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Clifton, and St Vincent's Rocks, from Leigh Woods.
Clifton, and St Vincent's Rocks, from Leigh Woods.
[Drawn by S.C. Jones?] G. Hawkins, lith. Day & Haghe, lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by George Davey, 1 Broad Street, Bristol. [n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 220 x 300mm, 8¾ x 11¾".
A view looking upriver towards Bristol, with St Vincent's Rocks on the left.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 26421]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Avon from the Observatory, Clifton.
The Avon from the Observatory, Clifton.
Drawn by S.C. Jones. G. Hawkins, lith. Day & Haghe, lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by George Davey, 1 Broad Street, Bristol. [n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 220 x 300mm, 8¾ x 11¾".
A view looking down onto the river Avon from Clifton Down at St Vincent's Rocks, with the Severn in the distance.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 26419]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Avon from below St Vincents Rock.
The Avon from below St Vincents Rock.
Drawn by S.C. Jones. G. Hawkins, lith. Day & Haghe, lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by George Davey, 1 Broad Street, Bristol. [n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 220 x 300mm, 8¾ x 11¾".
A view looking downriver to St Vincent's Rocks, taken from the side of the Avon.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 26420]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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St Vincents Rocks, Clifton.
St Vincents Rocks, Clifton.
S.C. Jones, del.t. R. Carrick, lith. Day & Haghe, lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by George Davey, 1 Broad Street, Bristol. [n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 220 x 300mm, 8¾ x 11¾".
The cliffs under Clifton Down, viewed from the side of the Avon.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 26418]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Avon & Severn from Pen Pole Point.
The Avon & Severn from Pen Pole Point.
Drawn by M.H. Holmes. Clerk & Co. lith.rs 808 High Holborn.
Published by George Davey, 1 Broad Street, Bristol. [n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 230 x 290mm, 9 x 11½".
A view from Penpole Point looking down onto the Avon entering the Severn Estuary, with ocean-point shipping.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 26417]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A view from Durdham-down near Bristol, Looking down the Avon to Kings-Road, & the Welch Mountains.]  [&]  [A view of St Vincent's rocks, and the Hot-Wells, &c near Bristol.]
[A view from Durdham-down near Bristol, Looking down the Avon to Kings-Road, & the Welch Mountains.] [&] [A view of St Vincent's rocks, and the Hot-Wells, &c near Bristol.]
[Painted by Thomas Smith of Derby. The first plate engraved by Francis Vivares and Jean Baptiste Chatelain, the second by Antoine Benoist.]
[London: Thomas Smith, 1756.]
Pair of etchings with 18th century colour added by hand, each image c.340 x 520mm. 13½ x 20½". Trimmed and laid on card with black paint borders, contemporary presentation. Extremities chipped and tatty.
Two views on the River Avon near Bristol with boats on the water, the first with figures and goats on a hill-side in foreground and a tower standing amongst trees in the distance; the second with two figures with staffs standing on bank in the foreground, a building directly adjacent to the water beyond, opposite which smoke emanates from the bank. An outstanding pair of etching after Thomas Smith of Derby (c.1720 - 1767), father of J.R.Smith.
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Mr. T. Telford's, Design for the  Suspension Bridge across the River Avon,  From St. Vincent's Rocks to Leigh Down.  [Principal dimensions below image.]
Mr. T. Telford's, Design for the Suspension Bridge across the River Avon, From St. Vincent's Rocks to Leigh Down. [Principal dimensions below image.]
Dean & Munday's Lithoy. Threadneedle St.
Pubd. by Wright & Bagnall Bristol [n.d., c.1830].
Lithograph, sheet 225 x 285mm. Foxing outside image.
Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834) was born in Westerkirk, Scotland. He was a stonemason, architect and civil engineer and a noted road, bridge and canal builder. This is a representation of his design, never realised, for the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The idea of building a bridge across the Avon Gorge originated in 1753, with a bequest in the will of Bristolian merchant William Vick, who left £1,000 invested with instructions that when the interest had accumulated to £10,000, it should be used for the purpose of building a stone bridge between Clifton Down (which was outside the City of Bristol until the 1830s) and Leigh Woods (then in Somerset). By 1829, Vick's bequest had reached £8,000, but it was estimated that a stone bridge would cost over ten times that amount. An Act of Parliament was passed to allow a wrought-iron suspension bridge to be built instead, and tolls levied to recoup the cost. A competition was held to find a design for the bridge; the judge, Telford, rejected all designs, and tried to insist on this design of his own, a suspension bridge supported on tall Gothic towers. Telford claimed that no suspension bridge could exceed the 600 feet (183 m) span of his own Menai Suspension Bridge. A second competition, held with new judges, was won by Isambard Kingdom Brunel's design on 16 March 1831, for a suspension bridge with fashionably Egyptian-influenced towers.
[Ref: 7517]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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View of the City of Bristol, from Clifton Wood. With the effect of the Fires which took place during the Riots on the Night of the 30th, of October, 1831.
View of the City of Bristol, from Clifton Wood. With the effect of the Fires which took place during the Riots on the Night of the 30th, of October, 1831. [In title area underneath specific buildings:] County Gaol. Bishop's Palace. Queen Square. Toll Houses. City Gaol.
Drawn from Nature & on Stone by S. Jackson.
Printed by C. Hullmandel. [n.d. c.1832.]
Lithograph. 268 x 310mm. 10½ x 12¼". Trimmed on three sides. Very slight nick on left.
The Bristol Riots of 1831 took place after the House of Lords rejected the second Reform Bill, which aimed to improve the 'rotten boroughs' standards and to give Britain's fast growing industrial towns greater representation in the House of Commons. The riots continued for three days during which the palace of Robert Gray the Bishop of Bristol, the Maniosn House, and private homes and property were looted and destroyed, along with the demolition of much of the gaol. Work on the Clifton Suspension Bridge was halted and Isambard Kingdom Brunel was sworn in as a special constable.
[Ref: 20072]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Mary-le-Port St. Bristol. [in pencil.]
Mary-le-Port St. Bristol. [in pencil.]
E. J. Maybery. [signed in pencil.]
Etching. Plate: 200 x 125mm (8 x 5'') very large margins.
A view of a street in Bristol by Edgar James Maybery (1887-1964).
[Ref: 49375]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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To the most Noble the Marquis of Worcester, this View of the City of Bristol is humbly Inscribed by His Lordships most Obed.t Serv.ts T. Jones & J. Hassell.
To the most Noble the Marquis of Worcester, this View of the City of Bristol is humbly Inscribed by His Lordships most Obed.t Serv.ts T. Jones & J. Hassell.
Drawn & Engraved by J. Hassell
London, Pub.d March 2d 1795 by T. Jones No.23 Clarges Street, and J Hassell, No.2 Castle Street, Leicester Square.
Very fine & rare coloured aquatint, platemark 275 x 345mm (10¾ x 13½"). Very large margins. Bit dusty on left margin.
Fine view along the river Avon towards Bristol.
[Ref: 37020]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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View of Bristol from Clifton Wood.
View of Bristol from Clifton Wood. To the Right Worshipful John Kerle Haberfield Esq.re Mayor of the City of Bristol. This View is most respectfully dedicated by The Publisher.
Drawn by S.C. Jones from a Painting by W. Muller in the possession of George Jones Esq.re On Stone by L. Haghe. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by George Davey 1 Broard S.t Bristol. [n.d. c.1850.]
Lithograph with large margins. 280 x 380mm (11 x 15").
View of Bristol from a hillside, with a couple and two children conversing on a path in foreground at left, and three goats seen nearby at centre.
[Ref: 34730]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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In Commemoration of the Grand Procession,
In Commemoration of the Grand Procession, (As it appeared passing over the drawbridge, and along St. Augustine's-Parade), On the memorable Colston's Day, the 13th November, 1848, In honour of the restoration of the port and harbour to the city of Bristol, and the adoption of free port principles by the mayor and corporation, This Engraving Is Presented to the Subscribers of the Bristol Mirror and Free Port Advocate for the 6th of January 1849; and is respectfully inscribed to the United Trades of Bristol, Who organised and conducted the Procession throughout in the most admirable manner.
