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[Three ballooning prints on sheet from the European Magazine]
[Three ballooning prints on sheet from the European Magazine] [An Air Balloon invented in the last Century] [The Ascent of the Aerial Balloon.] [The Descent of the Air Balloon]
[Jn.o Lodge sc.] [J. Lodge sc.]
[Published by J. Sewell, Cornhill, 1st March 1789.] [Engraved for the European Magazine.] [Published Dec.r 1st 1783 by J. Fielding, Pater Noster Row.]
Engravings on sheet, sheet 200 x 400mm (8 x 15¾"). Light foxing.
The first print is of three men sitting in a boat with four balloons attached, one man holds an oar to steer. The second and third are satires on the Montgolfier brothers Le Réveillon balloon experiment were they put a a sheep, duck and cockerel in the basket to see if hot air ballooning is safe for mankind. The demonstration was held in front of Louis XVI and the royal family in the palace forecourt. The balloon left the ground and soared 600 metres into the air. Damaged by a rip in the fabric, it descended slowly eight minutes later after travelling 3.5 km and came back to land in the Wood of Vaucresson, at the Maréchal crossroads.
[Ref: 57270]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Whiteleys Viaduct, Charleston Curves.
Whiteleys Viaduct, Charleston Curves.
A.F. Tait, del et lith.
Day & Haghe lith.rs to the Queen [1845].
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 240 x 325mm (9½ x 12¼"). Faint mount burn.
A view of the viaduct carrying the Manchester & Leeds Railway over the River Calder near Hebden Bridge, with navvies working on the line and a barge on the river below. Plate from 'Views on the Manchester & Leeds Railway' (1845), by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. The volume depicted notable bridges and stations on the route, which opened in 1839.
Abbey 411.
[Ref: 57351]   £200.00   (£240.00 incl.VAT)
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Trotting Match in Harness Against Time.
Trotting Match in Harness Against Time. Creeping Sally, a Brown Mare 14 Hands high and Blind, the Property of & Drove by Mr. W.E. Walter [...]
Engraved by Ja.s Pollard from the Original Drawing by J.N. Sartorius.
[Published Feb.y 1817. as th Act Directs by W.E. Walter Stable-keeper Grub Street Cripplegate.]
Aquatint, scarce, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 455 x 530mm (18 x 20¾"). Trimmed, losing publication line, some scuffing.
A record of a race of 50 miles on 17th October 1816, from Shoreditch Church, through Epping and Harlow, accomplished within the allotted five hours, despite fog and rain.
[Ref: 57396]   £420.00  
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Plan of the proposed Collateral Cut from Watford to St Albans,
Plan of the proposed Collateral Cut from Watford to St Albans, Shewing the situation in respect to the adjacent Navigations.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Rare engraving with letterpress. Sheet 285 x 195mm (11¼ x 7¾"). Trimmed close to text.
A proposal to improve the River Vers to allow navigation from St Albans to the Grand Junction Canal.
[Ref: 57339]   £180.00  
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