithograph, very rare. Sheet: 390 x 280mm (15¼ x 11). Repaired damage in sky area.
Street scene depicting the view along Pride Hill in Shrewsbury. Among the shops depicted is: 'Wilde Printer & Bookseller'.
[Ref: 34096]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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View of High Street, Shrewsbury, and St. Alkmonds, and St Julians Churches.
View of High Street, Shrewsbury, and St. Alkmonds, and St Julians Churches.
Lithographed by Newman & C.o. 48, Watling St.t. London.
Pub. by G. W. Wilde, Shrewsbury. [n.d., c.1840]
Coloured lithograph, very rare. Sheet: 395 x 290mm (15½ x 11½").
View of the churches and shops on Shrewsbury High Street. Shops such as 'Barclay's Tea Warehouse' and 'Oldroyd' are picked out.
[Ref: 34095]   £220.00  
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County Hall & Corn Exchange.
County Hall & Corn Exchange.
C.W. Radclyffe. del. et lith. Day & Hague, lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by Sandford & Howell, Shrewsbury [1844].
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 215 x 295mm (8½ x 11½").
The Square, Shrewsbury, from Charles Walter Radclyffe's 'Memorials of Shrewsbury School.'.
Abbey: 448.
[Ref: 34561]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Market Square, County Hall & Corn Exchange, Shrewsbury.
The Market Square, County Hall & Corn Exchange, Shrewsbury.
C.W. Radclyffe. del. et lith. Day & Hague, lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by Sandford & Howell, Shrewsbury [1844].
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 215 x 300mm (8½ x 11¾"). Tears in right edge. Messy.
The Square, Shrewsbury, from Charles Walter Radclyffe's 'Memorials of Shrewsbury School.'. This later state has the original title moved from within the plate and enlarged.
Abbey: 448, this edition not listed.
[Ref: 34564]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Market House Church Stretton. 1832.
Market House Church Stretton. 1832.
Lithograph on india with very large margins. Sheet 279 x 380mm (11 x 15").
The half-timbered market hall which was erected in The Square of Church Stretton, Shropshire, in 1617 by Bonham Norton. This was taken down in 1839 and replaced in 1840 by a second building funded by public subscription, itself demolished as unsafe in 1839.
[Ref: 34740]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The East View of Tong Castle in the County of Salop.
The East View of Tong Castle in the County of Salop. To the most Noble Evelyn Duke, & Earl, of Kingston Marquess of Dorchester, Viscount Newark, & Baron Pierpoint, of Holme Pierpoint in the County of Nottingham. Owner of this Castle. Tong Tuang or Toang was in the Saxons times in the Family of Morcar Earls of Northumberland...Noble Family & ye present Duke of Kingston is now Lord thereof.
S. & N. Buck Delin. et Sculp. 1731.
This Prospect is Humbly Inscrib'd by, May it Please, Yr: Grace Yr: Graces most Dutyful & Obedient Serv.ts Sam.l & Nath.l Buck.
Copper engraving. Plate 197 x 375mm. 7¾ x 14¾".
Tong Castle, the Gothic country house in Shropshire set within a park landscaped by Capability Brown, on the site of a medieval castle of the same name. This the original castle, which was built in the 12th century. From "Views of Ruins of Castles & Abbeys in England, Part 2, 1726-1739".
[Ref: 23223]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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A Prospect of the Church of the White Church.
A Prospect of the Church of the White Church. To the Right Honourable Jane Countess of Bridgewater this Prospect of ye South Side of the Parish Church of WhiteChurch in Shropshire is Humble Dedicated by your Ladyships most Obedient Servant. J. Downes.
John Downs Delin. Andr. Johnston Sculp.
Printed for Jonathan Taylor Bookseller in White Church. And Sold by the Printsellers of London & Westminster.
Engraving 405 x 505mm Centre crease and two very small tears in outer edges.
Whitchurch is not only one of Shropshire's busiest and most beautiful market towns, but also one of the most history-packed towns in the Midlands. It's also the oldest continually inhabited town in Shropshire. The name Whitchurch comes from 'White Church'. The original Norman Church was built from white stone (thought to be local chalk). St Alkmunds, the featured church, was built on the same spot in 1712, using sandstone.
[Ref: 1882]   £240.00  
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