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ANTIQUE PRINT: EAST VIEW OF BIRMINGHAM IN WARWICKSHIRE.

[COOKE, John, 1731-1810 - publisher] : EAST VIEW OF BIRMINGHAM IN WARWICKSHIRE.

[London : J. Cooke, 1779]. A handsome eighteenth-century engraved prospect of Birmingham - a view across the city from the fields and windmill below - originally produced for the Cooke part-work publication "The Modern Universal British Traveller" (London : 1779).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 184 x 277mm (approx. 7-1/4" x 10-7/8"). Slight nick to upper margin, a few minor marks to outer blank margins, some faint wear and creasing in places, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [BIRMINGHAM] ASTON HALL.

COX, David, 1783-1859 : [BIRMINGHAM] ASTON HALL.

[London : William S. Orr & Co., 1856]. An interesting antique print - an early steam locomotive and a group of railway workers in the foreground - Aston Hall in the distance. The Hall was at that time owned by James Watt, the son of the engineer - but who nonetheless forced the railway company to detour around his estate. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by David Cox. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe's "Book of the Grand Junction Railway" (London : 1839) - and here in a slightly later impression from a lithographic transfer.
Lithograph on paper. Printed surface 108 x 155mm (approx. 4-1/4" x 6-1/8"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [BIRMINGHAM] THE ASTON VIADUCT.

COX, David, 1783-1859 : [BIRMINGHAM] THE ASTON VIADUCT.

[London : William S. Orr & Co., 1856]. An attractive antique print - an early passenger train steams over the viaduct - passers-by look on in wonder - a church spire and the turrets of Aston Hall in the distance. Aston Hall was at that time owned by James Watt, the son of the engineer - but who nonetheless forced the railway company to detour around his estate. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by David Cox. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe's "Book of the Grand Junction Railway" (London : 1839) - and here in a slightly later impression from a lithographic transfer.
Lithograph on paper. Printed surface 106 x 151mm (approx. 4-1/8" x 6"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: VIEW OF BIRMINGHAM.

CRAIG, William Marshall : VIEW OF BIRMINGHAM.

London : Fisher, Son & Co., 1826. A handsome antique print of early nineteenth-century Birmingham - the sails of a windmill in the foreground, church spires and houses on verdant hills. Engraved by Thomas Dixon (fl.1826-1838) from an original study by William Marshall Craig (fl.1788-1828), water-colour painter to Queen Charlotte.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 168 x 211mm (approx. 6-5/8" x 8-1/4"). A few faint and tiny marks, mainly to outer blank margins, but overall in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT : QUEENS HOSPITAL. BIRMINGHAM.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : QUEENS HOSPITAL. BIRMINGHAM.

London : L. Tallis, [1849]. An antique print - the then recently-built Queen's Hospital in Bath Row. Originally produced for Thomas Dugdale's part-work survey published as "The Curiosities of Great Britain" or "England Delineated" in various formats between 1838 and 1860.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 99 x 136mm (approx. 4" x 5-3/8"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: TOWN HALL. BIRMINGHAM.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : TOWN HALL. BIRMINGHAM.

London : L. Tallis, [ca.1850]. An antique print - horse-drawn traffic on the streets - originally produced for Thomas Dugdale's part-work survey published as "The Curiosities of Great Britain" or "England Delineated" in various formats between 1838 and 1860.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 100 x 139mm (approx. 3-7/8" x 5-1/2"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: BIRMINGHAM, FROM THE SOUTH.

HARVEY, William, 1796-1866 & DAVIS, Stephen Thomas, 1813-1897 : BIRMINGHAM, FROM THE SOUTH.

[London : William S. Orr & Co., 1856]. A fine antique print - a general prospect of the smoking chimneys and church steeples of early Victorian Birmingham. Engraved by the gifted Thomas Abiel Prior (1809-1866) from an original design by the Birmingham engraver Stephen Thomas Davis, worked up for publication by the well-known William Harvey. Originally produced in 1848 for the part-work publication "The Land We Live In" (London : 1847-1851) - and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 151 x 197mm (approx. 6" x 7-7/8"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE MAP : BIRMINGHAM.

