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Comparative View of the Mountains and Hills of England and Wales; with their Geological Structure.
Comparative View of the Mountains and Hills of England and Wales; with their Geological Structure.
[James Reynolds, London 1889]
Hand coloured engraving. Sheet 180 x 115mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed. Minor creasing in bottom left and top right corners.
A plate from James Reynolds' 'Geological Atlas of Great Britain' 1889 second edition.
[Ref: 56929]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Observatory, Clifton.
Observatory, Clifton. Mr. West begs most respectfully to inform the Subscribers, Visitors, and the public generally, that the Observatory is now open, and that it contains, for their use, by day or night, large and powerful Reflecting and Achromatic Telescopes...
[n.d., c.1842.]
Wood engraving and letterpress, sheet 190 x 105mm (7½ x 4¼").
Clifton Observatory is a former corn and snuff mill, but in 1777 the sails were left turning during a gale and caused the equipment to catch light. After being derelict for 52 years, William West rented it from the Society of Merchant Venturers and installed a telescope and a camera obscura.
[Ref: 50589]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Illuminate! Illuminate! Illuminate!
Illuminate! Illuminate! Illuminate! Crowns, Stars. Wreaths, Ties, Letters, and Devices of every description, for Gas or Variegated Lamps, on Loan from 6s. each device, and 1s. 6d. per dozen Lamps, at Walmsley's Furnishing Ironmongery Warehouses, 125, 137. 128, London Road, Southwark, London. Order Early!
Alfred Boot, Printer, Dockhead, Bermondsey.
29th May, 1856 [old ink mss.].
Scarce letterpress handbill. 85 x 190mm (3¼ x 7½"). Notches in top edge, mounted on card.
An advertisment for outdoor lights.
[Ref: 57176]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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James Pilton's Manufactory, King's Road, Chelsea, Middlesex.
James Pilton's Manufactory, King's Road, Chelsea, Middlesex. The Interior of the Menagerie, Displaying Ornamental Works for Country Residences, and Specimens of the Invisible Fence.
Mercier and Chervet, printers, 32, Little Bartholomew Close. [n.d. c.1809.]
Wood engraving on india. India 120 x 195mm (4¾ x 7¾").
It was in 1809 when James Pilton's Manufactory in King's Road advertised its fences, verandahs and other ornamental metalwork.
Guildhall: q8052663.
[Ref: 56981]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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To Robert Stevenson Esq.r F.R.S.E Civil Engineer who with distinguished credit to himself and advantage to his country held the office of engineer to the commisioners of the northern light houses for nearly half a century and has now retired from that
To Robert Stevenson Esq.r F.R.S.E Civil Engineer who with distinguished credit to himself and advantage to his country held the office of engineer to the commisioners of the northern light houses for nearly half a century and has now retired from that honorable station: the officers and light keepers who served under him, have presented this piece of plate as a mark of thier respect for his strict and impatial exaction of duty as their Chief Officer and aslso their high esteem for all the private virtues which distunguish him as a man.
June 1843.
Very rare engraving with letterpress, sheet 320 x 245mm (12¾ x 9½"). Creases where previously folded. Some cockling and time staining.
An image of a dish with sea monster legs; wave handles and a lighthouse handle on the lid plus letterpress. Robert Stevenson (1772 1850) was a Scottish engineer and famed architect of lighthouses. Most famous for the construction of the Bell Rock Lighthouse.
[Ref: 56994]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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The Multiplication Table on a New & Extended Plan.
The Multiplication Table on a New & Extended Plan.
[n.d., William Snow? c.1820.]
Rare engraving with hand colour. Circle, 100mm (4") diameter. Trimmed to printed border, as issued?
A disk with multiplications from 2 to 24. The publisher William Snow issued many such educational cards.
[Ref: 57006]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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A Merry Christmas.
A Merry Christmas.
Frank Paton. [signed in pencil].
[London: E.C. Leggatt, c.1880.]
Etching, signed by the artist. 200 x 265mm (8 x 10½"). A little foxing.
A variety of sea creatures, including fish, crabs and lobsters, visit a museum with human exhibits. Frank Paton (1856-1909) was a successful artist during his lifetime and could even count Queen Victoria as an admirer of his work. He is perhaps most widely known for his series of etched Christmas cards published annually by Edward Ernest Leggatt from 1880 until Paton's death in 1909. They were intended to be a cut above the average Christmas card and sold for half a guinea each. A number of the prints would be sent from the printers to be signed in pencil by Paton.
[Ref: 56696]   £390.00  
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Elevation of a Greek Temple
Elevation of a Greek Temple Erected at Eton on the Day of Her Majesty's Marriage February 10, 1840. 60 Feet Wide._ 30 Feet High_and illuminated by 5000 Lamps.
Day & Haghe, liths. to the Queen.
[c.1840.]
Lithograph on india laid paper, sheet 235 x 305mm. 9¼ x 12". Margins soiled, with one tear.
A grand illumination to celebrate the marriage of Queen Victoria to her cousin, Prince Albert, on 10 February 1840, in the Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace, London. Very scarce.
[Ref: 11916]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[A volvelle disk with a map of the Northern Hemisphere.]
[A volvelle disk with a map of the Northern Hemisphere.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Scarce engraving with original hand colour. Cut into a circle, 115mm (4½") diameter, pinhole in centre. Lacking backing sheet.
A volvelle disk, probably for calculating time difference.
See reference 56881
[Ref: 56798]   £320.00  
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