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Principal Entrance to the Gas Works, Westminster.
Principal Entrance to the Gas Works, Westminster.
T. Faulkner Arch.t del.t. Printed by J Boosey & Co. 310, Strand.
Published by T. Faulkner, 44, Marsham Street, Westminster [n.d., c.1820.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 350 x 450mm (13¾ x 17¾"), watermarked 1819, large margins. Centre fold, as issued.
The main entrance of the Gas Light & Coke Company buildings in Great Peter Street, Westminster. The company was incorporated in 1812, the world's first public gas works, suppling London with coal gas, famously lighting Westminster Bridge on 31st December 1813. It is regarded as the original company of today's British Gas.
Ex: Collection of Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 56875]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Set of six views of the Great Exhibition.]
[Set of six views of the Great Exhibition.] View of the south side from near the Prince's Gate, looking west. / View from above the Bridge. / View from the North Bank of the Serpentine. / Looking over the Dam. / View from Kensington Gardens, Looking Down the Kings Road. / The East End.
Phillip Brannan Del. R. Picken, W. L. Walton, R. Carrick, Lith. Day & Son Lithr. To the Queen.
London Published June 9th 1851 by Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand by Appointment to The Queen, H.R.H. Prince Albert, and the Royal Family.
Fine tinted lithographs, very rare complete as a set, 585 x 405mm, 23 x 16 inches sheet size.
The Crystal Palace was purpose-built in Hyde Park in London to house the products of manufacturers, designers and craftsmen from Britain, its colonies and all around the world. 100,000 exhibits were on display; more than six million visitors going through the pavilions in the five months the Exhibition was open. Apart from supporting British industry, the exhibition sought to fulfil a variety of goals. The exhibition brought together the skills of individual artisans and large manufacturers; this again reflected the dialogue between the small and local (artisan) and the large and established (manufacturers). It provided a platform for international dialogue, to benefit trade and exchange of skills, but also for the improvement of international understanding. The possible economic interests and gains were balanced by social and cultural agenda. All the aims were underlined by a wish to educate all participants: the exhibitors about new methods of production, visitors about new products, as well as the British about taste.
Abbey: 244 - different issue, Abbey states 4 plates, we have 6 plates no frontis.
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The Fortress (which enclosed the Grand Pavillion) in Green Park; with the ascent of the Balloon.
The Fortress (which enclosed the Grand Pavillion) in Green Park; with the ascent of the Balloon.
Published Aug. 24. 1814, by Tho. Palser. Surrey side West.r Bridge.
Fine hand coloured engraving plate 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") with large margins. Glued to early 19th century card.
A view of the temporary structure built in Green Park for the firework display celebrating the Peace of Paris (1783); soldeirs bring in and set up fireworks under the command of an officer standing in the centre while a balloon rises over them.
[Ref: 56303]   £320.00  
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A Perspective View of the Magnificent Structure, erected in the Green Park for the Royal Fire Works exhibited the 27 of April 1749, on account of the General Peace.
A Perspective View of the Magnificent Structure, erected in the Green Park for the Royal Fire Works exhibited the 27 of April 1749, on account of the General Peace. Veue Perspective du Batiment Magnifique...
London Printed for Robert Wilkinson No.58 Cornhill, & Bowles & Carver, No. 69 St.Pauls Church Yard.
Beautifully coloured engraving, J. Whatman watermark; plate 255 x 405mm (10 x 16"), with large margins. Some surface dirt mainly focused in the margins but also within the plate mark.
A view in Green Park of the structure made for the firework display celebrating the end of the War of the Austrian Succession (17401748) and the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen). The structure was designed by the Franco-Italian architect, decorator and artist Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni (16951766). The illuminations were accompanied by music composed for the occasion and conducted by George Frideric Handel (16851759). The display was not as successful as the music itself: rainy weather caused many misfires, the right pavilion caught fire in the middle of the show, as well as several injuries.
[Ref: 56090]   £360.00  
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Grand Entrance to the Coloseum, Regent's Park.
Grand Entrance to the Coloseum, Regent's Park. Plate I.
Published June 1829 by R. Ackermann & Co, 96 Strand.
Rare coloured aquatint. 275 x 340mm (10¾ x 13½"), watermarked ''J Whatman Turkey Mill 1826''. Small tear entering plate at top taped, small margins.
The classical porch at the front of the London Colisseum, a building inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, demolished in 1875. Exotic flowers surround a path. From 'Graphic Illustrations of the Colosseum, Regent's Park, in Five Plates, from Drawings by Gandy, Mackenzie and other eminent artists'.
[Ref: 57058]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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South side of the Grounds surrounding the Coloseum, Regent's Park.
South side of the Grounds surrounding the Coloseum, Regent's Park. Plate II.
Published June 1829 by R. Ackermann & Co, 96 Strand.
Very fine & rare coloured aquatint. 275 x 340mm (10¾ x 13½"). Small margins. Crease through title.