Drawn by S.G. Tovey. Engraved by J.L. Marcke.
1849.
Engraving, 440 x 290mm (17¼ x 11½"). Hole in bottom right, outside printed area.
Image commemorating a procession in 1848 advocating the restoration of a free port to Bristol. 'Colston' refers to Edward Colston (1636-1721), a wealthy merchant whose philanthropy earned him great respect in Bristol, where he was commemorated with statues, a concert hall and street names. However he kept secret his role as a highly placed officer in the Royal African Company (which held the monopoly on trade with Africa for gold, ivory, spices and slaves from 1672 to 1698) so successfully that early biographies do not mention it. In 2020 his links to the slave trade were the focus of the 'Black Lives Matter' protests in Bristol, during which his statue was pulled down and dumped in Bristol Harbour.
[Ref: 8423]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Design for Improving the Harbour of Bristol, by W.m Jessop Civil Engineer W. White Surveyor.
Design for Improving the Harbour of Bristol, by W.m Jessop Civil Engineer W. White Surveyor.
Engraved by W. Faden.
Charing Cross 1803.
Engraving. Sheet: 450 x 1070mm (17¾ x 42''). Trimmed, time stained with folds as normal.
A proposed design for the harbour at Bristol, but also including a quite detailed plan of the city. William Jessop (1745-1814), had been Chief Engineer to the Grand Junction Canal Company (1793), the West India Docks (1800-2) and the Surrey Iron Railway (a tramway, 1801-3.). In Scotland he helped Thomas Telford survey the Caledonian Canal and was engineer to the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway (1807-12), the first railway in Scotland authorised by Act of Parliament.
[Ref: 48056]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Bristol High Cross was erected An.º 1373...
Bristol High Cross was erected An.º 1373...
Sam.' & Nath.l Buck delin et sculp 1734.
Etching. 470 x 290mm (18½ x 11½"); large margins on 3 sides. Original folds. Cut to platemark.
One of the few folding plates in 'Buck's Antiquities'. The cross is now on the right of the Stourhead Estate.
[Ref: 39706]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The City of Bristol.
The City of Bristol. As it appeared on Sunday night (taken from 6 to 12 o'Clock) 30th Octb.r 1831. When the New Gaol, the Toll Houses, the Bisghops Palace, two sides of Queen Square, including the Mansion House, Custom House, excise Office, Warehouses,, with various othe buildings & other property to the Amount of One Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling, was totally Destroyed,
From a Sketch Taken from Brandon Hill, by C.H. Walters.
London, John Bysh, 8, Cloth Fair, West Smithfield. [n.d. c.1831.]
Aquatint, very scarce. 290 x 395mm, 11½ x 15¾". Trimmed to plate on three sides, several tears.
[Ref: 27537]   £320.00  
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View of the City of Bristol.
View of the City of Bristol. As it appeared from Pile Hill, during the dreadful riots on the night of Sunday October 30.th 1831, when the New Prison and Two Toll Houses, seen on the left of the Picture, the Bishop’s Palace near the Cathedral in the centre, the Mansion House, Custom House, Excise House, and nearly Fifty Dwelling and Ware-Houses in Queen Square & Streets adjacent occupying the distance beyond Redcliff Church on the right (exclusive of the Bridewell and Lawfords Gate Prisons which do not fall within the limits of the Picture) were plundered & burnt and property to the amount of nearly One Hundred Thousand Pounds sterling totally destroyed.
T.L. Rowbotham del.t Drawn on Stone by L. Haghe.
Published by Daley & Muskett Booksellers Broad St. Bristol and sold by Charles Tilt Fleet St. London & all other Booksellers. ... London. [n.d. c.1831.]
Fine coloured lithograph with large margins. 235 x 310mm (9¼ x 12¼"). Nicks, tears and chip to lower left edge; some text faint.