LOWRY, Joseph Wilson, 1803-1879 : BIRMINGHAM.

London : Weekly Dispatch Atlas, [1860]. A pleasant and well-detailed plan of Birmingham at a scale of three-and-one-quarter inches to the mile. Drawn and engraved by Joseph Wilson Lowry, lithographed by Edward Weller, and originally produced for the Weekly Dispatch Atlas series.
Lithograph on paper. Printed surface 317 x 433mm (approx. 12-1/2" x 17"). Trimmed a little close; manuscript number in one corner; a few spots; minor creasing and old fold; part of the publishers' date stamp at upper left-hand corner, but overall in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: ASTON HALL, WARWICKSHIRE. LATE THE RESIDENCE OF JAMES WATT, ESQ. F.S.A.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : ASTON HALL, WARWICKSHIRE. LATE THE RESIDENCE OF JAMES WATT, ESQ. F.S.A.

London : Jones & Co., 1829. A pleasant antique print - the great Jacobean house at Aston. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work "Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England" (London : 1829-1831).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 99 x 128mm (approx. 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT : ASTON HALL, WARWICKSHIRE. LATE THE RESIDENCE OF JAMES WATT, ESQ. F.S.A.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : ASTON HALL, WARWICKSHIRE. LATE THE RESIDENCE OF JAMES WATT, ESQ. F.S.A.

London : Jones & Co., 1829. A pleasant antique print - the great Jacobean house at Aston. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work "Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England" (London : 1829-1831).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 99 x 128mm (approx. 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: MOSELEY HALL. WORCESTERSHIRE.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : MOSELEY HALL. WORCESTERSHIRE.

London : Jones & Co., 1831. An attractive antique print - Moseley Hall, then the home of John Taylor, as it stood in the early nineteenth century - a view from the grounds. Engraved by Thomas Barber (fl.1818-1840) from an original study by John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work "Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England" (London : 1829-1831).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 94 x 128mm (approx. 3-3/4" x 5"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT : [SUTTON COLDFIELD] FOUR OAKS HALL. WARWICKSHIRE.

NEALE, John Preston, 1780-1847 : [SUTTON COLDFIELD] FOUR OAKS HALL. WARWICKSHIRE.

[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. An attractive antique print - the fine old house at Sutton Coldfield designed by Sir William Wilson - a view from the deer park. Engraved by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd from an original study by John Preston Neale. Originally produced for the part-work "Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England" (London : 1829-1831).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 101 x 126mm (approx. 4" x 5"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: NEWTON ROAD STATION, NEAR BIRMINGHAM.

RADCLYFFE, Charles Walter, 1817-1903 : NEWTON ROAD STATION, NEAR BIRMINGHAM.

[London : Charles Tilt, 1839]. A interesting antique print - a view along the early railway track - a train stopped at the halt beyond the bridge - a vista of further bridges beyond. Engraved by William Radclyffe (1783-1855) from an original study by Charles Walter Radclyffe. Originally produced for Thomas Roscoe's "The London and Birmingham Railway" (London : 1839).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 107 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/4" x 5-7/8").In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: SOHO, STAFFORDSHIRE.

WALKER, John : SOHO, STAFFORDSHIRE.

London : J. Walker, 1798. A handsome antique print - the Soho Manufactory at Handsworth, built by Matthew Boulton and almost certainly the largest industrial building of its type then known. Engraved by John Walker (fl.1784-1802) - and originally produced for his "The Copper-Plate Magazine, or Monthly Cabinet of Picturesque Prints" (London : 1792-1802).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 122 x 164mm (approx. 4-7/8" x 6-1/2"). A few faint marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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ANTIQUE PRINT: [BIRMINGHAM] ASTON HALL, WARWICKSHIRE.

WESTALL, William, 1781-1850 : ASTON HALL, WARWICKSHIRE.

[London : Charles Tilt, 1830]. An attractive antique print - a view of the turreted Jacobean house from the grounds. Originally produced for the part-work series "Great Britain Illustrated" (London : 1828-1830). Engraved by William Taylor (fl.1825-1852) from an original drawing by William Westall A.R.A. (1781-1850).
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 100 x 146mm (approx. 4" x 5-3/4"). Two small and faint marks in lower margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

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