A view looking out French windows onto a garden with a fountain, the classical porch of the London Colisseum on the right. Very decorative image. From 'Graphic Illustrations of the Colosseum, Regent's Park, in Five Plates, from Drawings by Gandy, Mackenzie and other eminent artists'.
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The geometrical Ascent to the Galleries, in the Coloseum, Regent's Park.
The geometrical Ascent to the Galleries, in the Coloseum, Regent's Park. Plate IV.
Published June 1829 by R. Ackermann & Co, 96 Strand.
Fine & rare coloured aquatint. 340 x 280mm (13½ x 11"). Small tear entering plate on left, thread margins.
A view of the interior of the London Colosseum under construction, with the central spiral staircase and painters in cradles at work on Thomas Hornor's ''Panoramic view of London'', the largest painting ever created. The building, inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, was demolished in 1875. A fine view of London. From 'Graphic Illustrations of the Colosseum, Regent's Park, in Five Plates, from Drawings by Gandy, Mackenzie and other eminent artists'.
[Ref: 57057]   £580.00  
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[London to Greenwich Railway] London-Greenwicher Eisenbahn, von obenherab geseh'n.
[London to Greenwich Railway] London-Greenwicher Eisenbahn, von obenherab geseh'n. Bilder Atlas f. K. u. F. VI. Section Schifffarth und Transportwesen. Taf. 9.
Lith. Aust v. Goedsohe u. Steinmetz in Meissen.
Verlag o. Georg, Weignad in Leipzig. [n.d., c.1840.]
Rare lithograph. Printed area 155 x 185mm (6 x 7¼").
A view of London's first passenger railway, the London to Greenwich, opened 1836 as the world's first entirely elevated railway.
[Ref: 57097]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Night of an Illumination.
The Night of an Illumination.
[Painted by Augustus Pugin. Engraved by J.C. Stadler.]
Published by Edwd. Orme, Bond Street, 1806.
Etching and aquatint in colour. 350 x 500mm. Trimmed to plate mark top and bottom. Paper edges tatty, with small tears. Tear into plate at left, just short of image. Light foxing/staining in title area. Pin hole in centre of sky area.
Taken from one half of a larger print 'Illumination For Peace', a view of figures gathered at the residence of the French envoy in Portman Square to watch an illumination for peace between Britain and France, first published by Orme to commemorate the Peace of Amiens in 1802.
[Ref: 4496]   £480.00  
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An Horizontal View of the Public Fireworks ordered to be exhibited on occasion of the General Peace concluded at Aix le Chapelle on November 7.th 1748.
An Horizontal View of the Public Fireworks ordered to be exhibited on occasion of the General Peace concluded at Aix le Chapelle on November 7.th 1748.
[n.d., c.1749.]
Engraving. Plate: 180 x 280mm (7 x 11''), 18th century watermark, with large margins. Two vertical creases as normal.
A view of the temporary structure erected in Green Park for the public firework display held in celebration of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ending the War of Austrian Succession. This view is taken from the Library at St. James's Palace.
[Ref: 50653]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Chinese Bridge Illuminated,
The Chinese Bridge Illuminated, On the Night of the celebration of the Peace, 1814.
J.H. Clark Del. M. Dubourg Sculp.t.
Published & Sold Aug.t 12th 1814, by Edw.d Orme, Publisher to his Majesty and H.R.H. the Prince Regent, Bond Street (corner of Brook St) London.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 190 x 260mm (7½ x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate.
On 1st August 1814 a series of events celebrating both the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the centenary of Hanoverian rule in England. In St James's Park a Chinese bridge with a pagoda was built over the lake; it was set alight by fireworks, killing one and injuring another.
[Ref: 56707]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Vauxhall Bridge] This Plate exhibiting a Picturesque Elevation of the Iron Bridge Erected over the Thames at Vauxhall,
[Vauxhall Bridge] This Plate exhibiting a Picturesque Elevation of the Iron Bridge Erected over the Thames at Vauxhall, under the Direction of James Walker, Engineer, & compleated A.D. 1816, Is respectfully Dedicated to the Vauxhall Bridge Company, by their very Obedient & humble Servant, Sam.l Cossart.
Sam.l Cossart del. J.s Basire, sculp.
Publishedas the Act directs, Nov.r 1, 1816.
Coloured engraving. 310 x 630mm (12¼ x 24¾"). Trimmed to plate on three sides, tears taped, some soiling.
The first Vauxhall Bridge, opened as a toll bridge in 1816, replaced 1906. A scale bar is drawn on a raft of timber lower right.
[Ref: 56685]   £350.00  
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Waterloo Bridge.
Waterloo Bridge. The foundation of the Waterloo Bridge, was laid on Friday, Oct 11, AD1811, by the Directors for executing the same Henry Swann, Esq.r M.P. Chairman; in the Fifty- first Year of...
London; Published by J. Wright Engraver & Printer 35, Blue Anchor Passage, Bunhill Row. [n.d., 1812].
Rare engraving with text, 1812 watermark; sheet 175 x 105mm (7 x 4"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet. Tear.
A view of Waterloo Bridge with letterpress with engineering information.
[Ref: 56982]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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