One of several prints made in the wake of the 1831 Bristol Riots. These were amongst the several manifestations of civil unrest which took place after the House of Lords rejected the second Reform Bill. The Reform Bill aimed to improve 'rotten boroughs' standards and to give Britain's fast growing industrial towns greater representation in the House of Commons. The riots continued for three days during which the palace of Robert Gray the Bishop of Bristol, the Mansion House, and private homes and property were looted and destroyed, along with the demolition of much of the gaol. Work on the Clifton Suspension Bridge was halted and Isambard Kingdom Brunel was sworn in as a special constable.
for other views of the riots see refs. 20072 and 20926
[Ref: 28736]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Clifton Wood and Church, From Nova Scotia. Floating Dock.
Clifton Wood and Church, From Nova Scotia. Floating Dock.
Drawn on Stone by W. Gauci, from a Sketch by the Revd. J. Bulwer.
London: Published by Engelman, Graf, Coindet & Co. 92, Dean St. Soho, & O.C. Lane, Library, Sion Place, Clifton. May 1828. Printed by Engelmann C.C. & Co.
Lithograph on india paper, india 215 x 280mm. 8½ x 11".
Hotwells and Clifton Wood from across Bristol Docks; fisherman, steam and sail vessels to foreground.
Bristol City Museum: Mb6330.
[Ref: 19948]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Clifton.
Clifton.
L. Haghe del et lith. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by G. Davey, 3 Broad Street, Bristol.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 220 x 300mm (8¾ x 11¾").
A view of Clifton from the docks on the Avon, with the gorge to the left.
[Ref: 31366]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Avon from Below St. Vincent's Rock.
The Avon from Below St. Vincent's Rock.
Drawn by S.C. Jones_G.Hawkins lith. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by George Davey 1 Broad S.t Bristol. [n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet: 280 x 380mm (11 x 15'').
A view of St Vincent's Rock, Clifton near Bristol.
[Ref: 48058]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Avon near Clifton.
The Avon near Clifton.
Drawn & Engraved by W. Westall, A.R.A.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 180 x 235mm (7 x 9¼"). Trimmed around image and title.
An extremely rare aquatint with fine colour, showing the Clifton Gorge before the building of the suspension bridge.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 42018]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Nightingale Valley from Clifton Down.
Nightingale Valley from Clifton Down.
Drawn by S.C. Jones_G.Hawkins lith. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by I. H. Weston, opposite the Royal Exchange, Bristol. [n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet: 280 x 380mm (11 x 15''), with large margins.
A view of the River Avon near Bristol.
[Ref: 48059]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Gateway of Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Gateway of Clifton Suspension Bridge. Proposed to be erected by the Trustees appointed under the Act according to the Design and under the Directions of I. Brunel Jun.r Civil Engineer F.R.S.
Published by O.C. Lane Clifton. Printed by C. Hullmandel del.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph on india, rare. Sheet: 350 x 450mm (13¾ x 17¾''). Creasing, repaired tears. Damaged. Small margins.
A view of the proposed entrance to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The final design was drawn up by William Henry Barlow and John Hawkshaw and was based on an earlier design by I.K. Brunel.
[Ref: 48104]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Nightingale Valley, from Clifton Down.
Nightingale Valley, from Clifton Down.
S.C. Jones, delt._ G. Hawkins lith. Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen.
Published by F.H. Weston, opposite the Royal Exchange, Bristol. [n.d., c.1845.]
Sepia tinted lithograph heightened in white, sheet 285 x 380mm. 11¼ x 15".
Clifton Down near Bristol, with a sailing ship on the River Avon below; a lady and gentleman on a cliff in the foreground, the man seems to be sketching the scene.
Not in Abbey. Provenance Sitwell family, Renishaw Hall, Sheffield, Derbyshire.
[Ref: 13704]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Avon & Severn from Clifton Down.
The Avon & Severn from Clifton Down.
Drawn by S.C. Jones_ On Stone by G. Hawkins. Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen.
[Bristol (F.H. Weston?), n.d., c.1845.]
