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Travelling on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
Travelling on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. A Train of the First Class of Carriages, with the Mail. A Train of the Second Class for Outside Passengers.
Drawn by J. Shaw, Liverpool. Aquat.a by S.G. Hughes.
London, Published by Ackermann & Co, Strand. Jan.y 1833.
Coloured aquatint, printed in blue and brown and hand finished. 255 x 660mm (10 x 26"), watermarked 1832. Original binding folds.
Profiles of locomotives 'Jupiter' and 'North Star' and their carriages. Both were built by Robert Stephenson and Company. This plate was published three years after the Liverpool and Manchester Railway became the first intercity railway in the world. 'North Star' participated in the opening ceremony.
[Ref: 58740]   £480.00  
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Travelling on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
Travelling on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. A Train of the First Class of Carriages, with the Mail.
Drawn by J. Shaw, Liverpool. Aquat.a by S.G. Hughes.
[n.d., 1860] But later.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 295 x 630mm (11½ x 24¾").
A profiles of the 'Jupiter' locomotive and its carriages, built by Robert Stephenson and Company. Based on the print published by Ackermann in 1833, copying the artist and engraver's inscriptions.
[Ref: 58741]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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View of the ascent of Mr Lunardi's Celebrated air Balloon from the Artillery Ground Sept.r 15th 1784.
View of the ascent of Mr Lunardi's Celebrated air Balloon from the Artillery Ground Sept.r 15th 1784. for the European Magazine.
T Deeble Sc.
Published as the Act directs by J. Sewell Oct.r. 1784.
Engraving, 230 x 165mm (9 x 6½"), with large margins. Original centre fold with toning, spots in right margin.
The Italian Vincenzo Lunardi (1759-1806) made the first hydrogen balloon flight in Britain from the Artillery Ground of the Honourable Artillery Company, in front of a 200,000 strong crowd, accompanied by a dog, cat and caged pigeon. The flight covered 24 miles (including one stop), ending at Standon Green End in Hertfordshire.
[Ref: 58671]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Motor Car. Words by Richard Morton, Adapted to the Meolody of ''Funiculi Funicula'' by L. Denza.
The Motor Car. Words by Richard Morton, Adapted to the Meolody of ''Funiculi Funicula'' by L. Denza. Sung with Great Success by John F. Sheridan.
Ricordi's Copyright 1897.
Pamphlet; pp. (8), cover with chromolithographic portrait. 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"). Cover detatched, some soiling.
The words and music of a comic song about an attempt to drive a motor car from Camberwell to Brighton, ending with the car exploding. The cover depicts John Francis Sheridan (1843-1908), an Irish-American comic actor, dressed as a Chinaman, carrying a pole with two scenes from the song. He ended his career in Australia, dying in a hotel in Newcastle. Very rare & early Motor Car item, Brighton interest.
[Ref: 58854]   £490.00  
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Steamed Out, or the Starving Stage-Coachman and Boys.
Steamed Out, or the Starving Stage-Coachman and Boys.
George Cruikshank.
[London: David Bogue, 1847.]
Etching. Sheet 105 x 165mm (4¼ x 6½"). Trimmed within plate.
A portly but broken-down coach driver, heading an assortment of thin post boys and others, begs from a well-dressed family at a window. Behind a locomotive crosses a viaduct. Railway interest. From 'The Comic Almanack'.
[Ref: 58728]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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