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Eight Views of Fountains Abbey,
Eight Views of Fountains Abbey, Intended to Illustrate the Architecture and Pictureque Scenery of that Celebrated Ruin.
Etched on copperplate from original drawings by J.Metcalf and J.W. Carmichael: With a Historical and Architectural Description, by T.Sopwith.
Published by J.Metcalf, Ripon: and J.W.Carmichael, Newcastle Upon Tyne.[n.d, 1832.]
Folio, original printed wrappers, 8 etchings on india. In modern card folder, with holes punched for string ties. Wrappers chipped & soiled, some foxing, mainly to margins.
[Ref: 7150]   £280.00  
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Herschel's Forty-Foot Reflecting Telescope.
Herschel's Forty-Foot Reflecting Telescope. Guide to Knowledge. No. LXXXIII. Price One Penny.
J. Archer sc.
London, Published for the Proprietors, by W. Edwards, No 12 Ave Maria Lane [n.d., 1837].
Wood engraving. Sheet 270 x 205mm (10½ x 8"). Small tears top margin.
William Herschel's 40-foot telescope, a reflecting telescope constructed 1785-9 at Observatory House in Slough, the largest telescope in the world for 50 years. It was dismantled in 1839 by Herschel's son, John, because of rot in the frame. From Duncan Bradford's 'The Wonders of the Heavens, being a Popular View of Astronomy'.
[Ref: 56833]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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