Sepia tinted lithograph heightened in white, sheet 270 x 350mm. 10¾ x 13¾". Trace of diagonal crease through right corner.
Clifton Down near Bristol, with a sailing ship on the River Avon below; a gentleman and two ladies on a cliff in the foreground, with sheep to right.
Not in Abbey Scenery.
[Ref: 24635]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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View from Clifton Down.
View from Clifton Down.
[London, Published May 1 1810.]
Fine & rare coloured aquatint. Sheet 375 x 475mm (14¾ x 18¾").
Two figures riding horses on grassland; a ships on a body of water to the left; a house with a smoking chimney and a horse and carriage to the right.
In the British Library online catalogue: BLL01004821562.
[Ref: 52393]   £320.00  
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[Clifton Suspension Bridge.]
[Clifton Suspension Bridge.]
[n.d., c.1865.]
Rare coloured lithograph. Sheet 220 x 315mm (8¾ x 12½"). Trimmed close to image, laid on board, paper toned, glue stains over inscription area.
A close up view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and completed in 1864 by William Henry Barlow and John Hawkshaw following Brunel's death.
[Ref: 48606]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge.
From a Drawing by T.L. Rowbotham. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King.
Published by George Davy, Bookseller, Broad St, Bristol. [n.d. c.1831.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 180 x 295mm (7 x 11½"). Trimmed to image, laid on album paper, title and inscriptions pasted on reverse.
A view using Isambard Kingdom Brunel's original design, with the Egyptian-style pylons topped with spinxes that were not used in the completed bridge. After an 1829 competition to design the bridge was annulled when Thomas Telford tried to declare himself the winner, the second competition (1830) was won by the 24-year-old Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The foundation stone was laid in 1831, but work was stopped almost immediately by the Bristol Riots. Restarted in 1836 the project continued to be dogged with political and financial difficulties and by 1843, with only the towers completed, the project was abandoned. Brunel died prematurely aged 53 years in 1859 but the Bridge was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864.
[Ref: 47554]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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This View of Laying the Foundation Stone of Clifton Suspension Bridge on 27th August 1836,
This View of Laying the Foundation Stone of Clifton Suspension Bridge on 27th August 1836, is Dedicated with the greatest respect to the Most Noble The Marquis of Northampton, The Members of the British Association & Bridge Trustees, by their obedient Servant , The Publisher.
Miss Gun Cunningham del. W. Walton lith. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Published by O.C. Lane, Clifton. [n.d., c. 1836.]
Rare lithograph on chine collé. 230 x 290mm (9 x 11½"), with large margins. Crease across lower corner.
A view of the start of the second attempt to build Isambard Kingdom Brunel's bridge. After an 1829 competition to design the bridge was annulled when Thomas Telford tried to declare himself the winner, the second competition (1830) was won by the 24-year-old Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The foundation stone was laid in 1831, but work was stopped almost immediately by the Bristol Riots. Restarted in 1836 the project continued to be dogged with political and financial difficulties and by 1843, with only the towers completed, the project was abandoned. Brunel died prematurely aged 53 years in 1859 but the Bridge was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864.
[Ref: 47548]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Drawn by S. Jackson. G. Hawkins Lith. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by G. Davey, 3 Broad Street, Bristol. [n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 215 x 290mm (8½ x 11½") Crease in bottom right corner of margin.
A view of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's original design, with the Egyptian-style pylons topped with spinxes that were not used in the completed bridge.
[Ref: 43279]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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An Epic Ode on the Opening of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
An Epic Ode on the Opening of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Printed in the Procession, December 8th, 1864, by Jefferies & Sons, Machine Printers and Lithographers, &c. Recliffe Street, Bristol.
Rare lithograph and letterpress broadside. Sheet 310 x 170mm (12¼ x 6¾"). Laid on card.
A view of the completed bridge, a verse signed 'J.H.' and lists of the participants in the Military Procession, Bridge Procession and Civic Procession. For the opening the bridge was lit by magnesium flares but they were blown out by the wind
[Ref: 47558]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Suspension Bridge, Intended to be Erected over the River Avon at S.t. Vincent's Rock.
