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Berkhampstead _ Herts. June 10th 1837.
Berkhampstead _ Herts. June 10th 1837.
J.C. Bourne del et lith. Printed by Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published 1839 by J.C. Bourne, 19, Lamb's Conduit Street & Ackermann & Co, Strand.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 285 x 385mm (11¼ x 15¼"), with large margins.
A locomotive transporting earth from a cutting, with a bridge over it under construction. Plate 15 of John Cooke Bourne's 'Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway'.
Abbey 398: 'the finest type of lithographed illustration'.
[Ref: 49839]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Eccentric for shifting Rail. Locomotive Engine-House. Chimnies of Stationary Engine-House.
Eccentric for shifting Rail. Locomotive Engine-House. Chimnies of Stationary Engine-House.
J.C. Bourne del et lith. Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published July 1838 by the Proprietor J.C. Bourne, 19, Lamb's Conduit Street & Ackermann & Co, Strand.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 270 x 335mm (10¾ x 13¼"), with large margins.
The top of Camden Bank, with the Stationary Engine-House which haul trains up from Euston, with the engine houses where the locomotives waited to continue the journey. Plate 7 of John Cooke Bourne's 'Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway'.
Abbey 398: 'the finest type of lithographed illustration'.
[Ref: 49842]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Building Retaining Wall &c Near Park Street, Camden Town, Sep.r 17th 1836.
Building Retaining Wall &c Near Park Street, Camden Town, Sep.r 17th 1836.
J.C. Bourne del et lith. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
London, Published Dec.r 1838 by the Proprietor J.C. Bourne, 19, Lamb's Conduit Street & Ackermann & Co, Strand.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 290 x 420mm (11½ x 16½"), with large margins.
Workers facing the sides of a deep cutting with brick. Plate 4 of John Cooke Bourne's 'Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway'.
Abbey 398: 'the finest type of lithographed illustration'.
[Ref: 49847]   £230.00  
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Building the Stationary Engine House, Camden Town, April 28th 1837.
Building the Stationary Engine House, Camden Town, April 28th 1837.
J.C. Bourne del et lith. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
London, Published 1838 by the Proprietor J.C. Bourne, 19, Lamb's Conduit Street & Ackermann & Co, Strand.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 305 x 435mm (12 x 17"), with large margins.
The Stationary Winding Engine House hauled trains up from Euston to Camden Bank by means of an endless rope. The buildings were designed by Robert Stephenson. The building of the London-Birmingham Railway devastated Camden (Charles Dickens described the work as like 'the shock of a great earthquake' in 'Dombey & Son). The machinery installed here was only used from 1837 to 1844, but the vaulted buildings being built are now Grade II*, as a rare surviro of such structures. Plate 6 of John Cooke Bourne's 'Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway'.
Abbey 398: 'the finest type of lithographed illustration'.
[Ref: 49838]   £220.00  
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Hampstead Road Bridge. Sept. 5, 1837.
Hampstead Road Bridge. Sept. 5, 1837.
J.C. Bourne del et lith.
London, Published Sept.r 1838 by the Proprietor J.C. Bourne, 19, Lamb's Conduit Street & Ackermann & Co, Strand.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 290 x 415mm (11½ x 16¼"), with large margins Tears in margins, one through publication line.
The bridge to carry the Hampstead Road over the new railway. Plate 3 of John Cooke Bourne's 'Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway'.
Abbey 398: 'the finest type of lithographed illustration'.
[Ref: 49844]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Railway Bridge over the Regent's Canal.
Railway Bridge over the Regent's Canal.
J.C. Bourne del et lith. Printed by Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published Sept.r 1838 by J.C. Bourne, 19, Lamb's Conduit Street & Ackermann & Co, Strand.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 270 x 380mm (10½ x 15") Tear in edge of large margins.
The construction of a bridge over the Regent's Canal in Camden, as one form of transport supercedes another. Plate 5 of John Cooke Bourne's 'Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway'.
Abbey 398: 'the finest type of lithographed illustration'.
[Ref: 49840]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Tring Cutting. June 17th 1837.
Tring Cutting. June 17th 1837.
J.C. Bourne del et lithog. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
London, Published 1839 by the Proprietor J.C. Bourne, 19, Lamb's Conduit Street & Ackermann & Co, Strand.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), with large margins.
The 2½-mile-long Tring Cutting, lined with countless plank ramps with horse-powered winches helping men bring wheelbarrows full of spoil up the steep banks. This was one of the most labour-intensive parts of the London to Birmingham Railway project. Plate 16 of John Cooke Bourne's 'Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway'.
Abbey 398: 'the finest type of lithographed illustration'.
[Ref: 49841]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Watford Embankment. Nov.r 6, 1837.
Watford Embankment. Nov.r 6, 1837.
J.C. Bourne del et lith. Printed by Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published Dec.r 1838 by the Proprietor J.C. Bourne, 19, Lamb's Conduit Street & Ackermann & Co, Strand.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 255 x 365mm (10 x 14¼"), with large margins.
A long embankment with a viaduct, Plate 9 of John Cooke Bourne's 'Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway'.
Abbey 398: 'the finest type of lithographed illustration'.
[Ref: 49843]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Woolverton Viaduct. August 1837.
Woolverton Viaduct. August 1837.
J.C. Bourne del et lith. Printed by Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published by the Proprietor J.C. Bourne, 19, Lamb's Conduit Street & Ackermann & Co, Strand. [n.d., 1839.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 255 x 390mm (10 x 15½"), with large margins.
Wolverton Viaduct, built to carry the London & Birmingham Line over the River Great Ouse, under construction. Plate 20 of John Cooke Bourne's 'Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway'.
Abbey 398: 'the finest type of lithographed illustration'.
[Ref: 49845]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Canadian Calash.
Canadian Calash.
J. Weld del.t. Smith sculp.t.
London, Published by Jones & Co. 1824.
Engraving. Sheet: 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5'').
A scene showing two men riding in a Canadian calash, a light carriage with two wheels as opposed to four, and pulled by a single horse.
[Ref: 49587]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Reading Telegraph Coaches, Meeting near Salt Hill.
The Reading Telegraph Coaches, Meeting near Salt Hill. Windsor & Eton in the Distance.
London, Pub.d June 1. 1835 by Rob.t Havell, Zoological Gallery, 77, Oxford Street.
Coloured aquatint. 405 x 580mm (16 x 22¾"), on paper watermarked 'Ruse & Turners 1846'. Paper toned.
Two coaches drawn by four horses, passing on the road, with Windsor Castle and Eton College in the background.
[Ref: 49979]   £680.00  
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Destruction of the Victoria & Albert Balloon.
Destruction of the Victoria & Albert Balloon. Arlington Street, Piccadilly, 16th June 1851. [in ink.]
[London published June 18th by Ackerman & co. 96 Strand.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet: 190 x 280mm (7½ x 11''). Trimmed, laid on mount board.
George Graham and his wife Margaret made several balloon ascents in Britain, many of which ended in disaster. The couple made this ascent in the ‘Victoria & Albert’ balloon to celebrate the Great Exhibition year of 1851. However, after narrowly avoiding a collision with Crystal Palace they lost control of the balloon, which crashed into Colonel North’s house in Arlington Street, Piccadilly, leaving the building damaged and the aeronauts badly injured.
[Ref: 50640]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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