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This Lithographic View of the Booksellers' Provident Retreat
This Lithographic View of the Booksellers' Provident Retreat at Abbots Langley, Herts, is respectfully dedicated to the Patrons, Directors, and other Members of the Booksellers' Provident Institution, by their very obedient Servants, Ashbee and Tuckett.
[n.d., c.1846.]
Tinted lihtograph. Sheet 170 x 275mm (6¾ x 10¾"). Trimmed and laid on album paper.
The Booksellers' Provident Retreat, now Dickinson House, opened in 1846 at the bottom of Kindersley Way, Abbots Langley. The house and 24 modern bungalows on the estate still provide homes for retired booksellers and their widows. A locomotive of the London and Birmingham Railway can be seen running past the house.
[Ref: 53983]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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A Perspective View of Dilston Hall,
A Perspective View of Dilston Hall, once the Seat of the Unfortunate James, Earl of Derwent-Water.
T. Oliver delin. Spilsbury sculp Russell-Court London.
Drawn on the Spot by Tho.s Oliver of Hexham in Northumberland & Published according to Act of Parliament July 17, 1766.
Engraving. 430 x 470mm (17 x 18½"). A few repaired tears, creasing, laid on album paper. Bit messy.
A view of Dilston Hall, at Dilston, near Corbridge, Northumberland, at one time the seat of James Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater, with three columns of text lamenting his death. Radclyffe, grandson of Charles II and Moll Davis, began the construction of a grand mansion to replace the old Hall, but the works was never completed as he was beheaded for his part in the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion. Dilston Hall came into the hand of the Fofeit Estates Commission. After a corrupt sale was annulled in 1731, the Greenwich Hospital Act 1735 directed that the estate's income should be used to complete the construction of Greenwich Hospital. The Greenwich Commissioners ordered its demolition in 1765 (the year before the publication of this plate), leaving standing only the castle tower and the chapel: the castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building.
[Ref: 52232]   £320.00  
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Straits of Dover.
Straits of Dover.
J.M.W. Turner R.A. J.T. Willmore, A.R.A. 1851.
London, Published Nov.r 1 1851, by E. Gambart & Co. 35 Berniers Street, Oxford Street.
A large chine collé steel engraving. 515 x 675mm (20¼ x 26½"), with wide margins. India slightly cracked at top border.
Small boats trying to enter the harbour in choppy seas, the White Cliffs and Dover Castle in the background.
Rawlinson: 666 iv.
[Ref: 54051]   £320.00  
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Stonehenge. From the S.E.
Stonehenge. From the S.E.
J. Browne del.t. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Scarce lithograph, trimmed. 260 x 375mm (10¼ x 14¾"). Small tear top centre.
View of the most famous prehistorical monument in England, dedicated to the owners of the estate on which it stands. Among the sightseers are soldiers in uniform. The Antrobus Family bought the estate in 1824, but after the heir to the baronetcy died in WW1 the estate was sold for £6000 in 1915. The new owner, Cecil Chubb, handed it over to the first Commissioner of Works in 1918, passing Stonehenge to the nation.
[Ref: 53818]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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