The Suspension Bridge, Intended to be Erected over the River Avon at S.t. Vincent's Rock.
[n.d., c.1831.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 340 x 255mm (13¼ x 10"). Trimmed.
A view showing the proposed plan for the bridge linking Clifton with Leigh Woods in Somerset, with the Egyptian-style pylons topped with spinxes that were not used in the completed bridge. Plans to build a bridge were discussed as early as 1753, however, the bridge was not completed until 1864. The final design was drawn up by William Henry Barlow and John Hawkshaw and was based on an earlier design by I.K. Brunel.
See refs: 7517 & 31401 for other proposed designs for Clifton Suspension bridge.
[Ref: 37508]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Suspension Bridge, Intended to be erected over the River Avon at St Vincent's Rock, Clifton near Bristol.
The Suspension Bridge, Intended to be erected over the River Avon at St Vincent's Rock, Clifton near Bristol. Reduced from Mr Brunel's Plan as approved by the Bridge Committee, to whom
Drawn by J.D. Harding, from a sketch by S. Jackson
& Published by J. Rees, Book and Print Seller, 53 Wine Street, 1831.
Lithograph. 285 x 330mm (11¼ x 13"). Repaired tear entering image, creasing. Damaged.
A view using Isambard Kingdom Brunel's original design, with the Egyptian-style pylons topped with spinxes that were not used in the completed bridge. After an 1829 competition to design the bridge was annulled when Thomas Telford tried to declare himself the winner, the second competition (1830) was won by the 24-year-old Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The foundation stone was laid in 1831, but work was stopped almost immediately by the Bristol Riots. Restarted in 1836 the project continued to be dogged with political and financial difficulties and by 1843, with only the towers completed, the project was abandoned. Brunel died prematurely aged 53 years in 1859 but the Bridge was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864.
[Ref: 47555]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Suspension Bridge at Clifton. (near Bristol.)
Suspension Bridge at Clifton. (near Bristol.)
W.H. Bartlett. W. Mossman.
London Published for the Proprietor by Geo: Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane, 1842.
Steel engraving. Sheet 195 x 260mm (7¾ x 10¼"). A few spots.
A view using Isambard Kingdom Brunel's original design, with the Egyptian-style pylons topped with spinxes that were not used in the completed bridge. The bridge's foundation stone was laid in 1831, but work was stopped almost immediately by the Bristol Riots. Restarted in 1836 the project continued to be dogged with political and financial difficulties and by 1843, with only the towers completed, the project was abandoned. Brunel died prematurely aged 53 years in 1859 but the Bridge was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864.
[Ref: 49992]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge. To the Right Worshipful John Savage, Esq.re Mayor of the City of Bristol This View of Mr Brunel's design for a Bridge to be erected over the Avon is most respectfully Dedicated by The Publishers.
Drawn on Stone by G. Childs from a Drawing by Tho.s L. Rowbotham.
Published by Davey & Muskett, Booksellers, Broad St. Bristol & sold by Engleman, Graf, Coindel & Co, 14 Newman St, Ackermann, Strand London, And all other Print and Booksellers [n.d. c.1831.]
Lithograph. Sheet 240 x 305mm (9½ x 12"). Surface wear in edges, some soiling. Small margins.
A view of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's original design, with the Egyptian-style pylons topped with spinxes that were not used in the completed bridge. After an 1829 competition to design the bridge was annulled when Thomas Telford tried to declare himself the winner, the second competition (1830) was won by the 24-year-old Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The foundation stone was laid in 1831, but work was stopped almost immediately by the Bristol Riots. Restarted in 1836 the project continued to be dogged with political and financial difficulties and by 1843, with only the towers completed, the project was abandoned. Brunel died prematurely aged 53 years in 1859 but the Bridge was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864.
[Ref: 47547]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge.
[From a Drawing by T.L. Rowbotham. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King.]
[Published by George Davy, Bookseller, Broad St, Bristol.] [n.d. c.1831.]
Lithograph. Sheet 205 x 300mm (8 x 11¾"). Trimmed to image and around title, losing inscriptions laid on album paper.
A view using Isambard Kingdom Brunel's original design, with the Egyptian-style pylons topped with spinxes that were not used in the completed bridge. After an 1829 competition to design the bridge was annulled when Thomas Telford tried to declare himself the winner, the second competition (1830) was won by the 24-year-old Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The foundation stone was laid in 1831, but work was stopped almost immediately by the Bristol Riots. Restarted in 1836 the project continued to be dogged with political and financial difficulties and by 1843, with only the towers completed, the project was abandoned. Brunel died prematurely aged 53 years in 1859 but the Bridge was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864.
[Ref: 47549]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Suspension Bridge, Proposed to be erected over the Avon at St Vincent's Rocks, Clifton.
Suspension Bridge, Proposed to be erected over the Avon at St Vincent's Rocks, Clifton. By Samuel Brown, Esq.r Commander, Royal Navy. 1830.
Drawn on Stone by J.D. Harding.
London: Published by Engelmann, Gray, Coindet & Co., 14 Newman Street, & O.C. Lane, Library, Clifton, 1830.
Rare lithograph on chine collé. 235 x 280mm (9¼ x 11"), with large margins. Creasing.
A view of Clifton Gorge with a suspension bridge designed by Captain Samuel Brown (1776-1852) for the second of two design competitions, eventually won by 24-year-old Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Although Brown describes himself as Royal Navy he was already a successful enginneer, having constructed in 1820 the Union Bridge in Tweed, the longest wrought iron suspension bridge for vehicles in the world and the first in the United Kingdom.
[Ref: 47551]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr William Armstrong's Design for a Chain Bridge across the River Avon, from St Vincent's Rocks to Leigh Down.
Mr William Armstrong's Design for a Chain Bridge across the River Avon, from St Vincent's Rocks to Leigh Down.
Published by J. Rees, Bookseller, 53 Wine Street, Bristol, from a Drawing by Mr W. West, May, 1830.
Rare lthograph. Sheet 265 x 380mm (10½ x 15"). Glue stains in corners.
A view of Clifton Gorge with a bridge designed by William Armstrong for the second of two design competitions, eventually won by 24-year-old Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It is not a suspension bridge, rather a cast iron span supported by brick towers. Armstrong was the engineer-in-charge of Marc Brunel's Thames Tunnel. It is likely that the artist was William West, (1801-61), creator of the Clifton Observatory.
[Ref: 47557]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A view from Durdham-down near Bristol,
A view from Durdham-down near Bristol, Looking down the Avon to Kings-Road, & the Welch Mountains.
T. Smith pin. Chatelain & Vivares sculp.
Printed for John Bowles at No.13 in Cornhill, London [n.d., c.1770].
Copper engraving with fine original hand colour, 380 x 545mm. 15 x 21½". Laid on board.
Durdham Down has an impressive view of the winding River Avon and the Welsh mountains in the distance. Along with Clifton Down, it formed 400 acres of grassland on the edge of Bristol up to the Avon Gorge. Whereas Clifton had been bought by the Society of Merchant Venturers in 1686, Durdham was still part of the manorial estate of Henbury in the late 18th century. This was until 1861 when it was purchased for the use of the citizens of Bristol. After and from the plate first published in 1756 by Thomas Smith of Derby ( c.1720 - 1767), father of J.R. Smith.
[Ref: 9182]   £450.00  
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The Black Rock near the Hot Wells Bristol.
The Black Rock near the Hot Wells Bristol.
S.Anstie del. Clark & Duborg sculp.
[n.d., printed on Whatman paper watermarked 1807.]
Sepia aquatint. 300 x 410mm. Neat old ink mss. in lower margin.
[Ref: 435]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Looking up the River to the Hotwell.
Looking up the River to the Hotwell.
Drawn by Geo. Holmes. Printed by C.Hullmandel.
Publ.d by Geo. Holmes, Brunswick Sq.r, Bristol. [n.d., c.1825.]
Lithograph, rare. Printed area 150 x 190mm, 6 x 7½". Spotted.
A view of the river Avon just upstream from Clifton, where a hot spring bubbles up and gives Hotwells its name.
[Ref: 24573]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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New Pump Room, Bristol, Hotwells.
New Pump Room, Bristol, Hotwells.
Sketched from Nature by T. Hulley. Drawn on Stone by H. Jones R.I.A.
Bristol Pub.d by T. Bedford, High Street. [n.d. c.1840.]
Lithograph on india. Sheet 263 x 369mm (10¼ x 14½"). Scarce.
Hotwells takes its name from the hot springs which bubble up through the rocks of Avon Gorge. In 1692 the Society of Merchant Venturers leased the springs and a pump room was built. The pump room of 1696 was demolished and replaced by Hotewells House in 1816. In 1822 a new pump room was built, as seen here, but that too was eventually demolished in 1867 to allow for the widening of the River Avon.
[Ref: 30038]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Sneyd Park near Bristol.
Sneyd Park near Bristol.
S.Anstie del. Clark & Duborg sculp.
[n.d., printed on Whatman paper watermarked 1807.]
Sepia aquatint. 300 x 410mm. Neat old ink mss. in lower margin.
[Ref: 438]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[University Tower, Bristol.] 81.
[University Tower, Bristol.] 81. [This modern tower (1925) of Bristol University is a striking landmark in the city, and fortunately escaped damage in the heavy air-raids of the last war. The tower is over two hundred feet in height, and contains a 10-ton bell which local patriotism has christened "Great George," in commemoration of the three Georges associated with the University---King George V. who opened the buildings, Sir George Oatley who designed them, and Sir George Wills who, with his brother, defrayed the cost of the tower and other parts of the building as a memorial to their father, who was the first Chancellor of the University. The Wills family are the founders and owners of the great tobacco industry of Bristol (W.D. and H.O. Wills), and for this reason the tower is sometimes irreverently named Smoke Tower.]
Arthur Spencer [pencil signature to the bottom left-hand side outside the image]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 280 x 255mm. 11 x 10".
[Ref: 14653]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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View from Wallis's Rocks on the River Avon looking towards Bristol.
View from Wallis's Rocks on the River Avon looking towards Bristol.
Landscape drawn & engraved by S. Hassell. Figures by J. Ibbetson.
Published for J. Hassell, by Hookham & Co. New Bond Street July 1. 1793.
Hand-coloured aquatint, very large margins. 203 x 262mm (8 x 10¼"). Toning around edges.
A view along the River Avon near Bristol; cow milking in the foreground. From A picturesque guide to Bath, Bristol, Hot Wells, the River Avon, and the adjacent country; illustrated with ... views, taken in ... 1792, by Mess. I., Laporte and Hassell, and engraved in aquatinta' 1793. Etched by John Hassell (1767 - 1825) after his own design.
Abbey Scenery: 38.10.
[Ref: 31065]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Wallis's Wall & Rocks and Cook's Folly from the Path near the New Hot Wells House.
Wallis's Wall & Rocks and Cook's Folly from the Path near the New Hot Wells House.
Drawn & engraved by J. Hassell.
Published for J. Hassell by Hookham & Co. New Bond Street, Jany. 1. 1793.
Hand coloured aquatint with etching, J. Whatman watermarked paper. Image 120 x 185mm, 4¾ x 7¼". Trimmed within plate.
Shipping in the Avon Gorge near Bristol. Along the top of Black Rock Mr. Wallis built a wall in the 1740s, as a preventative measure against people accidentally plunging over into the gorge. From 'A picturesque guide to Bath, Bristol, Hot Wells, the River Avon, and the adjacent country; illustrated with ... views, taken in ... 1792, by Mess. I., Laporte and Hassell, and engraved in aquatinta' 1793. Etched by John Hassell (1767 - 1825) after his own design.
Abbey Scenery 38, 9.
[Ref: 20288]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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